Rondel Hunte set the powerlifting world on fire with his record-setting 2023 performance at USAPL Raw Nationals competition.
Here’s a look back at five of his most impressive lifts, including the squat, bench, and deadlift that gave him a mind boggling 2,303.8 lb total at the 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals.
5 of Rondel Hunte’s Greatest Lifts
876 lb Deadlift at USAPL Raw Nationals 2023
Rondel Hunte set a drug-tested world record for the raw deadlift with a 876 lb deadlift. He performed this lift at the 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals, achieving the largest total of all time in the 275 lb weight class with a 2,303.8 lb total.
This is the heaviest deadlift that Rondel Hunte has done in competition, but he has actually gone heavier in the gym!
904 lb Deadlift in a September 2023 Gym Training Session
In the lead up to the 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals, Rondel Hunte pulled an insane 904 pounds. While this was “just” a gym lift, he was able to put it all together a few weeks later on the platform, securing the world record total for the 275 lb weight class.
This lift has certainly raised expectations that Rondel Hunte may be the first person to deadlift 900 lbs in competition within the 275 lb weight class.
849 lb Squat at the 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals
This 849 lb squat at the 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals set up Rondel Hunte to achieve the largest raw total of all-time in the 275 lb weight class. This squat was a long grind and was probably the hardest fought lift of the day for Rondel.
This is the 3rd heaviest raw squat among 275 lb drug tested lifters.
Rondel Hunte may be known for his deadlifts (he is known as the “deadlift lord” after all), but he is also a impressive squatter and bench presser. Remember, it takes all three lifts to build a total!
579 lb Bench Press at 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals
Rondel’s 579 lb bench press was the third heaviest ever in the 275 lb weight class. It was also a massive PR for him, over 20 pounds above his previous best bench press. Like his 849 lb squat, this bench press really makes you appreciate what a well-rounded powerlifter Rondel Hunte is.
881 lb Deadlift in 2022 Gym Training Session
This 881 lb deadlift exceeded the 275 lb class world record at the time (850 lb by Bryce Krawczyk), hinting at future record-breaking performances for Rondel Hunte.
About Rondel Hunte
Rondel Hunte is an influential powerlifter who has made a significant impact in strength sports. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Hunte has not only put his name on the international powerlifting map but also brought attention to his home country with his remarkable achievements.
He is known for being an exceptional deadlifter, setting the 275 lb raw drug-tested record with a 876 lb deadlift in 2023. He also holds the world record for the highest raw total among 275 lb drug-tested lifters with a 2,303.8 lb total.