Max Shethar is reaching new limits at a very young age, setting up what could be a successful career.
Max Shethar has been pushing major boundaries in powerlifting at just 19 years old. On Saturday, he continued to open many eyes with his performance. This included an insane world record in the 18-19 teen division with a 365kg (804.7lb) deadlift.
Shethar past his own record of 350kg (771.7lb), which he set at the 2021 USPA Ragnarok Invite II. He competed in the 140kg weight class at the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association Matt Hurley Drug Tested Memorial Meet. This was the seventh sanctioned competition of Shethar’s career and has won each event.
“804LBS/365KG DEADLIFT, 33LBS PR AT 19 YEARS OLD FOR THE HEAVIEST RAW DEADLIFT EVER DONE BY A TEENAGER IN COMPETITION TO CAP OFF A 2000LBS SLEEVED TOTAL 🙂 AT THE MATT HURLEY DRUG TESTED MEMORIAL MEET”
Max Shethar is used to pulling massive amounts of weight in competition. In 2019, at age 17, he became the youngest competition to deadlift 327.5kg (722lb) in competition. He continues to push the limits in the gym and this has raised his deadlift into the stratosphere.
Not only did Shethar reach a new level of deadlift, he set a record with his total weight as well. Shethar totaled 907.2kg (2,000lb), which eclipsed the previous record of 882.5kg (1,945.6lb). Brandon Derrick set this mark during the 2020 USAPL Missouri River Open.
Max Shethar also set competition PRs in bench press and squat during the competition. On the bench, Shethar was able to reach 457 pounds. In a recent Instagram video, Shethar explained that this was the hardest progress for him to reach. On the squat rack, Shethar accomplished a 738-pound lift.
Max Shethar History
Despite being just 19 years old, Max Shethar has a long history of massive lifts and championships. Below, check out his full competition history listing all seven of his victories.
- 2017 USAPL Washington State Championships – First place
- 2018 USAPL Washington State Championships – First place
- 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals – First place
- 2019 USPA Drug Tested Washington State Open – First place
- 2021 USPA Ragnarok Invite II – First place
- 2022 Big Iron Classic State Championships – First place
- 2022 USPA Matt Hurley Drug Tested Memorial Meet – First place