Powerlifter Jonathan Cayco Cracks 328-kg (723.1-lb) Raw Deadlift For Two Rep PR


Jonathan Cayco recently took part in the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships in which his goal was to claim another gold medal. However, he only managed to finish in third place behind Chance Mitchell and Emil Krastev. Looking back at the competition, the rankings would have been completely different had Cayco performed better in his deadlifts, since he failed his third attempt of 350 kilograms (771.6 pounds), which would have secured him the title. There is no going back, so Cayco is now determined to improve his deadlifts for the next time he competes. So, in the wake of his newfound motivation, Cayco has just scored a 328-kilogram (723.1-pounds) deadlift two rep PR.

The style and technique of Jonathan Cayco’s deadlifts have not changed much, as he is still utilizing the conventional stance and holds the barbell with a mixed grip. He is also deadlifting raw, as the only piece of equipment he used was a lifting belt. Judging by the caption of his Instagram post, Jonathan Cayco also performed a heavy one rep deadlift shortly before claiming this 328-kilogram (723.1-pound) two rep PR.

“After a nice single too 👍”

Jonathan Cayco hasn’t given any indication of when he will compete next or what his current bodyweight is. However, he has consistently been competing in the 93-kilogram weight class since 2016, so he is probably not much heavier than that.

Jonathan Cayco is also recognized under the nickname “Mr. Bench”, since bench pressing is his greatest prowess. He also holds the IPF World Record in this event, since he locked out 238.5 kilograms (525.8 pounds) at the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

Jonathan Cayco proved that he is an incredible powerlifter by winning nine out of the 14 sanctioned powerlifting competitions that he has taken part in. However, he is now trying to reach a whole new level of greatness by improving his deadlifts and squats. As a result, Cayco also crushed a 260-kilogram (573.2-pound) squat for a five rep PR less than two weeks ago.

Jonathan Cayco’s Competition PRs

  • Squat: 305 kilograms (672.4 pounds) — (2021 USAPL Iron Office Winter Classic)
  • Bench Press: 242.5 kilograms (534.6 pounds) — (2021 USAPL Iron Office Winter Classic)
  • Deadlift: 347.5 kilograms (766.1 pounds) — (2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals Presented by SBD)
  • Total: 892.5 kilograms (1,967.6 pounds) — (2021 USAPL Iron Office Winter Classic)

Jonathan Cayco’s Competition History

Personal Bests

Equip Squat Bench Deadlift Total Dots
Raw 672.4 534.6 672.4 1967.6 568.74
Wraps 501.6 352.7 501.6 1427.5 418.67

Competition Results

Place Fed Date Competition Division Total Dots
3 IPF 2022-06-06 World Classic Powerlifting Championships Open 1925.7 557.07
1 AMP 2022-04-01 Classic Open Nationals Presented by SBD MR-O 1957.7 565.58
1 IPF 2021-09-23 World Classic Powerlifting Championships Open 1924.6 557.95
1 USAPL 2021-06-14 Raw Nationals MR-O 1941.2 563.52
1 USAPL 2021-02-27 Iron Office Winter Classic MR-O 1967.6 568.74
1 USAPL 2019-10-16 Raw Nationals MR-O 1914.7 555.19
1 USAPL 2019-06-29 California State Championships MR-O 1902.6 550.23
4 USAPL 2018-10-11 Raw Nationals MR-O 1802.3 522.04
3 USAPL 2018-03-03 The Arnold SBD Pro American MR-O 1708.6 496.88
4 USAPL 2017-10-10 Raw National Championships MR-O 1736.1 501.72
1 USAPL 2017-06-10 NorCal Open MR-O 1692 494.34
1 USAPL 2016-10-29 Southwest Regionals & Ferrigno Power Classic MR-O 1659 487.11
2 USAPL 2016-05-14 Boss of NorCal II MR-O 1576.3 462.84
1 APF 2015-09-26 California Classic M_JCR_APF 1427.5 418.67
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 3, 2022
In 2021, Jonathan Cayco won the IPF World Championship, and tried to defend it this year, but he didn’t succeed. Though he had not missed an attempt since 2019, he couldn’t pull off a massive deadlift to win. Nevertheless, his new 328-kilogram (723.1-pound) two-rep deadlift PR shows that Cayco is making sure that those situations don’t happen to him again.
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