During the 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Masters Powerlifting Championships, Shelly Stettner took first place in the Masters 4 (ages 70-plus) 63-kilogram weight class thanks to a raw 325.5-kilogram (717.6-pound) total. That total is an IPF World Record in her respective Masters category and weight class.
In addition to Stettner’s record total, the athlete also logged three more IPF World Records with a top back squat of 115 kilograms (253.5 pounds), a top bench press of 68 kilograms (149.9 pounds), and a top deadlift of 142.5 kilograms (314.1 pounds). Stettner wore a lifting belt for each portion of the competition and also had knee wraps on during her squat.
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Here’s a rundown of Stettner’s complete performance at the 2022 IPF Masters Worlds:
Shelly Stettner (63KG) Masters 4 | 2022 IPF World Masters Championships Top Stats
- Squat — 115 kilograms (253.5 pounds) | Masters 4 63-kilogram IPF World Record
- Bench Press — 68 kilograms (149.9 pounds) | Masters 4 63-kilogram IPF World Record
- Deadlift — 142.5 kilograms (314.1 pounds) | Masters 4 63-kilogram IPF World Record
- Total — 325.5-kilogram (717.6-pound) | Masters 4 63-kilogram IPF World Record
Stettner enjoyed quite the dominant meet when put into context. According to the IPF database, her IPF World Record Masters 4 squat is 20 kilograms (44 pounds) more than the previous top figure in the 63-kilogram division. Russia’s Tatyana Fomina held that mark with a squat of 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds) from the 2017 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
Stettner’s record bench press is 6.5 kilograms (14.3 pounds) more than the past best press. That belonged to the Czech Republic’s Adina Hykova, who scored a bench press of 61.5 kilograms (135.3 pounds) at the 2019 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Masters Classic Championships.
Finally, Stettner’s top deadlift and total are nine kilograms (19.8 pounds) and 45 kilograms (99.2 pounds) more than the previous best numbers, respectively. Both marks belonged to the Netherlands’ Ina Koolhaas-Revers, who logged a 133.5-kilogram (294.3-pound) deadlift at the 2019 IPF Worlds and a 280.5-kilogram (618.4-pound) total during the 2018 IPF Worlds.
Notably, Stettner actually surpassed the previous record squat and bench presses on her first attempt, and the deadlift on her second attempt, before extending the records in later attempts. Overall, Stettner sparkled at the contest by successfully finishing eight of nine lifts.
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It’s been an eventful 2022 for Stettner thus far. Her record-laden performance at the 2022 IPF Masters Worlds aside, the athlete also took home first place at the 2022 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Arnold Masters of Iron Pro and the 2022 AMP Masters Nationals. She now has five straight wins dating back to June 2021.
For Stettner as a competitor, it’s likely we haven’t seen the last of her dominance on any sanctioned lifting platforms.
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