Jonathan Cayco (93KG) Scores a Stunning 260-Kilogram

On Aug. 16, 2022, Jonathan Cayco posted a online video on his Instagram page wherein he captured a raw back squat of 260 kilograms (573 lbs) for five reps all through a training session. According to the powerlifter, who ordinarily competes in the 93-kilogram pounds course, the strength mark is his new five-rep own document (PR)

Cayco wore a lifting belt, lifting straps, and knee sleeves through his established, which demonstrated his leg energy. Check out a video clip of Cayco’s PR squat session beneath:

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According to Open Powerlifting, the 29-calendar year-old Cayco has been competing in some potential as a powerlifter because September 2015. In that time, Cayco has manufactured a identify for himself for his elite-degree finishes.

In 14 profession contests, most usually as a Men’s Open competitor, Cayco has 9 wins to his identify. He’s skipped the podium just two times — both equally ended up fourth-location finishes. Arguably the most noteworthy accomplishment of Cayco’s occupation to day is his victory in the 93-kilogram course at the 2021 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

Cayco also won the Usa Powerlifting (USAPL) uncooked Nationwide Title two times (2019, 2021) and retains the recent IPF bench push Earth History of 238.5 kilograms (525.8 lbs), which he set at the 2022 IPF Entire world Championships. 

Here’s an overview of some of Cayco’s far more notable final results to this point:

Jonathan Cayco* | Noteworthy Occupation Effects

  • 2016 USAPL Southwest Regionals & Ferrigno Power Vintage — Initially place | Initial job uncooked victory
  • 2018 USAPL The Arnold SBD Professional American — Initial position
  • 2019 USAPL California Condition Championships — Very first place
  • 2019/2021 USAPL Uncooked Nationals — First spot
  • 2021 IPF Earth Classic Powerlifting Championships — Initial area
  • 2022 AMP Common Open Nationals — Initially Location
  • 2022 IPF World Common Powerlifting Championships — Third place 

*Note: 13 of Cayco’s 14 profession appearances in sanctioned levels of competition were as a Uncooked competitor. Those people had been all in the Men’s Open class.

Here’s a rundown of Cayco’s top lifts in competitions to day:

Jonathan Cayco | Best Profession Lift Stats*

  • Squat 305 kilograms (672.4 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 242.5 kilograms (534.6 lbs)
  • Deadlift — 347.5 kilograms (766.1 kilos)
  • Total — 892.5 kilograms (1,967.6 lbs)

*Be aware: These figures are all in the raw division.

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Cayco’s Task In advance

Entering as the defending champion at the 2022 IPF Entire world Championships, Cayco finally lost the title many thanks to a record-breaking efficiency by Possibility Mitchell. At the time of this composing, Cayco has not confirmed when he will participate subsequent in a sanctioned satisfy.

If the opposition is domestic with the USAPL, Cayco will have to choose a new division among both 90 kilograms or 100 kilograms. USAPL’s change in bodyweight groups occurred in January 2022. If Cayco decides to stay at an intercontinental amount — specially with the IPF — the American athlete can keep on competing at 93 kilograms. 

Where ever Cayco’s ambitions choose him future, it seems apparent he’ll return hungry and organized to just take a location at the major of that podium. 

Highlighted picture: @league_of_lifting on Instagram