British Grip Championship & Records Day – 28th January 2023 – Preston

Promoter – Mark Haydock

There were 9 lifters attacking the Iron, 8 entered the British Grip Championships and 7 took part in the Record Breaking Session:

Mark wrote: …Wow!! What a day that turned out to be….We had 9 lifters for the day, 8 lifted in the full Grip Event and Pete Tryner made his Trap Bar Record attempt after the weigh in and before the main event started.

Pete pulled a huge 360kg on the trapbar, which is an all time high lift!

We had some new faces on the day in Tom Cunningham, a really good all rounder, and the resurgence of some IAWA regulars in Matt Jones and Dean Kent. Over the whole day every lifter managed to set at least one record for themselves. The total number of records set for the grip event was 28, with a further 32 records falling on the records event later on.

Lifts of note were:

Pete Tryner 360kg trap bar ( All time highest)

Matt Wells 80kg 2” clean and jerk, the only lifter to go over bodyweight on the day and equalling John Monks WR, narrowly missing 82.5kg to finish.

Anthony Parker 2 barbells deadlift 220kg

Mark Haydock 2 barbells deadlift 290kg ( All time highest)

Tom Cunningham 85kg 1hand deadlift 2” bar

Overall Best Lifters: Open 1st Mark Haydock, 2ndTom Cunningham, 3rd Dean Kent

Masters: 1st Mark Haydock, 2nd Gary Ell, 3rd Matt Wells

Overall: 1st Mark Haydock, 2nd Tom Cunningham, 3rd Dean Kent

So there we have it, there sure was some great lifting going on in the Lancashire Lions Den

Mark Haydock – 2″ Bar Deadlift
Pete Tryner – Trap Bar Deadlift
Mark Haydock – 2 Barbells Deadlift

Click here for the British Grip Results

Click here for the IAWA Records Day