Consider the bar raised, actually and figuratively. Mash Mafia athlete Morgan McCullough, aka self-proclaimed mini Freedom Fridge (per his Instagram web page), has been perusing by way of huge lifts over the previous couple of months. His newest monster carry beneath comes about two weeks after turning 15, which is a undeniable fact that regularly leaves these on social media scratching their heads questioning, “How is this young athlete moving that much weight?”
Yesterday, McCullough shared a PR clear & jerk of 170kg/374 lbs on his Instagram web page that tops his earlier greatest by 3kg. What’s most spectacular is that McCullough’s earlier greatest clear & jerk of 167kg/367 lbs got here lower than a month in the past on the American Open Series 2 competitors.
This carry not solely served as a PR for McCullough, however took down Ian Wilson’s practically decade outdated +85kg Youth (14-15) American Record of 166kg/365 lbs. Check McCullough’s newest 170ok/374 lb clear & jerk PR beneath.
Currently, McCullough is prepping for the American Open Series 3 competitors, which is ready to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada, and runs from September 13th by way of the 16th. This meet would be the first competitors that USA Weightlifting shall be implementing the newly established weight courses, so we’re pumped to see what McCullough can put collectively within the -96kg weight class. He instructed us his objectives are a 130kg snatch and 170kg clear & jerk, and can push for not less than 128kg on the snatch.
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In phrases of PRs, the above clear & jerk isn’t the one huge private report McCullough has hit within the final week or so. About 4 days in the past, McCullough hit a powerful 171kg/376 lb jerk from the blocks, which actually isn’t too stunning when you think about the above 170kg/374 lb clear & jerk.
We don’t learn about you, however with this current clear & jerk PR, we’re pumped to see what McCullough places collectively on the AO3. It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how he performs in comparison with outdated information and newly established requirements!
Feature picture from @mad_lifts_15 Instagram web page.