Watch: Ray Williams Makes History With 1,053-pound Raw Squat

Ray Williams sets record at Arnold Classic

Powerlifter Ray Williams made history this weekend at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio when he squatted a whopping 477.5kg (1,053lb) raw.

The event, which featured an array of strength and sport disciplines from March 2-5, hosted (literal) tons of impressive feats of strength, but Williams stood out with his record-breaking squat.

Williams became the first ever powerlifter to squat over 1,000lb raw last year, has been working his way to greater accomplishments at the Arnold Classic this year.


He was last seen squatting 465kg (1,025lb) on his Instagram, where he wrote, “465kg training went smooth!!! Exactly a week from now it’s going down, we giving God all the Glory and we are gonna let it all hang out!! It’s Money Time!!!”