Aug. 10, 2019

711 lbs. (USPA Jr National and IPL World Record Deadlift) Golden Nugget in Las Vegas Nevada July 14th

By Fred Liggett

Very quietly last month Lee’s Summit became the home of a world record power lifting champion. Kade Proctor of Lee’s Summit competed in the USPA National Powerlfiting, Bench Press & Deadlift Championship held in Las Vegas July 11-14. Proctor won three events that produced junior world and national records.

Proctor, who works out at the JP Price Gym in North Kansas City, competed in the 242 pound weight class or the 110 kilograms as the event lists competition results using kilogram units. The first world record came in the bench press where Proctor finished at 413 pounds. Another came in deadlift at 711 pounds, then finally a three-event overall combined score with 1,747 pounds.

Proctor says “he didn’t expect to win but going into it thought I would do well.” The success in Las Vegas last month at the United States Powerlifting Association event wasn’t the only time Proctor has performed well. He competed in his first meet here in Kansas City back in April. The event was for juniors which is for those age 20 to 23. Proctor is a Lee’s Summit resident who currently is a full time student at the University of Central Missouri.

Don’t be surprised if you hear his name again as Proctor’s personal coach tells his star pupil, “You have been bit by a power lifting bug.” Kade is quick to admit he “really enjoys it.” For now it’s back to training and completing coursework in his college classes.