Edward "Ed" Ignatius Coan

 

Ed Coan is an American powerlifter. He is widely regarded throughout the powerlifting world as the Greatest Powerlifter of all time. Coan has set over 71 world records in powerlifting. He became the lightest person to cross the 2,400 lb. barrier in the powerlifting total (a sum of three lifts: the deadlift, bench, and squat). He set an all-time powerlifting record total at 2,463 pounds, even though at the time he was not in the heaviest weight class. Coan's best result in a drug tested international competition is 1,035 kg (2,282 lbs) in the 100 kg weight class at the 1994 IPF Senior World Championships.This at the time was a world record. Ed is a legend in the world of powerlifting and spends much of his time mentoring young lifters coming into the sport.

 

Coan's best single ply lifts:

  • Squat - 1019 lbs (~462 kg)

  • Bench press - 584 lbs (~265 kg)

  • Deadlift - 901 lbs (~409 kg) raw by today's standards with only singlet and belt

      Total: 2504 lbs (1135.79 kg)

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