Justin Barr



Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, the WWE proudly gives to you, the World's strongest man... Mark Henry...

Here are a few facts and records that you may not have known that Mark has achieved and still holds: (courtesy of Wikipedia)
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Powerlifting
Teen III (18–19 years) Level
- Teen-age World Records in the squat at 377.5 kg (832 lbs) and total at 922 kg (2033 lbs) in SHW (Super Heavyweight) class (+regardless of weight class) set in April, 1990 at the National High School Powerlifting Championshipsat at age 18

- Teen-age US American Records in the squat at 377.5 kg (832 lbs), bench press 227 kg (501 pounds), dead lift 317.5 kg (700 lbs) and total at 922 kg (2033 lbs) set in April, 1990 at the National High School Powerlifting Championships at age 18

- Texas state and US American Teen-age record holder in all four powerlifting categories - the squat at 377.5 kg (832 lbs), bench press at 238 kg (525 lbs) and deadlift at 369.7 kg (815 lbs) as well as the total at 922 kg (2033 lbs) at age 19.

- Current Texas state and US American Teen-age record holder in the squat at 425.0 kg (936.75 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since 1991.

Collegiate Level
- Current Texas State Collegiate Record holder in the squat at 425.0 kg (936.75 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since 1991 (best in America as well but not registered as such)

Junior Level (20–23 years)
- Current Texas State Junior Record holder in the deadlift at 385.6 kg (850.0 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since 1995 (best in America as well but not registered as such)

Senior Level (24+ years)
- Current Texas State Record holder in the squat at 433 kg (954 lbs), the deadlift at 410.5 kg (905 lbs) and the total at 1060 kg (2337 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since 1995

- Former All-time raw (unequipped) squat World Record holder at 430.0 kg (948.0 lbs) (drug-tested as well as non drug-tested) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) from July 16, 1995 to October 29, 1995

- Former All-time raw (unequipped) squat World Record holder at 432.5 kg (953.5 lbs) (drug-tested as well as non drug-tested) in SHW class from October 29, 1995 to June 7, 2010** (+regardless of weight class until November 4, 2007***)
** surpassed by Robert Wilkerson (SHW class) of the United States with a 975 lbs raw squat with knee wraps on June 7, 2010 at the Southern Powerlifting Federation (SPF) Nationals (open competition, not drug-tested) as the all-time raw world record in the SHW class
*** surpassed by Sergiy Karnaukhov (308-pound-class) of Ukraine with a 970 lbs raw squat with knee wraps on November 4, 2007 as the all-time raw "regardless of weight class" world record

- Former All-time raw (unequipped) deadlift World Record holder at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) (drug-tested as well as non drug-tested) in SHW class from July 16, 1995 to May 23, 2010**** (+regardless of weight class until July 4, 2009*****)
**** surpassed by Andy Bolton (SHW class) of the United Kingdom with a 953 lbs raw deadlift on May 23, 2010 (open competition, not drug-tested) as the all-time raw world record in the SHW class (+regardless of weight class)
***** surpassed by Konstantin Konstantinovs (308-pound-class) of Latvia with a 939 lbs raw deadlift without a belt on July 4, 2009 (drug-tested competition) as the all-time raw "regardless of weight class" world record

- Current All-time drug-tested raw (unequipped) squat World Record holder at 432.5 kg (953.5 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since October 29, 1995

- Current All-time drug-tested raw (unequipped) deadlift World Record holder at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) in SHW class only since July 16, 1995

- Current All-time drug-tested raw (unequipped) Powerlifting Total World Record holder at 1060.0 kg (2336.9 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since October 29, 1995

- Current All-time American Record holder in the raw deadlift at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) (drug-tested as well as non drug-tested) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class) since July 16, 1995

- Current American Record holder in the deadlift at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) (drug-tested as well as non drug-tested) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class and equipment) since July 16, 1995

- Current All-time US National Championship Record holder in the deadlift at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) (drug-tested as well as non drug-tested) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class and equipment) since July 16, 1995

Federation Records
World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation (WDFPF) World Records
- Current WDFPF World Record holder in the squat at 432.5 kg (953.5 lbs), the deadlift at 392.5 kg (865.3 lbs) and the total at 1060 kg (2336.9 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class and equipment) since October 29, 1995 (categorized as "open equipped", despite performed in singlet&knee sleeves only/without suit)

U.S.A. Powerlifting (USAPL) US American Records
- Current USAPL US American Record holder in the deadlift at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class and equipment) since July 16, 1995

- Current US National Championship Record holder in the deadlift at 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) in SHW class (+regardless of weight class and equipment) since July 16, 1995

Special Powerlifting Honors
- As an 18-year-old high school senior, Mark is called "The World's Strongest Teen-ager" by the Los Angeles Times in April 1990 for winning the National High School Powerlifting Championships and setting teen-age lifting world records in the squat 832 lb (377 kg) and total 2,033 lb (922 kg).

- Mark Henry was voted in the All-time Top 25 All-Mens US Powerlifting Nationals Team in 2007: To commemorate the 25th Anniversary USAPL Mens Nationals, a list of the top 25 powerlifters, who have made the biggest impact on the Mens Nationals, has been created: The "USAPL Silver Anniversary Mens Nationals Team". Mark Henry is the only member with just two wins, but in those two wins he left all speechless. His 903 DL in 95 is still unsurpassed in the USAPL. He also had two 900+ lb. squats. Most impressive is that in two outings his average margin of victory was 179 lbs. and it was done raw.

- Mark Henry is the only human in history who has not only squatted more than 900 lbs without a squat suit, but also deadlifted more than 900 lbs raw.

- Mark Henry is the only human in history to have squatted more than 900 lbs without a squat suit and deadlifted more than 900 lbs raw in one and the same powerlifting meet.

- Mark Henry's 430.0 kg (948.0 lbs) raw squat and 410.0 kg (903.9 lbs) deadlift, done on July 16, 1995 is the highest raw "squat-pull-2-lift-total" (squat+deadlift=1851.9 lbs) ever lifted in a competition. (Andrei Malanichev's 430.0 kg (948.0 lbs) squat and 400.0 kg (881.8 lbs) deadlift = 1829.8 lbs on October 22, 2011 being the 2nd highest ever.)

- Mark Henry does not only hold the greatest all-time drug-tested raw (unequipped) Powerlifting Total in history at 1060.0 kg (2336.9 lbs), but also the second greatest in history at 1050 kg (2314.8 lbs).

- Mark Henry's 432.5 kg (953.5 lbs) unequipped squat is currently the 4th highest squat ever performed without a squat suit in an official competition (open or drug-tested) (stand: 8-26-2012).

- Mark Henry's 1060.0 kg (2336.9 lbs) unequipped total is currently the 5th highest total ever lifted without supportive equipment in an official competition (open or drug-tested) (stand: 8-26-2012).

Weightlifting
- Junior US American record holder (+110 kg) in the Snatch at 162.5 kg, Clean and jerk at 202.5 kg, and Total at 362.5 kg (1986–1992)

- Senior US American record holder (+108 kg) in the Snatch at 180.0 kg, Clean and jerk at 220.0 kg, and Total at 400.0 kg (1993–1997)

Strength Athletics

Arnold Classic
Arnold Strongman Classic - Winner 2002 at age 31: After only 4 month's training Mark Henry takes first prize in one of the most prestigious annual strongman events, the so-called "SUPER BOWL" of weightlifting, out-muscling the best of the best in worldwide Strongman athletics including the #1 ranked strongman in the world and World's Strongest Man competition winner of 2001 Svend Karlsen, World Powerlifting Champion of 2000 and 2001 Andy Bolton and World's Strongest Man winner of 2006 Phil Pfister. Henry blew away the competition like no expert had expected, even setting a new world record in the Apollon's Axle in the process. By surpassing the crème-de-la-crème of worldwide strongmen, who have been practicing strength athletics their whole life, Henry outstandingly proved again to be the "World's Strongest Man" and demonstrated in a most impressive fashion, that he has arguably the greatest potential of all the strongmen worldwide. Henry deadlifted 885 lbs for 2 easy repetitions and was the only competitor able to clean and press the Apollon's Wheel overhead 3 times.

- Winner of the $1000 Thomas Inch dumbbell challenge at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2002, by lifting the dumbbell to the level of his chest.

- Fourth man in history to clean and press the Apollon's Wheel (a non-revolving 365 lb barbell with a 2 inch thick handle) overhead.

- First man in history to one-hand clean and push press the "unliftable" Thomas Inch dumbbell (172 lbs; 2.47" diameter handle), writing strength athletics history on June 22, 2002 in New Jersey - Mark was the first man in history, who was able to one-hand clean it from the floor to shoulder's height and then press it to arm's length. Tom Black, who covered the event for the Cyberpump website, called the lift “the best documented feat of all the legendary performances and perhaps the most spectacular feat of strength ever performed.” Though many have tried, only one man in history has yet been able to repeat this feat. The most difficult part is not to one-hand press it, but to clean it from the floor with one hand, because it requires insane grip and wrist strength.

- Mark Henry is crowned "The Second Strongest Man That Ever Lived" – according to Flex Magazine May, 2008: In a Top Ten List of the strongest men of all time called "Strength in Numbers", published by Flex Magazine, Mark Henry came in second only to the legendary 6 time Arnold Strongman Classic winner Zydrunas Savickas, who was voted #1. Henry was given the honors for his world class performances in powerlifting, weightlifting and strongman despite minimal training and exceptionally young age, as well as for his accomplishment of still holding the highest combined weightlifting/powerlifting total in history to this day. Henry surpasses even all-time great strength legends such as 3 time World's Strongest Man competition winner Bill Kazmaier, legendary Paul Anderson and Louis Cyr as well as 5 time World's Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski.

International Sports Hall of Fame
International Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 2012):Mark Henry is honored as one of the world’s greatest athlete legends in sports history for his extraordinary career as a lifetime drug-free strength prodigy in powerlifting, weightlifting and strongman setting record marks in all three disciplines. He is inducted in 2012 together with fellow hall-of-famers Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cory Everson, Jack LaLanne, James Lorimer and Randy Couture.
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Now after reading all of that, here are the titles/awards and what-not that the former Sexual Chocolate has won:
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Powerlifting
CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPATION -
High School Level Two times 1st place in Texas State High School Powerlifting TEAM Championships (in Division I under Silsbee High School)
1st place in Texas State High School Powerlifting Championships 1988 in SHW division
1st place in Texas State High School Powerlifting Championships 1989 in SHW division
1st place in Texas State High School Powerlifting Championships 1990 in SHW division
1st place in National High School Powerlifting Championships 1990 in SHW division at age 18 results: Powerlifting Total - 922 kg (377.5/227/317.5) - 2033 lbs (832/501/700)

CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPATION -
Junior & Senior Level 1st place in International Junior (20-23) Powerlifting Championships 1991 in SHW division at age 20
2nd place in Men's USPF Senior National Championships 1990 in SHW division at age 19 results: Powerlifting Total - 910 kg (365.0/212.5/332.5) / 2006.2 lbs (804.7/468.5/733.0)

1st place in ADFPA (USAPL) National Powerlifting Championships 1995 in SHW division at age 24 results: Powerlifting Total - 1050 kg (430.0/210.0/410.0) / 2314.8 lbs (948,0/462,9/903.9) raw with wraps

1st place in WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships 1995 in SHW division at age 24 results: Powerlifting Total - 1060 kg (432.5/235.0/392.5) / 2336.9 lbs (953.5/518.1/865.3) raw with wraps

1st place in USAPL National Powerlifting Championships 1997 in SHW division at age 26 results: Powerlifting Total - 1020 kg (410/225/385) - 2248.7 (903.9/496.0/848.8) raw with wraps


Weight Lifting
Olympic Games
Olympic Games team member representing USA at the Olympics 1992 in Barcelona, Spain, finishing 10th place in SHW division at age 21
Team Captain of the Olympic Weightlifting team representing USA at the Olympics 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, finishing 14th in SHW division due to back injury at age 25

Pan American Games
Silver Medalist in the Olympic weightlifting Total in SHW (+108) division at the Pan American Games 1995 in Mar del Plata, Argentina at age 23 result: total - 804 pounds

Gold Medalist in the Snatch in SHW (+108) division at the Pan American Games 1995 in Mar del Plata, Argentina at age 23 result: snatch - 391 1/4 pounds, setting an American record

Bronze Medalist in Clean and jerk in SHW (+108) division at the Pan American Games 1995 in Mar del Plata, Argentina at age 23 result: clean and jerk - snatch 412 3/4 pounds


North America, Central America, Caribbean Islands (NACAC) Championships
1st place in North America, Central America, Caribbean Islands Championships 1996 in SHW (+108 kg) division

U.S. National Weightlifting Championships
1st place in U.S. National Junior Weightlifting Championships 1991 in SHW (+110 kg) division at age 19 results: total: 326.0 kg - snatch: 156.0 kg / clean&jerk: 170.0 kg

4th place in U.S. Senior National Weightlifting Championships 1991 in SHW (+110 kg) division at age 19 results: total: 325.0 kg - snatch: 150.0 kg / clean&jerk: 175.0 kg

3rd place in U.S. Senior National Weightlifting Championships 1992 in SHW (+110 kg) division at age 20 results: total: 365.0 kg - snatch: 165.0 kg / clean&jerk: 200.0 kg

1st place in U.S. Senior National Weightlifting Championships 1993 in SHW (+108 kg) division at age 21 results: total: 385.0 kg - snatch: 175.0 kg / clean&jerk: 210.0 kg

1st place in U.S. Senior National Weightlifting Championships 1994 in SHW (+108 kg) division at age 22 results: total: 387.5 kg - snatch: 172.5 kg / clean&jerk: 215.0 kg

1st place in U.S. Senior National Weightlifting Championships 1996 in SHW (+108 kg) division at age 24 results: total: 400.0 kg - snatch: 180.0 kg / clean&jerk: 220.0 kg
Mark Henry was voted as the #1 outstanding lifter of the championships


U.S. Olympic Festival Championships
1st place in U.S. Olympic Festival Championships 1993 in SHW (+108 kg) division at age 22
1st place in U.S. Olympic Festival Championships 1994 in SHW (+108 kg) division at age 23

USA Weightlifting American Open Championships
2nd place in the American Open Weightlifting Championships 1991 in SHW (+110 kg) division at age 20
1st place in the American Open Weightlifting Championships 1992 in SHW (+110 kg) division at age 21

Strength Athletics
Arnold Strongman Classic - Winner 2002

International Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)

Some interesting facts:

At 6-foot-3-inches and 366 pounds at age 21, Mark became the largest weightlifter in the history of the Olympic Games in 1992.
At the 1996 Olympics, Mark Henry weighing at 407 pounds, was still the largest athlete in Olympic history.
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So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, a look at how powerful and strong, Mr. Mark Henry truly is. Without a doubt one of the MOST POWERFUL MEN in the world.

As you can see, I did not include Mark's wrestling career on here. Fact is, Mark has been contracted to the WWE since 1996 and was signed to the company after the 1996 Olympics. He is a former World champion, ECW champion and European champion.
Hard Ace
I want to apologise for most of that being in bold, no idea why it did that but any way I hope that this is easy for people to read and what not.
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Steve Carrier
I fixed it Happy
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Timothy Givens
texas state championship weight lift was broken by a sr high school er yesterday with the 700 lbs lift i saw a tweet by scsa last night
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Hard Ace
Undertaker (1990), Kane (1994), Triple H (1995), The Rock (1996), Mark Henry (1996), Christian (1998), Chris Jericho (1999), Big Show (1999)

There's a few there that have been in and around the WWE since the Attitude era.

*Kane started out as Isaac Yankeem DDS then became Diesel II followed by Kane in...
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Hard Ace
Mark Henry's best has been WSM, just the process of how it all went from 2002 to now; I use to see him more of a joke but after dropping The Sexual Chocolate crap, he's become more enjoyable to watch.

He was overlooked in the NOD, his Sexual Chocolate gimmick had it's moments, but as soon as he dropp...
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