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This Pasadena 14-Year-Old Can Deadlift More Than Twice His Weight

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Jake Schellenschlager
Jake Schellenschlager

Pediatricians generally discourage teenagers — who are in the middle of a rapid growth phase — from powerlifting. Routinely attempting maximal lifts poses a “high risk” a teen’s health, says youth sports medicine specialist Paul Stricker.

Nevertheless, 14-year-old Jake Schellenschlager of Pasadena is making a name for himself as a powerlifting prodigy. The 119-pound athlete can bench press 205, squat 225, and deadlift 300. That’s pounds, people! His impressive lifts and young age have earned the nickname Wonder Kid.

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