ABS PRO 2018


Barry Pigott

Barry is the only Irishman to win the ABS PRO winning the inaugural event back in 2018. Barry beat Neijus Cekas who was the current IPO all time ranked lifter at the time with a 9/9 performance and 524 Wilks. 

Lin O'Sullivan All Time Irish No.1 Female
Lin O'Sullivan All Time Irish No.1 Female

Lina O'Sullivan

Lina O'Sullivan is the only Irish based female to have won the ABS PRO beating Irish IPF No.1 Bronagh McPeake at ABS PRO 18 with a 7/9 performance. Both lifters missed their opening squats to set up a tense battle with Lina winning the event on her second pull.



Jake Brennan

Jake won his first event with a 915 total (his first) beating Eamonn Harford and attempting 400kg for the first time. ABS Series 1 was the first official Series that use specialist bars and monolift.

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Emma McDermott

Emma won the inaugural ABS Series pulling her first 200kg in competition and winning the overall title between the light and heavy weight divisions. Emma Narrowly beat teammate Linh Nguyen who won the lightweight division. This was the only Series where there was a light and heavy split. 

ABS PRO 2019

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Artur Chzaszcz

Artur become the first lifter to squat 400kg on an ANS Series platform in 2019 and narrowly beat Jake Brennan and 3 other lifters on the 3rd round of deadlifts after missing his 3rd, but all 4 lifters also failing to successfully get their 3rd attempts.

Heather Connor 2019

Heather Connor

Heather is the only non European lifter to win the ABS PRO and only IPF World Champion. Heather won 2019 comfortably beating Irish lifters Bronagh McPeak and Laura Vogelsang. Heather is the lightest lifter to win the ABS PRO. 


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Jake Brennan

ABS Series 3 "Battle of Munda" will forever be remembered for the greatest Irish head to head in Irish powerlifting between Jake and Jesse. Each lifter broke the all time Wilks record that day with Jesse missing his last pull allowing Jake to win by 0.32 of a Wilks point. 

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Laura Vogelsang

Laura won her first ABS Series event at Series 3 and reached her first 500 Wilks on the platform. Laura got further away from the pack this meet with a dominating display. 


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All Time Irish squat 420 and total 1000kg

Jake Brennan

ABS Series 4 was impacted by Covid 19 and the first Series meet in the new ABS Powerlifting venue. Despite restrictions 50 lifters competed and Jake took one step closer to the first 1000kg total with a solid win over Ben Craughwell and 965kg total.

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Laura Vogelsang

Laura wins her second Series event in a row at Series 4 and finished on 597.5kg giving her the biggest total in Ireland and squat. Laura finished with a 520 Wilks beating Emma McDermott in second place.


All Time Irish Total 1000kg
All Time Irish Total 1000kg


Series 5 saw Ireland record it's first 1000kg total from Jake Brennan as well as the all time Wilks being extended to 552.11. This was Jakes 3rd straight Series win and the current record for any competitor on an ABS Series platform.

All Time Total Record Holder 626kg


Laura Vogelsang become the first and only Irish lifter to total 600kg at Series 5 and winning her 3rd straight Series win. Laura had a text performance going 9/9 and securing her place in Irish powerlifitng history.


Jesse Series 6

Jesse Moran

Jesse Moran makes his return with his first Series win hitting an impressive 907.5kg at 109.2kg bodyweight. Jesse defeats Ian Grant for second place and U23 lifters Mark Sell and Ion Calmic.

Series 6 Winner 2021
Series 6 Winner 2021


Michaela Leonard wins her first Series event beating Emma McDermott on the last deadlift. This was Leonard's first Series win and ended up being the highest Dots score from from an Irish tested female in 2021.


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Jesse Moran

Jesse and Jake once again go head to head for the 3rd time with Jesse putting on a master class performance despite Jake squatting a new all time squat record (430kg). Jesse goes 9/9 and finishes on a 935kg total and takes the Irish NO.1 Dots score.

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Laura Vogelsang

Laura wins her 4th consecutive Series beating 3 x National IPF Champion Anna Hourihane. Laura is now the only Series lifter to win 4 Series events.

ABS PRO 2021


Luke Tolman

Luke makes his debut at the PRO despite a last minute entry. Despite tough conditions Luke beats Dave Richardson for the win and Jake Brennan with a textbook 9/9 performance and 902.5kg total at 98.2kg bodyweight. This battle is the beginning of the Luke, Dave saga. Jesse Moran shortly calls out Luke after this win and the shit talk begins for 2022 ABS PRO.


Denise Herber

Denise and Laura come into this comp as heavy favourites despite current champ Heather Connor on the roster. The conditions are very different this year with event moved to November due to covid and venue freezing cold. Despite this Denise goes 9/9 putting on one of the best performance in European history going 9/9 and becoming the first German lifter to win the ABS PRO.



Filipoo Ingrosso

Filippo wins his first ABS Series and becomes the first Italian lifter to win a PRO-AM.  Even more impressive than Filippo's 3rd pull is he managed to win the PRO-AM Division with a 4/9 performance a record low for any PRO-AM Champion.

Lystus Ebosele Deadlift

Lystus Ebosele

Lystus competes at her first PRO-AM event winning with a convincing performance. This achievements make her the only athelet in Series history to start in Division 2 and win a PRO-AM title.



Kenneth Nwaezeigwe

Series 10 PRO-AM is one of the most competitive PRO-AM Series to date with 4-5 lifters all a few points within each other on nominations. Despite a missed 3rd squat from Ken he managed to go 8/9 and put on a very solid performance beating Urban Barbell's Ian Benson in 2nd and ABS Powerlifting's Noel Whelan 3rd.


Rebecca Stace

Rebecca became Scotland's first ever PRO-AM Winner at Series 10 with a clinical 9/9 performance beating Finland's Tuulikki Kare in 2nd place.  A big team from Scotland competed at Series 10 as they continue to bring big numbers to the Series.



Dave Richardson

Dave Richardson pulls off one of the biggest upsets at ABS PRO 2022 with a 9/9 performance and 397.5kg pull to beat defending champion Luke Tolman by 0.3 Dots. Dave the previous years runner up put on a master class beating Luke and Jesse for top spot and putting together a 1012.5kg total / Under 125kg


Anja Zosso

Anja pulled off a massive upset at ABS PRO 2022 Beating heavy pre comp favourite Laura Vogelsang with a clinical 9/9 performance. Anja became the first Swiss lifter to win the PRO and top division and denied Laura her first ever PRO Win. Coach Nico won his second ABS PRO and beating Laura the previous year with Denise Herber.



Lenny O'Sullivan

A lot of trash talk was said at the press conference for this one between Lenny and Nick Mellor. Lenny was a clear underdog leading into Series 11 with few outside his circle predicating a top 3 finish. The stage was set and a Lenny goes 8/9 for a massive deadlift PB to beat Nick Mellor by 2 points on the final round to take his first PRO-AM win.


Sara Šobak

Sara Šobak makes her debut on the Series platform and despite a serious injury leading into the competition she pulls together a great 7/9 performance and 505 Dots to become Croatia's first Series PRO-AM champion. Sara stand out lift is a 125 bench under 63kg.