Nine-Year-Old Aaron Brooks Sets New World Bench Press Record

James Ryan

Earlier today, Aaron Brooks of Hagerstown, Maryland, smashed the world record in the bench press for his age and weight.

The previous bench press record for eight and nine-year-olds in the 88 pound weight class was 77 pounds. Aaron now holds the record at 99.21 pounds, which is more than 22 pounds greater than the previous record.

Aaron was being coached by the two best power lifters in the world and current world record holders, Dennis Cieri and Cliff Tallman.

Now that Aaron is the current world record holder, he has qualified to represent the United States in the World Championships this upcoming November—assuming of course that it fits in his wrestling schedule.

If you would like to learn more about this remarkable young man, please read the following articles:

World Record Countdown: Nine-Year-Old Aaron Brooks Ready to Make History

National Wrestling Champion Aaron Brooks is Determined to be the Best

Stay tuned next week as I will be interviewing the man (boy) himself—Aaron Brooks.

This young man has some serious Mixed Martial Arts aspirations, and I for one, can’t wait to hear them.

Stay tuned.


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James Ryan
James Ryan



  1. what a great story and an even better lift! aaron is unbelievably fortunate to have dennis and cliff coaching him; both are world class, just like him.

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