I'm waiting for video or an official posting, but the word is that he went 805 on the squat, 500 on the benchpress, and 705 on the deadlift for a combined weight of 2010 lbs. He joins Mark Henry, aka "The Strongest Man That Ever Lived" as the only high schoolers ever to lift over 2,000 lbs.*
Check the update below-- apparently there are three high schoolers to have broken this mark.
Baylor signee Andrew Billings went over 2k in state powerlifting meet.500 bench; 805 squat; 705 deadlift.Crazy strong.#Baylor— Ashley Hodge (@Bearstruth247) March 23, 2013
Andrew Billings State Champion in powerlifting. broke the state record of total weight lifted which has stood for 22 years. #andrewbillings— rggravessn (@CoachRyanGraves) March 23, 2013
Just a reminder: This is an eighteen-year-old kid. He'll be a freshman next year. And he's probably the strongest person, regardless of age, in the state of Texas right now, if not the country. 2010 pounds. He nearly lifted a pound for every year that has passed since the birth of Christ (no matter if you believe Christ was actually born in 1 A.D. or 2).
I'll be shocked if he's not playing this year.
Since I don't have a video from today (yet), here's Billings squatting 775 just a few weeks ago.
UPDATE: Confirmation is at hand.
I mean, I guess that's pretty strong. I've never done it, but I've never tried, either.
UPDATE II: According to TXPowerlifting.com and Mr. Barrett himself on the ODB Facebook page, Billings is actually the third high schooler in the state of Texas to lift a combined weight of 2000 pounds or more. Barrett reportedly broke Henry's record in 2007 with a lift of 2005 pounds, then Billings broke that record this past weekend. I apologize for any inaccuracy in the initial report.