The qualifying total for the American Open, for 77kg males, is 247kg (255kg for Nationals – I think). Last weekend, at the Las Vegas camp, Josh Auer pr’d both his Snatch at 275# (125kg), and his Clean & Jerk at 320# (145kg). This would give him a 270kg total.
Before anyone goes crazy reminding me how he did not do this at a meet (yes, there was a clear press out on the Snatch)… I know. Just for arguments sake, however, he only missed one Snatch on the way up, and missed no Clean & Jerks. My point is—since this is purely hypothetical, of course—a 23kg (51 pounds) buffer is pretty damned impressive.
Especially in Capri tights.
Josh Auer – 275# Snatch:
(Will have video up of the 320# Clean & Jerk later. Vimeo is being an asshole.)