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5 Things AJ Ferrari Can Deadlift

Written By: Connor Lapresi

If you didn’t know, AJ Ferrari posted one of the most electric interviews ever after his semi-finals win. Filled with literal and metaphorical flexes, one of which being his 665 lb deadlift. If you’re anything like me, you may be having a hard time figuring out just how much weight that is. So here’s a list of things that are roughly around that size.

  1. 14,186 Traditional Ferrara Cannolis

An Italian myself, I wanted to start out with a nod to our heritage. This is just a speculation as cannolis are known to have varying density depending on the filling. If he wanted to do this on a barbell it would be about 6,500 on each side. 

  1. A Newborn Cow

At one year old the average steer is between 600-650 lbs. Very fitting for the OSU Cowboy. Also funny because I can say the young bull can deadlift… a young bull. 

  1. The Entire OSU Coaching Staff

Going out on a limb here but I think this could be accurate. Not sure how big Chris Perry and Zack Esposito have gotten but if they’re light and it’s a good day for Ferrari I think it could be done. Smith and Perry on one side, Caldwell and Esposito on the other. 

  1. Thirteen Throwing Dummies

If you’ve ever seriously worked out with one of these you know they are no joke. I literally shutter at the sight of them and get flashbacks of being yelled at in Farsi by my Iranian coach. Now imagine deadlifting a baker’s dozen of these bad boys.

  1. 4.5 regulation sized wrestling mats. (18×18)

At one point or another, most wrestlers have had to move mats. I can remember the times we were short handed trying to fit mats through impossible doorways. What I would have given to have AJ in the mix. I imagine him power cleaning two mats above his head and throwing them into perfect position.  


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