RAW record: 655 lbs Height: 6 ft 2 His current record is the third time in 2008 that he has broken the bench press world record. Maddox was the current world record holder for raw bench press, which he first set in August 2019. Ryan Kennelly. Hack’s record stood for seventeen years until Joe Nordquest broke it by a kilogram in 1916, and a hundred years later, the exercise had evolved into the bench press and the world… On April 12th, 2008, Kennelly set the bench press record with a lift of 1070 lbs (486 kg) during the American Powerlifting Association Open Iron War held in Kennewick, Washington.