Pasco County, Florida -- Captain Mike Ferrantelli won a Gold Medal in the Bench Press during the 2013 USAPL Bench Press Nationals.
Ferrantelli is a captain with the Pasco Sheriff's office and won the gold by bench pressing 584 lbs. His first lift was 534 pounds. He also attempted to win the entire event but narrowly missed lifting 639 pounds.
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He also received the Silver Medal for the Open Division and the Silver Medal for the Police and Fire Division. Ferrantelli can now be considered by U.S.A Powerlifting to participate in the World Championships in April 2014 in England.
Ferrantelli won the 2013 World Championship in the Czech Republic last April.