New Port Richey, FLA. - Captain Mike Ferrantelli won a gold medal in his weight class at the 2013 master bench press world Championship. The competition took place in Prague, Czechoslovakian Republic. That contest was held April 18-21.
Ferrantelli bench pressed 578.8 pounds for one single repetition. In honor of this feat the Pasco sheriff's office erected a sign at the Pasco/Pinellas border along the northbound lanes of highway 19. The sign reads: "Welcome to Pasco County home of Mike Ferrantelli IPF Bench Press World Champion". The sign is in front of Northern tools.
Ferrantelli has been with the Sheriff's Office for 28 years. He's lived in Pasco county since 1969. He graduated from Gulf high school in 1984.
Ferrantelli says he has been Power Lifting for 27 years. He trains with his fiancé and his dad who is also a competitive lifter.
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