Pasco County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Ferrantelli keeps racking up the weightlifting wins.
Ferrantelli, the son of a former Tarpon Springs police officer, lifted 584 pounds, winning the gold medal in his 231- pound weight class at the U.S.A.Powerlifting Bench Press National championship in Atlanta this past weekend.
He also won the
silver medal in the open division and the silver in the Police and Fire
His father Joseph Ferrantelli, a former captain in the Tarpon Springs Police Department who is now 70, took home a silver medal.
It's not the first time Ferrantelli has
won an award in a competition either. He’s been lifting for 27 years.
Ferrantelli has lived in Pasco since he was 3 years old and graduated from Gulf High.
The competition was a qualifying contest for a world powerlifting championship in London, England, in 2014. He’s hoping his father will also get a spot in the championship.
Watch the video of our interview with Mike Ferrantelli.