As an equipped bench specialist, with the heaviest bench in history at 1,320lbs in an unlimited and 1,120lbs in a single ply poly shirt I have been in love with the sport of powerlifting for over 18 years. I currently hold 6 active All Time World Records, including the heaviest single lift in powerlifting history with plans to achieve many more. I have met some of the greatest people in the sport and have had the privilege of learning from and lifting beside them. Now that I am out of the US Military, I am focusing my passions on helping others increase their bench press.
BENCH WITH ME
I CAN INCREASE YOUR BENCH
Bench press has been my passion since I first started powerlifting. Like most lifters I started out doing all three lifts and even managed to get a 2410lb total at 218 when I was just 20 years old... but soon after that I realized that I didn't enjoy or need the squat or deadlift, and from there my bench only career began. Now it is my goal to help others increase their bench press, whether they are equipped or non-equipped.
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
At age 19 I broke an IPF World Record with a 636lb benchpress. Ken Anderson was in the back of the room with a booth selling Titan Katanas. After timidly approaching him and telling him who I was and that I had just won that record using a shirt I bought off of him months prior, he gave me his card, some free t-shirts, and a handshake. Little did I know then that handshake was the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Over 12 years later, Ken Anderson has retired and handed the reigns to Kevin Pitman, who I am proud to continue to be an athlete for. Team Anderson will always be my home.
UNLEASH'D STRENGTH GYM
This is Joe and Margo Strada, owners of Unleash'd Strength Gym in Manassas Park, VA -- they own the gym where I have trained while achieving every one of my thousand pound (and all the way up the way up to my current 1,320lb) benches and they're also great friends. I am honored to be their sponsored athlete and never miss an opportunity to tell others what wonderful and giving people they are. They have created a community atmosphere like no other at their facility and if you ever get near Virginia you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't stop and check them out. Thank you Joe and Margo for all you do for me and for our community!
WYLER'S DAIRY HUT
Wyler's Dari Hut in West Lafayette, OH is owned and ran by my great friend Tracy Wyler. Tracy has been a training partner and mentor for me since the age of 18 and I credit him with teaching me how to lift.
He currently sponsors my supplements, and the occasional Goliath Burger when we're in town! If you ever find yourself in Ohio, take the trip to this small town and meet Papa TW yourself and grab some of the best ice cream there is!