Bench Press competition set for Saturday

Pictured from left are: GAPF General Secretary Andrea Smith, PRO Runita White, Jermaine Prescott (704 Sports Bar Representative) GAPF President, Ed Caesar and national power lifter, Earwyn Smith at the launch at the 704 Sports Bar.

Chalk up the hands and test brute strength on Saturday when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) stages its inaugural Bench Press Showdown at the 704 Sky Lounge.

Attractive prizes will be up for grabs during the competition which gets underway at 15:00hrs. The fund raising event is open to everyone with no registration fee attached for participants.

These and other details were disclosed last evening at the 704 Sports Bar where the event was launched.

According to General Secretary of the federation, Andrea Smith, weigh in starts one hour prior to lift off and participants will compete in the light, medium and heavy weight classes.

Smith added the Bench Press Showdown is one “of a number of fund raising activities to help support the national outfit participating in the NAPF/Caribbean Championships slated for Mexico in July.”

President of the Federation, Ed Caesar thanked 704 Sports Bar and Banks DIH for collaborating with the GAPF to make the event a reality. Caesar along with PRO of the GAPF, Runita White and representative of 704 Sports Bar, Jermaine Prescott then encouraged patrons to support the Showdown with their presence.

Admission is set at $1000.

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