In its latest newsletter, BMF Sports has announced that they will organize a Pro Bench Press Team in 2009. The team will be comprised of up to 8 men and 4 women. Already listed as team members are John Dolan, Bill Blackstone, Claude Bouyer, and Jim Patterson.
Team lifters will be paid to compete. In addition, they will receive travel assistance, logo apparel, bonuses for top placings, and bonuses for media exposure.
BMF: “So, what makes them PRO? Well, it’s not simply being recognized as the top benchers in their respective amateur federations. These lifters will all be PAID TO COMPETE! That’s right! They will receive paychecks after every meet in addition to back end sponsorship support from BMF Sports and associated sponsors.”
“BIG WILLIE” J.T. HALL[/b]