Danville Deputies to Go to Power Lifting Competition

Danville, VA - A couple of Danville Sheriff's Deputies are testing their skills this weekend. They are going to a national power lifting competition.

Major Matthew Wyatt and Deputy Shawn James both won first place at state levels for bench pressing and this weekend they will compete at the national level. They are in two different weight categories. They plan to compete in the Police, Fire, and Military Division as well as the open division.

Wyatt says they will compete against hundreds of weight lifters. Wyatt says he can bench 450 pounds and he thinks he can win with just 400 pounds!

"I think it speaks volumes about us trying to stay fit and promote physical fitness within all rounds of law enforcement, not only that but to promote it for our youth coming up," says Wyatt.

The competition is this Sunday in North Carolina.