We are saddened by the recent passing of one our most prominent Masters Bench Press athletes, Mr Mike Settles, from the United States of America.
Mike was a four times Gold medallist, and a three time Silver medallist at the IPF World Bench Press Championships. He was also twice the NAPF North America Regional Bench Press Champion, and once the NAPF/FESUPO Pan-American Bench Press Champion.
Mike was also a multi-time US National Champion, as well as a multi-time world and American record holder. Mike was a university professor for 47 years, where he taught history.
We will miss having Mr Settles at our championships.
On behalf of the IPF Executive Committee, I send my sincerest condolences to Mr Settles' family and friends and to the athletes of the United States.
May he rest in peace.