When one thinks of Armwrestling, they usually think of a few stereotypes. Bikers, Truckers, Bars, and brawls are a few of the stereotypes, and they couldn't be further from the truth. Thanks to companies like Bodybuilding.com, ESPN, and the Professional Armwrestling Conference, Armwrestling is coming to the mainstream.
Ultimate Armwrestling III:
Ultimate Armwrestling III was held April 21st through April 23rd 2006 at Arizona Charlie's Decatur Hotel and Casino. Over 300 competitors came out to test their Armwrestling skill in many different classes. Over 150 of the competitors competed professionally, to win their part of over $60,000.00 in cash and prizes.
The Event was one of the most intense Armwrestling events to ever take place. Professional Armwrestlers like John Brzenk, The Guinness Book of World Records best armwrestlers, Vyo-Tech's Travis Bagent, Ron Bath, and Eric Woefel were just a short sampling of the talent that had attended. International Greats like August Smisl from Germany, Farid Usmanov from Russia, and Heidi Andersson from Sweden. With over 15 countries represented, this was a huge international talent pool.
Armwrestling has been so successful because anyone can compete, whether you are old, male, female, and even disabled, you can compete as an armwrestler. Joyce King Defeated The current Russian Champion in a fierce battle. Vern Martel, who lost the use of his left arm, won his right handed masters class mounting a stunning defeat over Aaron Lengyel.
Vern is a legend in the sport and hails from Canada. You may expect someone so explosive at the table to be a firecracker, but he is the most genuine person you would ever meet. That is typical of an armwrestler, always willing to teach you the skills needed to compete, usually after the beat you a few times.
Be sure to keep an eye open for an Armwrestling event near you. There are many local organizations all over the country, as well as Canada and Europe. Most tournaments have classes for Amatuer, Professional, Women, and Masters. There is definitely a place for you if you want to "pull".
For Full results of the event, or more information on Armwrestling please visit the Professional Armwrestling Conference Website at: www.proarmwrestling.com
Keep your eye on local listings, the Ultimate Armwrestling III event will be aired on ESPN in the near future. Thanks to Bodybuilding.com for their support of Armwrestling. Thanks to all of the competitors and spectators who made the trip to Las Vegas to see the World's best Armwrestlers compete.
Check out pics from the show here.