ARMWRESTLING' S GREATEST HONOR
John Miazdzyk Award
This most prestigious award is presented each year at the WAF World’s to a deserving individual who has shown greatness in the sport of Armwrestling either through organizing competitions or volunteerism.
2001’s recipient has given
many years of dedication and support to Armsports.
This recipient has also been a leader of our sport for longer than any
other human being on the face of the earth.
He has spent 30 to 40 hours every week for many years on Armwrestling and
receives no pay for his dedication. His
wisdom and leadership on the Internet has furthered our sport more than anyone
else. With that last statement you now know who is this year’s winner.
The 2001 JOHN MIAZDZYK AWARD winner is
DAVID DEVOTO. I’m proud to say
that Dave is this year’s winner and I cannot think of a single person who
deserves this award more than Dave Devoto.
Dave participated in the World’s first organized tournaments and the
coverage of that event by ABC’s Wide World of Sports brought the sport of
Armwrestling to the attention of millions.
Dave was the first in Armsports to recognize the importance of the
Internet. Dave first brought up the
idea of the Internet in 1994 and told us it would change the World.
I will admit that I did not believe him, but he knew what was going to
happen and he was right.
In closing, I salute Dave
Devoto and congratulate him on being the recipient of our sports most prestigious
Deputy Head Referee WAF
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