left 56 year old Jack Adams (Grand father / Dad), upper right 16 year old
Frankie Adam Becerra (grandson), lower left 32 year old Vicki Adams-Narciso
(daughter) and lower right 36 year old Jackie Adams-Raynor (daughter). All four
entered the 2000 World's Wristwrestling Championships held in Petaluma, CA. A
third daughter not shown is 35 year old Janice Adams-Scola (Frankie's mother)
was their cheerleader, boy! Can that girl cheer.
All gained a great amount
of experience, though the senior Mr. Adams came away with a "First place
medal" and a World Champion title in the Grand Masters 166-198 pound
Adams family is not new to Armwrestling, Jack's competitive career began in
Petaluma in 1965 (as he states, "it was very different then"), and
throughout Northern and Southern Calif., Oregon and Washington state extending
through1981 (often with three daughters in tow and all before Frankie was born).
Then while working in Germany in 1985 he came out of retirement to enter a
German/ American tournament ("I just couldn't resist", said Jack,
"the competitive lure was too great") taking two firsts, in the middle
and light heavy weight divisions. As Jack states it " "I'm sure no one
thought that the old bald guy would do any good, surprise!" He was 40 years
old at the time.
forgoing any armwrestling competition for 15 years ("to many sore
arms", says Jack). Until 2000 working up to the 2000 World Championships
and his first place status. In 2001 at the Pro/Am tournament in Lake Tahoe at
the Tahoe Biltmore Jack again hurt his arm practicing prior to the beginning of
the tournament and had to drop out during competition. Perhaps he'll be back in
another 15 years. "No regrets" says Jack, "I need to save my arms
for hugging, it hurts a lot less and the rewards are enormous".
daughter Jackie Adams-Raynor began Arm wrestling at the age of thirteen and
continued intermittently through 1995 winning several Central California titles.
Concluding with a fourth place in the 2000 World Wristwrestling Championship in
daughter Vicki Adams-Narciso began Arm wrestling at the age of fourteen in a
Reno Nevada tournament and throughout the Central Valley of California and San
Luis Obispo also with several first and second place titles along with a second
place at the World Wristwrestling Championships in Petaluma, Calif. in 1987.
Frankie Adam Becerra's career began in 2000 first in Patterson, Calif. then at
the World Wristwrestling Championships in Petaluma.
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