INTERNATIONAL ARMWRESTLING FEDERATION

   MEMBER OF UNITED STATES ARMSPORTS

NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2003

               I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and that your New Year will be the best year yet.  The World Championship in Springfield was a super event with some tough matches.  In the end USA wound up as the Number One Team.  It was very close.  Next year the World Championship will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The dates as of now are December 1st to the 5th.  This will be the 25th World Championship and as Canada also hosted the 1st Worldís you can expect them to really make this year special.  If you havenít had a chance to see the results yet they are posted on the IAF and USA sites.  There are a couple hundred pictures posted on the USA site.

 

           On another bright note Elections were held for United States Armsports just prior to the Championships.  The new President of United States Armsports is Denise Wattles.  With all of her experience I am sure that we can expect good things in the future.  We would like to thank Dave Devoto for all his hard work when he was President of USA.  There is an article on Denise posted on the IAF site and also on the USA site.  Make sure you check it out.

 

          With the beginning of a New Year we have the crowning of the Armwrestler Of The Year for 2002.   After all the votes were counted in almost came down to a tie.  This year there were only 3 votes separating first and second place.  The person coming out on top was our State Director from Connecticut Josh Stark.  The runner up was our State Director from New Hampshire Harry Bean.  Third place went to our State Director from Rhode Island Allen Stilkey.  All in all there was only about 15 votes separating the top three.  Congratulations to Josh on being voted Armwrestler Of The Year by the membership.        

                                                                                      

            The Points Championship was also as close as the voting for Armwrestler of the Year.  The top ten finishers are as follows:

1.  Allen Stilkey   2.  Harry Bean   3. Josh Stark   4.  Logan Miclette  5.   Kurt Howgate   6. Arlene Sargent   7. Priscilla Bean   8. Katrina StLaurent    9. Tim Brown   10.  Jan Schmeichel.    It was nice to see some Ladies in the top ten this year.  Congratulations to all the competitors and to Allen for winning the Point Championship.  

  

            Again I would like to remind our members that the IAF website is there for your convenience.  Feel free to use the many pages on there.  There is a message board and a photo gallery where you can upload your own pictures from your computer. 

  

Upcoming Events

            March 1.   2003 Can-Am Challenge.  To be held at the Holiday Inn on Rte 495 in Taunton, MA.  There will be 17 weight classes for Men & Women.  Menís Right, Menís Left, Mení Right Masters and Womenís Right Hand.  Weigh ins Friday Night 2/28/03  from 7PM to 10PM.  Saturday 3/1/03 from 10AM to 1PM.  Contest starts at 2PM.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Special Trophies for each Overall Winner.  Special room rate of $89.00, must mention Armwrestling.  For reservations call 508-823-0430.  For more info call Bill at 508-947-8958 or e-mail to iaf1@attbi.com.

 

            April 26.    The 11th Annual White MT Championship will be held at the Olde Timbermill Restaurant & Lounge at the Mill at Loon MT on Rte 112 in Lincoln, NH.  Weigh-ins on April 25 from 7pm to 10pm.  Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  Contest starts at 2pm.  There will be 13 weight classes for Men & Women.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes plus a Dinner Certificate to all 1st place.  Special room rate of $50.00 per night, must mention Armwrestling.  For reservations call 800-654-6183.  For info call 508-947-8958.

 

            May 24.    The 5th Annual Delaware Strong Arm Challenge will be held at the PA State Fair on the grounds of the Philadelphia Park Racetrack in Bensalem, PA.   Weigh-ins from Noon to 1:30pm.   There will be 13 weigh classes for Men & Women.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.   For more info call Bill at 508-947-8958.

                                                                                                                             

            June 14      The 5th Annual Bikers Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Rte 3 in Laconia, NH.  There will be 13 weight classes for Men & Women.  Weigh-ins from 11:30 to 1:30pm.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  For more info call Bill at 508-947-8958

          

            August 9.    The 10th Annual Budweiser Armwrestling Challenge.  To be held at the Elkís Pavilion on Rte 152 in Attleboro, MA.  There will also be a Carnival, Barbecue and Dance Band.  A fun filled day for the entire family.  Weigh-ins from 11:30am to 1pm.  There will be 14 weigh classes for Men & Women plus 3 classes for Kids.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  This is usually a super event with some top-notch competition.  For more info call Bill at 508-947-8958. 

              There are a lot of other tournaments listed on the tournament page (iaf1.homestead.com/tourney.html).   Be sure and take the time to check them all out.     Web-site:  iaf1.homestead.com

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