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January 2005

         Welcome to 2005.  Everything seems to be looking better for armwrestling in the new year.  Bigger and better tournaments, the Unification is going ahead as planned.  Hopefully after this year we will only have one National and One World to train for.  There is a lot of work being done behind the scenes to strengthen the North American Federation and also to make new contacts in our quest for the Olympics. 

        Hopefully everyone is aware that the Gladiator Tournaments never happened.  They were finally cancelled.  There was just too much that Nick Cara the promoter couldnít explain.  When they couldnít answer my questions or show me proof in writing I did some checking and found that Fox 5 and ESPN has no knowledge about this, I also called Foxwood Casino in CT where I was told they would hold an event in February and they knew nothing about this.  That is when I resigned from the event as Regional Director and Head of Referees.  I was hoping that this was for real as a lot of pullers were. 


        The 2nd Annual PA Winter Blast was held at Bradyís Irish Pub in Bensalem, PA on January 22.  This turned out to be a real winter blast with 14 inches of snow.  Thanks to everyone that braved the storm to come and pull.  There were 28 entries from PA, NJ and CT. 


Menís Open

Men's Right 0 - 176

 1) Ron Klemba   2)  Jon Vinikoor   3)  Darius Sypalis


Men's Right 177-198

 1)  Ron Klemba   2)  Steve Shoemaker  3) James Fisher  


Men's Right 221 & Up

 1)  Tom Bresnan   2)  Brian Eldridge            3)  Marc Fischer


Men's Left 0 -176

 1)  Ron Klemba   2)  Darius Sypalis   3)  Jon Vinikoor


Men's Left 177-198

 1)  Ron Klemba   2)  Steve Shoemaker   3)  James Fisher


Men's Left 199-Up

1)  Jim Bryan   2)  Steve Carbone   3)   Marc Fischer


Menís Novice:

Menís Right Novice 0-176

1)  Terry Houston   2)  Mike Berardine   3)  Ed Thomas


Menís Right Novice 199-Up

1)  Carlos Beltram


Womenís Right 0-132                        Womenís Right 133 -143   

1)  Sue Fischer                       1)  Arlene Pfeiffer  


Womenís Right 144-Up             

1)  Cindy Looney        2) Arlene Pfeiffer       3) Sue Fischer



Mens Right Overall:  Tim Bresnan  Menís Left:  Jim Bryan               Womenís:  Cindy Looney


Thank you Jim Bryan (Ref), Renee Bernardino (Brackets), Steve Carbone (Photographer) & Bill and Geri Coxís (Ref and Brackets).   IAF Sanctioned.


Thanks to everyone who came out on such a crazy day.   Glad everyone made it home safely. 

I donít think I will ever forget this tournament I guess it really was a Winter Blast. 


Upcoming Events

          2/13/05  Mid Winter Warm Up will be held at the American Legion post in Middlebury, VT.  There will be Right & Left Handed classes for Men & Women.  Weigh-ins from Noon till 1:30pm.  There will be trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  For info call Karen or Bill @802-545-2402.   IAF Sanctioned event.


            3/5/05   The Can-Am will be held in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA.  There will be 18 weight classes for Men & Women. Menís right, left and right masters plus Womenís right.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes plus Overalls for each class plus Team Awards.  Special room rate of 79.00, must mention armwrestling.  For reservations call 508-823-0430.  For more info call Bill @ 508-947-8958.   IAF Sanctioned event.


            4/23/05   The 12th Annual White Mountains Championship will be held in the Italian Garden Restaurant at the Mill at Loon MT on rte 112 in Lincoln, NH. There will be 14 weight classes for men & women. Menís right and left open, menís right novice and womenís right open.  Special room rate of 55.00 per night  For reservations call 800-654-6183 and mention armwrestling.  For more info call Bill @ 508-947-8958.   IAF Sanctioned.


            Awards for the Point Championship and for Armwrestler of the Year will be presented at the Can-Am.    Flyers are posted on the IAF, USA and the Maine site for all these events and many more.  Be sure to check them out.


            Be sure and check out the Northeast Message Board. It has become the number one Board anywhere.  




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