OF UNITED STATES ARMSPORTS
This year has a lot of interesting and
exciting things are coming about in our sport.
The Unified Nationals are being held in Little Rock, AK.
The World Championship is being held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Arnold Armwrestling Challenge starting in 2004 will be run by
USAA/USWA. There is a lot of talk
about a monster money tournament with live TV coverage, this events may take
place sometime in June. More on
this event will be posted on the IAF and USA web sites.
You need to check out all the upcoming events being posted on both of
Another important announcement we have to make is that the IAF has a New
State Director in the state of New York.
His name is John Ruggiero. John
lives upstate in Schenectady, NY. He
is a very active competitor, going to tournaments all over New England.
Last year he pulled at the World Championship in Illinois. Donít remember right now how he did. His e-mail is
Armsmen1@aol.com if you would like to get
in touch with him. John is planning
on running a couple of tournaments this year.
Keep an eye on the tournament page for details.
The 10th Annual Can-Am Championship was held on March 1st
at the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA. There
were 115 Entries from 9 States plus Montreal and Ontario.
Referees were Tim Sears, Jan Schmeichel, Chris Gangi and Bill Cox.
Brackets were done by Gerry Cox. Results:
0-154. 1st. Michael Shalhoub(MA). 2.
Tim Sears(MA). 3. Norm Devio(MA).
Gabe Accardi(MA). 2. Dennis
Debreuil(PQ). 3. Logan
1st. Bill Sinks(VT). 2.
Ray Darling(NY). 3. Josh Stark(CT). 199-220. 1st.
Jim Bryan(NJ). 2. Allen
Stilkey(RI). 3. Rob Sasso(NY).
John Ruggiero(NY). 2. Rob
Bigwood(NJ). 3. Paul Maurais(NH).
243-Up. 1st. Eric
Guevin(ME). 2. Garrett Stepsis(DE).
3. Luke Eldridge(NJ.
Michael Shalhoub(MA). 2. Norm Devio
3. Tim Sears(MA).
155-176. 1st. Dennis Debreuil(PQ). 2.
Socrates Fronhoffer(NY). 3. Ron Klemba(CT).
Tony Villa(IN). 2. David Mount(NJ).
3. Tim Brown(NH). 199-220.
1st. Jim Bryan(NJ). 2.
Tony Villa(IN). 3. Eric Roussin(ON).
221-Up. 1st. John
Ruggiero(NY). 2. Paul Maurais(NH).
3. Rob Bigwood(NJ).
Master Right. 0-176. 1st.
Ben Frenette(ME). 2. Ron
Klemba(CT). 3. Terry Dotsie(ME).
177-198. 1st. Ray
Darling(NY). 2. David Mount(NJ).
3. Rick Brunnell(NH). 199-UP.
1st. John Ruggiero(NY). 2.
Arthur Drews(NH). 3. Ray
Goulet(NH). Womenís Right.
Sylvie Maurais(NH). 2. Priscilla
Bean(NH). 3. Sheryl Mount(NJ).
Arlene Pfeiffer(NJ). 2. Cindy
Looney(CT). 3. Jennifer Coro(ME).
Menís Open: Eric
Guevin(ME). Menís Left: John
Ruggiero(NY). Menís Right
Master: Ray Darling(NY). Womenís Open:
2. NY. 3. NH.
4. MA. 5.
CT. 6. ME. Trophies
for the top three teams. The NJ
Team looked awesome. Big
improvement from last year. They
will be tough no matter what tournament they are pulling.
Good to see Sylvie Maurais back in action, hope she keeps it up.
April 26. The 11th
Annual White Mountain Championship will be held
at the Olde Timbermill Restaurant & Pub, located at the Mill at Loon Mt on
Rte 112 in Lincoln, NH. Exit 32 off
Rte 93. There will be 14 weight
classes for Men & Women. Trophies
for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.
Dinner Certificate for all 1st place finishers donated by the
Olde Timbermill Restaurant. Special
room rate for armwrestlers and friends, must ask for armwrestler rate($50.00).
For reservations call 800-654-6183.
Classes held are Menís Right Open, Novice Left and Womenís Right
Open. Weigh-ins on April 25 from 7pm to 10 pm.
April 26 from 10am to 1pm. Contest
starts at 2pm.
Annual Delaware Valley Strongarm Challenge will
be held at the PA State Fair located at the Philadelphia Park Racetrack in
Bensalem, PA. There will be 13
weight classes for Men & Women. Trophies
for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.
Weigh-ins from 11AM to 12:30PM. Contest
starts at 1PM.
4th Annual Bikerís Challenge.
To be held at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Rte 3 in Laconia, NH.
There will be 13 weight classes for Menís Right Open, Left, Right
Masters and Womenís Right Hand. Weigh-ins
from Noon to 2:30PM. Contest
starts at 3PM. Awards for 1st
thru 3rd in all classes.
Unified National Championship.
To be held at the Holiday Inn in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Awards for 1st thru 4th in all classes.
Free Tee-Shirt to 1st 200 entrants.
This is the only Qualifier for the World Championship being held at the
Marriott Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from December 2nd to the 7th.
Special room rates for Nationals: Holiday
Inn Airport: $79.00(501-490-1000).
Holiday Inn Express: $69.00(501-490-4000.
You must tell them you are an armwrestler.
For more info check out the flyer on the IAF and USA web sites, or call
501-882-6369 or 406-248-4508..
10th Annual Budweiser Armwrestling Challenge.
To be held at the Elkís Pavilion on Rte 152 in Attleboro, MA.
There will be 14 weight classes for Men & Women plus 3 classes for
Kids. Menís Right Open, Novice,
Left and Womenís Right. Weigh-ins
from 11:30 to 1PM. Trophies for 1st
thru 3rd in all classes. There
also will be a Carnaval, Barbecue and Dance Band.
So come on down for a good day of Family Fun and Hard Pulling.
For a complete list of upcoming tournaments check out the tournament
pages on both the IAF site and USA site. Also
for results and articles about your sport.
Rick Dufor from Rhode Island would like to thank all the armwrestlers
that chipped in for him at the Can-Am tournament.
Rick has had a bad couple of years and this year his son was badly burned
in a Club Fire in RI. He has been updated from critical condition but he will need
a lot of time to heal. Again thanks
from Rick and his family.
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