May 2003


               I would like to inform everyone that we have a New State Director for the State of Pennsylvania.  The Director is Susan Fischer from Fairless Hill, PA.  Susan has been around Armwrestling for quite awhile as her husband used to armwrestle but has since retired.  Susan became involved again at the State Fair 3 years ago.  She beat the defending Champion.  Susan again defended her title next year and won again.  After this victory Susan went on to compete at the USA Unified Nationals in Illinois.  She place there and went on to compete at the World Championship last year.  Again this year she defended her title at the Fair and again was victorious.  I feel sure that Susan will be a nice addition to the IAF family as the Director from Pennsylvania. 




                    May 24.   The 5th Annual Delaware Valley Strongarm Challenge was held at the Pennsylvania State Fair in Bensalem, PA.    Results:

Menís Right Open   0-154.   1. Jimmy Aiello(PA).  2. William Marini(NY).  3. Frank Basta(PA).   155-176.   1.  Ron Klemba(CT).  2.  Logan Miclette(CT).  3.  Jack Dettrick(PA).   177-198.   1.  Mike Ondrovic(PA).   2.  Josh Stark(CT).   3.  Eric Checovetes(CT).   199-220.   1.  Allen Stilkey(RI).   2.  Eric Checovetes(CT).   3.  Joe Long(PA).   221-UP.   1.  Peter Milano(CT).   2.  Brian Lapila(CT).   3.  Bill Brennan(PA).    Menís Right Novice.   0-154.   1.  Tony Kirk(PA).   2.  Steve Lewis(NJ).   155-176.   1. Walter DíAngelo(PA).   2.  Dave Wheatly(PA).   3.  Justin  Kopa(PA).     177-198.    1.  Sam Giverrera(PA).   2. Ed Riotte(CT).   3.  Billy Martin(PA).    199-UP.   1. Dan Baxter(PA).   2.  John Daigle(CT).   3.  Paul Mullin(PA).     Menís Left.    0-176.   1. Ron Klemba(CT).   2.  Logan Miclette(CT).   3.  Jimmy Aiello(PA).    177-UP.   1. Glen Jaesche(PA).   2. Allen Stilkey(RI).   3.  Josh Stark(CT).    Womenís Right.    0-132.   1.  Susan Fischer(PA).   2.  Michelle Walter(PA).    3.  Janet Beer(CT).   133-UP.   1.  Barbara Suplee(PA).   2.  Connie L. Leon(PA).   3.  Connie M. Leon(PA).        There were 54 entries from 5 states.   Referees were: Josh Stark, Allen Stilkey, Jim Bryan & Bill Cox.  Bracketts by Gerry Cox




          June 7.   The 5th Annual Bikers Armwrestling Championship will be held at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Rte 3 in Laconia, NH.  There will be 13 weight classes for Menís Right Open, Right Masters, Menís Left and Womens Right Open.   Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins from Noon till 2:30.  Contest starts at 3 PM.   For more info call Bill at 508-947-8958.

            August 2/3.   USA Unified Nationals to be held at the Holiday Inn Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas.    Menís Right and Left Hand:  0-121(55kgs).  122-132(60kgs).   133-143(65kgs).   144-154(70kgs).   155-165(75 kgs).   166-176(80kgs).   177-187(85kgs).   188-198(90kgs).    199-220(100kgs).   221-242(110kgs).   243-UP(110+kgs).   Womens Right and Left:  0-110(50kgs).   111-121(55kgs).   122-132(60kgs).   133-143(65kgs).   144-154(70kgs).   155-176(80kgs).    177-UP(80+kgs).    Menís Master(40+):  Right and Left.   0-154(70kgs).   155-176(80kgs).   177-198(90kgs).   199-220(100kgs).   221-UP(100+kgs).   Womenís Masters (40+):  Right and Left.   0-132(60kgs).   133-154(70kgs).   155-176(80kgs).   177-UP(80+kgs).    Menís Grand Masters (50+):  Right Hand Only.  0-165(75kgs).   166-198(90kgs).   199-UP(90+kgs).     Awards for 1st thru 4th in all classes.  Free Tee Shirt to 1st 200 entries.   Saturday August 2nd.  Open Competition.   Sunday August 3rd.  Masters and Grand Masters.  Special room rates: Holiday Inn Airport: $79.00 ( 1-4 persons).  501-490-1000.   Holiday Inn Express $69.00 (1-4 persons). 501-490-4000.   Free Airport Shuttle.  All 1st and 2nd place finishers will qualify for Team USA at the World Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada(December 2-7 2003).   For more info call  406-245-1560,  501-882-6369  or  406-248-4508.

           August  9.   The 10th Annual Budweiser Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Elkís Pavilion on Rte 152 in Attleboro, MA.  There will be 14 weight classes for Men and Women plus 3 classes for Kids.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  This will be a fun filled day with a Carnival, Barbecue, Dance Band and Armwrestling.  Bring the whole family.  For info call Bill at 508-947-8958.

           We as armwrestlers should try to make as many events a year as possible, if not to compete then to cheer on a friend or team member.  Armwrestling needs Sponsors and places to hold events.  Sponsors look for a large head count more than quality of armwrestlers.  We need to attend tournaments no matter who is holding them.  This is our sport and we need to promote it fully.



  Bill Cox, President



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