Of United States Armsports
I would like to take this time to wish all our members a
& Happy Holiday Season. I
also want to wish all the armwrestlers attending the 25th World
Championship in Canada the very best of luck.
I am looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends there and also to
make some new ones. This being the
25th anniversary will certainly make this World Championship one to
remember. They are expecting 30
plus countries to attend. For all
that donít know the 1st World Championship was held in Canada.
I have known Rick & Lise Blanchard for about 14 years, they are
running this years World Championship and I can tell you that they always run a
first class tournament. They are
two of the nicest people in our sport. Be
sure and introduce yourself to them at the event.
I am sorry to have to announce that there will no longer be a tournament
at the PA Fair. The Fair after two
years in a row with big losses have decided not to run the Fair in PA any more.
There will still be tournaments in PA run by our Co-Directors, Sue
Fischer and Mike Ondrovic. Check the tournament page and your newsletter for
I hope to have some good
news about unification between the two WAF organizations after the World
Championship. A lot of work has
been done on behalf of unifying both organizations and all the armwrestlers worldwide. Hopefully
2004 will be the year that we all come together under one banner,
World Armwrestling Federation.
11/15/03. The Cape Cod
Invitational Armwrestling tournament was held at Smittyís Sports Pub in
Pocasset, MA. Results:
Menís Right Hand Open:
1. Ron Klemba(CT). 2.
Craig Gonsalves(MA). 3. Bruce
1. Allen Stilkey(RI)
Jeff Gonsalves(MA). 3.
1. Eric Guevin(ME).
2. Duke Sarkisian(MA). 3.
Kurt Howgate(ME). Menís
Left Hand: 0-176.
1. Ron Klemba(CT).
2. Jesse Vieira(MA).
1. Kurt Howgate(ME).
2. Duke Sarkisian(MA). 3.
Allen Stilkey(RI). Menís
Right Hand Novice:
1. Rob Foley(MA).
2. Ed Morse(MA).
1. Hakiim Clay(MA).
2. James Watts(MA). 3.
1. Chris Crumbo(VA).
2. Craig Gonsalves Jr(MA). 3.
242-UP. 1. Jan Schmeichel(MA).
2. Jean Daigle(CT).
Womenís Right Hand Open: 1.
Mandy Peters(VT). 2. Valerie
Beach(NH). Menís Open
Overall winner was Eric Guevin(ME). Menís
Novice Overall winner was Chris Crumbo(VA).
1. Martin Gonsalves.
2. Lauren Couto. 3.
Bethany Couto. 7/9yrs.
1. Eric Shalhoub.
2. Justin StLaurent. 3.
Brackett. 2. Stephen Thayer.
3. Jen Easton. Referees
were Jan Schmeichel. Willie Hargrove,Norm Devio, Allen Stilkey and Bill Cox.
Bracketts were done by Gerry Cox.
Smittyís plans on doing 3 or 4 tournaments a year.
December 1/5. The
25th World Championship will be held in Ontario, Canada. All info is posted on both the IAF and USA Sites plus the
1/24/04. PA Winter Blast Armwrestling Tournament to be held at Bradyís Irish Pub at 2195 Galloway Rd in Bensalem, PA. There will be 15 weight classes for men & women. Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes. For more info call Sue @ 215- 943-7813.
Canadian-American Armwrestling Challenge will be held in the Ballroom of the
Holiday Inn on Rte 495 in Taunton, MA. There
will be 18 weight classes for men & women.
Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.
Mensís Right Open, Menís Left, Menís Right Masters and Womenís
Right Open. Weigh-ins on
3/12/04 from 7-10pm. On 3/13/04 from 10am Ė1pm.
Starts at 2pm. This event has become one of the top events around, so
donít miss this year. Special
room rate of $99.00 per night. For
reservations call 508-823-0430 and
ask for armwrestling rate. Must
make reservation by 3/1/04. For
more info call Bill at 508-947-8958 or
e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org.
More events will be posted as we receive them. Donít forget to check the tournament page of the IAF & USA sites.
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