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Enough is ENOUGH!!!!!!

Since I started blogging in 2010, the politics in arm-wrestling was more or less present, and often it was hard to avoid it... but Enough is ENOUGH!!!!!!

Engin Terzi


ARMWRESTLING LEGEND
ONE OF 10 BEST P4P ARMWRESTLERS OF ALL TIME
ONE OF THE 50 GREATEST ARMWRESTLERS IN HISTORY
THE RECORD OF LONGEST PERIOD WAF WINNING 1994-2018
THE ONLY ARMWRESTLER WHO WON WAF WORLDS & EuroARM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 3 DIFFERENT DECADES


Armwrestling with Masai


In 2010 in Kenya, on safari, during the stay in the Lion Hill Resort, Tsavo West, we've met a Masai named Kayan (I traveled as always with my girlfriend, Gosia). He worked there as a guardian / protector against wild animals.

A few days earlier he has started his duty in this resort, which lasts about 3 months. That's how much time he needed to make enough money to buy a cow. The Maasai convert everything to cows, the more cows the richer Masai is.

10 Best Pound-For-Pound Men's Armwrestlers of All Time by world level experts


Who is the world's best men's arm-wrestler of all time, regardless of weight class?

It was the idea of Tomasz Wisniowski, he asked Engin Terzi and Eric Roussin to prepare the list but such list required the views of west and east, the eyes of yesterday and today. So Engin choosed to ask mostly to the people who have been around world wide as an athlete, coach, official and even expert level fan. There are experts who have been around world level for over quarter century such as Andrew Cobra Rhodes, Niyazi Kurt, Neil Pickup, Erekle Gurchiani, Atilla Csabai, Marian Capla, Haydar Gildil, Kazbek Zoloev, Marcio Barbosa.. and many of these are multiple times World Champion athletes. Also athletes and trainers who are near 20 years with Top of the World level pulling such as Devon Larratt, Janis Amolins, Krasimir Kostadinov, Ivan Matyushenko, Vladimir Petrenko. Then armwrestler or-and experts such as Eric Roussin, Kiril Bogdanski, Fabio Nimis, Tomasz Wisniowski.

We let them to apply their own criteria to select the Top 10 P4P Best Armwrestlers of All Time.

WAF weight classes name proposal

Photo:UFC

Boxing, as a Nr.1 in combat sports family, in both Amateur (the other name, Olympic Boxing), and PRO (top four federations WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) have use the "name" instead of "kilograms" for each individual weight category, which is much more prestigious way to present the champion, runner up, or other pretenders.

Should referees be treated this way?

photo: Armpower.net

A few days ago an "incident" occurred in the armwrestling world. At the Polish Armwrestling Cup, an armwrestler who was dissatisfied with a call hit a referee. He was immediately disqualified, but that did not stop his temper: he wanted to fight the referee and waited for him outside by the doors, shouting expletives.


WAF Head Referee, Leonard Harkless, has commented on this situation:

"The federation would need to discipline the athlete and should do so. That is beyond anything that I have seen in the past and should not be allowed to go unchecked" - Leonard Harkless.

It was a mater of time, I knew that Polish Armwrestling Federation will react accordingly, and it will be an example and serve as a caution for others. The last thing armwrestling needs is hooliganism, like sometimes occurs in football / soccer. Yesterday on October 10th, 2018, the athlete has been suspended for one year (starting from October 7th, 2018).

The 50 Greatest Armwrestlers in History


In addition to the “Legends” and “Best Ever” exercises, it was decided that it would be interesting to compile a list of the 50 Greatest Armwrestlers of all time.

Using the initial list of eight legends, a panel of experts was once again consulted to come up with another 42 names to make up the “50 Greatest” list. Four of the same five experts were consulted, plus a new expert took part: Charlie Minell.

Armwrestling Legends - Men



In late 2010, an exercise was led by Tomasz Wisniowski (founder of Armwrestling24h, co-founder of the Armwrestling History Channel, founder of Armwretlers ONLY) to identify the “legends” of armwrestling. A total of 45 people took part, including top athletes, referees, and promoters with a wide array of experience and knowledge of the sport. Those involved were asked to provide an answer to a simple question: “Who is a legend in armwrestling?” No specific guidance was provided, and so participants could interpret the term “legend” as they saw fit. 

Who Is the Best Super Heavyweight Ever ?


In addition to debating who should be considered a “legend” in the sport, it’s fun to discuss who should be recognized as the best pullers of all time, by weight category. In late 2010, the experts agreed on the following competitors:

Over the Top: THE ICON OF ARMWRESTLING


Over The Top was the biggest event in armwrestling history.  Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year, moved the length and breadth of North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel and Japan.  The finale came 25 years ago today, on July 26th 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton.  The following year came the release of the Sylvester Stallone film “Over The Top” which had inspired the creation of the competition.  The film featured many real-life armwrestlers and footage from the actual tournament.

But whose idea was all this?  How did it get quite so big?  And what was it like to compete in that colossal contest?  To mark its anniversary, I decided to seek out some of the stories behind the iconic moment of armwrestling folklore.

Champions of Petaluma & WWC


2002 was the last year when the event was held in Petaluma. After 41 years of Annual World Wristwrestling Championship (WWC) the 42nd World Wristwrestling Championship was held in Reno, Nevada. A year after The WWC was held in Verdi, Nevada.

John Brzenk


BEST EVER JOHN BRZENK
ARMWRESTLING LEGEND
ONE OF THE 50 GREATEST ARMWRESTLERS IN HISTORY
ONE OF THE ICONS OF SUPERMATCH FORMAT