17 Jun 2018

John Brzenk: "Got close to a armwrestling table today ... felt good .. second wind ???"

John Brzenk has posted today on Istagram a picture with Travis Bagent, with the comment: "Got close to a armwrestling table today ... felt good .. second wind ???"  The image was take after his match with Bagent for 10.000$.

16 Jun 2018


An inteview on Armpower.net with Lebanese Armwrestling Federation (LAW) founder and President, Mr. Karim EL Andary

"Almost a year ago the Lebanese Armwrestling Federation was founded. Since then the Lebanon armwrestling made giant steps forward. The first in the Arab world armwrestling tournament ever - the National Armwrestling Championship (LAW) - was organized and had a huge success. After that the Lebanon National team won 2 gold medals on the professional series of fights “Vendetta” in Italy. Today we are talking to the person who made it all happen, LAW founder and President, Mr. Karim EL Andary. 

13 Jun 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (55) - Rob Riggle vs Billy Zane

An American actor and comedian, Rob Riggle (as a Kentucky Buckets Colonel Sanders) arm-wrestles an American actor and producer, Billy Zane (as a Georgia Gold Colonel Sanders) in KFC Super Bowl Commercial Teasers from 2017. 

10 Jun 2018


An interview with WAF referee, Judyta Wiercinska by PeSzy.

"She has been a referee for twelve years, that is one more than third of her life. She refereed her first Europeans in Moscow (2010).

From this time she has been invited to eight EuroArms and four World Championships. Let us talk with Judyta Wiercinska.

Privately she has a very interesting and serious profession, requiring skills both in hand and in mind. She is a medical physicist at Oncology Center, and working on her PhD in medicine. Admit it - it is impressive. Work, doctoral studies, research and writing a PhD is her everyday reality. That's why she likes trips to competitions, it's always a moment to take a deep breath and enjoy the atmosphere she loves!

Tell me, how was the referee work in Bulgaria?

- There were some very experienced referees missing from the team, like Monika Duma, Camilla Kattstrom and Ivan Gregoricka. It was not easy to work in a limited team, especially since there were many young, promising referees, but who needed some attention and training from more experienced referees. Unfortunately, we had more protests than usual this year and half of them were considered justified! It's hard to say whether the number of protests was influenced by the greater awareness of the athletes, or too many young referees. For sure, however, athletes could see that the referees knew when to admit their mistakes, and this is a very important issue. Maybe it will affect the prevailing conviction that there is no reason to submit protests, as they will be rejected anyway.

What were the most common mistakes made by athletes, in your opinion?

- A recurring issue is ignorance of English commands. Not everyone has to know English, but the twenty words spoken by the referees are worth learning so that they do not receive unnecessary warnings. As far as I know, in an increasing number of countries, the Nationals Championships are held in English to help athletes start on the international stage. I definitely support that trend!

Who is harder to referee - women or men?

- Paradoxically, women's duels are much more difficult to referee than men's. I think we have persistence and bravery carved deep into our DNA. The way the beautiful sex fights for a starting position is unheard of in any male category! Unfortunately, ladies forget that they lose a lot of strength in this way. Such struggles on start very often end with the referee's grip, which you can actually ask the referee for from the very beginning, without losing time and energy. Moreover women's duels have been as interesting as men's for many years now and as much hard to referee. Ladies just argue less with the referees than men do. They are easier to handle in this respect.

8 Jun 2018


"Malin Kleinsmith, the Armwrestling Champion of the World and Europe, Champion of Sweden, will take part in the anniversary series of armfights "Vendetta ALL Stars - Armfight # 50" in November 2018. This event will not only be the most "starry" in the last decade, but will also be the first tournament in which the women armwrestlers will take part. And this decision was not easy for Igor Mazurenko.

On "Vendetta ALL Stars - Armfight # 50" Malin will accept the challenge of the outstanding Polish armwrestler - the winner of the Professional World Cup, the Champion of Poland, the European Champion Marlena Wawrzyniak. This will not be the first Malin’s professional arm wrestling tournament, but, nevertheless, the upcoming match brings her a storm of conflicting emotions. 

29 May 2018


"Yesterday, the Congress of the European Armwrestling Federation took place, at which a number of important changes were made concerning the life of the federation and individual athletes, in particular.

One of the most important issues, which already interests both participants of the competitions and fans, was the holding of the next European Championship. 

Lithuania and Greece submitted their candidatures for the main amateur event of Europe, but the decision was not made. In the next six months, the EAF commission will check the readiness of the Lithuanian and Greek federations for the reception of athletes and the holding of the championship, after which at the continental meeting of the federation, which will be held at the World Championships in Turkey, the congress will determine the host country of the Europeans-2019.

25 May 2018

Alexandru Grumeza explaines for whom is the category PID sitting, and who needs to armwrestle standing

Most of the athletes with musculoskeletal problems want to pull sitting. 

Doctor, PI Classifire World Armwrestling Federation (WAF), Alexandru Grumeza explaines for whom is the category PID sitting, and who needs to armwrestle standing.