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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