28 Dec 2013


Richard Lupkes - The Pride of Minnesota

Richard Lupkes was born on October 5th, 1956. He grew up on a family farm. When he was 20 years old he started competing in local armwrestling tournaments, destroying farm boys and guys at bars. One  of his first serious armwrestling tests was at the WPAA World Championships in Kansas City in 1978, where he came second to Al Turner. That time he weighed 210 lbs. “I had the honor of pulling Mr. Turner at the '78 World finals in Kansas City at Worlds of Fun. Mr. Turner just pulled my arm right out of the cup with his amazing strength. If I would sweet talk my wife I could have her find a copy of a Sports Illustrated magazine with a picture of Al and myself in the finals. I also had the chance of talking to this great puller and greater gentleman at an east coast tourney years later somewhere around 1987 to 1989.” – said Lupkes.

Istanbul International Friendship Night - RESULTS

27 Dec 2013

Game of Arms, Travis Bagent - Trailer

"Game of Arms is a look inside the raw and highly competitive world 
of American arm wrestling. Yes, that exists."

Northeast Board Redesign Underway

New look, many changes, more possibilities to inform armwrestling world about your event or other stuff related to armwrestling.

Kurt Howgate's comment about the changes and new look of the best armwrestling forum in the world, the Northeast Message Board:

"As you may have noticed, the board has been updated with a new version of the interface.

I have added back several of the custom features I had on the 'old' board. However, there are a number of features that will require more time to get 'right' (such as country flags, location icons, various font & colors options, etc). 

I will continue to update the board over the next few weeks, as time permits.

24 Dec 2013

WAC: TOP 16 is a breakthrough in armwrestling

Message form the PAL facebook fan page:

"TOP 16 is drawing nearer every day. We should know the first fights’ results in May. Let’s explain a little the main idea of this project.

Our goal is to create a real group of professional armwrestlers – says Igor Mazurenko, the creator of TOP 16. – So far all the so-called “professional” tournaments had no right to be. Why? Because every contestant in them also took part in the World Championship and the European amateurchampionship, fighting lower – tier tournaments along the way. This was mostly due to the lack of finances, allowing any contestant to really go pro.

19 Dec 2013

Fight against doping in Russian Armsport Assosation

On December 27th a meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Armsport Assosation (RAA) will be held.

The main goal of the meeting will be to discuss problems associated with the results of the doping control of Russian athletes in 2013 at the European and World championships (6 positive results at EuroARM and 3 positive results at the WAF Worlds).

Strong Arm Tactics by James Retarides

Strong Arm Tactics is new book about working out and training for armwrestling. written by James Retarides. Currently its available in eBook verison on www.ebooktika.com. A printed version will appear at the beggining of 2014. 

5 Dec 2013

The Early Days of Wristwrestling in Petaluma: How a Game Became a Sport

1954 to 1961

The time was late 1954. Jack Homel, a San Francisco native and trainer for the Detroit Tigers, was living in Hot Springs, California during baseball’s off-season. While home, he liked to frequent "Diamond" Mike Gilardi's bar in nearby Petaluma. Jack had been involved in professional sports as a trainer for almost 20 years, and liked to boast that he had never lost a wristwrestling match, despite having faced hundreds of opponents including football players, boxers, strong men, steel workers, and longshoremen. Bill Soberanes, a columnist for the Petaluma Argus-Courier and regular patron of Gilardi’s Corner, heard about Jack’s wristwrestling exploits and learned that, via Mike, Jack had issued a challenge to anyone who thought they could beat him in a wristwrestling match. The story of the challenge spread, and before long, a candidate emerged: Oliver Kullberg. 

Oliver Kullberg was a 200-lb rancher from Lakeville, California (just outside of Petaluma) who had a reputation of being the strongest man in Sonoma County. He too had never lost a wristwrestling match. Recognizing the possible appeal that such a match could have among the local population, Bill took steps to get the match linked to a series of March of Dimes fundraising activities (a non-profit organization set up to combat polio). Gilardi’s Corner would sponsor the match. The contest would feature free admission and all would be invited to attend, however donations to the March of Dimes would be encouraged.

4 Dec 2013

How would you help AW grow?

"1. figure out what we are. nobodys done this in 50 years. either promote the Bad Boy bar image and everybody wear jeans and hats and boots..... or act like a sport and everyone dress and behave like an athlete. 

2. much bigger separation between Ams and Pro. you need to earn a Pro Card. 

3. shorten events to 3 hours max."   - Very well said John.

30 Nov 2013


Matthias "Hellboy" Schlitte's comment on facebook: "Finally I found my clip from Stan Lee's Superhumans in English We were filming it in 2011 during the time I was living in LA. And the best: Stan Lee - the master of comics who created spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk and many more legendary characters- mentioned me and was dealing with the small German Hellboy. Enjoy watching! Thanks to Robert Drenk and the UAL for the table."

29 Nov 2013

Championship Manager

"If you want to make the championships 
you have to read this" - Marcin Mielniczuk

Article from Armpower.net

"Championship Management, a computer programme for armwrestling competions organizing, was sent to WAF and EAF countries last year. It was also distributed at the European and World Championships this year.

Championship Management has been offered to a couple dozen people all over the world, but my observations have proved that only a few people can really use it – says Marcin Mielniczuk, IT president of Mazurenko Armwrestling Promotion Sp. z o.o, the creator of the program. - I'am afraid that most people haven’t even launched the application and don’t know how to use it. I get signals from all over the world that the application might be too complex, not for everybody to learn easily.

13 Nov 2013

Bresnan, Binnie & Chaffee about Nemiroff 2013

Americans, Tim Bresnan, Christian Binnie & Dave Chaffee, who took part in this year's Nemiroff World Cup, in heavyweight division have expressed own opinion about the event and their performance.

Engin Terzi's World Ranking statement

Engin Terzi's statement on facebook:

"Dear Armwrestling World,

I do the rankings for many years just to promote our sport by creating an excitement.. I do not expect anything from it,not money nor honour...I even asked Fabio Nimis to do this but he didnt accept it.. I do my best to be as fair as possible to anyone.. There is no single time that it is possible to make everyone happy.. i try to answer the critiques as detailed as possible.. Once again i dont have intention to gain anything back by doing the rankings.. None of you are paying me for the rankings so please criticise in a respectful manner as much as possible to not to discourage me.. I am not expecting to be thanked ,neither to be disrespected.. THANKS"

11 Nov 2013

Wada proposes four years bans for drugs cheats

David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency. (Reuters / Christinne Muschi)

Wada wants to double length of bans for drugs cheats

"The World Anti-Doping Agency plans to double the length of bans handed out to athletes found guilty of serious doping offences from two to four years.

Travis Bagent signs contract with KING OF ARMS

Cobra Rhodes has informed on facebook that Travis Bagent signed contract with KING OF ARMS. Above the photo of him and Travis he put the question: "Who is that man signing his KING OF ARMS contract?"

To get more lights what it's KING OF ARMS... read article posted on Los Angeles Times on October 16, 2013, titled: AMC greenlights new unscripted series 'King of Arms'.

"The strange world of competitive arm wrestling is getting the AMC treatment thanks to a new unscripted series called "King of Arms," the network announced Wednesday.

The show is the work of Emmy award-winning producers Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik ("The Deadliest Catch") and Dan Ilani, a partner in Undertow Films.

Nemiroff World Cup 2013 (Day 2) Semi-Finals & Finals - VIDEO

Nemiroff World Cup 2013 Open cat. right hand - VIDEO

ZLOTY TUR CUP / Nemiroff World Cup 2013 - RESULTS

XI Nemiroff World Cup
Warsaw, Poland – November 9-10th, 2013

8 Nov 2013


"Over 200 contestants from all over the world will start in Nemiroff World Cup. Some of them were present at a press conference in the Warsaw Hilton.

Dave Chaffi, Christian Binie, Andrey Pushkar and Dawid Bartosiewicz attended the press conference in the Warsaw Hilton, a day before the competition.

Today we are celebrating the XIV edition of Zloty Tur, and the XI edition of Nemiroff World Cup – says Igor Mazurenko, organizer. Again we have the pleasure of hosting Andrey Pushkar, but also the stars of American armwrestling: Dave Chaffi, for the first time in Europe, and Christian Binie, who despite his age – 50 years old – still puts in a great show in left hand in USA.

Also in attendance was Dawid Bartosiewicz, this year’s vice champion of the world in 75kg category.


Interview with Alexey Voevoda by Artur Grigorian:

"Nemiroff World Cup 2013 is the most anticipated event of the year in armwrestling. Do you think it will be appreciated in accordance to the amount of preparation invested in it?
- The World Cup always exceeds expectations. It’s a huge event for the fans and the contestants. It “raised” many stars. I hope this will also be the case this year.

Many think Cyplenkov will win. Do you think Denis is the only favorite? Can anyone beat him?
-Denis is a great fighter, one of the strongest in the world. And “one of” is the key word here. I always cheer not for a contestant, but for the beauty of a fight. Denis always delivers in that aspect. May the best man win.

7 Nov 2013

SutorSTRONG. Denis Cyplenkov - Hulk goes on Nemiroff

In interview for Sutor STRONG Denis Cyplenkov says that he have to choose what's more important, paying his mortgage, truck payment etc. or being a good athlete! Curently he has good job, and a lot of work, this is his priority now.

Denis explained why after four years in a row competing at Nemiroff, we didn't see him last year. The reason is money, he gave an exemple of 2010 event, where he won in 4 categories and the prize money even didn't cover his expenses for the preparation, he spent $1000 more then he won in Poland that year.

5 Nov 2013


Armpower.net informed today that this year's Nemiroff World Cup will be broadcasted live on Eurosport 2.

After so many years finally armwretling fans can watch the most important PRO armwrestling turnament in the world on one of the biggest TV channel, the Eurosport (54 countries, in 17 languages).

2 Nov 2013

Bruce Buffer invites on Twitter for UAL 5

Watch "PPV" UAL 5 event HERE...


Watch live the UAL 5 here...
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Big names predict the winner - UAL 5

In Your Opinion, who will win & what will be the score in the supermatche between?:

1. Jake Smith  vs  Justin Bishop for the UAL Middle Weight Title, Right Arm... 5 rounds,

2. Jonathan Hoffmann  vs  Michael Todd for the UAL Super Heavy Weight Title, Left Arm... 5 rounds.

AO Asked these Questions Following People:

1 Nov 2013

Bruce Buffer at UAL 5

The UAL founder, Rober Drenk has informed on Northeast Borard, that at the UAL 5 armwrestling fans will see in action the voice of the octagon, Bruce Buffer. He will be announcing at the UAL Main Events on Sat Night on Nov 2nd.

31 Oct 2013

Over the Top (Germany) - Results

Armed & Dangerous Episode 3 - ROCKSTAR VS BAMA BULL - UAL V

"NOVEMBER 2ND - THE OBSERVATORY IN SANTA ANA, CA - The Bama Bull (Justin Bishop) takes on Rockstar (Jake Smith) for sole possession of the UAL World Middleweight Championship belt. Visit http://THEUAL.com for more info on upcoming armwrestling events and news UAL V ep 3"

info: VISNIA

30 Oct 2013


Boom ... more big news: 13 positive results at the WAF Worlds 2013. Some are in shock, while others aren't. Now everyone is an expert and knows how to change it... From 1998 the WAF President was from one of the countries of the WEST and officially everything looked okay (few positive tests), so armwrestling looked to be a clean sport to those outside the sport looking in, however many of those within the sport knew different. Now under a new leader from the one of the countries of the EAST, things don't look as good for the WAF...

In May of this year at EUROARM there were 12 positive tests, and now it has been announced that at this year's WAF Worlds there were 13 positives. Over 20 positive tests and some say this is very bad... I say Thank God: finally the time of "HOLY COWS" is coming to an end...


Quote from Engin Terzi: "People who complain about doping and asks others to do doping test, should do doping test in their country first.. anyone who thinks that only the top 3 who pick card, use doping is either ignorant or has bad intention..."



"Recently Alexander Filimonov received a letter from a group of Russian-language disabled contestants, in which they gave their proposals for the new disabled federation.

It’s incredible for this letter to surface at this time. Before the letter was published I had a meeting with the president of Asian Armwrestling Federation, Dzheyenbek Mukambetov in our office in the Olympic committee, in order to discuss the future of the new federation. We also had a conference call with Igor Mazurenko and Vladimir Petrenko about weight categories.


photo: Armpower.net

Few days ago The Doping Control Commitee has informed WAF Federation that at this year's World in Poland was 13 positive results of 40 made. Yesterday, the World Armwrestling Federation recived an info with nine names who tested positive. One of them is athlete representing Slovakia, Snezana Babaieva.

Positive Doping Results in Armwrestling since 2005

29 Oct 2013

Who is the real Gabriela Vasconcelos ?

Thiaguinho e Rodriguinho identify the professionals: break dancer, armwrestling champion andan artist to paint with glitter. 

Gabriela Vasconcelos's comment: "These two mentioned on the video are famous singers in Brazil and the game was basically find out who was the real Gabriela - armwrestler world champion so they asked 2 questions and asked us to show our biceps...

I truly believe, that one day I'll become a wORLD cHAMPION



Message from WAF-armwrestling.com:

The Doping Control Committee has received the A-sample results after the doping control at the World Armwrestling Championship in Poland / September 2013.

Following persons are under provisional suspension and are not allowed to compete in any armwrestling event untill a decision is taken about their case: