28 Mar 2013

UAL III in Huntington Beach INDEPENDENT

After UAL III which was held in Huntington Beach, CA, USA, in local newspaper, the Huntington Beach INDEPENDENT has appeared an article titled "Arm-wrestling in their blood" informing about the event.

"The Ultimate Armwrestling League held its most recent championship at the Tap House in Huntington Beach.

Arm-wrestling is a time-honored way for two people to test each other's strength, but Robert Drenk felt he needed to take it to a new level.

The 32-year-old Huntington Beach native grew up arm-wrestling as a child and it was soon apparent that it was more than a hobby.

"When I was in the third grade, I got a letter sent home with me to my step-mom that said, 'Robert was good today, but I couldn't get him to stop arm-wrestling,'" Drenk said. "That was around 1988 and I still have that letter. I just grew up arm-wrestling and I really love it."

To quench his thirst, Drenk would arm-wrestle against his coworkers on Fridays after work. But after beating every employee in the company, he sought a professional setting where he could compete against tougher competition.

But after failing to find a league to join, Drenk and colleague Bill Collins decided to take matters into their own hands and formed the Ultimate Armwrestling League three years ago.

The Ultimate Armwrestling League has evolved into almost 100 sponsored "pullers" from across the county, competing against one another for cash prizes and a title.

On March 23, Drenk's league held its sixth event called UAL III at the Tap House in Huntington Beach, where there were amateur bouts early in the afternoon and three super matches, including the super heavyweight world championship between defending champion Jerry Cadorette and No. 1 contender Michael Todd."... read more here...

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