"Following the Canadian list published a couple of days ago, I’ve now tried to identify who would have had the most reason to be considered the best puller in the United States (both male and female) each year dating as far back as available information allows (right arm). This does not necessarily mean a listed puller would have been undefeated in any given year: just that the cumulative evidence I’ve come across leads me to believe they would have deserved to be recognized as the overall best. For this list, “best” does not relate to technical skill or pound-for-pound merit – I simply mean who would have been the overall favorite to win among all active pullers.
For the men, the list starts off in 1923, when George Jowett moved from Canada to Pittsburgh. He was reputed to have never lost a match, and codified an initial set of rules for the sport (he called it “wrist turning”) which he published around 1930. The women’s list starts off in 1967, when the women’s division of the Petaluma World’s Wristwrestling Championship started to have more than just a couple of entrants.
You may disagree with the lists, and that’s fine. If you do, I’d be curious to hear your thoughts. Some years are certainly more debatable than others. (Identifying the top women over the past dozen or so years is particularly tough.)"
An American mixed martial artist, two-time Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Jonathan Dwight Jones known as Jon "Bones" Jones arm-wrestles American professional strongman, Robert Oberst during FitExpo L.A, 2017.
"Just for fun, I’ve tried to identify who would have had the most reason to be considered the best puller in Canada (both male and female) each year dating as far back as available information allows (right arm). This does not necessarily mean a listed puller would have been undefeated in any given year -- just that the cumulative evidence I’ve come across leads me to believe they would have deserved to be recognized as the overall best. For this list, “best” does not relate to technical skill or pound-for-pound merit – it simply means who would have been the overall favourite to win among all active pullers.
Armwrestling was taking off as a new sport in the early part of the 20th century in Quebec. But by the 1930s, it was starting to fade into obscurity. It was revived in a big way in Timmins, Ontario, in the early ‘70s with the annual Carling O’Keefe World Wristwrestling Championship. Though armwrestling matches certainly occurred between 1930 and 1970, little information is available to try to identify who would have been the top pullers during this era. As for the women’s list, there were hardly ever any women’s divisions prior to the mid-‘70s."
"CHICAGO, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- World Armwrestling League (WAL) announced it has entered into a partnership with AEG as part of its continuing effort to expand the league's reach and build a deeper relationship with its fanbase in key markets across the U.S.
The AEG partnership is the second major collaboration WAL has forged in 2018, after signing a multi-year deal with Turner Sports to broadcast WAL events on its new BR Live platform. With unmatched expertise in event ticketing and promotion, as well as its network of venues, including four used for the 2018 WAL "Supermatch Showdown Series," AEG brings WAL a turnkey solution that will ensure a premium live event experience for fans of the growing sport and league.
Olympic gold medalist in swimming, an American actor (the only actor to have played Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers), Clarence Linden Crabbe II, known by his stage name Buster Crabbe armwrestles Johnny Weissmuller, an Austro-Hungarian-born American multiple Olimpic gold medalist (swimming) in the 1920s, an actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s. A promo shot for the movie; SWAMP FIRE, directed by William H. Pine, Paramount, 1946.
I recently received... a T-SHIRT THE BIGGEST ARMFIGHT, Yesterday I have played with the camera and the faces of those THREE GIANTS, who we will see in action this year, in November... below a few photos.
Renia Zajac, a daughter of my friends got cancer. The girl is 8 years old, she is after chemotherapy and the treatment is very expensive. Her parents to collect money do the auction. They have asked theirs friends about one item that can be put up for auction.
I have asked Devon, if he is ok to support Renia. He said YES.
SO.. The Winner of auction will get the photograph (top quality print, size in cm: 59.4W x 84.1H), which will be signed by Devon during his visit in Poland in November this year. It will be signed before his armfight with Denis Cyplenkov at Vendetta 50.
In an interview for Armpower.net by Anna Mazurenko, Levan Saginashvili says about his plans for the coming months, reflects to Dmitry Silayev's statements after his trip to Georgia and how to combine the World Championship and Vendetta.
Levan, after his visit to Georgia Dimitri Silaev said that Georgia is preparing a huge Monster for Trubin. Are you really in such a shape?
- I’m training not only for Trubin, but for the Worlds as well. I am really in a very good shape and I’m going to be at my peak in November.
July 19th Norfolk, VA Supermatch Showdown Series 404 👊.
Come on down to the NorVa (317 Monticello Ave) and watch or download BR Live. 1st tournament since detaching his bicep less than 3 months ago. Todd normally competes (wins) at 195, but WAL reached into the 225s to find a worthy competitor. This will be a phenomenal match up." - Allison Renoos Hutchings.
An American singer and actor, referred as the "King of Rock and Roll", Elvis Aaron Presleyarm-wrestles an Amerrican actor, Fred Coby in the movie; Jailhouse Rock from 1957, directed by Richard Thorpe, Studio: MGM, Credit Image: SNAP.
If you want sun, beach and armwrestling - go to Georgia! Combination of holiday and work, that's how the organizer of Disabled World Cup, Anna Mazurenko was exploring Georgia this year.
This year, on June 30th, in Batumi, Gorgia was organized an annual tournament organized by President of Adjara Armwrestling Federation, Gocha Shavadze.The event has a long tradition and only few people know that it was the first armwrestling competition, in which took part and won in 2011, unknown then to anyone, Levan Saginashvili.
"UPDATE: I’ve just been informed that the wristwrestling segment won’t be airing during this week’s episode after all. It will air either next Thursday or the following Thursday. I will post details as soon as I have them.
I started armwrestling in 2008. Then I lived in the Batumi Orphan Children Asylum where the President of Armwrestling Federation of Ajara Gocha Shavadze arrived one day. He was looking for children with the talents for professional sports. He asked the director to help him to find the strongest child. So I passed the testing and he noticed the strength of my hand. He took me to the university to my future coach Temur Lipartashvili. Timur also tested me and said that I will be able to achieve significant success within the next year.