INTERNATIONAL ARMWRESTLING FEDERATION

AFFILIATED WITH UNITED STATES ARMSPORTS

June 2005

Newsletter

            We have a new State Director for Massachusetts.  His name is Jan Schmeichel, he is from Randolph, MA.  Jan has been involved for awhile now as a competitor and referee.  I am sure that he will make a great addition to the IAF family.  Be sure and welcome him when you see him.  All his info is posted on the Directorís page on the IAF site.

It will also be posted on the Maine site as of the next update.

 

            I am sure that everyone has heard about the big money tournament being held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT.  It will be held on August 7th, pullers must be there on August 6th for weigh-ins.  This event will be filmed by Fox Sports and will air on the Best Damn Sports Show.  The time and day will be posted on the IAF & Maine message boards, also on the USA site.  This will provide a great deal of exposure for our sport.  Everyone that is close to CT should try to make this event.  We want to have a big showing of spectators there.

 

Results

 

Cape Cod Invitational

Smittyís Sports Pub  6/28/05

 

Menís Right Open

0-198

1.  Jim Witt(MA)   2. Rob Vigeant(NH)   3. Andy Ducharme(RI)

199-242

1.  Jeff Gonsalves(MA)   2. Rob Vigeant(NH)   3. Andy Ducharme(RI)

 

 

243-UP

1.  Jason Howgate(ME)   2. Rob Vigeant Jr(NH)   3. Kurt Howgate(ME)

 

Menís Right Novice

0-165

1.  Matt Gundrum(NY)   2.  Eric DiLuzou(MA)   3. Rick Corso(MA)

166-198

1.  Chris Roy(MA)   2.  Glen Cardoza(MA)   3. Wayne Gundrum(NY)

199-242

1.  Mark Sheehan(MA)   2. Shane Gundrum(NY)   3. Carlos Beltran(CT)

243-UP

1.  Mark Sheehan(MA)   2. Mike Skinner(MA)   3. Carlos Beltran(CT)

 

Menís Left

0-176

1.  Richard DiNardo(MA)   2. Rick Corso(MA)

177-UP

Kurt Howgate(ME)   2. Jason Howgate(ME)   3. Rob Vigeant Jr(NH)

 

Womenís Right

0-132

1.  Pam Ducharme(RI)   2. Penny Smith(MA)

133-UP

1.  Cindy Looney(CT)   2. Shelly Brunelle(NH)   3. Melissa Tourigny(NH)

 

Kids

7/9yrs Boys

1.       Zachary Sargent.   2. Jacob Davis.   3. Mark Gonsalves

7/9yrs Girls

1.       Ashley Brunelle.   2. Jessica Smith.   3. Kayla Rees

10/12yrs Mixed

1.       Ryan Vigeant.   2. Kayla Daigle.   3. Jacob Burdick

 

There were 50 entries plus 12 kids.  Referees were Jan Schmeichel, Tim Sears & Bill Cox.  Bracketts were done by Gerry Cox.

  

Upcoming Events

 

            July 9th.   The Pennsylvania State Championship will be held at the Allentown Sportsfest in Allentown, PA.  It will be held at the Grandstand in Cedar Beach Park.  Classes for Menís Right, Left and Womenís Right.  Starts at 2pm.  The Sportsfest has a web site with info and directions( http://www.sportsfest.org ).  For more info call the Meet Director Mike Ondrovic at 610-434-4353 or Sue Fischer at 215-943-7813.  This is a Sanctioned Event.

 

            August 6/7.   Fox Sports Network and the Mohegan Sun Casino present the Professional Armwrestling Conference Championship.  Twelve of the best armwrestlers from around the US will be invited to compete for $15,000.00 in prize money.  There are 2 weight classes, 0-198 and 199-UP. Competitors must pull both Right & Left Hand.  Cash awards are for 1st thru 6th place, so everyone will come away with  something.  Meet Directors are Dave Devoto and John Burgeson.  More info will be posted on the USA site. (http://armwrestling.com ). 

 

            August 13/14.   The 2005 Unified National Championship will be held at the Doubletree in Little Rock, AR.  This will be the only qualifier for the World Championship being held in Japan the end of November and beginning of December.  All 1st & 2nd place finishers will qualify.  This will also be a qualifier for the Arnold Classic, info about this event is posted on the USAA/USWA site ( http://usarmwrestling.com ).  Awards for 1st thru 6th place in all classes.  Free tee-shirt to the 1st 200 entries.  Room rates are $86.00 per night. For reservation call 501-372-4371 and mention armwrestling.  The Open Classes will be run on Saturday and the Masters Classes will be run on Sunday.  For more info call 406-245-1560 or 501-882-6369. 

 

            Arm TV has a lot of new videos posted including the AAA Nationals.  They will be covering the USA Unified Nationals and I am sure there will be plenty of videos to watch from the event.  To join just go to the USA site( http://armwrestling.com ).

 

            We are still looking for any new training sites to post on our training page. If you know of any please send in the info or go to the training page and post the info there. ( http://iaf.homestead.com/training.html

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