January 2006

          Hopefully everyone's Holidays were pleasant and that everyone got what they wanted for Christmas.  We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that  2006 will be even better than 2005.  There seems to be a lot more tournaments planned for 2006 and a lot of them involve money.  Now the next step is for you, the armwrestler's to get out and attend as many events as possible.  If for some reason you can't compete or don't think you are ready at least go and cheer on your friends or teammates.   Sponsors and promoters are looking for a large head count.  If events draw well than you can expect them to be run again and again.  Hopefully 2006 will bring out more ladies to compete.  It is tough for a promoter to run classes and have no one show up.  I think that the ranking system we started will help to encourage more women to compete.  The ranking has been extended to Canada and Europe.  Hopefully we will post the results from Canada and Europe soon.  If anyone has a suggestion on how to improve the ranking system or wants to include another women on the list please go to the ranking page and send the info or just e-mail me at:

             The IAF site has been updated with regards to upcoming tournaments and places to train.  If you know of any place to train that is not listed on the training page let us know and we will add it to the page.  We are working on a Women's Master Mailing List that would be available to all promoters  If you are not presently on our women's list and would like to be added just e-mail all your info to:   There is also a place to send your info on the ranking page.  But remember Ladies that you need to get out to more tournaments if you want more women's classes added.



            What with 2006 just beginning there is only one event to report about.  The AAA Connecticut State Championship was held at the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, CT.  The Meet Director was the AAA State Director for CT.  His name is Chris Gangi.  The full results are posted on New England Armsports (   We want to wish Chris Good Luck with this endeavor and to let him know we will help him  in any way we can.



Upcoming Events

            February 11th.   The Cape Cod Invitational will be held at Smitty's Sports Pub on Rte 28 in Pocasset, MA.  Men's Right Open, Men's Right Novice, Men's Left, Women's Right Open and Kids(7/9yrs,10/12yrs).  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes. Weigh-ins from 11:30am till 1:30pm.  Starts at 2pm.  For more info call Bill at  508-947-8958 or e-mail me:      IAF Sanctioned Event.


            February 18th.   The NAA will hold their event at the Black Bear Saloon in South Norwalk, CT.  There will be several challenge matches involving money.  There will be 4 weight classes for men right & left and an open right class for women.  For more info check the Northeast Message Board. 


            February 25th.  The Mid Winter Warm-up will be held at the American Legion Hall on Wilson Rd in Middlebury, VT.  Men's Right & Left plus Women's Right.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins from 11am till 1pm.   For more info call George, who is the Meet Director at 802-352-1000.     IAF Sanctioned Event


            March 4th.   The 3rd Annual Winter Blast will be held at Brady's Irish Pub in Bensalem, PA.  Classes for men's right open, right novice, men's left & women's right open.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins from 11:30am till 1pm.  For more info call Sue at 215-943-7813.    IAF Sanctioned Event.


            March 25th.  The Mike Gould Classic will be held in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.  There will be $20,000.00 in cash and awards given away.  In the open classes 1st place will pay $1,200.00 to win, right & left. For more info call Mike @ 905-426-0891.


            April 1st.   The Canadian American  Challenge will be held in the main ballroom of the Holiday Inn on Rte 495 in Taunton, MA. There will be classes for Men's Right Open, Men's Right Masters, Men's Left and Women's Right Open. Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Overall awards for all 4 classes.  Team awards for the top 3 teams.  Special room rate of $89.95 per night.  For reservation call  508-823-0430 and ask for armwrestling rate.  This year we will be doing the brackets by computer.  For more info call Bill @ 508-947-8958.   IAF Sanctioned Event.


            April 21-23rd.   The Ultimate Armwrestling III  Pull at the Plaza will be held at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  You can register on line for this event or go to the PAC website for more info.



            May 6th.   The 13th Annual White Mt Championship will be held at Fratello's Italian Restaurant in the Mill at Loon Mt on Rte 112 in Lincoln, NH.  Men's Right Open, Men's Right Novice, Men's Left, Women's Right Open.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins on Friday night from 8pm till 10pm and on Saturday from 10am till 1pm.  Special room rate I believe is $52.00 per night.  For reservations call 800-654-6182 and ask for armwrestling rate.  Last year there were 114 entries.  For more info call Bill @ 508-947-8958    IAF Sanctioned Event.


             May 27th.  Tentative date for the PA Fair Tournament.  Still waiting for details.

More info next newsletter.  Check the IAF tournament page for updates.


            June       Waiting for conformation on date and tine for the Bikers Armwrestling Challenge.  To be held at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Rte 3 in Laconia, NH.  More info to follow.  Check the IAF tournament page for updates.


            August 5-6th.   The USA Unified National Championship will be held at the Doubletree Resort in Denver, CO.  Meet Directors are Russell and Brandy Stark.  The Open competition will be held on Saturday and the Master's competition will be held on Sunday.  All 1st & 2nd place finishers will qualify for Team USA to attend the World Championship in England later this year.  Awards for 1st thru 6th place in all open classes.  Awards for 1st thru 4th place in all masters classes.  Free tee-shirt to the 1st 200 entries.   Custom Champion Watches will be awarded to all 1st place finishers.  Last year's Nationals drew 410 entries from 35 states.   For more info call Russ or Brandy at 970-978-8797 or  Denise at  406-245-1560.



            There are a lot of super events coming up this year.  What with Super matches, Challenge matches, big Money Events and television coverage from Fox Sports and possibly ESPN.   To find where the events are being held there are several sites available that list a lot of events.  There is a link to all of these sites on the IAF link page: 


            We have posted results for the USA women and should have the results soon for Canada and Europe. Be sure to check out the Women's Ranking site and post any comments or suggestions you might have,  



            There is a new site for the North American Armwrestling Federation(NAAF).  It still has some work to be done but it is up and running.   Be sure to check it out and sign the Guestbook while you are there.

          If anyone is interested in joining the IAF there is an application you can download on the Maine site and I will have one on the IAF site soon.  Or you could just e-mail me and I will send you an application.  We are also compiling a Master Mailing List for Women.  If you or someone you know would like to be added either e-mail me or go to the women's ranking page and send your info there.  This list will be available to any promoter that asks for it.  Anyone else that would like to be added to the IAF mailing list should do the same.




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