June 2006

            With two legs of the Triple Crown completed the list of possible winners has been reduced to just 5 competitors.   They are  Ron Klemba, Lee Culpepper, Steve Rau, Cobra Rhodes and Harold Owens.   With the Unified National possibly having 500 competitors it will be a very difficult feat for any  of these 5 winning the Triple Crown.  The general concensus is that Corba Rhodes has the best chance.  We would like to congratulate all five competitors that have made it this far and wish them the best of luck at the Unified Nationals in Denver.

            The rankings for the Women have been updated for the USA and Canada.  We have not updated the European Women as yet mainly because we only have one panel member left, the other members have either quit or just not responded.  I am going to update the European Women in a couple of days using the results from the one remaining panel member.  Be sure to check out the updated list.    Http://



Granite Arms Classic

Paradise Beach Club

Laconia, NH  4/20/06

Men's Right Novice.


1. Chad Richards(ME) 2. Brant Billings(VT)


1. Paul Rotondi(ME) 2. Ben Landry(NH) 3. Bill Caldwell(MA)


1. Carlos Beltran(CT) 2. Jake Hodges(NH) 3. Justin Schultz(NH)


Men's Left


1. Norm Devio(MA) 2. Chris Roy(MA) 3. Richard DiNardo(MA)


1. Badger Drewes(NH) 2. Rob Vigeant(NH) 3. Larry Ermini(CO)


1. Kurt Howgate(ME) 2. Mark Sheehan(MA) 3. Harry Bean(NH)


Men's Right Open


1. Norm Devio(MA) 2. Richard DiNardo(MA)


1. Chris Roy(MA) 2. Eugene Sheldrick(VT) 3. Bobby Sholon(VT)


1. Rob Vigeant(NH) 2. Carlos Beltran(CT) 3. Rick Clark(VT)


1. Badger Drewes(NH) 2. Rob Vigeant(NH) 3. Larry Ermini(CO)


1. Kurt Howgate(ME) 2. Mark Sheehan(MA) 3. Cory Bussell(ME)


Masters Right


1. Badger Drewes(NH) 2. Andy Ducharme(RI) 3. Bernie Peters(VT)_


1. Harry Bean(NH) 2. Jan Schmeichel(MA) 3. Wayne Andrews(NH)


Right Open Overall: Kurt Howgate

Right Novice Overall:  Carlos Beltran

Left Overall:  Kurt Howgate

Masters Overall:   Harry Bean


There were 55 entries from 6 states.  Meet Directors were Harry & Priscilla Bean.  Referees were Jan Schmeichel, Badger Drewes, Harry Bean & Bill Cox.  Brackets were done by Christina Bourgeois.

Delaware Valley Strongarm Challenge

 PA Fair in Bensalem, PA    May 27th.

Men's Right Open:
1. Alex Jasowitz(NY) 2. Justin Kopa(PA)
1. Steve Shoemaker(PA) 2. David Mount(NJ)
1. Luke Eldridge(NJ) 2. Harry Bean(NH) 3. Mark Fischer(PA)

Men's Right Novice
1. Alex Jasowitz(NY) 2. Petrosyan Artek(NY) 3. Mark Prapaski(PA)
1. Jonathon Constatine(PA) 2. Eddie Koltiski(PA)

Men's Left
1. Alex Jasowitz(NY)
1. Luke Eldridge(NJ) 2. CVhris Ratchford(PA) 3. David Mount(NJ)

Women's Right Open
1. Priscilla Bean(NH)

8th Annual Bikers Challenge

Broken Spoke Saloon, Laconia,NH

June 11th, 2006

Men's Right Hand:


1.  Rob Vigeant(NH)   2. NormDevio(MA)    3. Chris Roy(MA)


1.   Carlos Beltran(CT)


  1. Kurt Howgate(ME) 2.Mark Sheehan(MA)  3. Rob Vigeant(NH)


Men's Right Masters:

1. Harry Bean(NH) 2.Andy Ducharme(RI) 3.John Shipes(WY)


Men's Left Hand:

1.  Kurt Howgate(ME) 2.Mark Sheehan(MA)  3.  Harry Bean(NH)


Women's Right Hand:

  1. Pam Ducharme(RI) 2.PriscillaBean(NH)

 Upcoming Events

            July 8th.   The Pennsylvania Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Allentown Sportsfest. Tournament to be held at  Cedar Beach Park at the Grandstand.  Weigh-ins from11:30am to 1:30pm..  Classes for Men's Right, Left and Women's Right.  Awards for 1st & 2nd, Medals for 3rd place.   IAF Sanctioned Event.  For more info call Mike Ondrovic @ 610-434-4353

             July 15th.  The 1st Annual Grip & Rip Long Island Championship will be held at Harley's & Honey's on 1509 Main St in Port Jefferson, NY.  Weigh-ins from 10am to 12:30pm.  Sculpted Loggers for 1st to 3rd place.  There will also be a  Challenge match between Mike Selearis from NY and Rob Vigeant Jr from NH.  For more info call Dan Fortuna @ 631-929-8408.

             July 21.   The Lamoille County Field Days Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Lamoille County Fairgrounds in Hyde Park, VT.   Weigh-ins from 4 to 6pm. Starts at 6:30pm  Kids event starts at 5pm.     Awards for 1st to 3rd.    IAF Sanctioned Event


                                          0-5 Yrs.  ~ 6& 7yrs. ~ 8&9 yrs~Boys & girls combined

 10& 11 yrs boys only ~ 12-13 yrs boys ~  14- 15 boys ~16  yrs boys

10- 12 year old girls only  ~13-14 girls~  15-16 girls   

ADULTS: (By weight)

Men Right Arm: 0-154 lbs.~ 155-176 ~177-198 ~199-220 ~221 & over

Women’s Right Arm: 0-143 lbs  ~  144 and over

Mens Left Arm:  0-154 lbs.  ~  155-176  ~  177-198  ~ 199 &   over

Entry: FREE for kids ~ Adults $6

 For more info call Bill or Karen the Meet Directors


          August 5/6.   The USA Unified National Championship will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St,  Denver, CO.   Right & Left Hand Open competition will be on Saturday and the Masters and Grandmasters will be on Sunday.  Competition starts both days at Noon.   Weigh-ins are on Friday night from 6 to 9pm.  Saturday from 9 to 11am.  Sunday from 10 to 11am.  Special room rates of $84(1/2 persons), $94(3 persons),  $104(4 persons).  For reservations call  303-321-3333 and mention the code Armwrestling.  All special rates end on July 21st.  They are good for 3 days before and 3 days after the event if you want to come early or stay after to sightsee.   This is the 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown and also the Only Qualifier for the World Championship to be held in Manchester, England.  All 1st & 2nd place finishers qualify for Team USA.  They are expecting close to 500 entries for this event so be sure and get your reservations in early.  For more info call Bill at  209-826-2873 or e-mail:                             

         August 12th or 19th.  The IAF Armwrestling Challenge may be held at the Attleboro Elks in Attleboro, MA.  Look for more info in next newsletter or check out the tournament page on the IAF site.

          September 16th.   The September Slamdown will be held at the City Sports Grill in Bristol, CT.  Classes for men's Right & Left Open, Men's Right Novice, Men's Right Masters and Womens Right Open.  Awards for 1st to 3rd in all classes.   For more info call Chris Gangi @ 860-585-7716.

         October 29th/November 6th.    The 28th World Armwrestling Championship will be held at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, England.   Host federation will be the British Armwrestling Federation.

More info is posted on the IAF tournament page and also on the USA site.  This year could possibly see 40 countries and over 1,000 competitors.  Good Luck to all attending.

 The IAF site has been updated with new events, results, women's rankings and new training places.  Be sure to check it out.   Http://     For most information on armwrestling events and results you should also check out the USA site and the Northeast Board.  Also a ggod site is the Arm TV site.  They have a tape from one of our 1985 events.  It shows Norm Devio beating Corba Rhodes and a lot of other top pullers .    Http://

         If anyone is interested in joining the IAF you can find application forms on both the IAF site and the Maine site.  If anyone is interested in having their event sanctioned by the IAF e-mail me at  or call me @ 508-947-8958



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