International Armwrestling Federation

Member of United States Armsports


May 2006

            The first leg of the Triple Crown is over and the 1st place finishers there are the only ones that have a chance of winning the Triple Crown.   The prize money now is up to $5,000.00 now.  The next leg is the AAA Nationals on June 2/3 in Mason, OH.  That should narrow the list down a bit.  The 3rd and final leg is the USA Unified Nationals on August 4/6 in Denver, CO.  The results of the 1st leg are posted on the IAF Message Board(  ).  We want to wish everyone trying to win the Triple Crown the best of luck.  It will be quite a feat to win all three events.

            We have added  cash awards to the Point Championship.  The way this will work is that at Sanctioned event the Meet Director will post $25 to the Points Fund, at the end of the year the top 3    

will receive a Cash Award.  We are still working out the details.  For this year as we are starting out almost half way through the year we will award the cash as follows: 50% for 1st,  30% for 2nd,  20% for 3rd.  We have added a Point Fund page to the IAF site which will keep track of the money involved. After each event the amount of money will be posted there for everyone to keep track of, this way everyone will have an idea of how much money they are trying to win.  Full details about next year will be posted on the site as well as in a future newsletter.  We may give cash to the top 3 and maybe a plaques to 4th to 6th.  We will have to wait and see how it plays out this year.



13th Annual White Mtn Championship

Held at Fratello's Italian Restaurant

Lincoln, NH   April 29th, 2006


Men's Right Open


  1. Tim Sears(MA)   2.  Benjie Dwyer(NY)   3.  George Yashinski(PA)


  1. Scott Chimelsky(VT)   2.  Ken McKinney(NY)   3. Rob Vigeant(NH)


  1. Rob Vigeant Jr(NH)   2.  Richard Durant(NH)   3.  Steve Austin(CT)


  1. Rob Sasso(NY)   2.  Badger Drewes(NH)   3.  Frank Hirst(CT)


  1. Rob Vigeant Jr(NH)   2.  Peter Milano(CT)   3.  Tim Bresnan(CT)


Men's Right Novice


  1. Richard Clark(VT)   2.  Joe Daniels(NH)   3.  Kyle Hartman(VT)


  1. Carl Mueller(NH)   2.  Jeramie Towle(NH)   3.  Andrew Stone(ME)


Men's Left


  1. Scott Chimelsky(VT)   2.  Greg Sharon(VT)   3.  Rob Vigeant(NH)


  1. Rob Vigeant Jr(NH)   2.  Richard Durant(NH)   3.  Steve Austin(CT)


  1. Rob Sasso(NY)   2.  Badger Drewes(NH)   3.  Frank Hirst(CT)


  1. Peter Milano(CT)   2.  Rob Vigeant Jr(NH)   3.  Chris Ratchford(PA)


Women's Right Open


  1. Jessalynn  Gillett(VT)   2.  Pam Ducharme(RI)   3.  Jennifer Devoid(VT)


  1. Cindy Looney(CT)   2.  Darcy Dellamattera(NY)


            There were 85 entries from 8 states.  Referees were Tim Sears, Jan Schmeichel and Bill Cox.   Brackets were done by Christina Bourgeous.  Thanks to all that made the trip.



Upcoming Events



            June 11th.   The 8th Annual Biker's Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Rte 3 in Laconia, NH.  Men's Right, Men's Right Master's(40yrs+), Men's Left and Women's Right classes will be held.  Awards for 1st to 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins from 11am till 12:30pm.  Starts at 1pm.  Meet Directors are Bill & Gerry Cox.  IAF Sanctioned Event.  For more info call Bill at  508-947-8958.


            June 17th.  The NAA will be running a series of Challenge matches plus classes for Men's Right & Left plus Women's Right.  Challenge matches are listed on the Northeast Board as well as a flyer  


            June 24th.  The 20th Massachusetts State Championship 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 classes will be offered.   Awards for 1st to 3rd in all classes.   Weigh-ins from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Starts at 2pm.   Meet Directors are Bill & Gerry Cox.  IAF Sanctioned Event.  For more info call Bill at 508-947-8958.


            June 2/3.  The AAA Nationals will be held in Ohio.  This will be the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown..  For more info check out the Northeast Board or the AAA site ( ).


            August 4/6.  The USA Unified Championship will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, CO.  This will be the 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown.   This is the only Qualifier for the World Championship in Manchester, England.   All Open classes will be run on Saturday and the Masters and Grand Masters will be run on Sunday.  Tournament starts both days at Noon.  For reservations



call 303-321-3333  and ask for armwrestling rate.  The rate will be good for 3 days before and 3 days after the event.  $84(1/2 persons), $94(3 persons), $104(4 people).  All 1st and 2nd place finishers will qualify to be on Team USA and compete at the World Championship.  For more info check out the USA site:   



            I am trying to update the Women's Ranking page.  Two Ladies of the European panel have quit, 3 from Canada and one Lady from the US panel.  Hopefully I will have the update done by the   

1st   week in June. ( )



            Be sure to check out the Points page to see who is in the top 10 positions.  We are doing the Points Championship along with the Point Fund.  Details are posted on the Points page.                                   )    The list of the top 30 are posted on the Maine site.




            We have added a link on the upcoming tournaments on the IAF message board to all the tournaments in Ontario, Canada. This way it will be easy to check out events in Canada from the IAF site.  There is a link to this on the top of the newsletter.



            It is amazing how the Internet has made armwrestling more accessible to everyone.  The USA site has listings for events from all over the World plus Results.  You can fine events quicker than ever and also see the results almost the next day.   Arm TV has given all pullers a look at some of the best pullers in the World, this is also great as a training tool.  And of course there is the best message board in the World, The Northeast Board with members from all over the World.  Not only can you talk to these pullers but you can also see a picture of them.   This is great when you attend bigger events and run into them.  Be sure to check out these tools and use them.  We have a link page with links to pullers around the World ( )  plus an e-mail page and a training page with training sessions listed from all over.  If anyone has a training session and would like to be added just e-mail me with the info or click on the link on the page.




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