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Championship was close again this year, two pullers were nip & tuck all
year. There were a couple of pullers that really closed fast the 2nd
half of the year. I would like to congratulate all that competed and next
year will be even tougher.
Looney 6. Kurt Howgate
7. George Sheldrick
8. Sue Fischer
9. Pam Ducharme
Rob Vigeant Jr
10. Heather Pembrook
The voting for
Armwrestler of the Year was heavy this year. It was nice to see so many
votes sent back. This award is nice because the members vote for their
choice. This years Armwrestler of the Year is Cindy Looney from Bristol,
CT. This was a good year for Cindy what with winning the Points
Championship and now being voted Armwrestler of the Year. Congratulations
Cindy on a great year. This means that everyone will be gunning for you in
The World Championship in Japan was a big success with close to 900 entries
from 34 countries. All the results are posted on the USA site(
Next year the World Championship will be held in England. It will be hosted
by the British Armwrestling Federation and could possibly reach 1000 entries
from 40 countries. Mr Fred Roy was elected as president of WAF at the
congress meeting. Right now the WAF is active with FILA and GAISF. Both
of these associations will help with acceptance into the IOC. We are moving
in the right direction. Congratulations also to Willy Deneumostier from
Belgium on being elected as Gen/Sec for WAF.
We are in the process of rebuilding NAAF ( North American
Armwrestling Federation). There is a new constitution being put together.
As of right now the only election held was for Mr Dave Devoto to be elected
as President of NAAF. As soon as all the elections are done and the
constitution is ratified I will post everything on the NAAF site:
Another point is that we have posted the results for the Women's
Rankings on the ranking page:
We are still working on the
Canadian rankings. Check out the site. If any lady armwrestler that reads
this would like to be added to a master mailing list please e-mail me with
your info or post it on the ranking page. firstname.lastname@example.org
1/14/06 The AAA Connecticut State Championship will be held at
the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, CT. There will be 23 weight classes for
men & women. Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes
plus overalls in each class. Weigh-ins from 10am till 12:30 pm, contest
starts at 1pm. For more info call Chris Gangi at 860-585-7716.
2/ /06 The NAA will be running their event at the Black Bear
Saloon in S. Norwalk, CT. There are several super challenge matches set up
for the event plus a regular tournament. For more info check out the
Northeast Message Board or call either of the meet directors. Peter Milano
at 203-522-4716 or James Retarides at 203- 804-7649.
3/04/06 The 3rd Annual Winter Blast will be held at
Brady's Irish Pub in Bensalem, PA. There will be classes for men's right
open & novice, men's left and women's right open. Awards for 1st
thru 3rd in all classes. Weigh-ins from 11:30am till 1pm. IAF
Sanctioned Event. For info call Sue Fischer at 215-943-7813.
3/25/06 The Mike Gould Classic will be held in Oshawa,
Ontario, Canada. There will be $20,000.00 in cash and trophies awarded. I
think Mike is also planning a super match but I am not sure. In the Open
classes 1st place will pay $1,200.00 to win. For more info call
Mike Gould at 905-426-0891.
4/01/06 The Canadian American Armwrestling Challenge will be
held in the main ballroom of the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA. There will be
18 classes for men & women. Men's right open and masters, men's left and
women's right open. Special room rate of $89.95 per night. Ask for
armwrestling rate. For reservations call 508- 823-0430. For more info
call Bill at 508-947-8958. IAF Sanctioned.
5/6/06 The 13th Annual White Mts Championship will
be held at Fratello's Italian Restaurant in the Mill at Loon MT on Rte 112
in Lincoln, NH. There will be 15 weight classes for men & women. Awards
for 1st thru 3rd in all classes. Weigh ins on 5/5
from 8pm till 10pm and on 5/6 from 10am till 1pm. Special room rate of $
. per night. For reservations call 800-654-6182 and ask for armwrestling
rate. Last year we had 114 entries. For more info call Bill at
508-947-8958. IAF Sanctioned.
8/5/06 The 2006 Unified National Championship will be held
at the Doubletree Resort in Denver, Colorado. Saturday the 5th
will be the Open Competition and Sunday the 6th will be the
Masters Competition. This is the only qualifier for the World Championship
in England. All 1st and 2nd place finishers will
qualify to be part of Team USA in England.Awards for 1st thru 6th
in all Open Classes, 1st thru 4th in all Masters
Classes. Custon Champion wateches awarded to all 1st place
finishers. Free tee-shirt to the 1st 200 entries. For more info
call Brandy or Russell at 970-978-8797or Denise or Leonard at 406-245-1560.