December 2005 

            The Points 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.

  1. Cindy Looney                                     6.  Kurt Howgate
  2. Ron Klemba                                       7.  George Sheldrick
  3. Jason Howgate                                  8.  Sue Fischer
  4. Tim Bresnan                                      9.  Pam Ducharme
  5. 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 2006.

             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.

Upcoming Events


            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.




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