International Armwrestling Federation


December 2007

            We hope that everyone's Holidays were good and we would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year.   Hopefully 2008 will be even better than 2007.  More tournaments, more titles, more friends.


            Gary Roberts from Arm TV has posted an article on the Arm TV site and also on the Northeast Board about the lack of growth of Arm TV.  It seems that growth has slowed down considerably and he is having trouble doing what he planned on doing.  I have heard a lot of pro's and con's on this subject.

Some like the interviews and some just want to see the videos of tournaments.  If it will be easier and less work for Gary maybe he should just post the videos for now and wait till things get better for the rest.  I know the economy right now is not great, a lot of people have to choose between medical insurance, heat or food.  A lot of companies have closed or laid off or just cut back everyone's hours.  I like Arm TV myself but I think the cost is a little high right now, maybe Gary could go back and check to see if growth slowed down when he made the last  raise to belong.  I know that Mike West has a lot of videos on his site for free and also Armsport Videos has a huge amount of tournaments for you to view and he charges nothing.  My membership for Arm TV  has run out and I find myself going to Armsport Videos now to watch tournaments.  Maybe everyone should e-mail Gary and let him know how they feel about this. 


            I have received less than 50 ballots back for Armwrestler of the Year.  I know that stamps went up but not that much.  This choice is yours to make but you must return your ballot for it to count. 


            The Points Championship came down to the last event of the year in NH on December 8th.  The winner by one point was Badger Drewes, 2nd place was Kurt Howgate and 3rd went to Harry Bean. 

Congratulations to Badger who was the IAF Armwrestler of the Year last year.  Congratulations also to Kurt and Harry for a good close competition.   Remember you must be a member of the IAF to receive points at any IAF Sanctioned event.  Membership is only $12.00 per year.  Anyone wishing to join can go to the IAF site or the Maine site and get an application or you could e-mail me and I will send you one ( ). 


            A complete list of upcoming  events and full results can be found on the Northeast Board:   and also on the IAF site:      and the USAF site :    We will continue to post local events and results in the monthly newsletter as well.  We need all meet directors to send in the results as soon as possible so that they can be posted.  Also we need you to send us the top 4 finishers as points are awarded for 1st to 4th place.   We have compiled a master mailing list for our directors to use and all we ask is that they send us any new names they receive at their events and also any flyers that come back for wrong address where someone has moved.   We have a complete list for the Northeast, the Southeast, Central East and the USA list for larger events.  We just need help keeping it accurate.  If you know of anyone that might like to be added send me their info: Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone number.


Upcoming Events


            January 26.   The NAA Northeast Challenge V will be held at the Black Bear Saloon in S. Norwalk, CT.  There will be about 10 challenge matches with Brzenk and Cadorette being the main event.  There will also be a regular tournament with classes for men's right & left hand .  For more info and a complete list of competitors for the challenge matches go to the Northeast Board.  All info is there as well as hotels in the area.

            February 23.   The 2008 AAA   CT Sate Championship will be held at City Sports grille in Bristol, CT.  There will be 21 weight classes for men & women plus teens and kids.  Overalls for all 5 adult classes.  Awards 1st to 3rd in all classes, kids receive medals for 1st to 3rd and ribbons for 4th to 6th place.  Weigh-ins on Friday night from 7-10pm and on Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm.  Starts at 2pm.  For more info contact the Meet Director Chris Gangi at 860-585-7716(home) or 860-205-4764(cell).


            April 26.   The North American Continental Championship will be held in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA.  There will be 27 weight classes for Men & Women.  Men's Right & Left Open & Masters, Men's Right Novice, Women's Right.  There will also be Overall Awards for all 6 divisions.  Special room rate of $89.95 per night.  Reservations must be made before April 4th and you must ask for armwrestling rate.   For reservations call 508-823-0430    Come and be one of the first in the Northeast to win a  Continental Championship.  This event is only held once a year and it will rotate between the USA and Canada.  Sanctioned by NAAF and IAF.  For more info contact the Meet Director Bill Cox at 508-947-8958 or e-mail to:

             May 17.   The 15th White Mt Championship will be held at Fratello's Italian Restaurant on Rte 112 in Lincoln, NH.  Weigh-ins will be held at the Rivergreen Resort behind Fratello's.  Friday night from 8-10pm and on Saturday from 11am  to 12:30pm.  Event starts at 1pm.  There will be 25 weight classes for Men & Women.  Men's Right & Left Open and Masters, Men's Right Novice, Women's Right.  Awards for 1st to 3rd in all classes.  Special room rate of $59.00 per night at the Rivergreen Resort (  )   For reservations call 888-784-7829 and ask for armwrestling rate.   If you have never been here it is really a super place.  Check it out on-line.  IAF Sanctioned

Event.  For more info contact the Meet Director Bill Cox at  508-947-8958


            June 13/14.   The AAA Nationals will be held at the Marriott Hotel in West Palm Beach, FL.  Special room rate of $89.00 per night.  Full details are posted on the Northeast Board and also on the AAA site:   This will be the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown.


            August 1/3.   The 2008 USAF Nationals will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT

This will be the only qualifier for the 2008 WAF World Championship in Canada.  This will also be the final leg of the Triple Crown and a qualifier for the Arnold Classic.  The top two in each class will qualify for Team USA at World's and the top 3 will qualify for the Arnold.  Competition for the Youth Division will be on Friday at 6pm with weigh-ins on Thursday night from 6-9pm and on Friday from Noon to 4pm.  Competition for all Right & Left Hand Classes will be on Saturday at Noon with weigh ins on Friday night and also on Saturday morning.  Competition for all Masters Right & Left Classes will be on Sunday at Noon.  Weigh-ins will be done like the others.  For reservations call 800-redlion before July 4th and ask for Armwrestling rate.  For more info contact the Meet Director Bob Brown at

801-580-7774  or e-mail:    Flyers are posted on the Northeast Board, the IAF site and also the USAF site.



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