June 2007

            With the second leg of the Triple Crown being completed we now have only two pullers that are eligible to win the Triple Crown.  They are Don Fritsche and  Herman McCoy.  The Triple Crown is now  up to $4,500.00.  If one or both of these competitors doesn't win their class at the Unified Nationals in Kansas City, MO the money will roll over to next year.  With the possibility of $10,000.00 at stake I wonder what big names will take a crack at it next year.  Maybe Brzenk, Bagent, Cadorette or will some unknown come along and win it all?.

             What has happened to the Women Competitors??.  I just returned from the 2007 NE Championship in CT and there were no women entries.  This year at the Can-Am Championship we offered three classes for the women and had 9 entries. At Loon Mt we had 3 entries. At the Biker's Championship we had 4 entries.  I understand that at the AAA Nationals there were not that many Ladies either.  Ladies if you don't make an attempt at competing then a lot of the promoters will not be willing to run Women's Classes.  I run the web page for the Women's Ranking and at the last update I only received one list for the update.  There are 6 ladies on the panel in Canada and not one returned their picks.  In the US only one panel member returned her list.  Ladies this ranking system is in an attempt to help the Ladies get some acknowledgment for their hard work and dedication.  The panels are made up of Women Armwrestlers to be fair.  If the next update which is the end of June is the same as the the March update I will probably discontinue the Women's Ranking.


The 9th Annual Bikers Championship

Broken Spoke Saloon,  Laconia, NH

June 16th  2007



Men's Right Hand Open


  1. Bobby Sholan(VT)   2.  Vic Carter(NH)


  1. Ron Klemba(CT)   2.  Brandon Caron(ME)   3.  Tim Wrigley(NS)


  1. Scott Chemilewski(MA)   2.  Richard Durant(NH)   3.  Ben Landry(NH)


  1. Nicolan Blanchard(NH)   2.  Badger Drewes(NH)   3.  Carlos Beltran(CT)


  1. William Reynolds(NH)   2.  Harry Bean(NH)   3.  John Zito(CT)


Men's Right Hand Masters


  1. Ron Klemba(CT)   2.  Tim Wrigley(NS)


  1. Rick Brunelle(NH)   2.  Richard Webber(ME)


  1. Badger Drewes(NH)   2.  Harry Bean(NH)   3.  Andy Ducharme(RI)


Men's Left Hand


  1. Ben Frenette(ME)   2.  Richard DeNardo(MA)   3.  Bobby Sholan(VT)


  1. Ron Klemba(CT)   2.  Richard Durant(NH)   3.  Jesse Veiria(MA)


  1. Jason Howgate(ME)   2.  Kurt Howgate(ME)   3.  Nicolan Blanchard(NH)


Women's Right Hand

  1. Ann Ermand(ME)   2.  Pam Ducharme(RI)   3.  Connie Hoyt(VT)


There were 55 entries from 6 States plus Nova Scotia.  Referees were Jan Schmeichel and Bill Cox.  Brackets were done by Gerry Cox.   IAF Sanctioned Event




Upcoming Events


            July 15th.   There will be a Practice/Cookout/Pool Party at my house.  We usually have a couple of tables set up.  Kids are welcome.  If you plan on swimming be sure to bring your suit and a towel.  There will be food there but if you want to bring something that would be great.  There will be soda and kids drinks, if you want something different then bring it with you.  Let me know if you are planning on attending(508-947-8958).  Easy  to find, right off rte 495.  The address is  2 Rhode Island Rd,  Lakeville, MA.  It starts at Noon and ends when everyone leaves.


            July 14th.   The Pennsylvania State Championship will be held during the Allentown Sportsfest in Allentown, PA.  The event will be held at the Grandstand located at Cedar Beach Park. There will be classes for Men's Right, Left and Women's Right.  Weigh-ins from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Strarts at 2pm.  Check out the Sportsfest web page:     For more info call the Meet

Directors: Mike Ondrovic at 610-434-4353  or Sue Fischer at 215-943-7813.   IAF Sanctioned Event


            August 4/5th.   The USAF Unified Nationals will be held at the Hilton Inn in Kansas City, MO.

All WAF weight classes will be offered plus this year there will be a class for Ultra Masters(60+) for the Men, right handed only.  There will also be Juniors Division run this year.  All 1st and 2nd place finishers will qualify for Team USA to attend the WAF World Championships in Bulgaria later this year.  There will be awards for 1st to 4th in all classes.  Weigh-ins on Friday night(8/3) from 6pm to 9pm.  On Saturday from 9am to 11am.  On Sunday from 10am to 11am.  Contest starts both days at Noon.  For more info call the Meet Director Bill Collins at 209-826-2873 or e-mail:



            August 11th.   The Annual Frank Gleason Memorial 2007 Massachusetts State Championships will be held at Michael's Bridge Diner on 56 Main St in Lancaster, MA.  There will be classes for Men's Right Hand Open, Men's Right Hand Novice and Men's Left Hand Open.  Trophies for 1st to 3rd in all classes plus there will be two cash boxes:  One for the Open Classes worth $700.00 and one for the


Novice Class worth $300.00.  All 1st place finishers will be entered into the drawings.  Weigh-ins from Noon to 1:30pm.  Contest starts at 2pm.  For more info call the Meet Director:  Bill Cox at 508-947-8958 or e-mail me at    IAF Sanctioned Event. 


            August 25th.  Slam On The Sand will be held on the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, ME.  There will be classes for Men's Right & Left Open, Men's Right Novice, Men's Right Masters and Women's Right & Left.  Plus a Super-Heavyweight Class with no weight limitations that will pay $350.00 to win, $200.00 for 2nd, $100.00 for 3rd and $50.00 for 4th.  Entry fee for this Super Weight Class will be $30.00.  Entry fee for the tournament will be $15.00.  There will be trophies for 1st to 3rd in the regular event. There will also be Overalls for all classes.   Check out the Pier:    For more info E-Mail the Meet Director Kurt Howgate at   IAF Sanctioned

You must be 21 to enter the Pier or be accompanied by an adult.


            September 7/9th    The PAC World Championship will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.   Weigh-in on Friday from 5pm to 9pm, on Saturday from 8am to 10:30am.  The Master/ Amateur tournament will start at Noon on Saturday.   Weigh-ins on Sunday will be from 8am to 10:30am.  The Pro tournament will start at Noon on Sunday and the Pro finals will start at 7:30pm. There will be Medals for 1st to 3rd in all classes.  The Pro event will pay cash:  Right Hand Pro will be

$1,000.00 for 1st place, $750.00 for 2nd & $500.00 for 3rd place.   Left Hand will be  $600.00 for 1st, $300.00 for 2nd & $ 200.00 for 3rd place.  On line registration ends Sept. 4th at 5pm pt.  Save money and register on line:    Flyer posted on PAC Home Page.


            September 29th.   The September Slamdown will be held at the City Sports Grill on Farmington St in Bristol, CT.  Classes for Men's Right & Left Open,  Men's Right Novice, Men's Right Masters, Women's Right, Teens & Kids.  Awards for 1st to 3rd in all classes plus Overalls.  Weigh-in on Friday from 7 to 9pm, on Saturday from 10am to 12:30.  Contest starts at 1pm.  For more info call the Meet Director Chris Gangi at 860-585-7716.   AAA Sanctioned Event.


            September 29th.   The WAF World Championship will take place in Bulgaria,  There are flyers posted on the Northeast Board, the USAF web page.  You must qualify at the USAF Unified Nationals in Kansas City, MO to be able to attend and compete there.



            For more info about tournaments check out the IAF tournament page, the Northeast Board, the USAF web site.  





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