Bill Cox 


                                                                       JUNE 2000

             Well after a months negotiations and numerous meetings the New Zealand Armsports Association in their monthly meeting have voted to become affiliated with IAF. Their President Mr. Eru Tahuri will be the IAF Director for New Zealand.  His e-mail address is  If you would like to drop him an e-mail welcoming him and his association to IAF that would be a great start for both Federations. 


            Keeping in the same frame of thought I would like to take this time to introduce a couple of new State Director to IAF.  The first will be the State Director from Connecticut.  His name is Joshua Stark from New Britain, CT.  Joshua has been pulling for 13 years and has always tried to make as many contests as possible no matter who is putting them on or where. Joshua runs a training Session in CT where he lends his experience to try and help people interested in the Sport.   With the other party we really get a bargain, two for the price of one. Harry & Priscilla Bean from Gilford, NH.  Harry & Priscilla have been around it seems forever because they go everywhere to compete. They are always the first ones to offer a helping hand with anything that might need to be done.  Harry & Priscilla also runs a training session at their home for new & old pullers alike.  All three of these armwrestlers are good competitors and display nothing but the best side of Armwrestling.  They will make a great addition to the IAF family of armwrestlers.  When ever you see them next besure to introduce yourself and congratulate them. Joshua e-mail address is 


              Bikers Armwrestling Championship.  Held at the Broken Spoke in Laconia, NH.  There were 53 pullers on hand.  Amidst all the roar of the engines and the smell of burning rubber we somehow managed to run the event. Full house as for spectator, not so for pullers. A lot of the Bikers were hesitant about pulling, but were there to cheer on whoever did compete.  We had some pretty close and tough matches during the competition.  Just 43 days prior there was a dirt lot where the tournament was held, now a Saloon with numerous Bikes on display to a large tent with live music all day long. Also there were booth set up to display articles for sale and a mechanical bull for any daring soul.  We met Bikers from as far away as California.


Results:  Menís Right hand:  0-154. 1st. Terry Dotsie.  2nd. Travis Josselyn. 3rd. Steve Fantas.  155-176.  1st. Josh Stark. 2nd. Kevin Stark. 3rd. Bernie Peters.  177-198. 1st. Allen Stilkey. 2nd. Larry Ermini. 3rd. Dave Barrett.  199-220.  1st. Larry Ermini. 2nd. Greg Cerratola. 3rd. Tim Sears.  221-UP.  1st. Paul Walthers. 2nd. Harry Bean. 3rd. Ron Bean.   Womenís Right Hand.  0-143.   1st. Priscilla Bean. 2nd. Becky Muzzerol. 3rd. Lucinda Fanjoy.  144-UP.  1st. Julie Dykeman. 2nd. Priscilla Bean.   Menís Left Hand.  0-176.  1st. Tim Sears. 2nd. Bernie peters. 3rd. Josh Stark.  177-198.  1st. Allen Stilkey. 2nd. Rick Brunell.  199-UP.  1st. Kurt Howgate. 2nd. Jason Howgate, 3rd. Harry Bean.  Menís Masters Right Hand.  0-198.  1st. Rick Brnnell. 2nd. Bernie Peters. 3rd. Neil McClurry.  199-UP.  1st. Harry Bean. 2nd. Jan Schmeichel. 3rd. Joe Beck.  Referees were Jan Schmeichel, Tim Sears and Bill Cox. Bracketts were done by Gerry Cox.

                                                   UPCOMING EVENTS

            July 22.  Knickerbockers International Armwrestling Challenge.  To be held at Knickerbockers Restaurant and Pub in the Post Rd Mall in Milford, CT (exit 39B off Rt 95).  There will be 13 weight classes for men & women plus 3 classes for kids. Come bring the whole family.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes plus cash awards if 6 in class.  Special award for the winner of the Menís Right Hand Overall.  Buffet to follow contest. Weigh-ins from 12 noon to 1PM. Contest starts at 2PM.  We may do 2 or 3 events each year here if there is enough interest, so try to be there.  For info call Bill at 508-947-8958.

             August 12.   The 7th Annual Budweiser Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Elkís Pavilion on Rt 152 in Attleboro, MA.  There will be 13 weight classes for men & women plus 3 classes for kids.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Also on hand for the family day of fun will be a Carnival, Barbecue and a Dance Band.   For info call Bill at 508-947-8958.

             August 12.  USA Unified National Championship 2000.  Hosted by USWA/USAA.  To be held at Jacksonís Hole Sports Grille in Denver, Colorado. This club is 20 minutes from Denver Airport. 1st & 2nd place in all classes will qualify to represent the USA at the World Championship in Finland (Nov6-12).

Menís Right: 0-110, 111-121, 122-132, 133-143, 144-154, 155-165, 166-176, 177-187, 188-198, 199-220, 221-242, 243-UP.  Menís Left: 0-110, 111-132, 133-154, 155-176, 177-198, 199-220, 221-242, 243-UP.  Womenís Right: 0-99, 100-110, 111-121, 122-132, 133-154, 155-176, 177-UP.    Womenís Left: 0-110, 111-132, 133-154, 155-176, 177-UP.  Womenís Masters Right(40+): 0-132, 133-UP.  Menís Masters Right(40+):0-154, 155-176, 177-198, 199-22-, 221-UP.   Menís Masters Left(40+): 0-`154, 155-176, 177-198, 199-UP.  Menís Grand Masters Right & Left(50+): 0-154, 155-176, 177-UP.  Menís Disabled Right: 0-132, 133-UP.  Womenís Disabled Right: 0-110, 111-UP.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes. Free T-Shirt to 1st 200 entries.  Entry Fee: $30.00 per arm.  For more info call Denise at 406-0248-4508 or 406-245-1560.



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