INTERNATIONAL ARMWRESTLING FEDERATION

USA+CANADA+AUSTRALIA+NEW ZEALAND  

AFFILIATED WITH UNITED STATES ARMSPORTS

  

NEWSLETTER

JUNE 2001 

             Donít forget the USA Unified Nationals are coming up on August 4/5 at the AVI Casino & Hotel in Laughlin, NV.  This will be the only qualifier for the World Championship held in Poland.  You should make every effort to make this event.  The competition will be fierce for sure this year.   The Open classes will be run on the 4th and the Masters & Grand Masters will be run on the 5th.  Custom medals will be awarded for 1st thru 4th place.  The 1st and 2nd place finishers in each weight class will qualify to go to Poland.  Come and be part of History.  For more info call Denise at 406-248-4508.  For reservations call 800-284-2846 and memtion armwrestling. 

            We regret to announce that there is a severe problem with the chat room.  Not sure when or if it will be fixed.  In the meantime the NYAWA has a chat room that we could use.  Just go to bookmarks and click on the NY site, go to chat room.  We will leave the time the same (9pm) on Tuesday night.  If there is a better night for the chat room or better hour please drop us a line or e-mail to iaf1@mediaone.net. 

             There seems to be a lot of injuries occurring lately.  Not sure what the cause of this could be from.  Maybe too much lifting, too many contests or too much practice.  Some of the armwrestlers may be pushing themselves too hard. Trying to achieve too much too quick.  Every arm is different; some require a lot of time to heal where others need very little. An example of this would be our Provincial Director from Canada, Denis Debreuil.  I have seen him pull 4 weight classes one weekend, five the next weekend and then on the third weekend pull four more.  And he was winning most of these.  Some pullers canít really pull hard at more than one contest a month. The trick is to know which category best fits your style.  A good safe idea would be to lift 2 days and practice one day each week.

   RESULTS

            June 16.  The 3rd Annual Bikers Armwrestling Challenge was held at the Broken Spoke Saloon in Laconia, NH.  There were 54 entries from 6 states plus Canada.   Menís Right Open.  0-154.  1st. Brad Bordeau (VT). 2nd. Dana Bordeau (VT). 3rd. Richard Givernas (ME).  155-176.  1st. Denis Debreuil (PQ). 2nd. Tony Kaiser (CT). 3rd. Logan Miclette (CT).   177-198.  1st. Denis Sorell (PQ). 2nd. Allen Stilkey (RI). 3rd. Ron Klemba (CT).  199-220.  1st. Allen Stilkey (RI). 2nd. Greg Curatola (ME). 3rd. Ray Goulet (NH).  221-UP.  1st. Denis Debreuil (PQ). 2nd. Ronny Bean (NH). 3rd. Eric Guevin (ME).   Menís Left.  0-165.  1st. Jessie Veria (MA). 2nd. Logan Miclette (CT). 3rd. Tony Kaiser (CT).  166-198.  1st. Allen Stilkey (RI). 2nd. Denis Debreuil (PQ).  3rd. Denis Sorell (PQ).  199-UP.  1st. Kurt Howgate (ME). 2nd. Arthur Drews (NH). 3rd. Corey Bussell (ME).   Menís Masters Right.  0-176.-1st. John Shotwell (MA).  2nd. Bob Miclette (CT).  177-UP.  1st. Harry Bean (NH).  2nd. Ron Klemba (CT). 3rd. Bob Thresher (MA).    Womenís Right Open.  0-132.  1st. Priscilla Bean (NH). 2nd. Becky Muzzerall (NH). 3rd. Lucinda Fanjoy (NH).  133-UP.  1st. Tina Colangeli (NH). 2nd Julie Dykeman (ME).  Best matches of the day were between Jesse Veria and Logan Miclette, both right and left.  Referees were Tim Sears, Badger Drews and Bill Cox.  Brackets were done by Gerry Cox.

 UPCOMING EVENTS

July 14.  The Maine State Armwrestling Championship will be held at the Mousam River Steakhouse in Sanford, ME.  Weigh-ins from 10am to 1pm. Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  There will be 13 weight classes for men & women. Must be 21 or be accompanied by a parent.  For more info or directions e-mail Kurt at kurthowgate@yahoo.com or call Bill at 508-947-8958.

August 4/5.  USA Unified National will take place at the AVI Casino & Hotel in Laughlin, NV. Open classes will be run on the 4th with the masterís & grandmasters run on the 5th.  Custom Medals for 1st thru 4th in all classes.  First & second place in all classes qualify to go to the World Championships in Poland.  Free tee shirts to the 1st 200 entries.  Special room rate, must mention armwrestling.  For reservations call 800-284-2846.  For more info call Denise at 406-248-4508.  Lets all get out and make this a super tournament.

August 11.  The 8th Annual Budweiser Armwrestling Challenge will take place at the Elkís Pavilion on Rte 152 in Attleboro, MA.  There will be 14 weight classes for men & women plus 3 classes for kids.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins from 11:30am to 1pm.  There also will be a Carnival, Barbecue and a Band.  Bring the whole family for a day of good fun and hard pulling. 

 September 15.  The 2001 Rhode Island State Armwrestling Championship will take place at Stickeyfingers on Douglas Ave in Providence, RI.  $3,600.00 in Cash & Awards.  Etched Jade Crystal trophies for the open classes (1st thru 3rd) Novice classes will receive plaques (1st thru 3rd).  Overall trophy for menís right open & novice classes.  Cash awards for open classes: 300.00ó100.00==50.00 Must be 6 in class for cash awards.  You can only enter 1 class per hand.  All proceeds will go to the St Patrick Soup Kitchen in Providence.  Weigh ins from 10am till noon.  Contest starts at 12:30pm sharp. For info call Allen or Barbara at 401-433-4301.

November 11.  Canadian-American Armwrestling Challenge.  To be held at the Holiday Inn at Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, MA.  There will be 21 weight classes for men & women.  Menís Right Open & Novice, Menís Left, Menís Masters Right (40+), and Womenís Right Open.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes. Special room rates for armwrestlers and friends, must mention armwrestling.    More info to follow in a later newsletter.

             The top 10 pullers in the points championship as of 6/30/01 are as follows:  1st.  Allen Stilkey.  2nd.  Josh Stark.  3rd.  Kurt Howgate.  4th.  Jason Howgate.  5th.  Logan Miclette.  6th.  Julie Dykeman.  7th.  Jesse Veria.  8th.  Harry Bean.  9th.  Priscilla Bean.  10th.  Celine Brien.  There are still plenty of tournaments left that may change these totals, Best of luck to all.

Bill Cox

PRESIDENT
 

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