June  2002       

          As we all should know by now is that the World Championship will be held in Illinois this November.  The Unified Nationals are expected to be not only large but also packed with some of the best pullers around the country.  The IAF would like to wish anyone going to these events the best of luck.  This  event will be well worth going to watch even if you didnít qualify.  I myself will not be able to make the Nationals but I was invited to referee the Worldís.  This is certainly a great honor.  Hope to see a lot of old friends there and make some new ones. 

           We have added a Photo Center to the IAF site; it is located on the Chat Room page.  Anyone can upload their armwrestling pictures from their computer.  This is provided for all armwrestlers. Letís try to keep the pictures related to armwrestling in some way.   We have also added a Guest Map to both the IAF and WAF sites.  Both are on the home pages near the Guest Book.  Open it up and place a mark where you live. There is a place for your e-mail and web site, plus a space for messages.  We hope everyone will take advantage of these two new additions.   


          The 3rd Annual Delaware Valley Strongarm Challenge was held at the Pennsylvania Fair in Bensalem, PA.   The date was May 25.

Menís Right Hand Open


1.     James Retarides(CT).  2. Mike Staffieri(PA).


1.     Logan Miclette(CT).  2. Erkan Ilbak(Turkey).  3. Marc Orapallo(NJ).


1.     Allen Stilkey(RI).  2. Glen Jaeschke(PA).  3. Steve Shoemaker(NJ).


1.     Allen Stilkey(RI).  2. John Jobee(PA).  3. Jeff Geremia(CT).


1.     Harry Bean(NH).  2. Rob Bigwood(NJ).  3. Kurt Howgate(ME).

Menís Left Hand


1.     Logan Miclette(CT).  2. Erkan Ilbak(Turkey).  3. Victor Sargent(CT).


1.     Glen Jaeschke(PA).  2. Harry Bean(NH).  3. Allen Stilkey(RI).

Menís Right Hand Novice


1.     Tony Kirk(PA).  2. Harry Reese(PA).


1.     Frank Basta(PA).  2. Joe Tasey(PA).  Allen Heavock(PA).


1.     John Vinikoor(PA).  2. Harry Banks(PA).  3. Michael Berardine(PA).


1.     Bill Brennan(PA).  2. Shawn Burns(NJ).  3. Joe Milano(CT).

Womenís Right Hand Open


1.     Susan Fischer(PA).  2. Mary Izzy(PA).  3. Christine Reveria(PA).


1.     Arlene Sargent(CT).  2. Michelle Walter(PA).  3. Priscilla Bean(NH).


There were 61 entries from ME,NH,MA,RI,CT,NJ,PA and Turkey.  Referees were Logan Miclette, Alley Stilkey, Victor Sargent and Bill Cox.  Brackets were done by Gerry Cox.

            If anyone has an event they would like posted on the IAF tournament page just e-mail a flyer to us, also any results. There are many events posted already plus results from many contests.



          July 20.  The 1st Annual New England Arms Challenge will be held at Sports Rock USA, located at 177 Farmington Ave(Rte6) in Bristol, CT  There will be 12 weight classes for men and women.  Weigh-ins from 11am to 1pm. Starts at 2pm.  For more info call Victor or Arlene  at 860-585-7347.  This will be the last big tournament before the Unified Nationals. 


          August 3-4   The 2002 USA Unified National Championship will be held at the Pavilion at Maryville Village Park in Maryville, Illinois( Near St Louis, MO).  Weigh-ins Fri 8/2 from 8pm to 10pm.  Sat. 8/3 from 8am to 10am.  Masters & Grand Masters can also weigh in on Sun. 8/4 from 8am to 9am.   Saturday 8/3 will be Open Right and Left Hand Competitions, starts at Noon.  Sunday 8/4  will be the Masters & Grand Masters, starts at 10am.Custom Medals for 1st thru 4th in all classes.  Free Tee-Shirts to the 1st 100 entrants.  Special room rates:  Ramada Limited=50.00 per room, 55.00 for a suite(618-667-9200).   Red Roof Inn=55.99 per room(618-667-2222).  Super 8=55.99 per room(618-667-8888).   Airline Discount==American Airlines Group code(S3072AC).  Avis discount code(D086488).  This is the only qualifier for the World Championship being held November 18-23 in Illinois.  Come be a part of history.  For more info call Tony at 618-406-0348 or Denise at 406-248-4508. 


          August 10.  The 9th Annual Budweiser Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Elkís Pavilion on Rte 152 in Attleboro, MA.  There will be a Carnival, Barbecue and Dance Band to complete a fun filled family day.  There will be 14 weight classes for men and women plus 3 classes for kids (4/6, 7/9, 10/12 yrs old). Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  This event usually draws a big crowd.  Bring the family, spectators welcome.

           September 7.  The Maine State Championship will be held in Sanford, ME.  We will have more on this in next monthís newsletter and also on the IAF as we receive an update.


Bill Cox
President, International Armwrestling Federation
Vice President United States ArmSports



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