ACAC co-director: Denise Wattles has informed on Northeast Board that at this year's Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challeng (ACAC) the 176 lbs class will attended Cobra Rhodes, Ron Klemba, both USA, Craig Sanders from UK and Crazy George from Canada.
28 Feb 2014
Several days ago I been told by one of the athlete who takes part in the first season of Game of Arms that Europeans will be able to watch the episodes on GameofArms.amctv.com when they upload them. Day after the premier, the first episode was upload on AMCtv.com and we in Europe can see only this (pic above). Also I was informed that AMC is pursuing anyone sharing the pirated copy of the show, wich is the only way for us in the Europe and other places to watch the show. I removed the post and won't publish them more.
27 Feb 2014
26 Feb 2014
25 Feb 2014
Though the organized sport has existed for close to 60 years, armwrestling has not reached a point where competitors can make a living just from competition. However, elite armwrestlers can earn some decent supplementary income. The recent emergence of armwrestling leagues has increased opportunities for top pullers to make money in the sport (i.e. a few thousand dollars), however the bulk of armwrestling tournaments still only offer non-monetary prizes, or perhaps a few hundred dollars to the winners.
"Game of Arms is a raw, unfiltered look inside the world of professional arm wrestling. It is completely ridiculous—and so very fascinating.
“Arm wrestling is not a sport,” says one man, basically a talking bicep, in the premiere of AMC’s new docuseries, Game of Arms. “It’s a way of life.”
The man, a walking cloud of testosterone, says this with utmost sincerity. He is very serious about arm wrestling. And so are the other members of the New York Arms Control, a local New York City-based arm wrestling club that will compete against rival clubs from all over the country in the first season of Game of Arms. They are all so, so serious. About arm wrestling.
24 Feb 2014
23 Feb 2014
Go ahead and I’ll pay the 10.00 bucks for you to enter. You’ll do great! Besides, you beat all the guys in high school already.” This was what Pam said as she urged her good friend Carolyn to compete. “It could’t hurt”, came the replay, “First place is a 50.00 gift certificate for a Western Shop and I really want cowboy boots!” So 30 years ago Carolyn Snow won her first tournament in a small town in Alberta Canada.
21 Feb 2014
Emmy award-winning producer Matt Renner (Deadliest Catch) was searching for a new subculture to introduce to a national audience. He found it with the bone-crunching sport of arm wrestling in Game of Arms, a new original series premiering Tue., Feb. 25 10/9c on AMC.
Q: What did you see in the sport that makes it a compelling setting for a reality series?
A: It’s a story about ideologies coming to a head on a primal level. Someone working 100 hours a week for the man, then training — it’s that kind of passion and conviction that we were after. It’s like jumping on a horse in the Old West. “I’m going to travel 200 miles to beat this man.”
20 Feb 2014
In January of this year, Armwrestlers ONLY celebrated its first anniversary. (Prior to this we had run the Armwrestling History Channel and Armwrestling 24h.) During those first years we every once in a while we would receive emails from people wanting to get into the sport: people looking to buy a table, searching for a local club to join, or interested in information on how to hold an armwrestling tournament, etc. But lately, since AMC has started to really promote Game of Arms, we seem to be receiving a lot more of these types of inquiries.
Emmy award-winning producer Ethan Prochnik (Deadliest Catch) discusses what led Undertow Films to the underground sport of arm wrestling for Game of Arms, a new original series premiering Tue., Feb. 25 10/9c on AMC.
Q: How did the subculture of arm wrestling capture your attention?
A: When we started meeting the team members, it was the first time we saw characters who compared to the skippers on Deadliest Catch. There’s an old-school American gunslinger quality they both shared. These guys saw themselves as Olympians and couldn’t understand why no one cared about their sport.
Labels: Game of Arms
19 Feb 2014
Pulling For Six Decades
Steve Stanaway was 23 when, on a lark, he and a buddy drove from Virginia to New York City to compete in the 1968 World Arm Sports Federation (WAF) Contest. With literally no arm wrestling training, Steve, who is now 66, placed second to the then heavyweight world champion, Maurice Baker, who, at 265 pounds out-weighed him by almost 70 pounds.
18 Feb 2014
17 Feb 2014
16 Feb 2014
Now in the Internet age, video is increasingly being used to promote business and personal achievements. More and more of these kinds of promotional videos are being made by armwrestlers. One of these pullers is Mac Telle from California.
Armwrestlers ONLY asked Mac how he started make these videos and how long he has been doing them.
When did you start making videos?
- I started making videos a couple of years ago to promote myself and Bill Collins’ upcoming events. After the first couple of videos I made, I got a little better every time.
It seems like you made videos for other event organizers also?
- Yes, I started making videos for Todd King and Jesse Gonzales to promote their tournaments, and then I started making my own promo videos to practice editing.
15 Feb 2014
Check out the new AMC website (link below) for the Game of Arms and meet pullers of the five teams that will take part in it.
14 Feb 2014
13 Feb 2014
Of the three Supermatches at the 2014 MGC the match between Canada's John Milne and USA's Robert Baxter might have the most symbolic attachment to it.
Milne who trains with Larratt faces Baxter who trains with Brzenk know that this match is for a lot of bragging rights for both men and their respective teams. Like the other 2 matchups at the MGC it's a best 3 of 5 right handed contest. The signs point to John Brzenk and Bob Brown both being there to support Baxter while Larratt will most likely miss the tournament because of scheduling.
12 Feb 2014
The great technology prognostication of Marshall McLuhan is the stuff of lore. When asked about his prowess to predict the otherwise unforeseeable he said: "All media has its unintended consequences." Sure, McLuhan was not talking about Game of Arms but his words certainly are predictable in this case. The "Game of Arms inspired workout" posted by Jimmy Smith on youtube is just the tip of the iceberg. At least that guy was not advising people to perform movements that were unsafe. With that said, I cannot help but think there will be people that will do that guy's workout hard, go to their local tournament thinking they can compete with the best and end up with a spiral fracture (the likely unintended consequence of armwrestling gaining a taste of popularity). Or start "underground armwrestling (LOL)" like in the show...also leading to spiral fractures.