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UConn and Rutgers Students “Grip It and Rip It” in Coed Arm Wrestling Championship Finals

(L) Notorious ARM from Rutgers vs. (R) Connecticut Wrecking Crew from UConn (R)

(L) Notorious ARM from Rutgers vs. (R) Connecticut Wrecking Crew from UConn (R)

Big Frog 104 Radio Talks College Arm Wrestling with Mr. PEC-Tacular

Check out popular Country Music station Big Frog 104  in Utica, New York chatting with Jessie Godderz (Mr. PEC-Tacular) about the upcoming Semifinal match between coeds from Syracuse University and coeds from UConn. The students from UConn and Syracuse will face-off on Tuesday May 20 at 7PM ET on ESPNU to determine who will face the coeds from Rutgers in the Final Championship Round on May 27.

Read more from Big Frog 104 Syracuse University Team Featured on College Arm Westling Competition on ESPNU

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Rutgers’ Students Defeat Penn State Students in Coed Arm Wrestling Semifinals

James Warta (left) of Penn State takes on Marinos Pylarinos from Rutgers

James Warta (left) of Penn State takes on Marinos Pylarinos from Rutgers

PRLog (Press Release) – May 16, 2014 – NEW YORK — In the first ever coed Collegiate Arm Wrestling League Championships, students from Rutgers defeated students from Penn State 80-30 in fast-paced, exciting matches televised on ESPNU. James Warta from Penn State won three of his four matches as did Marinos Pylarinos, a junior at Rutgers University. Rutgers’ students Miranda Previte and Elizabeth Osborne piled up the points for their team known as Jersey Notorious ARM with Miranda winning all four of her matches and Elizabeth winning 3 out of 4 matches. Each match is worth five points.

Daniela Pazmino (left) of Penn State holds on against Miranda Previte of Rutgers

Daniela Pazmino (left) of Penn State holds on against Miranda Previte of Rutgers

Going into the triple bonus round where the teams can win 30 points, Rutgers students were leading 50-30. In the bonus round each team selects its best male and female arm wrestler to represent them. Jersey Notorious ARM selected Marino’s Pylarinos and Miranda Previte while the Penn State (Penn Pride) students selected James Warta and Mary Haskins. In an exciting finish both Marino’s and Miranda won their bonus-round matches, and the students from Rutgers moved on to the finals to be aired on ESPN U May 27 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. Rutgers students will play the winner of the match between the students of UConn (The Connecticut Wrecking Crew) and Syracuse Students (New York Crush) to be aired 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 20 on ESPNU.

Read more here:  Rutgers’ Students Defeat Penn State Students in Coed Arm Wrestling Semifinals 

Chat with Mr. PEC-Tacular Jessie Godderz on ESPN’s SportsNation

 

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ESPN’s SportsNation has announced professional wrestler and former reality TV star Jessie Godderz will be stopping by SportsNation on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 3 pm ET to chat about hosting ESPNU’s new arm wrestling show CAWL to Arms.

You may send your questions now and join Jessie on Tuesday, May 13  as he tells everyone all about the College Arm Wrestling League Championships which air Tuesday evening, May 13, 2014 at 7 pm ET on ESPNU!

 

Now You Can Play Arm Wrestling Online!

Online Arm Wrestling

Have fun playing this new popular video game.

The language on the site is fun and inviting. Asking if you want to become a famous arm wrestler, they say you should first “try to be the best arm wrestler in this bar!” You can play against a character named Seamus by using the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys and the SPACE BAR. Play now at http://www.911freegames.com/wwe-games/play-arm-wrestling.php.

By the way, the game was introduced on May 29, 2013 and has been played 2799 times already!  Good luck against Seamus!

What Muscles Should You Train in Preparation for Arm Wrestling?

 

The consensus of opinion varies quite a bit, and we have included some of the most popular views.

CAWLToArms_JimBryanW_UConnTeamIt won’t take long for one to learn from an online search that there are two major camps when it comes to which muscles to train in order to be a superior arm wrestler.

One camp stresses the obvious: hands, forearms, biceps & triceps and deltoid muscles. The other camp advocates the best training for arm wrestling is to focus on the entire upper body muscles, including chest and stomach muscles. Some go further and talk about strengthening leg muscles as well.

Official CAWL To Arms Referee, Jim Bryan, recently worked with each of the CAWL To Arms teams to prepare them for the inaugural tournament. During their sessions, Jim emphasized “Arm wrestling is a combination of strength, leverage and technique. Competitors are only as strong as their weakest link. If their hand and wrist cannot support their

arm strength, applying too much power will cause the competitor to lose any hand and wrist advantage. Conversely, if the hand and wrist are superior, but the bicep and shoulder strength are lacking, you will probably be pinned while maintaining your strong hand position. It takes a combination of strength throughout the entire upper body to become successful. You can only apply as much pressure as your shoulder, arm, wrist and hand can support. Once the strength limit is exceeded, the form and technique fail and usually the competitor will be defeated.

There’s one thing, however, they all agree on. Not doing any training at all will most likely result in not only a loss, but a possible injury as well. Like all sports, the best conditioning is necessary to provide satisfactory results, especially a victory!

 

Facebook Group Called 5 Boroughs Ladies Arm Wrestling

5 Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling was formed to “resist and reject sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and racism”, as stated in a recent post at https://www.facebook.com/5BoroLadiesArmWrestling.  5 Borough Ladies

Basically, the organization intends to “empower women and strengthen local communities through theater, arm wrestling, and philanthropy.”

5 Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling claims to walk the line between pro wrestling and pure strength competitive sports.There are eight women wrestlers and each has her own “character theme and wrestling moniker” who compete in each competition which is cheered on by an audience with referees, an emcee and so on!
You can learn more by emailing 5borolaw@gmail.com or by visiting http://5blaw.com/.

 

Arm Wrestling Becomes a Live Pay-Per-Event Broadcast!

Have You Heard About The World Bar Arm Wrestling Championships?

One of the fastest growing sports in America is arm wrestling!

This was a pay-per-view eventWorld Bar Arm Wrestling that was emceed by professionals who are well-known to UFC fans, Ken Shamrock and announcer BruceBuffer, the “Veteran Voice of the Octagon” for the UFC.

The event was organized by the technical advisor to Sylvester Stallone’s movie, “Over the Top,” and co-producer of “NFL Arm Wrestling.”  The broadcast covered three hours of arm wrestling excitement.

For more information, visit www.worldbararmwrestling.com.

Students compete in inaugural CAWL to Arms arm wrestling tournament

DailyOrange.com:

Arm wrestling is taken a lot more seriously than many people might expect. There is even a collegiate tournament dedicated to the sport.

“I do it to gain experience, compete, to maintain my physical regime and to be healthy and fit,” said Nicholas Leonardis, a senior art history major. “At the same time, I wish to experience personal development as a man by using the dedication and discipline that goes into every aspect of my life here on the arm wrestling mat.”

On Nov. 17, Leonardis, along with five teammates, competed in the inaugural CAWL to Arms Tournament in Asbury Park, N.J. The event was hosted by the College Arm Wrestling League, an organization that gathers college students from around the Northeast area to arm wrestle competitively. The tournament will air on ESPN2 and ESPNU in April, May and July of 2014. The winning team gets a $10,000 grand prize.

Four schools were invited to the event: Rutgers University, the University of Connecticut, Pennsylvania State University and Syracuse University. Each team consisted of six members (three men, three women) and Syracuse faced UConn on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. Because the tournament doesn’t air until 2014, results are not yet publicly available.

“It’s been an experience of a lifetime to be able to represent Syracuse on ESPN,” Michelle Carazas, a junior entrepreneurship and marketing major, said in an email. “I learned it’s not about your size when you arm wrestle, but rather your technique.”

Technique, along with training, plays a vital role in the sport, Leonardis said.

As an aspiring Olympic weightlifter, Leonardis already had the strength — he said he hopes to be considered among bodybuilding greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger when “it’s all said and done.” But since arm wrestling is more than a simple duel between two people, he said, there was a lot he had to learn.

He first picked up the hobby when a representative from CAWL contacted him, gauging his interest in the sport. He then acquired the appropriate gear — regulation tables, pads, handles and a set of rules — and formed a practice regimen. He soon learned that the sport, in addition to attaining his own physical goals, takes up a lot of his time.

Eventually he developed a technique that catered to his upper body strength. He uses the shoulder roll, which involves flexing the shoulder and leaning sideways to decrease the surface area between the shoulder and the table.

Aside from training, he also focused on his diet to prepare for the competition. Leonardis said he uses three main supplements after he works out: creatine, multivitamins and fish oil. He said fish oil is the most important because it’s helpful for the recovery of joints. Leonardis said he took his preparation so seriously because the Syracuse team is relatively new to competition.

“We wanted to get a sense of what our team needs to do to compete and do our best against other schools,” he said. “These kids are active, have a lot of technique, and we feel our team was least experienced coming into this tournament.”

Even with little experience as a team, members were excited to be invited to the first-ever CAWL tournament. Eileen Bell, a senior finance and entrepreneurship major, said she made some great connections at the tournament with her teammates, and also with the opposing athletes.

“I never imagined I would be representing Syracuse University in an arm wrestling competition, but I have learned so much and have met some remarkable people that truly made this experience one to remember,” Bell said in an email.

Other Syracuse team members include: Steve Zavilensky, a junior health and exercise science major; Kelly Sheptock, a freshman communication and rhetorical studies major; and Kevin Mata, a senior health and exercise science major.

by Ian Romaker – Contributing Writer, DailyOrange.com

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