Kathleen Haley of Syracuse University News reported on the face off between students from Syracuse University and UConn during the semifinals of the College Arm Wrestling League on May 20, 2014 on ESPNU.
The New York Crushers brought their Orange spirit and strength but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Connecticut Wrecking Crew.
A team of Syracuse University students were matched against former long-time rivals the University of Connecticut in the first-ever coed Collegiate Arm Wrestling League Championship, “CAWL to Arms,” which aired this week on ESPNU, the network’s college channel.
One of the team members, Steve Zavilensky ’15, who was new to the fast-paced sport, weight trains and is active in sports, but he saw how arm wrestling requires strategy as well as muscle. READ MORE
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.
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.
College Guys and Girls Grip It and Rip It for Arm Wrestling Championship
Action-packed, new coed sports championship, College Arm Wrestling debuts on ESPNU Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 PM ET. Teams composed of male and female competitors from rival schools face one another in exciting and grueling matches to compete for the College Arm Wrestling Championship. The Championship competition is filmed at the famed Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.
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Match-ups for week one include students from Penn State versus students from Rutgers. In week two of the competition, airing on May 20 at 7:00 PM ET, students from University of Connecticut meet students from Syracuse University. The winning teams from those match-ups will face each other in a final hour-long special on May 27 at 7:00 PM ET to determine the 2014 College Arm Wrestling Grand Champions. The winning team members will share a $10,000 cash prize.
“IMPACT WRESTLING” superstar and five-time CBS “Big Brother” star, Jessie Godderz, known to his fans as Mr. PEC-Tacular, has been tapped to co-host the competition. ESPN announcers Noah Coslov and Tara Petrolino will host the inaugural season of NYC Brand Production’s new coed College Arm Wrestling Championship. Referee for the College Arm Wrestling Championship is four-time World Arm Wrestling Champion, Jim Bryan who has wrestled on five continents for Team U.S.A.
About NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS:
NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS is a New York-based full-service company dedicated to producing high quality, original television, Internet, video and live theatrical shows. NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS is in post-production on its first scripted dramedy “Tainted Dreams.” For more information on “CAWL To Arms” College Arm Wrestling Championship visit http://cawltoarms.com. For more information on NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS, visit http://nycbrandproductions.com, and for more information on “Tainted Dreams” visit www.tainteddreamstheseries.com.