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
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Coed Students Wanted for New College Arm Wrestling Championship
Male and female students from Penn State, Rutgers, UConn and Syracuse University will compete for $10,000 Grand Prize in first College Arm Wrestling League Grand Championship at Asbury Park’s famed Stone Pony
NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 23, 2013 – NYC Brand Productions is pleased to announce its new, action-packed, adrenaline-inducing sports show “The College Arm Wrestling League…CAWL To Arms” in which, according to show creator Rob “Bucky” Buchalter, “teams of collegiate students from rival schools around the country face one another in exciting and grueling matches to determine the most powerful male and female college arm wrestlers in America.” Filming for the competition takes place Nov. 17-18, 2013 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.
The first “CAWL to Arms” match-ups include students from Penn State versus students from Rutgers and students from University of Connecticut versus students from Syracuse University. The winning teams from those match-ups will face each other in a final round to determine the 2014 “CAWL To Arms” Grand Champions. The winning team members will share a $10,000 cash prize.
NYC Brand Productions is currently in pre-production for “CAWL to Arms”; Buchalter explains, “We are actively recruiting students from Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse U. and UConn. to participate in our inaugural Championship season. We are looking for men and women from all four universities who are competitive and who believe they have what it takes to be arm wrestling champions.” Students who are interested in participating can complete an online application at http://cawltoarms.com and submit a video detailing why they should be chosen as a contestant. The deadline for submission is Oct. 14, 2013.
“NYC Brand Productions is thrilled to have Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony serve as our host venue. It has been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, and this production reinforces that Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore are back in business and ‘Jersey Strong,’” explains Candace Straight, lifelong New Jersey resident and NYC Brand Productions’ partner. The Stone Pony, internationally famous for its rich rock-n-roll history, has been a Jersey Shore institution for nearly four decades. According to Straight, “Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony has been instrumental in the launch of many careers, and we are pleased to have them involved in the launch of our new sports show.”
The show will air on ESPNU and ESPN2 beginning in 2014.
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 drama “Tainted Dreams.” For more information on “Tainted Dreams” visit www.tainteddreamstheseries.com. For more information on NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS, visit http://nycbrandproductions.com.
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