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.
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PRLog (Press Release) – Nov. 11, 2013 – ASBURY PARK, N.J. — CineSport’s Host and Managing Editor Noah Coslov and popular sportscaster Tara Petrolino will host the inaugural season of NYC Brand Production’s new co-ed College Arm Wrestling League show, “CAWL to Arms” which pits teams of students from rival colleges in exciting and grueling matches to determine the most powerful male and female college arm wrestlers in America. “CAWL to Arms” will air on ESPNU and ESPN2 beginning in 2014.
According to “CAWL to Arms” creator, Rob “Bucky” Buchalter, “we are thrilled to have Noah Coslov and Tara Petrolino on board to host our first College Arm Wrestling League Championship series. As a new collegiate sport, we could not be in more capable hands. Noah and Tara both have a wealth of experience; they understand the competitive edge and mental conditioning it takes to win.”
As Host and Managing Editor for CineSport, Coslov serves as the face of the largest online network of original sports video content. Noah hosts and reports for over 500 sites including the Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles Times, plus signature programs on Hulu. He has covered the biggest sports events in the country, from the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup to the BCS National Championship Game and Final Four.
Petrolino is a seasoned sportscaster, writer and television host covering over 100 live sporting events both in the booth and on the sidelines for Fox College Sports, MSG, MSG Varsity, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and BigEast.tv. Most recently, she covered the National High School Invitational for ESPNU and ESPN2 and the 2013 Big East Men and Women’s basketball tournaments for BigEast.tv. During the 2011 and 2012 WNBA seasons, Petrolino served as play-by-play announcer on New York Liberty broadcasts seen on NBATV, MSG+, WNBA.com and ESPN3.
The first “CAWL to Arms” arm wrestling 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 Sudden Death round to determine the 2014 “CAWL To Arms” Grand Champions. The winning team members will share a $10,000 cash prize.
Filming for the competition takes place Nov. 17-18, 2013 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.