Best Arm Wrestlers compete at 36th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International


WrestlingNew York, New York April 2, 2013 — The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the Cheap Shots Sports Bar (149-05 Union Turnpike Flushing, NY 11367) will host the 36th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm Wrestling Championships (NYC’s premiere arm wrestling championship) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 p.m…. Entry fees are $25 for amateurs, $30 for pros and $10 for women, which includes a free sponsor T-shirt. Competition is open to the public, age 18 years and older, and divided into right and left hand weight classes for men and women, in both amateur and pro categories. There is a $5 admission charge for spectators. The proud Sponsors are Cheap Shots Sports Bar and New York Arm Wrestling Association.

First, second and third place finishers receive 4-level custom engraved gold, silver and bronze, medallions and the day’s overall strongest male and female will be crowned NYC’s King and Queen of Arms. Teams will also compete, grouped by Borough, State, and Country, with a point tally to determine the winning team.

It is expected that 100 athletes will participate in this event, including competition from far away as Turkey, Brazil, Russia and Hungary. Among those expected to take part are the defending 2012 Empire State and NYC Big Apple Grapple International Champions.

“The event will draw both ‘hard-nosed pros’ and first time beginners to compete in their respective weight class categories,” said Gene Camp, founder and president of the NYAWA. Camp continued, “We expect a daylong cheering, captive audience and a contest of awesome feats of brute strength, exhausting endurance and explosive raw energy.”

The New York Arm Wrestling Association is also seeking sponsor-partners for this and other events in each of the five NYC Boroughs and Long Island.