White Castle 35th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm Wrestling Championships

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Location: Village Pourhouse Sports Bar located at 64 Third Avenue at 11th Street NY., NY 10003

Phone: 718-544-4592

Email: nyawa@aol.com

Link: http://www.nycarms.com

Event Description

March 16, 2012 Updated Mar 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM EDT

PRESS RELEASE Advisory

Date: March 15, 2012

New York Arm Wrestling Association, (NYAWA)

Email: nyawa@aol.com – Website: www.nycarms.com

Contacts: NYAWA Gene Camp 718.544.4592 or

Village Pourhouse NYC Sports Bar – 212.979.2337 Mike Logan x 8009 or Cari DeCoons - x 8003

MEN, WOMEN GRIP-UP FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ARMS CROWN

White Castle 35th NYC Big Apple Grapple Arm Wrestling Championships set for April 28, 2012

New York, New York March 15, 2012 -- The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the Village Pourhouse Sports Bar located at 64 Third Avenue at 11th Street NY., NY will host the White Castle 35th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International arm wrestling championships on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1p.m. Entry fees are $20 for amateurs, $30 for pros and $5 for women which includes a free sponsor T-shirt. Competition is open to the public, age 21 years and older, and is divided into eight weight classes for men, two for women, in amateur and pro categories. Spectators are invited to watch for a $5 admission charge. The event features some of the world’s best arm wrestlers, both male and female, as they compete for the chance to be crowned NYC’s King and Queen of Arms.

First, second and third place finishers will receive custom awards and $100 cash prizes will be given to first place winners in each pro category, while amateurs receive awards only. The day’s overall strongest male will receive a bonus $200 cash prize, female $100 and 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 over 80 athletes will participate in this event, including world-class competitors from Turkey, Brazil, Russia and Hungary. Among those expected to take part are the defending champions, both Brooklyn natives. Joyce Boone, from Gowanus, Brooklyn is the 2011 New York State Arm Wrestler of the Year, Empire State champion and current NYC Queen of Arms. Also expected to compete is the defending NYC King of Arms and Empire State champion, Giorgi Gelashvili from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, who has been ranked the best arm wrestler in New York State for the past four years. Also featured in the event are the 2011 Empire State Champions who won last November at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC, after competing in preliminary events held during spring and summer at street fairs and festivals around the city.

“We are very happy that White Castle is supporting this unique and diverse strong-arm competition that 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, “The White Castle 35th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International is the premiere NYC arm wrestling event and it’s going to be a contest of awesome feats of brute strength and explosive raw energy with many rivalries and exciting hard-fought matches.”

For sponsorship opportunities, schedules, photos, videos and more information visit the NYAWA website at nycarms.com or call 718-544-4592. ###

Contact: Gene Camp 718-544-4592

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