Gary Gallo Sr., 60, from East Patchogue, beat 77 men and who competed in 11 weight classes for the prestigious Queens Golden Arm Wrestling titles on August 9. Queens’s male and female overall winners were awarded Queens Strongest Arm MVP… Gary Gallo’s son Gary Jr. also won his weight class.
The New York Arm Wrestling Association presented the 37th annual NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships at Cheap Shots Sports Bar Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m. The Proud Sponsors were Quantum Wellness Healing Center and Spa. www.qwcli.org of Syosset, NY, Ironmind.com and Captains of Crush Grippers.
Awards and T-shirts were presented to first, second and third place finalists, who will be invited to compete at the Finale – 37th Annual Empire State ‘Golden Arm’ Tournament of Champions Final (Official New York State Arm Wrestling Championships) to be held in November.
The NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships is the oldest of all NYAWA championships, having begun in 1977 at the old Sunnyside Gardens Arena in Sunnyside, Queens said Gene Camp Founder and President of the New York Arm Wrestling Association. Camp continued, The 37th ‘Queensboro’ Championships drew competition both locally from the five NYC Boroughs, Long Island, upstate, NY.
The MVP award winners Right Hand was 60-year old Gary Gallo Sr. of East Patchogue – Left Hand Aleksei Beziazykov from Brooklyn, NY and Women’s Right Hand winner was Kerry Chapman from Farmingdale, NY. The captive, screaming audience rooted for their favorites and underdogs.
The New York ‘Golden Arm’ Series consists of up to six preliminary championships and a final. Events are held in each of the five NYC Boroughs, Long Island, and upstate New York. Upcoming events include the Brooklyn-‘Kingsboro’- and Bronx -Bronxboro’ Championships.