Queens Strong Arms

Men and Women will come to grips on August 9 in fierce, grimacing strong-arm tactics for the title of 37th Annual Queens Strongest Arm. (Photo by nycarms.com)
Men and Women will come to grips on August 9 in fierce, grimacing strong-arm tactics for the title of 37th Annual Queens Strongest Arm. (Photo by nycarms.com)

The  New York Arm Wrestling Association will be hosting the 37th Annual NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships at Cheap Shots Sports Bar on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at 149-05 Union Turnpike in Flushing. Admission is $5 for spectators. Entrance fees are $25 for amateur males, $30 for Pros and $10 for women. Contestants should register and weigh-in between 9:30 a.m. and before 12:50 p.m., as the event begins at 1 p.m. sharp. Contestants must be at least 18 and there are no residency requirements. The Proud Sponsors are Quantum Wellness Healing Center and Spa. www.qwcli.org  of Syosset, Ironmind.com and Captains of Crush Grippers.
 

See a packed, captive and cheering audience root for their favorites and underdogs at Flushing's Cheap Shots Sports Bar.
See a packed, captive and cheering audience root for their favorites and underdogs at Flushing’s Cheap Shots Sports Bar.


More than 100 men and women will compete in 19 Amateur and Pro weight classes for the prestigious Queens Golden Arm Wrestling titles. Queens’s male and female overall winners will be awarded Queens Strongest Arm MVP… Queens Strongest man will receive $100 cash prizes; the top female will receive a Special Queens MVP award. The final matches begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. in front of a live captive and cheering audience.
wards and T-shirts will be 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 later this year.

Ladies will be competing for a special Queens MVP Award
Ladies will be competing for a special Queens MVP Award

 
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.  The ‘Queensboro’ Championships draws competition both locally from the five NYC Boroughs, Long Island, tri-state area and from as far away as Turkey, Russia and other distant lands, said Gene Camp, Founder and President of the New York Arm Wrestling Association. Camp continued, “We expect some of the best arm wrestlers in the world to compete for these unique NYC Queens Arm Wrestling titles where every match has an audience favorite and underdog.”
 

The NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships got its start back in 1977 at the old Sunnyside Gardens Arena. (Photo courtesy of www.timepassagesnostalgia.com)
The NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships got its start back in 1977 at the old Sunnyside Gardens Arena.
(Photo courtesy of www.timepassagesnostalgia.com)

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’ and NYC Sit-Down Championships. 
Public Transportation: Take the E or F train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens; then take the Q-46 Bus to Main Street Flushing Stop. Walk three blocks to 149-05 Union Turnpike. 
For more information, partnerships, sponsorship opportunities, memberships, upcoming events, results, videos, photos and much more, please visit the NYAWA website at www.nycarms.com  or call Gene Camp at 718-544-4592.

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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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