New York City's Strongest Arms
Spectators are invited to watch or flex their muscles as the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.and The Bronx Tourism Council hosts the 26th Annual White Castle ‘Bronxboro’ Armwrestling Championships with over 100 men and women competing incategories for amateurs and pros.
The event will be held Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Bronx Week Food and Arts Festival at 1 p.m. on the MAIN STAGE at Mosholu Parkway South between Van Cortlandt Ave. East and Bainbridge Ave., Bronx, NY. 10451. Contestants should register and weigh-in early. Free entry and admission will be provided for everyone in commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the Grand Concourse.
There are up to twelve weight classes with right and left hand categories for men and women, including men’s 45+ years’ old master class. The “Bronx Strongest Arm” male and female MVP’s will be crowned and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place award winners will qualify for the Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions to be held at The Port Authority Bus Terminal on November 12. The White Castle sponsored NY 'Golden Arm' Series consists of eight preliminary championships, one event in each of the five NYC Boroughs, two on Long Island and the NY State Final. – Contestants must be at least 16 years old and if under 18; have a parent or guardian signed approval. There are no residency requirements.
Gene Camp, Founder and President of the New York Arm Wrestling Association, said, “The White Castle Bronxboro Arm Wrestling Championships reflects a home-grown captive, cheering audience and free fun-filled day for everyone.” Camp continued, “We are excited about the opportunity to participate in the Bronx Week festivities and the 100th anniversary of the Grand Concourse. This gives us an opportunity to crown the Bronx Strongest Arm at a prestigious and unique festival atmosphere and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the first event of the 2009 WhiteCastle multi-event New York Golden Arm Series.”
Two upcoming series events include Brooklyn’s Strongest Arm – White Castle Kingsboro Championships on July 25 inConey Island and White Castle Long Island Scottish Games Championships in Old Westbury, LI. on August 29. For results, schedules, video and photos; fans can visit the NYAWA website at nycarms.com, or for more information call Gene Camp at 718-544-4592.