Arm Wrestling Tourney In Queens This Spring

Strong-Arms From All Over The Globe To Compete

The First Annual NYC Sit-Down Arm Wrestling Championships are being held in Flushing, it was announced Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Arm Wrestlers Mike Bye from E. Hampton, LI (Left) and John Kosmitis from Astoria, Queens battled for Empire State Title at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC last year.

The event will be held at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union Tpke. at 1 p.m. Feb. 9, according to the New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA).

More than 80men and women will compete in right- and left-hand class competition for the chance to win the 2014 NYC Sit-Down Arm Wrestling Championships. Contestants should weigh-in and register between 9:30 a.m.. and 12:50 p.m. Custom gold, silver and bronze medallions will be awarded in each weight class, and the day’s strongest overall male and female will receive special MVPAwards.

“The NYC Sit Down will surely produce the best brute strength arm wrestlers, since little technique can be performed in the sit down position said,” Gene Camp, founder and president of the New York Arm Wrestling Association. “Not many people know that the NYAWA’s first arm wrestling events were all sitdown back in 1977 and 1978. This event is going to be very exciting to watch because many previous standup arm wrestling winners are competing without being able to use their signature techniques in this oneon one, brute strength, sit-down championship.”

The event will be loaded with top talent from the tri-state area and far beyond. Contestants and teams from the five NYC Boroughs and Long Island, as well as teams from as far away as Russia, Brazil and Turkey, will compete.

The NYC Sit-Down Championship is the first event of the year-followed by the 37th Annual 2014 NYC Big Apple Grapple International, which crowns the King and Queen of Arms, in April.

The competition is open to the public, and the event has no residency requirements. Entry fees are $25 for men and $5 for women. Spectator’s admission is also $5.

For more information, the official event flyer, or the 2014 full New York Arm Wrestling schedule, visit the NYAWAwebsite at www.nycarms.com or call 1-718-544-4592.