By Shanice Punnett
The New York Arm Wrestling Association announced that the first annual NYC sit-down arm wrestling championships would be held Sunday at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Kew Gardens Hills at 1pm.
The event will be loaded with top talent from the tri-state area and far beyond. Contestants and teams will compete from the five boroughs, Long Island and from as far away as Russia, Brazil and Turkey.
More than 80 men and women, including two men’s masters 45-plus and 50-plus age categories and two women’s classes will compete in right- and lefthand class competition for the chance to win.
Spectator’s admission is $5, and entry fees are $25 for men and $5 for women.
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 MVP awards.
“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 NYAWA. “This event is going to be very exciting to watch because many previous stand-up arm wrestling winners are competing without being able to use their signature techniques in this one-on-one brute strength, sit-down championship,” he said.
This event is the first for the year, followed by the 37th annual 2014 NYC Big Apple Grapple International in April, which crowns the king and queen of arms.
Cheap Shots Sports Bar is at 149-5 Union Turnpike.