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Exercise your arms and excitement at the 39th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm Wrestling Championships this month!

Flex your muscles at this upcoming competition where victory is within arm’s reach!

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced in Tuesday’s press release that the 39th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the ‘King and Queen of Arms’® will take place on Sunday, July 31, at 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by Cheap Shots, a sports bar and lounge located at 149-04 Union Tpke. in Flushing.

If you’re ready to rumble, this premier arm wrestling championship and title event will be open to both men and women, ages 18 years and older. Entrance fees are $35 for professionals, $25 for amateurs, welcoming pro and amateur masters who are 45 and 55 plus years old, and $15 for women. Weigh-in and registration runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spectators can watch for $5.

More than $4,000 in cash and prizes will be distributed at the awards ceremony. A $300 cash prize will be given to the right-handed King of Arms overall male winner and $250 for the overall left-handed male. The women’s Queen of Arms takes home $100 and women’s overall left-handed obtains $50.

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The overall strongest right-handed male and female will be crowned the King and Queen of Arms, draped with full royal crowns and robes.  All first-, second- and third-place winners will receive large, Olympic-size, custom-engraved gold, silver and bronze medallions with official NYAWA-seal plaques and certificates. Captains of Crush Grippers® will be presented to all overall winners, sponsored by Iron Mind.

“The NYC Big Apple Grapple International is the premier arm wrestling championship in NYC and the ‘King and Queen of Arms’® is one of the world’s most sought-after titles. This event will draw both veteran ‘hard-nosed pros’ and beginners, and all will compete in their respective weight class categories,” said Gene Camp, founder and president of the NYAWA. “We expect a captive, cheering audience rooting for their favorites in a daylong contest of awesome feats of brute strength, exhausting endurance, merciless demonstrations of power and explosive raw energy.”

More than 100 male and female athletes, including 2015 Empire State Champions and defending NYC Big Apple Grapple International Champions, are expected to participate this year. The grand event will unite visitors from Long Island and the tri-state area, Canada, Puerto Rico as well as foreign countries like Russia.

Teams will also compete in this exciting competition, categorized by borough, state and country, with a point tally to calculate the winning team prize. Camp told QNS that the Puerto Rican team won last year, and the Russian team won a few years ago.

For more information about this popular wrestling competition, visit the NYAWA website or contact Gene Camp at 718-544-4592 or email nyawa@nycarms.com.

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