New York Arm Wrestling Association
By Long Island News & PRs Published: June 06 2014
35th LI Arm Wrestling Championships - June 14 At Universal Fitness Expo - Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY - June 6, 2014 - Spectators are invited to watch or compete as the New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) and Universal Fitness Expo present the 35th Annual Long Island Arm Wrestling Championships, featuring Long Island Strongest Arm MVP Awards. The Proud Sponsor is Quantum Wellness Healing Center and Spa. qwcli.org - Syosset, NY. The event will be held June 14, 2014 at 1 P.M. at the Universal Fitness Expo universalfitnessexpo.com at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale, and L.I, NY 11553 Phone: 516-794-9300… General Admission to the Expo is $12.00 for contestants and spectators. Nassau Coliseum Parking is $11.00. Competition entrance fees are $20 for Amateurs, and Masters 45+ Years Old, $25 for Pros and $10 for women.
Contestants are asked to register and weigh-in between 9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. as the event begins at 1 p.m. sharp. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian signed approval. – There are 23 Right and Left Hand weight classes including, three women’s classes and two Men’s Master 45+ and 55+ years’ old categories. The highlight of the day is the Long Island’s Strongest Arm overall MVP competition awards (Male and Female). $100 cash prizes will be awarded to the right and left-handed overall male winners and women will receive MVP awards only. The LI MVP Strongest Arm Captains of Crush Grippers awards are presented by ironmind.com.
First, second and third place custom NY Arm Wrestling medals and certificates are awarded in each category. There are no residency requirements and winners are invited to the Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions finale in Nov.
“It’s one of the most competitive arm wrestling events of the year,” said Gene Camp, founder and president of the New York Arm Wrestling Association. The Long Island Arm Wrestling Team competes against teams locally from the five NYC Boroughs, from all over the tri-state area and far beyond. This much anticipated LI event will be bigger and better than ever this year, as we anticipate an enormous turnout because of last year’s lack of sponsorship cancellation. Plus, arm wrestling has reached a new level of desirability around the world since the airing of the new AMC TV reality show ‘Game of Arms’. Camp Added, “I also want to thank Quantum Wellness Healing Center and Spa of Syosset, NY for sponsoring the 35th LI Arm Wrestling Championships; this year.”
The 35th Annual LI Arm Wrestling Championships are part of the New York 'Golden Arm' Series, where individual championships are held in each of the five NYC Boroughs, Long Island and Upstate, NY, culminating at the Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions, Finale. The NY Golden Arm series has won a following among demographically diverse, multi-ethnic, health and fitness conscious athletes both locally and from countries around the world. The Universal Fitness Expo is a daylong sports and fitness show with tests of strength with multi-event athletic competitions and exhibitions for everyone.
For sponsorship opportunities, upcoming events, schedules, tournament results, photos, videos and much more, visit the NYAWA Website at nycarms.com or for more Information call Gene Camp at 718-544-4592.
Pictured Above: Edwin Safarian (Left) from Bayside, NY. battles with eventual winner Ron Klemba from Portland Ct. at NYC Big Apple Grapple International last April)