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NYAWA Hosts Arm Wrestling Championships at Bronx Week Food & Arts Festival 5/23

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announces that the Bronx Week Food and Arts Festival will host the 27th Annual Bronxboro Arm Wrestling Championships and crowning of Bronx Strongest Arm on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Bronx Week Festival on Mosholu Parkway South between Van Cortlandt Ave. East and Bainbridge Ave. Bronx, NY. 10458 - Admission is FREE and first time beginners and festival spectators will have an opportunity to compete FREE.

The Bronxboro Championships consists of both right and left hand pro and amateur categories for men and women. In addition, there are a boys and girls; 17 years open class, with a parent or guardian signature required. There will be first, second and third place awards in each weight class plus, the day's strongest male and female MVP's will be crowned Bronx Strongest Arms and receive $100 cash prizes. There will also be team competition broKen Down by borough, state, and country with the team winner being determined through a point tally. There are no residency requirements and contestants are encouraged to register/weigh-in before noon.The proud sponsors are Bally's Fitness, Captains of Crush® Grippers, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Tourism Council.

More than 100 athletes will participate including last year's Bronxboro defending champions. Among those expected to take part in the event is current Empire State Champion Mirline Berrouet from So. Ozone Park, NY. Another champion expected to compete is current New York City's "King of Arms" Giorgi Gelashvili from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn who was unbeaten last year; defeating some of the best arm wrestlers in the world. Pelham Bay, Bronx champion brothers Mike and Jason Hall are also expected to compete. The Bronx championships are part of the multi-event NY Golden Arm Series where up to seven events are held when sponsorship permits; in each of the five NYC Boroughs and Long Island and culminates into the Empire State Finale, to be held on Nov. 18 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC.

The event is hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Tourism Council in cooperation with The City of NY Parks and Recreation. For more information about the 27th Annual Bronxboro Championships, please visit the New York Arm Wrestling® Association's website at or call 718-544-4592.

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