NYAWA to Host 38th Annual Empire State 'Golden Arm' Tournament of Champions

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) today announced that the 38th Annual Empire State 'Golden Arm' Tournament of Champions (Official 2015 NY State Arm Wrestling Championships), featuring New York State Strongest Arm male and female MVP Awards, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union Turnpike Flushing, Queens, NY 11367. Competition is open to the public, 18 years old and over, anad the event has no residency requirements. Entrance fees are $25 for amateurs, $35 for pros and $15 for women. Registration and weigh-in will take place from 9:30 A.M. to 12:50 P.M. and the competition begins at 1 p.m. sharp. Spectator's admission is $5.00. The proud sponsors are Cheap Shots Sports Bar,, Captains of Crush Grippers and New York Arm Wrestling Association.

More than 100 men and women are expected to compete for the chance to win over $3,000 in cash prizes and awards. There are 25 amateur and pro weight class categories for men and women including masters open classes for males, 45+ and 55+ years-old. Gold, Silver and Bronze 4-dimential custom NY State Arm Wrestling medallions and certificates will be awarded in all weight class categories, and the 2015 New York State Strongest Arm Most Valuable Players, male and female, will be named along with the presentation of the annual 2015 Arm Wrestler of the Year Achievement Award.

"The 38th Annual Empire State 'Golden Arm' Tournament of Champions is New York City's oldest, most prestigious sought-after title, since our beginnings in 1977," said Gene Camp, founder and president of the New York Arm Wrestling Association. "This event is very exciting to watch because of the captive cheering audience rooting for both their favorites and underdogs. The New York State Championships is loaded with top strong-arm talent that demonstrates awesome feats of brute strength, exhausting endurance, grimacing, verbal intimidation and miraculous demonstrations of shear power and will to win."

The Empire State Championships draws some of the best arm wrestlers in the world, among them, the winners of the prestigious 2015 NYC Big Apple Grapple International and last year's 2014 New York State Arm Wrestling Champions, who will return to defend their titles.

Contestants and teams who are expected to compete locally, from the five NYC Boroughs, Long Island, Upstate NY, and others will travel long distances, from other states, Puerto Rico, and countries that have long practiced arm wrestling as a sport, including Canada, Russia, Turkey and other nations.

For more information, public transportation, hotels, schedules, results, photos, videos, sponsorship opportunities, corporate partnerships and to "LIKE" us on Facebook, visit the NYAWA Website at or call 718-544-4592 (30).

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