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It has been two years since arm wrestlers had been capable of take part in a significant event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However he lastly needed to flex his muscle groups on Saturday, as Lethbridge Arm Wrestling Membership (LAWC) hosted its second annual traditional, welcoming groups from Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan.

The occasion was held on the Rocky Mountain Turf Membership and was attended by over 200 individuals, with groups of all ages competing in a round-robin competitors, pinning the opponents to earn probably the most factors.

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LAWC got here out on prime and received the staff trophy.

Lethbridge Arm Wrestling Membership got here out on prime of their second annual Arm-Wrestling Basic on Saturday. March 19.

Courtesy Jodie Klaasen.

Head referee Stu Foster is from Airdrie, Alta. And has been arm wrestling since 1980. He’s thought-about the longest-serving “puller” or aggressive arm wrestler in Alberta historical past.

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“It simply goes to point out these little guys that even while you’re our age, we nonetheless have some fireplace within the chimney,” Foster stated. “This arm-wrestling household is second to none.”

Stu now coaches his champion spouse, Stacy, who began arm wrestling in 2015 after retiring from bodybuilding.

“After 10 months, I went to my first nationals and got here dwelling with one gold, two silver and one bronze, and I have been concerned with it ever since,” she stated.

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The grandmother of eight has held the Nationwide Masters Championship 4 instances for each her proper and left hand.

A member of LAWC, Ethwin Penton began wrestling just a few years in the past to proceed his ardour for energy coaching.

“It isn’t simply how sturdy your hand is. There’s little or no expertise that goes into it,” Penton stated.

He’s excited to return to the aggressive area and hopes to make provincial at Grand Prairie this spring.

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