Ferrisburgh to host big armwrestling tourney

FERRISBURGH — A World Armwrestling League Qualifier Series event is coming to Ferrisburgh on Saturday, Feb. 25, and local organizer Bill Sinks said the winners of the professional division have a chance to advance to national competition in Las Vegas on June 29 that will be broadcast live on ESPN.
Sinks, a former national champion known for organizing the popular armwrestling competition at Addison County Fair and Field Days, said he expects a good crowd of competitors and fans for both amateur and professional bouts at the Village Café and Tavern at 6640 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, on that Saturday.
The World Armwrestling League, based in Chicago, claims on its website (www.walunderground.com) to be the “largest and fastest growing professional arm-wrestling league in the world” and has a broadcast agreement with ESPN.
The Feb. 25 event will offer four weight classes, both left-and right-handed, for amateur and professional male competitors (165, 195, 225 and over 226 pounds), and three weight classes for female competitors (128, 148 and 149-plus).
Weigh-ins will be conducted between 10 a.m. and noon, and competition begins at 1 p.m. Sinks said novice armwrestlers will have a chance to meet and learn tips from the professionals.
Winners from Feb. 25 will advance to a major qualifying event to be held in Chicago in May, and successful competitors at that event will qualify for Las Vegas, said Sinks, who plans to compete in Ferrisburgh.
More information is available from Sinks at 802-777-3049, and competitors may pre-register at www.walunderground.com.

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