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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum to host NYC’s most prestigious ALL PRO

USA / International Arm Wrestling Championships on March 22, 2003

Saturday, March 22, 2003 --- Awesome feats of strength, explosive raw energy and merciless demonstrations of power will go on display in Gotham City on Saturday, March 22, 2003 as The New York Arm Wrestling Association and Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum join forces to present New York City’s most prestigious ALL PRO USA - International Arm Wrestling Championship.  The NYC Big Apple Grapple XXVI will be held, at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum at Pier 86 - 12th Ave. and 46th Street on Manhattan’s West Side.  Weigh in and registration begins for men and women in thirteen weight classes at 10 am, start time is 12:30 pm, finals at 3:30pm and award ceremony at 4:30 pm.  Entry Fee is $30, which includes an event T-shirt, and admission to the museum. General Admission is $13 for adults and $6 for children. The Proud Title Sponsor is NUTRO NATURAL CHOICE DOG & CAT FOOD. Other proud sponsors include, GOODYEAR JAMAICA TIRE & AUTO SERVICE CENTER and BIOFREEZE PAIN RELIEVER.

“It’s the NYC MARATHON of Arm wrestling," said, Gene Camp founder and president of the 26 year-old New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA). “The NYC Big Apple Grapple XXVI will draw contestants from all over the USA and Internationally from far away as TURKEY, GERMANY, RUSSIA, KOREA, and BRAZIL. The event will also feature Last year’s NYC Big Apple Grapple XXV Pro champions, The 2002 Empire State amateur champions and NYC’s King and Queen of Arms-Jason Vale and Cynthia Yerby.

 “Winning in NYC is like winning the OSCAR of Arm Wrestling,” said Cynthia Yerby from Wolf, Oklahoma.  Yerby is a seven time world champion and holds more the 30 other arm wrestling titles.” Among the many arm wrestling awards that I have won, none can compare to being NYC’s Queen of Arms. I won the NYC Queen title three years in a row and I’m excited and hope I can do it again this year”.   Empire State Champion Dina Fortuna from Wading River, LI, NY.  Said, “I hope to pull off an upset this year.”

Two-time National Champion Jason Vale from Bellerose, Queens will try to hang on to the NYC King of Arms title that he won last year in a stunning major upset victory over world champion Jerry Cadorette from So. Attelboro, Ma. 

Fans can visit the NYAWA website at: N E W Y O R K A R M W R E S T L I N G . C O M  For more information call Gene Camp at {718} 544-4592 ####

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