The Secret to Arm Wrestling Expertise
And because no party is complete without a professional arm wrestler (or at least the kind of parties we throw), we cornered 6-foot-2 inch, 285-pound pro arm wrestler Kent Damore (ranked #1 in the Midwest) to get the lowdown on the sport. After taking him on Over the Top style, of course. Here’s what we learned:
1. It’s not always the biggest dudes who are the best arm wrestlers. It’s all about wrist strength, agility, and technique. Damore, for example, doesn’t bench press (although you wouldn’t know it by looking at him.)
2. It’s not all about dominating your opponent into submission (although that is part of the fun, Damore admits). The best part of the gig, for him, is the camaraderie with the guys. “You hate a guy for 30 seconds” during the match (and yes, there is often “a lot of trash talk on the table”), he says, but then you’ll get drinks with your opponent after and talk about what you did right or wrong.