NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) presents the White Castle 34th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions on Thursday, November 17, 2011, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's North Wing/Main Concourse at 625 8th Ave. New York. NY. More than 80 men and women are expected to compete for the chance to be crowned Empire State Golden Arm Champion and spectators have an opportunity to watch the event, free. Competition is a walk–in registration and entry fees are $25 for amateurs and $35 for pros, which includes a free T-shirt. The Proud sponsor is White Castle.
There are right and left hand, amateur and pro weight class categories for men and women with no residency requirements. Pro winners will receive $100 cash prizes in each weight class while amateurs will receive awards only. First, second and third place awards are given and the day's overall winners will receive an additional $200 in bonus cash prizes along with the New York State Strongest Arm MVP.
Joyce Boone from Brooklyn will be honored as the first women ever chosen as Arm Wrestler of the year. Boone was clearly favored because of her longtime rehabilitation and struggle from sustaining a broken arm while arm-wrestling on a live TV morning show back in 1997. Boone came back this year to beat the same exact women who broke her arm at the May 22 Bronx Championships and is the 2010 defending Empire State champion and NYC Queen of Arms.
"The White Castle Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions is one of NYC's oldest and most prestigious sought-after titles," said Gene Camp, founder and president of the New York Arm Wrestling Association." Camp continued, "This event is a culmination of our 34th anniversary season, and it's very exciting to watch because it is loaded with top talent locally, from the tri-state area and far beyond.
For more information visit the NYAWA Website at nycarms.com or call 718- 544-4592
New York Arm Wrestling Association
Contact: NYAWA Gene Camp 718-544-4592
SOURCE New York Arm Wrestling Association