Hometown: Rumford, Rhode Island
Favorite Technique: "The Cobra"
Rivalries: "Every Match is a Rivalry to Rhodes."
EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 21 inches/53 cm
2015 - WAL Championship – 1st Place, Lightweight – Right Hand
2015 - WAL Northern Regionals – 2nd Place Lightweight – Right Hand
* Ratings were compiled from a committee of experts including referees, directors and retired competitors
About Andrew Cobra Rhodes
Andrew "Cobra" Rhodes is known as a legend of the sport. Cobra has served as the engine of armwrestling’s underground popularity for decades. If you ask anyone who has armwrestled competitively for any period of time, you will find out that Cobra is the real deal.
He blazed a name for himself in armwrestling years ago, but a brutal car accident, bled him of the mental and physical toughness he needed to succeed. “It’s more mental than anything,” Cobra said of armwrestling. “I was T Rex. There was no one under 198 pounds in the world who could beat me.”
After the injury, he remained a pillar of the scene. He mentored the younger guys, and never lost his legendary, vice-like hand strength, something that gives him a leg up against the other lightweight competition. “It’s not about winning as much as doing it to the best of your ability,” Cobra said of the relit fire in his belly. “But I want to win. And to be honest with myself, if I was sitting here in a lab coat looking at the numbers, it can be done.”
The father of five and grandfather of one always likes his chance on the table and when talking about WAL 2018 he said, “I’m hungry, and I want more! What an exciting time for our subculture.”