Dan Blanchard


NICKNAME: PWL
HEIGHT: 5’1”
WEIGHT: 165 LBS.

Dan Blanchard

NICKNAME: PWL

HEIGHT: 5’1”

WEIGHT: 165 LBS.

AGE: 45
ELBOW- FINGERTIP LENGTH (“LEVER”): 20 1/2
HOMETOWN:  Holt, Michigan
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Toproll
RIVALRIES:  "Many over the years, but good ones with Matt Burden, Drew Dominique, Brad Spine, James Runyan."
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 12 years
FAMILY: Married with 4 children
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: "One of my favorite ways to train hand and wrist is with a large sledge hammer."
TITLES: WAL 50 States Michigan Left Hand Champion
EMPLOYMENT: Prosthetic Tech.
UNIQUE FACT: Blanchard got his nickname from Cobra Rhodes, because of his prosthetic leg, P.W.L stands for Pimp with a Limp.
MOTTO: "To be a Champion, you have to act like one."
BIGGEST ARM-WRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: "I am very proud to be voted Michigan’s Arm wrestler of the Year in 2015 by my friends and peers here in Michigan."
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING MEMORY: "2005 AAA Nationals: Alan Berget and I slipped, knocked my top teeth out. I spit them in my hand, put them in my pocket and yelled, 'Come on!' And finished the match."
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Don’t underestimate anyone. Everyone is the World Champ when at the table.
BIGGEST OBSTACLE FACED AND OVERCAME: At a National Championship, Blanchard took three 2nd places over a decade. In 2014 in Buffalo he won 4 National Championships. According to Blanchard, "Train hard and never give up!"