Eric  Opitz


NICKNAME: White Lightning
HEIGHT: 6’4” / 193.04 cm
WEIGHT: 248 LBS. / 112.592 Kg
OCCUPATION: Rutgers College student

PROFILE
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Eric  Opitz

NICKNAME: White Lightning

HEIGHT: 6’4”

WEIGHT: 248 LBS.

LEVER LENGTH (ELBOW TO FINGERTIP): 23”
HOMETOWN: Phillipsburg, New Jersey
FAVORITE ARMWRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Triceps Press  
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 11 years 
WAL TITLES: WAL 2015 Northern Region: 2nd Place Left-hand
HOBBIES: Opitz enjoys power lifting, hunting, football, and track & field.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: “Heavy weight training explosive.”  
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: Opitz believes that family is everything. His father and uncle always motivated him to push himself and train harder every time.   
FAVORITE ARMWRESTLING MEMORY: Opitz placed 3rd in the left handed, eighteen and under division in the super heavy weight division weighing 190 lbs in the 2010 worlds in Mesquite, Nevada.
BIGGEST ARMWRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: “Being in the finals at the biggest WAL Tournament ever.”  Opitz also holds the title of USAA Nationals pro Left-handed Open Champion.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Opitz’s father said, “Don’t think on the table, just set & go and explode hard & fast.”
BIGGEST OBSTACLE FACED AND OVERCAME: “Being the lightest guy in the super heavyweight class. Using my speed and power, I have beaten a lot of people… There is no obstacle in life. I never think that way. My thanks are to my uncle, Eric Opitz, and my father, my training partner and hardest opponent.”
 

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