WEIGHT: 195 LBS.
HOMETOWN: Franklin, Ohio
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: All
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: Arnold started when he was 11 in kid’s tournaments. Since the age of 16, he has been going to Novice/Amateur competitions, and has not stopped since then.
FAMILY: Engaged; no kids currently
HOBBIES: Spending time with family and working out.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Just pull!
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: "My father is the epitome of someone to be revered; he’s the ultimate mentor for not only arm-wrestling, but for life. I would not have remotely, the amount of drive to succeed in anything, had it not been for the motivation and support he has given me. A former legend in the sport in the 80’s, he is respected by many! He competes ‘once in a blue moon’, however, he stays attentive to my training regiment and helps me reach top shape and leaving a legacy like he has in this remarkably, fun and addicting sport!"
MOTTO: You are your own worst enemy.
BIGGEST ARM-WRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Placing 2nd in the 2015 Columbus WAL Qualifier to Todd Hutchings. I almost flash-pinned Todd the first time (he was more ready the second time around). That day, I also defeated respectable pullers, Scott Wynn and Shane McLaughlin."
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING MEMORY: "Watching my Dad win Ohio States back in 2011, beating very big names. It was nice seeing him at his prime once more before his injury."
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: " Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."
BIGGEST OBSTACLE FACED AND OVERCAME: "As trivial as it may sound, it probably would be completing college with a 4-year degree. That was one milestone in my journey I thought I would ultimately, be wasting my time, and not succeed. I struggled through school my entire life, so this was an accomplishment I will always treasure.