Heidi Cordner


NICKNAME: The Tower of Power
HEIGHT: 6’0”
WEIGHT: 250 LBS.

Heidi Cordner

NICKNAME: The Tower of Power

HEIGHT: 6’0”

WEIGHT: 250 LBS.

AGE: 40
ELBOW- FINGERTIP LENGTH (“LEVER”): 18 inches
HOMETOWN: Toronto, Ontario
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Toproll and Hook
RIVALRIES: "Too many to list, all over the world!"
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: Cordner went to my her first tournament in 2002, but started training more seriously in 2013. She trains with her team, the Toronto Arm Crushers.
FAMILY: Married with two boys.
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Kettlebells, Bands, Straps, and Table Time
WAL TITLES: WAL 50 States New York Women's Right & Left Hand Champion
EMPLOYMENT: High School Math Department Head & Teacher
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: "My dad and two younger brothers arm-wrestled with me growing up from a young age. In high school, I played basketball, volleyball and was on the swim team. In college, I remember arm-wrestling a lot, but never knew I could compete in it. Now, I’m obsessed! My competitive nature keeps me wanting to get better and better. Although I was very shy as a teenager, becoming a teacher put me in a position where I had to face my fears of being in front of a crowd. That was also something I had to overcome when I started competing. I feel very fortunate to live in Southern Ontario, where there is a very high caliber of experienced and accomplished pullers.  The team I train with, the Toronto Arm Crushers, is very dedicated and hard-working. They keep pushing me to reach higher goals.  And there isn’t enough to be said about the “Armwrestling Family” around North America and the World! My husband is my inspiration.  He’s my biggest fan and helps me achieve the high goals I set for myself.  He’s also my toughest critic.  He studies my videos and finds my mistakes, which helps me improve. He understands and loves the sport, although he doesn’t compete himself.  I couldn’t train as much as I do if he wasn’t so supportive."
UNIQUE FACT: "I’m very driven.  When I set a goal, I work on achieving it.
MOTTO:
"Business at the table, Friends off the table!"
BIGGEST ARM-WRESTLING ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Winning Nationals in 2015, both arms, and winning Ontario Female puller of the year in 2014 and 2015."
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING MEMORY: "Left hand win at the Canadian National Championships against Josee Morneau."
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: "There’s no pain like arm-wrestling pain after training.  Think of it like growing pains. It will pass, and it just means weakness is leaving your body!"
BIGGEST OBSTACLE FACED AND OVERCAME: "In April of 2013, I was practice pulling with a friend, and she broke her left arm.  It was quite traumatic, and I felt responsible for what happened.  I wanted to quit arm wrestling forever, but lots of people around me talked me through it. She was a class-act about the whole thing. Now, I am very careful when I pull with newer pullers."