Michelle Dougan


NICKNAME: The Black Scorpion
HEIGHT: 5’5” / 165.1 cm
COUNTRY: USA
OCCUPATION: Certified Personal Trainer

PROFILE
Record: 24-7
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Favorite Technique: "Whatever works!"
Rivalries: "Anyone across the table."
EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 16.5 inches/ 41.9 cm

WAL TITLES:
2017 - WAL Championships – 1st place, Woman’s Middleweight – Right Hand
2017 - WAL Eastern Classic – 1st Place, Woman’s Middleweight – Right Hand
2017 - WAL Eastern Classic – 1st Place, Woman’s Middleweight – Left Hand
2017 - WAL New York State Championships - 1st place, Middleweight – Right Hand
2016 - WAL New York State Championships - 1st place, Middleweight – Right Hand
2016 - WAL Northern Regionals - 2nd Place, Women’s Middleweight – Right Hand
2016 - WAL Eastern Regionals - 1st Place, Woman’s Middleweight – Right Hand
2016 - WAL New York State Championships - 1st place, Woman’s Middleweight – Right Hand
2015 - WAL Championships - 2nd Place, Woman’s Middleweight – Right Hand
2015 - WAL New York State Championships - 1st place, Woman’s Middleweight – Right Hand



About Michelle Dougan
Michelle Dougan’s induction into armwrestling is like no other. She found armwrestling whilst overcoming two cancer diagnoses and used the sport to give her direction and drive in recovery. “I was gym training for years, but I had bouts with two different aggressive cancers. I felt helpless, scared, lost my strength, my energy and my will.  My husband and our longtime friend Bart Wood had me try Armwrestling.  It brought me out of my slump and gave something to strive for” She explains.
 
Michelle is an inspiring figure for armwrestlers and women everywhere! Her determination, grit and tenacity in both recovery and armwrestling make her a role model to look up to. “I want people to know, especially women, that they can bounce back also, no matter what and still have a great life!” she says.
 
Since 2015 Michelle has gone on dominate the WAL Women’s Middleweight Division, winning multiple state and regional titles as well as the WAL Women’s Middleweight Championship Hammer in 2017.
 
Michelle’s nickname ‘The Black Scorpion’ was given to her by Apache Chief Dan Carr.