Hometown: Lewiston, Utah
Favorite Technique: "Anything to get the job done."
Rivalries: Jodi Larratt
EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 17 inches/ 43 cm
2017 – WAL LA Western Regionals – 1st Place, 128lbs – Right Hand
2016 – WAL Championships - 1st Place, 128lbs – Right Hand
* Ratings were compiled from a committee of experts including referees, directors and retired competitors
About Michelle Smart
Michelle grew up armwrestling against her brother and has been competing in the sport since 2012. Michelle’s passion is armwrestling, she has won numerous national lightweight titles and has travelled to Lithuania to compete internationally. In the WAL she has made a name for herself by showcasing some epic women’s matches. Her right-hand lightweight battle in the 2017 LA Western Regionals with Jodi Larratt went down as one of the best women’s matches in WAL history.
Michelle takes competition and training very seriously, focusing on rope climbs and weight lighting to keep her arms in peak pulling shape. The best advice she can give to new women looking to get into professional armwrestling would be to “train with other armwrestlers”. She explains “I have been lucky to train with the best armwrestlers in the world, Bob Brown, Todd Hutchings and many more. It really makes a difference”
Michelle has been married for 15 years and has three children, two girls and a boy.