EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 0
WEIGHT: 174 LBS.
HOMETOWN: Harper Woods, Michigan
FAVORITE ARMWRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Toproll
RIVALRIES: Josh Handeland and Paul Talbott
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 8 years
WAL TITLES: WAL 2014 Finalist, WAL 2015 Northern Regional Finalist
EMPLOYMENT: Royal T Collision (family business) - Auto Body Repair Man & Mechanic
HOBBIES: Volleyball, tuner cars, and armwrestling
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Wrist curls with dumbbells and armwrestling practice
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: Vertalka was homeschooled from 1st - 12th grade by his mother. During that time, he met tons of lifelong friends through other home school groups. According to Vertalka, "Being homeschooled allowed me to get school work out of the way faster, giving me more time to work at my father's shop and more free time for armwrestling training."
UNIQUE FACT: Vertalka plays piano, he used to have long hair down to his waist, and since he was fourteen years-old, he could beat all of his friends' dads in armwrestling.
MOTTO: “Never let anyone psych you out!”