Hometown: Junction City, Wisconsin
Rivalries: Justin Bishop, Storm Chelino, Mike Saliarus
EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 20 inches/50 cm
2016 - WAL Championships - 1st Place, Lightweight - Right Hand
2016 - WAL Championships - 1st Place, Lightweight - Left Hand
2016 - WAL Northern Regionals - 1st Place, Lightweight - Left Hand
2015 - WAL Championships - 2nd Place, Lightweight - Right Hand
2015 - WAL Northern Regionals - 3rd Place, Lightweight - Right Hand
* Ratings were compiled from a committee of experts including referees, directors and retired competitors
About Tony Kitowski
Tony “Iron Man” Kitowski always loved sports growing up in Junction City, Wisconsin. But the WAL puller admits he was on the small side when it came to many athletic pursuits. “Out of high school, I wanted to do something, but I was too small for football, too small for basketball, and I didn’t have the skill level.”
“Then a buddy told me about some armwrestling tournaments.”
Kitowski was intrigued and in his first tournament took first place on the right hand and second place on the left hand, falling in love with pulling in the process. “I’ve been with it ever since,” he said. Tony has been competing professionally for 14 years and his best memory in the sport is winning the 2016 WAL Lightweight Championships in Vegas at 165lbs.
At the start of the 2017 WAL season Tony announced he was officially moving up weight categories from 165 to 195. I’m an extremely competitive person,” he said. “I am more about pride than I am about money or any of those other things most people look up to,” he said. “There has never been anybody to place first in multiple weight classes. I want to be the first guy to do that.”
Tony is married with four children “My wife and children shape me. My parents gave me a never quit attitude”. He is a self-confessed family man and finding time to train and spend time with family is his biggest obstacle to overcome according to the 2016 right and left-hand WAL World Champion.