Hear them Roar

April 30th 2015

As the clock ticks down to go-time in Las Vegas on May 30, the question looms large: who will claim the title of WAL Women’s Champion? Who will rise from the chalk dust with her hand in the air? 

On Saturday at the Cox Pavilion, WAL will host a special women’s tournament, open to any and all female competitors, with $15,000 in prize money to be claimed. See below for details and clarifications. 

There is no fee to compete, and any woman interested in testing their mettle against the best armwrestling in the land are asked to pre-register at WalUnderground.com

Matches will be a one pull and move on in a double-elimination format, with with finals matches consisting of the best of three pulls. If enough women attend, novice classes will also be established, according to Sue Fischer, a WAL 2014 finalist who’s spearheading the tournament.

“Everybody’s been waiting for this opportunity, for a women’s tournament, just for women,” she said. “The prize money’s great and it’s a chance to put us on the map.”

Fischer said no one should be turned off from trying their luck due to intimidation from some of the seasoned competitors planning to show their mettle at the table.

“It’s fun,” she said of the congenial atmosphere. “You meet a bunch of great people, and everyone is welcome.”

It costs nothing to compete in the event, Fischer pointed out, so why not give it a pull?

“Just come out and try,” she said. “It’s right there for the taking.”

Please see this article for further information and details. 

Entry Requirements:
To be clear, there is no qualification required to compete at the WAL Women’s event in Las Vegas. The event is open to all adult women 18+.

Weigh-in and Registration:
Weigh-ins are at the same time and place as the men’s: 
Thursday and Friday from 3pm - 7pm at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino.

Weight Classes offered
0-128, 129-148, and 149+

Note: Novice classes may be offered if enough women register to fill both Open and Novice brackets. 

Timing and Location
WAL is excited to announce that the women’s competition will take place on our biggest possible stage, in The Pit on Saturday, May 30 during the Men’s Prelims. 

Cox Pavilion

12 p.m.

Please see this article for further information and contact Sue Fischer at suef642002@yahoo.com for more information or questions regarding the tournament.

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