John Brzenk
American arm wrestler
John Brzenk
John Brzenk is a professional armwrestler from the United States. He competes in the Professional Armwrestling League, and as of 2009 is the number-one armwrestler in the world. John was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Greatest Armwrestler of All Time".
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Campionul mondial Ion Oncescu, acuzat de jaf -
Google News - over 5 years
La Zolty Tour (Nemiroff) 2009 a obtinut locul 4 la mana stanga si locul 2 la mana dreapta la categoria 95 kg, fiind invins numai de catre legendarul John Brzenk. Tot in 2009, Ion Oncescu a reusit sa ia medalia de aur la Campionatele Europene din
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You just can't keep young Kaylum down - Times LIVE
Google News - almost 6 years
For Kaylum, though, this achievement is overshadowed by the experience of meeting his idol, professional American arm wrestler John Brzenk, at the tournament. "It was amazing to see him in real life. He was so humble and open
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From Atlanta To Wembley, Winners All
NYTimes - about 20 years
ARCHERY World Champions MEN'S OLYMPIC BOW Andrea Parenti, Italy. WOMEN'S OLYMPIC BOW Carole Ferriou, France. MEN'S COMPOUND BOW Jeff Button, Cottage Grove, Wis. WOMEN'S COMPOUND BOW Petra Ericsson, Sweden. MEN'S BAREBOW Rensco Van Wees, Netherlands. WOMEN'S BAREBOW Odile Boussiere, France. MEN'S TEAM France. WOMEN'S TEAM Sweden. U.S. Champions
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ARM WRESTLING; 'Wrist Wars' on the Waterfront
NYTimes - over 21 years
The finals of the Yukon Jack World Arm Wrestling heavyweight championship yesterday afternoon at the South Street Seaport figured to match Cleve Dean, the 6-foot-7-inch, 480-pound former hog farmer and defending world champion from Pavo, Ga., against the so-called Georgian Giant -- Georgia as in the former Soviet Union, that is -- Zaur Tskhadadze,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Brzenk
  • 2015
    Age 50
    He won the 2015 World Armwrestling League right handed Heavyweight championship.
    More Details Hide Details Among experts Brzenk is widely regarded, and was also officially named by the Guinness Book of World Records, as the "Greatest Armwrestler of All Time". John Brzenk's father was an arm wrestler and Brzenk says he gained some of his forearm size through genetics. He arm wrestled across tables in school for about five years. When he was in eighth grade, he broke his arm while armwrestling a friend of his father. When he was 16 years old he participated in his first tournament. He gained the name "Giant Crusher" for his ability to pin opponents twice his size.
  • 1995
    Age 30
    In 1995, he won the middleweight world championship.
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  • 1994
    Age 29
    Brzenk won four world championships in the heavyweight division through 1994, and gained the nickname of "Superman" for defeating much larger opponents.
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  • 1987
    Age 22
    He had an uncredited cameo in the 1987 Sylvester Stallone film Over the Top.
    More Details Hide Details The feature documentary "Pulling John", directed by Vassiliki Khonsari and Sevan Matossian, produced by Navid Khonsari, chronicles Brzenk's legendary armwrestling career and follows him intimately for 4 years during which he competes all over the world, while considering retiring. A1 Russian Open: AAA Stand-Up National Titles: Arnold Classic Titles: AWI World Titles: Carling O’Keefe International Titles: Forsa Tropical International Titles: GNC Pro Performance Title: GOLDEN BEAR Titles: SUPERMATCH (Absolut Champion) Pro tournament Harley Pull Titles: Main Event Titles: Mike Gould Classic Titles: Mohegan Sun PAC World Titles: Over the Top World Title: Reno Reunion Titles: ROTN Titles: Sands International Wrist Wrestling/Armwrestling Titles: Sherkston Beaches International Titles: SuperStar Showdown Titles: Ultimate Armwrestling (Las Vegas) Titles: Ultimate Armwrestling League Titles: USAA National Pro-Am Titles: USAF Unified National Title:
  • 1983
    Age 18
    Brzenk won his first world title on ABC's 1983 Wide World of Sports when he was 18 years old.
    More Details Hide Details His right forearm is 16 inches in circumference, and his left is 13.5 inches. The heaviest opponent he faced weighed 660 lbs, whom he defeated. In his entire career John has only lost a single supermatch once, and only a handful of people have ever beaten him, which only happened later in his career when he was of advanced age. The most noted of them are Devon Larratt and Alexey Voyevoda. Aside from arm wrestling, he works as a mechanic at Delta Air Lines. He says the job is non-physical so his arms get plenty of rest. During his career he has competed for upwards of USD$80 000 at times.
  • 1964
    Born on July 15, 1964.
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