NZ Arm Battle

Arm wrestling has increased hugely in popularity over the past decade, combining grit, tactics and mettle!

The NZ Fitness & Health Expo will be showcasing New Zealand’s best over the weekend with the Arm Battle Series!

With three categories for the men and one class for the ladies! The competitors over the past few months have been ranking challengers to see who the top 4 arm wrestlers in each category are and the top 2 from each category will battle it out over five rounds with one minute rest rounds between.

The winner will receive a custom championship belt! There will be a few grudge matches or redemption battles depending who you are but one thing is for certain – IT’S GOING TO BE ELECTRIFYING.

ARM BATTLE SERIES TIMETABLE

Saturday 28 October

10:30am

Under 90 Left Arm

11:30am

Over 90 Left Arm

1:00pm

Ladies Open Left Arm

2:00pm

Under 90 Right Arm

2:30pm

Over 90 Right Arm

3:30pm

Ladies Open Right Arm

 

 

 

ARM BATTLE SERIES TIMETABLE

Sunday 29 October

10:30am

8 Man Battle for Left (Left Arm)

11:00am

Supermatch: Tracy vs Nari ( Left Arm)

 

Supermatch: Zurab vs Sachin (Right Arm)

11:30am

8 Man Battle for Right (Right Arm)

 

 

1:00pm

Supermatch: Tracy vs Nari (Right Arm)

 

Supermatch: Pieter vs Jack (Right Arm)

 

Supermatch: Maat vs John (Left Arm)

 

 

2:00pm

4 Man Round Robin (Left Arm)

 

8 Man Battle (Left Arm) – Finals and 3 & 4 Place

 

8 Man Battle (Right Arm) – Finals and 3 & 4 Place

 

 

ARM BATTLE SERIES COMPETITORS

Maateiwarangi Heta-Morris

Rotorua's Maateiwarangi Heta-Morris is a multiple national and oceania super heavyweight champion. Maateiwarangi started the sport in 2011 and quickly cemented his place as having one of the strongest arms in Australasia.

John Leach

Gisborne’s John Leach is a veteran of arm wrestling in New Zealand. After injuring his right arm in the 2016 National Championships he’s focused his training on honing a powerful left arm. After cruising to gold in this years heavyweight division he’s hungry to dethrone Maateiwarangi as overall number 1 left arm champ in NZ.

Tracey & Ngare Barbarich

Relatively fresh to the sport of armwrestling, Ngare & Tracey have accelerated their way to the top of the womens division. They’re training at Gisbornes ‘Lock n Drop’ armwrestling club which is growing fast and has taken a number of medals at this years national champs.