did you start armwrestling?
did you place?
beat 3 state champions in my first tournament, but my second tournament
I got my tail handed to me!
do you do for training?
weight train, and move furniture, boulders, dirt, sand, and anything
else my wife has on her honey-do-list!
Check out Charles' training compound: Hambone's Gym
have been so many, but the one that stickes in my mind the most is my
loss to Matt Girdner.
Girdner, by far the strongest person that I have armwerstled. I have
had some wars with Lindley Keating.
and regional titles
have won over 20 state championships. Starting in Texas in 1987. I have
also won state championships in Colorado and Arkansas.
won the USAWA Nationals in Virginia in 1991.
won the World Amateur Championships in California in 1996 with SCAWA,
and I won the World Police/Fire Championships in 2003.
- Numerous regional titles in TX
- Smaller tourney wins and placing
in IL, WY, LA, WI, FL, NM
- 2-time Texas armwrestler of the
- 1987 SCAWA novice of the year
- 4th at SCAWA Worlds in California
- 3rd at SCAWA
Worlds in Colton, CA (1998)
- 2nd at National Wristwrestling
Championships, Corona, CA (1989)
- 3rd at SCAWA
Worlds in California (twice)
- 2nd at SCAWA
Worlds in California (3
times); the last in 2005
- 2nd at Worlds in Virginia (1992)
Armwrestlers you have defeated
Shipman, Albert Loucher, Bob Eazor, Terry Shapiro, Chuck Hendricks,
David Morraco, Terry Corchoran, Rick Zumwalt, Bruce Way, Harold Owens,
Lindley Keating, Don Underwood, Michael Todd
Bench 475 lbs; Table curl a 100 lb dumbbell for 45 reps; One-arm
preacher curl a 100 lb dumbbell for 20+ reps; Tear 4 decks of cards in
half in under 1 minute
notables in the sport or anything else you would like to say
order to keep my
amateur status I have donated all of the money that I have won. These
donations have ranged from law enforcement to firemen, to schools and
biker organizations. Usually whoever the tournament is supporting is
who I have the money donated to. I have also promoted many fundraising
tournaments which have been mostly for school-related needs. For the
last several years I have been involved in promoting armwrestling
tournaments in the southwest Colorado area for area high school
wrestling. When I started armwrestling in Texas in 1987 there were a
lot more amateur tournaments than pro tournaments. It was also believed
that only amateurs would be able to compete if the sport made it to the
Olympics. I have always had sponsors to help pay for my expenses.
Usually the pro classes did not pay enough to cover these expenses. By
not accepting money, I am able to compete in smaller tournaments after
a lay off due to my family obligations, which take priority over
everything else. I could not have been able to do this without the