Over 50 first place titles and over 30 overall titles in WY, MT, NV, ID, SD. (Armwrestling/Wristwrestling)
1989 Montana Centennial Finalist.
1989 Montana State Amateur Champion.
1990 City Club Overall Champion.
1990 Bull and Bear Champion.
1990 Bent Street Station Champion.
1990 Montana State Champion.
1992 Western America Regional Champion.
1992 Fitness Classic Right/Left Overall Champion.
1997 JD's Nightclub Champion.
1999 Jim Foster Memorial Overall Champion.
2000 WY Games Champion.
2001 Jim Foster Memorial Right/Left Overall Champion.
2001 Cowboys State Games Champion.
2001 WY State Overall Champion.
2002 Cowboys State Games Overall Champion.
2011 Wyoming State Champion.
2012 Jim Foster Memorial Champion.
5 time Cowboy State Games Champion.
Western Day Classic Overall Right/Left Champion.
1990 World Amateur Champion. (1st/1st)
1991 World Wristwrestling Championship – 3rd.
1992 World Wristwrestling Champion.
1992 Russian Golden Bear International Championship Finalist.
1993 Canada Tournament of Champions International Champion. (1st/2nd)
1995 AAA National Champion. (1st/3rd)
1995 USWA National Champion. (1st/1st).
1995 USAA National Champion. (1st/1st/1st)
1998 World Wristwrestling Champion (1st/2nd)
Merle Meeter's Hall of Fame
WY All-time Team 1990, 2000, 2010,
1992 USAA Armwrestler of the Year.
1992 WY Armwrestler of the Year.
1995 WY Armwrestler of the Year.
1998 WY Armwrestler of the Year.
Multi-time WY #1 Overall Champion.
Ranked #1 WY: 165#, 176#, 198#, 220#, 242#, 243#.
Ranked top 10 in US. (WAF)
Ranked top 10 in North America. (WAF)
Mark Pryor, Mike McGraw, Greg Helm, Dave Hall, Kevin Durrant, Eric Stark, Jim Martel, Mitch Cady, Trenton Meyers, Devin Bair, Leonard Harkless, Tom New, Bob Koeshel,Stan McIntyre, Rhett Hodak, Tony Villa, Steve Knightly, Tim Story, Eric Peterson, Earl Maghmer, Shane Weinreis, Brent Rogge, Shannon Nelson,
More about Ed
Before competing in Armwrestling Ed was a bull rider and competed in wrestling, cross-country running, and track at both the state and collegiate level. He is an avid hunter and fisher and enjoys basketball and football. He has 7 children: Randy, Ty, Cassidy, Justin, and his triplets (Eli, Beau, and Emma). *** From Ed: "I truly feel that Armwrestling is the greatest sport in the world. I was trained and learned most of what I know by the great Leonard Harkless. Armwrestling my son Randy for the Right Overall title at the 2001 WY State tourney in Douglas was my most memorable match. My son was 14 at the time and defeated me to win the title."
Paul Fisher, Harold Owens, Chop Bertrund, Rollie Christiansen, Eric Woelfel, Matt Girdner, Alexey Prohkhorov, Stan McEntire, Steve Phipps, Cobra Rhodes, DJ Pentland, Mitch Cady, Clay Rosencrans, Mark Sherrodd, Scott Cibrowski, Mike Selearis,
More About Trenton
The Armwrestling World lost a great man on August 16, 2016. Trenton had just turned 50 a month earlier but lost his battle with Cancer a short time later. He leaves behind his wife Jody and Daughters Tess (7), Timber (2-1/2) and Tiegan (1). The U.S. Armwrestling Association will be contributing to a College Fund for Trenton's three young daughters. If you would like to donate to this fund please contact Denise Wattles USAA at email@example.com. Trenton left home at age 14 to work on ranches and pay for his education. He learned lifelong lessons that shaped the man he would become. According to his wife, Jody “Most people would only dream of doing the things he’s done and been through!” He owned an Oilfield Services company and a Hunting Outfitter company. Trenton's hobbies included "being a professional father, packing mules/horses into the wilderness/back-country, steep and deep back-country snowmobiling, and archery (hunting big bull elk)." He was the most dominant left handed Armwrestler in Montana history and one of the best left handed pullers in the world during the late 1990's - early 2000's. Trenton was considered by many to be one of the best left handed Armwrestler's in US history. He was respected and revered by many in the sport because he always took the time to help, mentor and train anyone who showed an interest.
2014 Danny Hedges
Nickname: "Slammin Danny".
Location: Glenrock, WY.
States: (5) WY, MT, NV, CA, SD.
**** 17-1st place wins in Montana.
1982 Northern Wyoming – 3rd.
1984 MT State Champion.
1984 Christmas Casino Finalist.
1985 JR Steakout Champion.
1995 USAA WY Stae - 3rd.
1997 USAA WY State - 3rd.
1998 USAA WY State - 3rd.
1999 USAA WY State Champion.
2000 USAA WY State Champion.
2017 Battle in the Big Horns Finalist.
2018 Headstrong Open - 3rd.
MT Iron Man Champion.
**** 6 time National Champion. (USWA).
1996 USWA National Championship (3rd/3rd).
1997 USAA National Finalist (2nd/4th).
1997 USWA National Finalist (2nd/3rd).
(CA) 2000 World Wristwrestling Championship - 5th/5th.
WY All-time Team (1990, 2000, 2010,).
Ranked #1 WY (132#, 143#, 154#.)
1995 USAA Comeback AW of the Year.
1997 USAA Bantamweight Points Championship - 3rd.
Director of Wyoming Armwrestling Association? 19?? - ??
AAA WY State Director 1984 - 19??
2015 Gaylon Russell
Location: Douglas WY.
States: (8) WY, CO, HI, NM, MT, SD, NE, MT.
Countries (3): USA, Russia, Belgium.
Check out Gaylon competing at the 1994 USAA MT State and 1996 USAA WY State Championships......
John Brzenk, Ron Bath, Travis Bagent, Jacob Abbot, Devin Bair, Andy Barker, Brian Brandon, Robbie Burnett, Ryan Clark, Matt Girdner, MIke Gould, Matt Harris, Todd Hutchings, Geoff Hale, Kenny Hughes, Frank Hirst, Kevin Hicklin, Ron Klemba, Sonny Larson, Richard Lupkes, Matt Mask, Mike McGraw, Corey Miller, Jeremy Petruncio, Cobra Rhodes, Brent Rakers, Karl Stanley, Mike Selearis, Chad Silvers, Anthony Snook, Jake Smith, Jordan Sill, Tom Nelson, Michael Todd, Craig Tullier, Don Underwood, Emlyn Williams, Eric Wolfe,
2017 Devin bair
Location: Lovell, WY.
States: (19) CO, WY, CA, NV, SD, MT, MO, PA, UT, IL, ID, OH, WV, IN, CT, TX, AR, NM, OK,
Countries: (6) USA, Poland, Sweden, Canada, England, Japan.
Check out Devin's HOF video by Flash Graphics......
(MT) 01’,02’, 03’,07’, 08’, 09’, 10’, 12’ Jim Foster Memorial Champion
(WY) 02’, 04’ Cowboy State Games Champion
(MT) 02’, 04’ Bud & Party Palace Champion
(MT) 02’ Moose Magoo’s Overall Champion
(MT) 02’,04’,07’ Bud & Wagon Wheel Champion
(MT) 04’ Surfer Joe’s Overall Champion
(CO) 06’ America’s Challenge Champion.
(MT) 06' Jim Foster Memorial Finalist.
(MT) 08’,10’ Big Sky State Games Champion
(MT) 08’ Great Falls Open Overall Champion
(WY) 17', 18' Headstrong Open Overall Champion
(CO) 18' RMSG Overall Champion.
(MT) 19' Montana Winter Fair Overall Champion.
State titles in 7 states: CO, WY, SD, NV, CA, MT, ID.
(ID) 01' ID State Champion.
(SD) 01’ SD State Wristwrestling Overall Champion.
(NV) 01' NV State Champion.
(SD) 01’, 03’, 05’ SD State Champion
(CO) 01’, 02’ CO State Champion
(WY) 00', 01’, 03’ WY State Champion
(CA) 03’ CA State Champion
(MT) 04’, 08’ MT State Overall Champion
(UT) 02’ Brain Facer Memorial Champion
(CA) 04’ West Coast Regional Champion
(WV) 04’ Big Arm Classic Champion.
(CA) 06' West Coast Regional Champion.
(MT) 09’, 10’ Battle in the Big Horn Overall Champion
(CO) 13 Mtn States Regionals Champion
(MT) 15’ WAL MT Champion
(NM) 16’ SW Regional Overall Champion
(MT) 16’ Trenton Meyer Memorial Overall Champion
(CO) 01’ Blue Mtn Stampede Pro Champion
(SD) 01’ Ft. Randall Casino Pro – 3rd.
(NV) 02', 06' Reno Reunion Finalist.
(ID) 02' Bad to the Bone Champion.
(NV) 03’, 04’ Reno Reunion Pro Champion
(CO) 03’ Xtremes Pro Champion
(SD) 03’ Black Hills Pro Overall Champion
(CO) 04’ Brewski’s VI Pro Champion
(CO) 04’ Brewski’s VII Pro Overall Champion
(CA) 05’ Hollister Rally Pro Champion
(OH) 06’ Harley Pull Pro Champion
(SD) 06’ Brawl For it All Pro Champion
(CA) 06’ Allen Fisher Birthday Bash Pro Champion
(CA) 06’ Superstar Showdown Pro Overall Champion
(CT) 06’ Northeast Challenge Pro Champion.
(PA) 10 Battle of the Titans Pro Champion
(NV) 01’ USAA Nationals - 3rd
(NV) 01’ USAF Nationals - 1st/2nd
(NV) 02’ USAA National 1st/1st
(IL) 02’ AAA Nationals - 6th
(IL) 02’ USAF Nationals - 2nd/3rd
(NV) 03’ USAA Nationals - 2nd/2nd
(AR) 03’ USAF Nationals - 2nd/2nd
(IN) 04’ USAF Nationals - 2nd/3rd
(CO) 06’ USAF Nationals - 1st/2nd (154#)
(MO) 07’ USAF Nationals - 1st/2nd
(UT) 08’ USAF Nationals - 1st/3rd
(MT) 10’ USAF Nationals - 1st/4th
(NV) 12’ USAF Nationals - 3rd
(NV) 17' USAF Nationals - 1st/2nd
(OK) 18' USAA Nationals - 1st/1st /5th
(CA) 01’ WWC - 2nd/3rd.
(CA) 02' WWC - 2nd.
(Sweden) 03’ Golden Arm 1st/3rd
(England) 03’ Arm Wars 1st
(OH) 04’ Arnold Classic - 2nd
(NV) 04' WWC - 1st/2nd
(NV) 05’ Ultimate Vegas - 4th
(CA) 05’ WWC - 1st/1st/3rd
(OH) 17’ Arnold Classic – 5th
(Poland) 01’ WAF Worlds - 4th
(USA) 02’ WAF World’s - 4th/4th
(Canada) 03’ WAF World’s - 2nd/5th
(Japan) 05’ WAF World’s – 3rd/8th
(England) 06’ WAF World’s 5th/10th
(CO) 06’ MHA America’s Supermatch Champion
(WY) 13’ Douglas, WY Left Supermatch Champion
(CO) 16' MHA Watering Bowl Supermatch Champion
(MT) 16’ USAA Trenton Meyer Memorial Supermatch Champion
(CA) 16’ UAL TX Round Robin - 4th
#1 in WY (143#, 154#, 165#, 176#, 198#, 242#)
#1 in Region (143#, 154#, 165#, 176#, 198#, 242#)
#1 Overall Champion WY - 2016
Top 10 in US. (WAF).
Top 10 in North America (WAF).
Top 10 in the World (WAF).
Most Countries competed in: (6) USA, Poland, Sweden, Canada, England, Japan
Most WAF World Championship appearances: (5) USA, Poland, Canada, England, Japan (Tied with Chris Chandler)
7 top 5 placings at the WAF World Championships (USA, Poland, Canada, England, Japan)
5 top 4 placings at the WAF World Championships (USA, Poland, Canada, England, Japan)
Only WAF Silver medalist from WY
2000 WY Rookie of the Year
WY All Time Team (2010,)
WY Armwrestler of the Year - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2018.
Merle Meeter's Hall of Fame.
Referee: USAF, USAA, MHA, WYA.
Andy Authier, Gabe Accardi, Simon Berriochoa, Tony Beggs, Brad Balderston, Marvin Berry, Omer Bennurkan, Aaron Blevins, Angel Cosme, Milt Christmas, Jarod Cash, Chris Chandler, Chris Coletti, Norm Devio, Ethan Fritsche, Fernando Ferriera, Flori Dutra, AJ Henson, Jeremy Hurst, Kevin Hicklin, Ray Hendricks, Kayne Hemsing, Bryan Johnson, Ray Jenkins, Ron Klemba, Steve Kirlew, Luke Kindt, Bill Logsdon, Lenny Lockert, RJ Molinere, Artie MacMaster, Corey Miller, Mike McGraw, Nate McCallon, Luke Nelson, Jeremy Plaster, Keith Powers, Andrew Pavlik, Terry Palashak, Tony Picchioldi, Jason Rivas, Harold Ryden, Dirk Ramirez, Brent Rackers, Luke Pulscher, Marlin Hicks, Michael Shaloub, Anthony Snook, Todd Miller, Rick Steffans, Jake Smith, Rick Soliwada, Craig Sanders, Paul Talbot, Jon Vinikoor, Yoshimitzu Tanaka,Totraz Tomaev, Jon Vinikoor, Emlyn Williams, Karl Wiggins, Shane Weinreis,
2018 Blaine Lawrence
Location: Douglas, WY.
States: (6) CO, WY, ND, SD, NE, MT.
Check out Blaine's HOF announcement on Facebook........
From Blaine**** "Working on work over rigs for 20 years helped to keep me in shape, I started my own swabbing business 10 years ago. My hobbies include spending time with family, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and a little armwrestling now and then, I am thankful for all my wins especially 2nd at national wristwrestling in 95 and St tournament wins, I remember my match with Rick Steffans at the USWA national wristwrestling championship, I lost the match but was content about it. I had a lot of tough opponents through the years like Rick Steffans, Keith Michel, Paul Knightly, Devin Bair, Corey Miller, Tracy Bray and Buddy Damiano and most recently Travis Elijah. I practiced a lot with Chris Chandler, Cat Castro, AJ Henson, Chris Roy, Gaylon Russell, Brad Marz, Shane Philo, Neal Franchuck, Brian Harmeyer, Dan Stoltenburg and John Henson when they were younger and that was a battle in itself, I want to thank Ed Baxter who introduced me to this sport, and a special thanks to my wife (Brit) and daughters Cassandra and Kayla for coming with me all over the west going to tournament's almost always in a snowstorm and to my brother Shayne for also coming to a lot of tournaments. I think this new generation of armwrestlers will last a lot longer due to better training and technique. I have met so many great people in this sport, I would like to thank Jeff Ames who is a great armwrestler for taking time to put all this together.