Up in Arms

August 27, 2014
The “baddest pullers” in North America hit Chicago this week to compete in one of the country’s largest World Armwrestling League (WAL) tournaments and LCWA armed them with a major TV appearance to promote the event. 
The Fox Chicago morning show “Good Day Chicago” featured a live, 4-minute interview with three WAL champs, who discussed the surge of the underground sport in the U.S. and how one masters this gritty form of combat. A highlight of the gripping coverage: Anchor Corey McPherrin putting his elbow on the table to challenge 5-time national champ Devon Larratt. Who prevailed? See here.

Some 400 pros competed in the pit for $30,000 in prize money August 23 at Chicago’s Hard Rock Café.