ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Around 200 folks came out to Doo-Dahs Bar and Grill on Saturday. About 125 of them were arm wrestlers prepared to battle for medals, bragging rights and money.
There were plenty battles on the line, promoter Jesse Gonzalez explains some bigger than others.
"We've got 10 super matches going on today," said Gonzalez."Which is basically guys from around the country who have called each other out, and we're going to settle it here today."
The marquee matchup featured the No. 2 athlete in the World Armwrestling League in the 195 lb. class.
Craig Tullier says winning takes equal parts strategy and strength.
"You want to try to find where you're more dominant to take their power from them," said the Lake Charles, Louisiana native. "So if your opponent is trying to go inside, you want to take their hand from them."
In a best of five, Tullier dropped the first match to Kenny Smith. But the 25-year veteran is a 24-time world champion. He wasn't fazed.
"I've been doing it since I was 16 years old," said Tullier. "I love it the sport's awesome. It's a lot of people that's friends and family. I train seven days a week. I lift weights in the gym for six and I arm wrestle for one."
Tullier then ran off victory, after victory, after victory--claiming the first win of the event. And to no surprise, he even made it harder on himself.
"On this last match I decided to go inside with him where he's strong at because I wanted to feel it. And I won."