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TheWrap Teases Game of Arms‘ “War Horses”

goa101-press-325This week, TheWrap checks out Game of Arms‘ most recent episode, “War Horses.” Plus, a Sacramento Arm Benders team member is interviewed by his local paper. Read on for more:

TheWrap previewed Episode 8, “War Horses,” commenting, “These men mean business and their seriousness about this game takes the stakes higher.”

The (Stockton, Calif.) Record profiles Alex Coleman, a member of the Sacramento Arm Benders who has appeared on Game of Arms.

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Game of Arms Poll – Who Should Win in a Battle Between Travis Bagent and Don Underwood?

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In next week’s episode of Game of Arms, Travis Bagent (Erie Wrecking Crew) faces off with Don Underwood (Kansas City Rolling Thunder) at the arm wrestling table. Who will win? Make your prediction now!

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Game of Arms Q&A – Craig Tullier (Baton Rouge Roughnecks)

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A Louisiana oil worker, Craig Tullier of the Baton Rouge Roughnecks talks about his bone-breaking profession and curling more than his body weight with just one hand. 

Q: Do wrestlers take on some of the characteristics of their cities?

A: The training can be different depending on the area. The New York guys tend to fight grips a lot more. With the California guys, I find they’re looking to get an advantage however they can. Down here [in Baton Rouge], even though I approach the sport with technique, a lot of guys want to beat people with power. Sometimes it works, but in my book, you need to know how to take power from your opponent. Turbo and Chop are two of the more stubborn ones. [Laughs]. They go to the table with one mindset.

Q: Do you think people underestimate “Turbo” Borrow and “Chop” Bertrand because of their heavyset builds?

A: With those guys, it goes two ways. Someone might say, “Look at these guys, they’re out of shape, they’re not real athletes.” But the other side sees them partying and drinking and thinks, “If they’re doing that and winning, imagine if they got serious and trained.” The public does like to see big, ripped up guys like me and [New York firefighter] Mike Ayello, but others want the flip side, the goofballs.

Q: You took a six-year break from the sport. What happened?

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Game of Arms Poll – Who Should Win in a Battle Between Randy Weaver and Ray Hennerichs?

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Tomorrow night, Randy Weaver (Sacramento Arm Benders) meets Ray Hennerichs (Baton Rouge Roughnecks) at the arm wrestling table on Game of Arms. Who will win? Make your prediction now!

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Game of Arms Poll – Who Should Win in a Battle Between Tom Nelson and Larry Alexie?

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In two days, Tom Nelson (Sacramento Arm Benders) goes head to head with Larry Alexie (Baton Rouge Roughnecks) on Game of Arms. Who will win? Make your prediction now!

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Game of Arms Poll – Who Should Win in a Battle Between Mike McGraw and Turbo Borrow?

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Coming up on this week’s Game of Arms, Mike McGraw (Sacramento Arm Benders) stares down Turbo Borrow (Baton Rouge Roughnecks) across the arm wrestling table. Who will win? Make your prediction now!

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Game of Arms Poll – Who Should Win in a Battle Between Kenny Hughes and Chop Bertrand?

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In the next episode of Game of Arms, there’s a showdown between Kenny Hughes (Sacramento Arm Benders) and Chop Bertrand (Baton Rouge Roughnecks). Who will win at the arm wrestling table? Make your prediction now!

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Rob Bigwood Featured in Ad Age; Forbes Talks Game of Arms Ratings

gameofarms-rob-bigwood-325This week, Ad Age profiles Rob Bigwood. Plus, Forbes points out how well Game of Arms premiered, ratings-wise. Read on for more:

Ad Age spotlights Rob Bigwood, an art director at a Manhattan ad agency that also happens to be an arm wrestling champion and Game of Arms competitor.

Forbes underscores how Game of Arms set a network ratings record when it premiered.

411Mania.com recommends Game of Arms, saying, “Look, I’m not a reality show guy, but this series rocks. Check it out.”

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Game of Arms Poll – Who Should Win in a Battle Between Allen Fisher and Craig Tullier?

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Next on Game of Arms, Allen Fisher (Sacramento Arm Benders) faces off with Craig Tullier (Baton Rouge Roughnecks) at the arm wrestling table. Who will win? Make your prediction now!

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Game of Arms Q&A – Mike Ayello (New York City Arms Control)

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Bouncer-turned-cop-turned-firefighter Mike Ayello represents a sizable problem for anyone opposite him at the table. At 6’5” and 265 lb, he’s one of New York City’s most intimidating pullers. See if Ayello can help NYC Arms Control take out the Erie Wrecking Crew on tonight’s Game of Arms, premiering at 10/9c on AMC.

Q: What got you into firefighting? Was it something you grew up wanting to do?

I was a New York City police officer before I was a firefighter. One day, I was walking my beat in a blizzard. It was f—ing freezing out and I was passing by the fire house. Their door was open and someone said, “Dude, are you nuts? Come inside. It’s two degrees out.” I sit down and they’re having filet mignon. I thought, “I’m on the wrong job.”

Q: Do you think being a firefighter helps your arm wrestling game?

A: Absolutely. I’m in a ladder company. The Jaws of Life weighs 80 lb and I’m carrying it with one hand. The gear on my back weighs 70 lb. Everything all day is about hands and wrist. You’re climbing a ladder with your tools in one hand and holding on with the other.

Q: It’s dangerous work. Have you ever been in a bad spot?

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