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Team PEI Cleans Up

The  PEI team cleaned house in the BOTA XVI championship matches. They won all of the available men's titles on Nov 28. The competition was tough and the results don't show how close many of the matches were. There was a definite showing of a changing of the guard as many of the younger armwrestlers were stepping up and making it be known that they were on their way.


MacPhail And McGeoghegan 2015 Supermen

Mark  MacPhail took the right hand while Charlie MacGeoghan fought off brother Jim and Phil Carty to take the left hand title. There were a few upsets as stamina played a huge part determing the final placings in the quintuple elimination tournament. Big surprises for the day were Jim Mcgeoghegan who was the last person standing on the Left Hand  "A" side. Also Kendal MacDonald and Kenny Snow had great performances.
* Note that the results are a bit skewed as we had issues with the draw sheets.
In the Challenge Matches it appears that practice is paying off for Jesse Watton as he defeated Madison Seely 3-0 in both hands. Inbthe other 15yr old Stephen McGeoghegan's top roll was too much for Paula O'Connell as he won both hands 3-0.

 2015 Superman Results

Carty holds off McNamara at Lobster Bash

Phil Carty went down 2 matches to 0 and stopped Rob within inches of the pad in the 3rd match to stave off defeat. He came back to win the third match then then the next 2 matches to retain his BOTA belt.

In her first defense of the Ladies Right Lightweight belt Paula O'Connell fought off a determined Angela Scott 3-0.


Atlantic Canadian Championships

Ron Moorehouse and Randy Snow
Ronny Moorehouse and Randy Snow
Picture complements Angela Hall

The 21st Atlantic Canadian Championships took place at the Wandlyn Inn in Amherst with plenty faces from the past making a showing. The biggest highlight was the the return of 13 time World Champion Joyce King.

The triple elimination format defininely favoured Randy Snow in the Left Heavyweight. Randy was one of the many faces that hasn't ben around much the last number of years. After losing his first two matches Randy came back to win the left hand title.

One of the most exciting matches was Steven Boad, who was another that we haven't seen in many years and Wayde Graves. The match featured a couple restarts and plenty of back and forth action.

Nova Scotia captured it's 17th Team title in the 21 year history of the Team Trophy and 13th in a row.


Nova Scotia Championships

Although there were a lot of
challengers in the right and left heavyweight classes it came down to 2 regular finalists. Mark MacPhail and Shawn Ross  won the left and right (respectfully)Super Heavyweight classes. Shawn had little resistance in defending his title while Mark had to do some battling for his title. Shawn also took the Overall trophy.

There were several new faces that will look to be future champions including Ryan Francis and 15 year od Kalolin Johnson of Eskasoni. Seventeen year old Donovan Crouse is proving to be a force to be reconded with as he is getting closed to beating the best.

Angela Hall,  Ryan Purdy and Will Sarty were all double winners. Angela took the Ladies right and left while Will took the 154lb and 165lb right hand classes. Ryan won the 176 righ and 165 left. After many years of being the runner up in the Strong Hand Hold, Will finally captured his first title beating defending champion Mark Croise by 1 second

Special thanks to Paula O'Connell for the great spread of food.

Valley Armwrestling Team


Battle of the Atlantic  XV

The year started off with a great  with Battle of Atlantic XV. Only half of the Champions were able to retain their titles. Angela Hall, Phil Carty, Jim McGeoghegan and Jon Thompson were able to hold onto their Belts. New Champions that were crowned were Paula O'Connell, Brett MacDonald, Mark Crouse.

Photo courtesy of Angela Hall


Superman Tournament

The last tournament of the year turned into the PEI show.  The Island was well represented with the McGeoghegan brothers and the MacDonald clan.  Pat McGeoghegan led the day with a first in the left and second right, while his younger and lighter
(176lbs) brother Jim, took a 4th and 5th. However one of the giant killers was Brett MacDonald who finished  8th with both arms. Brett tipped the scales at 155lbs. Brett is getting better each tournament will be be a force to be reckoned with in the future.


Battle of the Atlantic XIV

Battle of the Atlantic XIV had plenty of excitement and a few upsets. The upsets started with the heavyweight class when Digby's Phil Carty took out champion Mark MacPhail in 3 straight. In the Ladies' division Angela Hall was too much for Jessica King. Angela went on to win the belts in both left and right hand . In the middleweight class a missing Randy Bayers left the class wide open and Jim McGeoghegan  took advantage and won both belts
. In the lightweight class Ryan Purdy held onto his right hand belt and picked up the left hand as well.
In the triple elimination there was plenty of excitement and some new challengers for the belts. Team PEI looked great as they will be taking part in 6 of the 8 belt matches in January


Nova Scotia Captures Canadian Team Title

With a 16 Gold medal performance, Nova Scotia captured the Team trophy at the 2014 Canadian Championships in Charlottetown.
Shawn Ross led the way with 3 Gold, followed by 2 Gold performances by Chris Scott, Phil Carty Gary Kell, and Mark MacPhail. Gold Medals were also won by Ben Best, Melissa Louvelle, Will Sarty,  Wayde Graves, Rob MacNamara.

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Atlantic Canadian Championships

Jeremie Hachey was the talk of the Atlantic Canadian Championships. In the left hand middleweight class he beat out perennial favourite Randy Bayers in convincing fashion. In the triple elimination tournament Randy only mustered one win against Jeremie.

In other classes Jon Thompson took the left heavyweight while Shawn Ross won the right heavyweight.  Sylvio Bourque easily won the left lightweight as did Randy Bayers with the right 198. The lighter classes saw Will Sarty take the 154 and 165 right. Jeff McBride dropped down to the 176 and won that with ease.
Jessica King crushed the competition in both the ladies right and left hand classes.

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Nova Scotia Championships

The 2014 Provincial Championships were a success with a good turnout of pullers and plenty of exciting action on the table. Triple elimination proved beneficial to some and disaster to others as fatigue wore many down.

The Bayers brothers proved yet again that they are the ones to beat winning 3 of the 4 classes they entered. Only the "Over 198lb" class proved to be their undoing as Shawn Ross took the large class and Mark MacPhail finished second

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Battle of the Atlantic XIII

The Heavyweight division  had 11 right and 9 left and had several exciting matchups along the way. Charlie McGeoghegan captured the Left hand Belt, while Mark MacPhail held onto the right. In the triple elimination Shawn Ross cruised to victory in the right and Jonathan Thompson top rolled his way to victory in the left.

The Ladies division was the biggest in 25 years with 7 women. Jessica King returned to the sport after several years off and took a first and a second. Angela Hall won the right and was second to Jessica in the left.  The ladies showed they could put on a show as well when newcomer Melissa Louvelle and Paula O'Connell battled it out in a very exciting match.


Sarty Bronze at Worlds

Will Sarty was the only Canadian to hit the podium in the last 2 days of competition, taking a Bronze in the 55kg right hand class. He also took a 7th with his left arm.
In the Masters classes Sylvio Bourque took a Silver and Bronze in the 75kg Grand Masters Left and Right hand classes respectively.

In the 110kg Masters class Wayde Graves of Bedford. finished 13th with his left hand and 23 with his right hand.

World Results

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Jan 16
BOTA Championship
Engine Room,
Truro, NS

March 12
BOTA Championships

April 9
Atlantic Canadians
Amherst, NS
May 7
NS Championships
Sackville, NS
July 1-3
Canadian Championships

Saskatoon, Sask
July 9
Lobster Bash
Digby, NS

August 20
New Ross Fair
New Ross, NS
August  20
Annapolis Valley Ex

Lawrencetown, NS
September 3
Wharf Rat Rally
Digby,  NS