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Chaffee Arms Classic Expands with NPC Great Lakes Championships

Monday Apr 9th, 2018

Arm Wrestling, Physique Competition to Highlight April 14 Event at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, Pa: The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that Presque Isle Downs & Casino will once again host the Dave Chaffee Arms Classic, which has added the NPC Great Lakes Championships to its annual event series. The NPC Great Lakes Championships & Dave Chaffee Arms Classic will be held Sat., April 14 at The Brew Brothers at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Spectator admission is free. The event will be hosted by REAL Training and Fitness.

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with pre-judging for the NPC Great Lakes Bodybuilding, Bikini, Men’s and Women’s Physique, Classic Bodybuilding and Figure competitions. The Dave Chaffee Arms Classic Amateur Arm Wrestling Tournament will begin at 12 p.m., with the Pro Arm Wrestling Tournament beginning at 3 p.m.

DSC 2555The event will feature four arm wrestling super matches beginning at 5 p.m. The scheduled bouts will include Josh McInturff (Louisville, Ohio) vs. Bill Runkle (Shanokin Dam, Pa.), 2017 WAL Champion Michelle Dougan (Syracuse, N.Y.) vs. two-time state champion Martha Swick (Erie, Pa.), three-time state champion Kevin Robertson (Niles, Ohio) vs. fifth-ranked WAL right-hander Joel Hudik (Toledo, Ohio) and PAF Northeast Regional Champion Paul Linn (Harrisburg, Pa.) vs. two-time New York state champion Brandon Ellsessor (Angelica, N.Y.).

The NPC Great Lakes Championships finals will begin at 6 p.m.

Registration for the NPC Great Lakes Championships is open now at https://garyudit.com. Registration for the arm wrestling tournament will be held on Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at REAL Training and Fitness.

“The addition of the NPC Great Lakes Championships to our well-established arm wrestling event is going to make this a banner event for both our competitors and spectators,” said Jack Sullivan, owner of REAL Training and Fitness. “Thanks to a longstanding partnership with Presque Isle Downs & Casino and the Erie Sports Commission, this has grown to become our signature event of the year, and it’s a lot of fun at The Brew Brothers.”

“Jack Sullivan has a track record of hosting high-quality, high-energy events and this will fit that bill,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “The continued growth and transformation of this event adds a great deal of excitement to the sports landscape in Erie.”

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