Dave Chaffee. The name of this super athlete, professional arm wrestler, is known to every fan of our sports discipline. For several years, this figure occupies a prominent place among the stars of armwrestling. Impressive fights with his participation on different continents are widely discussed by the armwrestling community. In 2017, in the first Vendetta armfight in his career, Dave conquered the belt of the Intercontinental PAL Champion from Dmitry Trubin. You will be surprised, but this belt was the first trophy of Dave Chaffee on the international professional arena. There will be a question: why so bright and really strong athlete didn’t win any of the highest awards of world armwrestling before 2017? To shed some light on the phenomenon of David Chaffee, we asked the President of the Professional Armwrestling League, Igor Mazurenko. ()
"In 2010, during the World Championship, held in the US, the organizers of the championship recommended me to pay attention to the "great guy“ (then just a "great guy“) Dave Chaffee. As I was told, this athlete has everything to become the next World Champion among professionals. And, in fact, at that championship Dave won.
In less than 4 months, I met Dave at the “Arnold Classic” armwrestling tournament. In my opinion, this was the best tournament in the history of “Arnold Classic”. Such stars as Denis Tsyplenkov, Richard Lupkes, Michael Todd, Artem Tainov and other eminent athletes took part in that competition.
It was when we all witnessed a very interesting battle between Denis Tsyplenkov and Richard Lupkes. But Dave Chaffee was not lucky that time - he lost.
In 2013, I invited him to the Professional World Cup (then- Nemiroff World Cup) held in Warsaw, Poland. And there we saw a real Dave Chaffee - super-athlete, professional armwrestler in the weight class of +95 kg, who managed to stop Denis Tsyplenkov himself.
Denis, answering the question, what really happened then, said that he decided not to start abruptly, but to try how strong Dave is in the hook.
"And almost just like John Brzenk, whom I lost in 2009, Chaffee turned out to be a very difficult opponent. Of course, I managed to win that match, but it costed me a victory in the Unlimited weight class. "- said Denis.