First time I met him was in 2002 WAF Springfield in USA. I knew that he was organizing some pro events in Poland and Bulgaria with Assen Hadjitodorov but hadn’t met him before 2002. ()
First time I met him was in 2002 WAF Springfield in USA. I knew that he was organizing some pro events in Poland and Bulgaria with Assen Hadjitodorov but hadn’t met him before 2002. 8 men Armwrestling League events and Zloty Tur Tournament were taking my attention but I never thought it would get so much bigger with time. I was amazed when I first time heard of the Pal 75kg event in Bulgaria where great pullers Such as Gashevski, Karajaev, Fisher, Rundstrom, Borisenko, Bondaruk, Czutketarasvili attended. The way that event was put was giving the signals of the bright future of the Professional armwrestling. Then we started to see the videos of the Zloty events where mostly Eastern Europeans were competing. They were very attractive events that every top puller would want to participate.
Then I experienced the European Championships that Igor organised in 2004 Poland. It was already making the amateur armwrestling’s level up to the Professional events that he had been organising. The same year I remember myself being involved on Northeast Armwrestling Message Board for supporting a Dream Team from US to participate Zloty Event. It kind of changed the destiny of the armwrestling world as there was a two separate worlds of armwrestling. One was the monsters from Eastern Europe and the other was the Mother Land of the organised armwrestling with the Legendary names. So the whole world was so excited and curious about the outcome of such meeting. As far as I remember John Brzenk, Ron Bath, Travis Bagent, Matt Girdner, Chad Silvers, Michael Selerais and Christopher Myers were the names who participated 2004 Zloty event that Igor organised.