United States Armwrestling Federation ( USAF) National Championship was held on April 7-8 in South Bend, Indiana. The event hosted around 308 entries from most states. Federation did great job in promoting the Championship, beautiful venue connected with the hotel, welcome service by local authorities, food, etc.
Of course, America has more competitors, than those who participated, but all the winners now earned their spot in the Team USA and will attend in the World Championship 2018 in Antalya, Turkey. All veterans were brilliant, like always, there was some better activity in juniors too.
Same time American Armsports Assn. ( AAA) and United States Armwrestling Assn. (USAA) announced that since next year they won’t do their own Nationals anymore , and therefore this will give a huge impact to the only National Championship in 2019. American Armwrestling community hopes that next year’s Championship will be bigger than ever, and the Team will be better represented.
Also the USAF did a referee seminar to certify some refs for serving in national events.
USAF had team competition too, and Vazgen Soghoyan’s team won most medals and became the winner in that category.
Now the Federation will start the final process to finalize the team list and will attend in World Championship.