How did it turn out that you became an organizer, not only participant?
– Well, I am involved in the organization of the "Over the Top" – a tournament of my club VfL Wolfsburg, which will be on the 19th of October, since more than ten years. I also did the media work for the German championships in 2017. But I wanted to create a own tournament. So it was the next step to establish a new international tournament in the heart of Germany.
Is this tournament organized at first? Tell its story.
– I organized a German league gameday in 2013, but now everything is new. With the "Grand Prix of Saxony-Anhalt" we settle a new international tournament in the heart of Germany and it is close to our international neighbors in the east. We want to have a tournament for beginners and established armwrestlers. That's why we have beginners classes (-85kg, +85kg left+right) and classes for professionals (-70kg, -80kg, -90kg, +90kg and a lady class, all with left and right). We also got a youth class with left and right. So you can see we got the right class for everyone.
How many participant are you expect to get?
– It is hard to expect. The German clubs are coming and a couple of international pullers will participate as well. Some girls for the lady classes would be great. I am sure we will have a great competition.
Why people should come to pull to your tournament?
– Among that we have the right class for everyone and will have a good tournament to test for beginners. I am sure we will see some new faces and future champions.
For the Top-3 in every category, we will hand out huge trophies (more than 40 cm) and gift prices. The tournament will be broadcast live on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. So your family and friends can see you pulling for free. The venue will be the Fitness Body Shop in Magdeburg - a real unique location, an atmosphere like in a lion's den. Drinks and good will be sold at the tournament.