Another correspondence from the USA from Sean Boom Hancock. Greetings everyone, My name is Sean Boom Hancock. I have a rare story to share with you. Today we take a look into the life of the real life "Popeye", Jeff Dabe. This is an arm wrestler that is a bit different that your ordinary armwerstler. ()
With 20" forearms and the largest hands on the planet, even at 57 years old, he is a force to be reckoned with. I hope to have a Vendetta with this man later this year myself, but right now lets get to know this man called "Popeye".
Hello Jeff, would you introduce yourself to the world please?
Hi, I’m Jeff Dabe. I live in rural Minnesota. My heritage is similar to the other Swedish in the area. I’m also German and Lebanese. I’m 5ft 9in. And 57 years old.
What are some other things life that you enjoy doing?
Besides Armwrestling I enjoy spending time with my wife working around our Hobby Farm. We have horses, dogs and Koi fish. I love working on my koi fish pond , making a waterfall recently. It’s now 7,000 gallons of water with 100 fish.
I just retired last July from running Heavy Equipment for 36 years. I ran a Gravel Pit where we made little rocks out of big ones. Currently getting caught up on work around the house and barns. And gardening with my family is something else I like.
When I worked full time, I enjoyed the challenge of running the Crushing Site well. Now I have the challenge of training 2 young mini horses for many tasks. A fun activity i look forward to doing with my sidekick grandkids. I love running my Farm Equipment. I enjoy welding, building Armwrestling tables with the attachments for training. Which is mostly solo training. Just built a Bobcat trailer from the ground up. Next project is rebuilding my Wife’s 1979 Ford F-150 truck.
When and how did you get into the sport of arm wrestling?
I got into Armwrestling in 1980 when my High School wrestling coach took us to an Armwrestling Benefit for kids. I beat my coach and all the adults there. They told me about future Armwrestling events, my neighbor taught me a few things from the bar.