I'm introducing to you consecutive Polish armwrestling clubs. The aim is to show you all the Polish and then all IFA clubs. I'm starting with the most peculiar ones like Niedźwiedzie Orawy, the club that comes to Polish Championships with a 40-people team and gets many points in the general team ranking. ()
Niedźwiedzie Orawy https://en.armpower.net/article/5128/weve-got-a-problem
There are big, medium and small clubs in Poland, and then there's also one that I'm going to introduce today: the smallest. Its founder, president and athlete, well-known by you Wiesław Rzanny, admits that through the years he was the only member of Traktor Wolsztyn [Tractor Wolsztyn – t.n.].
To be clear, Wolsztyn is a small town in Greater Poland. And to be even clearer, Świebodzin, Tomasz Proc's town, is about an hour drive away from Wolsztyn. The famous, tallest (until recently) figure of Jesus Christ is located in Świebodzin.
In Wolsztyn there is also the only active roundhouse in Europe. That's where Wiesiek's T-shirt logo came from - “PEŁNĄ PARĄ!” [This roughly means “full force”, “full speed” but is a pun connected to steam engines – t.n.]
That's it for “touristic geography”!
Now to armwrestling!
The mic goes to Wiesław Rzanny, medalist of the most important competitions in Poland, the Polish representative in the international arena.
PeSzy: I haven't been to your club's “headquarters” yet. I've heard that it's in a garage?
Wiesław Rzanny: That's true. Ever since the beginning. Despite that, we have many opportunities to train in good conditions. A table, a lift, all Mazurenko handles that are good for practice. Only later on some people joined the club: Róża Kiełbasa or Krzysztof Molicki, and also Grzeorz Cukier who all stood on the podium of the Polish Championships in their categories. They were people from the area of Wolsztyn.