It is a life of a very typical working-class American arm wrestler. I go to work, then I am off to train for a few hours. ()
The Louisiana Phenom, Jonathon Breda, story by: Sean Boom Hancock
Today we take a look at a young man that holds the North American, 100kg, Left Hand, number one rank, and his native state of Louisiana, U.S.A. Jonathon Breda trains daily with Herman Stevens, even though he already has a very high ranking in North America, we expect to see many great things for him in the years to come. I have gotten the chance to get to know Jonathon and witness his training routines. I will definitely vouch that his training and dedication are second to none. Let's jump right in.
Hello Jonathon, will you please tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Jonathon Breda. I am 28 years old, married with three children. I am from Lake Charles, Louisiana. I am ranked #1 left hand in North America at 100kg. I train for arm wrestling every day and compete as much as possible. Outside of arm wrestling, I enjoy spending time with my family spoiling them as much as I can. My wife and I like to travel and see new sights. I am also very anxious for my sons to get old enough to start preparing them to become athletes themselves.
What is a normal day like for you when you are at home?
It is a life of a very typical working-class American arm wrestler. I go to work, then I am off to train for a few hours. After that I go home and spend time with my family where I prepare lunch for them, then we all get lost in a Netflix TV series, or the wife and I will take the kids out to play.
What are your other jobs or professions other than arm wrestling?
I work as a shoreside Tankerman. I load and discharge barges with petroleum products at several different refineries along the Texas/Louisiana gulf coast. I usually explain it like this to most that don't know my industry. I wait for a phone call at God knows what time to go to work at God knows where for God knows how long.
How and when did you get involved with the sport of arm wrestling?
In 2017, I decided to attend my first Louisiana state championship also known as "Contraband". I was invited by a good friend of mine, Turbo, from the T.V. show Game of Arms. I arm-wrestled in the amateur class and won first place left hand and third place right hand in my weight class. I fell in love with the sport instantly. The rest is history, and I am looking forward to my future in this sport.
What is a day of training like for you?
One day might be chest, biceps, and pronation. the next day might be back, triceps and cupping.