Paul Talbott "The Hillbilly Assassin" story by: Sean Boom Hancock. I want my readers around the globe to take special notice of this month's featured athlete. He is fresh off of his WAL contract jail sentence and ready to prove to the world who the best pound-for-pound puller in America is. Many of the new pullers may know little of "The Assassin" but I will certainly vouch for him. ()
Hello Paul, would you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, thanks for the interview. My name is Paul Talbott Aka Hillbilly Assassin. I am 37 years old, a single father of 3 wonderful girls. I'm from Ohio Valley, Ohio, USA. I have been arm-wrestling for over 12 years.
What types of things do you enjoy doing outside of arm wrestling?
The things I love to do outside of arm wrestling are lifting weights, hunting, fishing, and riding anything with wheels and a motor. I like camping as well; this is something I usually do while spending time with my 3 daughters which is very important to me.
What is a regular day for you like at home?
A regular day for me starts at 2 am every morning. A good breakfast and coffee are a must. I work a scheduled job followed by gym time/Aw training dinner and bed. On the weekends I travel to train for Armwrestling or go to tournaments. On the weekends If I have my kids, you can more than likely find us at a bowling alley or a lake fishing and swimming.
What is your profession outside of arm wrestling?
My regular job - I am a Site Supervisor for Petroleum services. I am in charge of a railroad switching operation at a chemical plant.
How and when did you get involved with the sport of arm wrestling?
I started Armwrestling in January of 2010. I found Armwrestling on the internet curious if there was a tournament I could enter. I stumbled across the Northeast Armwrestling Message board and from there my journey began.
What is your arm-wrestling training like?
I train for Armwrestling like everyone else does these days supination, pronation, cupping, and practice. I also train with weights 5 days a week.
What are the greatest highs of your arm-wrestling career so far?
I could talk about this topic forever. There are so many great moments The greatest High in the Sport of Armwrestling has to be when Todd Hutchins gave me his WAL hammer for defeating him at the 2017 event that was canceled, and he and Devon passed their hammers to anyone that could take it from them. Or winning 20k at a Wal event. Both are great accomplishments.