The 'Blond Bear' Jim Wright of Shepherd still an arm wrestling force BILLINGS — The “Blond Bear” isn’t retiring anytime soon. ()
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Jim Wright, who was nicknamed the “Blond Bear” as a college wrestler at Huron College (South Dakota), is already training and looking forward to his next arm wrestling competition.
The 75-year-old Shepherd resident recently competed at the IFA World Armwrestling Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in late September. Wright, who started arm wrestling in 1975, placed second in both the Ultra Grand Masters right-hand and left-hand 170-pound divisions.