John Leach vs David Herbert
What an exciting match - this match lived up to its expectations. Both fighters came out swinging with David taking an early lead. John Leveled the score at two a piece. Then came the controversy 5th and final round - was it a pin?
The world’s premier pulling action will also air in the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in that neck of the Pacific.
The World Armwrestling League continues its global ascent with the announcement that the 2015 series, viewed by millions in America, will soon spread to other parts of the arm-wrestling-loving world! Through ESPN networks and affiliate partners, the WAL’s blistering 2015 campaign--comprised of the regional finals and championship tournaments in the light, mid, heavy and super heavyweight classes--will soon be on TV in South America and Central America! The world’s premier pulling action will also air in the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in that neck of the Pacific.
“Arm-wrestling is a universal sport, enjoyed by men and women around the planet,” WAL Chief Operating Officer Ben Murray said. “The expansion into these new markets is just another way to give viewers the WAL that they want.”
This growth comes on the heels of the announcement that WAL will host a mammoth European qualifier this November across the UK and the continent!
Stay tuned! More details are coming regarding airings in these corners of the globe and many more!
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Anton van der Westhuizen (NZ) vs Rik Kamana (AUS)
The 2015 Arm Battle Series - Fitness Expo had its first international right hand match between New Zealand and Australia. Rik was not fully fit and the NZAF applaud Rik for taking up this challenge.
John Leach(NZ) vs Rik Kamana (AUS)
The 2015 Arm Battle Series - Fitness Expo had its first international left hand match between New Zealand and Australia.
Heavyweight - Final
Wairua Savage vs Maateiwarangi Heta-morris
Rotorua will be hosting their first professional ArmWrestling event - "Battle of The Beasts". Come along to watch some of the best ArmWrestlers in the country battle it out and to to see the New Zealand Champ - Maateiwarangi Heta-morris in action.
Venue: TOA Gym, Lake Road
Date: 12 September 2015
Time: 11am onwards
Format: Super Matches
Entry Fee: per arm
For More Info - please visit
Middleweight - Final
Caleb O'Brian vs Levi Holley
Congratulations Shannon Hiraka. You made New Zealand proud!
Shannon Hiraka competed at the Anaheim Fit Expo Armwrestling Championship - California, USA where he won the left arm division and came in 2nd place on the right arm in the Amateur class.
Lightweight - Final
Pieter Engelbrecht vs Zurab Kavtaradze
The New Zealand Armwrestling Federation is the home of New Zealand ArmWrestling, our mission is to establish ArmWrestling as reconised sport in New Zealand and to produce World Class ArmWrestlers.