Fans of arm wrestling films “Over The Top” and “Pulling John” (Brinzek) are finally going to see some live action here in Perth on Sunday the 24th of June 2012 at The Italian Club in North Perth.

The event will be the biggest of its kind to be staged here in WA according to Promoter Murray McKay “There have been a few smaller events held in pubs and shopping centres over the years but with potentially between 75 & 100 competitors lining up, there has never been a show of this size before”

Murray himself is very passionate about the sport and is arguably the best Arm Wrestler Australia has produced having won multiple world championships spanning back to 1988 which has included both The World Police and Fire Fighters games tittles as well.

It’s this passion for the sport that has driven Murray to invest a lot of his own time, money and resources to bring this event to fruition.

“My main aim with this event is to legitimise the sport and with any proceeds made, establish a local club that can support aspiring athletes with training, technique advice and most importantly table time where the real learning takes place. Ultimately we want to be developing future world class Arm Wrestlers here in Perth” said Murray

The competition is open to both amateur male and female athletes over the age of 18 years and are divided into the following age groups: Open 18 – 29, Senior 30 – 39, Master 40 – 49, Grand Master 50+.

There are 6 Men’s weight divisions: 68kg / 79 / 90/ 100 / 112 / 113+.

Women are divided into 4 divisions: 56Kg / 67 / 78 / 78+.

All competitors will receive a medal with category winners receiving some very glamorous trophies to take home.

The entry fee for competitors is $50.00 and all information including entry forms, guide lines and rules can be received from Murray by emailing

This should be a fantastic day out for the whole family with plenty of light entertainment to keep all the family members including Mum occupied.

So if you’re even half thinking about it get on down and support this event or better still roll up your sleeve and give it a crack…