Pound for Pound | Ryan "Blue" Bowen

My first match with a World Champion

Posted by Ryan Bowen on

  As I sit 30,000 feet above sea level on my flight down to Adelaide I found myself reflecting on my story within the sport. In 2013 I discovered armwrestling and fell instantly in love with the pursuit of becoming a world champion. One of the reasons I went all in was that I observed the average age of world champions, and I saw that 40+ years was in fact still seen to be young as a pro. Being only 27 at the time I realised I hadn't missed the boat and immediately went all in.Fast forward 8 years and...

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The Plug 2021 | Mission Update

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Hey guys, welcome to The Plug, where every once in a while I like to pause and reflect on everything that is the business of Pound for Pound ARMWRESTLING and it's journey of building the sport globally. For us the mission has never changed, to build a brand that can empower more people to call armwrestling a career.As each year goes by we become closer to achieving this goal and for this Plug episode I have some wonderful things to share with you. As of today Pound for Pound ARMWRESTLING officially sponsors 4 athletes for their travel to armwrestling tournaments...

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Why Australia will be a superpower of armwrestling in 5 years time.

Posted by Ryan Bowen on

(Feature Picture: Marcus Atirai, Ryan Bowen, Lachlan Adair) Okay, before the critics come pouring in on this one and fill Reddit with more Ryan Bowen is a loser posts let me clarify, this is my opinion. A firm opinion, that I really believe will come to fruition, but still, just an opinion. That said, please hold me accountable to this. In 2025 please post this article and ridicule me if I'm wrong; but I'll bet I'm right, I usually am with visions like this. If you think of superpower nations in Armwrestling countries like Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Khazakstan, and USA...

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How I came to know John Brzenk

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. Ask any armwrestler who the most significant person in the history of the sport is and undoubtedly they will answer John Brzenk. John is universally recognised as the greatest armwrestler of all time; so you can only imagine how humbled I was back in 2018 when I learned I was not only going to meet John, but stay at his family home for a week, and then from that form a great friendship. So how on earth did an unknown, red head, barely pro level armwrestler receive such an invite?It all began in. Christmas 2017 when I received a...

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Blueprint for Becoming an Armwrestling Champion.

Posted by Engin Terzi on

  Everyone knows how to toproll hook or side press, so it is important to apply them successfully at the high level events. Taking the ball from mid field and making goal after passing everyone in Champions League is different than doing the same thing in an amateur league. Armwrestling is like a school and it has elementary, middle, high school,  and also university.  Also there are teachers for each level. Everyone can be a teacher of the levels below theirs since they passed the previous level by years of experience.Anyways, as i said many times, armwrestling is deeper than...

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