Last update 10/08/2023                                                 


Michigan Arms News


Michigan Arms has lost another Family member.
Nick Hill was involved in a auto accident and passed away on September 2, 2023.
Nick will be missed very much in the Armwrestling Scene and our prayers go out to his family and friends.







Robert Knapp will be Missed by Michigan Arms and beyond

Robert Knapp at the 2009 MSC

We are sad to hear that a truly genuine person and great friend for many years has passed this morning!
Robert Knapp (The Dragon) was born May 11, 1960 and passed February 2, 2022. He was 61 years young
He was part of the sport of Armwrestling in Michigan for many years. He was a founding member of the Hit Squad and supported events all over MIchigan.
It was always a pleasure to spend time with Robert at events, he was soft spoken but a great competitor on the table. He wi
ll be missed by all that new him.
Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
More pictures will be added as I find them. If you have pictures please post them in the comments.
RIP my friend. This has been posted with the permission of the family.



Michigan at the 2021

IAF World Champions
Matt Bourdon and Dan Blanchard won their Right & Left hand classes
Timber Bourdon and Taggard Hanes also champions.


Places to practice

Monday's in Belding Michigan - Contact Dan Bennett 616-514-9106
Saturday's in Langston Michigan - Contact Brandon Sellers - 616-302-5969
 Thursday's in Howard City Michigan - Contact Matt Bourdon - 616-893-8081

If you would like your practice posted here, send your info to
















Past News


Congratulations to our 2017 National Champions
Rayne Pacola
Matt Bourdon
Dan Blanchard
Bob Bishop
Rod Sellers
Tony DeVore
Dan Pacola

Runner Up's
Jeremy Byod
Roger Cunningham
Rachael Laduke
Bryan Cradell
Dan Pacola
Scott Aninzo
Eric Crespo
Mark Bennet
Jesse Stull
Mike Veine
Dean Martinez

Team Michigan takes 2nd-Place


2017 Bike time was cancel do to Nationals in Battle creek this year.
lets hope they will have us back next year.



Proud Sponsors of 2017 MSC

Kellogg Arena







Muskegon Bike Time
West Michigan Championships
click here for Video from Mlive
click here for pics.

Video - 2016 BorderWars

West Michigan Armwrestling Championships - Details


Michigan Arms 2016 Schedule is in the works

2015 Armwrestler of the year

Dan Blanchard Holding his belt after his MSC Super Match and Armwrestler of the year announcement.

2015 - Michigan State Championships Flyer and Info.

U.P. Championships have been delayed until further notice.
as the host was dragging us along not responding, not willing pay for the event.
If you know of a host willing help out and host a event in the U.P. please let us know.


Sad News
We lost another Great Puller.

Mike Grubbs from Indiana pass away August 5th, 2015.
Mike has been around the Armwrestling seen sense the 80's

Mike, his Daughter and family has been running the Blue berry festival Event for years,
which turned into the Indiana State Championships the Last 2yrs.

Please keep the Gubb family and friends in your prayers through this difficult time.

Mike was the friendly type that would leave an impression on everyone in the room. 
Most of us that has been around Mike, I am sure have a story or two to tell.
Here is one I have to tell you guys

I was in California working when I heard this one or I would have been their.
It was in the early 90's at a small event in Indiana. Mike was armwrestling
2 different contestants when they broke their arms.
Completely unintentional.
Not to many people can say that.


Funeral for our dad Michael Grubbs


2015 East Michigan Championships Results




I found a fraudulent Web site selling my Top Gun Armwrestling Tables and Mazurenko Armwrestling Table



Now available
2014 PD's
(includes the final match of the Super Match) DVD...$5,  ..Blu-ray..$10 +shipping
DVD & Blue Rays Includes Menus, Prelims, Finals & Super Matches.

Contact George -


WOW what a great event in Illinois

Results - Illinois State Armwrestling Championships


Schedule page has been updated



Look for PD's Pub 4th annual Semi Finals & Super Match to be on YouTube in a couple days


Michigan Arms is working on some events for 2015 check schedule page


WAL News Release        Game of Arms


Results - 2014 Pd's Pub Armwrestling Championships





Two New DVD's Available

2014 Junior MI State Championships with Sparta Town & Country Days Tournament..DVD.....$5,  ..Blu-ray..$10

2014 Tony Laduke U.P. Power Championships...DVD...$5,  ..Blu-ray..$10

These are edited videos of complete tournament with menu's 

contact George at

going to get started on PD's Pub this week.





2014 Armwrestler of the Year - Dan Bennett



The Tony LaDuke U.P. Championships Oct. 18th.
The staff and Laduke Family would like to Thank everyone for Supporting this event.
We hope you all had a good time and we want to see everyone back next year as we plan to make it even better for all who come.


Michigan Arms community sends our prayers to the Taylor family.
The 2014 Indiania State Championships Held this last Weekend at the Blueberry Festival
was held in honor of Roger Taylor. Roger was known as the Rocket, and was liked by everyone
including his competitors, We Just found out he passed on July 15th, He was well known in the
Michigan Armwrestling community in the 90's & 00's although he was from Northern Indiana he was
part of the Michigan Arms Family and will be missed.



I Recorded the Indiana State on labor day weekend and will be working to get that posted to you tube
in the next few weeks.

 1st place winner from Mich. was Alan Berget & Scott Castle.


 Video - 2014 Junior State Championships


Team Michigan - 2014 National Champions

UAL 8 Results

Video - 2014 East Michigan Final 4 and Grudge Matches

East Michigan Tournament DVD & Blu-Ray Disk available Now.  


Junior Michigan State Championships
& Sparta Town & Country Days

Pictures of the Junior Michigan State Championships




Castle Benefit Tourament Results

We raised aprox $1100 for the Castle's and they would like to say thanks you
to everyone who supported the event. Special thanks to the Stuhan family
for the large amount of Donations for the Raffle.


History & State Champions


 2014 Michigan State Results

This years State Championships was Great Event
271 Entries plus the Super Match up.
Many old timers united for the first time in years,
some pulled some just had a good time.


Thank you to all our Sponsors

and All

the Competitors that made this happen.

and most of all the Bracket & Entries Ladies Tara Bourdon and Amy Berget.
who step up to cover for 2 absent staff members

Let don't forget the tournament Director who worked his ass off, Steve Pettis


Video - Border Wars top3 right hand -



2014 East Michigan Results



Support our Michigan Events

3rd Annual East Michigan Armwrestling Championships

Michigan Junior State championships


2014 Michigan State Championships







Sadly we lost another family member of our sport on Sept. 8th.
Tony Laduke a proud puller of the UP (St. Ignace)
a long time puller and friend has passed away.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to his Family and Friends

Tony achieved in our sport, Michigan Armwrestler of the year in 2000 and wonmany state, national, and world championships in wrist wrestling and Armwrestling.
and was a mentor to many pullers in the great Michigan Upper Peninsula.
Tony always showed great sportsmanship with a smile that we all will remember.



  Results - Tony LaDuke Classic/U.P. Championships


2nd-Pd's PUB Championships



Michigan 2013 Armwrestler of the year.

Dan Vertalka


2013 video added to the Michigan Arms youtube page.
I am currently working on more of that event.

Michigan Juniors Championships Sparta Town & Country Day

2013 State Championships Results
2013 Super Match is Craig Tullier 3 / Scott Ballinger 0

Past champion page has been updated


Check the schedule for more events added.


Sad News
We have lost one of our Long time Team Member
  Vern Lange passed away on 11/10/12.
Most importantly Phil and Tammy have lost a father and husband. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Vern was a presence on and off the table. He was a great training partner, friend, and will truly be missed in the armwrestling family and surly by his family and friends. RIP our friend






































pullers from the 70's