NYC arm wrestling competition

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The NYC Big Apple Grapple International was held at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Flushing on Sunday, July 31, 2016. The event brought together 100 men and women from across the tristate area to see who had the strongest arm in the region.

Rich Longo from Shirley, left, and Matt Degasperi
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rich Longo from Shirley, left, and Matt Degasperi from Patchogue, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Spectators watch as contestants participate in the New
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Spectators watch as contestants participate in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Garry Gallo from East Patchogue, left, and Aleksander
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Garry Gallo from East Patchogue, left, and Aleksander Pozdnayakov from Russia, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International

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Kevin Nelson from Glen Cove, left, and Matt
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Kevin Nelson from Glen Cove, left, and Matt Degasperi from Patchogue, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International

Referee Bobby Buttafuoco, center, prepares contestant during the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Referee Bobby Buttafuoco, center, prepares contestant during the New York Arm Wrestling Association during the 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, left, and Kevin
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, left, and Kevin Nelson from Glen Cove, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

New York Arm Wrestling Association medals line a
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

New York Arm Wrestling Association medals line a table at Cheap Shots Sports Bar during the 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

A contestant powders his hands during the New
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A contestant powders his hands during the New York Arm Wrestling Association during the 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

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A contestant powders his hands during the New
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A contestant powders his hands during the New York Arm Wrestling Association during the 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, left, and Kevin
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, left, and Kevin Nelson from Glen Cove, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, left, and Kevin
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, left, and Kevin Nelson from Glen Cove, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Participants compete in the New York Arm Wrestling
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Participants compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International

Matt Degasperi from Patchogue, left, and Joe Yarosz
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Matt Degasperi from Patchogue, left, and Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, right, compete in the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

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Omar Kvaraeskhelia from Brooklyn, center, screams after winning
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Omar Kvaraeskhelia from Brooklyn, center, screams after winning a match during the New York Arm Wrestling Association 39th Annual Arm Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the 'King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Queens on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Northwest. The daylong arm wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

Jack Aris of Farmingdale, center, referees Matt Degasperi
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Jack Aris of Farmingdale, center, referees Matt Degasperi from Patchogue, left, and Joe Yarosz from New Jersey, right, as they compete during the New York Arm Wrestling Association's 39th annual Arm Wrestling Championships and the crowning of the King and Queen of Arms at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, July 31, 2016. The daylong arm-wrestling contest measures the brute strength and raw energy of 100 men and women from across the tristate area competing for the NYC Big Apple Grapple International.

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