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Amateur arm wrestling at Mulcahy's in Centereach

Bobby Buttafuoco, right, of Rockville Centre, grips up

Bobby Buttafuoco, right, of Rockville Centre, grips up before winning the final match over Robert Coppla from Pacific Grove, Calif., in the 205-pound Grand Masters Class at World Arm Wrestling Championships on Dec. 8, 2010, in Mesquite, Nev. Photo Credit: Handout, 2010

One thing you see a lot of in bars, clubs and lounges are handshakes -- people meeting, making business deals, reconnecting or maybe just as a thank you -- from bumping fists to elaborate slaps and twists, two people touching palms during a night out is a frequent occurrence.

Over at Mulcahy's in Centereach, however, the way that all goes down is quite different.

Every Wednesday, it's the "Over The Top" party, where challengers arm wrestle for cash and prizes. Sign in is at 9 p.m., and is open to all 21 and over -- men and women alike. Contestants are broken down into same-gender weight classes, and with a table referee watching, contestants lock hands over official arm wrestling tables and do their best to subdue the player across from them.

Should you compete and win, you'll get a second chance to prove your might come Aug. 31, when previous champs will wring and pull in the name of a championship (and possibly more prizes).

Bobby Buttafuoco, right, of Rockville Centre, grips up before winning the final match over Robert Coppla from Pacific Grove, Calif., in the 205-pound Grand Masters Class at World Arm Wrestling Championships on Dec. 8, 2010, in Mesquite, Nev.

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