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NYC arm wrestling competition

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
Photo 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
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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
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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

Kevin Nelson from Glen Cove, left, and Matt
Photo 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
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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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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.

A contestant powders his hands during the New
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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.

Omar Kvaraeskhelia from Brooklyn, center, screams after winning
Photo 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
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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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