2011 Hall Of Fame Inductees

CAWF Hall of Fame

Gary Goodridge - Competitor

He won several Canadian National titles between the mid 80's and mid 90's, as well as winning 5 WAF World titles

Won the super heavyweight class at the Yukon Jack World Championships in 1995 and 1996, which was the biggest professional armwrestling event of it's time. In those years, Gary was recognized by most as the best armwrestler on the planet.

In 1995 he pulled and beat 1000 Japanese strength athletes in a row in just under 2 hours

CAWF Hall of Fame

Gene Tatti - Builder

He was the first Ontario Director for the C.A.W.A

Was the first person to really bring organization to the sport in Ontario, working with John Miazdzyk to standardize the sport across the country (rules, weight classes, etc)

   Organized or emcee'd almost every major event in Ontario during the 80's including the OV Worlds and the Canadian Over The Top qualifier.... and every event had television coverage

CAWF Hall of Fame

Joyce King - Competitor

She won 18 Canadian National titles between 2000 and 2007

Has an astonishing 18 WAF World medals (12 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze) between 2000 and 2007

Won the Ultimate Armwrestling lll tournament in Las Vegas 2006, beating the reigning Russian super heavyweight world champion

CAWF Hall of Fame

Liane Dufresne - Competitor

She won over 20 Canadian National titles

Won 10 WAF World medals between 1992 and 1998 (6 Gold, 4 Silver)  

Was the only woman to beat Dot Jones in an event. In doing so, Liane won the Over The Top Championships in 1986, the biggest pro event ever organized. She took home $5000 and earned a cameo in the movie.

CAWF Hall of Fame

Rick Blanchard - Builder

He organized in excess of 100 tournaments, including running the Gloucester Fair armwrestling tournament for close to 20 years. It was the premier pro-am event in Canada throughout the 90's

Was one of the organizers of the 2003 WAF World Championships held in Ottawa.

Was part of the original committee that formed the Ontario Armwrestling Association in 1992.

He became president of the association in 1993 and kept his post through to 2005.

He was vice president of the CAWF during the majority of these years.