Lori was a Director for 2 years and in 2012 the first woman MAWA President where she served for 4 years.
She helped make MAWA strong, and was an advocate for women in Armwrestling over those years.
Some of her achievements include:
- many time Provincial Champion
- 24 time National Champion
- 7 time WAF World Champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
-1 Silver (2012) WAF
-1 Bronze (2008) WAF
Lori is retired from pulling but still helps train and offer advice to the other armwrestlers. She is still involved with the MAWA Executive and also helps at tournaments with registration and weigh-ins.
Mike has been Competing for 30 years and was the first Manitoban World Champion!
He is a 24 time National Champion
Has over 30 Manitoba Provincial Titles
Has over 40 North Dakota State Titles
Has won the Minnesota State Championship
Has won the Michigan State Championship
At the WAF World Championship he has accomplished the following:
2 Gold (1993 & 1998)
1 Silver (1993)
3 Bronze (1998, 2001 & 2010)
Mike was also the former Director and Vice President for the Manitoba Armwrestling Association.
Ryan has operated the Portage Armwrestling Club since 1997. As a coach, with a growing interest in the sport of arm wrestling locally, Espey has contributed his experience and medal-winning strategies to help mentor others to success. Members of the PAC have gone on to win National Titles and Medal at the World Championships.
Ryan was the President of the Manitoba Armwrestling Association from 1999 to 2011 and during that time ran many events within Manitoba including the National Championships on two separate occasions (2004 and 2010).
Nationally, Ryan served as the first Director of Communications for the CAWF and developed the first website for the CAWF. Following this Ryan served 2 terms as CAWF Vice President. As VP of the CAWF Ryan was also included as a Director of the North American Armwrestling Federation and represented Canada in the WAF Congress.
For Team Canada, Ryan has served as Team Captain on 3 different occasions.
Some of his amazing accomplishments:
2004 John Miazdzyk Award Winner
32-time Manitoba Provincial Champion
21-time Canadian National Champion
3-time WAF World Champion (8 WAF Medals in total)
2-time World Police & Fire Games Champion
2-time Manitoba Arm Wrestler of the Year
Other Sports Highlights:
Powerlifting: 3-time Provincial Record Holder in Bench Press
Strongman: 1997 and 2004 Manitoba’s Strongest Man
Competed in the inaugural Canada’s Strongest Man event in 1999
MMA: Ultimate Cage Wars, Winnipeg, MB – 16 second victory