Armwrestling – Arnold Sports Festival Australia
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


Arm-wrestling is not just a test of strength. It’s about pride and respect – and the Arnold Sports Festival Australia will have the best men and women competitors in the world putting it all on the line.

Bouts can last a few seconds after an explosion of raw power. Others run for minutes as muscles flex and veins pop in a compelling test of endurance and determination. The atmosphere is fun, fast and furious.

You learn quickly watching the champions that a lot of skill is involved with the biggest or strongest competitor not always the winner. Some will tell you it’s all in the wrist and having a vice-like grip. Others say technique and lightning speed will beat brute strength. Watch the best at the Arnold Sports Festival Australia and you decide.

The main draw event at Arnold’s has always held a great deal of prestige as an invitational event for the top armwrestlers, but what sets this event apart is our commitment to bringing out international superstars every year. We won’t spoil the surprise but it’s fair to say nobody in the entire event will pin this man!
This year the Main Draw event will be a showcase of the very best armwrestling talent from across Asia Pacific and will consist of 4 weight classes for men (both left and right arm), and 2 weight classes for women (left and right arm).
Men’s Classes: 75kg, 85kg, 95kg, 95kg+
Women’s Classes: <65kg, 65kg+
How to Qualify:
→ Top 3 placing at Nationals in the last 2 years, for the competing weight class / arm
→ Top 3 placing at an equivalent national level event in the last 12 months for the competing weight class / arm

It is a thrilling competition for anyone who loves to test themselves, accessible to men and women regardless of their age or fitness. If the interest shown in the sport in recent years is anything to go by there is no reason why arm-wrestling will not see itself thrust into a brighter spotlight in Australia, a spotlight it already enjoys across the USA and Eastern Europe.

Organised by

The Australian Armwrestling Federation is an organisation dedicated to the growth of the exciting sport of arm-wrestling within Australia. With the primary aim of achieving mainstream recognition and the status of a true strength sport, the organisation is working constantly to hold and promote arm-wrestling competitions of the highest possible level throughout Australia.