Rockaway Arm Wrestlers Win At Beach
The New York Arm Wrestling Association held their 27th Annual White Castle ‘Queensboro’ Golden Arm Championships at Beach 116 Street on Sunday, August 15. Rockaway featured prominently in the event as Far Rockaway’s Shella Verne finished in first place in the women “open” weight class and was named the overall female Most Valuable Player. Valerie Pagano finished in third place in the open weight class.
James Vilme finished in first place in the 150 lb. lightweight class. Arverne’s Ines Maldonado won first place in the women lightweight class and Ivy Miller finished in second place. In the Master 45+ class, Wilfredo Velez finished in second place and John Contin placed third. Sean Ringgold, the Rockaway resident who won the 2003 Super Heavy open weight champion, was defeated in this year’s event.