I got into armwrestling after meeting Nick whilst training at my local gym. I went to Rossendale Armwrestling training night and met Nick, Stu, Mad Murf, Spiky, Big Tom and Murray
I have been training now for 16 months and entered several competitions in the last 12 months. My first competition, I was grateful to Ted Wilson and Ian Stones for realising I was a novice when I drew them and not pulling my arm off. I wrestled a strong guy called Chris Waters and lost my first match in the straps. The next time I wrestled was at great comp organised by Keith Taylor from Preston Panthers – I won the novice competition at 65kg. I competed again at the 2007 British Novice Championships and managed 3rd place (I’ll be back for top spot next year)
I have listened to lots of advice from very experienced wrestlers and am keen to develop myself over the next couple of years. It is great training with the lads at Rossendale Armwrestling as they really do give 100% effort and encouragement. Although I am perhaps the lightest man in the club, I still benefit from pulling against the stronger lads.