Chesterfield men’s success in British Arm Wresting Championships

Two strong men from Chesterfield have scooped top prizes in the British Arm Wrestling Championships.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 1:50 pm

In the contest held in Spondon, John Scowby, 30, from Staveley, came first in the super heavyweight category, using his right hand.

His pal, 26-year-old Wojtek Jablecki, of Brimington, came first using his left hand.

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Arm wrestling champ John Scowby.

Both men are members of Staveley-based Chesterfield Bad Boys Arm Wrestling Club.

John said: “We’re trained by Alan Greaves and Garry Ricketts, who’ve both won world and national tiles on several occasions, and we’d like to say a big thank you to them.

“Chesterfield is big for arm wrestling champions.”

Councillor Anne-Frances Hayes, who serves Staveley on Derbyshire County Council, said: “This is a fantastic achievement.

John, Wojtek Jablecki and his son Isaac, and Rob Frampton, former Britain’s Strongest Man.

“For John in particular, to get his title after only just over a year in the sport is testament to his hard work and dedication.

“John and the team are brilliant ambassadors for Derbyshire – and excellent, positive role models for young people looking to get into weight-based activities.”

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The event was held at the weekend.