I was poised to take the world championship in my weight class, but life has a way of changing your best laid out plans.
I have always been an adventuresome type and when I got into Arm Wrestling, it was just another outlet for my adventuresome spirit; but typical of my character, I wanted to be the best.
My first contest was in 1991 at 155lbs/70kg: This was a BC event and I placed almost last in both right and left arms. I trained hard with the Cranbrook Wrist Wrestling club and in 1994 won the Canadian Wrist Wrestling Championships in Kelowna BC.
It would not be until 2000 that I began to place in the top 3 at the National Armwrestling championships and would not win another Canadian championship until 2015 in the Masters class. I started winning and currently have 9 National Championships and have placed in the top-10 in the WAF World Championships 4-times.
But my biggest achievement by far, however, has been my recovery from three traumatic accidents that have left me with a series of permanent injuries — including a traumatic brain injury.
Height: 6 ft
Weight: Competes at 176lbs – 210lbs
Pulling style: Hook or Toproll
Multiple Provincial Champion
9-time National Champion (Masters class)
2-time North American Champion (1 Open/1 Masters)
John Miazdzyk Award Recipient (2015)
Inducted into the BC Armwrestling Association Hall of Fame (2018)
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Accidents happen... that is why they call them accidents.
I was driving a Toyota Celica and I collided with a car head-on. I had a concussion, broken jaw & cheekbone, lung damage, and my keys went through right knee. My injuries were so severe that they induced a 96-hour coma.
Manure Spreader & Truck Accident
I was a passenger in Ford Ranger p/u that ran into a manure spreader. This happened 5km East of Mission, BC. I had a mild head injury, broken left wrist, broken ball joint in my right hip, and a femoral neck fracture.
Hit by a car
Walking across Knight Street and 54 Ave, struck by a car. I got a severe head injury with an 6-inch laceration on the back of my head and bleeding in the brain. I also had broken bones, including my nose, and lacerations above and below my left eye.
Then I had what is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage — a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain and they induced a coma for 7-days.