Sunday, June 17, 2012

Women's Arm Wrestling

On Friday night the Community Square was transformed into a wrestling rink with ample room in the parking lot for fans and spectators as the 4th annual Ocracoke Women's Arm Wrestling Tournament kicked off. If I heard correctly, this is the biggest Women's Arm Wrestling Event in the U.S., maybe in the world! The two referees were absolutely serious about the rules.

Twenty-seven ladies participated, many decked out in elaborate costumes that sent fans whooping and hollering as the evening progressed. Ethlyn Bird made the following photos of several of the contestants:

Heather as Miss Scarlet O'Terror

Brooke, Winner of Best Costume

Sister with a Bad Habit Chats with another Contestant
Kim wa on "Cloud Nine"

This year's winner was Eliza, one of our outstanding summer lifeguards. She's petite...but she put the competition away in a jiffy. I am sorry that I don't have her photo to share. However, you can see her this season on the lifeguard stand.We hope none of our readers will need Eliza's services at the beach, but if you do, you can be assured that she is definitely in shape!

What a fun more unique event that sets Ocracoke Island apart from the rest of the world!

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  1. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Hilarious! Thanks for posting, and by the way, happy father's day.

  2. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Oops ... typo ... parking log.

  3. Thanks, Anon 11:12 -- I changed "parking log" to "parking lot."

  4. debbie s.3:21 PM

    Eliza's photo *may* be in the 'Ocracoke Current' - I think they did a story about the lifeguards and had a pic.... We didn't go to the arm wrestling thing, but Tosh tried to get me to participate.

    Maybe if it were thumb wars I'd have given it a go LOLOLOL

    Miss the island already but always there in mind and spirit :) Rachel had a great time on the Ghost Walk and I heard her retelling the stories to Tosh the next day and her friends last night when we got home! :)

  5. You can see a photo of lifeguard Eliza here --

  6. Sundae10:04 AM

    The Ocracoke Current did a story about the Women's Arm Wrestling. Here's the link:

    You can also see many more photos of the event on the Current's facebook page here: