Though arm wrestling may not be the most popular sport, it definitely has its loyal following of fans and deserves some recognition for the best arm wrestling champions.
1. Levan Saginashvili – Georgia
Levan Saginashvili is a bodybuilder and football player turned arm wrestler, convinced by his weightlifting trainer that he had the perfect hands for art wrestling. He went on to win the 2014 Georgian National Arm-wrestling Championship and secured gold in both hand categories in the 110kg group.
2. Devon Larratt – Canada
Devon Larratt was once a Canadian special forces officer. He credits this journey for giving him the skills he needed to compete in arm wrestling. He is WAL Heavyweight Champion for both arms.
3. Vitaly Laletin – Russia
Vitaly Laletin is a five-time Russian Champion, seven-time European Champion, and seven-time World Champion in both arm divisions.
4. Krasimir Kostadinov – Bulgaria
Krasimir Kostadinov has always been an arm wrestler, having a love for the sport since a young age. He is a multi-time European and World Heavyweight Champion in both arm categories.
5. Michael Todd – USA
Michael Todd, an American personal trainer, has not only collected 23 world titles, but he also owns a body transformation business. He has 26 National Heavyweight titles in both arm categories.
Michael Todd’s wife, Rebecca Todd, is also a 7 time National Women’s Arm-wrestling Champion, and her son is also a 7 time champion in his own right.
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6. Dmitry Silaev – Russia
Dmitry Silaev is categorized into the Super Heavyweight division and holds bragging rights to many left and right arm wins in the Professional Armwrestling World Cup.
7. Jerry Cadorette – USA
Jerry Cadorette, an ex-college and semi-pro football player, not only has Heavyweight right and left WAL Championship titles but also owns a successful car dealership.
8. Dave Chafee – USA
Dave Chafee is a Maximum Security Corrections Officer by day and pro arm wrestler by night. He claimed multiple WAL Super Heavyweight Championships in both arm categories. Recognized by arm wrestlers around the world for his calm demeanor during a match and superb pulling skills, his unique technique has earned him respect as one of the best arm wrestlers around the globe.
9. Alizhan Muratov – Kazakhstan
Unlike most of the wrestlers on this list, Muratov has received most recognition on just one arm. He won the middleweight Champion of the Arm-wrestling World Cup in 2018 in the left hand category.
10. Aleksandr “Schoolboy” Beziazykov – Russia
Aleksandr “Schoolboy” Beziazykov is perhaps the biggest name on this list, known far and wide for his YouTube channel. He gained a lot of popularity for his Octover 2020 for his match against fellow Youtube personality and powerlifter, Larry Wheels. Aleksandr “Schoolboy” Beziazykov won the match.
Beziazykov is currently considered one of the top young prospects in arm wrestling, currently ranked #2 in the Unified Ratings of Professional Arm-wrestling in the heavyweight division with just his right hand.
When was the last time you arm wrestled?
- 1 1. Levan Saginashvili – Georgia
- 2 2. Devon Larratt – Canada
- 3 3. Vitaly Laletin – Russia
- 4 4. Krasimir Kostadinov – Bulgaria
- 5 5. Michael Todd – USA
- 6 5 More of the Best Arm Wrestling Champions in the World Right Now
- 7 6. Dmitry Silaev – Russia
- 8 7. Jerry Cadorette – USA
- 9 8. Dave Chafee – USA
- 10 9. Alizhan Muratov – Kazakhstan
- 11 10. Aleksandr “Schoolboy” Beziazykov – Russia
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