December 8, 2022

Around 30 individuals participated in the arm wrestling event geared towards promotion of the sport and eventually be recognized in the national and international sporting competition.

Arnel Kidweng, one of the event organizers of “Team Builders Events Arm Wrestling”, said they saw the interest of the Cordilleran youth in arm wrestling, thus, their  strength and physical structure is seen as prospective champions in the future.

“Before the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, we were preparing some of the Cordilleran arm wrestlers after plans of including “Arm Wrestling” as one of the sporting events in the Southeast Asian Games,” Kidweng said.

He added plans are geared towards federating about 100 members of the arm wrestling groups in the Cordillera to strengthen its status and develop more youth to be indulge in such sport aside from combat sports.

The first team builders events arm wrestling was held at the Team Builder Gym at Dangwa Square in La Trinidad, Benguet with a theme, “Building a community of strong, fierce, and resilient Igorot Arm Warriors”.

The event was supported by the provincial government of Benguet through Gov. Melchor Diclas and La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda. – Press release