Arm Wrestling Regulations:-

1. The minimum age required for competing at all ARMSPORTSTV events is 18 years old. Parents must be present to sign permission or have submitted a notarized letter of release.
2. ARMSPORTSTV Events will be double elimination competition, with the exception of the ARMSPORTSTV Super Match Events.
3. ARMSPORTSTV Events will use a minimum of 1 referees per table, with the exception of the ARMSPORTSTV Super Match Events, a minimum of 2 referees per table.
4. ARMSPORTSTV Events will allow 60 seconds total for competitors to arrive at table and attempting to grip (30 seconds to arrive, 30 seconds to grip). Competitors will receive call number one, and then call number two thirty seconds later. Failure to be at the table gripping up within time limit will result in a loss.
5. ARMSPORTSTV Events will run on several tables, with the exception of the ARMSPORTSTV Super Match Events, than one table only.
6. Each weight class will be run until the last four competitors, 2 winners – 2 losers, and then finals run for all classes.
7. No contestant will be matched twice against the same person until the finals 1st-4th. ARMSPORTSTV Super match Championship not included.
8. No weight allowance will be given.
9. All competitors must weigh in order to compete during designated registration times only.
10. Competitors may only wear ARMSPORTSTV approved apparel unless authorized at referee discretion.
11. Competitors may wear wedding rings on their competing hand, at the referee’s discretion.
12. Anyone with long hair will have to have their hair restrained in some fashion. Head bands are permitted but must be turned around backwards.
13. No referee will be allowed to officiate a weight class involving a member of his/her family or team, if another referee is available.
14. Once a referee is on a table, he/she may not be replaced for any match.
15. Only powder or liquid Caulk is permitted.
16. Straps will be used if slip of grip occurs within the “neutral zone” of the table. Neutral zone is determined by using a clock as a guideline – inside 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock is neutral area.
17. Platform shoes only may be used for height compensation in standup ARMSPORTSTV Super match Events, platforms may be used in non-ARMSPORTSTV super matches, but may not be provided.
18. Sportsmanship will prevail; failure to comply will result in a foul or immediate termination from contest.
19. Any individuals ArmSportsTV attempting to alter weight by not following proper weigh in conduct/procedure will be disqualified ArmSportsTV from the event.
20. The referee’s may give a disabled puller some allowances for his handicap
21. You can only pin your opponent on the winning side of the table
22. As with any sport there is an inherent risk participating in the ARMSPORTSTV events and you must protect yourself at all times, if you feel unfit to compete in this event, you must remove yourself for the competition immediately or at referee’s discretion.
23. A pin is when any part of the natural wristline to finger tips, touches or goes below the touch pad. 24. At the end of the match the referee will say “Stop or Match” and indicate the winner by raising his arm towards him/her. Never stop ArmWrestling until referee has stopped the match 25. Referee’s decision will be final at all times


1. Competitors are allowed one minute total to arrive at get grip at the table. Competitors will receive call number one, then call number two thirty seconds later. Failure to report will result in loss.
2. Free hand must be in contact with the peg at all times, unless authorize by referee.
3. Competing elbow must be placed on the elbow pad at all times.
4. Competing elbow must not extend beyond any side of the elbow pad, if the competitor is riding on their triceps or forearm.
5. Thumb knuckles must be showing on competing hands before start of match.
6. Referee must be able to pass closed fist between biceps and forearm of competitor before start of match.
7. Back pressure to the extent that it pulls your opponents arm across the marked center of the table will not be allowed. This infraction will be deemed as a warning.
8. Any two warning will consist of a foul.
9. Competing wrists must be straight before start of match.
10. Gripped hands must be in center of table.
11. A period of 30 seconds will be allowed to grip properly.
12. Referee’s grip must be administered after 30 second time period has lapsed (gripping).
13. No movement will be allowed with elbow, wrist, arm or hand during or immediately following administration of referee’s grip, “unless advised from referee” to start the match. Thumb knuckle must be visible, 1st movement or covering of the thumb knuckle is a warning (during the closing your own hand), fouls will follow after a warning.
14. Referee grip will be administered such as, 14a. Competitor #1 & #2 set your elbow (hands and webbing of thumb must be center of table). 14b. Competitor #1 & #2 set palm to palm (referee shall have hands on back of each hand and will insure the webbing are level and hands are centered, referee will move elbows if needed) 14c Competitor #1 close your thumb, #2 close your thumb, #1 close your hand, #2 close your hand (referee shall have hands on the back of each wrest during this setting)
15. Audible signal given by referee shall be “DON’T MOVE…..GO”
16. Competitors may not use any part of the body to pin their opponent.
17. Competitors may not intentionally slip grips. (example: closing the hand making a fist under your opponents hand or opening your hand creating the slip)
18. Straps will be used if slip of grip occurs within the “neutral zone” of the table. Neutral zone is determined by using a clock as a guideline – inside 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock is neutral area. Outside of neutral zone may be determined as a loss depending on hand/arm position.
19. Competitors may not intentionally attempt to cause a foul for their opponent, i.e. shoving of elbow. 20. No coincidental fouls
21. Any foul and the match is restarted.
22. You must touch any part of the natural wrist line to finger tips, or go below the touch pad to be considered a win or match.
23. Any questionable match if deemed necessary the referee may restart the match
24. During the ARMSPORTSTV Super match Championship the head referee can over ride a decision call based on a conference with the down side referees.

Any two fouls and the competitor loses the match or, only one foul if the competitor is in the losing position Note: Two warnings will equal one foul.

1. Failure to maintain contact of the peg at all times after a warning.
2. Failure to keep competing elbow on the elbow pad during the match.
3. Failure to straighten wrists after 30 second time lapse.
4. Failure to line up in center of table after 30 second time lapse.
5. Movement of Elbow, Wrist, Arm or Hand during or immediately following administration of “referee grip”.
6. Competitor’s shoulder must not cross the “centerline” between pegs during competition.
7. False starts will result in a foul on second and/or third offense. First offense is a warning.
8. Back pressure to the extent that it pulls your opponents arm across the marked center of the table will not be allowed.
9. Intentionally causing a delay in competition.
10. Intentionally pushing of your own hand into an opponents shoulder will result in you getting a FOUL.
11. Competitor’s cannot drop the competing shoulder below the level of the elbow pad when in an neutral or losing position.
12. Competitor cannot use any other part of the body to pin their opponent such as chin, shoulder or head.
13. Competitors must never force their shoulder inwards, ahead of their arm or hand, towards the table and must protect themselves at all times.
14. If a competitor intentionally slips out during the match in a losing position (losing position is determined by being more than 2/3 rd of the way down to the pin pad), the competitor will lose that particular match. Any intentional slip is an automatic FOUL example:
  • you lift your fingers off your opponent’s hand prior to a slippage.
  • you close your fingers as to make a fist inside your opponent’s hand.
  • you’re in break wrist position and you pull your fingers inside your opponents hand, therefore you are unable to hold your grip.
15. Letting go of the peg will result in a warning being called to the offender, without stopping the match. If an advantage is gained prior to re-gripping the peg, the match will be stopped and the offender will be given a foul. Contact with the peg must be above the table. One armed or one hand persons do not have to grip the peg.
16. Foul language, poor sportsmanship or abuse towards an official will result in a FOUL. If it continues, competitor or official will be barred from the tournament​