Ryan Espey Jul 23, 2007 17:09:20 GMT -5
Post by Mr. Espey on Jul 23, 2007 17:09:20 GMT -5
Left to right: Keith Koenig, Brian Gabriel, Earl Wilson, Ryan Espey (2006 Canadian Nationals)
Name (First+Last): Ryan Espey
Age or Birthday: July 17, 1976
Profession: Juvenile Counselor at a youth correctional facility. Recently promoted to Case Manager although not full time yet.
Biceps size: XXXL
Forearm size: XXXL
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
2004 John Miazdyk Award
2x WAF Champion - left hand 243 & over
3x Canadian National Champion - left hand 243 & over
1x Canadian National Champion - right hand 243 & over
Several Provincial Championships
World Police & Fire Games Champion - right hand
Several wins at smaller professional events.
Who do you train with/Team name:
Year you started pulling:
I started in June of 1997. My 3rd tournament was 1997 Canadian Nationals where I did not win a single match.
Weight you compete at:
It varies... but usually 325lbs.
Favorite Pulling style:
Toproller / high hooker.
Toughest Match you've pulled:
Michael Todd at the 2007 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge. Anatoly Skodtaev at the 2001 WAF Championships (like 5 minutes). Len Houghton at the 2006 Canadian Nationals. I list these because they were grueling and competitive matches.
Favorite tournament you've attended:
The 2004 Canadian National Championships... because it was my show and I have so many fond memories of a LOT of armwrestlers coming to my little town of Portage la Prairie for the event. It is also where I won the John Miazdyk Award.
- Protein Powders (various kinds)
- Glucosamine Lotion
- Energy Drinks
- Creatine (occasionally)
- Tribulus (occasionally)
Favorite Puller/or somebody you look up to in the sport:
I look up to many. I suppose the guy I enjoy competing against the most is Earl Wilson. There are a lot of great people in this sport. From a fan's perspective I suppose I would choose John Brzenk as a favorite. Oh... and Brian Kehler.
How often do you train:
7 days per week. 2 in the gym, 2 at home (armwrestling specific and elbow flexors, 2 cardio, 1 stability training and bag work (speed & heavy).
Eat well and train smart. Nothing works... all the time. Find what works for you. All of your exercises should make sense when you think about the motion on the table.
Top 3 at 2008 Arnolds. Win 2008 CAWF Nationals and WAF Championships.
Anything you would like to add/statements/comments:
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