Mark MacPhail, UINR’s forestry guy has a few other talents up his sleeves! Whether those arms are pumped up from his work in the woods or lifting his son, Mark placed first in both the left and right arm competitions in the Canadian Arm Wrestling Championship held in Kelowna, BC.

54Mark, from River Denys, defeated Matt Mask of Alberta in the right arm finals and also took the southpaw finals by beating Tyrrel Jessom of Saskatchewan.

Mark will now compete in the upcoming world championship tournament and says he’s eager to improve on his past results on the global stage. “I’d like to improve on my sixth place finish. That would be ideal for me but, of course, the biggest goal would be to get on the podium. First, second, or third would be pretty awesome at a world event.”

The World Championship is being held in November in Manchester, England.

From UINR Marten – Vol.2. Issue.3 – Autumn 2006