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2008 Nova Scotia Provincials - Bridgewater Exhibition

Nova Scotia Arm Wrestling: Shawn Ross and Greg Harnish The 23rd Provincial Championships provided plenty of action at the South Shore Exhibition in Bridgewater. Mark Crouse was the only double champion. The most exciting classes were the left hand lightweight and right hand super heavyweight classes. One of the things that I (Ed) noticed on Saturday was the emotion. The feelings are so apparent when a competitor wins or loses. Whether it's a "favourite to win" taking a loss or that underdog taking a huge win and putting on a great performance, the emotion that is created is truly awesome. Artie MacMaster took the left hand lightweight. This was the largest class with 12 entries. Tim Wrigley was the favourite heading into the championships, but some tough early matches took too much out of him, to give Artie much trouble in the final. Greg Harnish captured his 20th Right Hand Provincial title. Greg had to come off the "B" side after an early loss to Mark MacPhail to come back and beat Shawn Ross twice in the Finals. 2008 Nova Scotia Arm Wrestling Championships

South Shore Exhibition, Bridgewater

Entries: 46

Referees: Rick Pinkney, Wayde Graves, Scott MacInnis

Men's Right 150lbs

Men's Left 165lbs

1.Will Sarty, Sackville

1. Artie MacMaster, Truro

2. Darren Taylor, Middleton

2. Tim Wrigley, Halifax

3. Chris Rafuse, Windsor

3. Scott Johnson, Italy Cross

4. Ed McLellan, Hilden

4 Doug Redden, Dartmouth

5. Terrence Wrigley, Halifax

5 Will Sarty, Sackville

6 Ed McLellan, Hilden

7 Darren Taylor, Middleton

Men's Right 165lbs

8 Terrence Wrigley, Halifax

1. Trever Weatherbee, Stewiacke

9 Brian Coffill, Beaver Bank

2. Artie MacMaster, Truro

10 Vernon Weatherbee, Stewiacke

3. Tim Wrigley, Halifax

11 Chris Rafuse, Windsor

4. Doug Redden, Dartmouth

12 Trever Weatherbee, Stewiacke

5. Brian Coffill, Beaver Bank

6 Scott Johnson, Italy Cross

Men's Left 190lbs

1. Mark Crouse, Beaconsfield

Men's Right 180lbs

2. Ryan Purdy, Halifax

1. Ryan Purdy, Halifax

3. Christopher Scott, Sackville

2. Christopher Scott, Sackville

Men's Left Over 200lbs

Men's Right 200lbs

1. Shawn Ross, Kingston

1. Mark Crouse, Beaconsfield

2. Mark MacPhail, Ben Eoin

2. Chris Scott, Sackville

3. Chris Scott, Sackville

3.Chris Johnson, Italy Cross

4. Shaun Deveau, Dartmouth

4. Mathew Purdy, Malagash

5. Wayde Graves, Bedford

6. Mathew Purdy, Malagash

Right Over 200lbs

7. Gary Laird, Nictaux

1. Greg Harnish, Hubbards

8. Trevor Sanipass, Dartmouth

2. Shawn Ross, Kingston

9. Billy Deveau, Dartmouth

3. Mark MacPhail, Ben Eoin

4 Shaun Deveau, Dartmouth

5 Trevor Sanipass, Dartmouth

360lb Strong Hand Hold

6 Billy Deveau, Dartmouth

1. Mark MacPhail, Ben Eoin - 1.18.5

7 Brad MacDonald, Halifax

2. Ryan Purdy, Halifax – 1.12.

3. Shawn Ross, Kingston – 1.09.3

4. Rick Pinkney, Sackville – 1.02.8


5. Brad MacDonald, Halifax – 59.7

1. Greg Harnish, Hubbards

6. Will Sarty, Sackville – 59.5

2. Ryan Purdy, Halifax

7. Chris Rafuse, Windsor – 48.6

3. Mark Crouse, Beaconsfield

8. Mark Crouse, Beaconsfield – 42.6

4. Trever Weatherbee, Stewiacke

9. Chris Scott, Sackville – 18.4

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