The U.S. Armwrestling Federation 2008 Unified National Championship will be held Aug. 1-3 in Salt Lake City at the Red Lion Hotel. This is the only qualifying tournament and will bring armwrestlers from all over the country.

First- and second-place finishers in each division will earn spots on the U.S. team at the World Armwrestling Federation World Championships later this year. Divisions for both men and women are Senior (Open), Junior (under 18), Disabled, Master (over 40), Grand Master (over 50), and for the first time Sub-Junior (under 12) will compete.

"Utah has always been admired by the armwrestling world because the greatest armwrestler in the world, John Brzenk, lives in Utah," said Bill Collins, USAF. Other armwrestling world champions living in Utah are Bob Brown and Kevin Bongard.