Call to Arms: D.C. Ladies’ Arm Wrestling

The D.C. Ladies' Arm Wrestling contingency met up for a bout at the American Legion in Southeast earlier this month, competing for charity and displaying some wicked (although often temporary) tattoos.

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The D.C. Ladies' Arm Wrestling group met up for a bout at the American Legion in Southeast earlier this month, competing for charity and displaying some wicked (albeit, often temporary) tattoos.
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The event -- which benefited N Street Village -- had audience members betting on wrestlers in $1, $5 and $10 increments. The wrestlers’ individual posses asks for bets before each round.
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Princess Lay Ya Down showed off her buns... and guns during a match with Black and Deck Her.
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Their first referee, Phil, made sure all the necessary arm wrestling rules were properly followed during the tournament. Yes, there are rules.
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Not only do refs have to watch the women's arms, they have (or rather, get) to watch their butts, too. The Butt Ref is "in charge of making sure [they] have at least one butt cheek on the chair,” said Patrick McClintock. “I wear a white glove and if I can touch anything, then they’re not breaking any rules.”
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Aussie Osbourne probably didn't even have to open her mouth to intimidate. Her stare alone probably wore down her opponent.
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Black and Deck Her showed she was ready to clean up the competition.
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Bocce Balboa was ready to go the distance.
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This was Rainbow Blight’s first tournament. She got involved through the DJ (named, deliciously, DJ Booger). Naturally, she already had a Rainbow Bright costume in her closet, so the decision to become Rainbow Blight wasn’t too difficult.
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Top three rules for an entourage? “Get bids, wear the right colors or outfits and get bids,” said Amy Clark, one member of Rainbow Blight’s posse. With their bright colors, the Rainbow Blight posse is hard to miss.
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Scarlett O’Scara tells haters to talk to the fan.
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Top Guns feels the need to show off her top guns while her entourage takes bets.
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Rosie the Ravager knows that she can do it!
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Beets for bets! Some entourages even gave out trinkets like glow sticks, or, well, beets, to pump up the crowd and yield more bets.
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Prizes went out to the audience member who bet the most on a particular wrestler. Goodies ranged from a thong to a golden plunger.n“It’s a lot of fun and, even better, a great way to make money for charity," said Mark Gibson, one of Aussie Osbourne’s entourage. "It’s just as crazy as it looks from behind the scenes... and it’s a bunch of fun, zany people raising money for charity. The event has a really great energy to it."
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Even Amy Smackhouse broke out of rehab for this tournament.
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After the wrestling finished, the excitement continued as people danced in anticipation to hear the final tally. The event made $3,340! The next match is in September.
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Scarlett O’Scara left the other wrestlers in the dust and won the Golden Bicep.
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