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County’s Troy Eaton inducted into Arm Wrestling Hall of Fame

Michael MacInally with John (Jack) McAlpine and the County’s Troy Eaton. – photos contributed

By Olivia Timm
Three members of the Picton Arm Wrestling Club (PAWC) brought home six medals from the Canadian Arm Wrestling Championships hosted in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – and one was inducted into the national hall of fame.

Club members Troy Eaton, John “Jack” McAlpine and Michael MacInally competed and represented PAWC and Team Ontario, each bringing home gold medals over the Canada Day weekend.

Prince Edward County’s own Troy Eaton was inducted into the Canadian Arm Wrestling Hall of Fame, a highlight of a successful career in arm wrestling, which has included several provincial and national titles as well as his first world title in 2022. The 56-year-old won the Grand Masters right-handed 86-kg class at the world championships in Dieppe, France.

“This is a huge honour for me,” Eaton said. “Follow your passions and work hard at them and great things will come “

Eaton is a teacher, mentor and coach and has been the recipient of many notable awards with the most recent being the Black Spike award and The Murray Park award.

Eaton competed Saturday, July 1 in the Grand Masters 90 KG class, winning two gold medals and a bronze medal in the open class. McAlpine competed in the Senior Grand Masters Heavy Weight Class and won a gold and silver medal. MacInally pulled in the Youth Under 18 60 KG class placing two gold.

The club, which was founded by Richard Snider and Troy Eaton in 1989, was revitalized two years ago and has 25 members. Eaton noted the club is thrilled to once again to host a Picton Fair Arm Wrestling Tournament for youth at the fairgrounds in September.

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  1. Barb says:

    Congratulations!! That is quite the achievement. It proves hard work does pay off. Keep up the great work and all the best in the future

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