Houma duo set to premier; RJ Molinere on The History Channel’s Swamp People

April 12, 2011
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Down in Grand Bois, 500 feet south of the Bourg-Larose Highway, atop a pond nestled in the clearing of woods rests an alligator affectionately named after his aggressive nature. “That’s P—ed Off,” said R.J. Molinere, a Native American, a hunter of alligator for more than three decades and a soon-to-be reality television star, of...

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Joby arm-twists fate to scale new heights

April 9, 2011
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Joby arm-twists fate to scale new heights

Someone had to do it, somebody abled. And there was no doubt in Joby Mathew’s mind that he was the chosen one. The 35-year-old, 3 ft 5 inch tall, 60 per cent differently-abled Joby, who won the World Arm Wrestling Championship in Spain last year competing against able-bodied men, has shouldered a unique responsibility....

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Alabama State Armwrestling Championship, Mobile 2011

April 7, 2011
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Alabama State Armwrestling Championship, Mobile 2011

http://www.facebook.com/armwrestlingnetwork MOBILE, Ala. — Armwrestling is “a physical, one-on-one” sport, said Leonard Harkless, president of the United States Armwrestling Federation, during the Alabama State Armwrestling Championship held March 26, 2011, at Veets Bar & Grill in Mobile, Ala. The event was staged just a few months before the national championship. For the first time,...

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Bakersfield, CA; Arm-wrestling competitors flex muscle

April 7, 2011
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The best of the best in the arm-wrestling world will converge on the city Saturday to see who is the “Baddest Boy in Bakersfield.” The Ninth Annual Ryan Sheets Memorial Arm Wrestling Tournament, which drew more than 100 wrestlers and about 500 spectators last year, is aimed at putting a little sweat equity into...

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RJ Molinere on History Channel’s “Swamp People”

April 4, 2011
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RJ Molinere on History Channel’s “Swamp People”

  Champion ArmWrestler, RJ Molinere appearing on “R.J. Molinere Jr. is a Native American, and he is powerful in both body and spirit. Like his Houmas ancestors, he makes a living off the land, hunting with his son, Jay Paul. R.J. raised Jay Paul to follow in his footsteps—both on and off the swamp....

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Armwrestling was different kind of event

March 26, 2011
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Elaine Blik, Aberdeen’s resident world armwrestling champion, had told me a story last September about how in 1991 she had snapped her arm while competing left-handed. As she explained in detail how the injury occurred and the trauma associated with the injury, I squirmed around a bit. When the NFL shows those bone-breaking replays,...

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