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Ben Frenette
Weight Class 0-154
Buxton, ME
Birthday December 7, 1955

When was your first tourney & how did you do?
My first tourney was in 1982 at Surf-Six in Old Orchard Beach.  It was right on the beach with a sit-down table.  I took home 1st place..

What is your most memorable tourney?
The AAA 2003 Addison County Fair in Vermont.  There were 22 entries in my class.  I left undefeated with  and won 2 jackets for Right & Left Hand. 

Training tips:
Armwrestle often.  Keep a dumbbell in your livingroom to have it handy, and do chin-ups.

Any unique training methods?
I still climb a rope that is 25' long & thick in diameter.

Nationals or Worlds experience?
I took 4th place in the Sit-Down Nationals in 1988 at Oglebay Park in West Virginia. 

Other comments:
I like State Championships tournaments.  You get to meet the local armwrestlers.  I like the comradery among armwrestlers where ever I go.
Norm Devio pulling in the finals at the 2003 NH State Championships.  Norm takes the win.
Marc Gaeta and Ben in the early 80's.
Ben on his Harley