Ladies wrestling for charity

Coyote Ugly and Atomic Bong in the semifinals

Women in New York City are claiming arm wrestling for their own and turning it into a unique and entertaining way to fundraise for women’s charities. They have also found it to be an interesting way to approach tough issues including identity and femininity. We attended their first tournament at Union Pool in Williamsburg and talked to one of the founders of the 5 Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling League, Kate McNeely. Check it out:

We also have a video from the championship round:

5BLAW has another event coming up on Saturday, June 11th at The Fifth Estate in Park Slope. For more information about 5BLAW, including how to get involved, visit

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