The Seventh Annual Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament, one of Ocracoke’s most unusual and fun fundraisers, is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 18 at the Beachcomber Campground behind the gas station.
Ocracoke’s nonprofit community radio station WOVV 90.1 FM organizes it and is the beneficiary of proceeds. Prizes totaling more than $1,000 in value will be awarded to the top two wrestlers and the top three costumes.
Prize donations have been generously provided by:
Native Son Parasail and Seafood, The Back Porch, The Flying Melon, Thai Moon, Eduardo’s, Jason’s, Zillie’s Pantry, Ocracoke Coffee, Ocracoke Island Golf Carts, Ocracoke Bar and Grill, Ocracoke Texaco, Milk Street Soap, Graffitti Rose, Flavia Burton, Annie Lou Gaskins, Ann Ehringhaus and more.
Contestants are encouraged to have creative names and costumes, and are ballyhooed much like a World Wrestling Event.
Island women and visitors contestants with monikers such as ARM-erican Psycho, Hanna-Belle Lector, Wench Press, Rotator Cuff Reaper, Bobby Knocks Your Socks Off and Nurse Rachet, competed for the top prize, the WOVV Belt, as well as a host of other gifts from island businesses.
Last year, more than 25 wrestlers competed with “Bluebeard” (aka Emily Shaw of Columbia, Conn.) emerging victorious.
Contestants should register before the event at the radio station at Irvin Garrish Highway and British Cemetery Road between the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Saturday. Visit the website at wovv.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 252-928-968.