Wharf Rat Arm Wrestling

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on August 31, 2014
Wharf Rat Rally Arm Wrestling

Published on 31 August 2014

<p>Digby’s Phil Carty celebrates his first ever victory over PEI MLA and former World Champion Charlie McGeoghegan.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Phil Carty beat Charlie McGeoghegan 2-0 in their first match with the right hand final but then lost to him in the RH final.</p>

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Wharf Rat Rally Arm Wrestling

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<p>Phil Carty accepts congratulations from his mother and father.</p>

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<p>Phil Carty in the hook against Wayde Graves of Bedford.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Phil Carty pulls against Charlie McGeoghegan of PEI.</p>

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<p>The strain shows on Phil Carty’s face as he pulls against Wayde Graves of Bedford.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Phil Carty has the strength but PEI’s Pat McGeoghegan has the technique and experience.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Phil Carty struggles to hang on against Toronto’s Dave Drumm.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Phil Carty struggles to hang on against Toronto’s Dave Drumm.</p>

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<p>Grip.</p>

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<p>An arm wrestle.</p>

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<p>Wayde Graves of Bedford concentrates on pinning Dave Drumm’s wrist.</p>

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<p>Dave Drumm of Ontario holds on against Wayde Graves of Bedford.</p>

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The hometown favourite won some big matches and lost some at the Wharf Rat Rally Arm Wrestling elite round robin.

But still it was a treat for the people of Digby to watch and cheer for Phil Carty as he competed on the Digby waterfront Saturday, Aug. 30.

Carty won silver with his right hand and failed to medal with his left, which he injured last year while scallop fishing.

“It’s obvious I have some more working out to do with my left,” said Carty. “It still tires quickly.”

Carty was happiest about an early victory against former world champion Charlie McGeoghegan of PEI.

“That’s the first time I ever beat him so that’s my highlight,” said Carty.

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Results

Entries: 54

Referees: Shawn Ross, Mark Crouse, Wayde Graves, Rick Pinkney

Amateur Classes

Right 154lbs

1. Andrew Duncanson, Yarmouth

2. Donavon Crouse, Beaconsfield

Right 176lbs

1. Jeff McBride, Digby

2. Jake Selig, Cornwallis

3. Jon Hannam, Cornwallis

Right 198lbs

1. Dwayne Carty, Digby

2. Jon Hannam, Cornwallis

3. Chris Wagner, Digby

4. Barry MacDonald, Charlottetown PEI

5. Jose Pinto Jr., Greenwood

6. Garry Laird, Bridgetown

Right Open

1. Kendall MacDonald, Charlottetown PEI

2. Ron Morehouse, Digby

3. Lucas Latham, Sable River

4. Chris Harper, Tignish, PEI

5. Kenny Snow, Truro

Ladies Right Open

1. Melissa Louvelle, Porter’s Lake

2. Holly Bagwell, Digby

3. Andrea Timmons, Pleasant Bay

Left 176lbs

1. Jeff McBride, Digby

2. Jake Selig, Cornwallis

3. Donavon Crouse, Beaconsfield

4. Andrew Duncanson, Yarmouth

Left Over 176lbs

1. Ron Morehouse, Digby

2. Kenny Snow, Truro

3. Barry MacDonald, Charlottetown PEI

4. Lucas Latham, Sable River

5. Dwayne Carty, Digby

6. Kendall MacDonald, Charlottetown PEI

7. Jesse Snow, Truro

8. .Garry Laird, Bridgetown

9. Jose Pinto Jr., Greenwood

Ladies Left Open

1. Melissa Louvelle, Porter’s Lake

2. Holly Bagwell, Digby

Challenge Matches

Right Hand

Will Sarty defeats Brett MacDonald

4-2

Mark Crouse defeats Jim McGeoghegan

4-0

Shawn Ross defeats Charlie McGeoghegan

4-0

Left Hand

Will Sarty defeats Brett MacDonald

4-0

Jim McGeoghegan defeats Mark Crouse

4-0

Round Robin

Right Hand

1. Charlie McGeoghegan 2-1

2. Phil Carty 2-1

3. Wayde Graves 2-1

4. Dave Drumm 0-3

Left Hand

1. Charlie McGeoghegan 5-0

2. Pat McGeoghegan - 4-1

3. Randy Snow 3-2

4. Dave Drumm - 3-2

5. Phil Carty, 1-4

6. Wayde Graves, 0-6