Chainsaw MaSCARa takes the Title at GCLAW: Rock the Block
Chainsaw MaSCARa defeated Granny Glad-ass in the final round of GCLAW: Rock the Block. Granny Glad-ass took home the Crowd Favorite award and audience members noted that their favorite match-up was the "Granny against Chularama...though not equal in strength, [they] were matched in theatricality."
Other moments featured the Arugulator's Biggest Fan winner Gillian Ellison tossing fresh arugula into the face of Donatella in the first round.
No arms were ripped off at this most recent GCLAW event. However, wrist sprains were present! Little Red Ridin' in the Hood, who was called foul on her "Break-arm position," twisted her wrist a bit too far and noted after the match, "My wrist sprain really showed me that arm wrestlers need to take arm position and safety seriously. It's great fun, but those break-arm rules are no joke."
All in all, GLCAW: Rock the Block was considered an entertainment success, but founder Ellie Costello notes that, "We need to come up with ways to enhance the fundraising piece. We raised about $200 for the Zootown Arts Community Center with this event, which is certainly more than nothing, but hopefully we'll be raising more like $2000 in the future."
Many thanks go out to all the participating arm wrestlers, volunteers, MC Josh Slotnick, Refs Adelaide Every and Shane Rooney, Nurse Ashley Widtfeldt, Photographer Tom Seiler with Slikati photography, DJ Collin from InkMathematics, and Judges Kia Liszak and Ryan Douglas.