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Bernie Lemay

Bernie's armwrestling career began in Edmonton in 1983 when he read an ad in the local newspaper about the Western Canadian Championship. He was the best amongst his friends so he thought he'd go and become the Western Canadian Champ. He entered with two of his friends and they all got destroyed. His arm was screwed up for three months after that. His friends both never competed again and he made it his goal to avenge his losses. That's where he met John Miazdzyk and never looked back. He moved to Vancouver in 1992 and got in touch with Dave Hicks and they got back into pulling once Patrick Callan arrived and got everyone re motivated.

Today Bernie resides in Coquitlam where he is still involved with coaching and refereeing whenever possible.


height: 5 ft 11"

weight: competed at 165lbs or 176lbs

pulling style: opposite of his opponent

Competed in the following locations:

Canadian Provinces: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick

US States: Washington, California, Nevada, Illinois, New York

Other: Russia


Many time Provincial Champion

13 time National Champion

Petaluma World Wrist Wrestling Champion

Won the Gold Bear in Russia

Inducted into the BC Armwrestling Association Hall of Fame (2008)

Inducted into the Canadian Armwrestling Federation Hall of Fame (2015)