Dave started pulling in 1985 in Stoney Plain Alberta after he saw Tony Senger on the Wild World of Sports t.v program. He then went to a local tournament to watch Tony compete. From there, John Miazdzyk helped to get Dave started and he was hooked. He mainly trained with Bernie Lemay, John Miazdzyk and sometimes Tony Senger.
In 1992 Dave moved to the west coast of BC around the same time as his training partner Bernie. He was thinking about retiring from competing but Keith Koenig of Kelown re-lit the fire to keep Dave motivated. He has been training, reffing and coaching with the Vancouver Armwrestling Club ever since.
height: 5 ft 6"
weight: competed at 154lbs
pulling style: Toproll
Competed or was a referee in the following locations:
Canadian Provinces: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories
US States: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Hawaii
Other: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Curacao, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden
Many time Provincial Champion
Many time National Champion
Many time WAF World Champion
Won the Gold Bear in Russia 5 times
CAWF Master Referee
John Miazdzyk Award Recipient (1991)
Inducted into the BC Armwrestling Association Hall of Fame (2008)
Inducted into the Canadian Armwrestling Federation Hall of Fame (2008)