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Dave Hicks

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, Romania, 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)