Filmmaker Scott Sowers is in the works on a documentary film featuring the DC Lady Arm Wrestlers! He's currently trying to raise $2,000 through a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the project.
He's got until June 13 to meet his goal, so if you'd like to see the mugs of some local lady arm wrestlers on the big screen, be sure to donate!
Wearing her trademark pearls, regal air, and a sense of smug accomplishment, DC Lady Arm Wrestlers' newbie Margaret Thrasher dominated the competition in the May 18 bout.
“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman,” Maggie told the crowd as she accepted her medal, the Golden Bicep.
It was a raucous evening, kicking off with an age-old rivalry - the British and the Irish with Maggie first facing off against Sailor Slamrock. But the Iron Lady advanced to the second round, taking on long-time D/CLAW favorite Top Guns.
Also sashaying her way through the ranks to gain entry into the final round was the spicy and spunky crowd favorite Zumbera. The Columbian dancer easily raised collected the most money through bets during the evening - earning her the title of Madame Moneymaker!
Zumbera's shimmy proved too much for both explorer Gnarls Darwin, whom she beat in the prelims, and pop sensation Justine Bieber, who she quashed in the semi finals. Also competing for the first time this bout were Eve Ill - the original sin - and the tart but tangy, Sour Patch Kid.
But at the end, it was Margaret Thrasher's iron fist that won. And as always, the ladies of D/CLAW racked in some serious dough for charity. The evening's beneficiary was the Noble Argus Foundation, which supports the families of Special Operations members.
Over all, more than $3,200 was raised through tickets sales to the event and bets placed on the eight competing wrestlers. A tremendous night overall!
The DC Lady Arm Wrestlers' next bout is May 18 and the mayhem is already brewing!
Expect the same great action as eight lady arm wrestlers will test their might. This time they will be fueled with a little liquid courage, courtesy of Sailor Jerry.
And seeing as May 18 is Armed Forces Day, the ever patriotic D/CLAW crew will be raising money for the Noble Argus Foundation, a local non-profit group that provides financial and educational support for the families of military organization's Special Operations members.
Both VIP and general admission tickets are available for advance purchase. D/CLAW suggests buying early as the classy dames from DC Rollergirls will be joining us for an after party following their afternoon bouts.
When: May 18, Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Penn Social
801 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
DC Lady Arm Wrestlers newbie Shirley Temper flexed her might and won the coveted Golden Bicep honor at Saturday's match up!
And as the packed house threw down bets on all eight ladies, D/CLAW was able to collect $5,700 for our charity of the evening - Critical Exposure. For more on the great work that they do with young people in the District, check out their website.
Shirley's temper must have given her an edge, she beat out both The Shutter and the Russian Hammer in early rounds before taking on veteran wrestler Ohio Hacksaw in the finals!
Join the DC Lady Arm Wrestlers for our next bout on Feb. 23 at Penn Social!
On the line up we've got a fresh batch of new wrestlers and a couple veteran favorites. On Saturday expect to be wowed by the strength and hilarity of:
The DC Lady Arm Wrestlers have thrown their weight around for numerous local charities over the last several years. Each bout has brought in thousands of dollars for worthy causes. So as D/CLAW gears up for its next event on February 23, we thought we'd share a tally of the heavy lifting we've done so far:
1: raised $1,450 for DC's House of Ruth, a domestic violence shelter.
2: raised $2,900 for the Service Women's Action Network, an advocate group for military women.
D/CLAW 3: raised $4,100 for Fisher House Foundation, a home away from home for
loved ones of troops being treated a military hospitals.
D/CLAW 4: raised $3,300 for N Street Village, a shelter for homeless women in DC.
D/CLAW 5: raised $4,500 for Community Forklift, a nonprofit offering green-friendly, salvaged and low cost building materials.
D/CLAW 6: raised $5,000 for renovations at American Legion Post 8.
D/CLAW 7: raised $3,500 for DC Firefighters Burn
Foundation, which went to send local kids burned in fires to Children's Burn Camp.
D/CLAW 8: raised $3,800 for The Aleethia Foundation, which provides Friday Night dinner for
injured troops being treated at local military hospitals.
9: raised $6,100 for Miriam's Kitchen, which provides meals and other support to the homeless in DC.
That's more than $34,000 that went toward local charities in the DC area!
Next up is Critical Exposure, a DC nonprofit that teaches young people to use photography and their own voices to become advocates for school reform and social change. How much can you help us raise?
Click here to purchase an advance ticket to the February 23 bout.
Swooping into the match like a kamikaze swan, the Treacherous Tutu triumphed over newcomer Paula Bunyan to win the bout!
Congrats Tutu! And thanks to Jason Dixson from Brightest Young Things for the photos. There are plenty more to come.
But even better news, D/CLAW raised more than $6,100 last night for Miriam's Kitchen! That translates into more than 6,000 meals that this charity will now be able to serve!
All money raised came directly from entry fees for the match, bets placed on the eight wrestlers, and a few special auctions - including a date with three lovely swans from Tutu's gaggle that went for $300 and a binder full of D/CLAW women that went for $600!
At the end of the night, every D/CLAW wrestler in the house autographed their photo in the binder for the lucky winner. What a keepsake!