Please scroll down and read what it is written after the rankings, in order to understand how the rankings work and to see the changelog.
UPDATE (08 March 2018): THE RANKINGS WERE UPDATED CONSIDERING WHAT HAPPENED AT 2018 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge (ACAC), SEE ► RESULTS: 2018 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge (ACAC)
How the rankings work:
These rankings are a mean of 6 different rankings (from 6 voters). Each voter makes his own rankings list. The position of each armwrestler in each list is important because it is used to make a mean.
21 September 2017: The rankings were updated considering what happened at WorldArm 2017, See ► RESULTS: WORLDARM 2017: 39th World Armwrestling Championships 2017 (WAF). This time only 4 voters voted, therefore some changes were made all over the rankings.
25 July 2017: Denis Cyplenkov was removed from the right hand rankings, because he competed last time on 22 July 2016 ► RESULTS: ARMFIGHT #46 VENDETTA ALL STARS, LAS VEGAS, PHOTOS
All armwrestlers who were below Cyplenkov moved one place up. We only show top 20, but the voters vote using a bigger list of armwrestlers.
02 June 2017: New additions: Sasho Andreev, Evgeny Prudnik – left hand; Vitaly Laletin, Sasho Andreev, Evgeny Prudnik – right hand. Some armwrestlers were removed because they didn’t compete for more than 1 year.
10 April 2017: We have 3 new voters: Giorgi Chochia (Georgia), Constantin Mihai (Romania), Ryan Bowen (Australia). Side by side rankings from all the voters (in no particular order) were added.
26 July 2016: Denis Cyplenkov was added to the rankings and other changes were made in the right hand rankings considering the RESULTS: ARMFIGHT #46 VENDETTA ALL STARS, LAS VEGAS, PHOTOS. We have a new voter: Alejandro De Gyves – he is pulling for about 20 years, and he makes the rankings in Mexico.
01 July 2016: In these rankings was taken into consideration the fact that Travis Bagent won over Dave Chaffee (right hand) at WAL Las Vegas 2016 finals.
These rankings will be updated often – after any armwrestling event which change the rankings.
Current voters (04 December 2017): Josh Handeland, Giorgi Chochia, Constantin Mihai, Kevin Wolf, Alper Cosar, Ciprian Valean (in no particular order).
We are still looking for voters, these are the conditions to become a voter in these rankings:
1. You should be following the sport of armwrestling for at least 4-5 years, and other armwrestlers should know you;
2. You should have knowledge of the results from the big armwrestling events, which change the rankings;
3. You should be accepted as voter by the current voters.
Why these new rankings ? After I saw what happened in the WORLD ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS by Votes (where many votes were… not objective), I realized two things: 1. Patriotism is not just a simple word for some voters 🙂 ; 2. The rankings should be made by armwrestlers who really follow this sport and have knowledge about it, but I knew it will not be easy, especially because of the communication issues.
Other rankings / ratings you should check out:
1. Engin Terzi’s rankings ► PAL RANKING