Gallo splits matches
Dan Gallo figured the drop in weight wouldn’t be a problem.
“I had beaten the guy at a higher weight,” the Prince George-based armwrestler says, “so I figured dropping from 180 lb. to 165 wouldn’t make a difference.”
It might have been the drop in weight, or it might have been the number of pulls, but Gallo eventually lost his middleweight right-handed match to Kelly Leitch. The match was one of the headliners on Mayhem, the Western Canadian Armwrestling Championships, held Oct. 20 at West Edmonton Mall.
“I lost to him in the seventh round,” Gallo says. “One of the things was they were only giving you a minute between pulls, and I’m used to having a bit more time to get set up again.”
The loss to Leitch couldn’t overshadow Gallo’s win in the left-handed event against Stephane Heroux.
“I beat him in straight pulls, then had to go right-handed pretty quick.”
Gallo says holding the championships at West Edmonton Mall made it into a real event.
“It was cool. They had entrance music for us and everything.”