Award-winning photographer and BoingBoing pal Clayton Cubitt says:
To get the most from this series recently shot in NYC, smear your upper lip with Ben-Gay and play "Eye of the Tiger" at full volume. "The Big Apple Grapple" International Arm Wrestling Championships, held on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid, shot for The Fader. The ref giving the "thumbs up" in this series is Bobby Buttafuoco, big brother of the infamous Joey. He's evidently the best arm-wrestler in New York City for like 13 years running. He was real nice, but I didn't ask him about Joey because I was worried he'd beat me to a pulp if I did.
Link to Clayton's photo series, Link to the list of contest winners (beware: MIDI soundtrack)
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