photo by John Anderson

Best Over-the-Top Sporting Event


The most glamorous ladies’ arm wrestling event you’ll likely ever attend, this annual fundraiser also makes a fine kickoff to the Halloween season, with the entourages and costumes contributing every bit as much as the contest itself – “where the arm wrestling is real and so is the overacting.” Playing the Michael Buffer role (in drag) as emcee at the recent CLAWstin 9 was the ever-lovely Westen Borghesi, who supplements his White Ghost Shivers gig each October by hustling shamelessly for bribe money from eight teams of amazons, guerrillas, pirate/mermaids, and the Notorious RBG. What’s not to love?

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