Bill Soberanes-- Founder of Competitive Armwrestling
1921-2003

On June 3rd the World lost the founder of organized Armwrestling. 52 years ago Bill Soberanas held the first organized event in Petaluma. In 1962 the World Wristwrestling Championships became a household subject. For 16 years the Championships was televised on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" bringing armwrestling into homes alll over the World. Bill Soberanes passed away in his sleep at the age of 83. Please send an e-mail or card to his wife of many years letting her know how important Bill was to all of us.
 

Jane Soberanes
423 E. Washington St.
Petaluma, Ca. 94952

Bill's Obituary : http://www.arguscourier.com/news/news/obitbill.html
 

Message from Bill's friend and World Wristwrestling Championship partner Dave Devoto: http://www.armwrestling.com/BillSoberanes2.html

                                     

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