Event:      Arm-wrestling competition

Date:  Wednesday, January 9, 2013; Thursday, January 10, 2013; Wednesday, January 16, 2013; Thursday, January 17, 2013; Wednesday, January 23, 2013; Thursday, January 24, 2013; Wednesday, January 30, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Friday, February 1, 2013
An arm-wrestling competition for a reality TV show, American Arm Wrestling, and USA championship will be held at The Clubhouse, 2501 53rd Ave., Bettendorf. Registration, weigh-in, and interviews begin at 6 p.m.; competition starts at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. There is a $10 entry fee; free for spectators. There are cash prizes for three men's weight classes, and awards for women competitors. Call (563) 332-1561, see the website, or email for details.

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