Carl Waitoa: I want to hold a massive Mas-Wrestling International Tournament in New Zealand
All winners of the Mas-Wrestling International Championship arranged within Arnold Classic Australia are citizens of the green continent. They were challenged by the participants of two more countries - New Zealand and Thailand.
Nita Ohara, Queensland, Australia, meat delivery driver for gamekeepers of Australia Meat & Game Company, become the best among women up to 85 kg. Through our website, Nita sends her greetings to our readers and Mas-wrestling fans around the world: “Hi everyone! My name is Nita Ohara. I'm living in Melbourne. I regularly compete as a Strong Women athlete and also in powerlifting. I came to the Arnold Exhibition today to compete in Mas-wrestling, which is the first time I've ever done something like this and I really really enjoyed it. I came well with gold in the 1st place. Carl is an awesome guy and does a great job at promoting the sport. It's definitely something that I'll try again next year and something that I'll add it to my everyday part of training. And just thank you to everyone who is involved and I look forward to seeing you at Arnold's 2019.”
The silver and bronze medals of the championship were won by Rett Dedgwell from Victoria and Luke Macaroni from Queensland, respectively.
Yesterday's winner in the weight category up to 85 kg Sharlene Pini, Samoan descent, born and raised in South Auckland, New Zealand, works at the Ministry of Justice of New Zealand, trains Strong Woman, joined the interview: “Hi my name is Sharlene Pini. I'm from Otara, South Auckland, New Zealand. I've learned about Mas-wrestling through some friends. I currently the Strong Woman. I also work for the New Zealand government. It’s(man-wrestling) a great sport in New Zealand, too. If you ever got to New Zealand to go, it's an amazing place, you'll meet amazing people and you could go to good places. Give the Mas-wrestling a try. Check out the website.”
While concluding the second day of the Mas-wrestling Tournament at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center, Carl Waitoa shared his plans to organize a Mas-wrestling Tournament in New Zealand with the participation of mas-wrestlers from different countries, and before that he asks the International Mas-Wrestling Federation to train local judges and coaches. Our colleague assured to involve a local television company in media coverage of this event.
P.S. We extend our gratitude to Nikolai Artemev for his help in organising the interview and the Kondakov family for assistance during presentation events.