Rutgers’ Students Defeat Penn State Students in Coed Arm Wrestling Semifinals

Syracuse U. Students Face UConn Students in Final Round of Semifinals May 20 on ESPNU
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James Warta (left) of Penn State takes on Marinos Pylarinos from Rutgers
James Warta (left) of Penn State takes on Marinos Pylarinos from Rutgers
NEW YORK - May 16, 2014 - PRLog -- In the first ever coed Collegiate Arm Wrestling League Championships, students from Rutgers defeated students from Penn State 80-30 in fast-paced, exciting matches televised on ESPNU. James Warta from Penn State won three of his four matches as did Marinos Pylarinos, a junior at Rutgers University. Rutgers’ students Miranda Previte and Elizabeth Osborne piled up the points for their team known as Jersey Notorious ARM with Miranda winning all four of her matches and Elizabeth winning 3 out of 4 matches. Each match is worth five points.

Going into the triple bonus round where the teams can win 30 points, Rutgers students were leading 50-30. In the bonus round each team selects its best male and female arm wrestler to represent them. Jersey Notorious ARM selected Marino's Pylarinos and Miranda Previte while the Penn State (Penn Pride) students selected James Warta and Mary Haskins. In an exciting finish both Marino's and Miranda won their bonus-round matches, and the students from Rutgers moved on to the finals to be aired on ESPN U May 27 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. Rutgers students will play the winner of the match between the students of UConn (The Connecticut Wrecking Crew) and Syracuse Students (New York Crush) to be aired 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 20 on ESPNU.

Calling the action for the College Arm Wrestling League Championship are veteran ESPN announcers, Noah Coslov and Tara Petrolino who are joined by co-host “IMPACT WRESTLING” superstar and five-time CBS “Big Brother” star, Jessie Godderz, known to his fans as Mr. PEC-Tacular, interviewing student arm wrestlers on the sidelines following matches. Four-time World Arm Wrestling Champion for Team U.S.A. and well-respected Arm Wrestling Referee, Jim Bryan controls the action at the arm wrestling table for the College Arm Wrestling Championship.

Arm wrestlers from Rutgers University:  Joshua Hong, senior from Emerson, New Jersey; Elizabeth Osborn, junior from Dunellen, New Jersey; Miranda Previte, junior from Morristown, New Jersey; Marinos Pylarinos a junior from Springfield, New Jersey; Eric Simpkins, Jr., a junior from Upper Deerfield, New Jersey and Nicole Schlobach, a junior from Edgewater, New Jersey.

Arm wrestlers from Penn State University:  Moyo Akinade, a junior from Atlanta; Marley Akonnor, a senior from Manhattan, New York; Emily Burke, a senior from Andover, Massachusetts; Mary Hankins, a junior from King George, Virginia; Daniela Pazmino, a senior form West Windsor, New Jersey and James Warta, a sophomore from Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

About  NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS:  NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS is a New York-based full-service company dedicated to producing high quality, original television, Internet, video and live theatrical shows. In addition to “CAWL to Arms” College Arm Wrestling, NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS is in post-production on its first scripted dramedy “Tainted Dreams.” For information on NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS, visit, and for more information on “CAWL to Arms” College Arm Wrestling League visit

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