Photos By Ben Droz
The DCLAW (DC Lady Arm Wrestlers) “Margaret Thrasher” event slammed down Saturday for its fourth annual battle of the biceps. Combining camp, philanthropy and moderate athleticism, the gals have collectively raised over $50,000 for charity over the years. The money raised from this year’s duel went to benefit Knowledge Commons DC, a free community school.
Amy Smackhouse, a larger, lewder riff on the late Amy Winehouse, conquered as the ultimate victor, edging out fellow competitors including Sailor Slamrock and Jackie O’Nasty, DCLAW’s own first lady of arm wrestling. Costumed entourages and supporters came out to champion their athletes as an official, though highly bribable, ref presided over the eight competitors on the hunt for the coveted title of “Golden Biceps.” Margaret Thrasher herself made an appearance as well because, of course, what all-female arm wrestling competition would be complete without her?