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Bloody Mary takes Punky Bruiser to the mat in championship bout
Aug 31, 2012
Photo by: Ron MacArthur As referee Ami Rae looks on, Peacock Pearl (aka Windsor Allen of Milton) and Rainbow Sprite (aka Maizie Silverman of Lewes) prepare for a first-round bout. Emcee Tim Parrott of Lewes, far right, watches the action.

It's a show, and there's no doubt about that. In the debut bout of the Delaware Arm Wrestling Ladies League, eight wrestlers from Sussex County put their inhibitions aside Aug. 24 at Timothy's Tap House and Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach. As the crowd cheered, the wrestlers raised more than $1,400 for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Delaware and a new DAWLL scholarship.

In the finals, Bloody Mary (aka Alexandra Magee) beat Punky Bruiser (aka Alison Schrader) for the first championship.

Ladies arm wrestling tournaments offer a high-energy show involving antics, spectacles, costumes, burlesque, dance-offs, challenges, humor and hijinks, and at the end of the night, a champion is crowned.

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DAWLL's first event
(Video by: Ron MacArthur)
As the Timothy's crowd goes wild, Mary Tyler Morgue (aka Amy Tootle of Lewes) tries her luck at arm wrestling in a match with Jo Animal (aka JoAnne Poniatowski). (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
There was a little of everything, including a performance by Jessica Wright or Naadirah, during the first Delaware Arm Wrestling Ladies League tournament. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Miss Final Exam (aka Coleen Brittingham of Milford) gets her game face on during a match with Punky Bruiser (aka Alison Schrader of Lewes). (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Bloody Mary (aka Alexandra Magee) celebrates after winning a bout. With her fans screaming in the background, she went on to win the first DAWLL brawl. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Laura Ingalls Gone Wilder (aka Carrie Keane) is ready to wrestle, but she lost in the first round. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Laura Ingalls Gone Wilder (aka Carrie Keane) makes her entrance on a rocking horse pulled by her entourage. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Pretty maids all in a row? Not! Taking part in the first DAWLL tournament are (l-r) Jen White of Lewes, Katrinka Housley of Georgetown, Jaclyn Fenske of Milton and Megan Weber of Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Two world champs grace the stage during the first local arm wrestling tournament. They are Heather Newman of Milton, left, and Andrea Kavanagh of Washington, D.C. The pair tied for the CLAW USA world title in June. Putting the cape on the champs is emcee Jenny Schermund of Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Punky Bruiser (aka Alison Schrader of Lewes) puts the hammer down during her second-round bout. She made it to the finals, losing to Bloody Mary. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
She may be petite, but Peacock Pearl (aka Windsor Allen of Milton)  has arms of steel. Allen was selected as the crowd favorite by raising the most money during the first DAWLL tournament. In the background is emcee Jenny Schermund of Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Getting in on the action, judge Ashley DiMichele of Milton is happy after winning a challenge thumb wrestling bout. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Documenting the action at Timothy's is Nicole Carter. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
They are ready to rumble. Wrestlers Peacock Pearl, left, and Rainbow Sprite, right, ham it up with emcee Jenny Schermund as referee Ami Rae looks on. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Wrestlers lock hands in the first Delaware Arm Wrestling Ladies League tournament Aug. 24 at Timothy's in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
It's official. Emcee Jenny Schermund proclaims Miss Final Exam (aka Coleen Brittingham) as the winner of her bout. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Winner Bloody Mary (aka Alexandra Magee) says it's no problem in her match with Peacock Pearl (aka Windsor Allen). She was right as she went on to win the second-round bout and eventually win the tournament. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
One can only wonder what is going on in her mind as she flashes a smile. Peacock Pearl (aka Windsor Allen) didn't win the tournament, but did raise the most money. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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