Ryan "the Milkman" Scott has hit the gym ahead of his next challenge.
The Waterloo arm-wrestling athlete is preparing for the 2018 national championships, held by the Australian Arm-wrestling Federation, in South Australia later this year.
“I am ranked second in Australia, number one – Latvian Guntars Baikovs – resides in South Australia and the feeling is the next time I take him on I will beat him,” he said.
“I am training twice a week with weights and twice per week on the arm-wrestling table. There are certain positions I am training in now.”
Winning the national event would qualify Scott for the world arm-wrestling championships in 2019.
Scott recently gained 16 kilograms in his attempt to become Australian super-heavyweight champion.
The arm-wrestler was recently crowned Pound for Pound 2018 right hand – open class champion in Melbourne.
He said he hoped to see Bunbury’s arm-wrestling scene return to its former glory.
“We always welcome newcomers to arm-wrestling,” he said.
“With newcomers, the point that I like to get across is that there are several weight divisions and at the national level there are even more weight divisions.”
Scott is in talks to run an amateurs competition at Collie’s Club Hotel in August, with the event serving as a qualifier for the next WA state titles.