Devon Larratt

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Devon Larratt
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Larratt (right) vs. Taras Ivakin (Vendetta 2006)
Born (1975-04-24) April 24, 1975 (age 45)
Other names"No Limits"
OccupationArm wrestler
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]

Devon "No Limits" Larratt (born 24 April 1975 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional armwrestler.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Larratt's interest in armwrestling began in the early teens. After joining the Canadian Special Forces at the age of 21, where he served for 16 years, Larratt still managed to train and compete, and credits the experience gained at different military bases as a large part of his success.[3] In 2013, Larratt underwent surgery on his right arm and elbow, forcing him to compete left-handed only. He underwent the same surgery on his left elbow in 2016, but was able to recover much faster, being able to win the World Armwrestling League (WAL) with that arm in the same year.[4]

Larratt is notable for defeating, in 2008, legendary armwrestler John Brzenk.[5] He is also the first armwrestler to gain world championship titles in both right and left hand at the same time. In 2015, Larratt won the WAL Left-Arm Heavyweight (196–225 lb) title. He also took third place in the Right-Arm.[6] In 2016, Larratt successfully defended his WAL Left-Arm title, and also won the WAL Right-Arm Heavyweight championship claiming two "hammers".[7] In 2017 he repeated this result by winning the WAL Championships again, in both the Right-Arm Heavyweight and Left-Arm Heavyweight categories.[8] In 2018 he lost the WAL Championship Right-Arm Super Heavyweights final against Michael Todd. Later that year, during Armfight 50, he lost a left-hand match-up against Denis Cyplenkov 0–6. Devon Larratt weighed 268 lb going into his match against Dave Chaffee, which he won 3–1. In 2019, Larratt arm wrestled Wagner Bortolato (Brazilian professional armwrestler) at WAL 506, convincingly winning 3-1 (in a best out of 5 format).[9] During the event Larratt weighed in at an all time heaviest 277 lb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devon Larratt Profile". walunderground.com. Retrieved 2018-10-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Devon Larratt". armwrestlersonly.blogspot.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Arms and the man: Devon Larratt is set to take on the world of pro arm wrestling". Ottawa Citizen. 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Devon Larratt - Facebook". facebook.com.
  5. ^ Tomás Emilio Silva Ebensperger (11 May 2009). "DEVON LARRATT vs JOHN BRZENK (6 - 0)" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "World Armwrestling League - Competitors". walunderground.com.
  7. ^ "World Armwrestling League - News". walunderground.com.
  8. ^ Louis Cyphre (9 July 2017). "Devon larratt Wins 2017 WAL L&R" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Bleacher Report Live (26 September 2019). "Devon Larratt vs. Wagner Bortolato: WAL 506 (FULL MATCH)" – via YouTube.