FRONTENAC — For most competitors, it’s about the bragging rights.

For the past three years, local watering hole Shooters Neighborhood Grill And Bar has been carrying on a long-standing Frontenac Homecoming tradition.

It all started around the first homecoming at Bootleggers.

Shooters owner, Jeff Strahan, said the event was incredibly popular so it made sense to continue the tradition. At times, he said there could be 50 people or more crowded around the arm wrestling bench.

He said most people join the event for “bragging rights.”

Frontenac Resident Dennis Bridwell said he’s arm wrestled since the beginning. This year is no exception.

One memory from back in the “old Bootleggers day,” was really intense, he said.

He said Matt Pinamonti went against some big guy and slammed his fist on the table.

This year’s winners are: Perry Davis at lightweight, Kris Nelson at middleweight and Jacob Miller at heavyweight. Kris Nelson won overall.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.