REHOBOTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Jerry Cadorette, an arm wrestler who has been competing for over 30 years, can once again call himself the best in the world.
The Rehoboth resident, 49, recently returned from the East vs. West 4 International Arm-Wrestling competition in Turkey, where he defeated Genadi Kvikvinia of the country of Georgia to become world champion. It was his first competition after taking a two-year hiatus.
"There’s no way to really describe it, other than ‘Holy jeez, you’re number one in the world,'" Cadorette told WBZ.
The owner of Camping World of Berkley, Cadorette--nicknamed "Big Daddy"--began arm wrestling training when he was a senior at Attleboro High School.
"I think the cheerleaders probably beat me. Everyone beat me," Cadorette said, reflecting on his arm wrestling skills as a novice. "Now here I am, captain of the football team, track, baseball, right? I’m embarrassed that I got beat by everyone."
Cadorette went on to win his first of many world championships at 23 years old.
"From then on, I had the bullseye on me. I was the person people were chasing," said Cadorette.
With the world title back around his bicep, Cadorette intends to go out on top.
"I want to end my legacy back in the number one spot. End it my way, not let COVID take it out," Cadorette said.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.