KZMU, Rio host arm-wrestling tourney

KZMU will host an arm-wrestling tournament March 30 at Club Rio. The event, called KLAW or KZMU Ladies (and Lady identifying) Arm Wrestling, “wishes to create a wild and boisterous performance-based competition that is free of judgment and bias,” according to a press release from the radio station. “Our goal is to empower the community, raise funds for community radio in Moab, have a laugh and, of course, arm wrestle.

The event begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, and costs $10 at the door to watch, or $25 to participate. Proceeds will go to KZMU. The tournament will kick off at 9:30 p.m.

Participants that identify as being female can enter. However, “there will be a non-binary finery lightning round kicking off the night that is open to all non-female-identifying folks on a first come, first served basis,” according to the press release. That event will be hosted by guest emcee Emily Niehaus.

The tournament champion will receive a custom trophy and will be carried around the Rio with their victory song in the background. Those placing second, third and people’s choice will receive an award necklace and KZMU surprise.

Participants must be 21 or older and register with KZMU. Costumes and characters are encouraged, complete with stage name and posse.