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August 28, 2013

Kentucky Muscle: Grayson brothers headed to arm wrestling championships


Aug. 28, 2013 —

“It takes a lot of devotion. You can't just lift weights and hope you win,” Willie said.

The Gees do lift weights but both are smaller in stature than one might expect. Both have arms more like swimmers than body builders but they have incredible strength.

Willie demonstrates his daily workout as he installs a windshield in an SUV at Green and Sons Auto Glass.

Willie works on the railroad and has a habit of swinging a sledge hammer with one arm instead of two.

“You can work your muscles anywhere,” Benny said. “You don't have to be a body builder to take someone down in a match.”

The Gees expect to face at least 10 competitors at this weekend's event. Both hope to eventually qualify to compete in the Arnold Classic Feb. 27, 2014.

For training purposes, both wrestlers will be accepting challengers next week.

“You don't learn anything from the guys you can beat,” Willie said. “We want to take on people we can learn from.”

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