Welcome to COUNTRY’S CORNER. This is a place where you will find the FEATURED ATHLETE of the month.
I had the privilage of interviewing the one and only Craig “ The Disciple” Soubliere!
FYI for future reference, if you are about to take this guy on at the table you need to do three things first.
1. Buy the COUNTRY CRUSH or MONSTER CRUSH!
2. Eat all the Wheaties you can!
3. Train till you cant train any more!
Q & A session with Craig Soubliere
Q: How long have you been armwrestling?
A: I started in December of 2012. So just a little over two years.
Q: Where do you see yourself in two years?
A: Good question. As for armwrestling, my goal is to be on the elite level. I would like to win a national title, maybe even get the sport out there more by getting a big sponsor and show the world that armwrestling is the greatest sport on the planet.
(Soubliere and Dan Martin)
Q: Who got you into the sport of armwrestling?
A: I retired from bodybuilding November of 2012. I decided that I needed another sport to compete in, so I wanted to try armwrestling. Like everyone, I armwrestled as a young kid but never really got into it seriously. It’s kind of funny, because 31 years ago when I got into weight training I did it to get stronger at armwrestling. Funny how that all worked out!
Q: To date who would you say has given the disciple the toughest match of your career?
A: My toughest match was against Stump Burton.
Q: What is the best advice you would give to a new puller?
A: The best advice to a new puller is to stick with it. There’s alot of pain in the first couple of years but once you go through that the sport is truly amazing, and it gives you the opportunity to travel and meet some wonderful people and meet some really great athletes.
Q: What does your family think about armwrestling?
A: My family thinks it’s pretty cool. My wife, Sara.. she supports me and is always there for me during my events. She likes it better than bodybuilding!
(Soubliere and his wife Sara)
Q: You are host of the nation’s premiere armwrestling radio show. How long have you been doing that?
A: It will be two years this June.
Q: Have any kids?
A: Nope. No kids.
Q: What armwrestler, new or old, has inspired you the most?
A: I would have to say Devon Larratt. His passion and love for the sport of armwrestling is truly awesome.
Well there you have it! A little glance at COUNTRY’S CORNER’S first Armwrestler of the month, Craig “ The Disciple” Soubliere. Tune into his radio show ARMWRESTLING NATION RADIO on mondays at 8 p.m. est!
(Craig Soubliere and Dicky Spiroff)