PITTSTON – Diane’s Deli & Internet Café has played its own part in the Pittston Tomato Festival for each of the past 13 years.
The deli has hosted the Arms of Steel Arm Wrestling Championship during that time, each year on the Saturday of the Tomato Festival. This year’s event was the 21st annual, dating back to other venues prior to settling at Diane’s Deli, 206 S. Main St., Pittston. The event took place on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Competition was divided by men and women and into multiple weight classes as well as right-hand and left-hand divisions.
Professional arm wrestling Tom “Nitro” Simko, who coaches a team of arm wrestlers based out of Diane’s Deli, created the event and organizes it each year, helping to draw professional competitors. Simko, of Harding, is a veteran of international competitions in the sport.