BENDIGO'S Peter Cutting only took up armwrestling 10 months ago, but has been quick to make his mark on the sport.
Armwrestling may not be as mainstream as Aussie Rules, soccer, cricket or tennis, but it's a sport that has given Cutting plenty of enjoyment since he took it up last year.
"It's a fantastic sport and one of the good things about it is there's no egos," Cutting said on Thursday.
"At a competition all the guys are chatting with each other a couple of minutes before we try to rip each other's arm off.
"After you've had a match with someone, you're then chatting with them again afterwards, so it's a really great sport in that regard."
The 33-year-old's next major event is the Australian Armwrestling Federation National Championships being held in Sydney from November 16.
At his debut competition last year, Cutting finished fifth in the heavyweight division (110kg-plus) at the National Championships.
Cutting placed eighth earlier in the year in the armwrestling at Fit Expo, which featured the best competitors from Australia and New Zealand.
And at the recent Victorian Titles, Cutting finished third for both left and right arm, with one of his highlights defeating 160kg John Talo, who had been undefeated last year in left arm.
Cutting - who trains at Feelgood Fitness in Strathdale - is ranked No.13 overall in Australia and No.5 in the heavyweight division.
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