On March 24, 2012, over $3,400 was raised for VOCAL Virginia and Rita the Wrench won the whole thing. She celebrated without shame.
Miller Time struggled with her tiara and Johnny Longarm gave out penalties like they were Skittles.
Billy Hunt was there working on the CLAW movie. Hester Prynne took the popularity award and her entourage escaped captivity and danced like fools.
UPCOMING CLAW.......MARCH 24, 2012
At the BLUE MOON DINER. Gates open at 7pm, wrestling starts at 8pm. $5 at the door. Music from Pantherburn, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb and DJ Western Front. Bring cash. There are ringside seats available. Please contact Malaina Poore at Malaina@VocalVirginia.org (434)243-7878 ext 22 (888)771-2030.
Recently, I asked some CLAW wrastlers what they LOVED about CLAW. Here's what they had to say:
Many thanks to Billy Hunt for the incredible photography here.Bree Luck ("Stiletto Southpaw") What I love about CLAW is: 1. Powerful women raising powerful funding for small, strong organizations that pack a powerful punch for our community. 2. Getting to wrassle with women from all walks of life in Charlottesville. I admire their strength, their style, and their soul. 3. Having the excuse to make the transformation from stressed out mom/schoolmarm to a badass superhero once in a while. 4. It gets me to the gym. Mendy St.Ours ("Tropical Depression"): What I love most is embracing absurdity, hilarity, extremities, and vulgarity for one night every three months. Giving women, who are always the responsible ones, the anchors for the dreamers, the nest-guardians, one night to SSSCCCCRRREEEEAAAAMMMMMMM!!!! Edwina Herring "Jamaican Mafia": I love so many things about it. I like that it combines visceral thrills with theatrical elements... I love the causes they support. Miller Murray Susen ("Miller Time"): I loved when I started wrestling with CLAW that very few people knew who I "really" was, and I could totally escape into a freewheeling, larger-than-my-life alter ego--leave the frantic tedium of housewifery behind for a few supercharged hours. Of course, by now I've been outed as a frumpy housefrau, but the community has grown so close-knit and supportive that I still feel safe acting out and stirring it up. I'm as "sexy" and cuckoo as I wanna be, just for the magical evening. In short, when a CLAW's going on, there's no place in Cville I'd rather be spending time. Tara Bobara ("Pit Bull"): What do I love about CLAW? I love the fact that I can participate in something so simple that raises so much money and consciousness, and does so much good in the community. I love the fact that I can come out and be something that I'm not, and be appreciated in all of my gaudy, contradictory weirdness, just as much as I am appreciated in my real life and my real persona. I love the fact that women are so powerful in so many different ways, and that CLAW is a celebration of all of them. The mental, the physical, the passionate, the creative, the communal forces of divine womanhood are all represented in CLAW. Because it bears repeating: UPCOMING CLAW.......MARCH 24, 2012...at the BLUE MOON DINER. Gates open at 7pm, wrestling starts at 8pm. $5 at the door. Music from Pantherburn, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb and DJ Western Front. Bring cash. There are ringside seats available. Please contact Malaina Poore at Malaina@VocalVirginia.org (434)243-7878 ext 22 (888)771-2030.
In a cave on Mount Ida on the island of Crete, baby Zeus was cared for and protected by a number of divine attendants, including the goat CLAWmalthea ("Nourishing Goddess with Arms"), who fed him with her milk and egg white protein shakes. The suckling future king of the gods had unusual abilities and strength, a deathly stare, and an uncanny way to persuade celebrity judges. While wrestling with his nursemaid (who was a lawyer by day) he "accidentally" broke off one of her horns, which then had the divine power to provide unending nourishment, as the foster mother had done for the small god. This "Horn of Plenty", or CLAWnucopia, as it became known in legend, appears throughout history in times of hunger and thirst, to provide nourishment (and money for non-profits) for all those who exert themselves for others through the divine sport of Arm Wrestling. On Saturday, November 19th, give thanks for the fruits of our labor, align with your favorite wrestler, and dance. Come see your favorite Charlottesville Fundraiser as we gather CLAWbucks for Quality Community Council.