If you follow Arm Wrestling and haven’t been living under a rock, then there’s a high chance you would have heard of 6-foot-5 and 270 pound Canadian Devon Larratt.
Hailing from British Columbia, Larratt is one of the greatest Arm Wrestlers of all time. He is also one of the most popular arm wrestlers in the world and can be credited with popularising the sport in many parts of the world.
Devon Larratt started Arm Wrestling when he was in his early teens and it only grew after he joined the Canadian Special Forces at the age of 21. While serving in the military, he was able to train and compete against fellow soldiers as the sport was a common occurrence in the North American military bases.
While serving in the Canadian Special Forces, Devon Larratt toured Afghanistan and was even shot while in duty. Devon Larratt started gaining fame around the late 2000s. He defeated legendary arm wrestler John Brzenk in 2008. His legend kept growing and with it, his popularity started growing as well.
He also holds the record for being the only arm wrestler for being the first man to win world titles in both right and left hand at the same time. While Larratt has won numerous championship, a surgery in his right arm and elbow in 2013 forced him to limit his ability in tournaments as he was only able to compete with his right hand.
Devon Larratt Net Worth
As per StatSmash, Devon Larratt is worth $176,000 as of 2020. Devon Larratt has earned a lot of money competing in Arm Wrestling tournaments around the world. Most popularly he competes at WAL, which had TV deals with ESPN and is currently available on Bleacher Report. Each event costs $2.99 on PPV and globally the league has streaming rights with Fanseat.
Devon Larratt record
Devon Larratt has participated and won numerous tournaments worldwide.
In 2015, Larratt won the WAL’s Left-Arm Heavyweight (196-225lb) title while taking the 3rd place in the Right-Arm. It is important to note that, Larratt won the title in his left arm while recovering from surgery.
In 2016, Larratt successfully defended his WAL Left-Arm title, and also won the WAL Right-Arm Heavyweight championship. The following year, the Canadian successfully defended his world title in both arms.
In 2018, Larratt defeated Jerry Cadorette in a super match at WAL 402. At WAL 406 he lost to Michael Todd in a close match by 3-2 margin. Later that year he lost to Russian superstar Denis Cyplenkov via a 6-0 margin at Vendetta #50 which took place in Zloty Tur, Poland.
2017 – WAL Championships – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Right Hand
2017 – WAL Championships – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Left Hand
2016 – WAL Northern Regionals – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Right Hand
2016 – WAL Northern Regionals – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Left Hand
2016 – WAL Championships – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Right Hand
2016 – WAL Championships – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Left Hand
2015 – WAL Southern Regionals – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Left Hand
2015 – WAL Championships – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Left Hand
2014 – WAL Championships – 1st Place, Heavyweight – Left Hand
Devon Larratt Workout
In 2018, ahead of WAL championships, Devon Larratt made a special appearance on NBA on TNT episode hosted by Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson Jr, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
During the episode, Larratt and Shaq went off at each other, but despite having the weight and size advantage, he was no match for the Canadian. When asked by Shaq, the secret to his dominance, he simply pointed at his pronator teres, a muscle located just below the elbow.
“The pronator is really what starts to set arm wrestlers apart,” Larratt told MensHealth.com in an interview. “It’s your best sword, your best weapon. I can say with 100 percent conviction—you can train your forearms every day, multiple times a day and get fantastic gains.”
1 set, 25 to 50 reps
Standing Cable Wrist Curls
1 set, 25 to 50 reps
Pronation Forearm Flex
1 set, 25 to 50 reps
Pullups with Wrist Engagement
As many reps as possible
Devon Larratt Arm Size
Devon has a 38cm forearm and 43.5cm bicep.