Our very own armwrestling family, the Reagans, on YouTube

Norwalk's "first family of arm wrestling' has made the leap to prime time - almost. A pilot of a reality series based on the Norwalk family was posted on YouTube.com last month. Twenty-one-year-old Boomer Reagan is a prodigy of arm wrestling who has beaten national and world champions. He is ranked highly in both professional and amateur arm wrestling. Last year, Reagan qualified for the 2006 Arnold Scwarzenegger Classic - which arm wrestlers covet more than a world championship title, according to Boomer's father, Willie, a.k.a. Pork.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Norwalk’s “first family of arm wrestling” has made the leap to prime time — almost. A pilot of a reality series based on the Norwalk family was posted on YouTube.com last month.

Twenty-one-year-old Boomer Reagan is a prodigy of arm wrestling who has beaten national and world champions. He is ranked highly in both professional and amateur arm wrestling. Last year, Reagan qualified for the 2006 Arnold Scwarzenegger Classic — which arm wrestlers covet more than a world championship title, according to Boomer’s father, Willie, a.k.a. Pork.

Willie, who is also highly ranked, coaches his son and travels with him to tournaments throughout the country.

Boomer is a member of the Norwalk-based PowerHouse arm Wrestling Team, which includes Willie and others Boomer's age.

The show also features family members, mom Julie and kid sister Kiersten, as well as Boomer’s fiancée, Devon.

The production company, Red Line Films, approached the Reagans after they appeared in an ESPN documentary about various sports called “Timeless.”

Red Line is currently shopping the show to the major networks and they have had some interest, Julie Reagan said. Whether it is actually put on the air, however, is a question of when the networks have the right hole in their schedule. “It could be a month from now. It could be a year from now,” Julie said.

The video can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZucN2WqFXY.

Willie Reagan has a homepage at www.geocities.com/wrphhp/willie.

Editor's Note: Aaron Krause contributed to this story.

Comments

AGonzales (Anon...

I saw the video yesterday. It is really cool and I encourage all Norwalkians to check it out. Hell, it's as good as any of the other reality tv crap out there.

Somebody in thi...

Who the hell are they? The video makes them out to be the most recognized people in town...That's going to tick off Stan.......

American 1st (A...

Sorry, you lost my interest when you said "reality tv". Was Andy Warhol right or what??

Fellow Norwalki...

I watched the video, and I think it is very cool. The Reagans have already put Norwalk on the map, and if the show goes on the air, then Norwalk will be famous. So what if Stan is ticked off. What has he done????????????

Put Norwalk on ...

What about Barnaby? Or Paul Brown? Or Lefty Grove? And don't forget this is the town where "Skreech" came to buy a dog. Oh, but to the six poeple who watched the Arm wrestling competition on ESPN16 now know where Norwalk is....

American 1st (A...

Actually, the track formerly known as Norwalk Raceway Park has put Norwalk on the map in a big way. And let's not forget the "Norwalk Virus".
Has anyone arm wrestled with Stan? :)

smalltowner (An...

I think it was the VFW's "largest " flag that put Norwalk on the map, How appropriate that it is almost the 4th of July and you all forgot about that. Shame on you.