The Greensboro Arm Wrestling League (GRAWL) is an all-volunteer fundraising organization that aims to help our community through badass, progressive theatrical events. Our colorful lady and theydy arm wrestlers entertain the crowds while raising money for worthy Greensboro causes — especially nonprofits that serve women and girls.
At GRAWL, we believe that our organization should reflect the community in which we live, and therefore we welcome volunteers of any race, nation of origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women of all physical abilities, transgender women and nonbinary people are invited to wrestle.
GRAWL was founded in 2015 by Rachel Scott, Amanda Lehmert Killian and Meagan Albert. GRAWL is a member of the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLAW), an international coalition of philanthropic female arm wrestling groups.
Since our inaugural 2016 Season, we have raised more than $58,000 for local nonprofits. As part of a national effort of ladies arm wrestling groups, we also collected more than 2,000 feminine hygiene products, which were donated to the Interactive Resource Center and a local Guildford County middle school.
GRAWL is led by member leadership team. Our leadership team members are Amanda Lehmert Killian, Mel Umbarger, Nancy Cravey, James Lyons, Rachel Scott, Whitney Cork and Abby Karp.
GRAWL is proud to have raised money for the following organizations and programs.
2022 & 2021
Youth Focus’s Act Together shelter
Interactive Resource Center
Guilford Green LGBTQ Center
NCCJ’s ANYTOWN program
She ROCKS of the Triad
ARC of Greensboro
Youth Focus’ My Sister Susan’s House
I Am A Queen’s teen conference
Greensboro Mural Project LGBTQ heros mural
Interactive Resource Center
Women’s Resource Center
YWCA of Greensboro
GRAWL is made possible by many individual volunteers, local businesses and artistic professionals who have donated their time, labor and other resources. We would like to especially thank Bob Beshere, Al Schrader, DJ L in Japanese, Oden Brewing Company, Kriss Lowrance Creative, DJ84, Gibb’s Hundred, Geeksboro, graphic designer Tommy Beaver, emcee Matthew Cravey and VanderVeen Photographers for their support.
Want to wrestler or volunteer? Need more information? Email GRAWL.
For media inquiries, please call 336-339-0712.
GRAWL in the News
Here is some news coverage about GRAWL.
“Triad arm wrestlers use biceps and glitter to help nonprofits,” Spectrum News 1
“Talk City Podcast: GRAWL,” Greensboro Television Network, Talk City
“Political Smackdown: ‘Candidates’ Wrestle For A Good Cause,” WFDD
“Women Who Wrestle,” WUNC’s The State of Things
“Fun and Games: GRAWL’s Slamming Satire,” Triad City Beat
“Greensboro Ladies Arm Wrestling League Focused on Helping Community,” WGHP’s “Good for Her” segment
“Greensboro Ladies Arm Wrestle for Charity,” WFMY
“Local Talent: Rachel Scott,” Yes Weekly
“Ladies arm wrestling league hopes to encourage women, raise money for nonprofits,” Go Triad
“Greensboro Arm Wrestling League plans first match,” 1808 magazine