Mich. Girl to Represent U.S in Armwrestling Tourney

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Molly DeJohn is one of the best in the world in the sport of women's armwrestling.

The 14-year-old from Newaygo, Mich., has been selected as one of only two athletes chosen to represent the U.S. in the world championships this year.

"Not many people get to go compete in something so huge, which is just as huge as the Olympics," she said. "It feels pretty good and nerve wrecking at the same time. A lot of pressure."

DeJohn has loved arm wrestling since she was 7 years old, and she has the trophies to prove it. This year, she won the national championship securing her a spot at the world event.

Her dad lost his job a year ago, so the family had to raise the money for the trip. They have been selling candy bars and doing other fund raising efforts to come up with the $2,500 they need in order for DeJohn to attend the tournament.

The DeJohns have started a fund, sanctioned by the U.S. Armwrestling Federation, to raise money for Molly's trip to the world championship in Nevada in early December.

They ask that donations be sent to:

Molly DeJohn World Armwrestling Fund
P.O. Box #214
Newaygo, MI 49337

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