Gateway Armsports

The #1 Armwrestling Team in St. Louis!

Gateway Armsports represents some of the best pullers in the St. Louis area.  Formerly 314 Armsports, the team has expanded to include other parts of eastern Missouri as well as western Illinois and continues to show steady growth and improvement with dedicated training and the consistent addition of new members.  We've finished as the first place team multiple times in different states - most recently at Brewskeez House of Horsepower 2 on April 10, 2021.

Train with Team Gateway!

Gateway Armsports is headquartered South County St. Louis, close to JB Park.  Training on some Thursday and most Sunday afternoons, we have members that also meet at Brewskeez Smokehouse & Music in O'Fallon, MO on Thursday nights and some weekends.  Request to join our private Facebook group or call (314) 266-2662 for more information.

You can also email us at:

HD Ranking System

How we rank our members:


Based loosely off the original idea from Wes Björnsson, our structure follows the belts of BJJ, with the kid's ranks at the amateur level and the adult ranks for pro pullers.

This system gives our members consistent goals to work towards, and a way to tell where they stand in the armwrestling community.  As a member improves, they may receive a double-color rank as they get closer to advancing.

This is obviously a newer concept, so there will be differences between clubs and competitors.  Hopefully this structure, or one that is similar will be accepted throughout the sport to put everyone on the same playing field.  However, at the very least we feel it's a step in the right direction to keep people involved and motivated.

Featuring the Offical U.S. Rankings, you can also find the most complete U.S. event calendar available, updated U.S. team map, you can find a club to train with, event to compete at as well as training information and many different sources for podcasts, videos and more. is Your ULTIMATE Armwrestling Resource.

St. Louis Armwrestlers

A network created on Facebook to centralize local armwrestling events and information.  Be sure to follow our page to stay updated on what's going on throughout the midwest in the sport of armwrestling.  Also on Instagram!

Strongest Badge

An annual BackStoppers benefit presented by High$Dollar Entertainment and held at Paddy O's.  This is St. Louis' premier armwrestling event, featuring nationwide talent, certified referees, custom awards and a Police vs Fire mini-event for first responders.

Entertaining and Supporting St. Louis

High$Dollar Entertainment is dedicated to the production of professional and affordable events. From the promotion to the execution, the quality of a High$Dollar event is something they take pride in.

Now involved in the sport of armwrestling, their focus is to create an unmatched experience for all that attend. Along with their custom tournament software, they have used today's technology to offer paperless registration and have designed some extremely unique awards to provide to the competitors at the top of their game.

Along with creating an amazing experience, their annual Strongest Badge Armwrestling tournament always benefits local first responders as well.


Always Searching for Sponsors!

If you would like to help support the BackStoppers and/or the sport of armwrestling, please reach out to us!  The Strongest Badge is consistently growing and we would love for you to be a part of it.  Contact us at (314) 266-2662 or