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  1. When I was first learning to wrestle, I came across the Carl Adams Instructional VHS tapes from the 80's...man, I must have watched those things a thousand times. I have seen Carl as an instructor several times in the last 20 years, and I have to say that in addition to being a great competitor, he is an equally skilled teacher/clinician.
  2. I would have thought the same, but the TIME magazine article on Chechen wrestlers (posted a few weeks back) stated that Adam is very religious and fundamentally against alcohol consumption. *On a side note, is Jake Varner LDS or another religion that is opposed to drinking?
  3. Well, that will teach me to believe the internet :oops:
  4. Ruffalo certainly has the chest hair for the part, if nothing else. I just hope that whatever wrestling they do show isn't as bad as what Ashton Kutcher did in his movie where he was an Iowa wrestler. His skills, especially for a former wrestler, left a whole lot to be desired. Ruffalo was a high school state champ in VA: http://movies.yahoo.com/person/mark-ruf ... raphy.html
  5. Good choice for Dave...I believe Ruffalo wrestled back in the day as well...wanna say he was a state champ.
  6. Unfortunately, a singlet is just about as off-putting to potential wrestlers as a sports bra (no disrespect intended to female wrestlers). What I am advocating is not the demise of the original singlet but rather the "option" for high school athletes to wear a 2-piece.
  7. "1) From a skin infection reason. The more coverage on the body the better. I think we should have leg tights again to prevent infections." Had not thought about hygiene as a reason, but with the current severe strands of MRSA making its way through in the wrestling community, this may be the best reason for a 2-piece yet.
  8. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX_awxFivIw&feature=related Hope this link works, but here is what I am thinking as far as a 2-piece. www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Ujz5sCS3k Here is what Mad Mardigan is proposing (Rash Guards and Board Shorts). Board Shorts are not bad and they are used in grappling competition successfully, but I agree that someone will complain about grabbing/fingers getting caught.
  9. In my opinion, the option for a 2 piece singlet (UA style shirt/shorts) at the high school level is the #1 thing we can do to attract new wrestlers. Drawing the parallels between wrestling and other sports, kids see football players like TO , Ocho Cinco and Ray Lewis at training camp in UA tops/shorts. Additionally GSP and other professional mixed martial artists are all over advertisements wearing UA style attire. With USA Wrestling's new football/wrestling campaign and the massive amount of former wrestlers entering MMA, what better way to visually display those similarities to kids that want to look like their idols. Like it or not, prospective wrestlers are not over joyed at the thought of wearing a singlet... HOWEVER, once they are hooked on the sport, they may come to realize that a 1-piece is more functional/easy to keep track of. The point is if we do not allow for this simple option, we are missing out on a tremendous amount of potential athletes. *I wonder if anyone has ever thought of suggesting just the compression shorts as a uniform (like they wore way back in the day)? Swim teams wear speedos, so I don't think it would be too over the top. Would there be any functionality reason to prevent it?
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