Always looking, usually available for matches/practice, especially want TRAINING PARTNERS. Open to just about any man who wants to visit to compete &/or learn/teach so read this as an open "CHALLENGE" to you – Want to get that opponent count up to 100 by the end of the year. Got to garner more interest from D.C. area guys, so I have a steady supply of men to wrestle, e.g. 3 to 5 guys a week.. Tell your friends to check me out :)
I'll let the recommendations here, the pics [all but one of the first 12 pics above are 2016-17], and blog entries speak for themselves.
Have floor & wall mats indoors---100 Sq Ft, & ).NOW (4/28) WITH up to 364 SQ FT mat space in back yard for kick butt action (weather permitting) [Dollamur mats]
Available most days.. It's wrestling – not marriage; so I'm open to all (legal) ages; locals/visitors; sizes; races/ethnicities/religions/politics; gay/straight; sex/ no sex; and to all experience levels (adjust to he with the lower level)Be clean, sober, reasonably HWP, & attitude free.
Have done mostly submission; but branching into about anything in gi, both REAL & playful wrestling, promission, light below-neck boxing, rip, & Especially MMA, judo gung-ho to learn, gain experience–want training partners . New guys especially welcome:I will mentor you if you have no experience.
Here to have fun, improve my health, stamina, & strength; be in a brotherhood w fellow wrestlers; skill building; & mentoring –not to injure nor get injured. In so many respects, it is a life extending sport, keeping me young (move aside Methuselah & Jared). . Yet to refuse anyone wanting primarily to wrestle, mma, & similar.
Have plenty of wrestling, judo , mma gear; you can use here if you don't have any. Does anyone wrestle in FULL LEATHERS? If so, I want to meet up as well.
Let's do it! Spruceman (AKA Spruce, the wrestling Yetiman) Planning to resume attending summer & fall Wrestlefests in Indiana, PA
Match structure: Even match, Give and take, Play wrestling, Practicing techniques, Two on one, Workout partner, Outdoors fights, Not interested in cyber, Looking for coach
Specific wrestling styles: Wrestling with body punches, Promission, Folkstyle, Arm wrestling, Mud/oil wrestling
Miscellaneous interests: Massage, I have access to mats, Friendship, Modeling, I'm a heel, Stakes
Fetishes: Don't want sex, Want sex, Wrestle for top, Jackoff, Leather, Boxing gear, Wrestling gear, Naked wrestling, Gut punching, Nipple play, Rip and strip, Muscle worship
I am willing to host.
Take a guy with over 25 years of wrestling experience; add to that the musculature & strength of an ox; add a touch of good wrestling 'aggrotude.' Sum those up, and you have Danny Cedar. He is one tough man to try to handle on the mats. It appears he knows every hold, counter, takedown, and whatever else it takes to wrestle existing within '2000 Light Years from Home.'
He essentially owned me on the mats; and odds are at least 95 out of 100, he'll own you. He a good one to humble you a bit if yur a bit cocky (as I have been lately); and incent you like the proverbial hot place to redouble your efforts to become a better wrestler; so you'll want to try him on down the pike.
On top of all that, he's a friendly, likeable man. Check him out; wrestle him; and you'll find a new friend. His grade is an A plus in my book.
Had a great match with Spruceman, he's a great teacher and a really interesting guy. Amazing shape and could take my hardest punches. I'm a novice in the wrestling department and he pinned me repeatedly but gave me some good tips. He's a great host and an all around nice guy. Limits respected
I hosted DCabspunch in my matroom (4/20/2017) for gutpunching work on each other and a bit of wrestling. The main goal was to have someone here to go at me hard to see how much I can take . Ab punch wise, we probably put in a solid 20 minutes of gloved and bare fisted work having him go full force at me back against the wall mats. He can land good ones when instructed to go full force; so let him know how hard you want it.
We also did a bit of wrestling; as I had offered beforehand to teach him a few techniques. After all, his forte is ab punching; and is in learning mode as far as wrestling is concerned. It took more effort than I had anticipated to take him down to where I wanted to show him a couple things. He is good at avoiding being taken down.
My recommendation is meet up with him if you want (1) to do ab punching with each other (2) to wrestle him and be willing to show him a few wrestling maneuvers or related (3) to meet a really nice guy, who shows up on time and doesn't waste time between showing up and hitting the mats.
Spruceman is a truly great opponent. Had a great time taking it to the mats with him. He is the perfect example of "Never judge a book by it's cover." He is very skilled and strong. Glad to say that made a new friend in the process. Hit him up for a good match.
I second dcgrapler's recommendation in every respect here.***If you want to hit the mats with a big guy whose muscled arms and chest present a challenge in their own right, meet Celticgrapler. He is quite a handful to position where one can get him to tap out. I had my concerns about meeting a guy his mass; but within a few seconds in the house, I sensed this man would be a fun match–and indeed he is. He's strong, has good instincts when trying to take control of the arms, and can literally take one's breath away if he's turned 90 (so you can't roll him), on his toes while on your chest. [after I showed him that move].
More importantly, in my book, is that he's a really nice guy with a cheerful, fun, attitude, and not out to prove anything to anyone. I hope for encores, to work with him and have a fun time. I strongly recommend him
Had a lot of fun.
Spruceman is a lot stronger than he looks.
Would gladly wrestle him again.
Today (4/6/2017), I had the opportunity to wrestle with this new member for his premiere encounter. The session consisted of about 10 starting on the knees, competitive matches, enabling me to point out the rights and wrongs one might expect of a newbie, pointing out where he could have taken advantage of openings I provided.
He is no weakling – quite strong, and is quick to avoid repeating the same mistakes too often. He got me stalemated a couple times, where there was no tapout by either after reasonable time.
Here's the recommendation: He's brand new to both wrestling and the site. As I have said in the past, seek out new guys. Work them–but make them work hard right back against you, with instruction during and between matches. Remind him to trust his instincts, as he has them.
I hope he returns for encores so I can take pride in his progress, as he moves on to stand-up action. I'm looking forward to him bringing that wolf mask (in his picture here) with him for some play wrestling as well :)
I had a great time wrestling and training with Spruceman, and I look forward to doing it again! He's very strong and skilled, and he was kind enough to guide me and teach me new things throughout our session. I highly recommend him!
Dmvboy123 visited (4/2/17) for a mentoring session laced with some competitive action on the mats. This young man is stronger than he looks (good quick-twitch muscle) and fast. Very little past wrestling history, but a quick learner. He has good instincts and will become even better when he trusts those instincts more and do what they tell him. Give him a try, he wants the chances to learn – but don't give him a 'pity match.' Let him have real action and tell him where he's doing things right and otherwise. With mentoring and experience, he is going to be "the skinny kid who taps you out."
Update from my original February 2016 post: So far nobody has taken me up on my $50.00 wager offer. That just shows me that the selfie generation guys on here are smarter than I thought. ;-)
Here's a tip for you. If you think Spruceman is too old or too frail for you, you are in for a surprise. If you are under 210#, and are not a trained MMA fighter or present or former collegiate wrestler, I have $50.00 that says he will kick your ass, and I don't care how old you are. This guy is a poster child for how to stay fit throughout your lifetime.
When I agreed to wrestle him I thought "i'm practically a decade younger, I'm in pretty good shape, he's old and gray, I'll probably have to go easy on him to keep from hurting him. Wrong, wrong, wrong. He's solid muscle, neck to toe. I had no chance against him. Let me tell you I am not a jobber. I like genuine competitive matches and I fully intended to control the match. It didn't take long to realize that wasn't going to happen.
If you are in the Washington DC area and want a real match look him up but be prepared. If you just want to explore a little or whatever tell him so. He's a gentleman and he will adjust his intensity to match your strength and ability.
If you are a cocky 20 or 30 something and think you are tough, I suggest you don't challenge him. I have $50 dollars that says he sends you home with your tail between your legs. If you want to take me up on the wager get in touch with me and I'll tell you how we will set it up so that it keeps us all honest.
Hosted Dan here at the house for the first time. He is a very strong man (not only for his age, but in absolute terms) – keeping himself in really good shape. He knows some rather unbreakable (or requiring brute bust-out strength) holds. We spent a couple hours on the mats doing both submission and exchanging holds. The best thing one can say here about him or anyone else is "I want to wrestle him again and again" – hope and expect that to happen as his schedule permits – especially come spring and there is space in the yard to really go at it with some judo mixed in.
Met Spruceman and another wrestler who was visiting from out of town for an oil match. Great fun-everybody wins when you use oil. Also a great height and weight equalizer. Spruce is a very considerate host, in good shape and very strong. A pleasant afternoon all around.
A real fun guy. Did a three-way oil wrestling match with Speedowrestler and Ctrwash. I understand that Speedo... is mostly into oil recently; and was a perfect mate for my first oil experience. Very thoughtful, as he arrived with oil and plastic to protect my mats downstairs. Check out his profile.
You want a match with an unstoppable bull of a wrestler? Then you've come to the right man. Take my word, and look at Just Dan's recommendation if you want further proof. I'm not the greatest wrestler, but I've met guys equal to or less powerful than I. But holy hell...I was NO MATCH for Spruce! This guy is formidable on the mat. Not only that, he conditions daily with 1000 to 1500 ab crunches, giving him a high-charged and balanced core he uses to the fullest. Age doesn't matter. He can wup anybody. Give him a try and be prepared! He is a great guy, a solid friend. Take him on!
Ctrwash spent several days here at the house on his annual Amtrak trip East; giving me opportunity for several matches – competitive wrestling, gutpunching, and oil wrestling. As to competitive, he put up a great resistance to my takedowns and holds.
As his profile and other recommendations indicate, his forte is the ability to deliver and withstand gut punches. He has one incredibly strong set of abs for withstanding punches – the best I have yet to encounter, and I suspect in the top one-percent of gutpunch recipients on this site. To top things off, I had a threeway-oil wrestling session with him and Speedowrestler, too – my first oil wrestling experience; and he was fun.
Where he is also absolutely stellar, and in the top one-tenth of a percent category. He is one of the most personable, friendly, genuine human beings I have ever met – the kind of person who easily could be a friend for life. Upbeat in all respects and never a discouraging word from him during his entire visit [hopefully only the first of many more.
To sum it up – a solid one-hundred-percent recommendation.
The stars finally aligned for Spruceman and I to meet and so glad we did. Spruceman really impressed me with how strong he was. He had a surprisingly strong neck, hard chest and abdomen, and strong legs for scissors. He was persistent and didn't give up easy neither. When he did get me in a vulnerable position, he took advantage and even got me to tap. Definitely enjoyed rolling around with him for sure. Glad he's local. Outside of the mats, he's a really good guy. I like his energy and personality. All good vibes from him. I'm glad he's local as I can train with him. Definitely recommend him and don't pass him up!
He came by right on time to wrestle with me this evening (2/12/2017); and is one of, if not the strongest men (19" rock hard upper arms) I ever met on the mats. He's new to the site and to wrestling; but he has picked up skills at light-speed. Between his being in the top few percent of men in the strength department, and the rate at which his skill is growing, he will soon be one of the most sought-after men on this site for genuine no-nonsense wrestling.
He is also one of the nicest guys I have ever met, anywhere. Has a great glow to him, as he wrestled down to my level and let me get in a few taps by him; is very safe & sane. I feel very honored to have met him and hope to hit the mats with him again. Honored, too, that he was the very first to wrestle me on my newly expanded mat space.
Spruce man and I met a number of years back. He's a great guy. In awesome shape. Strong and fit and he definitely knows his way around the mats. People that are counting hunt him out because of his age make it a big surprise when you're tapping or napping at his hands. I highly recommend him to you. He's a good guy and flexible and at the end of the day it's all about having fun
What a great man to meet on the mats. Encountered him at Wrestlefests in Indiana, Pennsylvania; and I really enjoyed being on the mats with him. All I can say is that the other guys here who posted recommendations have hit the nail on the head. He handles himself well and can handle you too; as he is strong, skilled, and fast..
Met at the annual Hillside Wrestling Weekend. He was a lot of fun. Skilled in submission; new to pro style. Really had some fun with him on the mats followed by some private horseplay.
Wrestled with Roughmatch some years back at the Hillside wrestling weekend. He is one tough, fast, wrestler, with all kinds of quick moves. He can take it every bit as much as he can dish it out. A really fun guy on the mats and off. Sure hope he can make it my way one of these days for an encore..or two..or three.
Spruceman was a great match, very strong. We wrestled off and on for 3 days, indoors and outdoors. He has great stamina and is tough. I would wrestle him any time.
He visited me back in July 2006. Rassled both here in town and out at the very isolated mountain place in West Virginia. [He was man enough to go out there with me] Spend three days with me and did lots of match and back 'n' forth holds, etc. Shame his work schedule doesn't have him flying all over the country nowadays as it once did. Yes, I'd rassle him again at the drop of a pin if he comes my way again.
*****March 30, 2016 Supplemental. Got word from Terryrassler that he wants to do a 10-year reunion match series both here in town and again up on Spruce Mountain with me this summer over a four-day period – on 200 sq ft of matspace in my gym room, and several outdoor locations there . Looking forward to having a lot of fun smack-dam in the middle of nowhere, where satellite phone is the only viable means of communications. Bring on the fun.
If you're thinking wrestling a 70+ year old will be a cake walk, meet Spruceman. He's a fitness fanatic, still pretty strong, and tenacious. He was quite a handful. Safe, sane, a gracious host. And a fascinating conversationalist. Go for it.
Ironranger was the perfect way to break a five-week famine of getting to do any serious, competitive muscle-building wrestling, get those physically and mentally activating "fight or flight" endorphins flowing, and work muscles in ways that weights and machines don't do.
He is strong, much stronger than suggested in the pictures. Although he said he doesn't have a whole lot of experience, his great wrestling talent must mean he is one of those "naturals" who could sense my next move and counter it. He was in control about 99.7 percent of the encounter; but the workout was, to say the least, exhilarating–all wrestling, all workout, no nonsense.
Additionally, his style is safe, sensible, and respectful of all limits. I could stand to encounter men like ironranger at least a couple times a week, was honored to wrestle with him, and strongly hope for an encore soon.
Great personality and a most highly recommended man to wrestle – consistent with his screen name and with the other recommendations here to the nines.
I am glad Spruceman is back wrestling. He is a super-nice guy and has a great body that puts most 30 yr olds to shame. A workout fanatic that can also wrestle ! We've wrestled quite a few times over the years. I can't wait until our next match...
Great man. He hosted a wrestling club in Washington DC for many years. Super with beginners, works well with guys of all, ages, builds, and experience. You can trust him on do's and don'ts and any limits. A natural teacher, and a good friend. Looking forward to being on the mats with him many times again.
I travelled to Annapolis on four occasions between April 27 and September 15 of 2006 to hit the mats with ringmaster. That was right after I had first taken up the sport and he was recommended to me as someone who is a wrestling expert. I was told truthfully; as he sure let me realize how new I was at it. He has a great setup with a ring in his basement. It was an honor to meet with one of the most experienced wrestlers in the area. Try him. You'll quickly find out your areas which need improving – He is a good coach to meet and have as a friend.
Now that I recently got back into the sport, maybe I should get my butt to the "shores of the Chesapeake Bay" and have this wrestling master apprise me of what my current needs for improvement are. I recommend him highly for both his wrestling skills and his hospitality.
I wrestled Spruceman a few times at Wrestlefest. He was always a tough and safe opponent and quite skilled. He is surprisingly strong!
I hit the mats with wrestlbear on several occasions at those wrestlefests in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He's always willing to wrestle at any time; does NOT have a prima donna attitude some guys have; and is a fun guy to hit the mats with. Recommend him for those wrestling for the first time all the way to those wrestling for decades. He is one really nice, friendly guy, with not as much as a smidgen of negativism.
Wrestled Jerseybearhug several times in the previous decade at his place. He's strong, good on the mats, and a really friendly man. Recommend him for a good rasslin' time be you a beginner or advanced. If I ever get up to Jersey again, I'd sure want to wrestle him again; and he's always welcome here if he's in the neighborhood. If you plan on being in South Jersey, check him out.
Spruceman is a tough opponent. Strong on the mat. Always guy who likes a aggressive match should lock up with Spruce.
It was many years ago that I wrestled hardonthemat in several venues; and I remember he was good then – and have no reason to suspect he hasn't become yet better. He's quick, experienced, and knows his holds and tactics. Don't let his size give you false confidence, lest iit might take a month for the impression of his foot on your butt to fade away.
Just got together with Spruceman and he is one strong, tough guy on the mats, and really knows his wrestling technique. He's also a great guy in general..
Just goes to show you. Age is only a number and doesn't always tell the true story. He'll hold his own against anyone, including guys 1/2 his age.
I'd recommend him.
Great to wrestle with RasslinCub again; as it's been almost a full decade since hitting the mats with him. He was a lot of fun a decade ago, and neither his fun nor his wrestling has abated over that time. A really nice guy who kept at it with me for a full two hours. He's got good strong legs to be a living vise. Time well spent mixing spells of competitive with mutual instructional wrestling. I think once spring comes, and I have more space to move about on mats outdoors, we can have a more competitive go at it, and do some gi work. Hope he returns very soon.
Spruceman is a fantastic wrestling partner. I've known him for about 10 years, and have nothing but the highest opinion of him. Tough, strong, skilled, and a true gentleman off the mat. Very highly recommended.
Boxer VA has been a wrestling buddy of mine for almost a decade. He is skilled, quick, and has great wrestling instinct in that he can sense his opponent's next would-be move and counter it. I recommend this really nice person to anyone from a total newbie to the very experienced. I trust him enough to introduce me a bit to boxing soon (a sport about which I've always had much trepidation). Anyone who knows me regarding boxing would know that is one hulluva lot of trust. Go for it!
Had a wonderful time wrestling this man in his back yard battle ground. Bearhug combat in the barrels was amazing and we drenched in sweat, but neither man would give. Would fight him again in an instant!
Fun guy into long tight bearhugs. We even did a unique thing of standing in two buried barrels and bearhugging, grappling, in the bamboo patch that was in my yard back then. Still have some barrels above ground here for some more barrel-rasslin'