ATTN if any MAL attendees are into wrestling, and staying in town a few extra days, I'm still available across the river in Arlington. Have mats. Anyone in town assd with that "other event" this week –pro or con– also welcome to come wrestle, sans politics.
Anyone want to come over, wrestle, and do the verification process together? Might be one way to get someone to come wrestle with me. I also welcome newbies (or not so new) who genuinely want to wrestle for at least an hour for his first match report.
I'll let the recommendations here and the pics [all but one are 2016] speak for themselves.
Supplemental info follows:
Available most days.. Open to all (legal) ages, locals/visitors, races/ethnicities, gay/straight, sex/ no sex, and to all experience levels & we adjust to he with the lower level. Be clean, reasonably HWP, & attitude free. From even if you just want to play to the real thing – if you think you can handle me, get in touch.
Have done mostly submission; but branching into playful rasslin', promission, light below-neck boxing, rip, & light MMA, judo. Open to other genres. New guys welcome : we share what we know.
Here to have fun, improve my health, stamina, & strength; be in a brotherhood w fellow wrestlers; & skill building–not to injure nor get injured. To date, have not refused anyone who asked to come visit primarily to wrestle. .
Have plenty of wrestling, judo , mma gear; you can use here if you don't have any.
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, Arm wrestling, Mud/oil wrestling
Miscellaneous interests: Massage, I have access to mats, Friendship, Modeling, Stakes
Fetishes: Want sex, Wrestle for top, Jackoff, Leather, Wrestling gear, Naked wrestling, Gut punching, Nipple play, Rip and strip, Muscle worship
I am willing to host.
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.
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.
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'