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Old 04-01-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

There has been a lot of hoopla about the one legged wrestler Anthony Robles who just won the NCAA 125 lb Championship. Not trying to be a dick, but if you think about it analytically, is it really that shocking? I actually believe he had several ADVANTAGES, to be honest.

First, he weighs 125 without one whole leg. So if you look at his body, he really has the body of a 165 lb wrestler, only cut the leg off that wrestler and he is now 125. So his upper body strength is massively greater than his opponents in his weight class. Second, in wrestling, legs are attack points. Everyone else has two, he only has one, which is probably confusing as hell for an opponent on the ground.

So, at risk of coming off like an ass, my question for anyone who has any wrestling knowledge is, did he win IN SPITE of having one leg, or did he win partly BECAUSE he only has one leg?
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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One Legged? How does he not trip?
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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There's no such thing as a 4 point stance with him
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

They gave Zach Gowen a WWE contract and he has only one leg. Fake wrestling of course but still impressive.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

I don't really know much about wrestling, but what you say makes sense. And I don't think it should offend anyone, it's just real talk.

You brought up all the potential advantages of having one leg, but surely the disadvantages must be great too, no?
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:03 PM   #8
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

I just saw him wrestling and I'm pretty confused. Robles seemed to be dominated by his opponent but he won anyway?
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #9
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

Well.... winning the NCAA Championship of anything is impressive regardless of how many appendages you have.
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

Zach Gowen is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKN3jeT4tfc

Robles could do something great in any pro sports scene if he chose to.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

A one legged wrestler, wins the NCAA title. You're asking if it's impressive or not?!



Of course it is.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:11 PM   #12
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

he can also do an 8 minute mile, on crutches
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:14 AM   #13
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

Put him in an ass kicking contest and see how well he does.

But seriously, yes it is an impressive accomplishment, 1 leg or not.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:31 AM   #14
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

Seriously, he has one leg. This is not an advantage. You talk about how it's an advantage in strength. Question: Which limbs are the strongest? The legs. And he only has one of them. There are a number of ways to score in a match. and almost all of them are facilitated by having a second leg. Take "the escape." The defensive player gets points by getting himself out of bounds while the offensive player is in-bounds. Like every other part of wrestling, that is greatly effected by mobility. And who is more mobile, the guy on one leg or two? Or scoring a fall. Who is easier to topple, the man on one leg or two? This guy does have an edge in upper-body strength, but not having a leg is a serious-enough disadvantage that anyone complaining about how easy having three limbs makes things is pretty much an idiot that should never speak again.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:13 PM   #15
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Default Re: One Legged Wrestler: Impressive or Not?

wasnt there a wrestler who had no legs and arms and was also pretty good, he also tried MMA , but ofcourse it didnt go that well.

edit : I think this is the dude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooQKUYQ_WgQ
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