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Anthony Robles, NCAA wrestling champion

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    It's not in this short story, but the guy has one leg.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Good thing it wasn't an ass-kicking contest ...
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

  4. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I had the same thought, but wondered if I was just being an asshole. I don't know enough about wrestling to have any idea if he has any advantage or disadvantage in leverage, but he definitely looks bigger than the other 125 guys.
  5. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    I was thinking about this when I watched some highlights from yesterday. He really is unique because (1) he's always lower than his opponent, and (2) he has the upper body of a two-legged wrestler (at least) a couple weight classes up. The story is even more fascinating, I think, because having one leg really isn't a hindrance; in many cases, it's even an advantage.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    God bless him.

    I'm still trying to figure out if one leg is an advantage or a disadvantage.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He doesn't have to guess which leg his opponent is going to try to use to take him down.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Robles beat Utah Valley's Ben Kjar in the semis. Kjar was born with Crouzon syndrome and has had multiple surgeries to repair his facial structure.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I think I'd rather have the leg.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    And congrats to Penn State on winning the team title.
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    And Cornell beat out Iowa for second place.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I've seen him wrestle. It sure seems his opponents have to adapt to his style more than the other way around. I've also seen him do some moves, that I wonder if a two-legged wrestler could do. Does anyone know if he is able to avoid takedowns by usually staying low to the mat?
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