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- USA - Minnesota, Lakeland
I am willing to travel 100 miles
I am willing to host. (Bed and Breakfast)
Olympic / Greco-Roman
Match structure: Even match, Give and take, Play wrestling, Practicing techniques, Tag team / group fights, Two on one, Workout partner, Outdoors fights, Not interested in cyber
Specific wrestling styles: Brazilian ju-jitsu, Folkstyle, Mud/oil wrestling
Stand-up fighting: Not interested in stand-up fighting
Miscellaneous interests: I have access to mats
Fetishes: Don't want sex, Jackoff, Naked wrestling, Nipple play, Face sitting, Muscle worship
Train no-gi BJJ and enjoy rolling and wrestling for a solid workout to improve skill or simply have some sweaty fun. Enjoy submission matches but open to other styles including playful roughhousing. Prefer a give and take over one-sided match and happy to provide some advantage to lesser skilled or smaller opponents. Prioritize safety with no injury during a match and expect the same. Have mat space in a private location on my property and happy to host if you’re traveling in my area.
USA - Ohio, Euclid
37 / 5'11" (180 cm) / 190 lbs (86 kg)
35 past opponents in 5 years
USA - Illinois, Chicago
50 / 5'11" (180 cm) / 180 lbs (82 kg)
72 past opponents in 10 years
USA - Illinois, Aroma Park
42 / 5'9" (175 cm) / 200 lbs (91 kg)
110 past opponents in 9 years
USA - Colorado, Denver
62 / 6'1" (186 cm) / 183 lbs (83 kg)
791 past opponents in 13 years
USA - Minnesota, Eden Prairie
56 / 6'2" (188 cm) / 195 lbs (88 kg)
5 past opponents in 5 years
USA - California, Fontana
27 / 5'11" (180 cm) / 200 lbs (91 kg)
31 past opponents in 6 years
USA - California, Los Angeles
40 / 5'10" (178 cm) / 185 lbs (84 kg)
73 past opponents in 7 years
USA - Illinois, Algonquin
60 / 5'9" (175 cm) / 140 lbs (64 kg)
23 past opponents in 3 years
USA - Colorado, Denver
55 / 6'0" (183 cm) / 174 lbs (79 kg)
17 past opponents in 10 years
USA - Massachusetts, Lowell
33 / 6'2" (188 cm) / 205 lbs (93 kg)
142 past opponents in 6 years
USA - California, Mountain View, CA
59 / 5'11" (180 cm) / 170 lbs (77 kg)
532 past opponents in 12 years
USA - Minnesota, Minneapolis
52 / 5'10" (178 cm) / 221 lbs (100 kg)
23 past opponents in 11 years
USA - New York, Staten Island, NY
57 / 5'5" (165 cm) / 124 lbs (56 kg)
180 past opponents in 13 years
USA - California, Rancho Santa Margarita
I'm here until 9/14/2023
42 / 6'0" (183 cm) / 245 lbs (111 kg)
2 past opponents in 18 months
USA - New York, New York
28 / 5'8" (173 cm) / 170 lbs (77 kg)
9 past opponents in 15 months
USA - Texas, Longwood Village
30 / 6'2" (188 cm) / 250 lbs (113 kg)
76 past opponents in 4 years
USA - California, Los Angeles
46 / 5'11" (180 cm) / 185 lbs (84 kg)
21 past opponents in 11 years
USA - Massachusetts, Boston
I'm here between 1/05/2022 and 12/05/2022
54 / 6'2" (188 cm) / 190 lbs (86 kg)
95 past opponents in 9 years
USA - California, Fullerton
54 / 6'1" (186 cm) / 210 lbs (95 kg)
155 past opponents in 13 years
USA - Texas, San Antonio
51 / 5'7" (170 cm) / 145 lbs (66 kg)
39 past opponents in 13 years
USA - Illinois, Oak Lawn
45 / 6'1" (185 cm) / 215 lbs (98 kg)
133 past opponents in 9 yearsSome past opponents are not shown in the list above. Members who are blocked, suspended or on a hiatus are hidden.AthleticDad has no cyber opponents.
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After lots of back and forth messaging I took on this BEAST. We had a hot match. This MAN is pound for pound the strongest I have met. His moves and crushing. I managed a head scissors that he eventually got out of. We went all out and had a great match! He is controlled and respectful. Off the mats he is one the nicest guys and great to converse with. Can't recommend enough. GRRRR! can't wait for next time.
After some easy and playful communication, met up with this guy for a match during his visit to the Twin Cities. Enjoyed some trash talk while pinning him down but made the mistake of losing focus a bit resulting in his scissors which was strong and tough to escape as he locked it in. Always appreciate a competitive match with a guy who give it his all and this opponent did not disappoint. Ended the match with an enjoyable conversation that is likely to continue. Happy to recommend!
Athleticdad is really athletic on the mats. Although I ended up on the losing side of things, it was a great match all around. We had so many insightful conversations in between rounds that it was fun to talk about. I look forward to returning to Minnesota to take on this guy again. If you want a highly skilled match or just plain roughhousing, he will not disappoint you. Highly recommended! Can't wait for round 2 my friend
I had the privilege of wrestling this great guy on his recent visit to Minneapolis. He's clearly learning skills through his training that made it fun to practice submission strategies both offensively and defensively on my mats. Equally grateful for the meaningful and inspiring conversation between rounds. I look forward to his next visit for round 2!
Sometimes when I'm outmatched in size I can at least use skill and training to even it out a bit. Not with this stud of a man. He's obviously a big and strong guy, but formally trained as well, so just a beast of an opponent on the mat. Despite both working up quite a sweat going at it, was still fun and playful, he loves to constantly talk smack and someday I will shut him up. Great match, great guy, and can't wait for next round.
After a few years, had round 2 with this playful, tough, and overall great guy. I applied submission after submission and, while I ended up getting a few, he was slow to tap and took a ton of abuse on the mat before giving me the round. He's very fun to smack talk with and easily gives it back. With more experience and training it'll be more and more challenging to make him submit and he'll likely get a few himself! Highly recommend.
Athletic Dad is the real deal. Truly has a passion for wrestling and is good at it! He is both skilled and powerful and was encouraging in his endorsement of BJJ…something I have thought about checking out many times.
Genuine and highly recommended if you want a tough match with a guy who knows how to moderate his intensity. Was just coming off an injury and he was totally respectful of that.
Despite recovering from a injury, this guy is tenacious in getting back on the mats and has plenty of muscle and strength to put up a challenge even with some momentary limitations! Happy to have finally met up for this competitive and fun match with a guy who graciously coordinated space to wrestle during my visit to Palm Springs. If he takes my suggestion to enroll in BJJ classes, he'll be even a bigger force to reckon with. Definitely recommend!
I love it when you meet up with some one and everything just “clicks”!
AthleticDad, absolutely lived up to his recommendations and then some. This man is a powerhouse and will test your mettle thoroughly. I love it when an opponent is strong and confident and loves showing that off, but when they do so as systematically as AthleticDad did, it’s 10 X the fun!
When we weren’t rolling and sweating it out, the conversations ran the gamut. I’m ecstatic to say AthleticDad’s Game there, is on point as much as his grappling skills.
Not enough great words to fully describe this guy. Looking forward to our future matches and conversations with great excitement & anticipation!
It's not often that I meet someone who is equally enjoyable to spend time with as they are to wrestle and work up a sweat with. Thoroughly enjoyed a thoughtful and meaningful conversation about a variety of heady issues as well as roughhousing with this mammoth of a man who more than gave me a run for my money. As tough and strong as he is gentle and kind. I'm grateful to have met and wrestled this quality human being and look forward to developing a friendship and more rounds of wrestling during future visits to LA.
After chatting for over a year we were able to meet up and this big guy graciously braved through the gnarly traffic of SoCal to meet me on my mats. I gad a great time testing my limits with this titan, being squashed and bearhugged :) thank you again for the nice back cracking!! If you can meet up with this nice and friendly guy do so for a fun and sweaty time.
After multiple efforts to meet up, finally got the chance to wrestle this guy. Nick is a great communicator and made it easy to set up a match. He's got good intuition on the mats and provided some solid resistance and skill to what was a fun roughhousing match (after a few squeezes and adjustments to his back ;-). He's modest about his muscle and can definitely crank on a submission when the opportunity arises. Definitely recommend!
This guy was a beast… right off the rip, I knew which way this match was going! Insanely strong, very skilled, but very safe. It’s not very often I stop putting 100% into trying to win, but the way he man-handled me let me know that I was just along for the ride! Still highly recommend a match with this guy. Very fun, and I’m sure he’s willing to turn the heat down for beginners or those not looking for a match as intense.
Had a blast wrestling this mouthy, trash-talking guy on my way through the Vegas area after years of provoking and challenging one another! He was a gracious host and coordinated space for our long-awaited match. Great communicator, safe yet fun and playful to wrestle with, and a great sport. Enjoyed meeting up and look forward to round 2 and 3!
Great guy to grapple with... very strong, one of the few I just couldn't get out from his chokes/pins had to tap out, but real good and considerate
Grateful to have met up with this guy on my recent travel through the Denver area. Fun to wrestle, puts up a solid fight and resistance despite our size difference, and even throws out some playful teases and jabs during the match which I enjoyed!
I was very lucky to get some mat time with this hunk as he passed thru Denver on his way to CA. He is big, strong, skilled, and dare I say quite sexy. 😜 He intimidates just walking in the door with his size and dojo coat covered with impressive insignia. But it turns out that he's a super nice guy and can wrestle at a level that made it fun for both of us, and he does have a couple 'weaknesses ' which good hosts like me should never exploit, but I just couldn't help myself. 😁😁 It was very easy to schedule the match, he showed up on time, and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a Saturday morning. He's intelligent, articulate, very cheerful and easy-going, and just a ton of fun on the mats. I'm honored that he made time to meet me, and without question I give him an outstanding recommendation.
Impressive guy with an impressive set up to wrestle. We were able to meet up for a brief match prior to my departing Denver- great communicator, clearly knows his way around the mats, and generous host. While our time was brief, we made the most of it in large part to his intuitive, playful, and easy-going style from start to finish. Highly recommend this highly experienced and quality guy. Grateful to place my name on his long list of competitors!
AthleticDad and I finally met to wrestle! And it was very enjoyable session. AthleticDad is strong as an ox, his holds feel like a squeezing iron with bone-crushing power (no hospital though 😉). I also was impressed with the way how he grapples: analytical, no rush, no panic even in challenging situations, he knows what he wants and he is methodically getting it. Another great grappler-quality is quality defense: AthleticDad extremely well defends via putting unbreakable frames, that so hard to go around – very unusual skill for big grapplers who usually ignore frames and just relay on strengh. He is very smart and fun to have a conversation with. I am giving my highest recommendations and look forward for round two!
I'm not sure whether I want to write about how great of person this guy is or how skilled he is at grappling as both are equally impressive. I'm grateful he made the trek to meet up with me. While I was entirely outskilled, I appreciated the challenge and opportunity to learn from this more advanced grappler. While the wrestling was both exhausting and fun, our thought-provoking conversation about the state of the world made the time together even more worthwhile. I look forward to meeting up again with this fellow "20 percenter".
AthleticDad is strong and knows his stuff. Lots of fun to wrestle and dominate. Had a n awesome time wrestling him today. Highly recommend and I'm definitely looking forward to wrestling him again.
Long awaited match with this highly skilled, strong, and playful guy who seemed to know every way to throw me off my game and get a submission (including his devilish and baiting laugh). One of my favorite matches to date. Grateful as well for his good communication and coordination of my first match in an actual ring which I hope to visit for our future matches!
Have been trying to meet up for a match for a few years and finally made it happen! This guy has a playful, cocky banter which made it all the more fun to force several submissions during the match. Great fun on the mats and great conversationalist after the match- will look forward to meeting up again for round 2!
I strongly recommend "Athletic Dad" as your next opponent. He is big and strong, smart, and one of the most kind and thoughtful guys you'll ever meet. I got to do several wrestling/grappling workouts with him, if your not strong and or skilled, you most likely will not beat him. Can't wait to meet again.
Great time wrestling this great guy whose combination of muscle and skill made him more than a formidable opponent! We did a number of drills, rolls, and even a wrestling game he suggested to work up a sweat and get a great workout in. I highly recommend wrestling this personable, smart, and fun guy who'll only get tougher and more skilled in the future!
Just had first match with AthleticDad. Great guy. It was late night after work, I met him at his hotel. We started chatting and hit it off well, lots in common. But then it was time to hit the makeshift mats. We had some great submission matches. Possibly a nice chiropractic adjustment too. ;-) We worked up a huge sweat even with the air conditioning on. And some great massage and conversation in between matches. Looking forward to our rematch!
Had a great time getting to know and wrestling Nick! He’s one of the good ones- kind-hearted, gracious, and thoughtful off the mats and skilled and fierce on them. Couldn’t believe what a guy almost half my size could do! Appreciated the much needed neck adjustment and massage too 😉 I’ll be coming back for more.
Athletic Dad is awesome! He’s big exceptionally strong, and a trained grappler. Right after shaking hands, he immediately put me on my ass. I wasn’t ready for that haha. Our match was fun and competitive; hanging out drinking was even better. Excellent guy to talk to—interesting and smart. Perfect host. I’m definitely getting to the Twin Cities more often.
One of those matches and connections that will inevitably remain a favorite. While I may have had some strength and skill to initially gain the upper hand, OG has a combination of energy, stamina, skill, and muscle that I couldn't keep up with in the end. An overall great guy I enjoyed both wrestling and having real conversation with. Very grateful he was able to make an overnight stop in my area and can't wait for his future visits to the Twin Cities.
Enjoyed wrestling and chatting with AthleticDad today. I was totally outclassed though I did get one good move in. Super strong, super nice and a generous host. Thanks AthleticDad. I'll be back for more.
Wrslrod and I have chatted for quite some time and finally got together for a match. He’s a great guy with much more strength than he’ll acknowledge. He got a couple good moves in that with a little more technique could have given him the edge. Very fun match. Look forward to round two already. Highly recommend.
Big strong guy, gave me a few pointers to improve my approach and technique. Friendly, good communicator, and smart. Hope I get another shot at him in the future!
Happy to provide this guy's first recommendation! After some reliable and playful communication, we were able to wrestle at the tail end of a long road trip. While I was a bit exhausted, we had a safe, fun match and solid workout. He's got some good strength and stamina and is eager and willing to gain skill and learn technique which will only get better with experience. This recommendation wouldn't be complete without mentioning his amazing head of hair- totally jealous ;-) Highly recommend.
Had a ton of fun sub wrestling with this strong dude. Incredibly friendly and cool guy. I could hardly move him, but at least I got him to work up a sweat defending against his triangles. Haha. Yes, he has training and skills. Recommend!
Had a blast wrestling this friendly, funny tough guy who has more muscle and power than his pics (or humble self-description) suggest. Enjoyed his sense of humor, "strategic planning" prior to starting each round, and persistence throughout our match and time together. Solid workout with a solid guy I'd highly recommend for a match.
Had a blast locking up with athleticdad on his quick visit to Austin. Not only is this guy built like a tank but he is definitely skilled to where he has a few moves up his sleeve. Great conversation and overall great guy. Better get ready for round 2;)
Roll23 was a pleasure to meet on every level. Great guy with a positive, playful energy and both skill and power as a wrestler. While our wrestling space was not ideal, he made my stay in Austin memorable both as a formidable opponent but also as a new friend who provided some helpful suggestions for my stay in Austin and tour of Texas. Highly recommend and appreciate this guy!
My fight with atheticdad will be remembered as the most rugged! uneven and funniest of my life do not stop laughing and enjoying. He is an invincible colossus and a true knight. highly recommended.
Wres is an engaging, friendly guy who proved to be a very fun match. He underestimates his strength and tenacity as a wrestler and gave it his all. I did enjoy his laughter as we wrestled which shows his kind-hearted and good-spirited nature. Good guy and wrestler overall. Highly recommend!
Had a great time meeting Athletic Dad. After some great conversation we got down to wrestling. This strong, powerful fella knows his moves to pin you in the blink of an eye. Though there was a sizable difference in our weight, I tried my best to pin him but didn’t make much headway. Nonetheless, I had a lot of fun and a sweaty workout in the match. Would definitely recommend you meet this smart, friendly, safe, outgoing and experienced guy. You won’t be disappointed.
Spirited conversation followed by a spirited match! Even though I have some size on the guy called Tank, he put up a good fight and was persistent in trying different strategies and techniques to get and stay on top. Great sportsmanship! Definitely recommend.
Great match with a strong dude 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼. Nice guy too!
Big strong fella. Former wrestling training on him. Great man to talk with. He kids me all the time that on our first match, he got me. Now, it's a different story. Have a match with AthDad, you will have a great time.
This is a dom alpha here. We’ve been talking for a long time coming for this match and I had to eat my words. Not once could I move him at all and lost way earlier than I even expected to. Of the mats, super nice guy. Def try if you want a good opponent.
Finally had the chance to meet up with this guy after months of talk and build up to a hot challenge. We got right to it and, although I had the upper hand, he's a fun guy and a fun match! He took my playful jabbing well and I'm grateful he took time out of a busy schedule to wrestle!
While the conditions were not ideal (2 big guys on a queen sized bed) it was an absolute pleasure meeting AthleticDad. We will definitely have to roll this one back on some mats so we can get a true test of each other’s grit. Even with the limited space he was a ton of fun on and off the mats. Easy to set up a match with and if he says he will be there he shows up! I look forward to our next meeting.
I learned two things meeting up with wrestleinsocks: never try to have a real match on a queen size bed and that I can't wait to reconnect and wrestle him when one of us can host on our mats. Despite our limited space, had a fun time rolling with this strong, athletic guy who can clearly deliver a challenge with his experience and skill. Easy to coordinate a match with, enjoyable to converse with, and easy to recommend to anyone wanting a tough but safe match!
Awesome meet up with AthleticDad during his western tour. This guy is athletic, very strong, and clearly skilled ( read BJJ guy) . He has the right mixture of aggression and fun. Fair warning this guy is impossible to move once he has you pinned. I really enjoyed chatting and our meet up and even though we were at it for over an hour, it felt like it was only round one. Super nice guy, easy to communicate with, easy to hang out with, smiles the whole time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and I look forward to round two.
Green and I had some good chat going prior to meeting up for a match and our time together did not disappoint! Aside from having very strong (and sexy) legs that could easily put you out in his wicked headscissors, he's a very kind and considerate guy. He made a joking reference to "you BJJ guys" during our match but knows how to hold his own and defend against what "us BJJ guys" attempt for submissions. I'd recommend and welcome round 2!
What a great rematch! This hot guy comes back bigger better faster and stronger. We worked up a hard sweat. His ability to counter some of my moves kept me working hard. In the end a great way to reconnect. I'll need to keep strong for the next round!
Finally had the opportunity to reconnect with this great guy for a rematch from our first meet up at least a decade ago. While Mattz4fun accommodated my recently sustained knee injury, we worked up a good sweat where I was reminded of his solid strength, skill, and stamina. First time someone impressively squatted while holding my weight! It's not too much to say that I really love this guy and look forward to a growing friendship and more matches in the years to come! There's a reason we reconnected after all these years.
I had the pleasure of meeting and wrestling AthleticDad while he was passing through. He’s a big strong guy, tough too and knows how to be aggressive while safe and controlled as well. He was fun to wrestle and I also enjoyed chatting with him as well—definitely an altogether positive experience meeting this guy so I gotta recommend, and I’d look forward to seeing and wrestling him again down the road.
I had a great time working up a sweat with this skilled, athletic guy. Don't let his size fool you. Every time I thought I'd get at least side mount his legs would find their way in to block my moves. Rolling with this guy was the perfect combination of skill and fun. Aside from the match, it was a pleasure getting to know this quality guy as we conversed during and after the match. I'm looking forward to hosting him when he can make it to my mats in Minnesota!
Had a great match with AthleticDad tonight. He has a great mat setup which was covered with sweat by the time we were done grappling. It is clear AthleticDad has bjj training - he is athletic, strong and skilled. It was a fun to workout with this gracious host and good guy. I look forward to round 2!
Hosted a match with MKell tonight and had a great time with a great guy. Very strong and highly skilled grappler who dominated this one-sided match yet kept it controlled and fun. Gave me some crap for my trash talk prior to the match and certainly earned his right to give it back. Hope to meet up again and hope to give him a challenge next round!
Well I was pinned in 2 seconds per Doug but i say 3 seconds he had a weight advantage haha. Doug also wrestled with James and got some lessons on BJJ from James good conversation and good time
I was told when I started training BJJ to manage my energy and not to be afraid of losing. Well, with this guy I didn't have much choice! I'd like to say I was tired from a long weekend of other matches but the truth is I was simply outwrestled by this technically skilled, strong guy who got submission after submission. Great host, easy to communicate with, and if I were in his area would challenge him regularly to improve my game.
Had a great match with AthleticDad. He's is pretty strong guy and even got a couple submissions out of me. Always I enjoy a challenge and he did not disappoint. If you get a chance to wrestle him, take it. Definitely recommend.
Had a great time wrestling Coleman. Very easy to coordinate a match with this sexy, strong guy. He has a wicked headscissors and very strong legs so watch out as he knows how to get you there quickly! Perfect combination of both fun and competition. Hope to have round 2 or more.
Fun match, strong, Dominant pinner. Safety conscience yet determined. Unescapable schoolboy pin
Great match with a very skilled wrestler. Also a great conversationalist, almost spent as much time talking as wrestling and loved it. Had a hot time working up a serious sweat with this man and definitely looking forward to round 2
I had a great time wrestling Kayden on my recent trip to Boston. He was flexible in scheduling a match given my uncertain commitments and a great communicator. Definitely a good challenge to wrestle, a lot of fun, and has amazing stamina (as well as great legs). Will be looking for round 2 on my next trip east.