New Pics of my Indoor Space–first three in my gallery---Outdoor space finally on line.
I'll let the recommendations here, the pics [all but one of the pics above are 2016-17], and blog entries speak for themselves.
Hey guys!.. It's wrestling – not marriage; so I'm open to just about all men. Be clean, sober, reasonably hard-bodied, HWP, & attitude free.
Have done mostly submission; but branching into about anything in gi, both REAL & playful wrestling, promission, light below-neck boxing, rip, MMA., judo. Gung-ho to learn, gain experience. New guys especially welcome (and will go as light on you as you want).
Any help in getting any of the 200+ local guys on this site (or others in the DC area "in groups") to wrestle etc. with me would be greatly appreciated. . Signed up to attend summer & fall 2017 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: Brazilian ju-jitsu, 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, Boxing gear, Wrestling gear, Naked wrestling, Gut punching, Nipple play, Rip and strip, Muscle worship
I am willing to host.
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.
June 17, 2017 Supplemental. Have hosted Just Dan several times; and have seen how his has improved in strength, aggro, and skill. He is more than twice the wrestler from what he was back in February of 2016, described in the next paragraph. He's far more serious competition for me now (in spite of any improvements I've made) and will be for you. Today he put up a good fight while we wrestled in the back yard. With space to move around and be more aggressive, things got quite hot wrestling wise and temperature wise. Seek him out. .
I'm new at this and slowly branching out. Couldn't have asked for a better opponent. Sincerely concerned about the safety and welfare of his opponent. However, he pushes to the limit in a great way. Enjoys testing your skills, teaching you new skills, and explaining how to protect yourself from traps. Strong as hell, funny, and sexy. I punched his gut a couple of hundred times and he took every shot and wanted more. He was strong and forceful when punching mine and I took it like a champ as long as I could hold out. He gave me plenty of pointers, and hopefully we will continue to meet so I can become a better wrestler. A great, exhausting, sweaty, exciting, fun workout. Can't wait until the next round!
Today wrestled with a brand new member of the site who is one very good reason to meet up with new men here; and makes me feel good for having enticed him to join. He's 240 pounds of a great body, laden with muscle throughout. Other than HS gym class, he's never wrestled – never, ever submission style, eager to learn, and quickly picked up the few things I showed him – quick enough to use them against my efforts.
I doubt I ever saw a man so happy with a wrestling session. Given his basic strength and quick learning curve, he will be sought after right quick; so get him before the line get too long.
He got turned on by gut punching as well – both as puncher and as punchee. We agreed to meet whenever he's in town; and I hope that is often.
As a newbie, I could not have asked for a better teacher. He is funny. He is a gentleman. Most importantly,, he cares about the welfare of his opponent. BUT, don't take that as meaning that Spruceman is easy. He is a challenging teacher, who knows the right moves, and has the power to dominate his opponent. I realized how strong he was after I met him at the door, as he asked me to punch his rock-solid gut several times. This man could take it. We then practiced outside in a very hot and humid day, but there was enough breeze that one didn't feel taxed...except when he put his full weight on my chest to pin me down. He gave me plenty of pointers, and hopefully we will continue to meet so I can become a better wrestler. And did I say that in the middle of all of this, we would just crack up laughing? Neither of us would let up our grip on the other...but we both thoroughly enjoyed the bout. And what great exercise! Can't wait until the next round!
I seem to be having luck meeting men I have recruited to MeetFighters from unrelated sites. Thomas-Patrick hadn't wrestled in decades, and yet has a natural instinct how to wrestle. We chatted for months–finally got to meet We chose a hot day to wrestle in the backyard the first hour or so, then downstairs for more wrestling, strength testing, and light gut punching. T-P is a tall, well built, strong man, and has several ways to make you tap if you aren't vigilant because you might be thinking, "He's only a newbie." Very strong arms.
He's a great guy to meet, wrestle, and have for a friend. Great sense of humor; which shows in suddenly trying this or that hold in the middle of a conversation. I like these guys who incent me to be ready for anything – as it happens in real life. We plan to meet more times whenever he's local.
Spruceman exceeded all expectations. He is definitely strong, a talented opponent and an excellent mentor. Not once but three times he whooped me in first, a submission bout, followed by a gut punching escapade and finally an oil wrestling bout. He surely could have caused extensive damage to this newbie. Instead he left me wondering the next day whether I was beaten with a tire iron or a crowbar. Honestly, he goes to every extreme to assure his opponents' wellbeing and safety. I am grateful to be the beneficiary of everything he brought to the mats. Many lessons learned. He's got a great sense of humor in addition to his other positive qualities. I'll be back to challenge Spruceman for sure.
What a fun man he is. Hosted this new member on the site today (6/9/17) on the mats to introduce him to a triple treat for the first time in his life: gut punching, a bit of submission wrestling, and OIL WRESTLING – something he had wanted to do all his life (and only the second time oilwise for me). More than two hours mostly with the oil – and forget the newbie thing, as he was a hottie all oiled up – oiled after having introduced him to a few holds. Go for it!
He is such a friendly man, with a great sense of humor. I strongly recommend you get to meet him and hit the mats with him – better yet if you do oil. Hats off to him for braving rush-"hour" traffic to visit me...
Had a great time with Spruceman today. He is strong, has skill and despite our weight differences gave we a very good wrestling workout. We also did gut punching (me as a puncher and he as punchee). He has both very strong abs and a high pain threshold. Second toughest gut I've worked. He let me work over his abs with medium and hard shots and took whatever I threw at him. In addition to all this, he is a really nice guy. Looking forward to our next session.
06/09/17: I had my second session with Spruceman.. Better than the first time and that is saying something. He took 100s of gut shots from me and kept asking for more. Definitely impressive. Also, he is an easy guy to get along with.. .
Mayday 2017---It's good that gutpuncherva has returned to this site. I am far from his first encounter, as the record of his past almost 40 men was lost when he had left the site. This guy can throw a great punch–more like some hundreds of them. If you don't believe me, take a look at the pic of me with the red (and obviously somewhat worn to flaccid) gut in my profile. I let him 'go to town' on me and he did. All were done (as I requested) bare knuckle.
Although I'm not gung ho on the gut thing per se, I do realize a tuff gut begets a tuff chi, extending to the entire body [or so it has been theorized]. And gut punching on a flexed gut (also exercise) begets a tougher gut, leading to stronger wrestling. Yes. We did a bit of that also during today's nearly two-hour session – Hopefully more in the future.
Just as important, or more so, he is a great guy. Friendly, and prepared to work the gut the minute he arrived. He's also safe – very careful as to where to strike and (more importantly) not to strike. He'll help you get that resistant gut – which can send a big 'F-U' message to any belligerent who elbows you on the street or in a checkout line; and you merely smile at him :) .
great guy. He is really strong but held back so I would have fun. Very respectful of limits. I hope to wrestle him again and recommend him to all you guys out there.
Happy to have hosted Ringenmann today, as he has returned to wrestling after a several-year pause---and his first wrestling match here on Meetfighters. His talents are still there, putting up a good resistance to my holds, surprises, and working on him. Good on the offense as well. Part of the session was more instructive in nature, with trading holds, and similar.
Very pleasant personality adding to the pleasure of my session with him. I hope to have encores with this gentleman; and I highly recommend him.
Spruceman has a great setup and is a very hot opponent. He doesn't submit easily and is a great opponent to wrestle with. Very strong abs and hot all around. Don't pass up a chance to hook up with this guy!
Mon 29 May 2017. Hey folks. This man is big, he is strong – a chest one can hardly get the arms to encircle and bi/triceps correspondingly large. He knows his wrestling; and had me locked in what seemed akin to 101 different inescapable holds...He also can throw some good punches, as I (comme d'habitude) insisted he throw some good hard punches to test out how hard my gut is coming along. Yeah, he can punch; but his profile makes that clear, already. He also took time to educate me some on escaping from some holds and to [try to] take control of a bigger guy on the mats.
So, if you are anywhere near his size and/or skill level, or even if not and want to do a lot of tapping out, look him up. More importantly, however, is you should experience men like him, if you want to become a better wrestler
Had a wonderful gupunching and wrestling session with Spruceman. He is a tough old bird with a hard gut that can take a good pounding. Solid wrestler, too. Worked me good on his mats. He is not out to prove anything but just to have a good roll on the mats and a good gut pounding. We put on gloves for a sparring session also. Spruceman is a great guy and enjoyable company. I want to have many more meetings with him. I know he will improve my wrestling skill. No one should be wary of his age. I also know that when we set a date, he will make it.
May 28, 2017 Got to spend almost five hours of wrestling, gut punching, and boxing with USMCwrestler. He was a lot of fun to wrestle, a great gut puncher (also solid punchee with a gut as hard as Gibraltar), and skilled at boxing (which I have durn little skill at). He put up a good defense on the mat–very strong arms; a hard hitting gut puncher; and gave me a number of boxing tips to move me along in that sport.
An important note is that he is a great person. Met him socially a couple months ago. He is every bit a good natured, fun person on the mats as he is off the mats. Today, we agreed to meet in the future so we can improve our wrestling and boxing skills and work over each others' gut muscles. I recommend him highly
I had the great pleasure of wrestling Spruceman this afternoon. This guy is amazing! He is extremely strong and his abs are absolutely mind blowing! His are the perfect example of the term "washboard abs". I don't know how many times I tried to get him in a headlock, and it was virtually impossible. I have to admit that he had me beat from the onset of the match. We had a great 90 minutes of wrestling fun. Not to mention the great workout! Spruce is also a great coach. He gave me a lot of good pointers to elevate my wrestling skills. I am so happy to say that I have made a great new friend in the DC area and his name is Spruceman! We are going to have another wrestling/coaching session before I leave, and I look forward to wrestling him many more times on my visits to DC. Whatever you do, Do Not miss a chance to wrestle this guy. Also, if you need some coaching, Spruceman is your guy! He is amazing!
I just had my second wrestling bout with Spruceman, and it was as enjoyable as the first. This guy is great on the mats! I look forward to wrestling with him whenever I am in the DC area. I have also made a great new friend! Whatever you do, do not miss a chance to wrestle this guy! He will surprise the socks off you!
May 19 & 22, 2017. This man is great. He is a fun guy in that he is full of life (zest) and can pack the surprises on the mats (even if it's a talk break). So be prepared as it's open season if you are on the mat for any reason –(or even the second he walks in the front door :) ) which is a great way to prep oneself for the unexpected grabs, lunges, punches, and pulls from life's friends and foes.
Don't let his size fool you. There's good reason why 'muscle' is part of his name here; and he can come on quick to attempt a takedown. I loved every minute of his M.O. Got to the point of turning my back to him to see what next he might try for me to try to counter. I also enjoyed every minute sharing things I knew with him, and giving him opps to try them against me.
Go for this man. One of the best 90-minute sessions I've had recently. His second visit three days later was just as great; and will meet regularly when he's in the DC area. It's nice to have him as a new friend and look forward to his next surprise moves. Enjoy!!!!
I enjoyed wrestling with Spruce. He's new to the sport, but has a passion for it, and a will to learn. He's solid and tough. Hope to wrestle him again!
May 11, 2017 It was great to have hosted him today. It's widespread info that he is one of the site's top wrestlers in the Washington DC area – today he clearly demonstrated that to me in person. He showed me a lot of things during our matches – where I made mistakes, how to avoid them, how to counter his holds, etc. The kind of guy one would wish to have as an on-demand trainer.
Really enjoyed hosting him along with Roll and ThefiremanDC today; and I look forward to hosting them again – hopefully on a not so rainy day, so we can work out in the back yard.
A gracious host with a nice mat set-up. There were 4 wrestlers working out and showing moves. One of the most enjoyable afternoons wrestling in a longtime!
May 11, 2017 Roll is a very strong wrestler–had me tapping like a woodpecker the way he could tie me into a pretzel. Very gracious in showing things to help me improve my wrestling. Not only is he strong, but very experienced, and skilled.
It was an honor to host him along with two other strong wrestlers this afternoon. I hope to meet up with him so I can try to use some of the things he taught me "against him" :) Better yet if all three return on a day nice enough to have a session in the back yard. Don't let his strengths scare you – Short of paying a fortune for private lessons, the best way to learn is to wrestle men like him.
He's in excellent shape and is quite a strong wrestler. Can probably hang with anyone in his weight class. Very strong and tough abs too, that can take a pounding without flinching. Just go see him on your day to do the heavy bag work.
May 6, 2017. Hosted him in the matroom here. One of the first times I felt I met someone to do "go-at-it" boxing with the gloves on. He can hit hard. Then I, with my back to the wall, had him bare fisted work on my abs, gradually increasing intensity, to see how hard he could throw bunches to the gut. He's good at that, too. He's experienced, works out at home to keep in shape. Yep, he's everything that's in his pictures here. Look him up, and get with him.
The Spruceman is incredibly strong and was able to take the hardest gut punch I was able to put together. He also showed me some of his ab-strengthening exercises. We wrestled and boxed, and he was a most gracious host. I slept over and he invited me to stay a second night. One additional benefit is that he has a resident photographer who took pictures that I will be posting here because my pictures are way out of date.
May 7, 2017–Hosted him in my matroom. Wrestled him for a real fun time; but most the time was spent boxing and gutpunching. Really incented me to put on the gloves and box more than in the sum total of the past 60 years. He is skilled and can throw the punches (He currently works out at a boxing gym) and was giving this newbie to boxing some good pointers. He was laying on the punches hard enough to stimulate boxing aggro in me I never realized I had. Thank you 64 .
Had him do bare-fist 'up against the wall' gut punches on me---and he kept them coming at me hard and fast---and took the ones I laid into his hard gut quite well.
Great, friendly, fun guy. You men in the NJ-NY area should plan on meeting this gentleman. He's welcome back to my place any time..
Had a lot of fun.
Spruceman is a lot stronger than he looks.
Would gladly wrestle him again.
May 2, 2017 Normally I don't write up a second session; but quantum leaps warrant supplements. He hadn't wrestled in the meantime; but no hesitation to go from standing starts this time. He remembered what he learned April 6, and followed his instincts more; also picked up on what I showed him today. He is far less reticent about using his body's strong musculature this session. I welcome his future visits.
Recommend you look him up and wrestle him; as everyone needs variety in partners. Get in on the ground floor of this big and strong man, and anyone else who might be in stiff demand a year from now. His profile doesn't indicate a desire to be competitive; but it surely there. Far more interested in competing than playing at wrestling today.
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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
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."
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'