With Matt Hughes employing an amateur wrestling headlock to choke his way to victory over Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117, I figured the time was right to feature some more nasty amateur action "in this case, some slams. Now some of these moves aren't strictly legal in the legal sense of the word, but they're all incredibly painful to watch. Let's get to the action.
You have to blame the recipient for this one "instead of pivoting to go down on his back, he tried to fight it and ended up going on his tender little head. Apparently he got back up and continued the match, which just proves that teenagers are indestructable.
Cary Kolat Backflip
This is just freaking sick "when his opponent went for a single-leg takedown, Pennsylvania high school student and future Olympian Cary Kolat whipped out a full backflip to escape it. Bravo.
Best Example of an Illegal Slam Ever
This is obviously a completely illegal slam "in amateur wrestling, for a slam to be legal, the person delivering it has to touch a knee to the ground before any part of the recipient's body hits, preventing high-impact injury. This was a high-impact injury, and the dude laying it down is psyched.
Very Illegal Slam
Slo-mo replays at the end make this stuff even more painful to watch, but this is some serious grappling ability on this kid's part. The best part is when he steps away from his opponent's potentially concussed corpse on the ground with his hands up in the air like "Who, me?"
Wrestling High School Kyle Starling illegal slam 215 soph year vs Air Academy Duel
This one doesn't cut right to the good stuff, but there's a story behind it. Apparently the kid in the blue was all psyched for his next match, against one of the opposing school's best in his weight class. But then the coach pulled the guy he was hyped to go against and subbed in a new kid with a 25 pound weight disadvantage. Results: epic pain.
Incredible Illegal Wrestling Slam
In wrestling, you're always looking for an opportunity. And sometimes one arises that you just can't pass up, as was the case in this high school match where the kid in the red singlet accidentally gives up his leg, leading to an utterly sick slam.
This particular slam owns for all the right reasons. 1) it was completely legal, with Kirk White's knee going down before he mauls his opponent. 2) the slo-mo at the end with hella Satan voice. 3) White even has a name for the move (a rarity in NCAA wrestling circles) "the "Death Sentence." Pure win.
There you have it, the 6 sickest amateur wrestling slam moves.
Author Author: K. Thor Jensen