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What’s Different About This Sport?

Written by Josh Lashley Just about anybody who’s ever witnessed a wrestling match, let alone those who competed on the mat for any extended period of time, can attest that it is quite unlike any sporting event that they’ve ever seen. Unlike a football or basketball game, where your fellow teammates are on the playing […]

The Myths and Realities of Wrestling

Written by Josh Lashley Those who competed with sincerity in sport of wrestling, whether their career ended with their graduation from high school, after their collegiate days, or if they stayed involved as coaches, competitors, etc. for several decades, know of the many precious life lessons that they’ve learned from time spent on the mat. […]

RPW Profile: Emmy-Winning ESPN Producer Paul Molin

Written by Sandy Stevens As the second oldest in a family of eight kids, Paul Molin started wrestling as so many do. “We’d moved from California to Indiana, and I joined a freestyle program for kids,” he said. “All (four) boys started in around second grade. Dad (Doug) officiated tournaments and helped run practices; Mom […]

RPW Season Two: Format, Qualifiers

Josh Lashley/Real Pro Wrestling Having a dream in life is very important, for it gives one the ability to wakeup each morning with the energy and enthusiasm which is vital to thrive toward their goals. Sometimes, dreams are even realized. For fans of wrestling, the dream of a professional Olympic-style league has now become very […]

Mixed Martial Arts Events Gain Popularity Thru Wrestling

John Fuller, Real Pro Wrestling Mixed martial arts (MMA) have become one of the most popular sports over the past decade ““- not just in the American culture, but in the entire world. With worldwide exposure of MMA productions such as Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and Pride, the sport has blown up. And with that […]

Rule Changes for Season 2 of RealProWrestling

Rule changes for Season Two Written by Administrator Thursday, 04 May 2006 Rule changes for Season Two 1. We will allow any scoring by the offensive wrestler in the bonus. 2. Referees will strictly enforce correct starting position in clinch. 3. The power meter will run down twice as fast (1 minute of controlling the […]

RPW Profile: Peter Likins, President U of Arizona

Written by Sandy Stevens University of Arizona president Peter Likins and his wife, Patricia, have not only shared 50 years of marriage; they’ve also shared duties as coaches of a wrestling team. The Likinses’ story begins at age 13, when the couple met in their hometown of Santa Cruz, Calif. At 5 feet 5 inches […]

Roberson Looking To Cap Off a Memorable Year

Written by John Fuller Everyone has always known that Zach Roberson has all the talent in the world. But sometimes, they just happen to forget about him. Throughout his entire career, Roberson has been a dominant performer. However, he is always competing at deep weight classes, whether it be in college or at the international […]

Pritzlaff seeing red when it comes to being on top

John Fuller, Real Pro Wrestling Being at the top of the ladder is not unchartered territory for Donny Pritzlaff ““- it just hasn’t happened in a few years. The New Jersey native, and Pennsylvania Hammer team member, is now on the top of the U.S. freestyle ladder at 163 lbs. after his victory over RPW […]

9 RPW Season 1 Wrestlers Win US National Titles

Wrestlers that competed in Real Pro Wrestling’s Season One captured a total of nine U.S. Nationals titles in either freestyle or Greco-Roman this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. Of those nine, six freestyle wrestlers won titles, with the seventh U.S. Nationals title coming from high schooler Henry Cejudo (121 lbs.). In Greco-Roman, three of […]

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