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  • n  combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
  • n  a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

  • In Olympic freestyle wrestling, the grapplers score points during 3-min.
  • Asia's grapplers made the politest speeches.
  • Last week he gave Belgian Deputies a fatherly piece of his mind, refused to let them upset the Cabinet of bankerish Count Charles de Broqueville, able grappler with Belgium's .
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  • Can Fabricio Werdum Compete with Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos?
    On April 21, 2007, Fabricio Werdum debuted in the UFC as an accomplished grappler, but not-so-accomplished mixed martial artist.  In his first fight with the promotion, Werdum fought Andrei Arlovski to a decision, losing on all three of the judges' scorecards. His performance was utterly and undeniably underwhelming.  The outcome—as well as the  attention Werdum garnered for his seeming ...
    June 10, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Top 5 Worst WWE Gimmicks in History
    COMMENTARY | If professional wrestling only needed athletic competition to be successful, then every match would resemble the Summer Olympics. To get the fans interested in a wrestler, promotions often assign a character or "gimmick" to the grappler. No promotion has utilized gimmicks more successfully than the WWE. Unfortunately, the WWE has also had its share of forgettable gimmick failures.
    June 8, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports
  • PHS names Canseco new wrestling coach
    Virgil Canseco, who has served as an assistant coach on Patterson High School’s wrestling team the past four seasons and is a former prep grappler himself, has been named the new head coach of the Tigers’ varsity wrestling program.
    June 6, 2013 - Patterson Irrigator

  • Dana White in Miami Herald
    It's going to be interesting. It's the classic grappler versus striker,White said. "Tim Sylvia is going to be looking to keep it on his feet and knock him out. Monson has to get him down to the ground. He's 5-foot-9. He'll have trouble...
  • Wanderlei Silva in Setanta Sports
    Demian is the best grappler in The UFC. Five times he has fought in The UFC, four times has taken home Submission of the Night,Wanderlei told "I think he can beat Anderson. I think for somebody to beat Anderson Silva, he needs...
  • Jim Ross in Pro Wrestling Torch
    When I said Daniel Bryan had become relevant in the 13 or so weeks that he had been on WWE TV I meant that in a positive light,Ross said. "Many outside the WWE world had no familiarity with the talented grappler before he appeared on NXT...

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