Thursday, July 5, 2007

That's a big dude

Friday's ESG profile is about Carl Pappalardo of New Paltz, who qualified in masters Greco-Roman wrestling.

Carl is an interesting fellow. He has competed successfully in sumo wrestling here in the states, and actually had to lose a bunch of weight to qualify for ESGs.

Carl has some rather interesting training methods, like this one you're seeing in the photo here. He actually does a shoveling motion with that dumbbell you see. Perhaps it's so that he doesn't get tired shoveling the grave of his opponent after the match is over.

I joke, of course. This guy is a serious wrestler who last competed in the ESGs in 1982, as a 192-pound eighth-grader. Woof.

Grab Friday's paper to read about Carl.

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