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Group making alligator wrestling a sport - Freestyle Alligator Wrestling
upi ^ | March. 10, 2010

Posted on 03/10/2010 12:01:38 PM PST by JoeProBono

HOLLYWOOD , Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- Members of a U.S. organization dedicated to making alligator wrestling a legitimate sport say facing the large reptiles is not actually that scary.

The Miami Herald said Tuesday to reinforce its point, Freestyle Alligator Wrestling Competitions is holding a competition this weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood, Fla.

James Holt, who wrestled an alligator Tuesday to help promote the event, said the key to facing down one of the potentially deadly animals is mental acuteness.

"The hardest part is making sure you're in the right frame of mind," said Holt, who took on an 8-foot gator Tuesday. "You gotta be in the moment."

"This is going to be a sport that hopefully goes to a global level," Holt added.

Jimmy Riffle, a planned contestant in this weekend's event, offered additional advice to any would-be alligator wrestlers nationwide.

"You cannot be afraid to get bit," Riffle told the Herald.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: alligator; florida; jpb; wrestling

1 posted on 03/10/2010 12:01:38 PM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 03/10/2010 12:02:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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3 posted on 03/10/2010 12:04:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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“Group making alligator wrestling a sport - Freestyle Alligator Wrestling”

May I root for the ‘gator? I root for the Bull when I watch Bull-Riding on ESPN.


4 posted on 03/10/2010 12:04:40 PM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: JoeProBono

You are a fine American sir!


5 posted on 03/10/2010 12:06:15 PM PST by rrrod
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Video here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dp_8fTSjJY

The action starts at 3:25.


6 posted on 03/10/2010 12:07:24 PM PST by earlJam
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To: JoeProBono

“You cannot be afraid to get bit,” Riffle told the Herald.

So true in all walks of life.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 12:12:18 PM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Only in Florida, folks...

Florida Freeper


8 posted on 03/10/2010 12:13:58 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: JoeProBono

This strikes me as just wrong. Wouldn’t make a law though. I think the ‘gators can provide their own retribution.


9 posted on 03/10/2010 12:50:24 PM PST by Jemian
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Reminds me of Monty Phython’s “Being Eaten by a Crocodile olymmpic event.”


10 posted on 03/10/2010 1:26:49 PM PST by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: JoeProBono

Another alligator wrestler, not as cute as the one in the photo, found that the Russian saying “Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you.” applies to alligators.

He was showing some friends around his ranch when hge gave in to the temptation to indulge in a “Hold muh beer” moment with Brer Gator.

Brer gator won. The good news is that the animal whacko types wanted him subjected to felony level prosecution by the Game Commission.

When the dust settled, he was a member of the Game Commission. D*mn good one, too.

And, the animal rights whackos are still hyper-ventilating.

Who says there are no happy endings?


11 posted on 03/10/2010 4:33:42 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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12 posted on 03/10/2010 5:04:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

If it’s in the mud, and it’s not with an alligator, and they call it “mud wrestlin”, I’m in! No pictures, please!


13 posted on 03/10/2010 6:20:25 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: Bushbacker1
Sorry....really


14 posted on 03/10/2010 6:27:50 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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