I had the interesting circumstance of meeting lockup twice with three years in between. Those three years definitely changed the outcome of our match but they didn’t diminish the fun of fighting him by any means.
He’s a tough guy. He can take a lot of punishment and given the chance he will happily dole it out to you, be it through holds or strikes. He has more stamina than you’d expect and more speed as well.
My best energy with him is when we get into a flowing roll of going back and forth in a contest of skill, will, and power. He’s got a good amount of force coming through his back muscles and definitely be aware of getting caught on the wrong side of it.
He’s an upstanding guy off the mats, has his head on straight. Very respectful and friendly. Easy to get along with. Not the best at using this site but if you get in touch with him definitely move towards a real life meeting before you miss your shot and have to wait three years like me.
Had a fun match with lock up when he came down during his business trip to San Francisco. Big, strong, good looking fellow much bigger in person than he is in his pictures very nice and respectful. Had a lot of fun wrestling this brute. Looking forward to wrestling him again when he's back in the area.
Don't let his size fool you. WrestlingMatt is tough, fast and very strong. His headlocks are brutal and he will not give up easily at all. He is a tough opponent but is safe, too. Nice, nice guy off the mats!