Thanks to all the guys at Wrestlefest 2017 who I was lucky to meet. Submission wrestler, 185lbs., looking for submission matches. Love competitive matches against tough, fun opponents. Not looking for jobbers. I have wrestled almost everyone on my favorites list. I have mats at my place. More pics on Global; I'm nycgrappler there too. Drop me a line if you want to rumble!
Match structure: Even match, Give and take, Outdoors fights, Not interested in cyber
Specific wrestling styles: Brazilian ju-jitsu
Miscellaneous interests: I have access to mats
- USA - New York, New York
Place of residence
I am willing to travel 100 miles
StatsAge: 54-year-old Male
Stats: 5'10" (178 cm), 185 lbs (84 kg)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Gear: shorts, square cuts
Last login: 22 hours ago
Last modified: 3/17/2017 12:15 AM
Start of membership: 7/29/2012 6:31 PM
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NYCgrappler is recommended by njmuscguy1
well it took us awhile to,connect but it was everything I expected and better ! tough wrestler great guy and just a lot of fun !! hopefully the first of many matches to come
njmuscguy1 is recommended by NYCgrappler
I just got home from rolling with Rick. Tired. He is skilled! Strong like bull! If you ever wanted to roll with a Tonka truck, this is your guy. Super fun and a real sweetheart–off the mats. We will be meeting again for more fun on the mats!
NYCgrappler is recommended by redlandguy
This guy got me into wrestling when I was young (34), slim (190#) and totally new. He inspired me to get started in BJJ. He wasn't my first match but he made me love the sport. (Thanks old friend).
NYCgrappler is recommended by mattz4fun
I remember our last match being a much closer battle than my opponent may recall. This guy is the total package, looks, body, attitude and legit skills. His prowess on the mats required me to bring my A game, and be both of us simply refused to quit. A beast while we were locked up and a gentleman afterwards, I like to be able to call my friend. Meet this guy if you get the chance. One of the best you'll get the chance to tangle with.
NYCgrappler is recommended by JFighter
Went to Luis' place in Brooklyn and for more than a hour and a half, there was sweat, a lot of grrrrr, a lot of toughness, but neither of us was backing down. But totally, it was both competitive and fun. Awesome host, but a lot of strength and aggressive. I recommend to anyone looking for a match. Don't pass him by.
NYCgrappler is recommended by wrestleinsocks
I was really excited to reconnect with NYCgrappler on here. We wrestled a few years ago when he was in town for work. He was a really tough opponent and was a blast to wrestle. I really hope our paths cross again someday!
wrestleinsocks is recommended by NYCgrappler
Met this beast a few years ago. He crushed me! It was awesome to find myself outweighed, outmatched and outwitted by this kid. I fought as hard as I could and had a great time. I look forward to a rematch. Next time he's going down! Met him if you get the chance and make sure you bring dress socks.
NYCgrappler is recommended by Marcwrestler
Great guy! Lot of fun! Great wrestler! Great wrestling skills. I had lot of fun to wrestle this legend wrestler from NYC ! Forward to wrestle him again!
NYCgrappler is recommended by Ctgrappler1
Update 2/25 /17 after a long time I finally got to reconnect with this amazing fighter. We had a hard time getting the room ready because we kept attacking each other. But once we had it all broken down we quickly stripped into briefs and without a word we jumped each other. I used my thick muscle build to take him down on his back and punch him and he used his awesome skills to slowly and methodically keep me in his guard and take away my arsenal of weapons. Then when he got a good position he springs his trap of explosive power placed exactly where it needed to be to make me give up. I did get him a few times but it was more to do with luck and punches then grappling skills. Nycgrappler is supwe fighter that is even more amazing off the mats. I look forward to our next intense battle and more cool times after. Nothing but good things to say about this man.
Ctgrappler1 is recommended by NYCgrappler
We battled again yesterday, 2/25/17, after years of not meeting up. He has packed on tons of muscle which he uses to his advantage. He is aggressive and punches his way out of any hold you have him in (if you agree to striking). I got him a few times but it was hard work! Off the mats he's super nice. We will be battling regularly.
NYCgrappler is recommended by wreslbear
Great wrestling! NYCGrappler is skilled and safe. Had a good time and hope to wrestle again on my next NYC trip.
NYCgrappler is recommended by Roodle0p
Helluva strong guy, skilled and slippery. Had a fantastic time with him. Would wrestle with him again in a heartbeart! Looking forward to a rematch again soon
NYCgrappler is recommended by wrestlernys
Awesome guy....tough opponent and great host. I hope for a match again with him soon!
NYCgrappler is recommended by calwrestler
Luis and I have wrestled many times in nyc....always a great match...we both put up a great fight. I try to watch out for his chokes.....usually I submit to at least 2-3 evil choke holds. He is strong, hot, skilled,,,,great guy on and off the mats....He seems to hate my hammerlock....lol
He's always the highlight of a nyc visit....
NYCgrappler is recommended by MuscChamp
Rematch - February 2016 - The only MF/Global fighter to beat me this decade is Luis, a 6-1 chess match here at my Brooklyn condo over three years ago. Today, we met again for the long-awaited rematch, surely another chess match between two skilled grapplers. Despite maintaining the full or side mount position throughout the two hour match, I could not break Luis' superb technical defenses and had to settle for a 1 - 1 draw. He is clearly NY's best under-200# grappler! Quite ironically, my only sub was a kimura from the bottom/guard position, and his lone sub was a choke from his lone mount! Such is the joy, and frustration, of fighting such a superb martial artist like Luis! Off the mats, one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met, with a unique sense of compassion and concern for family and friends. I look forward to our next chess match, on his home turf, this summer!
First Match - November 2012 - Luis and I wrestled earlier today and had a fantastic match. He is skilled, strong, and tenacious. It began as a real "chess match", but he soon racked off four straight submissions before I finally got an arm bar submission on him. Since he left his wrestling shorts at my condo, I was thinking of lying and claiming them as my trophy! But in truth, he beat me 6-1. We both had such a great time, that we've already scheduled the rematch for April. He's also a fine gentleman who can adjust to beginners, or ramp it up for highly contested "chess matches". I highly recommend him for wrestlers of all abilities!
MuscChamp is recommended by NYCgrappler
Rematch Feb 2016
Everything I said before about this man is truer Han ever. He's tough, great body, great attitude and so much fun to grapple. i can't wait for the next match! This note is short but I can't recommend this guy more! If you get the chance meet him! You will regret that you had not met him before.
Skills? Check! Strength? Check! Stamina? Check! Amazing body that makes never want to look at a carb again? Check! And he's fun! This guy has it all. We had a really tough match and as soon as it was over I was asking for a rematch. If you get the chance to wrestle him, don't miss it. You won't regret it!
NYCgrappler is recommended by zz9zza
2 matches now, perfect balance of strategy and physicality, he can make me think I have control and then reverse it with an awesome move. Great teacher too.
zz9zza is recommended by NYCgrappler
I love rolling with this big brute. It's my second go round with him and he's come back tougher than the first time. He's fun, he's strong, he's tough and he's getting better and better. On and off the mats this guy is awesome! Can't recommend him enough.
NYCgrappler is recommended by 1try2pinme8
Luis and I wrestled in London a few years back. He is not only very strong but also skilled, very sexy and an all round super guy. Highest recommendations!! Look me up again when you are in town mate.
1try2pinme8 is recommended by NYCgrappler
Met Achim a few years ago. He was awesome. Big, strong and dominating; this guy is the real deal. If you get the chance meet him. He's fun on the mats and off he's a smart and lovely bear of a man. I will be looking for a rematch when I head his way!
NYCgrappler is recommended by greekwrestler
Louis is one of the best grapplers around. Met him many years ago but I am sure he is much better now. Great guy off the mats, great fun match on the mats. Hope I will meet him soon again when I visit NYC. Wrestle him and enjoy!
NYCgrappler is recommended by builtbod
it was a real pleasure to be on the matt with this trained and skilled wrestler. He really knows his stuff and fights hard and serious....along with making the entire sweaty experience a lot of fun. Left the match feeling aches in my back and arms....and a desire to take it up again in round 2...which will definitely happen again.
NYCgrappler is recommended by NickZ
NYCgrappler is a great guy to wrestle, very skilled and can work with opponents of varying skill levels from beginner to advanced. We've been wrestling since 2002 and he is a good friend as well as a wrestling opponent who won't disappoint.
If you're an experienced submission wrestler, you'll have a great match, and if you need to brush up on your arm bars then he's your man too. :)