Hi, been grappling for about 15 years. Not much training but picked up a bit along the way. Keen novice boxer. Normal masculine bloke, no attitude, who enjoys grappling. Reasonably fit. I do not reply to generic challenges.
Match structure: Even match, Tag team / group fights
Specific wrestling styles: Wrestling with body punches, Promission, Brit pro wrestling
- United Kingdom, Grantham
Place of residence
I am willing to travel 100 miles
I am willing to host.
StatsAge: 53-year-old Male
Stats: 6'3" (191 cm), 216 lbs (98 kg)
Languages spoken: French, Russian
Gear: Speedos, square cuts, singlet
Last login: 17 minutes ago
Last modified: 4/04/2017 6:56 PM
Start of membership: 7/14/2009 4:45 PM
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- 5/24/2017 2:00 PM: wrestling group at Barnet afternoon (Organizer: Ben skull stephens; Event completed )
- 10/26/2013 1:15 PM: CHARITY TOURNAMENT (Organizer: Ironbull; Event completed )
- 6/01/2013 12:00 PM: June Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - Catz Club Nottingham UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 11/27/2010 2:27 PM: grapple101 birthday bash (Organizer: Mark uk; Event completed )
With his imposing pro-restler's stature and a considerable weight and height advantage I was completely outgunned on the mats by Borets. That said, he was totally safe and sane at all times and eased off a bit so that we could enjoy some give 'n take action and exchange of holds.
I thoroughly recommend this very experienced wrestler, a genial host with an excellent mat room set up.
borets is recommended by Jazzbearboy
Had a fun although brief session with Borets. Great teacher, really good host. As a novice I was completely out of my depth but he was always safe and really helpful with learning moves and tactics. Very powerful wrestling who really knows his stuff. Would be great to meet again.
borets is recommended by CambsWrestler
Borets proved an excellent host with a great matroom set up. He was hospitable, polite and very friendly off the mats. On the mats, his superior technique, size and experience meant this contest was pretty one sided in his favour but he took the time to give me a few useful tips. Hopefully next time we'll don the gloves!
borets is recommended by scottimike
Great no fuss , fun, hospitable and grunty, committed wrestler with mats to meet up with on a UK trip in Oct 2016. Safe and recommended though we could have gone on longer , perhaps next time , round two ? A split lip, on me was a bit of a brake. Thanks.
Met borets today for my first experience on the mats, from the outset he put me at ease, and made me feel comfortable. He took the time to walk and talk me through various moves, using me as the demo. He knows when and where to apply the pressure. Always safe and sane, allowing me to suffer and learn. Off the mats he's an outstanding host, his cooking skills matched his mat skills.
Positive first meet, fully recommend this guy.
borets is recommended by schabernacken
Tall, strong and very fast. You better be slightly faster to have a chance. Apart from grappling experienced in gut punching which was an interesting experience. Everything served safely and sanely though. After the fight a sympathetic guy to talk with and very hospitable. Looking forward to a rematch.
borets is recommended by Subswrestlerfife
Met Mark a while ago down in The Lake District. One of my first matches from here. He is a brilliant wrestler and definitely put me through my paces. He took the time to show me some moves and it was appreciated.
Hopefully we can get on the mats again soon.
borets is recommended by EssexUK Brit Pro
It was smashing to eventually have time with Borets in the ring at Walthamstow during a small group meet on 22 March 2017.
A solid wrestler of good proportions. He is agile, fast and strong. Difficult to get one over him in a subs match! Excellent, also, at finding the right level for mutual satisfaction especially whilst exploring the pro-style side of grappling.
Completely safe and an engaging personality as well.
My thanks to him for contributing so much to a great time at the ring. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
borets is recommended by Basildon Bloke
Met Mark today as part of a group meet at Walthamstow.
Wow, this guy is like a tank. One of the strongest guys I've come across and if that wasn't tough enough, he moves very fast too. That being said, he was a very safe wrestler and completely lowered his level to mine. He very kindly taught me some pro moves and allowed me test them out on him.
He gave me plenty of encouragement and made the whole session a very enjoyable one.
Would totally recommend him and can't wait to meet him again.
borets is recommended by nwprograppler
It was great to finally meet Borets as we had both had some formal training from a pro wrestler. Gave us the opportunity to put our training to the test.
He's a big guy for sure so it wasn't quite the usual dismantling of opponents that I'm used to but was fun all the same.
He was outside his comfort zone having mainly been a submission wrestler but he's certainly got a taste for it now.
Challenge him if you dare!
nwprograppler is recommended by borets
So this was my first proper pro encounter. Slightly nervous but I have to say Christian was a perfect gent ( mostly) for those of who think pro is a joke then think again. It was a physical counter and great fun, I learned a lot.
I can't recommend him enough. A strong fit grown up who knows his pro with a great sense of humour. Did I say that he looks the part ? Under the gentle exterior lurks a heel....
I look forward to round 2. Ding dong...
With Mark it became clear that I knew nothing about submission wrestling. He patiently taught me some basic ,but essential holds/information. He could easily have had his fun and destroyed my confidence,but instead he was trying to generate some. That's rare,and generous. Meet him if you are serious about learning.
Though a little injured,this man destroyed me in Vienna's wrestling weekend.Our match was fairly short but long enough to show me who called the shots! I had a great time socializing with him off the mats and had some great laughs.One of my favorite heels!
Well, well, well.... What a strong, fierce, completely safe and sane competitor Borets is! We've met numerous times now and he never fails to deliver what he promises! He adjusts his levels to his opponent and will go as hard as you can handle, or tone it down if you need! Off the mats they don't come much nicer than this! A perfect host, a perfect gent! Over the short time I've known Borets I can honestly say I've made a good mate! To more fights, both on and off the mats (but perhaps not in the kitchen!!!!)
Don't be deceived by the short track record or relatively few opponents. This judoka is a formidable opponent and deserves respect. Added to the technical base you have size and strength this man is a real handful. Equally don't be put off, he knows how to crank it up or tone it down. Great fun to wrestle and completely safe. A real pleasure on and off the mats. 100 % recommended.
03/04/2016: Well this set a new personal best [or worst] for the length of time between first talking to someone on MeetFighters and actually getting to grapple with them, and even then it was just an appetiser of borets's full range of heeling skills, but on Sunday in the beautiful sunshine of the Lincolnshire countryside I did finally get to hit the mats with him. A lot's happened in the previous 18 months and I'm not the complete jobber that I once was. I even quite like kicking a bit of butt now and again. However, on the mats with borets that's always going to be a bit academic, as I'd be being worked over whether I wanted to or not.... Big, strong, skilled and mean, apart from the Welsh dragon budgie smugglers, borets is certainly the heel par excellence. When we have a rematch and he's outsourcing fewer of the heeling duties of the day to Rutland, I strongly suspect that I am really going to know about it the following day. But the big guy has the skills and the nous to do his job completely safely, so while a match with him couldn't exactly be described as a relaxing experience, it is at least a care-free one. Off the mats, between him and Lincoln Lad I had the perfect hosts, kind, generous, attentive and very funny. It was sort of the definition of mixing pleasure and pain really. So a repeat will hopefully be far quicker to get arranged than round 1. This quality wrestler comes very highly recommended by me.
28-29/05/2016: Well indeed the rematch did come around pretty quickly, thanks to a slightly random though very enjoyable trip to Vienna for us all, but owing to an injured foot it was still really just another brief taster of borets's heeling skills. I still got mangled though....
borets is recommended by DenverWrestler
Very nice guy, strong and solid, and has some great submission moves that left me tapping and wondering what just happened. Totally safe and safe on the mats, a real good sport, and puts up a great fight. He and his partner have the best private wrestling space I've ever used in the UK, and they are simply superb hosts. It was an honor to meet and wrestle both of them.
DenverWrestler is recommended by borets
As one of the unlucky few not to have met Allen it was a real pleasure to host wrestling royalty at last. A gentleman on and off the mats, strong and with a broad range of technical skills, he is a real handful. A hard fought bout conducted in the right spirit, in short a perfect opponent.
borets is recommended by walsallgoodguy
20/4/16 met borets at pippas with notth of england wrestler.what a powerhouse,looks like a pro,this heel totally destroyed me had me screaming which made him more angry.competly safe and sane a great guy loved every minute he's the boss thanks
borets is recommended by fightingandspirit
Mark is clearly a very skilled wrestler and ferocious talent, but he is also a great teacher and can adapt his level to meet the needs of his opponent. For me, that is the sign of a great wrestler. I look forward very much to dialling up the level with him as my skills improve and our injuries fade. A true pleasure; I cannot recommend enough.
Since longer time again good and longer struggles with a very experienced good fighter. Fair and tough fights are commonplace. So you can say you to report to him.
borets is recommended by wrestleruk1
Fit tough bloke and exactly what I was expecting. Completely outclassed in every way but he's a sane fighter who was more than happy to turn it into a coaching session instead. Excellent facilities and all round great guy...be happy for a return invite anytime.
Borets is a fast, skilled and determined wrestler with lots of experience. It was a privilege wrestling him...I needed to have my wits about me because of his speed on the mats. A perfect host too...relaxed and attentive and really interesting to talk to. I look forward to round 2!
borets is recommended by The Kestrel
I have just had the pleasure of spending time with mark for a 2nd occasion - this time I have the privilege of saying we wrestled!
On the mats we had a truly brilliant match, with great controlled aggression and hard work between us, he is a guy I see as leagues ahead of me and gave me a great competition to try myself against.
Off the mats he is one in a pair of the most brilliant hosts you could wish to visit, and clearly likes to entertain his guests. He has a great nature that is easy to "click" with and every minute spent with the guy was a pleasure.
I can not recommend this guy enough but hopefully 101% is a good start - I can not wait to meet up with him again.
The Kestrel is recommended by borets
Despite the name there's nothing bird like about this tank. Strong and with well applied controlled aggression Kes makes you work and gives you a good scrap. I hadn't realized quite how rusty I was. A lovely bloke off the mats, highly recommended.
Mark is a big, strong, powerful and very skilled wrestler. It didn't all go his way, I had him worried when he thought he'd killed me.... Seriously, he's safe and sane and knows exactly how much pressure to apply without injury. An intelligent and very hospitable host who made me feel very much at my ease. Mark proved with me that he is able to adapt his skill level to even the most feeble numpty without making it too obvious that he's getting bored :-) Since meeting Mark some time ago I am lucky to be able to say we have become friends. He's definitely one of the good guys.
Met at a small group meet at Pippas
Tall and imposing wrestler who was really easy to talk to, and a lot nicer off the mats than he can be on them (allegedly)
Chose not to throw me out of the ring by declining the royal rumble, and spent so long coaching some of the others he ran out of time to face me on the mats.
Hope to meet again mate
There is nothing to be said, that hasn't been said before.
This guy lulled me into a sense of security for 2 minutes then had me tapping repeatedly.
Maybe I'll win next time, either way I want another bout with him.
borets is recommended by eastcheshireguy
Met borets at a small meeting at Pippa's after chatting for a while and we enjoyed a couple of bouts. He is definitely a better wrestler by far but he let the bouts flow either way and gave me some pointers to style that I need to remember! I'll look forward to another meet with him and would recommend him without hesitation.
borets is recommended by GymGladiator
Mark was in the area so we planned a meeting. I'm really glad we did. He is a skilled opponent and was willing to teach as well as wrestle.
After a morning and an afternoon session we were both feeling as if we had done something! I also enjoyed having some punishing gut punching delivered and a chance to try some kit.
A great guy on and off the mats and definitely recommended. Hopefully we can meet again when he is next in the area.
GymGladiator is recommended by borets
I was lucky enough to meet Pete for the first time this week. A competent and very strong submission wrestler who enjoys his kit. We had a very enjoyable session, I certainly felt it the next day. He has one of the best mat rooms in UK and it's well worth a detour or special journey to this beautiful part of mid-Wales. Pete is excellent company off the mats and a very generous host. I look forward to a rematch.
borets is recommended by ringmaster
Traveling some distance and wrestling in less than ideal conditions, Borets showed why he is one of the premier grapplers of the eastern Midlands. He is very strong and knows his submission wrestling. He made sure that both guys had a good time and everything was done safely. I
am looking forward for a return bout in his grappling den.
ringmaster is recommended by borets
It was a privilege to wrestle this gentleman, despite the constraints of the venue. Dean's breadth and depth of experience in the wrestling world is unusual, and was much appreciated. Charming, knowledgeable and very skilled he comes highly recommended.
Have wrestled Borets a few times. Big, strong, quick, powerful man!
Excellent host off the mats
Mark is a strong skilled wrestler and a fast mover on the mats. He's also an excellent host. I'd be happy to recommend wrestling him and look forward to a rematch sometime.
Lucky enough to be relatively near. This big man delivers on how he looks. Intimidating guy to face, big, strong and mean looking. Met at his after a while due to my normal nervousness but I never regretted for an instant. Patient and reassuring but left no doubt who was boss. As everyone says, great hosts, very nice, socialble, intelligent and a MUST!! Can't wait to meet again. Has made me determined to get fitter
Now met him a couple of times and he delivers as a heel. Great guy off the mats and knows his stuff on them. Enjoyed my meets immensely
Had the great pleasure of meeting mark at his place yesterday. He is a good solid wrestler who is hard fun on the mats and a true gentleman and host off them... Well worth meeting him and would recommend him to any one who was a good wrestle
borets is recommended by little Tony
I met Mark at his and had a great time. He's one big awesome heel, but he's also a patient teacher, learnt alot from him (thanks Mark). Enjoyed my time on his mats. Off the mats he, and Lincoln Lad are great hosts :) hope to get back there soon
I met Mark and Darren at the weekend and had a great time both on the mats and socially, as the guys are very friendly and wonderful hosts. Thanks again for the hospitality guys- much appreciated. Andrew ( Grappleguy 66 ) joined us , and we had a 4 way pro style session which was good fun and we had some laughs. The guys really know their stuff , but took it easy on me bearing in mind my lighter weight and i am glad they did. They weren't so gentle with each other , and it was obvious they could handle themselves in the submission department. I can only repeat what has been said before . .just don't pass up on the opportunity to meet them. I hope to do so again soon.
borets is recommended by hardfitsub
Very strong and focussed on the mats, watch out for those long arms. I couldn't make much headway but had a most enjoyable workout. As others have said, great hosts and mat space so don't hesitate if you are thinking of making the trip.
This man was a real pleasure to wrestle and to host. Strong, full of energy and with a real passion for the mats. He's learning the ropes but absolutely worth meeting if you can. He will be a real handful soon enough. Great fun on and off the mats, highly recommended.
I recently had the pleasure of wrestling Mark at his place. He is very strong, skilled and agressive but always safe. A must meet guy. And the perfect host. Thank you, Mark!
Like trying to wrestle a small Alp. Great fun but futile. Michael is skilled, strong and bigger than the average bear. A perfect and very amusing gentleman off the mats, safe and fun on them. If you're lucky enough to have the chance of meeting Michael, just enjoy it as the avalanche sweeps you up and dumps you in a pile.
borets is recommended by beefyprowrestler
Great wrestle with a very strong and skilled wrestler. Even with my weight advantage was no way of getter the better of this wrestler - but will keep trying.
Met up with Mark and enjoyed about 8 rounds of scalable boxing. he is able to go up and down the scale as required to ensure a good match. I look forward to another meet.
Excellent host, and both cunning and strong on the mats. I had to really pay attention, he knows how to spot an opportunity to take control. Ideal opponent - always ready to roll, highly competitive, and has good safety awareness.
This Queensland Crusher was a joy to host, the perfect guest, witty urbane and devilishly handsome. For someone who has been wrestling for a year the skill is remarkably evident. I dont think anyone else noticed but he is also ridiculously strong. I would like to claim that this particular kangaroo got tied down, sport but unfortunately it was a much more one sided encounter. A perfect gentleman and a natural wrestler, it was almost a pleasure to be pasted all over the mats by this beast. Watch out for the Tim Tam Slam its a brutal finisher.
borets is recommended by Wrestlecub
I met Mark at a group meet and only had a short bout with him but I was really impressed with his technical skill during our match. He is strong, has great balance and knows plenty of tricks, all of which made for a really challenging match.
]Off the mats Mark is a lovely guy, very articulate and witty and a perfect host. I really enjoyed my weekend there and can't wait to go back!
Wrestlecub is recommended by borets
I think Nic must have been wrestling someone other than me.
When you are so totally outclassed in every sense it almost becomes a pleasure to lose. A gentleman on and off the mats, and charming with it. Patient and generous with his coaching, it was a privilege to host him.
borets is recommended by Leglocklover
Borets knows what he wants and goes all out to get it, he is highly skilled and it will take a tough opponent to beat him.
2013-10-20 thank you Borets for the sweaty match you give me. Borets was not 100% but give me the plasure of an intense match I will remember and next trip in UK I am sure to meet him again.
borets is recommended by leicswrestle
Absolute brilliant guy and host knows his stuff . Happy to meet for round two
A very skilled and powerful wrestler who put me through my paces, I learnt a lot from him. A true gentleman and a great host too- recommended.
borets is recommended by wrestle fun
It was good to meet up with Mark, he was very accomodating and is a strong and skillful wrestler.
I definately recommend him, and look forward to meeting Mark again in the future for another match
Likewise, Mark is a great bloke to get on the mats with. Strong, competitive, skilled and determined. We had a great meeting and I can't recommend him highly enough. Again one of the decent, considerate guys that you feel safe with and an extremely humorous chap to share a beer with afterwards.
I recently had the pleasure of wrestling Nic at High Barnet. It goes without saying that the strength is awesome but he's out for a fun but hard wrestle, not to demolish his opponent. It was a great afternoon of competitive but sane grappling with one of the wrestling scenes true gents. A must meet opponent and don't be put off by the size/strength differential!
borets is recommended by croppedinely
Had a very nice afternoon with Mark in Cambridgeshire. Excellent conversation off the mats, and great intense scraps on the mats. Multiple painful submissions on both sides, Mark has a great upper body strength, good stamina, excellent defence. A real seasoned fighter with a sense of modesty belying his ability. If you want a good rough workout which is also respectful of limits Mark is the man for you. We may have ended up with a split lip and a black eye, but these things happen when the fights get intense and round 2 is definitely on the cards.
croppedinely is recommended by borets
Stew ticks all the boxes. Strong, fit, technical wrestler with a hint of the bad boy. Dont be put off by his size and ability, he is an ideal and considerate opponent. Easy going and amusing off the mats. If you have the chance wrestle this man, simply a great afternoon !
Met mark yesterday, fantastic host and god does this man know his stuff, easily sorted the experienced from the inexperienced. Good opponent and thankfully arranged a new location at short notice due to the inclement weather. Look forward to you visiting up north next time.
Had a great meet with Mark.
Wrestled down to my level what with his experience and is a great wrestler who knows his stuff.
Certainly put me through my paces and was aching a bit next morning from his scissors, but was all worth it.
Top bloke on and off the mats with some good conversation a great sense of humour.
Cannot recommended him enough.
Will meet again for sure.
borets is recommended by grappleguy66
had a great tag match with mark, hes a gentleman and a fighter. mark is definaty a very strong,skilled wrestler, and has great speed aswell.
agressivse, but always very safe. socally ,you couldn't wish for better company. highly recomended.
borets is recommended by wrestlingkit
Mark thanks very much for the wrestling session you gave me!!!! So great!!!!!! Thanks again!!!!
If you live in London or just visiting the city Mark is a MUST u have to meet him and you will get a really good wrestling match...cos he knows the way to do it!!!!!
if you love wrestling..you have to wrestle him!!!!
Each time i wrestle him....i enjoy more and more so...next rematch accept FOR SURE MATE!!!!
Is always a pleasure meeting you and have a good wrestle!!!!!!
WAITING FOR NEXT HERE OR THERE :)
wrestlingkit is recommended by borets
Carlos is well worth meeting. A great technical wrestler and very strong with it. Aggressive and fast on the mats but safe and sensible with nothing to prove. A gentleman and perfect host with a good sense of humour. There are many reasons to visit BCN, Carlos adds to them.
Just back from a rematch with Carlos. A beast on the mats, but utterly fair and sane. The combination of muscle and wrestling ability was too much for me again. I look forward to another hot rematch. What more can i say ?
Now here's a guy to wrestle! strong skilled and knowledgeable and great challenge. Apart from being a gr8 host he's very articulate and comp to wrestle. One of many I hope. Wrestle him or you will miss out - top bloke.
I was lucky enough to fight this stud on a trip to Barcelona. Fit, hard, strong, determined, and not keen on submitting. A good rough but fair fight....did i say he was handsome with a great body ? A perfect, charming and generous host as well. Strongly recommended.
Had a great match with this wrestler yesterday. Easy to arrange and this guy meant business. Technical, strong and agile fairly matched on stats, but his experience (which was impressive) got the better of me. Great host, and fun to be with. A safe wrestler. Highly recommended!
borets is recommended by chesterbloke
I had a great day with Borets and his partner, Lincolnlad, at his place wrestling. Two very good wrestlers and very funny guys as well. Both guys are very talented wrestlers and fun to hang out with as well. Definitely recommedended!
I knew he'd be tough but he was more rigorous than I expected. He seemed a bit different to the guys I've met before; not sure what it was (taller than average, quite good looking and a good head of hair) (!)
He knows how to wrestle down a few notches for the less experienced, but doesn't really "soften" - you always have to watch out for the sudden onslaught. I'm pretty sure anyone meeting him would learn something from him - either something technical or simply the value of a controlled aggressive spirit.
Had a great bout with Keith. He makes the Duracell bunny look laid back, great stamina....just keeps coming after you. Despite big weight disadvantage he used his skill to put up a good hard fight. No hesitation in recommending him. A perfect gent off the mats.
Met Mark at hackney matroom for a great session of wrestling likes it a little rough which is great but, totally safe. Great wrestle and wrestler great sense of humour brill guy to meet . Very highly recommended.
borets is recommended by secondsout
Really enjoyed taking on this fit, strong, competitive grappler. Friendly, sorted bloke who is a first rate challenge on the mats. Highly recommended.
borets is recommended by 1try2pinme8
Mark and I met earlier this week. He is a very genuine, reliable and totally trustworthy guy. I had a blast rolling around with him. He is a big guy, strong and has some great skills. I'd highly recommend him.
1try2pinme8 is recommended by borets
Ive just had the pleasure of wrestling Achim. He is big strong and skilled. His idea of nothing too serious still presented a real challenge for me. A gentleman and perfect host. If you want to wrestle an accomplished grappler, and some good sweaty action, oh and some amusing chat, this is your man.
Met Mark recently and not only enjoyed his company but also his expertise and knowledge of this anicent sport shown on the matts.. Can't wait until we meet again. Next time I won't be playing!! I would highly recommend that you wrestle this excellent guy and now mate!!
borets is recommended by dadwrestle
Take this guy on and you get a good, hard intense fight!
dadwrestle is recommended by borets
I've had the pleasure of wrestling him many times. Safe sane considerate funny reliable. Oh did I say he's a good grappler ? Knows what he's doing and will push you as hard as you want / need. Ok, sometimes a little harder. A gent off the mats, a fighter on them. Nuff said.
I met Mark as part of a 4 man bash and very much enjoyed getting to grips with him on the mat and having a laugh between scraps. He's tough, cool and determined and a real challenge. Highly recommended.
borets is recommended by muscldfighter
great guy!!! finally met Borets for a grapple on a hard parquat floor! Sensible and strong.
Great attitude and a no-nonsense fighter! Definitely a good meet up!
Would like to have the chance to glove up for a few rounds in the boxing ring too!