Friday, August 22, 2008

Sports Profile: Wrestler, Ross Capdeville

Ross Capdeville
"When Ross Capdeville started wrestling in 2005, it wasn’t to emulate Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle or any other pro wrestling superhero. And it definitely was not for the homoerotic element of two men rolling around on a mat. It was, in reality, because so many of his soccer games were getting rained out in the winter," writes Ross Forman. Capdeville, 28, has since been a GAY GAMES bronze medal winner and one of the best competitors on the GOLDEN GATE WRESTLING CLUB. He is one of the most talented grapplers in Wrestling Without Borders (WWB), which is composed of organizations and individuals dedicated to the promotion of safe and challenging freestyle wrestling, primarily for the LGBT community. “I have a background in karate and kickboxing. That was always a good workout, and I just thought wrestling would be similar, another good workout,” said Capdeville, who is a systems engineer for a marketing company in San Francisco. “I really had no competitive goals when I started; I just entered local tournaments about six months after starting, and got hooked.” READ MORE