2 sport athletes in grappling that made a high level?

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  1. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Thought this was an interesting question...

    What athletes have you heard that have done well at 2 different grappling sports?

    -Pat Bolger was silver medalist at the Pan-Ams in both Judo and Wrestling in the very same year and qualified for the olympic team in both.

    -Mike Barry was an Olympic Wrestler and 6-time National Judo champ.

    -Leo Leite won Gold at the Pan-Ams in Judo and Mundials in BJJ(blackbelt).(ty Blanko)

    Was going to edit in for a list but there could be to much discretion or too many:).
     
  2. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    Qualifying for the Olympics in two different sports is an outstanding achievement
     
  3. blanko

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    leo leite was on the brasilian national judo team and won in the mundials as a black belt.
     
  4. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    okay Ill edit that in, didnt know if it was blackbelt. Was going to add regardless but wanted to know for sure. Thanks.
     
  5. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    In the same year to boot. Thats crazy. He was one of my judo coaches.:)

    Was once ranked 3rd in judo and 4th in wrestling in the world.
     
  6. ShanghaiBJJ

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    Rhadi Ferguson.
     
  7. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    What did he 'win' in bjj? I think he did good in adcc but good is too discretionary.
     
  8. Thalion

    Thalion Green Belt

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    Kashiwazaki and Sato (world champion in both sambo and judo)

    Yuri Rybak and Ilias Iliadis ( champion in judo and sambo )
     
  9. georgejjr

    georgejjr Black Belt

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    He made it to the top 8, losing on points at the very end to Jeff Monson, who won the division if I remember correctly. Making it to the ADCC finals is like going to the olympics, you have to qualify - only 16 make it in each division.

    ie, he did slightly better in ADCC than he did in the olympics - both getting to the ADCC finals and making it to the olympics mean you're an elite competitor in the respective sports.
     
  10. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Good point. As well that the sports he did were both gi.
     
  11. Hammer Time

    Hammer Time Brown Belt

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    rhadi was a wreslter in college too,anyone know how he did in his collegiate wrestling career
     
  12. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    True, I seconded that.
     
  13. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Ton's of accomplished wrestlers are now MMA fighters/BJJ players. Lindland, Couture, etc.
     
  14. furdog

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    I imagine there are guys who competed on a high level in greco roman and free style at the same time. Can't name any though because I don't follow close enough.
     
  15. San Shou fan

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    jimmy pedro? i know he medaled at the last olympics in judo, how elite of a wrestler was in he college? admitted i dont know much regarding his college wrestling days.
     

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