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7 Year Old Stevo Poulin

Posted: 2/3/2014 6:04 PM

7 Year Old Stevo Poulin 


Sorry if this was already posted, it's not exactly new. I was going through old messages and thought I'd share it with those who haven't seen it.


Watch "7 Year Old Stevo Poulin" on YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3QWmL...be_gdata_player
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Posted: 2/3/2014 10:48 PM

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What's this kid's deal now days? I watched a couple of videos on youtube from last year where he got beat and in both losses got ridden hard and turned.
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Posted: 2/3/2014 11:13 PM

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wasn't aware of that, maybe the other kids finally caught up to him in skills.
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Posted: 2/4/2014 12:14 AM

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I had seen posts about him on another forum.  Supposedly he had already been wrestling a couple years when the movies were filmed.  Supposedly the films were of him wrestling in novice tournaments with after a couple of years under his belt.
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Posted: 2/4/2014 8:01 AM

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Chief32 wrote: What's this kid's deal now days? I watched a couple of videos on youtube from last year where he got beat and in both losses got ridden hard and turned.
Overzealous Dad burned him out in the room  at home?
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Posted: 2/4/2014 9:50 AM

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Physical and mental maturity play a huge role in wrestling.  It's why a lot of kids peak in high school and why some excel in college.  I knew a kid who was about probably 8-10 years younger than me and when he was a kid he was a beast in wrestling.  He was just flat out stronger and more mature than every other kid and he never lost.  He was the same age as this kid when he was dominating.  I don't think he ever placed at PIAA's in high school.  Everybody caught up to him.

Heck, my older brother wrestled 70lbs on the junior high team as a freshman in high school. He wrestled mostly 7th or 8th graders and he went undefeated that year.  Almost nobody was on the same level as him.  He was simply a lot more mature mentally than the kids he wrestled.  I outweighed him by a good 15lbs-20lbs and couldn't beat my brother that year either, and I was pretty damn good myself.  Although my brother had a fine high school career, he never qualified for states.  If you looked at him as a freshman in high school, you'd never have thought he wouldn't qualify.  Although, my brother was a huge slacker at practice and did everything he could to not put in the work, so there's that, too.

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Posted: 2/4/2014 9:57 AM

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He took a little break from what I heard and is back wrestling again now. I saw him wrestle at the McDonogh Duals in January down here in MD and I am pretty sure he won all his matches, looked pretty dominant. For anyone who knows, the McDonogh Duals has top notch youth competition with club teams such as Young Guns, Pit Bull, Scorpions, Junior Terps etc. all participating so this was against very good opponents and high level caliber wrestlers for their age.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 11:51 AM

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Poster child for child athlete burn-out......courtesy of a dad pushing his son too hard, too soon, and trying to live vicariously through the success of his son. Very sad.

Also, why doesn't this kid have head gear on? He shouldn't be allowed to wrestle in an amateur tourney without head gear, I don't care how outrageous and ridiculous his hair looks, he needs ear protection.

Cauliflower ear is not the least bit attractive.....so get the head gear on kid! Shame on you dad!
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Posted: 2/5/2014 12:31 PM

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I watched one of those too. It looked to me that he was wrestling up a weight class (or two).
Chief32 wrote: What's this kid's deal now days? I watched a couple of videos on youtube from last year where he got beat and in both losses got ridden hard and turned.
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Posted: 2/5/2014 2:46 PM

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FineMaterial wrote: I watched one of those too. It looked to me that he was wrestling up a weight class (or two).
Chief32 wrote: What's this kid's deal now days? I watched a couple of videos on youtube from last year where he got beat and in both losses got ridden hard and turned.
agreed
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Posted: 2/5/2014 9:19 PM

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FineMaterial wrote: I watched one of those too. It looked to me that he was wrestling up a weight class (or two).
Chief32 wrote: What's this kid's deal now days? I watched a couple of videos on youtube from last year where he got beat and in both losses got ridden hard and turned.
You may be right about that.
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Posted: 2/5/2014 11:06 PM

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He's 7! Who cares? Let's wait 10 years and see if he's still wrestling.
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Posted: 2/6/2014 6:15 AM

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Peppermintlover5 wrote: He's 7! Who cares? Let's wait 10 years and see if he's still wrestling.
Actually I believe he is 11 now and the answer to your question is that YOU care as proven by the fact that you not only read the thread but also responded to it.  rolleyes
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Posted: 2/6/2014 7:40 AM

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Oh, he's 11 now? Well that changes everything. Hopefully Cael gives him a full scholarship!
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Posted: 2/6/2014 2:06 PM

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Stevo is still winning,  I read the other day his record is something like 650-50 and 43-1 this season, I watched his lone loss, his opponent scored 2 backs to pull it out at the last second.

I also saw a video of him teaching takedowns with his 4yr old brother and another one of John Smith teaching him the low single.  Smith smacked him on the *** every time he missed. You could tell it was beginning to hurt.  

He doesn't look burned out and from what I've heard about him he is bright, kind and well adjusted.
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Posted: 2/6/2014 2:24 PM

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140 matches per year???
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Posted: 2/6/2014 4:12 PM

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Wow that is a lot of matches. There was a guy 7-8 years ago when I was in high school that went 95-0 and I thought that was a lot. Just read up on it and that number actually set a national record for matches won in a single season. 100+ matches a year for a kid Stevo's age is a TON!
"The will to win is important, the will to prepare is vital" ~JoePa
"Excellence over success"
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