Someday, people will talk about the legend of Stevo Poulin.
Right now, the best we’ve got is a video on the web that puts the rest of us mere mortals to shame.
Poulin, an 8-year-old wrestler from Schuylerville, N.Y., is clearly good at three things: Being a bad little man, having a mean mohawk and throwing his opponents around like ragdolls on the mat.
This isn’t just a compilation of Poulin’s greatest accomplishments on the mat. Oh sure, they’re here, and plenty entertaining. But this is about presence, about a mission.
Poulin is more intimidating than most NFL linebackers. He has more raw brute strength per pound than most North American bears.*
*This is a non-scientific approximation, but it seems accurate.
He walks on the mat with a purpose and drives opponents to the ground with such force that it’s a wonder they get back up. Of course, they do, but it’s because they aren’t slouches, either. You see, Poulin isn’t just good, he’s one of the best in the nation. He’s not whipping up on the kids at the local Y, he’s dominating the toughest little men America has to offer.
So if you see Poulin coming, shake his hand and tell him you’re impressed.
And then run. Run as fast as you can in the other direction.