Two almost opposite sets of skills and movements. Wrestlers, in my opinion and I am not a wrestler, are some of the most physically fit athletes. They possess power, quickness, and agility that rivals almost all other athletes. If you look at today’s modern MMA, the wrestlers and wrestling style attacks are almost always the dominating difference in the contest (not that I am a big fight fan either, brutal sport).
From my perspective your question is like asking is a professional football lineman in the same physical condition as a quarterback.
Both play at elite levels both are conditioned enough to play at an “elite” level, however, the positions they play are very different.
Is an individual who plays golf at an elite condition just as a conditioned as a marathoner? It all depends upon what they are conditioned for. Sport-specific conditioning is relative to the sport the individual plays.
Thanks for your question.
Hello Chuck Perry,
That depends on your definition of “same condition”.
Both athletes should be in the best condition to perform their specific sport. Although, if you have one athlete do the other sport that they did not train for, things change. For example, the basketball player would most likely not be flexible enough for wrestling.