Sport: Healthily Neurotic

Professional wrestlers, the grunting, groaning showpieces of the most thoroughly faked U.S. sport, are maligned men, according to Dr. Charles Davis, physician for the California State Athletic Commission. Wrestling fans are apt to picture their hippodroming heroes as gross, stupid, out of condition, and in general, slobs. Not so, says Dr. Davis—at least not so on the fitness side. Thanks to continual training for weekly and sometimes nightly bouts, says Davis, wrestlers keep in the pink of physical condition. What's more, many of them are in good mental shape as well. Last week, after five years of examining the groaners (most...

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