12 Kids Who Will Destroy You

Nick DimengoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

12 Kids Who Will Destroy You

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    We've all heard the saying, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog," right?

    Well that phrase might be the most appropriate thing to describe these kids who would absolutely destroy any of us in an athletic competition.

    They may not be able to drive—some of them might not be able to do multiplication—but if they ever need to stand up to show someone up, they will.

Winter Vinecki

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    OK, so running might not be something that you mind getting demolished in. But it's pretty sad that while you can't find the energy or motivation to get off the couch each night, 14-year-old Winter Vinecki is out there running marathons.

    Completing a 26.2-mile run on all seven continents—becoming the youngest to ever achieve such a feat—Winter looks like the modern-day Forrest Gump. She just needs to run.

Rahma Younis

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    Credit: Guardian Video

    No joke—I'd be embarrassed lifting next to 12-year-old Rahma Younis if I saw her in the gym.

    While I normally don't mind putting up with a few others around, I'm guessing little Rahma would put me to shame with her lifting talents.

    Becoming the youngest weightlifter at the Asian championships to put up 105 pounds, there's a reason why everyone should be afraid of this pint-sized kid.

Oliver Wahlstrom

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    I'm not sure about you, but at 13 years old, I was chasing girls around and convincing myself that I was finally growing facial hair.

    That's not the case for hockey phenom Oliver Wahlstrom, who, at just age 13, has already committed to playing for his home-state team, the University of Maine.

    For anyone who thinks lacing up some skates and playing hockey is easy, this teenager will quickly put you to shame.

    Just wait until he gets big enough to check—then he'll really add insult to the beatdown he's giving us.

Ye Wocheng

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    We might like to think of ourselves as scratch golfers, but if we ever step on the course with 12-year-old Ye Wocheng, he'll quickly remind us just how frustrating golf can be.

    That's because the kid is killing it on the links. He became the youngest pro player in his native China when he participated in the China Open last May.

    That slice we have isn't going to fix itself, so maybe some tips from Ye can help.

Andrej Hristovski

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    Look, I'm going to be completely honest here—I have no idea who Andrej Hristovski is.

    But seeing how the video here is of a young Andrej beating the tar out of some hand pads while going ape on some kickboxing, I'm just going to assume the kid could knock me out.

    Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that the title of the video happens to be, "The Youngest Kick Boxer in the World," which means this kid is going to be a machine.

Brandon Phillips (No Image Available)

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    While I couldn't find anything particular on the aforementioned Andrej Hristovski, Brandon Phillips—no, clearly not the baseball player—has earned tons of accolades.

    That's because Phillips became the youngest kickboxing black belt in Britain in 2012. Even though he likes to eat candy and occasionally gets sent to time out, he can still kick the snot out of any of us.

Abbey Watson

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    She may now be 15 years old—not 13 when she first captured eight powerlifting world records back in 2012—but I'm pretty sure that Abbey Watson is still a lot stronger than you or me.

    Beginning to weight lift at age 10, Abbey was squatting 143.3 pounds and deadlifting 176 pounds during the Powerlifting Federation national competition, where she set those world records and an additional 28.

    So go ahead and pack the weight on the bar at your local gym, because this girl will soon be able to take you down.

Mr. Roku

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    This kid might not go by a real name—instead he's known as Mr. Roku—but it would be wise to just let him do what he wants—because he could beat any of us down.

    And one can't help but feel bad for any of his competitors, as it doesn't matter how big or experienced another wrestler isthe now 11-year-old isn't afraid to take on anyone.

    Some kids wear masks for Halloween costumes. This kid wears one to kick butt.

Jake Schellenschlager

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    While you or I may try to show off in the gym by attempting to lift as much weight as we can to impress the ladies, 14-year-old weightlifter Jake Schellenschlager is probably still a bit awkward around the opposite sex.

    That's not to say that the kid isn't jacked, as he has been setting world records in his weight class by being able to lift over twice his body weight.

    Yeah, he seems to be quite the gym rat.

Troy Swanick (Not Pictured)

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    Berthold Stadler/Associated Press

    To be clear, the picture above is not Troy Swanick. The boy pictured above is Jaden Smith, a child actor who played the part of Dre Parker in The Karate Kid.

    Troy Swanick, however, recently became a real-life karate kid and Britain's youngest black belt in the sport. Troy might be taught to resist showing off the discipline, but if he ever needs to use it, I'm sure he won't hold back.

    Let's all just hope it's not on one of us.

Giuliano and Claudiu Stroe

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    Being in the news a lot over the past few years, I'm sure that most of us have heard about Giuliano and Claudiu Stroe, who, at five and seven years old a few years ago, respectively, made headlines for doing some absolutely mind-blowing things.

    It's a little weird to see a few kids who aren't even 10 yet acting like meatheads, but I'm not going to be the one to tell them to tone it down—after all, they're described as the "World's Strongest Kids."

Any of These Kids

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    While I'm not one to ever say "no" to trying something once, I can almost guarantee that I'd never even consider stepping into the Octagon for an MMA-style fight.

    Simply put, it's one of the most insane sports on the planet.

    That's just one reason why any of these kids who take part in it as a hobby should never be messed with.

    I don't want to admit that I'm scared right now; seeing some of the looks of rage in these kids' eyes makes me worried for my life.