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Old 02-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #31
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Here's a link to a wonderful read on the US Olympic Trials from 1960-1988 by James Moffatt. Interesting to hear, in the wrestlers own words, what being an Olympian meant to them.

Terrific read.....bringing back some very good memories. Many of the people in the 72, 76, and 80's trials I either have met, trained with, wrestled against, or knew by reputation. Really fun for me to learn some of their stories of struggle and success. I cant relate to much of the success stores...especially at the national/Olympic level.....but I certainly can relate to some of the struggles! Still, I wouldn't trade those years for anything, and i'd do it all over again in a minute if given the chance. Fun reading about the "legends" from the early years as well.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:08 AM   #32
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Patmo - any clue what Russ Hellickson is doing these days? Why do I know that name?
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:25 AM   #33
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Have no idea. Last contact I had with him was when he was coach at OSU and I attended clinics there as a young HS coach. I know he retired as coach in 2006. Hope he is living the good life....possibly on a farm in his native state?

Why do you know that name? LOL.......I see you have some connection to Wisconsin? And wrestling? Wisconsin, wrestling, and Helickson all go together. Native of Madison, competitor and coach in the state, silver medalist in Olympics. Announcer/color commentator for much of the Olympic wrestling TV broadcasts.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #34
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Look what has happened in the past few days. Those countries where wrestling is most popular and that have all the money are now taking up collections to present to the IOC in order to pursuade (grease the palms of) the IOC members - all 15 of them - to allow wrestling back into the Games.

I really hope that FILA and the rest of the wrestling world can bring to light the corruption of the IOC. Wishful thinking, but I hope it happens.
The sad thing is, this is a "reformed" IOC, after the disaster that was Salt Lake City. Reading between the lines, former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch saved the decathlon and, as you say, wrestling was complacent and failed to buy enough votes.

What are arguably the three most important and rich international sports federations -- the IOC, FIFA and UEFA -- all seem to be hopelessly unaccountable, opaque and corrupt. And no-one's holding them to task.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:00 AM   #35
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Wow Alot Happened as I Slept

Must not sleep anymore, Hey Cheet pass the Yayo
Plus I can make weight than

But for reals

Goodbye FILA Prez

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...-quits.html?hp

And our esteemed JI chimes in (1st half of his Op-Ed we know)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/op...mpics.html?hpw
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:06 AM   #36
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Sounds like FILA has heard the wakeup call! That's a a good thing.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #37
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sounds like fila has heard the wakeup call! That's a a good thing.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #38
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Truly sad that wrestling won't be a part of the olympics.

How long before the olympics resemble ESPN's x-games?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:16 AM   #39
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Truly sad that wrestling won't be a part of the olympics.

Not a dome deal yet....just been reccomended by the executive committee of the IOC to drop it. Still has to go through 2 more steps before that becomes fact. Hopefully, the decision will be reversed during that process.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #40
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Truly sad that wrestling won't be a part of the olympics.

How long before the olympics resemble ESPN's x-games?
one could argue they're trying to appeal to a younger audience but I dont believe it'll ever go that far. they'll always have the more traditional games like Ribbon Gymnastics

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Old 02-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #41
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No wrestling then I won't watch,....any of it,... boycott (not that it will matter).


You wrestling fans- "Foxcatcher." Keep an eye out for this movie. They just finished filming here, I was actually an extra in a few very minor scenes. It tells the story of the Schultz brothers and crazy John DuPont. Its from the same folks that made "Moneyball."
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:43 PM   #42
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No wrestling then I won't watch,....any of it,... boycott (not that it will matter).


You wrestling fans- "Foxcatcher." Keep an eye out for this movie. They just finished filming here, I was actually an extra in a few very minor scenes. It tells the story of the Schultz brothers and crazy John DuPont. Its from the same folks that made "Moneyball."
Very cool

I'm old enough to remember that crazy sad story

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Jordan continues the fight. Stand up wrestling fans & keep the pressure on the idiots @ the IOC.


http://www.nj.com/olympics/index.ssf...l#incart_river



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Old 03-08-2013, 06:27 AM   #44
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Very cool

I'm old enough to remember that crazy sad story

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Yes, just noticed where u are, it all happen out your way. Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum are the Schultz bros. Steve Carrell (spell) is DuPont. All super nice pretty regular dudes.


Sicklerville.......cool name for a town.

We need Louden Swain up in here to set the I O C straight.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #45
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NCAA tourney!

All right wrestling fans - it's tourney time! New thread started here.
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