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  1. A tale of two icons

    by , 10-27-2008 at 06:44 AM
    Dan Gable turned 60 Saturday. The event went relatively unnoticed. Wrestling historian and writer, Mark Palmer, made note of it on the internet Friday and I?ve seen or read little else about it.

    As I?ve said before, my love for the sport started when a friend asked me to ride to Ames with him to watch Gable wrestle ? just about 40 years ago. I?m not going to try to write any type of biography here. I?ll leave that to the better writers and those that know Dan well. However, when you ...

    Updated 10-27-2008 at 11:46 AM by Schlottke

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  2. Do we want wrestling to be more popular - or not?

    by , 05-05-2008 at 06:25 AM
    Do we want wrestling to be more popular ? or not?


    youtube.com/watch?v=PbCcwGwQ4XI

    Shawn Johnson is from Iowa and all of us from the Hawkeye state are proud that she is. It?s already evident that NBC is pinning at least part of its? Olympic coverage rating hopes on a cute, effervescent - but very dominating athlete.

    It is almost certain that no American wrestler ? men?s freestyle, Greco-Roman or women?s freestyle ? will be featured in the TV spots ...
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  3. Do we want wrestling to be more popular - or not?

    by , 05-05-2008 at 06:20 AM
    Do we want wrestling to be more popular ? or not?


    youtube.com/watch?v=PbCcwGwQ4XI

    Shawn Johnson is from Iowa and all of us from the Hawkeye state are proud that she is. It?s already evident that NBC is pinning at least part of its? Olympic coverage rating hopes on a cute, effervescent - but very dominating athlete.

    It is almost certain that no American wrestler ? men?s freestyle, Greco-Roman or women?s freestyle ? will be featured in the TV spots ...
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  4. A glossary of wrestling terms for the new fan

    by , 04-28-2008 at 05:39 AM
    A glossary of wrestling terms for the new fan


    Takedown ? what you do with any Tom Brands quote if you are a smart sports writer.


    Single ? what a wrestler is destined to be if not showering after every workout.


    Reversal ? The Steve Mocco transfer from Iowa to Oklahoma State as opposed to the Ray Brinzer transfer from Oklahoma State to Iowa.


    Pin ? sadly, what you can hear drop at many college dual wrestling ...
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  5. A fan is a fan, is a fan

    by , 04-14-2008 at 06:05 AM
    A fan is a fan, is a fan

    ? and wrestling is wrestling.

    I attended the 2008 wrestling Dream Team Classic in Iowa City Saturday night. The twelve-year-old event pits a team of national high school all stars against an all-star team from the host state. This year?s edition featured 13 of the 14 nationally number-one rated wrestlers and had two #1 vs. #2 matches. For complete results see The Predicament at http://www.thepredicament.com.

    The West High School gym ...

    Updated 04-14-2008 at 07:22 AM by Schlottke

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