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  1. Dear Mary Alumnus

    by , 06-08-2009 at 11:04 AM
    This week brought one more online request for money for a wrestling program. Norwich University announced the reinstatement of wrestling as a varsity sport, but it was added that they still need to raise $20,000 to meet this year?s financial obligation.

    Last week I gave some basic tips on fund raising. This week I?ve written a sample letter from a fictional former wrestler at Smallville College to a hypothetical alumnus who has a history of giving to Smallville, but who has never ...
  2. Share wrestling with a friend

    by , 05-11-2009 at 10:45 AM
    Tom Carr has been the wrestling administrative assistant at Michigan State University since 2007. Prior to that he was an assistant coach at Central College in Pella, IA and before that he was on the staff of the Buckeye Wrestling Club. Part of Tom?s work at MSU is developing marketing and promotional programs. He read last week?s ?sales letter? from Mark Palmer and wrote a lengthy response which explores the concept of ?sharing? wrestling. Here is Tom?s response.

    ?I think that there ...
  3. Could you sell college wrestling?

    by , 04-13-2009 at 06:06 AM
    It?s confession time. I write sales letters that end up in your mailbox. Oh ? I do other things, but the whole thrust of what I do professionally is that I send you, your friends and your neighbors mail with the sole intent of selling you something (or getting you to donate to a charity). Over the years I may have sold you jewelry, shoes, cell phones, pizza, sub sandwiches, ocean cruises, tractors, a plasma TV, fishing gear or a tuxedo. I might have prodded you into contributing to a veteran?s group, ...
  4. Tom Brands in the Twilight Zone

    by , 03-30-2009 at 11:45 AM

    University of Iowa athletic director, Gary Barta, called head wrestling coach Tom Brands into his office last Friday. The View from Section GG has just learned the details of that meeting.

    AD Barta

    ?Tom, congratulations on your team winning another NCAA Championship. We at the University are all proud of you.?

    Coach Brands

    ?Thank you. We?ve got a bunch of guys coming back that all want ...
  5. The Second Annual View from Section GG College Wrestling Awards

    by , 03-23-2009 at 11:38 AM
    The championships have all been won and all of the awards except the Hodge Trophy have been handed out. Its time for the second annual View from Section GG college wrestling awards.

    The Ron Santo ?Heart on Your Sleeve Award?

    The longtime Cubs radio announcer (and ?should be? Hall of Fame third baseman) has long been known for his emotional eruptions during his broadcasts. We present a Santo award to former Hawkeye wrestler, Mark Ironside, who is the color commentator ...
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