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    I get really excited when I see grass roots efforts to promote wrestling.

    Sunday, Jan 31, The University of Iowa is having "Family 4-pack Night" for the Michigan State meet - 4 tickets, 4 sodas and 4 hot dogs for $35. An Iowa fan has decided to use this package to introduce potential new fans to the sport. Here's an email she recently sent her co-workers.

    "Subject: An offer you can (but shouldn't) refuse


    Greetings!


    You all know that I am a wrestling fan. Most of you probably wonder why. To try to answer that question, I am inviting you to attend the Jan. 31 meet against Michigan State as my guest (spouses, partners, and kids also welcome). This offer includes a ticket to the meet, a soda, and a hot dog (if you indulge in such foodstuffs), as well as answers to all your questions about what?s happening down there on the mat (n.b. They may not be the correct answers, but they will be answers).


    Details:

    When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31

    Who: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans

    Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena

    Why: Where else will you have the opportunity this year to root for a team of defending national champions?

    RSVP: by January 20 to Julia"

    So far she's had 6 takers who will be attending their first meet. Well done.
    2011 NAIA Wrestling Championships, March 3, 4 & 5, Cedar Rapids, IA. I'll see you there.

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    "They may not be the correct answers, but they will be answers"

    LOL!
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    Thats excellent. She and GG12and1 are so refreshing.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    That could be my sig line:
    "They may not be the correct answers, but they will be answers"
    That is excellent.

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    That is some great initiative by a fan. Also a great way to bring families to meet, $35 for food and tickets for 4 is a great deal. It cost me $10 just to go to a movie by myself.
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    Good for her.
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    Ten people have now taken her up on her offer.
    2011 NAIA Wrestling Championships, March 3, 4 & 5, Cedar Rapids, IA. I'll see you there.

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    Damn, she is on to something there. Way to go...someone needs to forward that to Brands and Gable so she can maybe get some fun recognition at the meet. That would be great.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    Since Jim told all of you earlier about my plan to <strike>brainwash</strike> introduce my co-workers to the joy that is Iowa wrestling, I thought I'd update you on how my "Hawkeye Indoctrination" plan went. It was a HUGE success, as far as I'm concerned. The final tally was 15 of my co-workers, spouses and kids. The 2-3 of us who know a bit about wrestling were able to explain enough to the others so that they more or less understood what they were seeing. I can tell you that explaining the concept of riding time to a middle-aged woman from Colombia (South America) is a challenge! But she was totally into it even though she didn't know anything about wrestling beforehand.

    I was careful to point out key matchups ahead of time ? for example that Gomez was ranked #1 at 133, so that when Dennis pulled out the win in overtime they were all very excited and impressed. I also made sure nobody headed to the concession stand for their free hot dog during Metcalf's match.

    Obviously the outcome of the dual was never in doubt, but several of them commented to me afterward that they didn't realize how exciting it would be on an individual-match basis even when the team scores a shutout. Oh, and Hilda, the 5-year-old daughter of one of my co-workers, was very concerned at the end about Erekson and his bloody head. She kept asking if he was OK, and if we thought his nose had stopped bleeding yet. I wish I could have taken her down to the mat to meet him. Maybe next time.

    The consensus afterward; "Wow, that was really fun! We should make this an annual office tradition." Just what I wanted to hear!

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