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    The Iowa doccumentary is on youtube. ESPN The Season - Iowa Wrestling Part 1 - YouTube

    Im just starting to watch it so I can't comment on the show itself, but there always seems to be people looking for it.

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    One of the wrestlers it follows closely is Josh Budke of Cedar Falls, IA. I was in high school the same time he was. At the time I thought he was going to be awesome as a Hawkeye. That was before I knew about national high school rankings and such. Have no idea where he ranked as a recruit. It was kind of sad to see him in that documentary because I thought he was an animal in high school. I guess he was, but Iowa aint high school.
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    Watching it now.

    Being familiar with Mike Zadick as a defensively minded freestyler, it's shocking to see him wrestle aggressive "Iowa style" matches back in his college days. I'm glad, however, that he was able to win some national titles in freestyle after the heartbreaking finish of college.

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    Love this documentary.

    Lot of great Brands stuff through out, the passion you could hear in his voice during his monologue about wanting a kid like Josh Budke to see success but the fact that he had to EARN it is something that always sticks with me.
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    I thought Tom Brands came off as very charismatic, as he usually does. A while back I got an "athletes in action" DVD that featured different people taking about how their Christian faith helped them. Not that I'm doubting the Brand's religous beliefs, but it was funny listen to them talk about how Jesus had brought peace to their lives when it seems like they usually come off kind of crazy and addicted to violence.

    I also thought Zalesky came off as a bit of a jerk (this is my only exposure to Zalesky.) Seems to confuse motivation with "yelling at people who already feel bad to make them feel even worse".

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    I think Tom has toned down considerably and harnessed his passion differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    I think Tom has toned down considerably and harnessed his passion differently.
    I think you're right about that VA. He's still very passionate and rabid about wrestling, but I think it's in a different way. I think being married, having kids and having faith have made him channel his rabidness differently than he did in the past.

    I think he still believes the things he said in the interviews on The Season and would probably still express them the same way, but he may be a tad less blunt now than he was back then.
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    Yes, I would hope that, "I want my wrestlers to be ass****s" is not part of the lexicon today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    I think Tom has toned down considerably and harnessed his passion differently.
    Was that before or after he charged at the official after Borschel's win in the 2010 finals?
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