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Thread: Missouri: Olympic Wrestler, Missouri's Ben Askren, Meets the Press

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    2008 Olympian Ben Askren, Missouri's first National Champion in wrestling, spoke with members of the media in his first day back in Columbia.

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    "It's a Chinese flag and it's got my profile on one side and it says, `Putting the Chin in China.' I gave them out to all my friends and family that came to Vegas. I had by far the rowdiest crowd at the whole tournament. They actually banned anyone wearing a `Chin in China' shirt from buying alcohol because they were that rowdy."

    Thank goodness I didn't get one of those shirts!

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    I thought the idea was great- we'll sell them here for him if he ever writes.

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    I was wondering where I could buy one of those. They're sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    I was wondering where I could buy one of those. They're sweet!
    He should have already had a site up when he went to the trials and then when he was doing press conferences after he'd have been able to say, "Buy them at... " heh

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    This is the quote I liked:

    Hopefully, I'll get a sponsorship or two, maybe get some money out of having stupid, curly hair
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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    I wanna know what the obvious flaws in Saitiev's technique are (see interview).

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    I wanna know what the obvious flaws in Saitiev's technique are (see interview).
    Apparently not obvious enough to stop him the first 8 times... if anything is obvious it's called "Getting Older"

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