Blatnik was a helluva guy !
You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.
RIP Jacob Schlottke 1984-2011
It seems appropriate to post 49North's tribute.
RIP Jeff Blatnick
Seems almost appropriate as he WAS all heart. A true mountain in the sport. I saw his gold medal match on television and was completely sold on wrestling in those moments. It was my 2nd year of wrestling and I had considered quitting. Watching this match made me commit to sticking it out. RIP Sir.
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."
These are sad times for the wrestling community. There's a thread on themat about a former Russian star who was murdered, and I learned from Daniel Igali's facebook that a top Nigerian wrestler (Abbas Daniel is his name I think) is in critical condition after an armed robbery.