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Thread: RIP Nobel laureate/ex-wrestler Norman Borlaug

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    Default RIP Nobel laureate/ex-wrestler Norman Borlaug

    Norman E. Borlaug, an agricultural scientist who helped develop disease-resistant wheat used to fight famine in poor countries, died Saturday. He was 95.

    He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

    Borlaug was also a wrestler in high school and college...

    http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7...aug-dead-at-95

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    Default Re: RIP Nobel laureate/ex-wrestler Norman Borlaug

    Well done, Mark.

    I hope you don't mind if I add my two cents worth.

    http://gg121and2.blogspot.com/

    Jim
    2011 NAIA Wrestling Championships, March 3, 4 & 5, Cedar Rapids, IA. I'll see you there.

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    Default Re: RIP Nobel laureate/ex-wrestler Norman Borlaug

    Quote Originally Posted by gg121and2 View Post
    Well done, Mark.

    I hope you don't mind if I add my two cents worth.

    http://gg121and2.blogspot.com/

    Jim
    Right back at you, Jim. Just read your latest blog and thought it was excellent.

    I remember being in Cresco, Iowa (Norman Borlaug's hometown) in the summer of 2007 on a research trip, exploring the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame and the public library. It was the day after Dr Borlaug had been awarded the Congressional Medal; there were photos of President Bush putting the medal around Dr Borlaug's neck on the front pages of the Iowa newspapers in the library.

    I was also amazed to read how active Dr Borlaug was even that summer. In fact, it's my understanding that he had been going to work every day, continuing his research right up to a couple months ago, when he was diagnosed with cancer.

    He certainly was one of the giants of my lifetime. He will be missed... but his contributions live on.

    Mark

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    Default Re: RIP Nobel laureate/ex-wrestler Norman Borlaug

    As usual Mark has done a wonderful job of following great people of the wrestling community. I admire Mark, Jim and Jensen for their goals to make wrestling a better sport.

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