Today, the local paper ran an interesting article about the Mocco family. Steve wrtles for a slot on the US Olympic Wrestling Team while his sis Katie competes to day for a slot on the US Judo team. There is more about Pops and it contains a lot of information about the family few are aware of.
Pain, prison and the pursuit of gold
A scarred family's Olympic trial
Friday, June 13, 2008
We want our Olympic stories to fit neatly into made-for-TV themes -- with heroes and villains, champions and losers. But where do we put the Mocco family and its incredible tale?
How do you capture the emotions of a family that has two elite athletes competing in Team USA trials this weekend in Las Vegas? Katie Mocco, a rising star in judo, fights for her dream today. Steve Mocco, one of the best heavyweight wrestlers in the world, chases his on Sunday.