Links and Vids of the Day

Posted: April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Here are some interesting videos and links you guys need to check out:

I remember Karelin.  Back in the 80s and 90s he was, hands down, the most feared man in sports.  At least on the mat, he was.  The word on the street was that he was a stand up guy off it.  His training philosophy is a good one.  When some accused him of steroid use, he replied: “others don’t understand that I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs.” He went undefeated for 15 years, until his very last match in the 2000 Olympics when he was defeated by a rolly polly U.S wrestler by the name of Rulon Gardner.  The ultimate irony is that Gardner is currently a contestant on the *Biggest Loser* TV show.

In case you haven’t heard, Penn State won the D1 NCAA Wrestling title this year.  Now, Iowa, Ok St. and Minnesota all run great programs, but I’m sure glad someone *else* won the title this year.  Just makes things more interesting.  Here is a video commemorating PSU’s title run (pay special attention to the text in the video at the end…keep that in mind):

That’s coach at 3:04 of the video…ok, not really, but a guy can dream, right?

And finally, here is a good article on wrestling by the Wall Street Journal.  It should make you proud to be a wrestler.

Have fun with these, fellas.

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