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    russling got a reaction from silvermedal in Worthwhile Stieber interview   
    I remember sitting in a lobby at an Open college tournament when I saw my son walking towards me. Before he got to me a guy called his name and had a conversation with him for a few minutes. I asked my son who the guy was and he said Mr. Stieber. Logan had pounded the crap out of him a fews times in college but Mr. Stieber  still remembered him and was nice enough to have a talk with him.  
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    russling got a reaction from silvermedal in Worthwhile Stieber interview   
    I remember sitting in a lobby at an Open college tournament when I saw my son walking towards me. Before he got to me a guy called his name and had a conversation with him for a few minutes. I asked my son who the guy was and he said Mr. Stieber. Logan had pounded the crap out of him a fews times in college but Mr. Stieber  still remembered him and was nice enough to have a talk with him.  
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    russling reacted to fadzaev2 in Jordan Burroughs ....ambassador for our sport   
    I know this could easily go on the international wrestling forum, but to me, I think it belongs here just as easily.....it's about wrestling!!!  This morning as I prepare for my plane flight to Minneapolis, I was scrolling thru Flo, and something reminded me of an interview with Jordan Burroughs sometime back before the world championships......that's what it was Burroughs (Athlete of the Week) after winning at the Kolov and defeating Chamizo by a good margin....it made me think of Jordan this morning and went back and watched the interview again.  Wow.....over the past 55+ years I've always looked to great wrestlers and great coaches to help make me a better wrestler and even more so a better coach, as I spent a lot longer coaching than I did wrestling.  Over time, I built a huge library of super8 movie (in the beginning), then VHS, and now DVD of great wrestling and in some cases documentaries of great wrestlers and great coaches.  I also built a book library of great coaches, in order, again, to enhance my coaching.....and it didn't matter, in the case of books, what the sport was .......They Call Me Coach/John Wooden, Era of Ara/Parasegian, Bear/Bryant, Bo, You Win With People/Woody Hayes, The Legend of Dan Gable, Kings of the Mat/Yagla, and on and on.  That being said, I enjoyed so much Burroughs interview (coffee with J. Burroughs)  what an ambassador for our great sport.  Not only is a great athlete/wrestler.....he is so well spoken!!!  He's articulate, there's no hesitation, the answers/knowledge just flows so easily from him.  He speaks with so few interrupters.....he's a great speaker!!!!  What a role model and again what a great ambassador for our sport.  I wish him nothing but the best....in life, and in his quest to reach all of his goals.  Go Jordan Burroughs, GO U.S.A.
    On another note.......what a great weekend of wrestling coming up....can't wait!!!
     
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    russling reacted to tommytechnique in Big Match (hopefully) this weekend   
    NC State Reenan -VA Tech Zavatsky
    Mizzou Erneste - IA St Gomez
     
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    russling reacted to Wolfpack05 in Big Match (hopefully) this weekend   
    NC State v Virginia Tech
    Reenan v Zavatsky on Friday night 
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    russling got a reaction from Ching in Barstool Sports Vincenzo Joseph Interview   
    https://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/21-questions-with-2x-ncaa-champ-vincenzo-joseph
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    russling got a reaction from Ching in Barstool Sports Vincenzo Joseph Interview   
    https://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/21-questions-with-2x-ncaa-champ-vincenzo-joseph
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    russling got a reaction from pish6969 in Barstool Underdog Blog   
    https://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/ncaa-wrestling-underdogs-of-the-week-and-more-2
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    russling got a reaction from TheOhioState in Barstool Sports 2018-2019 NCAA Wrestling All Ears Team   
    https://twitter.com/kbnoswag/status/1067179743479504896?s=19
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    russling got a reaction from BadgerMon in Still over on day of weigh-ins starter pack   
    My freshman year after practice I was still 7 lbs over with nothing left to lose and a dual schedule next evening. A senior told me to rub my body with "liquid heat", put on the rubber suit, turn on the showers full blast hot and jog in place at home. Big mistake with the liquid heat making its way to the sensitive area. I screamed like a baby. My mom told me to quit whining.  This was mid 70s when coaches and parents were old school. 
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    russling got a reaction from Pinnum in Conel - Kent State   
    A few years ago my son ask me if I could drive a couple of his teammates to the St. Louis Championship. One was Conel. I think he was a freshman. Spent 4 nights with us in our room, drove him back and never I saw him again.  I did get some updates on him. Then in Cleveland at the Kent social Friday I saw him sitting at a table with other wrestlers. When he finds out who I was he jumps out of the seat and bear hugs me like the Chris Taylor photo. 
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    russling got a reaction from Pinnum in Conel - Kent State   
    A few years ago my son ask me if I could drive a couple of his teammates to the St. Louis Championship. One was Conel. I think he was a freshman. Spent 4 nights with us in our room, drove him back and never I saw him again.  I did get some updates on him. Then in Cleveland at the Kent social Friday I saw him sitting at a table with other wrestlers. When he finds out who I was he jumps out of the seat and bear hugs me like the Chris Taylor photo. 
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    russling got a reaction from Pinnum in Conel - Kent State   
    A few years ago my son ask me if I could drive a couple of his teammates to the St. Louis Championship. One was Conel. I think he was a freshman. Spent 4 nights with us in our room, drove him back and never I saw him again.  I did get some updates on him. Then in Cleveland at the Kent social Friday I saw him sitting at a table with other wrestlers. When he finds out who I was he jumps out of the seat and bear hugs me like the Chris Taylor photo. 
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    russling got a reaction from Pinnum in Conel - Kent State   
    A few years ago my son ask me if I could drive a couple of his teammates to the St. Louis Championship. One was Conel. I think he was a freshman. Spent 4 nights with us in our room, drove him back and never I saw him again.  I did get some updates on him. Then in Cleveland at the Kent social Friday I saw him sitting at a table with other wrestlers. When he finds out who I was he jumps out of the seat and bear hugs me like the Chris Taylor photo. 
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    russling got a reaction from Pinnum in Conel - Kent State   
    A few years ago my son ask me if I could drive a couple of his teammates to the St. Louis Championship. One was Conel. I think he was a freshman. Spent 4 nights with us in our room, drove him back and never I saw him again.  I did get some updates on him. Then in Cleveland at the Kent social Friday I saw him sitting at a table with other wrestlers. When he finds out who I was he jumps out of the seat and bear hugs me like the Chris Taylor photo. 
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    russling reacted to Ogalthorpe Haywood in Best 2nd Place team of all time?   
    Pretty sure it’s Iowa with 125. Not sure the year
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    russling got a reaction from JBluegill133 in and now we know   
    Did you ever get to see when the 125 lbers get juiced up at bars and want to fight anyone? It is a sight to see.  
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