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ClawRide

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    ClawRide reacted to JBluegill133 in Richard Perry accident   
    She is going through one of the toughest times in her life, a time that she has the 100% right to be selfish and ask for thoughts and help...and what does she do? Ask us to pray for others.  Incredible.  I am absolutely floored by this type of compassion.  
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    ClawRide reacted to stp in JO nagging Retherford   
    Time for JO to retire from wrestling, and call Joe Rogan.  
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    ClawRide reacted to IronChef in JO nagging Retherford   
    Building interest and personal brands is a good thing.
     
    Acting like a giant tool isn't.
     
    Oliver is only good at the second one.
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    ClawRide reacted to olddirty in Richard Perry accident   
    Man, this chick is pretty inspiring.  In the face of what she is dealing with, I gotta respect her toughness and positivity.
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    ClawRide reacted to de4856 in Richard Perry accident   
    Well I hope that Richard can get through this and return to a normal life. After reading some of these posts it makes me very worried, not just for his general well being, but his career as well. And today, I saw a video of SnyderMan sky diving, and my first thought was what if he gets hurt. I know that you have to live your life, but the timing of this does concern me, as well as engaging in an activity that is risky and not related to his training. Although I guess he may have wanted to do this just for a break in his routine, but if I was one of his coaches or friends, I would've advised him to choose a safer activity.
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    ClawRide reacted to unbiased in hows stolls health?   
    If Stoll misses this year would he be eligible for next year? I'm not sure when his glock started ticking.
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    ClawRide got a reaction from Eagle26 in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from Housebuye in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from TheOhioState in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    George Bard (175+) was probably bigger than average for that time.  Below is a picture of him not long afterward in uniform.  I had always heard the guy was beastly strong.
     
    He grew up working several farms as the only boy among 4 sisters.  His mother was killed and his father left disabled in a trolley accident.  My grandmother told me as a teenager he would routinely put a large feed sack on each shoulder and just walk to the next farm to drop them off.  Another relative told me he would bend large nails with his hands for his friends to win bets at the local hardware store.
     
    At Cornell, O'Connell recruited him for wrestling.
     
    He graduated from Cornell as a veterinarian, went to WW1 in France, got gassed, and spent the remainder of his life in a veteran's hospital.
     
    For his effort and hardship, he deserved far better in life.  But, he was an EIWA heavyweight champion at Cornell, and I am proud that my family's wrestling tradition spans 100 years, beginning with this hard-working farm boy from Lancaster, PA wrestling for O'Connell.
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from TheOhioState in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from Gantry in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from Willis in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from MNRodent in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from Coach_J in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from swoopdown in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide got a reaction from GockeS in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    Here is the Cornell team picture from 1917. Your great-grandfather (O'Connell) is back row, second from left.  My great uncle is second row, first on right (Bard).
     
     

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    ClawRide reacted to Willis in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    That's really cool. O'Connell is my great-grandfather which is the only reason I know anything about him. 
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    ClawRide got a reaction from Eagle26 in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    My great uncle, a farm boy from rural Lancaster County, PA, who had no previous wrestling experience, won an EIWA title at Cornell under this guy.
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    ClawRide got a reaction from GockeS in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    My great uncle, a farm boy from rural Lancaster County, PA, who had no previous wrestling experience, won an EIWA title at Cornell under this guy.
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    ClawRide got a reaction from Willis in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    My great uncle, a farm boy from rural Lancaster County, PA, who had no previous wrestling experience, won an EIWA title at Cornell under this guy.
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    ClawRide reacted to Willis in Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach   
    https://nwhof.org/stillwater/hall-of-fame/#type=hof&honoree=79
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    ClawRide reacted to Kentucky_Mudflap in Hawkeye Strenth and Cond Coach Still Open $40k a year   
    Amigos that strenth and conditioning coach openings still open and its time for Tommy to grow a pair and buttonhole Barta and tell him gent you got that $30 M a  year coming from the B1G each and every year nows time to share the wealth hombre sweeten that $40k a year offer to $140K and go get Jaden Cox from Mizzou you get a gent what can wrestle won hisself the bronze in the Olys a reel name what can bring some recruits and teach them upper weights to wrestle and put your program on the map again instead of in the wings crying like a little ***** and talking about wait for next year Tommy them young freshman was in 2nd grade playing with there power rangers the last time you was in the money and it dont look like much is changing take a good long look at Dwayne Goldman and decide if thats your future because its a getting it done type of career and you aint getting it done.
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    ClawRide reacted to MNRodent in Hawkeye Strenth and Cond Coach Still Open $40k a year   
    Plus Jden could train athletes to sweat profusely when needed.
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    ClawRide got a reaction from Angry_Fish in Final X format — current critique   
    With these types of events, I typically invite people over to watch and we have a wrestling party.  Now that it is split up, I won't be doing that.  In fact, I will probably not even watch at all and just pick up the results on Twitter.
     
    When the Flo watching numbers come out, I hope they don't inflate them by counting 1 viewer watching 3 events as 3 viewers.  The measurement should be unique viewers.
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    ClawRide got a reaction from GockeS in Final X format — current critique   
    In spite of my bluster, I watched it.  I always cave in to watching wrestling.
     
    The show was actually pretty good.  The wrestling was great.  I even enjoyed the chess matches.
     
    The only problem I had was panning to the crowd during some important action.
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