Category Archives: wrestling

  1. THE Winter Sport

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    October 17, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    When all the snow settles this winter, one sport will carry it’s athletes forward better than any other. Wrestling makes winners off the mat, and on.

  2. Wrestling, Fred Fozzard, and Me

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    June 28, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (I invite wrestlers and former wrestlers to share their best stories with the greats of the sport. This is one …
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  3. Wrestling With The Devil

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    June 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    BOOK REVIEW All great stories are about journeys, either internally or externally. Wrestling With The Devil is both. From The …
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  4. Time Magazine Wrestles John Irving

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    June 12, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Every sports fan has their special time, place, and people. From the Gipper to the Clipper, to the Flying Tomato …
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  5. Yard Wrestler Confession

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    June 11, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Every wrestler has been on the grass. There’s always someone who needs to give it a try when they find …
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  6. Fight Time, or Wrestling Time

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    May 2, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    You choose a sport, or the sport chooses you. Either way you’ll find out if it’s a good fit. After …
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  7. Why Greco And Freestyle? Why Not?

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    April 10, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Calling Spring Season. When is the right time to leave your shoes on the mat and take the walk, the …
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  8. Wrestling: How The CPR Of Sports Revives You

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    February 23, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Like no other. (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) How do you tell a story too hard for words? When it’s your story, …
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  9. Extra Mat Credit

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    February 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

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    REFOCUS ON SHOULDERS A couple of local wrestlers popped their shoulders, one just before the regional, the other a few …
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  10. The Learning Habit

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    February 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    You're still there

    Memory Lane? You hear more about ‘the end’ than you do the beginning. The end of paper by e-book. The …
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  11. The Right Person, The Right Place

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    January 24, 2012 by David Gillaspie

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    (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) Coaches come in all flavors, some sour, some sweet. If you’ve done anything in sports, you’ve …
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  12. The Friendship Hold,

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    January 16, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    or, Why wrestlers make the best friends. Take a closer look at the people around you. Can you count on …
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  13. Winter Sports Heroes

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    December 21, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie (written for http://www.oregonsportsnews.com/) A dark and cold winter makes warm well-lit indoor spaces all the more attractive. Instead …
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  14. Birth Of Caveman

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    November 30, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie The recent news from Penn State and Syracuse deal with coaches from other sports. Assistants in football and …
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  15. Occupy Wrestling Resume

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    November 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie OBJECTIVE: To help the world understand the foundation of society. (Other sports train for speed, strength, and …
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  16. Fight It Out, (Pleckson), On Go

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    November 1, 2011 by David Gillaspie

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    WRESTLING IS HOW OLD? REAL OLD Finding the oldest sports document in the world adds to the historical importance of sport. That alone …
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  17. Two Books, One Story: Yours

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    October 19, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    TELL IT Wrestling greats tell a comforting story. No matter how dire the circumstances, they’re still wrestlers. No matter how much …
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  18. Wrestler’s Block

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    September 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    HOW CAEL SANDERSON CARVED IT UP The benefits of most sports continue beyond the last competition. Swimmers, runners, and bicyclists all take …
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  19. Wrestling Market

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    September 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    DG’s B&B ALWAYS BORROWS FROM THE BEST Coach Seth Godin Says: Emerging is when you use a platform to come into …
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  20. Wrestling With Stupid

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    August 31, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    INSPIRED BY SETH GODIN Mr. Godin had to be a wrestler. Everything he writes sounds like a reason to wrestle. If …
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