Tag Archives: wrestling

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. In Memory, 2012

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    May 25, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    From the archive of Lauren Jessup Thank veterans for their service and take a knee on Memorial Day; before then, …
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  5. THE COMMITMENT

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    May 15, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    You’ll know when you make one. Better yet, you’ll know if others do too. A real commitment, THE commitment, is …
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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. The Wrestler And The Damage Done

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    March 30, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Can You Hear Me? Can you?

    or, How Not To Deal With Unruly Children Disclaimer: I was one of the guys who said they’d never get …
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. One Of Those Guys

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    August 9, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    What do you say to a four-time state high school wrestling champ? Start with, “Where’d you go to college?” Ask how …
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  15. G-Day, Plus 1

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    June 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    THE DAY AFTER GRADUATION For all big time wrestlers, the day after winning the big one means it’s all history. Graduation is the …
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  16. 5 Woes Of Wrestling Momma

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    May 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Mom, Coach, and me

    Heritage Starts Here  This scene plays out all across the Unites States:  Every season of every sport brings out the …
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  17. Sport From Survival

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    March 26, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Former wrestlers getting up in years, or sooner, question the sport from the inside. They turn it into some kind of …
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  18. Wrestling, Inc.

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    March 17, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    When You Need More Than A Name Any product associated with it’s inventor brings name recognition to both. It’s the same …
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  19. The Lonliest Number

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    March 9, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    And The Only One That Counts? Go to an NBA game with 20,000 fans. Or an NFL game with  70,000. …
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  20. It’s The Ref? Really?

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    February 21, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Make The Call If you’re a young wrestler in your first regional meet going against the host school’s varsity guy, …
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