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still waiting for you to edit your comment and add the link to that FB petition....
See if this works
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
petition signed....currently at 11,396
gave ya my last 2 uv's
Signed it too.
Yeah, I have already signed it, and pretty much turned my FB page into a wrestling promotion site with articles, cover photos, etc. I am spitting mad at the IOC for this travesty, but a LOT of the blame lies with FILA.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
The biggest problem is that the IOC has been adding sports that already have a platform for their highest level of competition. For track and field, wrestling, swimming, etc., the brass ring is a gold medal at the Olympics. For golf, it's the Masters or one of the other Grand Slam tournaments. For tennis, it's Wimbledon. For soccer, it's the World Cup. These sports do not belong in the Olympics because winning an Olympic gold medal is not the pinnacle of competition.
petition signatures now up to 20,214
Jake Marlin and Brandon Sorensen - trying to join Iowa’s club of four-time state high school champions.
Wrestling owns the Olympics
Can someone up vote kingiowa. I accidentally hit the down vote as i up voting everyone who signed. Sorry king.
Sparty's point above is a good argument for keeping wrestling, not to mention it's one of the few "pure" sports left that date back to the original Olympics.
Signed the petition today.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bphawkeye 14 months ago
... Its alright.
Here is an article on Jake Marlin's life long Olympic dream getting crushed. My daughter is a junior at the same high school as him.
Ever since he can remember, Jake Marlin has wanted to be an Olympic wrestler. That dream now faces much steeper odds than it did a few days ago.
Here's a great story on Jacob Gable Marlin and his attitude while wrestling, for those that have not yet seen it.
This post was edited by CrestHawk69 14 months ago
I just asked Mark Morehouse to pass the Petition link (in a tweet) along and he did. He has a lot of followers. He gave me a "Yes sir!" answer as if he's enthused to help, as I'm sure he is. If we reach out with this then we can help some. I noticed the "petition signed" count is lower than needed in order to meet the 100,000 count, but that can change quickly with the right connections! Just wanted to pass that along.
I saw that good job buddy
Has anybody posted the petition on the 247 sites of the rival programs? I'm sure fans of the other B10 schools and Mizzou, Ok St., etc., would gladly join in.
i did on the psu site - and then the thread died with some vip secret info on the next post
minny and OKST don't have a site
....slowing down a little, need a new push of tweets, retweets and message board postings
definitely slowing down..... 26,853
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