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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Holy crap! Look what I just read in the NYTimes!
As a teenager, Wittenberg was devoted to chess and swimming. It was not until he arrived at City College that he turned to wrestling. He became a collegiate star, and after graduating in 1940, he dominated national and international freestyle wrestling in his weight group. He went undefeated in more than 300 consecutive matches during the 1940s, according to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
How on earth did wrestling survive long enough to produce this in 2008: Massive win streak finally falls on wrestling mat
Now here's something you don't see every day. Matter of fact, nobody had seen this in ... 35 years.

Brandon High School lost a wrestling dual meet Saturday night. Why should anyone care? Because the last time Brandon High School lost a wrestling dual meet, Richard Nixon was president, gas was 39 cents a gallon, and ESPN did not exist. That'd be February of 1973.

Or this in 2010: Pin streak at 58 and growing for St. Johns' Massa
Taylor Massa of St. Johns is only a sophomore, but he's carrying the biggest target on his back. Massa, at 152 pounds in Division 2, has not lost a match in high school and has pinned every opponent this season (58-0).