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This new book of insider wrestling stories covers the nearly 50 year career of Greg Strobel in amateur wrestling. The stories are told by Greg, his family and 30 close friends and associates of Greg during his career. That list, among others, includes Greg's high school wrestling coach, teammates from Scappoose High and Oregon State; USA Wrestling associates Tim Johnson, Lee Roy Smith, Dan Gable, Gary Abbott, Bill Scherr; Foxcatcher associates Nancy Schultz, Terry Brands, Bruce Baumgartner, Dale Bonsall; and numerous former Lehigh wrestlers and assistant coaches with Greg. Greg is very frank and forthwright in 'telling it like it is' at the highest levels of collegiate and international wrestling. The book is receiving excellent reviews from the media. The book is divided into five chapters of stories The Oregon Years (1952-1983) The USA Wresting Years (1983-1991) The Foxcatcher Years (1991-1995) The Lehigh Coaching Years (1995-2008) The Post-Coaching Years (2008-2009)
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James V. (Jamie) Moffatt is the award-winning author. His prior book of wrestling stories, Wrestlers At The Trials, won the 2007 Publication of the Year award from the National Wrestling Media Association. He co-authored with Roger Olesen his first book, A Turning Point - stories from the 1953 NCAA wrestling tournament won by Penn State University. Jamie is a retired consulting partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He is also the former Board President of the College Sports Council. He is a graduate of The Hill School and Cornell University.Review:
Mike Chapman in W.I.N. magazine reported: "STROBEL: Stories From A Life With Wrestling" written by James Moffatt. The 176-page book offers a penetrating insight into the life of Greg Strobel, one of the more influential figures in the sport over the past three-plus decades. The book is not so much of a biography as a compilation of stories from Greg and from many wrestling people he interacted with through his long career. It's full of fascinating tales and tidbits, and is very well illustrated. There are many blown-up quotes and photos of wrestling, both on the mat and behind-the-scenes. It is a beautifully bound book ... and I enjoyed browsing through it. It stirred many memories, mostly positive, and sparked some reflection, as well. Greg is very candid about discussing both ends of the spectrum, especially during his days at USA Wrestling, and Moffatt is determined to present a full picture of what transpired. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the inner workings of wrestling at the highest levels, and to enjoy some fascinating stories about wrestling in general." --W.I.N magazine
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Book Description Exit Zero Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110979905176
Book Description Exit Zero Publishing, 2009. Condition: New. Victor Grasso/Jack Wright (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0979905176