IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY STIRS A POWERFUL, NATIONAL WRESTLING PRESENCE PUTTING FORTH OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS AND INSPIRING YOUNG MAN IN THE NEW BOOK, THE UNBEATABLE MAN BY MATT FUREY. The book captures the heart of a champion very much like the famous Hoosiers story that molded young high school men to defy the odds and garner a national title. As a young man living in rural Iowa, Matt Furey was the punching bag for his four brothers. When one of his brothers challenged him, he stepped into the wrestling world, only to soar to new heights both as an athlete and as a person. Learning from his older brother s mistakes, Matt made it his mission to stay away from the partying and antics that many high school kids discover.
An accomplished athlete in both swimming and wrestling, Matt became the celebrity from his small town on his quest for a state title in wrestling. In the wrestling world, Iowa has brought up many world champions. These great wrestlers before him motivated Matt. He spent hours reading and rereading their books. He went to summer camp where they taught. To be in their presence meant the world to him, as he plotted along his journey to win a state, then national title.
In THE UNBEATABLE MAN, Matt documents his quest to compete in the state high school tournament and possibly go on to the nationals in his weight category. He shares with the reader his unwavering dedication to the sport and his ultimate goal, to go to University of Iowa and train with the greats in the sport of wrestling. Matt pens an exciting tale of how a young man in his late teens can stay on track, not be seduced by the new independence of high school festivities, girls and drugs to achieve a goal.
These lessons have stayed with Matt and have aided him in his endeavors as a successful entrepreneur. In society when so many teens are faced with these crossroads in life, it is a valuable resource to help guide teens on the right track. Throughout the book, Matt speaks to the reader through his own experience. He explains his reasoning and motivation. When he accomplishes what he achieves, he sets a new goal to pursue. Even when he doesn t achieve a goal exactly the way he set out to get there, he begins working towards the next goal. THE UNBEATABLE MAN can direct many young high school age men struggling with their own crossroads and help them make the right decisions.
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Matt Furey was a member of three NCAA champion teams (1982-84) for the University of Iowa, where the legendary Dan Gable, a 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, coached him. In 1985, Furey won an NCAA II wrestling title at 167-pounds for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he trained under the guidance of 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Bruce Baumgartner and Mike DeAnna, a 4x All-American.
After college Furey delved in the study of martial arts. In 1997, he went to Beijing, China, where he won a world title in shuaijiao kung fu, becoming the first foreigner to ever win the title in China. Upon his return to the U.S., Furey began to spread his knowledge about successful living through his books, courses, and seminars. He is the author of the book, Combat Conditioning. Today, Furey s seminars and coaching programs for business, fitness and personal development are sold out events. He splits his time between his homes in Tampa, Florida and Hainan Island, China.
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Book Description Perfect Paperback Jan 15, 2010. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # LT4-XDH-W0V
Book Description Gold Medal Publications Inc., 2010. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0981932053