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Sunday, May 01, 2011

No Holds Barred: Coach George Hero and the Lifestyle of Wrestling 


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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Coach George Hero, the legendary coach and founder of the Midwood High School wrestling team in Brooklyn, New York, about his victory by pin at MidwoodMania II.
MidwoodMania II took place Saturday, April 30, at the Midwood High School Gymnasium in Brooklyn. In the main event, the 53-year-old Coach Hero pinned Adam Waxman, a 1987 graduate of Midwood, who was the first captain of the Midwood wrestling team, and is the owner of Fitness 1 Training in Brooklyn.
Right after his victory, we discussed with Coach Hero how he won this match and why he is continuing to wrestle. We also spoke with Adam Waxman, and we spoke with Jakub Pawlowski, a Midwood captain in 2007-08 who now wrestles for NYU, and who won his match at MidwoodMania II by decision. Why people become wrestlers for life and why wrestling is more than a sport but also a lifestyle were key themes of our discussion.
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