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Offline drmuscle

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« on: February 05, 2009, 10:30:23 PM »
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  Two-time World medalist Harry Lester (right) and Olympian Jake Deitchler battle in the 2008 Olympic Trials. Photo by Tech-fall.com.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Harry Lester stepped off the scale, turned around, raised his arms in the air and flashed a smile to teammate Spenser Mango and Coach Jim Gruenwald.

He’s back.

Nearly eight months after finishing a disappointing third at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Greco-Roman wrestling, the two-time World bronze medalist is set to make his return to the mat.

Lester weighed in at 74 kg/163 lbs. early Thursday afternoon for the Dave Schultz Memorial International Open. He is scheduled to begin competition on Friday morning at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The three-day event runs through Sunday.

“I’m ready to go – I want to be going on all cylinders when I get back out there,â€
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 06:20:17 AM »
I think this is good for the sport and the depth
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 05:44:30 PM »
How's he gonna wrestle when he doesn't have any shoes?  He left them at his last tourney...
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« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by drmuscle »
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 06:13:08 PM »
Hey V there is still an open spot at 120kg , You wont place less than 8th. Red should have wrestled at 55kg, he would have taken at least 6th.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 07:00:45 PM »
HA, I do miss greco though
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 08:40:18 AM »
yeah i love greco although im a little small for 55 kg.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 08:43:57 AM »
is there a spot open at 55kg in greco?
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 01:08:55 AM »
great to see him back!

retire at 24, though? take some significant time off, let your body heal, you'll be fine
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