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The Smiths
« on: February 09, 2021, 10:39:38 AM »
The Wrestling HOF has a podcast series called Etched in Stone. The new one is called "the Smiths". (If you have to ask which Smiths they are talking about you have reached TheOpenMat by mistake).

There are 7 series episodes and 4 bonus episodes. Its very interesting stuff and includes the LeRoy v Lewis/Gable controversy, John's world title run, Pat's 4X quest, OSU's probaation etc,

Im on episode 6 and its really fascinating.  Here are some links

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9ldGNoZWRpbnN0b25lLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2021/January/29/Smiths-podcast-NWHOF

(I do NOT recommend accessing this podcast through the NWHOF however as it paused everytiime my cell screen went off. But when I logged in through Sticher it worked fine)

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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 12:05:26 PM »
Sounds cool.  Let us know how it ends!!!

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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 10:40:01 AM »
Sounds cool.  Let us know how it ends!!!

mspart

LOL.... that last chapter has yet to be written.

One of the bonus podcasts is an hour long interview with Dan Gable on the Smiths. Some really good stories there.

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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 11:39:07 AM »
At first I thought you were talking about these guys:



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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 09:29:30 AM »
At the senior level John's international record was 100-5. He won 6 consecutive world championships and two Olympic golds.  Clearly the greatest U.S. wrestler of all time. 

The amount of recognition Gable receives compared to J. Smith is absurd.
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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 09:43:54 AM »
And I might add he could probably still be competitive at age 55!  He's in fantastic shape.
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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 05:05:52 PM »
I see Gable's coaching career to be bigger than his wrestling career. When you add Gable's coaching record into the equation, Smith's combined record is secondary.

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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 07:41:46 PM »
I can accept that.
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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 01:53:23 PM »
Yeah, that is a fair point.

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Re: The Smiths
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2021, 10:53:07 AM »
And I might add he could probably still be competitive at age 55!  He's in fantastic shape.

So some new hire in the athletic dept ( a recent college grad) who had wrestled in HS decided to challenge Smith on the mat. I watched the video (sadly can’t find it now) but after about :45 and a lot of scrambling, Smith finally secured his TD.

I was kinda shocked and I think he was too.  ;D
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