WRESTLING IS LIFE: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Robert York returned from the 1988 Seoul Olympics a silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and as a hero in everyone’s eyes but his own. His failure, he swears, was due to his opponent using illegal steroids, something he soon took up himself to keep from ever losing again. But when he’s caught cheating the US Olympic Committee gives him the option of quietly retiring, as much for him to save face as for them. He agrees and stays as close to his sport as possible by taking the coaching position at Thomas ...
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WRESTLING IS LIFE: A Novel

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Overview

Robert York returned from the 1988 Seoul Olympics a silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and as a hero in everyone’s eyes but his own. His failure, he swears, was due to his opponent using illegal steroids, something he soon took up himself to keep from ever losing again. But when he’s caught cheating the US Olympic Committee gives him the option of quietly retiring, as much for him to save face as for them. He agrees and stays as close to his sport as possible by taking the coaching position at Thomas Jefferson High School in Palisades, Washington State. His team becomes an immediate success, but with a secret. The State championships rack up and the TJ wrestling reputation quickly becomes legend.

Alex King, the best of the best on a team full of champions, does everything his coach asks for. He trains hard, he obeys, and most of all, he wins. But after he loses his brother to a drug-induced early death and loses the full-ride scholarship his coach promised would be his--due to a failed drug test--Alex's star fades and he ends up in a life of hard labor instead of under the lights of an NCAA wrestling mat.

After years of hate boils over inside of him, Alex decides to rally the rest of his teammates--those still alive--to exact revenge on Coach York.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013577480
  • Publisher: Maltese Cross Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 906 KB

Meet the Author

Bobby Polo is the pen name of a well-published non-fiction author.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Pretty good

    Creative story, fun to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Interesting take

    Interesting take on programs closing down. Fun story to read, as a wrestling coach hard to relate with some of the antics talked about. Otherwise good "hollywood book"

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