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RTC Cup Thoughts

Published December 6th, 2020 by James Green

I’m a firm believer in controlling what you can control. It’s no secret that every quad non-Olympic weights have a decision to make in order to compete at the Olympic Games. I’m not sure if it’s easy for any one to truly decide. Do I go up or down 10lbs? If I go down, can I compete with the same effort and energy? If I go up, can I move the bigger guys like I’m accustomed to? Is there enough time to make the proper adjustments needed? Prior to Covid, I was committed to going up to 74kg. It’s December 5th and I find myself wrestling at 68kg. Even though it was a 3hr weigh in, there was a significant difference from my 2016 performance when we were still in night before weigh ins. How do I feel? I feel great and I’m ready to commit to this process! I was going to wait until after the 8-man bracket to decide, but I want to put ever one on notice. 65kg ... I’m coming.

We Will Wrestle Again

Published August 19th, 2020 by James Green

The 2020 olympics have been postponed, but the dream is still alive. I can't wait to compete again! The grind continues until we get to wrestle again. (I Do not own the rights to the music) Mike Zombie- Carl Lewis. Click here to watch latest vlog!

2018 World Championships: Budapest, Hungary

Published October 9th, 2018 by James Green

As we get ready to depart for the 2018 world championships in Budapest, Hungary I took the time to reflect on how I am getting another opportunity to represent USA wrestling. I started wrestling when I was 6 years old. I had no idea about the sport and like many of my peers I wanted to play football. As a child, I always imagined myself being the running back at Ohio St. or Penn St. and then taking my talents to the NFL. LaDainian Tomlinson was my favorite running back and I wanted to be just like him. I was small, fast, and very competitive. Football was my first love.

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