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1967 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS TEACH US WHAT IT TAKES

“They don’t make ’em like that anymore.” Sometimes we hear this said of someone that has had exceptional success in life. Wouldn’t it be great to learn or teach your kids how to be made like “them?”  What exactly does it take to be a champion? An Olympic medalist?

The answer to these questions are in this documentary I worked on for the 1967 Michigan State University national championship wrestling team. They were the first Big 10 School to win the championship and one of the wrestlers, Don Behm, went on to win a silver medal in the Olympics. But this isn’t just a story about gifted athletes. They discuss what it took mentally and physically to rise to the occasion and unseat the powerhouse in wrestling, Oklahoma. Here is their story!

 

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