The fight for wrestling includes the fight to keep the Olympic spirit alive in the unlikeliest of places, such as the gym where Jacob Curby practiced and competed as a teen at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois.
The decision to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport is about a committee snubbing its nose at a sport that has drawn young people of less than privileged backgrounds, from small towns and villages, with little fancy equipment.
If that sort of sporting challenge against geopolitical foes is what it takes to get you back in to the Olympic spirit, then you need to pay attention to Olympic wrestling. The U.S. is one of the best teams, and our top rivals are an expanded axis of evil.
In order for Team USA to stay atop the medal count in the London games we must showcase the best athletes the United States has to offer. So why is it that we are sending our second best competitor in the women's 72 kg weight class? Allow me to explain.