Archimedes said: “Give me a long enough lever and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I can move the world.”
In Greco-Roman wrestling, the length of the lever is shortened, the size of the fulcrum diminished, and yet, with all eyes on London, the world waits to be moved nonetheless.
We can talk all we want about nobility and desire and dedication, because they are all in abundant supply in the Olympic games, because they are based on a noble idea and require incredible desire and total dedication on the part of all those who enter the games toward the end of raising their country up into the light of glory.
For as long as America has poured all her hope into her favored sons in the sport of Greco-Roman wrestling, she has in turn become a very well-educated lady; she knows the beauty of the Istiklal Marsi and the Patrioticheskaya Pesnya, note for note, as those are among some of the national anthems she has heard the most.
Still, the dream still matters, and those who pursue it are due her favor and blessings and ours.
And in that spirit, we take a look at three of the most skilled members of the USA Greco-Roman wrestling team.