Vision Quest

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - From acclaimed author terry davis comes the cult classic, Vision Quest, which was called “the truest novel about growing up since The Catcher in the Rye” by New York Times bestselling author John Irving. Louden swain is a high school wrestler who is working hard to cut his weight down. All he wants is to win his weight division in the state championships.

Vision Quest #ad - He is quickly falling in love with her, but can louden make a relationship work and reach his wrestling goals at the same time? Filled with integrity, and a sweetness that has made this coming-of-age story a cult classic, honesty, Vision Quest is a story that will be shared for generations to come. But he’s distracted from his goals by the older girl with car trouble that is staying with his family for a while.

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Vision Quest

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Warner Archive #ad - Matthew modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest. Until the day a sexy drifter Linda Fiorentino threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features journey's "Only the Young", Foreigner's "Hot Blooded" and John Waite's "Change". High school wrestler louden swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state.

Vision Quest #ad - You'll go crazy for Vision Quest. In her first film, madonna shines while performing "Gambler" and "Crazy for You". Shrink-wrapped.

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Vision Quest Blu-ray

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Warner Archive Collection #ad - High school wrestler louden swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who’s the best wrestler in the state. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Matthew modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest.

. Until the day a sexy drifter Linda Fiorentino threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features journey’s “only the Young, ” Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and John Waite’s “Change. In her first film, madonna shines while performing “Gambler” and “Crazy for You.

Vision Quest Blu-ray #ad - You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest.

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A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

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University Of Iowa Press #ad - What does it take to be an olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen ncaa titles? in a wrestling life: the inspiring stories of Dan Gable, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat.

A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable #ad - Let these stories inspire you to find your path to strength and achievement along whatever path you take. A celebration of determination, teamwork, and the persevering human spirit,  A Wrestling Life captures Gable’s methods and philosophies for reaching individual greatness as well as the incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from working as part of a team.

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Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland

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It Books #ad - Somewhere beyond the circle of money, glitz, drugs, and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America, remnants of an ideal exist. For jay, a ferocious competitor who feeds off criticism and doubt, a victory would mean vindication over the great mass of skeptics waiting for him to fail.

Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland #ad - Four days to glory is the story of america as told through its small towns and their connection to sport the way it was once routinely perceived: as a means of mattering to the folks next door. Shrink-wrapped. Each a three-time state champion, jay borschel and Dan LeClere have a chance in their senior year to join the sport's most elite group: the "four-timers, " wrestlers who win four consecutive state titles.

For dan, the dreams of his hard-driving coach and father, and his own personal demons, who carries on his back the burdens of his tiny farming community, another title is the only acceptable outcome. Shrink-wrapped. In iowa, that ideal survives in the form of high school wrestling.

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Pinned

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Pinned #ad - Yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment to self-sacrifice necessary to become a champion. Shrink-wrapped. In the end, though, only one will stand in the center of the mat with his arms raised in victory. Ivan korske and bobby zane couldn't be more different—they come from different backgrounds, different lifestyles, and they have very different values and ways of looking at the world and dealing with people.

Has each boy prepared enough? sacrificed enough? does each want to win enough? All the training, pain, and cutting weight ultimately comes down to a few short minutes on a wrestling mat—leaving one boy the victor, running, the other devastated. Shrink-wrapped.

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If Rock and Roll Were a Machine: A Novel

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Eastern Washington Univ Pr #ad - If Rock and Roll Were a Machine: A Novel #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Used book in Good Condition. The guidance of two adults and his interest in motorcycles and writing help high school junior Bert Bowden regain the sense of self that had been destroyed by his fifth-grade teacher.

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Takedown #8: Winning Season

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Puffin Books #ad - Takedown #8: Winning Season #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Can he channel it to work for him instead of against him? Packed with action and drama, this newest Winning Season book from accomplished author Rich Wallace won?t disappoint. The workouts are grueling, and he loses his first few matches, but Donald?s most difficult obstacle is his temper.

Used book in Good Condition. Shrink-wrapped. Strong, and lightweight, wiry, Donald seems to have the perfect combination of physical attributes for wrestling. And after seeing a high school wrestling match, he?s excited to join Hudson City?s middle-school team.

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One Shot Away: A Wrestling Story

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HarperTeen #ad - Then diggy does the unthinkable—he betrays a teammate. Shrink-wrapped. Not to mention he's got girl problems. Shrink-wrapped. And they all want the same thing: to win. But diggy's got to compete with his older brother's legacy, and now he's in danger of losing his spot to the newcomer, Trevor. They're all just one shot awayit's senior year and the last season for Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor on the Molly Pitcher High School varsity wrestling team.

Jimmy's got the cops on his tail and a girlfriend who looks down on him. Because pinning your opponent is about more than just winning. Can the team forgive him? and can he forgive himself?With the pressure building and loyalties splintering, Jimmy, Diggy, and Trevor have got one shot to make weight and get onto the mat.

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The Wrestler: A Life of Passion and the Pursuit of Greatness

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Banyan Press #ad - Michael fessler peers into the life of a wrestler. Used book in Good Condition. And often times, aspects of this arena are hidden. Shrink-wrapped. This book helps current competitors recognize what exactly they're participating in. What occurs in the heat of battle on the mat is only half the story. Shrink-wrapped.

It seeks to help them appreciate the unique qualities of the sport, to recognize what they are gaining from it, and to craft a competitive approach that makes the most of their time as a wrestler. From the internal struggles of balancing glory and humility, to the mental struggles of confidence and self-defeat, "The Wrestler" brings the reader into the competitive arena.

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The Imaginary Girlfriend: A Memoir

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Ballantine Books #ad - With humor and compassion, Irving details the few truly important lessons he learned about writing. The imaginary girlfriend is a miniature autobiography detailing Irving’s parallel careers of writing and wrestling. Into a somber reflection on the importance of living well. The denver Post Shrink-wrapped.

The Imaginary Girlfriend: A Memoir #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. And in beefing up his narrative with anecdotes that are every bit as hilarious as the antics in his novels, Irving combines the lessons of both obsessions wrestling and writing. Tales of encounters with writers John Cheever, Nelson Algren, Kurt Vonnegut are intertwined with those about his wrestling teammates and coaches.

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