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NateR
04-30-2009, 05:11 AM
From Matt's blog:

Once again had another good training week and I feel very healthy. Training is going great, but I'll talk more about that next week.

http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/25APR09/LCalumni-award.jpg

Last Saturday, I went up to Lincoln College to receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. I had a great time and got to spend the day with my buddy Dave Klemm. Dave was my wrestling coach when I went to school there and he is still the wrestling coach along with being the athletic director for the college. Here're some pictures from Saturday and the video of my acceptance speech:

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Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-SC1ViTlio

While I was in coach's office, he asked if I had ever seen the following video. Well I hadn't, but I have heard the story. From the 1972 Munich Olympics, the big guy is Chris Taylor, a 420-pound American wrestler, and the "little" guy is Wilfried Dietrich, from West Germany. During the weigh-ins, Dietrich went up to Taylor and playfully put his arms around him. It looked like he was just kidding around for the cameras, but he was actually trying to see if he could even lock his hands around Taylor. Well, the video tells the story, one of the greatest throws that I've ever seen (the video is in German, by the way):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n79wBw_LJ9Y

-matt

NateR
04-30-2009, 05:19 AM
Here's a picture of that throw, pretty amazing:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Christaylor.jpg

Also, in case anyone is wondering, the radio interview was for the college radio station WLNX (http://www.wlnxradio.com/).

VCURamFan
04-30-2009, 05:20 AM
Tsk, tsk, Matt: wearing a t-shirt to an award ceremony!!! :laugh:

If anyone deserve a "young achievement" award, it's you: a 9x world champ by the age of 32!!!

O, & nice to see you're not the only All-American Lincoln College Alum in the HIT Squad!!

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 05:25 AM
Very cool Matt :cool:

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 05:28 AM
That was a pretty awesome throw. Made me feel like even I can beat Matt Hughes :w00t:


Here's a picture of that throw, pretty amazing:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Christaylor.jpg

Also, in case anyone is wondering, the radio interview was for the college radio station WLNX (http://www.wlnxradio.com/).

VCURamFan
04-30-2009, 05:32 AM
That was a pretty awesome throw. Made me feel like even I can beat Matt Hughes :w00t:You're not German & he's not 420lbs.

Maybe if I went completely sedentary for a few years then Melissa could pull it off!:happydancing:

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 05:45 AM
3/4 of my blood is. I'm thinking I can take him :w00t:

You're not German & he's not 420lbs.

Maybe if I went completely sedentary for a few years then Melissa could pull it off!:happydancing:

VCURamFan
04-30-2009, 05:47 AM
3/4 of my blood is. I'm thinking I can take him :w00t:O, cool!

(That explains the mass consumption of various wines!:laugh:)

Bonnie
04-30-2009, 05:53 AM
Congratulations on this latest award Matt. I really liked your speech especially the "jigsaw" part acknowledging those who've been a part of this amazing journey of yours. :)

As to the "throw" :scared0015: , WOW! The little guy (in the picture) looks like he's literally on his tippy toes. That's pretty amazing. :cool:

County Mike
04-30-2009, 11:05 AM
Here's a picture of that throw, pretty amazing:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Christaylor.jpg


It looks like the smaller guy is about to get crushed with his knees bent beneath him. Amazing.

KevinD
04-30-2009, 11:51 AM
Nice award video. Matt is looking pretty thick with some bulk. He's looking very strong.

Boomer
04-30-2009, 12:58 PM
WARRRRRRRRRRRR MATTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m123/boomermatt75/medievalwaR.jpg

Miss Foxy
04-30-2009, 02:46 PM
3/4 of my blood is. I'm thinking I can take him :w00t:
Your German also? :cool: Cool where is your family from?

Miss Foxy
04-30-2009, 02:48 PM
Nice blog!! But lets not beat around the bush nice pictures!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wub: :innocent:

Llamafighter
04-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Congrats on the award matt!

Miss Foxy
04-30-2009, 02:51 PM
Tsk, tsk, Matt: wearing a t-shirt to an award ceremony!!! :laugh:

If anyone deserve a "young achievement" award, it's you: a 9x world champ by the age of 32!!!

O, & nice to see you're not the only All-American Lincoln College Alum in the HIT Squad!!
Matt looks nice and comfy. When he is in a suit I feel like choking for him, because he looks uncomfortable he was made for jeans and a tee.........Just my opinion again...He's beyond dreamy..:rolleyes:

internationalharvester
04-30-2009, 03:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NrGp0GmDmI


here is another cool move from a high school match, the kid tries to get a single leg and his opponent does a backflip and pins him....really cool move

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 04:01 PM
Nope, I'm just a Los Angeles born and raised girl who lived in Orange County for about 10 years who now resides in Nor Cal. with 3 of 4 grand parents that were from Germany.:)

Your German also? :cool: Cool where is your family from?

CAVEMAN
04-30-2009, 04:17 PM
Great vid of Matt and what a great reward!!! He deserves it!

:unsure-1: Is it me, or did Matt look like he really bulked up for this fight? Serra is gonna be in for a shock!:yikes:

Miss Foxy
04-30-2009, 04:18 PM
Great vid of Matt and what a great reward!!! He deserves it!

:unsure-1: Is it me, or did Matt look like he really bulked up for this fight? Serra is gonna be in for a shock!:yikes:
Oh no it aint just you!!:happydancing: Good looking out Caveman

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 04:19 PM
He's huge huh? Someone is going to need to hand Serra a tissue when he sees Matt :laugh:


:unsure-1: Is it me, or did Matt look like he really bulked up for this fight? Serra is gonna be in for a shock!:yikes:

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
05-01-2009, 07:18 PM
Congratulations Matt!!!!

You deserve it!!!!:)

:happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing:

J.B.
05-01-2009, 08:51 PM
That throw is crazy! :w00t:

Congrats Matt!!!