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  1. Love of grappling defined Jeff Blatnick

    Josh Gross

    Jeff Blatnick liked to say that grappling, especially wrestling, existed "in almost every single culture, everywhere" for as long as man has walked the Earth. He found comfort, righteousness and motivation embedded in the fact that in 2012, human ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  2. Gold medal wrestler Blatnick dies at 55

    Franklin McNeil

    Jeff Blatnick, who won a gold medal for the United States at the 1984 Olympic Games in Greco-Roman wrestling, died Wednesday due to complications stemming from heart surgery. The Niskayuna, N.Y., native died at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He w...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  3. Jeff Blatnick, 1984 gold medal wrestler, dies

    Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics and went on to a career as a sports commentator and motivational speaker, died Wednesday in New York state at age 55.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012