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.
Vision QuestWarner Archive #ad - You'll go crazy for Vision Quest. 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, the undefeated, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state.
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. In her first film, madonna shines while performing "Gambler" and "Crazy for You". Shrink-wrapped.
Vision Quest Blu-rayWarner Archive Collection #ad - 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. You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest. 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. Shrink-wrapped. 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.
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A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan GableUniversity Of Iowa Press #ad - 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. Let these stories inspire you to find your path to strength and achievement along whatever path you take.
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 - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Whether we are athletes or not, we all dream of extreme success and are all looking to make our future the best it can be, but along the way we will undoubtedly need time to recover and rejuvenate.
Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American HeartlandIt Books #ad - Shrink-wrapped. 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. For dan, and his own personal demons, the dreams of his hard-driving coach and father, 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. 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. Somewhere beyond the circle of money, drugs, glitz, and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America, remnants of an ideal exist.
Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland #ad - 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.
PinnedHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - In the end, though, only one will stand in the center of the mat with his arms raised in victory. Shrink-wrapped. Yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment to self-sacrifice necessary to become a champion. 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.
If Rock and Roll Were a MachineSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - New york times bestselling author terry Davis offers the critically acclaimed “powerful story about a teenager’s search for self-esteem” Booklist, starred review. When an elementary school teacher’s criticisms turn Bert Bowden from a bright, popular boy into a self-conscious, awkward one, everyone is shocked.
. Shrink-wrapped. Bert is determined to regain his old confidence and become somebody great, which takes place twenty years after Vision Quest, but will he be able to overcome the silence of adolescent solitude? This inspiring coming-of-age story, reminds us that the growing pains of adolescence are the price we pay must for finding happiness as we grow older.
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Vision QuestWarner Home Video #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Vision quest is a coming of age movie in which high school wrestler louden Swain Matthew Modine decides he wants to be something more than an average high school athlete and sets his sights on a prize that many don't think he can win -- he then sets out to reach his goal alone, without much support from his father or coach.
His father rents a room to a young drifter, Carla Linda Fiorentino. Madonna makes her first appearance in a major motion picture as a lead singer in a local band performing her hit songs "Crazy For You" and "Gambler". Although a lower-budget film than Flashdance or Top Gun, this movie is similar in theme and style.
Vision Quest #ad - Swain falls in love with her and she helps him stay focused and prevents him from losing sight of his goals.
Takedown #8: Winning SeasonPuffin Books #ad - 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. Shrink-wrapped. And after seeing a high school wrestling match, he?s excited to join Hudson City?s middle-school team. Strong, wiry, and lightweight, Donald seems to have the perfect combination of physical attributes for wrestling.
The workouts are grueling, and he loses his first few matches, but Donald?s most difficult obstacle is his temper. Shrink-wrapped.
One Shot Away: A Wrestling StoryHarperTeen #ad - Because pinning your opponent is about more than just winning. Not to mention he's got girl problems. 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. Then diggy does the unthinkable—he betrays a teammate.
Can the team forgive him? and can he forgive himself?With the pressure building and loyalties splintering, Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor have got one shot to make weight and get onto the mat. Jimmy's got the cops on his tail and a girlfriend who looks down on him. Shrink-wrapped. And they all want the same thing: to win.
One Shot Away: A Wrestling Story #ad - 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. Shrink-wrapped.
The Wrestler: A Life of Passion and the Pursuit of GreatnessBanyan Press #ad - 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. Michael fessler peers into the life of a wrestler. Shrink-wrapped. 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.
What occurs in the heat of battle on the mat is only half the story. This book helps current competitors recognize what exactly they're participating in. And often times, aspects of this arena are hidden.