GG31: World Champion Andrezj Supron of Poland recalls his time training in Minnesota
August 5, 2017•22 min
In the 1970s, Minnesota was the center of Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. With the Minnesota Wrestling Club continually developing talent with the aid of international coaches, athletes and training partners, the club that become the Minnesota Storm always had an international flare. While in Tampere, Finland at the 2017 Junior World Wrestling Championships, Jason Bryant talked with 1979 World champion and 1980 Olympic silver medalist Andrezj Supron about his trips to the United States and what it was like for him to come to the U.S. in a time where the foundations of Greco-Roman in the country were being founded. Supron won seven World and Olympic medals from 1974-1983. His chance of winning a second Olympic medal were dashed in 1984 as the Communist Block boycotted the 1984 Games in retaliation for the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. SUBSCRIBE TO THE GUILLOTINE GRAPEVINE iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.