By Arno Paul Niemand
Every infrequently anything occurs on the earth of activities that reminds us all why we care approximately such things.
This booklet is the notable, untold tale of the best workforce you’ve by no means heard of, the wrestling staff of Cornell collage, a personal Methodist liberal arts university with purely 415 male scholars, which gained the NCAA wrestling championship in 1947, defeating all of the significant powers by way of a considerable margin. This tiny Iowa collage therefore turned the 1st university open air of the country of Oklahoma ever to win the workforce championship seeing that groups have been formally famous via the NCAA; no different deepest tuition earlier than or considering that has performed so. not just that, yet with assistance from the city of Mount Vernon, and a fund-raising force, the champions traveled to San Francisco and gained the both prestigious nationwide AAU championship weeks later, therefore finishing the “grand slam” of beginner wrestling.
The tale is proficient through the good melancholy and international conflict II, in addition to the GI invoice, which leveled the enjoying box for a number of years after the conflict. It comprises a trainer direct from vital casting, a nurturing small collage, 3 beginners superstars from an analogous Iowa highschool, and 5 provider veterans, all of whom bonded as a workforce to defeat all comers.
Were it no longer for a major automobile crash the next yr that injured of its stars, there's no telling how even more the staff may need completed. The Dream workforce of 1947 is a vintage David and Goliath tale that transcends the sport.