Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling's World Champion


From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling's World Champion

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ISBN10: 1613216955 ISBN13: 9781613216958 Contributors: Miller, Rob; Piper, Roddy (Foreword) Publisher: Sports Pub Published: Sep 15 2015 Pages: 485 Weight: 1.85lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

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Bob Backlund began life as a poor farm boy in the little village of Princeton, Minnesota, with a population of just over 2,000 people. He was a below-average student with a lackluster work ethic and a bad attitude, who hung with the wrong crowd and made a lot of bad choices. He was a kid whose life was headed for disaster?until a local coach took interest in him, suggested that he take up amateur wrestling, and offered to work with him if he promised to stay out of trouble. It was in North Dakota that Bob Backlund had the first of several chance encounters that would shape his destiny. While working out at the YMCA gymnasium in Fargo, North Dakota, where he wrestled for North Dakota State, Backlund met a well-known professional wrestler, ?Superstar

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