University of Iowa wrestling coach Terry Brands talking straight on The Mighty 1630 station KCJJ // screen shot

University of Iowa wrestling coach Terry Brands talking straight on The Mighty 1630 station KCJJ // screen shot

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Straight talk about wrestling’s future

Finally — some straight talk about why the International Olympic Committee moved to kick wrestling out of the Summer Games in 2020, and  what to do about it.

All you have to do, it seems, is tune in to radio station KCJJ, “The Mighty 1630,” in Coralville, Iowa.

Your 2013 world champion bronze medalist Nordic combined team from the United States: Taylor Fletcher, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Bryan Fletcher, all sporting American flag mustaches // photo courtesy Sarah Brunson and U.S. Ski TEam

Your 2013 world champion bronze medalist Nordic combined team from the United States: Taylor Fletcher, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Bryan Fletcher, all sporting American flag mustaches // photo courtesy Sarah Brunson and U.S. Ski TEam

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Mustache party: historic bronze for U.S. Nordic combined team

Anchored by Billy Demong, the fan favorite from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the U.S. Nordic combined team raced Sunday to a history-making bronze in the relay at the 2013 world championships at Predazzo, Italy.

The third-place finish made for the first-ever U.S. team world championships medal in Nordic combined. The best prior world championships result? Fourth, in 1995.

U.S. coaches Matt Whitcomb, Erik Flora, Chris Grover after the first-ever American cross-country ski gold // photo courtesy Sarah Brunson and U.S. Ski Team

U.S. coaches Matt Whitcomb, Erik Flora, Chris Grover after the first-ever American cross-country ski gold // photo courtesy Sarah Brunson and U.S. Ski Team

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U.S. wins first-ever cross-country ski gold

Kikkan Randall and Jesse Diggins, racing Sunday with quiet confidence, won the team sprint at the 2013 world championships in Val de Fiemme, Italy, the first-ever gold medal for the United States in cross-country skiing.

Again, and for emphasis — the first-ever American world championships gold in cross-country skiing.

Lindsey Vonn's report to her thousands of Facebook friends -- note the wistful "long skirts this summer" hashtag ...

Lindsey Vonn's report to her thousands of Facebook friends -- note the wistful "long skirts this summer" hashtag ...

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Lindsey Vonn makes like the Terminator: I’ll be back

Lindsey Vonn, two or so weeks after ripping her right knee up in a gruesome fall at alpine skiing’s world championships, said Friday she has no doubt she will be back for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

It’s a race against time, one that positions Vonn, the 2010 Vancouver Games downhill champion, winner of 59 World Cup races and four World Cup overall titles, not just as an underdog but as the comeback story of the 2014 Games.