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An eye on a title
Herman Weiskopf
March 12, 1973
It isn't that Jim Crumley has an eye for trouble, although it may seem that way. But trouble certainly has a way of finding Crumley, who wrestles for Oregon State. Take that eye. It is Jim's only one. The other he lost when as a 12-year-old he threw a pitchfork at a bat in the family barn. "The pitchfork hit the ceiling and got me in the eye coming down," he says without a trace of self-consciousness. "It's probably the best thing that ever happened to me. I had always wanted to be a basketball player, but after that I got into wrestling."
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March 12, 1973

An Eye On A Title

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But there will be a new Jim Crumley in the NCAAs. Jim Crumley says so. His shoulder, he says, has forced him to become a more conservative and careful wrestler. He is watching his weight—he used to go up and down 12 pounds between matches—and staying clear of pitchforks and high places. Now, if he doesn't stumble....

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