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THE MAN TO BEAT
Don Parker
April 01, 1957
Wrestler Dan Hodge has never been beaten in college. His 41-match win streak—the last 19 by falls—makes him top favorite and the man to watch at the NCAA championships
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April 01, 1957

The Man To Beat

Wrestler Dan Hodge has never been beaten in college. His 41-match win streak—the last 19 by falls—makes him top favorite and the man to watch at the NCAA championships

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Hundreds more stared from the background. "Look at those arms. What a neck! Didja ever see a neck like that?" they said. They maneuvered in the crowd to get closer.

Dan lingered with the fans for 15 minutes, then showered and dressed. What would he do now, I wondered. Where would this hero hold court now?

Half an hour later we were in an ice cream parlor and I had my answer. Dan was wolfing down a double portion of vanilla.

"What now?" I asked.

"The Nationals in Pittsburgh."

"Any special plans?"

"No, just to win."

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