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Glory days
  1. Robert W Tarr
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert W Tarr, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA;robert.tarr{at}

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And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it

But I probably will

Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture

A little of the glory of,

Well the time slips away and leaves you

With nothing mister but

Boring stories of glory days.

Bruce Springsteen, 1984

A few years ago I received an email from Larry Gray. I hadn't seen or heard from Larry since we graduated from high school. My memories of Larry are mostly connected with being team mates on the high school football team and wrestling squad. Larry contacted me to inform me that Mr Boxwell, our head wrestling coach, was being inducted into the Maryland Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. I thought that was pretty cool, so I made arrangements to travel to Annapolis, Maryland, where the induction ceremony was to be held.

I had multiple coaches in the various sports I participated in while growing up, but Mr Boxwell certainly stands out as one of the best. After an outstanding collegiate wrestling career at the University of Maryland, …

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