So you’ve just won $17 million in South Carolina’s Powerball Lotto, and you’re deciding what to do with your new-found riches. Well of course the answer is obvious: Move to Tampa Bay and start a TV show featuring scantily-clad women wrestlers.
Jay Vargas was only 19 when he took the lottery’s $17 million lump sum. Now 21, he calls himself JV Rich, and is the owner of “Wrestlicious,” which is kind of a cross between … it reminds one of … it’s, oh hell, just look at the video below. Read more…
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Tags: Appalachian State Mountaineers
, Ashley Judd
, Hello Kitty
, Jacksonville Jaguars
, Lance Berkman
, Matt Jones
, New York Mets
, Trent Dilfer
, Usc Trojans
, Wisconsin Badgers
, Womens Wrestling
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Tags: Athletes In Playboy
, Boston Red Sox
, David Ortiz
, Gabrielle Reece
, Gary Carter
, Hair Baseball Cards
, Joakim Noah
, Jose Canseco
, Kobe Byrant
, New York Yankees
, Rick Sutcliffe
, Vanessa Bryant
, Womens Wrestling
THE NEW YORK TIMES finds what the NCAA has yet to fully discover: women want to wrestle in college if they just get an opportunity. Unfortunately for them, the opportunities are rare and undistinguished thus far.
(The ladies of Oklahoma City University wrestling)
Tiny private schools in the NAIA have taken advantage of the need by opening women’s wrestling programs in such unlikely places as Jamestown (North Dakota) College, Missouri Baptist University, and Oklahoma City University. Only Pacific University in Oregon fields a varsity women’s wrestling squad as an NCAA school. Even three-time state champions cannot find a college close to home.
(Three-time Hawaiian state wrestling champion Tani Ader)