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Let Go of the Rope!

Wipeouts happen, right? But there’s a trick to getting through them that I just didn’t learn in boxing. But I was recently reminded of that lesson in the facefull-of-water kind of way that only a real wipeout can teach. Learning to hang on to the rope My grandfather¬†had a cabin on Pickwick lake and a […]

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Jack Gordon Scharff, Sr.

This photo is an absolute treasure to me; my sister brought it to me this fall after a visit with our grandfather, Jack Scharff, who still lives in Memphis TN, where this photo was taken. I had no idea that my grandfather had ever had an interest in boxing. He told my sister that he […]

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