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Old 01-06-2012
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The Rush Family

One of the first things I learned when our son started wrestling is that once you are a part of wrestling, you become a part of something much matter the color of your club or your high become a member of the Illinois wrestling family.

So I come to you today with a heavy heart to ask you to show your love and support and offer your prayers to Gail and Clayton Rush and all of their family on the loss of Courtney, Gail's daughter and Clayton's sister.

If any notice of a service is forthcoming, I will be sure to post it here.


In the meantime, I share a message I received this morning from Gail, who through Illinois wrestling, has become a very good friend of mine and who is our son Mark's "second mom."


Please pray. Days are hard. Nights are harder. I have never in my life felt such an ache in my heart. Keep your children close and cherish every single breath they take.

You can post something if you want. I NEED prayers...

Tell Mark I love him. Love you guys,


Gail, our hearts are breaking for you. We've spoken by Matmen, FB and text message. But again, please know that you, Rick, Clayton, Jason, Jessie and Courtney and all of your other family, are in our prayers and our hearts. We love you, and we are here whenever you need us.

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Old 01-06-2012
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So very sorry for their loss...The PORTA wrestling family has the Rush family in our prayers...
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Old 01-06-2012
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Very sorry to hear this. Saying prayers for all of you.
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Old 01-06-2012
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Prayers and thoughts extended to the Rush family from my family and the Harvard Wrestling family.
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Old 01-06-2012
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Prayers and thoughts to the Rush family.
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Old 01-06-2012
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Thoughts and prayers...
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Old 01-06-2012
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Gail, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
And so, I give you, my countrymen, the best I have - my son
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Old 01-06-2012
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My sincere sympathies.
"I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed!" Gen. George Patton
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Old 01-06-2012
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From all of the Newman wrestling family, we will be praying for you. I am very sorry for your loss. You will be on my mind and specifically in my prayers. Coach Davis
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Old 01-06-2012
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Gail & Rick
From the entire Glaudel family, we wish to extend our love and prayers at this time of loss.
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love." Washington Irving
"After wrestling, everything else in life is easy" - Coach Dan Gable
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