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Illinois Matmen Featured On HOI-19 TV

Here is a story done by HOI-19's Jim Mattson about Mike Bare, the man behind IllinoisMatmen.com. Click "Watch the Video" to see the actual news story.
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Wow, Michael Bare is the man!! What a contribution to wrestling in Illinois! We are so lucky to have a passionate individual willing to donate his time to our sport!
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Did anyone notice an assiatant soccer coach scratching himself in the background... sorry i had to point it out.

Seriously it is nice to see someone like mattson do something positive for the local wrestling community in Peoria. Lord knows our local paper is not as positive or even have an understanding of the sport. Glad Mike and the burke family put in so much time for the rest of us. I really appreciate what you guys do for Illinois wrestling.
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Watched the video. At the end of it I saw some footage of Kevin broadcasting with a conspicuous can of Coke in front of him......a Simon Cowell wanna be????
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Very nice!!! We Really appreciate all that you do.

A sincere thank you Mike.
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Did anyone notice an assiatant soccer coach scratching himself in the background... sorry i had to point it out.

Seriously it is nice to see someone like mattson do something positive for the local wrestling community in Peoria. Lord knows our local paper is not as positive or even have an understanding of the sport. Glad Mike and the burke family put in so much time for the rest of us. I really appreciate what you guys do for Illinois wrestling.
Gotta do what you gotta do - somehow just got caught on camera haha.
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Watched the video. At the end of it I saw some footage of Kevin broadcasting with a conspicuous can of Coke in front of him......a Simon Cowell wanna be????
Actually, that was my Coke. Kevin would pass out if he had Coke. He is a Diet Coke addict.
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Actually, that was my Coke. Kevin would pass out if he had Coke. He is a Diet Coke addict.
We tried that once (sneak the coke in substitution for the diet) - and he almost did pass out ha.
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We tried that once (sneak the coke in substitution for the diet) - and he almost did pass out ha.
I remember that. Kev was not a happy camper.
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I think we have to give a shout out to Mike's wife because anyone that is married with a young family like Mike's has to have the support of his wife. She is the unsung hero.
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