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Donn completes the Yakutsk Clinic (Republic of Sahka) And tells them (in Russian) "ba see ba" meaning, THANK YOU.
And it is my goal to return to Yakutsk in July 2010.


"MOSCOW HOTEL" CAN BE SEEN TO THE LEFT (hotel is where my athletes stayed before travelling to YAKUTSK, KYRGYSTAN, and CHUVASHIA) AND KREMLIN'S RED SQUARE IS SEEN ONLY 100 YARDS AWAY FROM HOTEL.
Ben Evans taking in the sights of the famous RUSSIAN RED SQUARE before traveling onto YAKUTSK to compete
in national tournament.



Ben Evans is competing in YAKUTSK WRESTLING TOURNAMENT and gaining a victory.



THE REPUBLIC OF CHUVASHIA WRESTLING TOUR
TYLER SPEAKS TO THE CHUVASHIA PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIENCE. TYLER WAS CALLED BY THE CHUVASHIAN PEOPLE. "THE AMERICAN ATHLETE." CHILDREN WOULD CUT SCHOOL TO SEE THE AMERICAN COMPETE. NOTICE HOW THE ADULTS SIT TO THE SIDE. TO ALLOW THE CHILDREN TO SIT UP FRONT.

OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS: MARIA AND PAVEL PINIGIN LOOK ON WITH ADMIRATION TO HEAR TYLER SPEAK ABOUT HAVING RESPECT TOWARDS HIS COMPETITOR.

TYLER SOLLEY RECEIVING ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL AWARD FROM COMMUNITY LEADER
TYLER SOLLEY WRESTLES LAST MATCH IN CHUVASHIA. HIS FINAL RECORD WAS 4-2.

TYLER EXTENDS A WELCOMING HAND OF FRIENDSHIP TO THE VILLAGE PEOPLE OF CHUVASHIA. DIPLOMACY WITHOUT POLITICS.
PHOTO OF PAVEL PINIGIN AND DONN FROM THE MEXICO CITY, 1978 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. PAVEL WINS HIS 3rd WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Speaking at another Village Press Conference in Chuvashia (Russia) with Pavel and Maria Pinigin. As Tyler Solley "The Athlete" looks on.

Pavel Pinigin (1976 Olympic Champ), 3x World Champ visiting the Zannetti family. (left to right: Jeff - placed second in New Jersey State Finals in 2004 and wrestled and graduated from UPenn, Greg - placed second in New Jersey State Finals in 2008 and wrestled and graduated from Rutgers, Gene - placed third in New Jersey State Finals in 2002 and wrestled and graduated from UPenn). All 3 brothers now run Z-Fanatical Fitness.

2000, The Pinigin Family and Zannetti Family treasure their friendship at the Zannetti home. Top: Pavel Jr; Pavel Sr; (1976 Olympic Champion) Maria Pinigin (1988 Olympic Champion, Relay Track Sprinter); Geri Zannetti. Gene Sr; and Gene Jr. Bottom; Timur and Simull Pinigin, Jeff and Greg Zannetti.
Pavel Pinigin - 3x World Champion and 1976 Olympic Champion, Montreal. His son, Timur looks on.

Pavel Pinigin goes for a swim in the Zannetti's pool during his visit to the USA in 2000.


Photo above taken in September 2000 when Pinigin
and his family came to the USA to visit Donn
USA WILL NEVER FORGET 9/11/01 IN 2000, AFTER 25 YEARS PAVEL PINIGIN AND DONN REUNITE AT HIS HOME. DONN GAVE PAVEL ALL HIS VIDEOS FROM THE 1970'S. THE VIDEOS WERE DUPLICATED AND HAVE BEEN SEEN ON RUSSIAN TELEVISION.





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