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Ex-wrestler spreads message of inspiration to area students


December 5, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

MARC MERO holds his championship wrestling belt from his previous career. He's now a motivational speaker who addressed area students Tuesday at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood.


IRONWOOD - Marc Mero went from having a dream as a kid to living it, then losing it all.

At 55, he's living a new dream.

The motivational speaker addressed a Gogebic Community College gymnasium filled with area students in grades 5-9 Tuesday afternoon.

Mero experienced his first crisis at age 8 when his parents divorced. He grew up in a single-family home in a poor section of New York, and wrote down his dreams and goals at age 10, setting his sights on athletics. He achieved success in hockey, football, boxing and professional wrestling, spurred...

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