Saturday, 14 May 2011

Reza Abedi's greatest escape

Wrestler Reza Abedi's life story is full of escapes - from wrestling moves, tricky situations and ultimately, death at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran. OC Weekly has a 4,000 word feature, Reza Abedi's greatest escape that describes how he got into wrestling, found himself at the front line of the Iran-Iraq war, outsmarted his enemies and escaped to freedom.

He eventually found his way to American and became a high school wrestling coach running one of the toughest wrestling programmes around. His full life story is coming out in a new book American Wings, Iranian Roots by Kristin Orloff.

American Wings, Iranian Roots
by Kristin Orloff