A sad day a local champion who made it big in wrestling died yesterday. Jeff Blatnick a Greco Roman Gold medalist in the 1984 olympics as well as a pioneer with the UFC passed away from heart failure while under going surgery. He was 55 years old and was a the wrestling coach at one of the local high schools where his son was on the team. He was always very humble and never forgot where he came from even with all of his success. Gods speed to his family and may he Rest In Peace!

VDJ