'Join The Conversation' as WSHU Presents Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo

News Story: February 1, 2010
Olympic Medalist
Henry Cejudo
National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo for a talk about his inspirational new book, American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams, and a Journey Toward Home, on Sunday, February 21, 2010, at 3:00 pm, at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation,” which puts noted authors together with public radio listeners for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. This event is free and open to the public; a book signing will follow his talk.

This month the 2010 Winter Games will commence and Olympic fever will once again vie for global attention. In this powerful new memoir, Cejudo recounts his awe-inspiring story that unfolded before an international audience at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, an event that one again prompted the masses to dream. The book tells of a young and determined American-born son of undocumented Mexican immigrants, who against all odds and expectations, came to dominate freestyle wrestling in Beijing. Cejudo’s Gold Medal win was the only American Gold for wrestling during the 2008 Games, which kept a four decade streak alive of an American winning a wrestling Olympic Gold Medal. Additionally, at 21-years-old, he was the youngest American ever to have won an Olympic wrestling Gold Medal. Cejudo was born in Los Angeles and currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, and Colorado Springs, CO. American Victory was co-written by Bill Plaschke.
Talk/Book Signing:
Henry Cejudo
Author of American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams, and a Journey Toward Home
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 3:00 pm
Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT
**Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit Trumbull Takedown Club. To make reservations, or to see upcoming author events, go to www.wshu.org. This series is sponsored by Ikea and RTK Environmental Group.
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