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December 14, 2009

Oklahoma State Wrestling Feature: Neil Erisman commands Cowboys

Junior Poke leads by example in OSU wrestling room

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And with the leadership comes a desire to help everyone else and make them the best they can be. But there has to be a balance between helping others and helping yourself.

“You definitely have to be selfish, but at the same time if you see somebody messing around, it’s pretty easy to say something and then get right back to work,” Erisman said. “It’s not really that big of a deal, but you definitely have to be selfish in wrestling a little bit to get where you want to go. Or you’ll be that guy who’s just helping everybody else and staying at the same level.”

Staying at the same level is the last thing Erisman plans to do.

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