One Shot Away
A Wrestling Story
By T. Glen Coughlin
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780062083234, 336pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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They're all just one shot away
It's senior year and the last season for Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor on the Molly Pitcher High School varsity wrestling team. And they all want the same thing: to win.
But Diggy's got to compete with his older brother's legacy, and now he's in danger of losing his spot to the newcomer, Trevor. Not to mention he's got girl problems. Jimmy's got the cops on his tail and a girlfriend who looks down on him. Then Diggy does the unthinkablehe betrays a teammate. Can the team forgive him? And can he forgive himself?
With the pressure building and loyalties splintering, Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor have got one shot to make weight and get onto the mat. Because pinning your opponent is about more than just winning.
T. Glen Coughlin is the acclaimed author of two novels, The Hero of New York and Steady Eddie, as well as a number of short stories. An avid wrestling enthusiast, Glen began attending matches and tournaments in 2002 when his son started wrestling as a high school freshman. He still actively follows high school and college wrestling. He was raised in New York and currently lives in New Jersey with his family.