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Old 07-28-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
Jake A Shannon
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...among his family and closest friends. Karl was a devoted husband, father, mentor, animal advocate, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and one of the greatest Professional and Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestlers in the 20th century, but Karl would have described himself as "just a kid from the waterfront". He would have been 83 years old in a few days.

He died in Tampa, Florida at 9:45pm EST on July 28th, 2007. Karl was fiercely independent and private and truly lived life on his own terms, ask anyone that knew him.

Karl's estate wishes he be granted privacy post-mortem. Anyone seeking to pay their respects is encouraged to donate to animal rescue, in particular Pit Bull terrier rescue. The Paw'd Squad Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization and has already set up a rescue fund in Karl's name. All donations and contributions are tax deductible. These can be sent to:

Paw'd Squad Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 6564
Burbank, California 91510-6564

Alternatively, donations can be accepted at their website:

www.PawdSquad.org

Karl was a true friend and a personal hero and I will miss him sorely.

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Old 07-31-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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A number of years ago I got a multi-generation (copy of a copy of a copy, etc) workout tape he did. Very good stuff, no messing around. Looks like he had one heck of a life. RIP
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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Re: Karl Gotch died today...

Yes, that was my friend Tom Puckett (13 years ag) doing all those muscle ups, free squats, hand stand push-ups, rope climbs. I call it "Paleo"-CrossFit.

We have an updated version of that DVD here for anyone that cares. Profits go to Pit Bull rescue.

Here are some YouTube vids I put up too (both w/f safe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GVGdza7k1I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CreCOrf9ExM

Anyway, this was nice to see...

Pancrase's Karl Gotch Memorial Show (w/f safe)

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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Re: Karl Gotch died today...

Respect to a great man.
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