J Robinson: Full Circle

Through Oklahoma State University, the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger, the Munich Olympics, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota, J Robinson has forged an enduring legacy in the sport of wrestling. J Robinson: Full Circle offers a retrospective examination of his life, mirroring his successes and failures to a parallel narrative—the ups and downs of two Pennsylvania high school wrestlers training at his 28-Day Intensive Camp—to explain how Robinson’s life has come full circle. The film was shot and produced over the course of two years and includes a series of in-depth interviews with wrestling legends Dan Gable and Bruce Baumgartner, members of Robinson’s family, camp staff, the two high school wrestlers, and their high school coach, Brad Silimperi, himself an Intensive Camp graduate from 1986. Watch an interview with Mat Talk Online host Jason Bryant, J Robinson, and the filmmaker Ryan Leer at goo.gl/fYRHIX.