Okie Rumble VI, October 2002

En Route

Historic U.S. 66 Buckingham Fountain Lk. Michigan goose
  1. Appropriately-themed ad on leaving NYC for Oklahoma.
  2. Bridge in Toledo, Ohio at dawn.
  3. Historic Route 66, Chicago, IL.
  4. Jackson Ave. (Route 66), Chicago, IL.
  5. Chicago Marathon passing Sears Tower.
  6. Chicago Marathoners at Buckingham Fountain.
  7. Lake Michigan (Indiana in background).
  8. Geese and Lake Michigan.
  9. That's me, in southeast Chicago.
  10. The Windy City lives up to its name.
  11. Chicago skyline, seen from southeast.
  12. Chicago Marathon finish line.
  13. Chicago Marathon finish line.
  14. Runners leaving Chicago Marathon finish line.
  15. Silver Cross Field; in Joliet, IL, southwest of Chicago, namesake of the CD format.
    NZ at Lk Michigan IL S. of Chicago US-80, Mineola, TX
  16. Mineola, TX (about 80 mi. east of Dallas).
  17. Route 80, Mineola, TX area.
  18. Pop's Chicken & Catfish; Mineola, TX area.
  19. Dallas, TX skyline (from southeast).
  20. Tower in downtown Dallas.
  21. The Dallas Morning News building.
  22. Bike Route 180, Dallas (en route to a match).
  23. Route 180, near top of hill.
  24. Looking back (east) at Dallas from hill.
  25. North view from same hill.
  26. Fort Worth in the distance, looking west.
  27. Dallas-Tarrant County Line (Arlington, TX).
    Mineola, TX billboard Arlington, TX water tower bldg they didn't want me 
to photograph ;-)

    At the Okie Rumble, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  28. Arrival at the Habana Inn, Wednesday night.
  29. Room at the Habana Inn.
  30. Rear area of Habana Inn.
  31. Pool at the Habana Inn.
  32. Outside the Okie Rumble hospitality room (172).
  33. Keeping track of the wrestlers at the hospitality room.
  34. Between matches at the hospitality room.
  35. Habana Inn corridor.
  36. Habana Inn corridor on third floor.
    Habana Inn Welcome sign
2002 Room 314 door at Habana Inn
  37. Scottilla in wrestling room 305.
  38. Scott and Glenn warming up.
  39. Don and Glenn wrestling.
  40. Don vs. Glenn.
  41. Time for some bruises.
    Okie Registration Desk Glenn, Don in 
mid-punch.
  42. More pics from Don and Glenn's room 305 match: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8.
  43. Scott vs. Nick 1  | Scott vs. Nick 2.
  44. Scott vs. Glenn 1 (mmph!) | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6.
  45. Next match in 305 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5.
  46. Mike vs. Glenn - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6.
    Scott vs. Glenn 1 Scott vs. Glenn 3 Mike vs. Glenn
  47. Mike vs. Nick.
  48. Nick vs. Mike vs. Glenn ;-)
  49. Mike vs. Glenn, posing for camera.
  50. Time for a break in Room 172.
  51. New for 2002 -- the public mat, no reservations needed.
  52. Glenn & Tim at the public mat.
  53. Public mat scene.
    Mike vs. Glenn 6 Nick vs. Mike vs. Glenn on public mat
  54. Mat action in the big room, 236:   1 | 2 | 3 | 4.
  55. More Mike vs. Nick matches in 236:   1 | 2 | 3 (off the mat? just keep wrestling ;-) ). | 4 | 5 (Mike bridging) | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17.
  56. Glenn vs. John in 236:
    1 - Glenn working on a cradle. 2 - submission stalemate. 3 - John gets Glenn in a grueling scissors.
    After the match.
  57. Ed gets scissored  -- and then retaliates.
  58. Ed vs. John 1 | 2 | 3.
    Nick vs. Mike 2 Nick vs. Mike 10
  59. 39th Street, OKC, Friday evening.
  60. Saturday was cold & rainy, making the heated pool steam. Otherwise the weather was generally good.
  61. Wrestling and hanging at the pool on Sunday after most other wrestlers left for home.
  62. At the pool.
    Glenn, Don in 
mid-punch (detail of punch) closeup of DM's bruises
  63. What's Okie without a few bruises?.
  64. Another seriously bruised left pec.
  65. After the Sunday night tarp match, before going to the show at the Copa.
  66. Packed and ready to go.
  67. I get to leave the Rumble with a few mementos on my forearm too (from the 4 days of friction on the hair follicles)...
  68. ...Not to mention a small shiner.
  69. Okie Rumble 2002 T-shirt.
    OKC Memorial 1 OKC Memorial 4
  70. A relevant message outside a church at 14th & Penn.
  71. Oklahoma City, Monday, 7 AM.
  72. Oklahoma City Memorial 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6.
  73. Downtown OKC shrouded in dawn mist.
  74. Bricktown, in downtown Oklahoma City.
  75. Norman, Oklahoma, just south of OKC.
  76. The Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma.
  77. Arbuckle Mountains area.

    Missouri

    Trees on hill cut Mississippi River
  78. Moon & fall foliage along Route 21.
  79. Junction along Route 21.
  80. Trees on hill cut.
  81. Arcadia Valley area shrouded in fog.
  82. Mississippi River, south of St. Louis - 1 | 2
  83. St. Louis arch.
    St. Louis arch
    Snow in upstate NY MGWA @ LURE
  84. Snow in upstate New York on return.
  85. Upstate New York scene.
  86. The Hudson River, New York.
  87. Back home, time for Wednesday Metro practice ....
  88. ...and Metro's demo at the Lure - 1 | 2 | 3.

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