More from The Q&A: Daniel Cormier
Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier is never at a loss for words.
And before the former Oklahoma State standout left for Beijing, I discovered that he’s never at a loss for answers either. He was front and center today in The Q&A, and here is more from my conversation with him:
Jenni Carlson: Didn’t I hear something about you having a key to your hometown ofLafayette, La.?
Daniel Cormier: Yeah, yeah, I’ve got a key to the city. It’s in my trophy room.
JC: Pretty cool.
DC: I like it. It’s nice, too. It’s gold.
JC: So, how does that happen? Big ceremony?
DC: They called me after I made my first (Olympic) team. It was the city councilman, and we started talking, and he said, “Daniel, we want to do something special for you.” They had a big ceremony at the courthouse, and they handed me the key. It was pretty sweet.
JC: Do you go back toLafayette and do camps?
DC: I normally go once a year. You know … the beginning of my senior year was the ’96 games, so I would sit there and I would watch. I got to see Kurt Angle win a gold medal, I got to watch Kendall Cross win a gold medal, and I got to see Tom Brand win a gold medal. I was like, “Wow, wouldn’t it be amazing to meet these guys?” Now I think to myself, “I can go back to
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