Wrestling champ Cejudo splits with coach

July, 27, 2011
7/27/11
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NEW YORK -- Olympic wrestling champ Henry Cejudo has found his motivation for 2012: He wants his mother to see him win gold this time.

But Cejudo won't be preparing for the London Games with Terry Brands, who was USA Wrestling's national freestyle resident coach in Colorado Springs, Colo., when Cejudo was training for Beijing. Cejudo had planned to move to Iowa to reunite with Brands, but he said Tuesday that the two clashed over the star wrestler's many sponsor commitments.

Cejudo is splitting time between Colorado Springs with U.S. national freestyle coach Zeke Jones and his hometown of Phoenix with his trainer, former Washington Redskins defensive back Brian Davis.

At 21, Cejudo became the youngest American to capture an Olympic wrestling gold medal when he won the freestyle 55-kilogram division in 2008, but his mother was unable to travel to Beijing.

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