Born Ready

Updated: May 5, 2009, 8:44 AM ET
By Matt Remsberg | ESPNRISE.com

Erik Spjut had always been a little more mature and level-headed than his peers, so his father gave it to him straight. "You don't have to decide now, but you have a lot of talent in wrestling, so there's going to come a time when you have to make a decision," Swen Spjut told his son. "If this is something you want to do for fun, that's perfectly fine. If you want to be better than most people, you're going to have to work very hard. If you want to be the best, you can't let anyone outwork you." Eight ...

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