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Harley Race Wrestling Academy 

In this week's feature, Albert Samaha profiles lengendary professional wrestler Harley Race, who now operates a wrestling school in Eldon, Missouri, near the Lake of the Ozarks. Here's a peek inside the acadamy. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Jennifer Silverberg
Harley Race at his Wrestling Academy in Eldon, Missouri.
Jennifer Silverberg
Harley Race at his Wrestling Academy in Eldon, Missouri.
Jennifer Silverberg
Harley Race's Wrestling Academy is in this nondescript metal building just off U.S. Highway 54.
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Harley's students arrive around 5 p.m. daily.
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Harley's students arrive around 5 p.m. daily.
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27-year-old Wrestley Dustin Raynor moved from Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, to attend Race's school in 2008.
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Jessie Brewer, 23, recently moved to Eldon from Miama, Oklahoma.
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Wrestling brothers Winston, 26 and Ashley, 32.
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Seth Lesser, 29, a native of northern California, has attended Race's wrestling school for four years.
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Darren Gamblin, a 22-year-old native of nearby Linn, moved to Eldon three years ago to attend Race's school.
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27 year old Jason Jones.
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24-year-old St. Louisan Stacey O'Brien has been training in Eldon with Race for the past four years.
Jennifer Silverberg
Ryan Collins aka Brian Breaker, 26, from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, has been training in Eldon for the last five years.
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Winston Thomas at practice.
Jennifer Silverberg
Wrestlers practicing their craft.
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Seth and Darren practice.
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Seth and Stacey at practice.
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Stacey and Dustin practice at the Wrestling Academy.
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The walls of the Wrestling Academy are filled with old photos, action figures and more from Harley Race's days as a pro.
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A collage of photos of Race's career.
Jennifer Silverberg
The walls of the Wrestling Academy are filled with old photos, action figures and more from Race's days as a pro.
Jennifer Silverberg
The walls of the Wrestling Academy are filled with old photos, action figures and more from Race's days as a pro.
Jennifer Silverberg
The walls of the Wrestling Academy are filled with old photos, action figures and more from Race's days as a pro.
Jennifer Silverberg
The walls of the Wrestling Academy are filled with old photos, action figures and more from Race's days as a pro.
Jennifer Silverberg
Race showing off his championship belt.
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Jennifer Silverberg
Harley Race at his Wrestling Academy in Eldon, Missouri.
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