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Madison Heights native, wrestling legend, to promote book at Royal Oak book store

July 10, 2013

Madison Heights native Jim Myers is the namesake for the football field at Madison Heights Madison High School, but he’s probably most known for his portrayal of wrestler George “The Animal” Steele over the course of a 25-year wrestling career.

Myers will make an appearance at the Royal Oak Barnes and Noble to promote his biography, “Animal,” in an appearance set for 7 p.m. July 18 at the book store located at 500 Main St. in Royal Oak. Author Jim Evans helped Myers pen the biography, which was published by Chicago-based Triumph Books.

Myers was a full-time physical education teacher and coach at Madison High; he coached football for 25 years — the last twelve years as the head coach, according to his website

Myers is also credited with starting the Madison High wrestling program in 1966 and saw the squad win a Michigan High School Athletic Association state championship in 1969. Over the 16 years Myers coached the Eagles’ wresting team, Madison compiled a record of 188-41-2.

For more information on Myers, his career and book, check his website.


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Thanks to two early scores, some lock-down defense, and a touchdown with just 5:25 remaining in regulation, the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day football team picked up a 20-13 victory against Milan High in a Division 4 regional final on Nov. 14 and earned this week’s Team of the Week honor. Country Day, which had outscored its opponents 78-7 in the district round, advanced to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. The Yellowjackets (11-1) face Flint Powers Catholic (10-2) at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at West Bloomfield High.

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