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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Job Lost, But Ready To Rumble


Wrestlers "Sgt. Long" and "Bruiser" face off before a crowd of about 100 people in a middle school gym.. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post

On the front page of The Post today is a story we did after visiting Boogie's Wrestling Camp in Shawsville, Va. It is about working men who become heroes, at least in the ring, for a few hours each weekend. To see it, along with an extended photo gallery, click here.

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 16, 2009; 8:08 AM ET
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You’ve provided insight to some of our most vulnerable citizens and their current plight. What about those citizens who are above the poverty line and struggling? I imagine their pictures and conditions are more subtle but they are struggling too, no matter where you’re travelin.’ How’s the recession affecting “the middle class,” dare say the “rich?” Can parents not send their kid to baseball camp this summer because mom lost her part-time job in April? Does the high school graduate have to delay entering the college of her choice because not enough financial aid came through? Has the wife had to postpone remodeling the kitchen because refinancing isn’t possible at the moment? What tough choices have the people along your road had to make? Please capture some of these stories as well. I look forward to seeing and reading more about your experiences, our fellow citizens’ strength, and affirming hope. Thank you for displaying before my eyes people and places never on my traveled roads.

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