Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Haitian-born Blanc, a former Oklahoma State wrestler, said his family is doing well in Haiti after the crippling earthquake late last year. An uncle and cousin were killed in the quake, but it's the strength he hears in the voices of his mother and sisters regularly that he says helps him get through the days.
“My sisters joke and ask me if I've got a girlfriend yet, stuff like that,” Blanc said. “It brings me back to earth and helps me realize that it's the simple things.”
Blanc was a third-place finisher at the Team Trials last year.