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Mike Norman
Director, Writer, Executive Producer

Mike Norman has fought some fires, but never wrestled a bear. He had never made a movie either, but that all changed in the fall of 2005 when he convinced younger brother Patrick to team up with him and make Pinned. Having wrestled in high school and college, as well as coaching and covering wrestling as a sports writer for Sun Newspapers, Mike understands the sport and has seen firsthand its impact on his hometown of Lakewood, Ohio.

Mike graduated from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1993. In 1997 he joined the Cleveland Fire Department. When he's not coaching youth wrestling (or football, or baseball), he can be found in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood, where he lives with his wife and two children.


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