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    Illinois Wrestling Spotlight: Assistant Coach Jim Heffernan
    Jim Heffernan with former Illini Mark Jayne.

    Jim Heffernan with former Illini Mark Jayne.

    Dec. 17, 2006

    What's your favorite food and favorite beverage?
    Gershnetslettes (veal in cream sauce - it is a Swiss dish) and iced tea.

    What's your favorite recreational activity?
    Golf and hiking

    Other then wrestling, what's your favorite sport and why?
    College football - the whole atmosphere that goes along with it. I really enjoy physical, competitive contact sports.

    If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
    A grizzly bear. They live in the wilderness and do their own thing.

    Who are your favorite athletes living or deceased?
    Lance Armstrong, Pete Sampras and Bernie Kosar.

    What is one of your greatest achievements in life?
    Being the father of my two children

    If you could vacation for ten days starting tomorrow, where would you go?

    What is your favorite season and why?
    Autumn. Autumn has the best weather of the year. College football season begins, which means wrestling is right around the corner

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