A man pursues his lifelong dream of becoming a national wrestling champion at the risk of losing his eyesight.





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Credited cast:
Scott Barr
Chuck Bednarik
Jack Foley
Damion Hahn
Glenn Hoffmann
Kerry McCoy
Jake Rosholt
Chris Sketkowicz
Sean Stender
Joe Sterrett
Donna Strobel
Greg Strobel
John Toggas
Michael Trenge Jr.


Veritas is a feature-length film documenting Lehigh University's 2004-2005 wrestling team and the story of Jon Trenge, who strives to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a National Wrestling Champion for his hometown school. Jon's freshman season is cut short when doctors discover an eye condition so serious that he is told he should never wrestle again or risk losing his eyesight permanently. Jon refuses to accept his doctor's warning and is determined to find a way to wrestle. After undergoing five eye surgeries, he wears homemade protective goggles designed by his father and nearly achieves his goal his sophomore and junior seasons losing in the National Finals. Jon defeats a former National Champion to earn the most wins in Lehigh's storied wrestling history, but many of his opponents intentionally attack his protective goggles injuring and frustrating him. Jon retaliates and gets disqualified from two matches. However, Jon overcomes this setback by using it as an opportunity ... Written by Henry K. Priest

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VERITAS means Righteousness, Truth and Integrity. For three time NCAA All American Wrestler, Jon Trenge, it's a reminder for him to do the right thing. See more »



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16 July 2007 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Forget Vision Quest, this is the new wrestling standard!
5 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Awesome movie! An old teammate had this movie. I watched it three times in the span of 24 hours, and can't wait for my copy to come in the mail. This will take you back to your wrestling days and make you wish you could still get on the mat!

The movie is a biography that follows the Lehigh wrestler John Trenge through his senior season. Through a series of flashbacks and interviews with his family and coach, his wrestling past is presented at the same time as his senior season progresses. We see the struggles, the trials, and all the tribulations that all of us as wrestlers have gone through. It's a great film because we see the sport through the vision of a great competitor. It's not the Hollywood version of wrestling that Vision Quest was. As much as we all thought Shute was the man, and Louden Swain was the impossible dork who beat him, Veritas is the real deal. No fake headlocks that Louden would never have been able to pull off. Trenge throws guys for real!

So I highly recommend you spend the money on this film. It's a bit expensive. $30 plus shipping, but you'll watch it over and over again. I bought it for my new son, because at the rate of 2 wrestling movies every 25 years (Vision Quest and now Veritas) this is what he'll have throughout his career! It will be great motivation and a teaching tool I plan to use!

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