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Posts posted by fudge_tunnel

  1. 22 minutes ago, gallison said:

    Proud to acknowledge the Mizzou program being so successful at Junior Worlds this past week (in Russia).  Three Mizzou wrestlers competed in the freestyle competition; Colton Hawks, Keegan O'Toole and Rocky Elam.  All three wrestlers will be true sophomores next season. 

    Colton Hawks wrestled well, but won 1 and lost 1.  Both O'Toole and Elam won Gold sweeping their brackets.   



    All 3 will have 4 years of eligibility left as well.  Hopefully Hawks will be able to get into the lineup next year.  Jeremiah Kent is no slouch 

  2. On 7/29/2021 at 6:57 AM, Plasmodium said:

    Eastern half of Colorado is the great plains.  It is cattle country, identical to western Kansas and Nebraska.  Greeley is the king of all this.  Like all places, it is a decent place.  There is a large meatpacking plant there.  About ten miles east is a huge feedlot.  They claim to fatten 1.000,000 head/year but I'm skeptical of that.  10 miles is woefully insufficient to dissipate the smell of that much money, so the moniker of 'Stinky Town' was bestowed upon it.  UNC is on the eastern edge of town.  Fracking brought a lot of oil and gas to Greeley, so there is that.  There are a lot of demands by  a sizable number of people every 4 years to secede.  I understand that  part because I grew up out there.  Not a good cultural fit with Denver/Boulder.   I imagine it is a hard sell to an urban young man with options.


    While Greeley does have a distinctive odor most of the year, it’s not exactly in “Eastern” CO.  It’s <30 miles from the front range

    It’s probably a good thing it’s not a cultural fit with Denver/Boulder


  3. 21 hours ago, Bronco said:

    It's just sad and pathetic that SOME people feel the need to try to tear down young men who just committed themselves to ANYTHING these days.   Sad and pathetic indeed.

    Not sure where he tore anyone down.  He’s just pointing out that winning a TAPPS state title in wrestling is not a massive accomplishment, which is true.  I’ve never figured out why LCS, and the other parochial TX schools, don’t apply for UIL status.  Would have loved to see how Skyler Smith would have performed against the public school boys.  

  4. On 5/7/2021 at 8:02 PM, Perry said:

    CBC is a private school and absolutely recruits. A good number of their recent studs are actually from Illinois just over the river. They also pull a good number from the st Charles area which as you mentioned, includes Howell central. Whitfield also recruits a lot but their horsepower is quite a bit less though they have had a lot of success in the smaller classes of competition. 

    Didn’t Whitfield make the jump from class 1 to class 3 this year, and completely dominate the perennial powerhouse Neosho at state?

    And regarding OP recruiting back in the day - the really didn’t have to.  Kids WANTED to go there.  If a family was moving to the KC area and their son was a top quality wrestler, and it made sense geographically to live in Gladstone, why WOULDN’T they go to OP?  They were a national top 10 team, you would get exceptional coaching, they travel to some of the toughest tournaments in the country, and college coaches were well aware of the talent at that program.  

    Liberty is building a similar formula now.  We’ve considered moving back to KC for several reasons, and my son, who is an 8th grader, said the only school he’d want to go to is Liberty.  If we did that, would they be accused of recruiting a kid from out of state?  

    I wish Mayabb nothing but success back at OP.  We ran into him a number of times out here, and he still is a ball of energy.  it’s just going to make wrestling in the Northland that much more competitive

    And speaking of public high school recruiting - CO has open enrollment.  You should see the frantic, and legal, campaign to snatch up 8th graders right now.  It’s bananas


  5. 12 hours ago, Mizzoufan01 said:

    Absolutely. Mo overall is on the rise. It started with the late 90’s early 2000’s, and keeps getting stronger. Fudge you’ve been around the scene for a long time, yourself  and Northco. 

    I’ve been out of the loop in MO for a while now.  I still follow from afar, but I’m pretty consumed with CO wrestling now.  Only wish we had a message board like we had back in the day 

  6. On 8/13/2019 at 12:13 PM, Scorenomore said:

    The main issue in Colorado is that once you start, moving is very, very difficult. You have to qualify for a bonafide move and I think it is mostly tied to change in employment great than 50 miles - which in Denver is nearly impossible to qualify for. 

    Also, don’t you have to live in the district in which your child starts high school?   For instance, can you live in Parker and have your child attend a Cherry Creek district high school (rather than a DCSD school)?

  7. 1 hour ago, nhs67 said:

    .... and why is Schultz ranked over him on P4P and Heavyweight rankings for this scholastic season?

    How many matches did Kerk wrestle this past season?  

    Schultz won the Walsh Ironman, Reno TOC & Doc Buchanan (all of this tournaments repeatedly), was undefeated (again), was a 4x CO state champion (never lost to a CO wrestler).    He has a case to be the #1 ranked HWT

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