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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 reacted to KCMO2 in Up and coming States.   
    It definitely doesn't hurt, but most of the newer programs in the south aren't quite up to the D1 level yet.  I can't think of any wrestlers from any of the newer Missouri hs programs who are making a D1 impact, although they are making some noise at HS national tournies.  All of the solid D1 wrestlers are I-70:  KC, StL, or Eierman kids.
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 reacted to mrh in NCAA D1 champs with worst HS results   
    Sylvester Terkay never qualified for the PIAA state meet (wrestled for Canon-McMillan HS).  He was a 1x NCAA champ and 1x NCAA runner-up for NC State.
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 reacted to Dags158 in If you could start/restart 10 NCAA Programs--Which Ones Would You Choose   
    I was the head Assistant at Central Connecticut in the early 90's, I left probably 3 or 4 years before they dropped the program. When I was there we were East Coast runner - ups and then East Coast champions. The same time I was there I think that the football team won like 3 games and the basketball team would go down the road and play UCONN and lose by 60 points. I often shake my head about the Admin. dropping there most successful athletic team..
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in If you could start/restart 10 NCAA Programs--Which Ones Would You Choose   
    Hard to believe but Hawaii actually had a team at one time.  1931-1950.  I don't know much about it other than the years it ran.  I'm not sure if they came to the mainland for duals or if teams from the west coast flew out to Hawaii or what.  All I know is that I once asked an SID years ago, and he came back at me with those years. No pictures, stats, names or anything else.  All he gave me was the years. 
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from fadzaev2 in What craziness will happen at NCAAs? Here are the 2018 fun facts   
    I think we'll see the most amount of guys meet twice this tournament that we've seen in a long time, maybe ever.  Guys who meet R1, R2, or QF, that meet later in placement matches or Consolation Quarters or Semis.  I think we'll see a lot of that this year. 
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from GockeS in Non Wrestling Fans   
    I agree. 

    I attended the BIG 10 wrestling championships in Minneapolis.  At the arena where they were selling merchandise they had two styles of wrestling t-shirt for the Golden Gophers.  Neither was very neat. Pretty plain and boring. Looking like a regular Minnesota Golden Gopher t-shirt and someone slapped the word wrestling on it at the last minute. Now they did have an overpriced sweatshirt that was pretty neat, but that was it.  Now for basketball, they had seven designs for t-shirts.  Seven!!  Damn near 15,000 wrestling fans show up to watch wrestling and they're selling neater, cooler basketball shirts than they are wrestling ones!! 

    It gets worse....

    We stop by Augsburg on the way home.  The #1 or #2 Division III wrestling school for the past twenty+ years and there is absolutely no presence of wrestling whatsoever.   You can find football, basketball, hockey and damn near every other item you'd want but nothing wrestling related.  I ask the ladies at the book store, they go in the back and search for ten minutes.  They find a single wrestling t-shirt, luckily in my size.  They give it to me for $9.   It was the only wrestling related item they had and they weren't even aware of how good the wrestling team was!!! 

    At least at St. Olaf when we stopped there, they didn't have a single sports related item.  

    But at Minnesota and Augsburg that's inexcusable.  When I asked the seller at Minnesota why he would have more basketball related stuff, his reply was, "Basketball is a more popular sport."  And I replied, "When you're dealing with 14,7whatever wrestling fans?" 

    If you don't blame the coaches for this, who do you blame? 
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 reacted to lu1979 in If you could start/restart 10 NCAA Programs--Which Ones Would You Choose   
    I will be area centric and wish for:
    UConn
    Central CT
    Southern CT
    Eastern CT
    Yale
    Syracuse
    Boston College
    LSU
    Boise St
    Oregon
     
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from Idaho in At-Large Bids Released   
    Ask me in October, and I'll still be P.O.'d about it. 
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in How Title IX Destroyed SEC College Wrestling   
    I wrote this back in September of 2017 after weeks of extensive research.   This is everything I've been able to find out regarding SEC wrestling. 

    https://johnnythompsonnum1.blogspot.com/2017/09/solving-mystery-that-was-sec.html

    Here's what I understand in regards to adding/dropping wrestling per team.

    Kentucky pretty much added a wrestling program because of Fletcher Carr. They wanted him as a football coach and his conditions for coming in and coaching football were that the University had to have a wrestling team and he was to be named the head coach.  That happened in the fall of 1974 and upon his departure from Kentucky, there too went the wrestling program. 

    As to Auburn, they began wrestling right around the time Umbach became the coach in the early 1940's to my knowledge.  Their first qualifier in 1949 and five NCAA qualifers, two of which were All Americans their last season in 1981.  According to wrestlers on the team that I have talked with, the decision to eliminate wrestling was strictly because A.D./Football coach Pat Dye didn't care for wrestling and thought that the wrestling room would make a great training facility for the football program.  

    Heard similar stories about Bear Bryant in regards to the Alabama wrestling program. 

     
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from silvermedal in Favorite team moments/performances   
    I have a ton of these moments I could talk about.   The 2004 NCAA team performance of the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of my favorites.   Here you have a team of mostly seniors that everyone has given up on and moved past. 

    Jeff Ratliff enters the NCAA tournament as the #11 seed after a disappointing BIG 10 tournament where he placed fourth.  Many critics have already summed up his career as a bust and concluded that the move up to 149 lbs after spending his first three years at 141 lbs was a poor decision.   At the NCAA’s after dropping a decision to Cornell’s Dustin Monotti, Ratliff has to face Iowa’s Ty Eustice who he’s already faced on three other occasions that season going 1-2 against him.  This time Ratliff comes out on top, defeating his nemesis 3-1 in overtime.  Next in the Round of 12, he has to face two time All American Mike Maney of Lock Haven.  Score at 0-0, Ratliff is able to catch Maney riding too high and gets the defensive fall at 6:08 to secure All American honors.

    John Clark earns the #10 seed going into his final NCAA championships and has one of the most interesting, and storybook performances of the tournament.  First round he has Northern Iowa’s Hesston Johnson who knocked him out of the Midland’s Championships earlier in the year.  Clark secures two takedowns to defeat the Panther 6-3.  Next round he has Central Michigan’s David Bolyard who handled him rather easily earlier in the season.  He sends Bolyard to the consolations with a 6-4 sudden victory.  Quarter-Finals doesn’t go well, as Troy Letters sends him into blood round with a first period fall.  Yet, the round of twelve match to secure a medal is where it really gets interesting.  If you look up the history of John Clark and Wyoming’s Levi Prevost it is rather peculiar.  Same age, and they’ve met at least once every season.  While Clark can beat wrestlers that Prevost cannot beat, every time the two meet, Prevost has come out on top.   With about twenty seconds left in the third period, it looks as if Prevost is going to win this match as well with a 6-4 lead. In one of the most dramatic moments I have ever witnessed in this sport, Clark locks up a cradle, muscles Prevost to his back and the referee begins to count backpoints as the final seconds of the match tick off the clock.  As the period ends, Clark, Coach Russ Hellickson and his brother look on anxiously as the referee holds up three fingers to acknowledge that Clark secured the points.  He wins 7-6 to become an All American.   Next match he handles Nebraska’s Jake Klein rather easily, before getting manhandled by Minnesota’s Jake Volkman in the consolation semi-finals.  In his last match, he wrestles the most offensively I’ve ever witnessed, going balls to the wall and defeating Bolyard 11-3.

    Blake Kaplan doesn’t earn a seed but it doesn’t stop him from wrestling well.  The only thing he can’t seem to figure out all tournament is Iowa’s Paul Bradley.   He somehow (and I still wonder how he did it) is able to get past Penn State’s Eric Bradley and then has the luck of meeting Michigan State’s Nate Mesyn in the blood round, who he always beats.   His win over Travis Frick of Lehigh is expected, but the major decision he puts on Illinois’ Brian Glynn is rather surprising. 

    Bergman the lone underclassmen on the team and just a freshman, really comes through for the elders on the team, to make it a special moment for them.  After suffering a first round loss, shows a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude and heart to come all the way back through the consolations, winning seven matches to finish in third place.

    Then of course Tommy Rowlands who finishes off in great fashion by winning his second NCAA title to lead the Buckeyes to a team trophy of third place.   To add suspense to the story,  the scare he had against Harvard’s Bode Ogunwole made the ole heart skip a few beats. Taken down twice by the Crimson freshman, Rowlands had to play catch up before taking back the lead.  
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from TheOhioState in Favorite team moments/performances   
    I have a ton of these moments I could talk about.   The 2004 NCAA team performance of the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of my favorites.   Here you have a team of mostly seniors that everyone has given up on and moved past. 

    Jeff Ratliff enters the NCAA tournament as the #11 seed after a disappointing BIG 10 tournament where he placed fourth.  Many critics have already summed up his career as a bust and concluded that the move up to 149 lbs after spending his first three years at 141 lbs was a poor decision.   At the NCAA’s after dropping a decision to Cornell’s Dustin Monotti, Ratliff has to face Iowa’s Ty Eustice who he’s already faced on three other occasions that season going 1-2 against him.  This time Ratliff comes out on top, defeating his nemesis 3-1 in overtime.  Next in the Round of 12, he has to face two time All American Mike Maney of Lock Haven.  Score at 0-0, Ratliff is able to catch Maney riding too high and gets the defensive fall at 6:08 to secure All American honors.

    John Clark earns the #10 seed going into his final NCAA championships and has one of the most interesting, and storybook performances of the tournament.  First round he has Northern Iowa’s Hesston Johnson who knocked him out of the Midland’s Championships earlier in the year.  Clark secures two takedowns to defeat the Panther 6-3.  Next round he has Central Michigan’s David Bolyard who handled him rather easily earlier in the season.  He sends Bolyard to the consolations with a 6-4 sudden victory.  Quarter-Finals doesn’t go well, as Troy Letters sends him into blood round with a first period fall.  Yet, the round of twelve match to secure a medal is where it really gets interesting.  If you look up the history of John Clark and Wyoming’s Levi Prevost it is rather peculiar.  Same age, and they’ve met at least once every season.  While Clark can beat wrestlers that Prevost cannot beat, every time the two meet, Prevost has come out on top.   With about twenty seconds left in the third period, it looks as if Prevost is going to win this match as well with a 6-4 lead. In one of the most dramatic moments I have ever witnessed in this sport, Clark locks up a cradle, muscles Prevost to his back and the referee begins to count backpoints as the final seconds of the match tick off the clock.  As the period ends, Clark, Coach Russ Hellickson and his brother look on anxiously as the referee holds up three fingers to acknowledge that Clark secured the points.  He wins 7-6 to become an All American.   Next match he handles Nebraska’s Jake Klein rather easily, before getting manhandled by Minnesota’s Jake Volkman in the consolation semi-finals.  In his last match, he wrestles the most offensively I’ve ever witnessed, going balls to the wall and defeating Bolyard 11-3.

    Blake Kaplan doesn’t earn a seed but it doesn’t stop him from wrestling well.  The only thing he can’t seem to figure out all tournament is Iowa’s Paul Bradley.   He somehow (and I still wonder how he did it) is able to get past Penn State’s Eric Bradley and then has the luck of meeting Michigan State’s Nate Mesyn in the blood round, who he always beats.   His win over Travis Frick of Lehigh is expected, but the major decision he puts on Illinois’ Brian Glynn is rather surprising. 

    Bergman the lone underclassmen on the team and just a freshman, really comes through for the elders on the team, to make it a special moment for them.  After suffering a first round loss, shows a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude and heart to come all the way back through the consolations, winning seven matches to finish in third place.

    Then of course Tommy Rowlands who finishes off in great fashion by winning his second NCAA title to lead the Buckeyes to a team trophy of third place.   To add suspense to the story,  the scare he had against Harvard’s Bode Ogunwole made the ole heart skip a few beats. Taken down twice by the Crimson freshman, Rowlands had to play catch up before taking back the lead.  
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from balanceseeker in Favorite team moments/performances   
    I have a ton of these moments I could talk about.   The 2004 NCAA team performance of the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of my favorites.   Here you have a team of mostly seniors that everyone has given up on and moved past. 

    Jeff Ratliff enters the NCAA tournament as the #11 seed after a disappointing BIG 10 tournament where he placed fourth.  Many critics have already summed up his career as a bust and concluded that the move up to 149 lbs after spending his first three years at 141 lbs was a poor decision.   At the NCAA’s after dropping a decision to Cornell’s Dustin Monotti, Ratliff has to face Iowa’s Ty Eustice who he’s already faced on three other occasions that season going 1-2 against him.  This time Ratliff comes out on top, defeating his nemesis 3-1 in overtime.  Next in the Round of 12, he has to face two time All American Mike Maney of Lock Haven.  Score at 0-0, Ratliff is able to catch Maney riding too high and gets the defensive fall at 6:08 to secure All American honors.

    John Clark earns the #10 seed going into his final NCAA championships and has one of the most interesting, and storybook performances of the tournament.  First round he has Northern Iowa’s Hesston Johnson who knocked him out of the Midland’s Championships earlier in the year.  Clark secures two takedowns to defeat the Panther 6-3.  Next round he has Central Michigan’s David Bolyard who handled him rather easily earlier in the season.  He sends Bolyard to the consolations with a 6-4 sudden victory.  Quarter-Finals doesn’t go well, as Troy Letters sends him into blood round with a first period fall.  Yet, the round of twelve match to secure a medal is where it really gets interesting.  If you look up the history of John Clark and Wyoming’s Levi Prevost it is rather peculiar.  Same age, and they’ve met at least once every season.  While Clark can beat wrestlers that Prevost cannot beat, every time the two meet, Prevost has come out on top.   With about twenty seconds left in the third period, it looks as if Prevost is going to win this match as well with a 6-4 lead. In one of the most dramatic moments I have ever witnessed in this sport, Clark locks up a cradle, muscles Prevost to his back and the referee begins to count backpoints as the final seconds of the match tick off the clock.  As the period ends, Clark, Coach Russ Hellickson and his brother look on anxiously as the referee holds up three fingers to acknowledge that Clark secured the points.  He wins 7-6 to become an All American.   Next match he handles Nebraska’s Jake Klein rather easily, before getting manhandled by Minnesota’s Jake Volkman in the consolation semi-finals.  In his last match, he wrestles the most offensively I’ve ever witnessed, going balls to the wall and defeating Bolyard 11-3.

    Blake Kaplan doesn’t earn a seed but it doesn’t stop him from wrestling well.  The only thing he can’t seem to figure out all tournament is Iowa’s Paul Bradley.   He somehow (and I still wonder how he did it) is able to get past Penn State’s Eric Bradley and then has the luck of meeting Michigan State’s Nate Mesyn in the blood round, who he always beats.   His win over Travis Frick of Lehigh is expected, but the major decision he puts on Illinois’ Brian Glynn is rather surprising. 

    Bergman the lone underclassmen on the team and just a freshman, really comes through for the elders on the team, to make it a special moment for them.  After suffering a first round loss, shows a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude and heart to come all the way back through the consolations, winning seven matches to finish in third place.

    Then of course Tommy Rowlands who finishes off in great fashion by winning his second NCAA title to lead the Buckeyes to a team trophy of third place.   To add suspense to the story,  the scare he had against Harvard’s Bode Ogunwole made the ole heart skip a few beats. Taken down twice by the Crimson freshman, Rowlands had to play catch up before taking back the lead.  
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in when D2 and D3 guys could wrestle at D1 tournament   
    My blog may be of service to you...


    http://johnnythompsonnum1.blogspot.com/2017/08/division-ii-and-division-iii-wrestlers.html
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from Housebuye in Favorite team moments/performances   
    I have a ton of these moments I could talk about.   The 2004 NCAA team performance of the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of my favorites.   Here you have a team of mostly seniors that everyone has given up on and moved past. 

    Jeff Ratliff enters the NCAA tournament as the #11 seed after a disappointing BIG 10 tournament where he placed fourth.  Many critics have already summed up his career as a bust and concluded that the move up to 149 lbs after spending his first three years at 141 lbs was a poor decision.   At the NCAA’s after dropping a decision to Cornell’s Dustin Monotti, Ratliff has to face Iowa’s Ty Eustice who he’s already faced on three other occasions that season going 1-2 against him.  This time Ratliff comes out on top, defeating his nemesis 3-1 in overtime.  Next in the Round of 12, he has to face two time All American Mike Maney of Lock Haven.  Score at 0-0, Ratliff is able to catch Maney riding too high and gets the defensive fall at 6:08 to secure All American honors.

    John Clark earns the #10 seed going into his final NCAA championships and has one of the most interesting, and storybook performances of the tournament.  First round he has Northern Iowa’s Hesston Johnson who knocked him out of the Midland’s Championships earlier in the year.  Clark secures two takedowns to defeat the Panther 6-3.  Next round he has Central Michigan’s David Bolyard who handled him rather easily earlier in the season.  He sends Bolyard to the consolations with a 6-4 sudden victory.  Quarter-Finals doesn’t go well, as Troy Letters sends him into blood round with a first period fall.  Yet, the round of twelve match to secure a medal is where it really gets interesting.  If you look up the history of John Clark and Wyoming’s Levi Prevost it is rather peculiar.  Same age, and they’ve met at least once every season.  While Clark can beat wrestlers that Prevost cannot beat, every time the two meet, Prevost has come out on top.   With about twenty seconds left in the third period, it looks as if Prevost is going to win this match as well with a 6-4 lead. In one of the most dramatic moments I have ever witnessed in this sport, Clark locks up a cradle, muscles Prevost to his back and the referee begins to count backpoints as the final seconds of the match tick off the clock.  As the period ends, Clark, Coach Russ Hellickson and his brother look on anxiously as the referee holds up three fingers to acknowledge that Clark secured the points.  He wins 7-6 to become an All American.   Next match he handles Nebraska’s Jake Klein rather easily, before getting manhandled by Minnesota’s Jake Volkman in the consolation semi-finals.  In his last match, he wrestles the most offensively I’ve ever witnessed, going balls to the wall and defeating Bolyard 11-3.

    Blake Kaplan doesn’t earn a seed but it doesn’t stop him from wrestling well.  The only thing he can’t seem to figure out all tournament is Iowa’s Paul Bradley.   He somehow (and I still wonder how he did it) is able to get past Penn State’s Eric Bradley and then has the luck of meeting Michigan State’s Nate Mesyn in the blood round, who he always beats.   His win over Travis Frick of Lehigh is expected, but the major decision he puts on Illinois’ Brian Glynn is rather surprising. 

    Bergman the lone underclassmen on the team and just a freshman, really comes through for the elders on the team, to make it a special moment for them.  After suffering a first round loss, shows a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude and heart to come all the way back through the consolations, winning seven matches to finish in third place.

    Then of course Tommy Rowlands who finishes off in great fashion by winning his second NCAA title to lead the Buckeyes to a team trophy of third place.   To add suspense to the story,  the scare he had against Harvard’s Bode Ogunwole made the ole heart skip a few beats. Taken down twice by the Crimson freshman, Rowlands had to play catch up before taking back the lead.  
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from Housebuye in 2018-2019: Storylines and records to pay attention to   
    I also think it should be noted that Ashnault, if he secures All American status this season, will be the first in Rutger's history to achieve the status of four time All American. 

    Pretty cool.  

     
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from GockeS in Too Many D1 Programs?   
    "I go to as many home husker events as possible... but during high school season that can be hard.(its an hour drive and then thats after practice, and many times on a school night. on saturdays...well i just spent my day at a hs tourney)" - You hit the nail on the head without even realizing it on one of the biggest problems we have in wrestling. Nearly all of us are involved fans. What I mean by that is that we're wrestlers, coaches, referees, ect.  We don't have time to go to a college dual meet because we're coaching a high school dual meet. Can't go to the MSU open on Saturday, because son, sons or nephew is wrestling in a local high school tournament. I'm not degrading or downplaying that, but Jesus, do we have any "just fans" of the sport? I've been involved in wrestling since 1991. 27 years, and of all people I know that watch and follow the sport, I can think of a single person who doesn't have an immediate connection.  Everyone else wrestled themselves, had a dad or a brother or friend or a cousin or son, and anymore daughter.  I know plenty of football fans that never stepped foot on the gridirion. Dad never played either.  Neither do their brothers.  Football has plenty of "just fans." So does basketball. So does baseball.  Wrestling doesn't and we can argue the semantics of it, but I believe and I'm sticking to that wrestling itself as in the people in it are partially to blame for that. I love wrestling way too much to ever let anyone make me hate it, but as passionate and knowledgeable as I am about the sport, I sure as Hell have had people try.  I don't want to go off on a tangent but I've seen the way wrestling people react to non-coaches, non-wrestlers, non-son/dad/daughter/cousin/best friend wrestled individuals who try and enjoy the sport and I'm not the least bit surprised when those individuals decide right then and right there that the particular dual they're watching will be the last one they ever watch. 
     
    Secondly I'm not sure how many more tournaments you are wanting.  Perhaps you're wanting more/better coverage of these tournaments?  Cliff Keen Las Vegas was the toughest it has been in many years. 25 All Americans competed in this year's championships and Montorie Bridges of Wyoming who placed eighth at the NCAA's failed to place.  I think that in itself gives enough testimony to how good this year's CKLV was. 
     
    Granted Midlands isn't as tough as it once was and I too am disappointed that we no longer see post-graduates competing in the tournament, but it still had 18 wrestlers who would go on to gain All American honors competing in the tournament. 
     
    Southern Scuffle had 14 and RENO had 9. 
     
    Maybe you're wanting more out of the smaller tournaments? All the opens like Princeton, Harold Nichols, Michigan State, Wyoming, Daktronics, Clarion, NDSU, Binghamton, Journeyman, Lindenwood, Navy, NC State, Keystone, Army, Bakersfield, and Mat Town.   Am I missing any? Trust me there are plenty of early season tournaments, and while they're not the NCAA's, you can find some quality wrestling at nearly all of them. 
     
    Maybe we'd be better off if things were more spread out?  I agree with you that it does seem like the dual part of the season goes on forever.  It's strange to me that once Midlands/Scuffle is over at the first of January, we don't see another tournament until conference comes around Mid-March. 
     
    I wonder though if this had to do with health?  Recovering from a single match in a dual is easier physically and mentally than it is a series of matches after a two day tournament or even a single day tournament.  
     
    Maybe schedule so of the tournaments I posted above for late January instead? 
     
    Idk, thinking out loud. 
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    JohnnyThompsonnum1 got a reaction from mattchristensen112 in 4 Year Collegiate Varsity Opportunities by Sport (As of May 2018)   
    If you're able to find statistics for NJCAA, be my guest and post it.  I couldn't find information on it.  

    If you got your panties in a bunch because I didn't include NCWA numbers, then get me all of the hockey, gymnastics, boxing, ect non-varsity/club sports lists and I'll include those too.  I'm not doing just wrestling when I have nothing to compare it too.   I made these list distinctly for comparison reasons. 

    And here you go.....

     NCAA DIVISION I 
    1. Men's Basketball - 347
    2. Women's Basketball - 345
    3. Women's Cross Country - 344
    4. Women's Outdoor Track - 334
    5. Women's Volleyball - 330
    6. Women's Soccer - 329
    7. Women's Indoor Track&Field-325
    8. Women's Tennis - 315
    9. Men's Cross Country - 311
    10. Men's Golf - 297
    11. Men's Baseball - 295
    12. Women's Softball - 291
    13. Men's Outdoor Track&Field-281
    14. Women's Golf - 263
    15. Men's Indoor Track&Field - 260
    16. Men's Tennis - 253
    17. Football - 251
    18. Men's Soccer - 203
    19. Women's Swimming & Diving - 194
    20. Men's Swimming & Diving - 133
    21. Women's Lacrosse - 111
    22. Women's Rowing - 89
    23. Women's Field Hockey - 79
    24. Men's Wrestling - 76
    25. Men's Lacrosse - 70
    26. Women's Gymnastics - 61
    27. Men's Ice Hockey - 60
    28. Women's Beach Volleyball - 52
    29. Women's Ice Hockey - 36
    T30. Women's Bowling and Women's Waterpolo - 34
    31. Women's Fencing - 26
    32. Women's Rifle - 24
    T33. Men's Fencing, Men's Volleyball, and Men's Waterpolo - 21
    34. Men's Rifle - 18
    35. Men's Gymnastics - 15
    36. Women's Skiing - 12
    37. Men's Skiing - 11

    NCAA DIVISION II
    1. Women's Basketball - 319
    2. Men's Basketball - 318
    3. Women's Cross Country - 307
    4. Women's Volleyball - 306
    5. Women's Softball - 296
    6. Men's Cross Country - 280
    7. Men's Baseball - 270
    8. Women's Soccer - 268
    9. Women's Outdoor Track&Field - 246
    10. Women's Tennis -226
    11 Men's Golf - 233
    12. Men's Soccer - 217
    13 Men's Outdoor Track&Field - 215
    14. Women's Indoor Track&Field - 195
    15 Women's Golf - 192
    16. Men's Indoor Track&Field - 173
    T17. Men's Football and Men's Tennis - 169
    18. Women's Lacrosse - 107
    19. Women's Swimming & Diving - 104
    20. Men's Swimming & Diving - 75
    21. Men's Lacrosse - 67
    22. Men's Wrestling - 61
    23. Women's Field Hockey - 33
    24. Women's Bowling - 30
    25. Men's Volleyball - 25
    26. Women's Rowing - 16
    27. Women's Waterpolo - 10
    28. Women's Beach Volleyball - 9
    T29 Women's Gymnastics, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Water Polo, Women's Skiing - 7 
    30.Men's Skiing - 6
    31. Women's Ice Hockey - 5
    32. Women's Fencing - 4
    T33. Men's Rifle & Women's Rifle - 3
    34. Men's Fencing - 2
    35. Men's Gymnastics - 0


    NCAA DIVISION III
    1. Women's Basketball - 439
    2. Women's Soccer - 438
    3. Women's Volleyball - 433
    4. Men's Basketball- 424
    5. Women's Cross Country - 420
    6. Men's Soccer - 415
    7. Women's Softball - 414
    8. Men's Cross Country - 399
    9. Men's Baseball - 385
    10. Women's Tennis - 372
    11. Men's Tennis - 328
    12. Women's Outdoor Track&Field - 318
    13. Men's Outdoor Track&Field - 311
    14. Men's Golf - 299
    15. Women's Indoor Track&Field - 283
    16. Women's Lacrosse - 280
    17. Men's Indoor Track&Field - 276
    18. Women's Swimming & Diving - 250
    19. Men's Football - 249
    20. Men's Lacrosse - 234
    21. Men's Swimming & Diving - 223
    22. Women's Golf - 212
    23. Women's Field Hockey - 164
    24. Men's Wrestling - 101
    25. Men's Volleyball - 82
    26. Men's Ice Hockey - 77
    27. Women's Ice Hockey - 59
    28. Women's Rowing - 41
    29. Women's Water Polo - 17
    T30. Men's Skiing & Women's Skiing - 16
    T31. Women's Fencing, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Water Polo - 15
    T32. Women's Bowling, Men's Fencing - 12
    T33. Women's  Beach Volleyball, Women's Rifle, Men's Rifle - 3
    34. Men's Gymnastics - 1


    NAIA
    1. Women's Basketball - 230 (92 DI & 138 DII)
    2. Men's Basketball - 228 (93 DI & 135 DII)
    3. Women's Volleyball- 219
    4. Women's Cross Country - 213
    5. Men's Cross Country - 205
    T6. Women's Soccer and Men's Soccer - 197
    7. Women's Softball - 194
    8. Men's Baseball - 186
    9. Women's Indoor Track&Field - 180
    10. Men's Golf - 173
    11. Women's Golf - 156
    12. Men's Indoor Track&Field - 150
    13. Men's Outdoor Track&Field - 135
    14. Women's Outdoor Track&Field - 130
    15. Women's Tennis - 112
    16. Men's Tennis - 103
    17. Men's Football - 88
    18. Men's Wrestling - 58
    19. Cheer&Dance - 50
    20.  Women's Lacrosse - 36
    21. Men's Volleyball- 34
    22. Men's Lacrosse - 32
    23. Women's Swimming & Diving - 31
    24. Men's Swimming & Diving - 26
    25. Bowling - N/A

    OVERALL 4 YEAR VARSITY OPPORTUNITIES
    1. Women's Basketball - 1,333
    2. Men's Basketball - 1,317
    3. Women's Volleyball - 1,288
    4. Women's Cross Country - 1,284
    5. Women's Soccer - 1,232
    T6. Men's Cross Country & Women's Softball - 1,195
    7. Men's Baseball - 1,136
    8. Women's Outdoor Track&Field - 1,033
    9. Men's Soccer - 1,032
    10. Women's Tennis - 1,025
    11. Men's Golf - 1,002
    12. Women's Indoor Track&Field - 983
    13. Men's Outdoor Track&Field - 937
    14. Men's Indoor Track&Field - 859
    15. Men's Tennis - 853
    16. Women's Golf - 823
    17. Men's Football - 757
    18. Women's Swimming & Diving - 579
    19. Women's Lacrosse - 534
    20. Men's Swimming & Diving- 457
    21. Men's Lacrosse - 403
    22. Men's Wrestling - 326
    23. Women's Field Hockey - 276
    24. Men's Volleyball- 162
    25. Women's Rowing - 146
    T26. Women's Gymnastics & Men's Ice Hockey - 144
    27. Women's Ice Hockey - 94
    28. Women's Bowling - 76
    29. Women's Beach Volleyball - 64
    30. Women's Cheer & Dance - 50
    31. Women's Fencing - 45
    32. Women's Waterpolo - 44
    T33. Men's Fencing and Women's Skiing - 35
    34. Men's Skiing - 33
    35. Men's Gymnastics - 31
    36. Women's Rifle - 30
    37. Men's Rifle - 24
    38. Men's Waterpolo - 21



    TOTAL 4 YEAR VARSITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN: 12, 313

    TOTAL 4 YEAR VARSITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEN: 10,724

    DIFFERENCE OF 1,589
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    More D1 programs gives more opportunities to student athletes who want to wrestle in college.
    More opportunities to wrestle in college encourages more high school athletes to stick with the sport.
    More kids wrestling at the high school level encourages more middle school kids to wrestle.
    More kids wrestling at the middle school level encourages more youth level kids to wrestle.
    More kids at the youth level interested in wrestling encourages schools to add middle school and high school teams.
    More people wrestling encourages more weight classes.
    More weight classes encourages more weight classes at the world and Olympic level.
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    Maybe what we could start doing and what we should start doing is valuing events in wrestling beyond the NCAA championships. We get damn near a half a year of quality wrestling from tournaments starting in mid November and going all the way till the end of March. I find it pathetic and ridiculous that in five months of wrestling, the only thing that seems to matter to us are three days in March.  It's disheartening to know that mentality is preached, encouraged and celebrated and anyone with a different perspective is seen as "weak" or in the least absurd. 
     
    Cliff Keen, Midlands, Reno, Southern Scuffle,we have four major in season tournaments. We have a ton of great duals.  
     
    IF we valued any of this 1/10th as much as we value the NCAA tournament, our sport would be more popular.  We'd have a bigger fan base.   
     
    Basketball obviously values more than the NCAA tournament. If it didn't, we wouldn't have the NIT.  Wrestling is way too proud and way too full of itself to even joke about such a thing for its sport. It's hard sometimes to get someone to value second place, let alone something of that nature. 
     
    Football values every single game. 
     
    Chalk this up as another unpopular JT#1 opinion. 
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    I know two that do, because one got a hold of me about something I said on here and another got mad at me! 
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    I'd much rather make 100's of thousands of dollars a year, get to travel all over the world, be adored by millions of people and have tremendous fame, than I would seek the approval of pretentious and pompous members of themat.com 

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    I'd much rather make 100's of thousands of dollars a year, get to travel all over the world, be adored by millions of people and have tremendous fame, than I would seek the approval of pretentious and pompous members of themat.com 

    Just me though
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    I'd much rather make 100's of thousands of dollars a year, get to travel all over the world, be adored by millions of people and have tremendous fame, than I would seek the approval of pretentious and pompous members of themat.com 

    Just me though
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