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  1. My Dad and I were at the MATCH in the OLDE  Hec Edmundson Pavilion !!  Dad and I got there early and had 4th row seats.


    It was crazy !!! I was a JR in High school at the time. We lived East of Seattle in a little town of Maple Valley. Tahoma High School, and WSU .... 



    PS... For those of you that I have followed over the years .. I am signing off ...


    Stage One Alzheimer's is kicking my ass !!  


    ​Time to put my shoes away, and go fishing ....





  2. When the BSU Football Coach went to the UW in Seattle, one of the first comments he made to the Washington athletes and student body and the UW Management team,  was how he admired the Wrestling at BSU as they we always working !!! Running, pushing weights, etc.. He went on to say, they were the most dedicated and hard working athletes of all of the sports. He wished his Football players worked as hard.


    Bummer they dropped another program in the PNW.


    Our High School kids now, never see College wrestling live.

  3. How come Coach Zalesky at Oregon State has not been able to get them into the top 10 on a regular basis?

    The school is located in a great area and is a lot nicer than anything in Iowa.

    Why aren't they able to put it all together?


    There is a stigma with regards to the PNW ... It's called weather. North of Portland up to Seattle is a "Rain Forest" environment. Most folks don't realize O State is in a "Dry" Climate. ( both Washington, and Oregon are 2/3 dry arid High desert) Also O State is in the middle of nowhere.  Someway, we need to get the UW and WSU back into the Wrestling game..... 

  4. A long time ago .... The UW in Seattle was a top 3-5 team. Poof .... and they were gone. Thanks to Title 9.


      However .... Washington, Oregon, Northern Ca., Idaho, Montana still produce those guys that could compete, and compete well if only there were those "lost" opportunities still alive, for our West Coast guys.



    Evidently .. there are still AD's and Administration that support West Coast wrestling. I suggest we rise up and support those teams, and not degrade them, just because you may or may not like the new coach. It's a done deal. If ... more of us attend the matches, it's more $$ in their pockets.


    I drive 5 plus hours to see a D1 match.... 

  5. Washington has had Female "Placers" against the boy before they seperated into their own female wrestling championships. She also was invited to the USA team try-outs later on in her career. Her Sr year against the boys, was a 5th place in the State Championships. Prior to that she was 7th as a Jr.


    Some boys / coachs refused to wrestler her in the beginning, the would just forfeit the weight. 


    Washington was just a bit ahead of the curve on this issue.

  6. I do the same. I do not have a sports package with Comcast. So ... the local bar is my spot. It starts with me getting one of the 20 TV's turned over to wrestling, and I settle in for a night of wrestling. Sure enuf ... little by little a guy or 2 will move over and join me. By the time we are on the 133 class or so...... I have friends, and the number grows ... Chicks like wrestling as well  :-o

  7. "A former standout wrestler at Binghamton University turned actor, Baldwin will be a guest analyst throughout the three days. He was a leader in keeping the sport in the Olympic Games, having joined USA Wrestling’s Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling.​"


    Is it me ... or has his resume "Grown just a bit" over the years?  I did not know hw was a "Standout" at Binghamton.


    I had gathered he was a former wrestler, yet not to this extent.





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