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  1. I was told two years ago that the middle school head coach had been promised the head coaching position at the high school when Jeff Jordan retired.
  2. On a more recent note: Phillip Simpson (United States Military Academy) 2005 NCAA D1 2nd Place at 149lb I have been told that Simpson was responsible for the personal safety along with other duties of retired General David Petraeus during the war in Iraq
  3. Big and strong kids seem to really present matchup problems for kids at 125. The only major issue is when they hold weight all season often times they don't wrestle as well at the end of the season as they do at the beginning.
  4. Oklahoma produces one or two studs each year but for whatever reason I am not sure they have the number of great wrestlers that they had 25+ years ago.
  5. The two programs that I feel could make the jump from being OK to being a traditional Top 5 program are Arizona State and Pittsburgh. Arizona State is a beautiful campus and there are some very talented wrestlers on the West Coast to select from. Pittsburgh has all the Western PA talent just outside it's back door not to mention it is only a short drive to the tradition rich Northeastern Ohio area. Let's be honest, Penn State cannot get all the good talent in PA every year. The question that I have always had about Pitt is if the school would put enough money in the wrestling program to hire and keep good coachs along with building a 1st class wrestling practice facility? Kids want good facilities for training.
  6. I am waiting to see if the women of the United States go after Urban in public at all Ohio State football games and public events
  7. Why would SL not just select top when it is his choice if he is truly that good on top?
  8. Is Iowa a Right To Work state? If so the employer may terminate someone for anything.
  9. 1/2 a sport? What about WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & Olympics?
  10. Philip Simpson is from Nashville and he has a great career going not to mention he is around his family (9 siblings) all the time. I find it hard to believe that UTC would pay him what he needs to make and even harder to believe that he would move to Chattanooga.
  11. Is the kid that is 5'10" and 285 healthy? You have eliminated the opportunity for kids that are going to play D1 football to wrestle because they are not going to cut weight. Their meal ticket is in football but they could sure help their high school wrestling team if given the opportunity.
  12. IMO it would be best for the sport if wrestling returned to 12 weight classifications. With many of the current weight classes being so close together you have kids going both up and down trying to avoid various opponents. I would love to see a rule that kids must compete in 50% of their matches that they will wrestle in the weight they enter the state tournament series. The 12 weight classes would be as follows: 110. 118, 126, 134, 142, 150, 158, 166, 175, 190, 215 & Unlimited. Wrestling has eliminated the opportunity for the truly large football players 6'4" & 300+ linemen by placing a 285 weight limit. Let's go back to the old school way and see if things don't get better.
  13. As a coach I never like shaking the kids hand immediately following the individual matches in a dual. Shaking hands during the pre match ceremonies and after the conclusion of the dual is fine but not after each individual match.
  14. It will be interesting to see who UTC hires as the new head coach. Kyle Ruschell was named the interim head coach and former UTC head coach Ethan Reeve was an assistant coach last season. Would 2008 UTC All-American Cody Cleveland be considered for the position? Who knows what UTC will do. Does anyone definitely know if UTC fully funds the NCAA allotted 9.9 wrestling scholarships?
  15. Are you talking about the current president or the one that said he had never had sexual relations with that women when pointing his finger at the American Public?
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