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  1. I am surprised that Chamberlain is not on anyone's list...he is almost certainly knocking on the door of this level of recognition in my opinion. Thanks
  2. Lengthiest Five Word response ever?
  3. As I recall during the aftermath...many said that (in hindsight) most of those associated with Foxcatcher knew that they were dancing with the devil and that they knew something bad was bound to happen, although no one saw homicide coming (perhaps UM158 and/or LordNelson can weigh in here). In my opinion, this is likely the underlying theme of the movie...and likely why it will capture alot of attention in the mainstream. I'm guessing the struggle of wrestling (personal/physical and for survival as a sport) will play a central role and how that set the stage for the "dancing with the devil" aspect (appeasing DuPont because he was footing the bills in a way that no one else was before or since). In the end, it could be either good or bad for wrestling's image in the mainstream...time will only tell. I am betting that it will be a highly regarded film though, either way.
  4. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans are growing...alot bigger...and not just fatter. Our sport will inevitably have to adapt to this trend...better that we stay in front of it by proactively recognizing and responding to reality. I am in favor of the change. http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/healthcare/a/tallbutfat.htm The cited report documented that average weights for children are increasing significantly: [*]The average weight for a 10 year-old-boy in 1963 was 74.2 pounds; by 2002 the average weight was nearly 85 pounds. [*]A 15-year-old boy weighed 135.5 pounds on average in 1966; by 2002 the average weight of a boy that age increased to 150.3 pounds. According to the report, average heights for children increased as well over the past four decades. For example: [*]The average height of a 10-year-old boy in 1963 was 55.2 inches; by 2002 the average height of a 10-year-old boy had increased to 55.7 inches. [*]In 1966, the average height of a 15-year-old boy was 67.5 inches or almost 5'7½"; by 2002 the average height of a 15-year-old boy was 68.4 or almost 5'8½". Average BMI for children and teens has increased as well: [*]In 1963, the average BMI for a 7-year-old boy was 15.9; in 2002 it was 17.0. [*]In 1966, the average BMI for a 16-year-old boy was 21.3; in 2002, it was 24.1.
  5. Jason, What would it take to put together a "folkstyle" officials' education section? I know that USAW is the NGB for international styles...but American folkstyle is still the most wrestled style in the US. USAW has sanctioned national events in this style for years as well, so it would seem that it is in everyone's best interest. Serious question...what would it take? Anything I can do to help? Thanks
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