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  1. Jim Bennett of Yale won the 1975 NCAA tournament at 142 lbs as an unseeded wrestler. He had finished second in the EIWA losing to Pat Sculley. The next year he came in 4th at 150 in the weight that included Chuck Yagla, Pete Galea and Mark Churella. He lost in the EIWA finals to Ken Wilson of Syracuse.
  2. Lacrosse's origins are Native American.
  3. Lou Mascola from Maryland. Started last year, redshirted this year. Good freestyler - Fargo All-American.
  4. The other person they mentioned was Golic.
  5. Halfway through the last session today a nose tackle was taken, don't remember who, and it was mentioned he was a high school state champ. There followed a whole discussion about how many of the top nose tackles were former wrestlers. Curley Culp was named and someone else. I thought they would mention Kelly Gregg, but they didn't.
  6. It is the ten wrestlers who wrestle in the conference tournament and two others who also wrestled in at least one dual meet.
  7. Isn't the tournament in Turkey the one where Jordan lost to Marable? He wrestled back and took third.
  8. That last takedown looked after the buzzer to me. The ref had no idea when the period ended.
  9. Yes Zeeb I think you are correct here. As far as the Foundation though we are equal opportunity all the way. We want to start programs. Two of the ones we sponsored are men and women. Two are men only. We will do women only. Every one we start moves the ball forward.
  10. That is generally right. As I stated earlier and on a number of other threads when we have made these announcements many smaller colleges need enrollment. DII, DIII, NAIA. Mostly private colleges. There may even be some DI colleges concerned about enrollment. But in the particular DIII school I am referencing the coach told me that that is what the administration told HIM. That is how they saw it, not the coach. So in their circumstance they believe he was adding substantial revenue. And this school is a bit of a tweener - high academic standards and high tuition, but not the big time reputation and name recognition of some others. So maybe they have somewhat of an enrollment problem but I am not close enough to the situation to know.
  11. I started a thread about the new NAIA program at Warner Pacific in Oregon. There have now been 100 new programs added in the last ten years at all levels. The enrollment angle is what is driving this. The numbers of 18 year olds is down and schools need kids. Mike Moyer sells this relentlessly. The actual numbers will vary from school to school but Old Dirty's formula is basically right. The only missing piece is there is very likely a systematic discount from the stated tuition that all schools offer with the amount of the discount dependent on a variety of factors. One Division III coach who I won't name recently told me that his administration was estimating that the wrestling program had added $1.9 million to the school. Now this is a pretty high end academic school with high tuition but the number was impressive. And they were willing to add another part time ass't because of it.
  12. In response to the previous thread asking about the economics of new NAIA programs, I am posting the announcement of Warner Pacific, an NAIA school in Oregon starting new men's and women's programs. This is the fourth new program that has been started in part with grants provided by the US Wrestling Foundation working in partnership with the NWCA and USA Wrestling. These new programs are very much driven by the economics of schools who need enrollment. A new program is a net provider of funds to the school. The issue many schools have is the start up costs. That is where the US Wrestling Foundation is coming in and helping with grants. At our board meeting held between the quarters and semis at nationals we approved another grant for the NWCA to work with schools to help start programs. We would like to continue and grow this program. The release is below: Warner Pacific Wrestling Receives Grant from US Wrestling Foundation 3/19/2014 4:14:00 PM PORTLAND, Ore - Startup costs can be an obstacle to launching any new athletic program and wrestling is no different, but the newest sport on campus at Warner Pacific College received a major boost with a generous grant from the US Wrestling Foundation. "We are very thankful to the US Wrestling Foundation and the National Wrestling Coaches Association for their willingness to help," said Jamie Joss, Warner Pacific's Director of Athletics. "The ability to defray our costs as we begin our new wrestling teams will allow us to push forward with confidence in our inaugural season and improve the experience for our student-athletes." Warner Pacific will use the funds to purchase high quality mats for practice and competition, along with other equipment needs such as uniforms. "The United States Wrestling Foundation, in partnership with the National Wrestling Coaches Association and USA Wrestling, is exceedingly pleased to provide financial support to Warner Pacific as they initiate men's and women's wrestling," said Jeff Waters, Board President of the Foundation. "Wrestling has a long and deep tradition in the Pacific Northwest and we believe more college wrestling opportunities should be available to our men and women athletes." "There has never been a more important time for the wrestling community to be working together," said Mike Moyer, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. "Over 100 new collegiate wrestling programs have been established/re-established since 2001 and now that we have this partnership with the US Wrestling Foundation and USA Wrestling, we are in a great position to establish many more college teams over the next decade." Head Coach Frank Johnson is actively recruiting wrestlers for the fall, and Warner Pacific will compete in the sport for the first time since 1975.
  13. Yes Missouri should be added to the list. Brian Smith does a great job. So my next five would include the Tigers.
  14. Really great post and summary. I for one think it would be great to see some teams that have never won the championship break through. If you told me in the next four years tOSU, Cornell, Northwestern and Nebraska would win championships I would sign up for that right now. Would be very healthy.
  15. Teach's point about negativity is a good one. And Teach, if you think you are going to get a generally positive outlook on something here, you have come to the wrong place. This is a place where negativity rules. Of course there are many constructive posters but the overarching tone here is negative. That is just the way it is. As another example, many posters decry the loss of programs and threads will go on for pages. But when we post about a new program being started there is virtually not a peep. Maybe it is just the nature of these types of message boards. Your son is an elite person for accomplishing what he has. And he will get recognized for it in many ways throughout his life. Most wrestling people I know will hold him in high regard. Just not here.
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