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    Coach_J reacted to Husker_Du in Junior Worlds Results and Discussion   
    yes, buck.
    and thanks for your contribution to the discussion.
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    Coach_J reacted to TouchFall in Junior Worlds Results and Discussion   
    Our entire Greco Program needs an overhaul. Coach Lindland has his work cut out for him. I realize he was a late spring hire, and the best he can do is work this summer is work with the talent he has.  
    After the senior World Championships he is going to have to put together a program that elevates these guys to another level. I'm not sure what happen to our Greco Program. in 2007 we won a World Team title at the senior level, we had an incredible development program at northern Michigan (Coach by World Silver medalist Ivan Ivanov), where most of those kids in the Northen Michigan program were challenging the senior level guys and consistently winning Junior World medals. USOEC wrestlers absolutely dominated the FILA Juniors and University Nationals, and one USOEC wrestler at the time (Lester) made a World Team and medaled at the Senior level.  
    The solution is investing in the development program. The USOEC program lost alot of funding (no full scholarships anymore), while by comparison, the freestyle program has expanded it Regional Training Centers throughout the U.S. (almost all the top colleges for wrestling - Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Arizona State, Iowa, Iowa State) has a regional training center for freestyle,  and their student athletes are on scholarship.  Not so with Greco, and until this changes we will continue to see the results.
    The options also for senior level involvement are very sparse. Essentially it boils down to the U.S. Army's WCAP program, or Minnesota Storm. Two great programs, but Lindland is going to need to create some incentives for new senior level clubs to emerge.  In 2007 the year we won the World's in Greco all of the armed force greco programs were competitive, we had Minnesota storm, Gator club, NYAC, and as I stated earlier a very, very strong USOEC program that was pushing the senior level wrestler.  
    I think we can get back, and surpass where we were. If your reading this coach Lindland, I have confidence that your the man you can guide to a new level. 
    With all that being said, I'm optimistic about Coon's chances in Greco,   
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    Coach_J reacted to Jaroslav Hasek in Cormier getting lots of love   
    i see no reason not to root for DC. he seems like an awesome guy and a great ambassador for the sport of wrestling. 
    he made some poor decisions while trying to cut weight but its not like he did it on purpose. 
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    Coach_J reacted to Medicine_Man in Jads vs. unruly crowd, part II   
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    Coach_J reacted to cornercoach in SDSU Assistants   
    those two guys leaving reduced the state population by 20%
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    Coach_J reacted to DF in Reluctant to meet up with old teammate   
    I won the battle (state championship) but I feel he won the war.  
    He lost in the first round at state and I still remember the glorious pep talk his dad gave him about how this was a "test of his character" and how they could either pack it up now and go home (a sarcastic jab at me since I was sitting a few feet away basking in my first round victory by tilt-fest) or how he could pick himself up and wrestle hard for 3rd.  My dad didn't even know I had won state until I called him in Brügge (pronounced like it rhymes with luge) where he was on a business trip.
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    Coach_J reacted to Ching in Reluctant to meet up with old teammate   
    Why would you want to hang out with someone that couldn't even make the finals?
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    Coach_J reacted to TheOhioState in Who needs to deliver in order to win a team title.   
    Arizona at the 1988 NCAA's, winning with 93 points.  Iowa 2nd with 85.5.  Iowa St. 3rd with 83.75.
    118 6th
    126 3rd
    134 No Q
    142 4th
    150 No Q
    158 3rd
    167 3rd
    177 No Q
    190 2nd
    275 5th
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    Coach_J reacted to JasonBryant in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Really? I hadn't heard you say this before. 
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