This a good post but can be discussed...
Through history Iowa and Okie State owned the sport.
As far as HS talent no one comes close to PA HS wrestling.
Check the NCAA Championship entrees either by wrestling state or team...marginally PA.
Talk about coaching...
Penn State has the eqvillant of what Ohio State has in FB, a great recruiter that can coach the sport.
I live in C-Bus and Tom Ryan is a good coach - just not Cael Sanderson.
PSU had poor coaches before that who couldn't recruit - Fritz Sunderland etc.
The difference between PA HS wrestling and other state is simple - the small school wrestling is superb. Ex - Zain Retherford.
The top recruiting area in the country is the Lehigh Valley - you have to be able to own that area. Top 5 is Harrisburg. Top 10 is Pittsburgh and I 80. That's three fertile recruiting areas in one state. It's simple you have a coach in a different sport than Meyer who can own those areas and go to Texas and CA and get their top talent.
Of course except Lee and Teasdale who will ultimately destroy us - tell that to Nick Suriano :-)