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  1. Development sociology at Cornell is simply sociology, but with a greater focus on rural and third world societies. It used to be called rural sociology until about 2006ish, but they changed the name to reflect a growing international focus.

     

    That is what I meant by narrower scope and thank you for expanding upon my assumption. Very interesting topic and it would appear to be very employable in my opinion. I wish I would of been able to study something similar but my undergraduate was about as worthless in the eyes of some. ;)


  2. Sociology is one of the most diverse degrees a student can pursue and provides a solid foundation for graduate school in my opinion. Here is a list of careers that you can pursue with a sociology degree according to The University of Notre Dame:

     

     

    Business and Industry

    • advertising staffer

    • banker

    • computer analyst

    • consumer relations worker

    • control engineer

    • data entry manager

    • human resources manager

    • insurance agent

    • issues manager

    • labor relations staffer

    • market analyst

    • merchandiser/purchaser

    • planning assistant

    • production manager

    • project manager

    • public relations staffer

    • publishing staffer

    • quality control manager

    • real estate agent

    • recruiter

    • sales representative/manager

    • technical writer

    • telemarketer

    • trainer

    • training assistant

     

    Community and Social Services

    • case manager

    • caseworker/aide

    • child care worker

    • child development technician

    • community aide

    • community organizer

    • environmental organizer

    • family planning worker

    • fund raising assistant/director

    • group home worker

    • homeless/housing worker

    • hospital administrator

    • housing coordinator

    • medical records worker

    • occupational/career counselor

    • public administration assistant

    • public assistance worker

    • public health supervisor

    • recreation worker

    • rehabilitation program worker

    • resident planning aide

    • rural health outreach worker

    • substance abuse counselor

    • youth outreach worker

     

     

    Education

    • admissions counselor

    • affirmative action assistant

    • alumni relations worker

    • college placement worker

    • extension service specialist

    • public health educator

    • student personnel worker

    • teacher

     

    Government

    • affirmative action worker

    • employee specialist

    • foreign service officer

    • human rights officer

    • information officer

    • international worker

    • legislative aide

    • peace corps volunteer

    • personnel coordinator

    • program supervisor

    • special agent

    • urban planner

     

    Justice System

    • correctional counselor

    • corrections officer

    • corrections staffer

    • criminal investigator

    • juvenile court worker

    • parole officer

    • police department staffer

    • police officer

    • rehabilitation counselor

    • special agentstate troope

     

    Research

    • census research assistant

    • consumer researcher

    • criminology assistant

    • data analyst

     

    Note that Dake was a Development Sociology major...it has a narrower scope I believe.


  3. I hope he goes 141 but I saw him running Monday on campus and he is BIG. This is the same guy who weighed 95lbs his freshman year of high school. Having worked with Carter in the weightroom while in high school I know he is strong, listens, and works as hard as anyone I have had the pleasure of spending time with. I don't know what kind of number he is putting up in the weight room but eye ball test I'd say he about 165-170 at the moment. Of course he was sprinting around the drillfield when I saw so he I might be off.


  4. Good point. Most coaches prefer 1x champs over 4x champs, especially when the 1x champ loses head to head against the 4x champ including getting pinned. To take it a step further, I'd rather have the a zero time champ that gets tech falled head to head.

     

    No you wouldn't because there are no excuses if you get teched...and a freestyle pin is about as far away from a TF as you can get without it being an INJ DEF.


  5. I have a PINK size large T-shirt from Baumgartner's Heavyweight School worn by Steven Neal during a practice session signed by Baumgartner, Neal, Gaffarri, Greenlee, Erickson, Keck and more for trading Neal a black t-shirt with a lime green cockroach (from my freshman year of high school wrestling that our coach designed because we "didn't have any Indians at our school and the cockroach was our true mascot) AND buying a poster of Baumgartner throwing Erickson and asking Erickson to sign it. Erickson looked at me, then the rest of the coaches and clininicans who were smiling and smirking, signed it then almost choked me out before I got away and took off. At 3AM I was found, woken from my bed and made to run around a tree for 30 mins...I miss those good old days :)


  6. Ok I get the start up costs ALMOST being covered by 600 members (roughly $21,000 at $35 per) but to say this will increase enrollment at least 30 students per year, thus bringing in additional revenue to the university seems like a stretch to me. Say a private, DIII college of 1000 students were to start a wrestling program and increased annual enrollment by 30. If tuition is $15,0000 a year this brings in $450,000 more revenue, not too bad for an institution of 1000 studnents. Out of the $450,000 of new funds $60-80,000 is spent on the annual wrestling budget/coaches/trainers/entry fees/travel etc, so you have $375,000 of new money coming into a university. It would make much more sense to just raise the "student fee", which no one what it applies to anyway, by $375 (a drop in the bucket for a $15,000 a year tuition) annually than begin a wrestling program. I see what you guys are doing, I like it, but it just does not mesh with higher education policies or politics. You have earned my support and I wish you well, I will be following this closely for sure.


  7. Laboranti wrestled in varsity matches and wasn't as big of a loss as Metcalf, Slaton, Borschel, and LeClere. Not going to argue the point BUT Brands left and took 4 scholarship guys with him. As a coach you know what you need to compete and recruit accordingly. Brands wasted a whole season of recruiting because he had these geared to go as red-shirt freshmen.


  8. I'm pretty sure Iowa would have let him go regardless if there was a contract or not. That's the honorable thing to do and Iowa has shown that's what they do. Va tech and weaver are snakes that is also a fact.

     

    "Dude...it's like the Sopranos...it's OVER, find a new show".


  9. That is a very solid answer and I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I apologize if I overstepped, which I did, but I thought it would be a much tougher, most intense tournament with post grads. It is what makes Midlands as special as it is, in my opinion. Having the opportunity to wrestle more mature, more experienced opponents can only be an advantage in my mind. Facing an AA, current or past is an honor and always a test no matter how it turns out. It's amazing how things have changed but these parents are the same ones who think everyone should get a medal and score shouldn't be kept in sports for ages 5-18. The "it's not whether you win or lose" parents are the same ones who never won anything themselves. I would have never expected wrestling parents crying over competition, this sport is built upon it, what a shame.


  10. Missed this the first time. Gotta disagree w/ Flap & his comments about VT. I guess last years 11th place team finish & consistent improvement over the last few years is still overshadowed by the 2nd place at Nat Duals & only one AA at NCAA's that year. The strength of that team was in the consistency up & down the line up & that in a dual you had 10 straight tough opponents. It wasn't a tourney team & most people understand the difference.

     

    Dresser & VT will be just fine come March. Realistic goal for March is a solid top 10 finish & 4 AA's for the Hokies. As far as the runner up finish at Midlands, I feel that was impressive considering they didn't bring a 133 & 184 had a brutal draw.

    Also Carter didn't count towards the points. Serious question, did Illinois have any non-scorers place higher than 4th?


  11. What ever the coaching staff/school decides as punishment is fine by me but I do think that a official statement should e made it would make wrestling seem more than just a minor secondary sport.

    Hey, we're one of the 14 sports with its own page on ArrestNation.com, just like the "major" sports of football and basketball, and right on the same list as lacrosse, for which some might say mixes us amateurs with professional miscreants. ;)

    http://arrestnation.com/category/sports/college-wrestling/

     

    College Sports

    Athletic Director

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Football

    Golf

    Hockey

    Lacrosse

    Rugby

    Soccer

    Softball

    Swimming & Diving

    Tennis

    Track and Field

    Volleyball

    Wrestling

     

     

    Minnesota State University Moorhead assistant wrestling coach Nate Baker was arrested early Thursday (May 24, 2012) in Moorhead, Minnesota.

    Baker was arrested after being pulled over for driving through a flashing red light. Baker had a blood-alcohol content of 0.173 percent. His driver’s license was revoked in 2006 after having three DUI convictions in 2005 and 2006.

     

    Either this guy is 30 or his first DUI was earned around age 16...


  12. What ever the coaching staff/school decides as punishment is fine by me but I do think that a official statement should e made it would make wrestling seem more than just a minor secondary sport.

    Hey, we're one of the 14 sports with its own page on ArrestNation.com, just like the "major" sports of football and basketball, and right on the same list as lacrosse, for which some might say mixes us amateurs with professional miscreants. ;)

    http://arrestnation.com/category/sports/college-wrestling/

     

    College Sports

    Athletic Director

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Football

    Golf

    Hockey

    Lacrosse

    Rugby

    Soccer

    Softball

    Swimming & Diving

    Tennis

    Track and Field

    Volleyball

    Wrestling

     

     

    Minnesota State University Moorhead assistant wrestling coach Nate Baker was arrested early Thursday (May 24, 2012) in Moorhead, Minnesota.

    Baker was arrested after being pulled over for driving through a flashing red light. Baker had a blood-alcohol content of 0.173 percent. His driver’s license was revoked in 2006 after having three DUI convictions in 2005 and 2006.

     

    Either this guy is 30 or he got his first DUI around age 16...


  13. I think this thread has brought out a potentially more interesting topic. Over the years on these boards I have seen a lot of the same topics rehashed(Losing record AA's, Greatest to never AA, Greatest to Never win it, Worst Champ(Yep that has been done)). I think a more interesting one is a branch off of the greatest to never AA thread and that is, Who has the most wins that has never AA'ed?

     

    Scott Justus went 8-8 at NCAAs, not sure if that is the most wins for someone who never made AA or not...

     

    his career record overall was 98-31.

    And Beat Hahn in a dual meet, and in the 1st round of NCAA's unseeded and Hahn was seeded 4th? Don't quote me on the seed. Also lost as the #1 seed and undefeated his junior year.


  14. I think one of the greatest stories I have ever heard came from a college teammate from PA. He was wrestling Robbie Waller in a high school dual meet, where there was a close team score in which Waller's intent was going to be to pin him after getting some "work" in (typical when a higher caliber wrestler knows, or his coach knows, he can pin his opponent quickly). The first period ended with Waller going for the pin and up 14-0. After the toss my buddy won, made his choice, choose top, gave the optional start symbol to the ref and that was that...as we know Waller was a National Champion, my friend is a neurosurgeon.


  15. I am not sure how big of news the McDonough/Clark match is being team mates and McD making weight early is. I would give more credit to Clark than looking for a down season for McDonough.

     

     

    I noted the cut in my original post but I don't buy the teammate excuse. I can't remember the last returning NCAA champion who couldn't dominate any true freshman teammate in the same weight class. I'm sure the result wouldn't be the same in February or March, but it is nevertheless surprising that he was five seconds away from losing. I'd say it's the worst wrestle-off result for a redshirt senior national champ against a freshman since Johnny Thompson was pinned by Frishkorn.

     

    I'm not suggesting his season is shot, as you mentioned. I'm just saying it was a surprising result.

    Daniel Frishkorn

    2004: Made a name for himself after he pinned two-time national champion Johnny Thompson in the Orange and Black Dual


  16. http://www.techsideline.com/forums/showthread.php?71494-Message-from-Coach-Dresser&p=352771#post352771

    Tomorrow morning former VT All American David Hoffman will be named Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Virginia Tech! We are excited to have David back in Blacksburg. David has been coaching at Bucknell University the past 6 seasons. David and his wife, Lisa are now living in the New River Valley. David is currently working camps in Blacksburg.

     

    Just as exciting news.....Coach Nate Yetzer will be announced as the Head Wrestling Coach at Ferrum University in Ferrum, VA. This is brand new Div III Program and this place has a ton of potential!! I want to personally thank Nate and Leah Yetzer for all of their time and effort in helping Virginia Tech rise to the NEXT LEVEL. This is a great opportunity for a young guy and a young family. Hokie Fans need to get out and support Ferrum Wrestling. As a former HS coach for 18 years, I can tell you that I could have pushed many of my athletes in the Ferrum direction. This is exciting news for VA high school wrestling and of course for Nate.

     

    Lastly, thanks to all those loyal TSL followers. Please email me at kdresser@vt.edu if you want to get MONTHLY information on Virginia Tech Wrestling. Our July newsletter is just out and it is full of all kinds of MAT information. We currently have over 1000 subscribers and we would love to make that number grow, so feel free to email me and get on board.

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Kevin Dresser

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