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    49northwrestling got a reaction from Tofurky in American Freestylers: Canadian College and University Teams vs. US Colleges and Universities vs. OTC   
    Some coaches go to Fargo and recruit, but not many. Some years, you're likely to only see a couple.
     
    Greco is more or less non-existent in Canada. We only have a handful of teams that take it even remotely seriously. Alberta, Western, New Brunswick, Guelph and TriStar (Montreal) are fairly consistent in their Greco participation, but that is literally one tournament a year in Canada (nationals). Senior Greco Nationals is held the day after Freestyle Nationals and it's generally a few people in each weight class that are still capable of wrestling (sometimes barely) after the freestyle tournament the day before. For example, I won the 71 kg Senior National Greco Title by default a couple years ago.........
     
    Simon Fraser used to be in the CIS, but I believe once the school switched to NCAA Division II, that was no longer allowed.
     
    In general, more American women come to Canada to wrestle but that seems to be changing. Simon Fraser skews the numbers a bit since they have such large numbers of Americans, both male and female. Brock has had a few Americans, largely due to their connections with Alex Conti in NY and Nieves in Mass. Right now, I'd say connections with individuals or teams in the states tends to play more into Americans heading north than out right recruiting, but I'd expect to see more Canadian coaches heading to Fargo in the future.
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from Tofurky in American Freestylers: Canadian College and University Teams vs. US Colleges and Universities vs. OTC   
    There is nothing stopping them. School is cheaper even without a scholarship. I believe tuition for international students is generally around $10000 but some schools don't have increased fees for international students. A decade removed, but my tuition was $5000. Coaches can offer tuition paid. I'm in Edmonton and the University of Alberta has 2 athletes from Texas, 1 from North Carolina and 1 from Iowa. Ali Bernard was here during her 2012 run. Quality of the room depends on the school. We generally have combined varsity/senior practices since it's all freestyle and U Sports is nowhere near as restrictive as NCAA. For example, Erica Wiebe trains with the U of Calgary every day. Also, I've never seen a practice that isn't co-ed. You can expect the national champs and Olympians to be in the room of every local university as a general rule. I can get specific answers if anyone has any specific questions.
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    49northwrestling reacted to 49northwrestling in American Freestylers: Canadian College and University Teams vs. US Colleges and Universities vs. OTC   
    There is nothing stopping them. School is cheaper even without a scholarship. I believe tuition for international students is generally around $10000 but some schools don't have increased fees for international students. A decade removed, but my tuition was $5000. Coaches can offer tuition paid. I'm in Edmonton and the University of Alberta has 2 athletes from Texas, 1 from North Carolina and 1 from Iowa. Ali Bernard was here during her 2012 run. Quality of the room depends on the school. We generally have combined varsity/senior practices since it's all freestyle and U Sports is nowhere near as restrictive as NCAA. For example, Erica Wiebe trains with the U of Calgary every day. Also, I've never seen a practice that isn't co-ed. You can expect the national champs and Olympians to be in the room of every local university as a general rule. I can get specific answers if anyone has any specific questions.
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in USOC revokes Flo credentials   
    As someone who completely sucks at webcasting (the few times I've attempted it), knows the barriers to providing a good webcast (much of the time out of the control of the webcaster) and has put far too much of my own money (without hope of breaking even, let alone profit) into filming and uploading wrestling in a much smaller market than the US, I fail to see how anyone has any issues with Flo's business model. 
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from GranbyTroll in USOC revokes Flo credentials   
    As someone who completely sucks at webcasting (the few times I've attempted it), knows the barriers to providing a good webcast (much of the time out of the control of the webcaster) and has put far too much of my own money (without hope of breaking even, let alone profit) into filming and uploading wrestling in a much smaller market than the US, I fail to see how anyone has any issues with Flo's business model. 
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in USOC revokes Flo credentials   
    As someone who completely sucks at webcasting (the few times I've attempted it), knows the barriers to providing a good webcast (much of the time out of the control of the webcaster) and has put far too much of my own money (without hope of breaking even, let alone profit) into filming and uploading wrestling in a much smaller market than the US, I fail to see how anyone has any issues with Flo's business model. 
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from Roadkill in USOC revokes Flo credentials   
    As someone who completely sucks at webcasting (the few times I've attempted it), knows the barriers to providing a good webcast (much of the time out of the control of the webcaster) and has put far too much of my own money (without hope of breaking even, let alone profit) into filming and uploading wrestling in a much smaller market than the US, I fail to see how anyone has any issues with Flo's business model. 
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from JasonBryant in World Cup Stream?   
    While we're at it, feel free to Instagram other's match clips and photos with your own watermark on them 
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    49northwrestling got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in NCAA switch to Freestyle, NFHS to follow   
    Outside the media stuff, I work for a provincial wrestling association as Technical Director. Membership-wise, the Canadian system works a bit differently than the US system. All clubs and scholastic programs operate under freestyle rules. This is the case from Tyke (5 year olds) through Senior. We do have modified rules for different age groups, which can be viewed on page 54 of our rule book:
     
    http://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2015_2016_Rulebook_v3.pdf
     
    Generally, the rules from each age group builds on the previous age group.
     
    Currently, unlike USA Wrestling, Canadian wrestlers are not direct members of Wrestling Canada Lutte. Rather, they are members of their provincial association. We provide the insurance for all members of the province. As mentioned, that includes every age class, including coaches, officials, volunteers, chaperones, etc. While issues certainly do arise, our insurance is all-encompassing and we've never had any issues with providing coverage. Our annual fee of $65 covers the cost without issue. If they are wrestling for their school at an event, they are covered under the provincial school athletics insurance. 
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