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    dclark145 got a reaction from pamela in More Wrestling Media Coverage But,   
    I don't post here much, but to the topic:
     
    I'm a BTS-Philly alum, and I wrote this article over the summer covering the changes coming in Women's Wrestling. The move from the West Coast to the Northeast is really helping out programs and it's been cool to watch and be a part of!
     
    https://victorypress.org/2017/07/14/womens-wrestling-is-changing-wrestling-for-everyone/
     
    I pitched this to Victory Press, which currently had no other amateur wrestling coverage going on, and surprisingly it was circulated quite a bit through. Not viral or anything, but enough to show that people outside of the wrestling community cares. When I'm out of school I'll be looking to do more free lance coverage of wrestling.
     
    Maybe wrestling journalists, myself included, should be a bit more intersectional in their approach. Stuff like Flo does is amazing -- wrestling is cool and all, but it isn't what the wrestlers are doing that can bring everyone else in, it's who the wrestlers are. Non-football players are diving into coverage all the time because people know who the players are. I'm currently looking for a media outlet to pick me up on covering the PSU wrestling season this year by documenting what goes on outside of the dual meets and tournaments. Should be f*n!
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    dclark145 got a reaction from tommytechnique in More Wrestling Media Coverage But,   
    I don't post here much, but to the topic:
     
    I'm a BTS-Philly alum, and I wrote this article over the summer covering the changes coming in Women's Wrestling. The move from the West Coast to the Northeast is really helping out programs and it's been cool to watch and be a part of!
     
    https://victorypress.org/2017/07/14/womens-wrestling-is-changing-wrestling-for-everyone/
     
    I pitched this to Victory Press, which currently had no other amateur wrestling coverage going on, and surprisingly it was circulated quite a bit through. Not viral or anything, but enough to show that people outside of the wrestling community cares. When I'm out of school I'll be looking to do more free lance coverage of wrestling.
     
    Maybe wrestling journalists, myself included, should be a bit more intersectional in their approach. Stuff like Flo does is amazing -- wrestling is cool and all, but it isn't what the wrestlers are doing that can bring everyone else in, it's who the wrestlers are. Non-football players are diving into coverage all the time because people know who the players are. I'm currently looking for a media outlet to pick me up on covering the PSU wrestling season this year by documenting what goes on outside of the dual meets and tournaments. Should be f*n!
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    dclark145 got a reaction from silver-medal in More Wrestling Media Coverage But,   
    I don't post here much, but to the topic:
     
    I'm a BTS-Philly alum, and I wrote this article over the summer covering the changes coming in Women's Wrestling. The move from the West Coast to the Northeast is really helping out programs and it's been cool to watch and be a part of!
     
    https://victorypress.org/2017/07/14/womens-wrestling-is-changing-wrestling-for-everyone/
     
    I pitched this to Victory Press, which currently had no other amateur wrestling coverage going on, and surprisingly it was circulated quite a bit through. Not viral or anything, but enough to show that people outside of the wrestling community cares. When I'm out of school I'll be looking to do more free lance coverage of wrestling.
     
    Maybe wrestling journalists, myself included, should be a bit more intersectional in their approach. Stuff like Flo does is amazing -- wrestling is cool and all, but it isn't what the wrestlers are doing that can bring everyone else in, it's who the wrestlers are. Non-football players are diving into coverage all the time because people know who the players are. I'm currently looking for a media outlet to pick me up on covering the PSU wrestling season this year by documenting what goes on outside of the dual meets and tournaments. Should be f*n!
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    dclark145 got a reaction from Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in top news for my KFC friends!   
    "Sick" is slang for "good" !
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    dclark145 got a reaction from skikayaker in NCWA National Duals   
    Ski, wrong duals.
     
    NCWA is the national governing body for programs at schools that don't sponsor a team under any other body. Many teams with cut programs - Liberty, Clemson, and Temple, to name a few - wrestle under the NCWA. Many club-level teams at schools that have an NCAA team also compete in the NCWA. 
     
    Here's a link to the final write-up: https://ncwa.net/news/2016/ucf-wins-first-national-duals-title-defeats-grand-valley-state
     
     
    As someone in attendance: UCF, indeed, was dominant throughout. After we got smacked by Liberty in pool competition (and we have a pretty solid team), we were sure they would return to the finals. Liberty got wrecked in the Semi-Finals. The team that upset Liberty, Grand Valley State, then got beat pretty handily by UCF. 
     
     
    That being said: There is a huge discrepancy between supported programs and the self-ran teams. Division I teams are usually the funded teams with coaches, facilities, resources, and everything else that makes for a successful college program. Division II teams are the student organizations that may or may not have a volunteer coach.
     
    To contrast: Liberty has access to a wrestling room 6 days a week, lifts 3 times a week, a full coaching staff, and a full roster. Pretty sure they took a charter bus to National Duals. We (Penn State University WC) have access to a room 3 days a week, no team lifting times, are self-coached (sometimes we have wrestlers' dads help out), and had to forfeit 125 because our wrestler there was pledging a frat. We drove 12 hours in 4 cars to get down there.
     
     
    That might help explain the perceived margin of dominance. In all honesty, it's the same as at any other level: better resources, better results. That gap is just much bigger at the NCWA level. 
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    dclark145 got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in Freestyle while in College   
    1. There is a HUGE difference between doing gen eds and electives the first two years of college and doing your Major-specific classes as an upperclassman. Also, there is life beyond wrestling - a job, internships, external academic experiences, etc. Beyond that, what might be a casual "I'll go to Junior Nationals this year with my teammates (which is a common situation)" is a world away from "I want to be the best in my country at this" as far as training and priorities go.
     
    2. Can't speak to this as much but coaching is also a full time job on its own. As an NCAA athlete you are a full-time student before you are a full-time athlete. Again, it's just different agencies.
     
     
    I think as fans we tend to get greedy and forget that these wrestlers are people off the mat and may or may not want to do things outside of wrestling.
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    dclark145 reacted to Jaroslav Hasek in Iowa now with two 2017 verbals   
    like this comment if you gained over 50 pounds from your sophomore year of high school to your 2nd year of college!
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    dclark145 reacted to jstock in 2014/2015 Schedules   
    Dclark145 - Feb 7, Edinboro Open
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    dclark145 got a reaction from denger in Pirozhkova, Bisek, Holm   
    Finally, a medal in greco! Great to see! Congrats to Bisek. Also, to Pirozhkova for navigating that brutal bracket.. despite taking second, she beat two girls who she couldn't keep it close with before. I like seeing progress more than medal counts. 
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    dclark145 got a reaction from HuskyHero133 in Alternative Uniform Options   
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    dclark145 got a reaction from paboom in Alternative Uniform Options   
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    dclark145 got a reaction from ShortAmplitude in Foxcatcher and the politics of Mark Ruffalo   
    Guess Mark Ruffalo just lost 11 bucks.. what a shame
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    dclark145 got a reaction from Coach_J in Foxcatcher and the politics of Mark Ruffalo   
    Guess Mark Ruffalo just lost 11 bucks.. what a shame
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    dclark145 got a reaction from Threadkilla in Foxcatcher and the politics of Mark Ruffalo   
    Guess Mark Ruffalo just lost 11 bucks.. what a shame
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    dclark145 got a reaction from fadzaev2 in World championships: Discussion, prediction, preview thread   
    Is it just me, or do I see a possible world championship team?
     
    Ramos: Can't see him going one and out, but call me biased - I could see him slipping into the medal rounds. Realistically, I don't think he'll make the finals.. yet. This is his warm up year. We saw Coleman Scott get a bronze at the Olympics his first year on the team - why can't Ramos?
     
    Kennedy: If he keeps up the pace he's had this year, I don't see him not getting a medal, plain and simple. 
     
    Metcalf: Like everyone's been pointing out, the latest set of rule changes are heavily in his favor. He's the epitome of Iowa style wrestling, which, on the international level, is pretty akin to USA Style. He can wear and tear his way to the podium.
     
    Marable: Lost a 1-0 decision to the current #1. Hopefully all of the co-op training camps have been getting him to roll with the likes of Burroughs, Green, Metcalf, etc - guys that will get his offense going. Once he starts creating opportunities, he'll be a freight train.
     
    Burroughs: Let's keep 'em coming. I wanna see him break John Smith's record of 6 in a row. Last year, I watched him win Gold during my class.. I'd like to make that a tradition these next couple years.
     
    Ruth: Right now, all that's keeping him from being the consensus #1 is international experience. Personally, I wanna see him win Gold.. I got a bet with a guy on the club team here at PSU. I don't think a bronze is out of the question.
     
    Varner: STACKED weight class. Let's hope we see the US Open Varner. 
     
    Dlagnev: Man, he's always right there in the top 5, and this looks like a year he can snag a medal.
     
    Overall, I see 1 definite medal (Burroughs), 4 likely's (Kennedy, Marable, Ruth, Varner), 2 possibly's (Metcalf, Dlagnev), and only 1 reach (Ramos). If our other age-group Men's FS teams' success is any indication, with the perfect storm, we could be #1.
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    dclark145 got a reaction from 2td3nf in World championships: Discussion, prediction, preview thread   
    Is it just me, or do I see a possible world championship team?
     
    Ramos: Can't see him going one and out, but call me biased - I could see him slipping into the medal rounds. Realistically, I don't think he'll make the finals.. yet. This is his warm up year. We saw Coleman Scott get a bronze at the Olympics his first year on the team - why can't Ramos?
     
    Kennedy: If he keeps up the pace he's had this year, I don't see him not getting a medal, plain and simple. 
     
    Metcalf: Like everyone's been pointing out, the latest set of rule changes are heavily in his favor. He's the epitome of Iowa style wrestling, which, on the international level, is pretty akin to USA Style. He can wear and tear his way to the podium.
     
    Marable: Lost a 1-0 decision to the current #1. Hopefully all of the co-op training camps have been getting him to roll with the likes of Burroughs, Green, Metcalf, etc - guys that will get his offense going. Once he starts creating opportunities, he'll be a freight train.
     
    Burroughs: Let's keep 'em coming. I wanna see him break John Smith's record of 6 in a row. Last year, I watched him win Gold during my class.. I'd like to make that a tradition these next couple years.
     
    Ruth: Right now, all that's keeping him from being the consensus #1 is international experience. Personally, I wanna see him win Gold.. I got a bet with a guy on the club team here at PSU. I don't think a bronze is out of the question.
     
    Varner: STACKED weight class. Let's hope we see the US Open Varner. 
     
    Dlagnev: Man, he's always right there in the top 5, and this looks like a year he can snag a medal.
     
    Overall, I see 1 definite medal (Burroughs), 4 likely's (Kennedy, Marable, Ruth, Varner), 2 possibly's (Metcalf, Dlagnev), and only 1 reach (Ramos). If our other age-group Men's FS teams' success is any indication, with the perfect storm, we could be #1.
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    dclark145 got a reaction from Coach_J in Junior Worlds Results and Discussion   
    Any certain reason why they're using Angry Birds plush toys as challenge cubes?
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    dclark145 got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in Golden Grand Prix - Varner v Gazumov 1st round   
    65kg finals: http://www.dartfish.tv/Player.aspx?CR=p85865c97759m2175503&CL=1
    70kg finals: http://www.dartfish.tv/Player.aspx?CR=p85865c97759m2175502&CL=1
    74kg finals: http://www.dartfish.tv/Player.aspx?CR=p85865c97759m2175500&CL=1
     
    Ruth's loss, 86kg semi: http://www.dartfish.tv/Player.aspx?CR=p85865c97759m2175007&CL=1
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