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    Katie got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in The man who recommended ODU drop wrestling.....   
    Old Dominion sponsors men’s golf. Men’s and women’s sailing. And women’s rowing, field hockey, and lacrosse.
    It’s almost as if some of the sports that survive there cater to the children of the well-to-do.
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    Katie got a reaction from potentiallydangerous in The man who recommended ODU drop wrestling.....   
    There was also no reason to put the phrase doing business in quotation marks. If the author thinks the term is too informal (it isn’t), he should find a better phrase. The only thing worse than empty corporate jargon is incompetently written corporate jargon. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Underhook in The man who recommended ODU drop wrestling.....   
    Old Dominion sponsors men’s golf. Men’s and women’s sailing. And women’s rowing, field hockey, and lacrosse.
    It’s almost as if some of the sports that survive there cater to the children of the well-to-do.
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    Katie got a reaction from jon in The man who recommended ODU drop wrestling.....   
    There was also no reason to put the phrase doing business in quotation marks. If the author thinks the term is too informal (it isn’t), he should find a better phrase. The only thing worse than empty corporate jargon is incompetently written corporate jargon. 
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    Katie got a reaction from cjc007 in The man who recommended ODU drop wrestling.....   
    Old Dominion sponsors men’s golf. Men’s and women’s sailing. And women’s rowing, field hockey, and lacrosse.
    It’s almost as if some of the sports that survive there cater to the children of the well-to-do.
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    Katie got a reaction from AKHUNTER in Kyle Snyder Vs Spencer Lee Resumes   
    Uetake
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    Katie got a reaction from MDogg in Americans hurt and helped the most by delayed Olympics   
    At 32 and with three kids, it'll be tough for JB at next year's OTTs. But Dake isn't super young either. He'll be 30 in a year (and I assume with at least one kid.)
    For comparison, last year's non-Dake world champs were 24, 27, 23, 21, 23, 24, 24, 23, and 25.
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    Katie reacted to iwrite in Who Would Be In Your Mount Rushmore for College Wrestling   
    Thanks, Katie. Speaking of folkstyle's early history, if you go on You Tube,  you can see videos of  Curran Jacobs, former Michigan State star (captain of the 2012 Spartan team and round of 12 at NCAA) showing catch wrestling moves. Also some of his great matches at the United World Catch Championships in 2018 when he defeated three much much larger wrestlers, all of whom had extensive submission backgrounds. Each match went about 30 minutes. Curran is undefeated in catch matches and also 5-0 in MMA, and has spent time with Randy Couture and Dan Severn discussing old -style wrestling. Then if you type in Curran's name and my name on the same line, you will see him in my den sitting in Frank Gotch's favorite chair, doing curls with a barbell given to me by Lou Thesz, and also trying to squeeze the headlock machine developed by Ed "Strangler" Lewis and owned for many years by Dan Hodge.  I have written 31 books, including biographies of Gotch, Hodge and the great Earl Caddock a legend from the 1915-1920 era -- Mike Chapman
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    Katie reacted to CoachWrestling in Spencer Lee Wins Hodge Trophy   
    Should have been Moore. Make these guys wrestle, not these short schedules. Bad precedent is now set. 
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    Katie reacted to iwrite in Who Would Be In Your Mount Rushmore for College Wrestling   
    First, let me say this is a very interesting topic and I respect all of the opinions expressed. As an FYI, I have attended 47 NCAA tournaments and talked to most of the great coaches and champions from the 1950s-2000s in my journalism career. When Katie mentioned Frank Gotch, I thought of a comment in 1933 by Nat Fleischer, founder of The Ring magazine and the most respected boxing-wrestling writer of the first half of the 20th Century --- "It was Gotch's victories .... that made him the most popular mat star in America and started a movement among college men to take up wrestling." 
    Also, Paul Scott, coach of the 1947 Cornell College team that won the NCAA title; Dave McCuskey, coach of the 1950 Iowa Teachers team that won the NCAA title, and Dr. Harold Nichols, coach of the great Iowa State teams of the 1960s, all told me that it was Frank Gotch who they they admired most as young boys.
    Ed Gallagher had a tremendous impact on college wrestling during his career at Oklahoma A&M. He used to take long trips in the summer to Vermont to learn the techniques and tricks of the great collar-and-elbow stars and then put that knowledge to use  at Oklahoma A&M  to build one of the first true dynasties in college sports.
    Dan Hodge's impact has been immense for over 50 years. He is still the only wrestler to appear on the cover of Sports  Illustrated and the biggest trophy in college wrestling bears his name. He is the only athlete to ever win national titles in both boxing and wrestling and is an icon in the MMA world. For 20 years-plus, Dan traveled the nation to inspire young wrestlers. BTW, in 1956 he won the NCAA title, national freestyle and national G-R tournament, all with pins!
    Dan Gable took the sport to a new level as a pure freshman when he won the Midlands (when it was arguably the toughest meet in the nation) because the media began following him like no other wrestler since the days of Gotch back in 1910. He was featured in many of the nation's  major newspapers and magazines, including Sports Illustrated and even GQ magazine. He was the guest on several TV shows and film stars like Tom Cruise gushed over him. The Wall Street Journal called him "Super Wrestler" in an article and two books were written about him. 
    During his career at Iowa State, Gable drew huge crowds and at one point had 24 straight pins. He was 118-1 and defeated a total of 5 NCAA  champions, including three who were 2-timers!. His senior year he moved up a weight to take on the defending NCAA champion at 150, Mike Grant of Oklahoma, and beat him, 9-4.  Gable inspired so many young boys to take up the sport. President Bush even appointed Dan to the President's Council on Physical Fitness . ... showing his enduing impact on the sport.
    And Cael Sanderson -- can there be any debate?. Going 159-0 and being named OW 4 times and winning the Dan Hodge Trophy 3 times.. Sports Illustrated said his college performance is the second most impressive college feat in history, only behind Jesse Owens setting 4 world records in track on the same day for Ohio State.
    So, I agree with Gockes when he listed Ed Gallagher, Dan Hodge, Dan Gable and Cael Sanderson. And that is not to slight other great wrestlers like Pat Smith, Lee Kemp, Tom Brands and Kyle Dake. If the criteria was Americans in freestyle, then John Smith, Bruce Baumgartner, Mark and Dave Schultz, Lee Kemp, Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder all enter the conversation, IMO.
    Again, great topic. Keep it going!
     
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    Katie got a reaction from whaletail in Americans hurt and helped the most by delayed Olympics   
    At 32 and with three kids, it'll be tough for JB at next year's OTTs. But Dake isn't super young either. He'll be 30 in a year (and I assume with at least one kid.)
    For comparison, last year's non-Dake world champs were 24, 27, 23, 21, 23, 24, 24, 23, and 25.
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    Katie got a reaction from fadzaev2 in For Mark Hall haters   
    Mark Hall is a class act all the way.
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    Katie reacted to Jimmy Cinnabon in For Mark Hall haters   
    If you dislike Mark Hall for any reason, give this a read:
    https://onwardstate.com/2020/03/18/mark-hall-all-i-can-think-about-is-being-eternally-grateful/
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    Katie got a reaction from Wrestleknownothing in Why I am against offering another season   
    Didn’t read, but I agree with the idea in the thread title. 
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    Katie got a reaction from TobusRex in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    I hate to think that some people consider college athletics to be more important than academics.
     
    But as we’ve seen time and time again, sacrificing your studies for wrestling is a risky gamble. One bad match, one illness, one injury, or one pandemic can derail your dreams. All your hard work and commitment can easily and permanently go down the drain. 
     
    Let this be a reminder that college is not about wrestling. It’s an investment in your future self. 
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    Katie got a reaction from nom in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    I hate to think that some people consider college athletics to be more important than academics.
     
    But as we’ve seen time and time again, sacrificing your studies for wrestling is a risky gamble. One bad match, one illness, one injury, or one pandemic can derail your dreams. All your hard work and commitment can easily and permanently go down the drain. 
     
    Let this be a reminder that college is not about wrestling. It’s an investment in your future self. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Housebuye in I had COVID-19...this is BS   
    The problem is some people will die from it. Assuming a 1% death rate, and assuming 50 million Americans get it (both plausible scenarios at the moment) you’re talking about half a million dead. 
     
    Another problem is that if the number of people who require hospitalizations spikes too quickly, the health system will be overwhelmed, which could lead to more problems. 
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    Katie got a reaction from 9insoft in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    I hate to think that some people consider college athletics to be more important than academics.
     
    But as we’ve seen time and time again, sacrificing your studies for wrestling is a risky gamble. One bad match, one illness, one injury, or one pandemic can derail your dreams. All your hard work and commitment can easily and permanently go down the drain. 
     
    Let this be a reminder that college is not about wrestling. It’s an investment in your future self. 
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    Katie got a reaction from TheOhioState in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    I hate to think that some people consider college athletics to be more important than academics.
     
    But as we’ve seen time and time again, sacrificing your studies for wrestling is a risky gamble. One bad match, one illness, one injury, or one pandemic can derail your dreams. All your hard work and commitment can easily and permanently go down the drain. 
     
    Let this be a reminder that college is not about wrestling. It’s an investment in your future self. 
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    Katie reacted to goheels1812 in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    As someone that had to give up collegiate wrestling for my grades, I support this message. I just couldn’t balance the workload of division 1 wrestling with pre-pharmacy studies and realized something had to give. A lot of people are angry and upset and they are losing sight of the big picture. 98% of college athletes go pro in something other than sports. 
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    Katie reacted to Yellow_Medal in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    While this is absolutely true, I think it's worth noting that many of my college teammates would not have even thought about getting their college educations without wrestling being involved. 
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    Katie reacted to BigTenFanboy in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    Really depends. In most cases this is true... HOWEVER if you're an elite athlete with the ability to make it to the professional level that may be the ONLY reason you got into and are going to college. In those rare cases your grade in english lit 101 is really not important at all vs your next competition.
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    Katie reacted to pamela in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    Jay Bilas pretty much debunked the assumption that all players want to compete in the postseason. A number of kids told him straight up that they didn’t want any part of March Madness, whether for safety reasons, to be with family, focus on other things or simply escape the long grind of the season.
    While D1 college wrestlers are a whole different animal than basketball players, I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that there are likely a bunch of wrestlers out there who are 100% fine with the season being over. There are bigger things out there than sports.
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    Katie got a reaction from gowrestle in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    I hate to think that some people consider college athletics to be more important than academics.
     
    But as we’ve seen time and time again, sacrificing your studies for wrestling is a risky gamble. One bad match, one illness, one injury, or one pandemic can derail your dreams. All your hard work and commitment can easily and permanently go down the drain. 
     
    Let this be a reminder that college is not about wrestling. It’s an investment in your future self. 
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    Katie got a reaction from cjc007 in PSA: College is not about wrestling   
    I hate to think that some people consider college athletics to be more important than academics.
     
    But as we’ve seen time and time again, sacrificing your studies for wrestling is a risky gamble. One bad match, one illness, one injury, or one pandemic can derail your dreams. All your hard work and commitment can easily and permanently go down the drain. 
     
    Let this be a reminder that college is not about wrestling. It’s an investment in your future self. 
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