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    Male Athletes With Eating Disorders

    I’m not a doctor. I can only speak for myself. All the signs were there that I was hurting my body; dizzy when I stood up, starving continuously, more concerned with weight than technique. Losing many pounds a day and a half before weigh in. And all this on a young, growing young man. I do not worry sbout someone who benefits from weight loss as I think you were describing. In fact that what’s make warriors from our sport. I’m talking extreme weight loss that I suspect any doctor would frown upon. We do know there will be wrestlers who lean towards the extreme and this is the worrisome part for me...I didn’t have that wisdom back in the day.
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    Male Athletes With Eating Disorders

    I wonder myself if I would have a poor relationship with food....years later, regardless of wrestling, or the sport created that food monster. Losing heavy weight in high school and college was the norm for me. How I wish I could go back and wrestle at a natural weight. I must say, no body fat, starving and an empty stomach were nothing compared to the last few pounds which was water weight/dehydration. Cotton mouth was the worst. Kudos to the wrestlers, coaches and parents that insist their son’s wrestle at a healthy weight
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    Your favorite wrestler who never won it all

    Did anyone mention Nick Simmons. Like 190-0 in HS, then high placing 4x AA. Joe Dubuque was always in his way
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    NCAA D1 champs with worst HS results

    Bruce Baumgartner placed one time;third his senior year.
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    113 pounders in College

    The great Bobby Weaver. In between wrestling at 118 for Lehigh and AA’ing, I think twice, he represented USA at 105 pounds. 1984 Olympic champ.
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    Suriano screwed up

    Tech difficulties copy and pasting. This was from 1032004. “Their 2018 recruiting class was ranked #12 by intermat and looks like 2019’s ranking should be similar. Goodale said Aragona is actually the first time they’ve signed a guy who was #1 at his weight. https://scarletknights.com/news/2018/11/14/wrestling-signs-loaded-2019-recruiting-class.aspx Didn’t realize he actually lives in PA despitegoing to a NJ school. A technicality but I guess that breaks up the NJ monopoly at RU. “ My comment. What’s really strange is that JoJo Aragona lives in Pa and travels over the Delaware River and competes in N.J. Ryan Anderson, also number 1 in country and 1 weight above, lives in NJ and goes other direction over Delaware River and competes in Pa.
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    Best High School Team Ever?

    How inaccurate and uninformed. To the contrary, Blair makes an upper echelon state (NJ) even better. Every year, many of Blair’s natiosnally ranked kids are from NJ. This year, they have 3 N.J. kids ranked in top 3 (Mastrogiovanni, Coliaco and Van Ness). NJ is always near the top in producing college all Americans. In 2015, NJ had 8 AA, 1 from Blair;Ok had 1. In 2016, NJ had 6 Aa, 1 from Blair;oK had 2. In 2017, NJ had 5 AA, none from Blair; 4from OK and last year, NJ had 8 AA, 2 from Blair; OK had 4. In fact, most years, Blair is made up of a solid number of N.J. kids and NJ public schools are super tough. It’s so inaccurate to think N J would not be a top 4 in country without Blair. If anything, NJ is top 4 in country and that doesn’t even count the Blair kids who are from N.J.!!!!!!
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    Suriano Happy

    Every year NJ is near the top of A A’s. Recently, nearly half the World/Olympic teams are represented by NJ ( Molinaro, Green, JB and Rey), this years NJ State champs were best in nation. Joe24, where are you coming from? Ps, how many Nat Champs or AA did you earn? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Still over on day of weigh-ins starter pack

    . If I could go back, I would have wrestled at a healthy weight and concentrated on technique. I was thinking of some of the spirts-professions who cut weight. Add others that I don’t mention now: Wrestling, UFC, Boxing, Judo( I’m guessing), Jockeys, Gymnasts, Dancers-Ballerinas and Models Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    PA Wrestling

    thank you for clarifying. I was limping all the schools (public,Catholic, private) that are allied to participate in NJSIAA State tournament. These same schools, approximately 315 of them, must abide by state policies. The few that cannot compete are Blair, St Benedict’s and a handful of others. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    PA Wrestling

    . I respectfully do not agree. The talent in NJ is upper echelon, and more so when the (Born and raised in NJ) Blair kids are included. This year, Blair had 5 nationally ranked kids from N J; Mastogiovanni’s, Colaiocco, Cannon and Merola. BTW, I think most NJ people do not see a kid like Ruth or Perry as from N J simply because they wrestled at Blair one year. Every year, a good portion of Blair studs are from N J. Further, this year NJ had 8 AA in Cleveland. The majority (Suriano, Rivera, Delvecchio, Heilman and McFadden) wrestled public. In addition, there were perhaps another 4-5 public school wrestlers in blood round. Only three AA (from N J) wrestled at private; McKenna and Kutler(Blair) and Martin (McD). The talent from NJ public is very deep and even deeper with NJ kids who choose Blair. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Suriano to 133 next year

    In this day and age, with our youth choosing the easier path, we have a young man in Suriano who works hard, does the right to thing, eats properly, shows respect to elders etc. we should be proud that out sport has given Nick the opportunity to put into practice the principles of hard work, respect discipline and so much more. Some have opined about his character defects, shortcomings or inexperience. When I was his age, I couldn’t come close to doing what he does. Lastly, not a person or family out there that doesn’t have some wart or shortcoming. Win or lose, this is a young man deserving of respect. Not because he is perfect, but he tries to perfect himself each day with sacrifice, hard work and commitment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Suriano to 133 next year

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    New Jersey 120lb bracket is amazing

    my first time posting and I’m not certain I have registered correctly. If so, I wanted to first thank you for your terrific discussions I have followed for quite some time now. For now I would just like to add on this thread that Cardenas went to school last year at Queen of Peace HS., which closed over the summer. That HS is adjacent to Lyndhurst, where Donnie Pritzlaff grew up. I believe Cardenas lives in Kearney, NJ. Also, no one mentioned Colaiocco at 119 from Blair. Ranked number 1 most of the year and mentioned now because he is from N J. Had he not chosen to go to Blair, he too would be in this monster class! Oh man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk