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  1. Most if not all RTC's are non-profit. The money comes from donors typically associated with the program. The benefit is having post-graduate wrestlers training with current college wrestler (which is legal per NCAA waivers).
  2. I know many RTC's have a house they can offer housing for a discount, but everything else is dependent on the size of RTC. NLWC has health insurance, most do not I'd imagine. It is difficult to tell without looking specifically at the budget/expenses of that particular RTC.
  3. I'd say the average, outside of a superstar, is around 25k-40k. Obviously world medalists and the like will receive more.
  4. Terrible take. RTC's allow our nation's top athletes to continue to stay in the sport and be compensated for it. Askren speaks to this saying if they had RTC's in his era he definitely would have stuck with the sport. Sure, many Senior Level athletes are wrestling with college students. But guess who the next Senior Level athletes are going to be? Likely those same college wrestlers. Restrictions are being made against recruiting with RTC's but to say they have hurt us internationally after the success we've had since their induction is ridiculous and wrong.
  5. Flo as a product is great. It's the personalities (CP + Willie) that constantly cause issues from the fanbase. Their dismal social media doesn't help either. I believe they'd have a much better overall product if they get some fresh faces. Nobody cares how many pouches of Cope Wintergreen Willie can fit in his lip.
  6. The official event website only has Olympic weight classes listed, so I am assuming the non-Olympic classes won't be represented. With the Ferrall being one of the few qualifying tournaments for the Olympic/World trials, I am curious how the process looks for the non-Olympic World Team Trials? Is the US Open the only qualifying event then? Any help on this topic would be appreciated.
  7. If I wanted content like this I'd go to Twitter.
  8. As someone who went to college on a $500 dollar scholarship it certainly can. Not everyone is a blue chip full-ride wrestler.
  9. They do and typically it is the same year to year. Obviously it depends on what gets approved but regardless I don't see teams putting extra cash towards the novelty of fight shorts. Of course if Penn State wears them for a match everyone will love it so we'll see.
  10. Smaller schools in particular I suppose. Some may want to reallocate that money towards scholarship if need be.
  11. Not many teams are going to spend the extra cash to have fight shorts/compressions made regardless.
  12. That is what I am curious about mainly. You have more and more RTC's that are endowed with millions of dollars, even some of the smaller schools/RTC's. I personally do not think the NCAA will be able to come up with a solution to the disparity. I'm thinking he only real impact they could make would be changes to the NCAA waiver/criteria that RTC athletes have to meet to wrestle with student athletes. Which would be really stupid imo and again coaches would find a work around.
  13. It would certainly hurt smaller RTC programs in the long run that may not be able to afford to put up an entirely new building. I personally don't want to see that happen but who knows.
  14. I've heard rumors that the NCAA would possibly be looking into complete separation of RTC's on college campuses. Apparently the solution to this would be to have completely separate buildings (i.e. DT's M2, Steiber's wrestling academy) or just out right purchasing a building. I'm curious if other sports have a similar operation to wrestling's RTC's and what are the realistic possibilities that the NCAA pulls the plug on them?
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