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Heflin's move from 174 to 197 stands out most recently.  Closer to home.  Both Eric Tannenbaum(149-165) and Steve Luke(157-174) moved up two weight classes in a short amount of time and neither looked small.

Speaking of Michigan....Papa Churella moved from 150 to 167 back in the 70s and one of his sons moved from 149 to 165 as well.  

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Speaking of Michigan....Papa Churella moved from 150 to 167 back in the 70s and one of his sons moved from 149 to 165 as well.  

Ryan.  Yeah UofM had a very strong weight program going for a stretch there.  Even Nick Roy made a move up back then.  

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Decades ago, John Abajace was an 88 pounder as a hs freshman (WPIAL district only), 103 PIAA champ sophomore, 120 pound PIAA runner up as junior, and 133 lb section finalist loser as a senior (only winners advanced then).  He ended up at Michigan State where he was a two time BigTen finalist, one time champ, at 152 and 150.

 

Jack Bentz of Lehigh won the Plebe tournament at 137 in March of his freshman year, and the following December opened the season at 177.

 

I'd say that post-grad weight gains are different, in that the body is more mature and the natural growth gains are gone.  You can still force it with resistance training and diet, but its different than what happens between say age 15 and 22.  

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jay borschel started his freshmen year as a 103 and throughout high school had the goal to span as many weight classes as he could throughout his four titles.  ended up at 171 then wrestled 74 in college.

 

willlie miklus started as a 119 in HS, will be wrestling 97 this year

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