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#1 Missourimatman

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

I see Carolyn Wester/Wrestling Prep hyped as some sort of guru, but have been unable to find anything about her background and credentials. What is the buzz around her about?



#2 Pinnum

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:53 AM

First link when googling her name: http://www.wrestling...carolyn-wester/
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#3 Missourimatman

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:32 AM

Yes, first link while googling her name, yet provides no real background in wrestling. I've not been able to actually find a video of her of showing technique and applying "the math of wrestling."



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:44 AM

Yes, first link while googling her name, yet provides no real background in wrestling. I've not been able to actually find a video of her of showing technique and applying "the math of wrestling."

 

One of the best high school wrestling coaches in Missouri had "no real background in wrestling".


Edited by thefatman, 26 October 2017 - 03:45 AM.


#5 Missourimatman

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:07 AM

Yes, and he also employed a defined system of wrestling. So far I have got two replies with no real answers to a straightforward question. I saw that she did a clinic at Greater Heights so I simply wanted to know what the draw was and was unable to find any videos of her providing instruction.



#6 thefatman

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

Lots of video out there. Here's some spoon fed to you:


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#7 Missourimatman

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:24 AM

Despite your condescending tone, none of the videos you "spoon fed" me actually show her performing any kind of wrestling instruction.


Edited by Missourimatman, 26 October 2017 - 08:41 AM.


#8 Billyhoyle

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:56 AM

I doubt anyone thinks that she's some technical guru, but combining a wrestling camp with standardized test prep is a really great concept.  You don't need an olympic gold medal to run camp practices (organize and run the general workout plan) and then hire some decent college athletes as clinicians (e.g. Jason Welch) to handle the more specific details.  You don't even need an olympic gold medal to call your camp a gold medal camp!


Edited by Billyhoyle, 27 October 2017 - 11:59 AM.


#9 Pinnum

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:26 AM

She has coaches successful athletes and some respected members of the wrestling community have partnered with her.

That is enough evidence for me that she has some credentials.
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#10 BigTenFanboy

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:24 AM

Whether she has "no real background in wrestling" or not is pretty irrelevant. Shes promoting and helping the sport grow, something not enough people are doing. There are plenty of fantastic wrestlers that would make awful coaches. There are plenty of people with zero "real" wrestling background that make fantastic coaches.


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#11 bigmik

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:11 AM

Is she actually the coach?

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Is she actually the coach?

 

I don't know this woman, and I've seldom interacted with WrestlingPrep athletes. I do not endorse her program, her clinics or anything she is associated with. However, whether or not she actually shows the single leg takedown, or the nearside cradle, has no bearing on if she is "actually the coach." Kevin Dresser is on record saying that Mike Zadick runs most of the Iowa State practices, and that Dresser fills more of a CEO role in the program. Does this mean that Dresser isn't "actually the coach" of Iowa State Wrestling? 


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Iowa fans are still arrogant; it's just that their team isn't as good.


#13 hammerlockthree

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:02 PM

Is she actually the coach?

 

She is 100% the coach. Ask Jason Welch if you don't believe me.


Edited by hammerlockthree, 15 November 2017 - 05:02 PM.





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