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Who was the best wrestler from each school (all-time)!

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imo of course

George Mason- Johnny Curtiss

Old Dominion-Jody Staylor or Buddy Lee. Jason Bryant may have a different answer, more modern if nothing else.

Virginia-Scott Moore, only one season at UVa but what a season. Otherwise Chris Henrich is the only 3 time AA and placed as high as 3rd. DiCamillo capped his career last season with a 2nd place after 3 times being top 12, they'd be my top 2 if looking at 4 year careers.

VMI-Charlie Branch

Virginia Tech-Devin Carter

Programs No Longer Active

JMU : tie between Brian Kurlander and Mike Coyle. HM Jeff Peanut Bowyer

Buddy Lee is an impressive guy. He came to my high school practices a few times in the late 80s while he was at Quantico and training to make the Olympic team. He put on some jump rope exhibitions and helped out with the team. I saw him recently at Coach Legge's funeral and he still looked like he could do some damage. I believe he ended up placing 6th at the Olympics in Greco.

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Not so fast, my friend. Most Lehigh fans would say Mike Caruso. Three seasons, three titles. One (1) career loss, wrestling up a weight.

 

 

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By credentials definitely Mike, but Mike would tell you Burley. I don't believe Mike ever wrestled an NCAA champ.

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Who was the best wrestler ever from each of these school?

 

American- Josh Glenn

Appalachian State- A Trotman

Arizona State- Dan St John

Binghamton-

Bloomsburg- Ricky Bonomo

Brown- 

Bucknell-

Buffalo-

Cal Poly- 

Cal Bakersfield- S Neal

Cal Fresno State- S Abbas

Campbell-

Central Michigan- C Cuningham

Citadel-

Clarion- W Schalles

Cleveland State-

Columbia-

Cornell- K Dake

Davidson-

Drexel-

Duke-K Dudziak

Eastern Michigan-

Edinboro- J Koshchek

Franklin & Marshall- B Brown

Gardner- Webb-

George Mason-

Harvard- J Jantzen

Hofstra- J Gallo

Illinois- IMar

Indiana- J Dubuque

Iowa- E Banach

Iowa State- Cael

Kent State- D Kilgore

Lehigh- M Caruso (DBurley)

Lock Haven-G Simons (C Kolat)

Maryland-

Michigan- M Churella

Michigan State- P Milkovitch (G Johnson)

Minnesota- C Konrad

Missouri- J Cox (B Askren)

Nebraska- JB

North Carolina State- Gwiz

North Carolina- TJ Jaworsky

North Dakota State-

Northern Colorado-

Northern Illinois-

Northern Iowa- Bill Koll

Northwestern- J Herbert

Ohio State- K Snyder

Ohio-

Oklahoma- M Schultz

Oklahoma State- Y Utake

Old Dominion-

Oregon State- L Gutches (Strobel/Bielenberg)

U Penn- M Valenti (B Slay)

Penn State- Ed Ruth

Pittsburgh- P Santoro (Peery Bros)

Princeton- G Parker

Purdue- 

Rider-

Rutgers- A Ashanault

Sacred Heart-P Zarinpour

South Dakota State- S Gross

Southern Illinois Edwardsville-

Stanford- M Gentry

Tennessee Chattanooga-

Air Force Academy-

U.S. Military Academy West Point- M Natvig

U. S. Naval Academy- P Blair

Utah Valley-

Virginia-

VMI-

Virginia Tech- D Carter

West Virginia- G Jones

WIsconsin-L Kemp

Wyoming-

Programs No Longer Active

Syracuse- G Mills

LSU- K Jackson

Kentucky-

Slippery Rock-

BYU-

Portland State- R Sanders

Toledo- Wojociechowski

Eastern Illinois-

Grand Valley State-

Miami (Ohio)-

Oregon-

UCLA- J Bohna

California (Pa)-

Oakland Michigan-

Morgan State-

Northern Michigan-

Southern Connecticut State-

Cal State Sacramento-

Central Florida-

Youngstown State-

Southwest Missouri-

Southern Illinois Carbondale-

Minnesota Morris- 

Temple - W Hyman

Indiana St - Bruce B

Many Others Sadly-

Just some guesses 

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I liked the Kellers, Fujita, Mike Sheets always gets brought up, but even though what Pat did was the biggest accomplishment of any OSU Wrestler, I believe the guys that have seen all the generations would give the nod to Uetake.  Roderick probably would.  John at his best was as good as anyone, but Uetake won his first of two consecutive Gold Medals in the Olympics, just after he was an undefeated sophomore at OSU.

 

Man, a lot of great hammers that I hadn't thought about for years.  I started watching just after Uetake, but I know some old Cowboys that say John was similar in the way that you just really had no doubt when he was at his best..  Gable had a cult following like I've never seen.  I say this as an Oklahoman, Dan Gable had a swell of interest at a Nation wide level that none of the others brought, in my opinion.  He freaking broke guys in the 8 minute era, in just a brutal display of physical grinding.   Cael was probably even better.  He would get my vote, but it would be damned close.  Tommy Brands, Royce Alger, Lincoln Mac, Randy Lewis, the Banachs, shoot a lot of those Hawkeyes at their best, were just freakin hammerts. 

 

These guys Cael is putting out now are about as dominant as I've seen.  If Taylor and Dake both win World Gold in the future, I will take Taylor as the goat from PSU, but only if he and the only guy in the country that could touch him both succeed nicely at the next level.

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As far as Ohio State goes, Logan Stieber is the obvious choice.  But Kevin Randleman was arguably the greater talent.  Stieber came from a fantastic family with a tough but loving and fair-minded father to guide his career.  Randleman grew up on the streets and had a rough childhood which included being molested. Had Randleman been able to hold it together academically and get involved in international wrestling, he could have been a world champion.  As great as he was--a 2x NCAA champ and an early UFC star--he could have been even better.  RIP to "The Monster."

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As far as Ohio State goes, Logan Stieber is the obvious choice.  But Kevin Randleman was arguably the greater talent.  Stieber came from a fantastic family with a tough but loving and fair-minded father to guide his career.  Randleman grew up on the streets and had a rough childhood which included being molested. Had Randleman been able to hold it together academically and get involved in international wrestling, he could have been a world champion.  As great as he was--a 2x NCAA champ and an early UFC star--he could have been even better.  RIP to "The Monster."

RIP

 

Great man

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I'll take a stab at a few Ohio schools not located in Columbus

 

Cleveland State - Tony DiGiovanni, Dan Carcelli, or Dave Zahoransky

 

Kent State - Dustin Kilgore, Ian Miller, Don Horning

 

Ohio University - Jake Percival, Harry Houska, Dwight Gardner

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As far as Ohio State goes, Logan Stieber is the obvious choice.  But Kevin Randleman was arguably the greater talent.  Stieber came from a fantastic family with a tough but loving and fair-minded father to guide his career.  Randleman grew up on the streets and had a rough childhood which included being molested. Had Randleman been able to hold it together academically and get involved in international wrestling, he could have been a world champion.  As great as he was--a 2x NCAA champ and an early UFC star--he could have been even better.  RIP to "The Monster."

As great as Logan is I think the choice has to be Snyder.  What he has done while in college is unprecedented.  But what a great argument for Ohio St to have to debate.  

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As far as Ohio State goes, Logan Stieber is the obvious choice.  But Kevin Randleman was arguably the greater talent.  Stieber came from a fantastic family with a tough but loving and fair-minded father to guide his career.  Randleman grew up on the streets and had a rough childhood which included being molested. Had Randleman been able to hold it together academically and get involved in international wrestling, he could have been a world champion.  As great as he was--a 2x NCAA champ and an early UFC star--he could have been even better.  RIP to "The Monster."

I know a lot of people would pick Steiber, but I'd pick Snyder.  He'll probably end up as a 3 timer, 4x finalist and most importantly, a 2x World and 1x Olympic champion while still in college.

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The first one was a joke. You missed my post wealthier about it.

 

The second one warrants debate. I thought about putting Uetake but Smith does have the four titles which matters a lot I’m Amy best ever discussion (I I get Uetake was not beaten and couldn’t get 4) and in general it’s hard for me to go too far back in time because the sport is so much tougher now. I wouldn’t argue with Uetake though.

Uetake won Olympic Gold while still on the team at OSU.

As a Grad Assistent he would get very frustrated with the wrestlers who couldn't even keep up with his drills and warmups.

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Here's my first crack at it:

 

Arizona State- Mollica / St. John

Bloomsburg- Bonomo

Cal Bakersfield- Stephen Neal

Cal Fresno State- Stephen Abas

Clarion- Kurt Angle

Cornell- Kyle Dake

 

Edinboro – AJ Schopp

Illinois- Martinez

Indiana- Joe Dubuque

 

Iowa- Tom Brands / Barry Davis

 

Iowa State- Sanderson / Gable

 

Lock Haven- Cary Kolat

Michigan- Mark Churella

Minnesota- Tony Nelson / Konrad / Hahn

Missouri- Askren / Cox

 

Nebraska- Burroughs

 

North Carolina State- Gwiazdowski

 

North Carolina- TJ Jaworsky

 

Northwestern- Herbert

Ohio State- Stieber

 

Oklahoma- Mark Schultz

Oklahoma State- Pat/John Smith

 

Oregon State- Gutches

U Penn- Valenti

 

Penn State- Taylor / Retherford 

Pittsburgh- Carlton Haselrig

 

West Virginia- Greg Jones

WIsconsin- Lee Kemp

 

 

 

Programs No Longer Active

 

Clemson – Sammie Henson

 

LSU- Kevin Jackson

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Here's my first crack at it:

 

Arizona State- Mollica / St. John

Bloomsburg- Bonomo

Cal Bakersfield- Stephen Neal

Cal Fresno State- Stephen Abas

Clarion- Kurt Angle

Cornell- Kyle Dake

 

Edinboro – AJ Schopp

Illinois- Martinez

Indiana- Joe Dubuque

 

Iowa- Tom Brands / Barry Davis

 

Iowa State- Sanderson / Gable

 

Lock Haven- Cary Kolat

Michigan- Mark Churella

Minnesota- Tony Nelson / Konrad / Hahn

Missouri- Askren / Cox

 

Nebraska- Burroughs

 

North Carolina State- Gwiazdowski

 

North Carolina- TJ Jaworsky

 

Northwestern- Herbert

Ohio State- Stieber

 

Oklahoma- Mark Schultz

Oklahoma State- Pat/John Smith

 

Oregon State- Gutches

U Penn- Valenti

 

Penn State- Taylor / Retherford 

 

Pittsburgh- Carlton Haselrig

 

West Virginia- Greg Jones

WIsconsin- Lee Kemp

 

 

 

Programs No Longer Active

 

Colorado – Dean Lahr

 

Clemson – Sammie Henson

 

LSU- Kevin Jackson

 

Adding Lahr of Colorado-Boulder

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