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Seeing Tariq Wilson come out of nowhere at NCAA's this year, I can't help but wonder how high the ceiling is for this kid. Seems like he can take down anyone with his length, and with some more fine tuning I am excited to see how well he can do in the future. Watching him take Gross down 5 times (I'm still disappointed he couldn't finish the 6th in OT) and then dominate Pletcher in the 3rd place match, the future is looking really bright for NC State with him and Hidlay in the fold for another 3 seasons.

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If you place 3rd at nationals, you're a superstar already.

 

This

 

Disagree.  Yes, you are better than 99.9% of people who wrestle, but that would be kind of like calling everyone in the NBA or NFL a superstar.  Yes, they are better than almost everyone, but they are not Lebron or Tom Brady.  

 

OP is clearly asking whether Tariq, who has improved exponentially over the past season, can continue on that trajectory and become a truly dominant wrestler/superstar.  If so, it wouldn't be the first time (Burroughs and Gabe Dean are two that come to mind). 

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What happened in Tariq's Sr. year of HS?  His bio shows him placing in the his freshman through junior year, but nothing for his Sr. year.

 

 

Steubenville (2, E, D2 Claymont, D2 Steubenville, Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, 250)

Tariq Wilson - Steubenville (12) (16:2-126-2nd)(15:2-120-2nd)(14:2-113-2nd)(13:2-106-6th)

WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ 1 D`Emilio, Damian - Genoa (12) (16:3-126-2nd)(14:3-106-Q) Win D 10-3

WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ 2 Riegel, Jake - Wyoming Seminary [PA] (11) Win F 3:03

WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ Qtr Warner, Tyler - Claymont (12) (16:2-120-3rd)(15:2-120-1st)(14:2-106-1st)(13:2-106-1st) Win D 7-5

WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ Semi Guillen, Mario - Perrysburg (12) (16:1-126-1st)(15:1-120-3rd)(14:1-113-3rd)(13:1-106-5th) Win M 9-1

WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 1st Place Final Matthews, Cole - Reynolds [PA] (10) Win D 8-6

Hoover 12/18/2015 126 Champ 2 Sommers, Chase - Lake (Uniontown) (11) (16:1-120-Q) Win T 20-5

Hoover 12/18/2015 126 Champ Qtr Wissel, Ryan - Highland (Medina) (10) Win T 21-6

Hoover 12/18/2015 126 Champ Semi Gerback, Errik - Marlington (11) (16:2-126-8th) Win M 20-7

Hoover 12/18/2015 126 1st Place Final Oblock, Matt - Canon McMillan [PA] (11) Win D 13-6

OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ 1 Glenn, Jaden - Oak Glen [WV] (10) Win F 1:07

OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ 2 Risley, Dylan - Harrison Central (10) Win F 0:14

OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ Qtr Kuneff, Mason - Bridgeport (9) Win T 23-5

OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ Semi Kahl, Josh - Shadyside (11) Win F 0:38

OVAC 01/15/2016 126 1st Place Final Henson, Jackson - University [WV] (10) Win M 18-10

Dual Meet 01/21/2016 126 Dual Meet Martsolf, Dustin - Beaver (12) Win F 2:00

StateDualsD2 01/27/2016 126 Reg Rd 2 Wukelic, Mitch - Indian Creek (9) Win F 0:24

StateDualsD2 01/27/2016 126 Reg Qtr Curry, Skyler - Alliance (10) Win F 1:07

Dual Meet 01/30/2016 126 Dual Meet Dickerson, Trevin - St Johns Jesuit (12) Win F 1:56

StateDualsD2 02/03/2016 126 Reg Semi Lane, Jaret - Carrollton (9) Win F 1:15

StateDualsD2 02/03/2016 126 Reg Final Golec, Chandler - Claymont (11) (16:2-126-5th)(15:2-132-Q)(14:2-132-Q) Win T 22-5

StateDualsD2 02/14/2016 126 State Qtr Demeropolis, Luke - Ross (Hamilton) (9) Win F 0:57

StateDualsD2 02/14/2016 126 State Semi Campbell, Gage - Wauseon (12) Win F 3:34

SectD2Steubenville 02/19/2016 126 Champ Qtr Garabrandt, Tristin - New Philadelphia (11) Win F 0:48

SectD2Steubenville 02/19/2016 126 Champ Semi Giffen, Mitchell - Indian Valley (12) Win T 28-12

SectD2Steubenville 02/19/2016 126 1st Place Final Allison, Josiah - West Holmes (12) Win T 28-13

DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 Champ 1 Anthony, Jordan - Buckeye Valley (12) Win F 3:28

DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 Champ Qtr Golec, Chandler - Claymont (11) (16:2-126-5th)(15:2-132-Q)(14:2-132-Q) Win D 7-2

DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 Champ Semi Ratliff, Austin - New Lexington (12) Win F 1:31

DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 1st Place Final Stewart, Tyliq - Whitehall Yearling (11) (16:2-126-Q) Win Forfeit

StateD2 03/03/2016 126 Champ 1 Skleres, Mitchell - Lake Catholic (11) (16:2-126-Q)(14:3-113-Q) Win F 1:07

StateD2 03/04/2016 126 Champ Qtr Nash, Charlie - Norwalk (12) (16:2-126-6th)(15:2-113-4th)(14:2-106-8th) Win M 14-4

StateD2 03/04/2016 126 Champ Semi Beltran, Rosendo - Central Catholic (12) (16:2-126-4th)(15:2-126-Q)(14:2-120-Q) Win D 8-5

StateD2 03/05/2016 126 1st Place Final Moore, Mitch - Graham (10) (16:2-126-1st)(15:2-113-1st) Loss D 5-3

Record 32-1 (32-1 overall)

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I cant help but to think his leverage will be nullified by some of the best next year after scouting him better. Nothing against the kid or the program, It's just history has proven his body type at the lightest weights hasn't been the most successful. Lizak for instance was never going to win an NCAA title even with his length and "backpack" gig. He had a great tournament, his quickness is far from legendary however. 

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Cliff notes please!

Steubenville (2, E, D2 Claymont, D2 Steubenville, Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, 250)
Tariq Wilson - Steubenville (12) (16:2-126-2nd)(15:2-120-2nd)(14:2-113-2nd)(13:2-106-6th)
WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ 1 D`Emilio, Damian - Genoa (12) (16:3-126-2nd)(14:3-106-Q) Win D 10-3
WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ 2 Riegel, Jake - Wyoming Seminary [PA] (11) Win F 3:03
WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ Qtr Warner, Tyler - Claymont (12) (16:2-120-3rd)(15:2-120-1st)(14:2-106-1st)(13:2-106-1st) Win D 7-5
WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 Champ Semi Guillen, Mario - Perrysburg (12) (16:1-126-1st)(15:1-120-3rd)(14:1-113-3rd)(13:1-106-5th) Win M 9-1
WalshIronman 12/11/2015 126 1st Place Final Matthews, Cole - Reynolds [PA] (10) Win D 8-6
Hoover 12/18/2015 126 Champ 2 Sommers, Chase - Lake (Uniontown) (11) (16:1-120-Q) Win T 20-5
Hoover 12/18/2015 126 Champ Qtr Wissel, Ryan - Highland (Medina) (10) Win T 21-6
Hoover 12/18/2015 126 Champ Semi Gerback, Errik - Marlington (11) (16:2-126-8th) Win M 20-7
Hoover 12/18/2015 126 1st Place Final Oblock, Matt - Canon McMillan [PA] (11) Win D 13-6
OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ 1 Glenn, Jaden - Oak Glen [WV] (10) Win F 1:07
OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ 2 Risley, Dylan - Harrison Central (10) Win F 0:14
OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ Qtr Kuneff, Mason - Bridgeport (9) Win T 23-5
OVAC 01/15/2016 126 Champ Semi Kahl, Josh - Shadyside (11) Win F 0:38
OVAC 01/15/2016 126 1st Place Final Henson, Jackson - University [WV] (10) Win M 18-10
Dual Meet 01/21/2016 126 Dual Meet Martsolf, Dustin - Beaver (12) Win F 2:00
StateDualsD2 01/27/2016 126 Reg Rd 2 Wukelic, Mitch - Indian Creek (9) Win F 0:24
StateDualsD2 01/27/2016 126 Reg Qtr Curry, Skyler - Alliance (10) Win F 1:07
Dual Meet 01/30/2016 126 Dual Meet Dickerson, Trevin - St Johns Jesuit (12) Win F 1:56
StateDualsD2 02/03/2016 126 Reg Semi Lane, Jaret - Carrollton (9) Win F 1:15
StateDualsD2 02/03/2016 126 Reg Final Golec, Chandler - Claymont (11) (16:2-126-5th)(15:2-132-Q)(14:2-132-Q) Win T 22-5
StateDualsD2 02/14/2016 126 State Qtr Demeropolis, Luke - Ross (Hamilton) (9) Win F 0:57
StateDualsD2 02/14/2016 126 State Semi Campbell, Gage - Wauseon (12) Win F 3:34
SectD2Steubenville 02/19/2016 126 Champ Qtr Garabrandt, Tristin - New Philadelphia (11) Win F 0:48
SectD2Steubenville 02/19/2016 126 Champ Semi Giffen, Mitchell - Indian Valley (12) Win T 28-12
SectD2Steubenville 02/19/2016 126 1st Place Final Allison, Josiah - West Holmes (12) Win T 28-13
DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 Champ 1 Anthony, Jordan - Buckeye Valley (12) Win F 3:28
DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 Champ Qtr Golec, Chandler - Claymont (11) (16:2-126-5th)(15:2-132-Q)(14:2-132-Q) Win D 7-2
DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 Champ Semi Ratliff, Austin - New Lexington (12) Win F 1:31
DistD2Claymont 02/26/2016 126 1st Place Final Stewart, Tyliq - Whitehall Yearling (11) (16:2-126-Q) Win Forfeit
StateD2 03/03/2016 126 Champ 1 Skleres, Mitchell - Lake Catholic (11) (16:2-126-Q)(14:3-113-Q) Win F 1:07
StateD2 03/04/2016 126 Champ Qtr Nash, Charlie - Norwalk (12) (16:2-126-6th)(15:2-113-4th)(14:2-106-8th) Win M 14-4
StateD2 03/04/2016 126 Champ Semi Beltran, Rosendo - Central Catholic (12) (16:2-126-4th)(15:2-126-Q)(14:2-120-Q) Win D 8-5
StateD2 03/05/2016 126 1st Place Final Moore, Mitch - Graham (10) (16:2-126-1st)(15:2-113-1st) Loss D 5-3
Record 32-1 (32-1 overall)

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Disagree. Yes, you are better than 99.9% of people who wrestle, but that would be kind of like calling everyone in the NBA or NFL a superstar. Yes, they are better than almost everyone, but they are not Lebron or Tom Brady.

 

OP is clearly asking whether Tariq, who has improved exponentially over the past season, can continue on that trajectory and become a truly dominant wrestler/superstar. If so, it wouldn't be the first time (Burroughs and Gabe Dean are two that come to mind).

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Disagree.  Yes, you are better than 99.9% of people who wrestle, but that would be kind of like calling everyone in the NBA or NFL a superstar.  Yes, they are better than almost everyone, but they are not Lebron or Tom Brady.  

 

OP is clearly asking whether Tariq, who has improved exponentially over the past season, can continue on that trajectory and become a truly dominant wrestler/superstar.  If so, it wouldn't be the first time (Burroughs and Gabe Dean are two that come to mind). 

 I disagree with this. If you'e the 3rd best player at your position in the NFL or NBA, you're  superstar and you're Better than 1 in 1000 people who play the sport.

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Disagree. Yes, you are better than 99.9% of people who wrestle, but that would be kind of like calling everyone in the NBA or NFL a superstar. Yes, they are better than almost everyone, but they are not Lebron or Tom Brady.

 

OP is clearly asking whether Tariq, who has improved exponentially over the past season, can continue on that trajectory and become a truly dominant wrestler/superstar. If so, it wouldn't be the first time (Burroughs and Gabe Dean are two that come to mind).

I dunno, I have been to dozens of wrestling camps and DI all American always gets attention. NCAA champion more so. Using societal norms only Burroughs and Snyder, or current wrestlers even get a nod. So does this mean they are not superstars? Actually, in the big picture of the sporting world it is exactly what it means.

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I'm a fan. Does he wrestle freestyle also?

Yes.

 

From an article in a hometown area newspaper last Spring:

 

“Wilson recently saw success on a national stage by taking part in the 2017 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. Entering the tournament, Wilson was placed on the watch list as one of the top redshirt wrestlers in the country.

 

Wilson, wrestling for the Wolfpack Wrestling Club, had a first-round bye before picking up wins over Vlad Kazakof of Nebraska Golden Eagles (14-3), Drake Foster of Wyoming Wrestling RTC (13-10), Chance Ikei of Unattached Arizona State (15-4) and Nick Farro of Lehigh University (12-0). Wilson had two losses in the tournament.

 

He said he was chosen to go to Las Vegas for a few reasons. First, the N.C. State coaches wanted to send student-athletes who put the student aspect of college athletics first.”

 

http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/sports/local-sports/2017/05/steubenville-grad-tariq-wilson-makes-mark-in-first-year-at-north-carolina-state/

 

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Disagree.  Yes, you are better than 99.9% of people who wrestle, but that would be kind of like calling everyone in the NBA or NFL a superstar.  

 

No, it's not. Being AA is a very select few, even less than "everyone in the NBA or NFL" also, arn't most professional players who make the pro-bowl/All-Star game or set team/individual records considered a superstar?  

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Was his success really due much to “his length”? Just seemed like he was really good technically on his feet.

 

 

Who else at 133 has his length/leverage ? I'm not saying his leverage is the only reason he had a SUPER weekend, but it clearly helped him succeed based on his style. He looked to be 3 inches taller than Gross who is pretty good size himself for the class. 

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Was his success really due much to “his length”? Just seemed like he was really good technically on his feet.

imo - his length and technical skills go hand in hand.  He used his length to his advantage.  

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