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What college produces the best freestylers?

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23 hours ago, Jimmy Cinnabon said:

It seems that Cornell the answer currently.  Yianni, Garrett, Dake are all top notch.

2nd place is probably Ohio State - Snyder, McKenna, Stieber (until recently).  3rd is probably a tie between Iowa, Nebraska, Mizzou and Ok State.  Gilman, Ramos, Eierman, Cox, Green, JB, Dierenger, etc.

The big question is why isn't PSU better....sure they have Taylor (pray he isn't severely hurt) but other than that no real freestyle studs.  Until recently Retherford seemed to be their best hope but Yianni is otherworldly.

Not trying to be a jerk, but your comments are ridiculous.  Have you only been following wrestling for the last four years?

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1 hour ago, klehner said:

By the way, Yianni has two world gold medals on the world stage (albeit at Cadet), and Garrett has made the US world team.

 

Doesn't count. Nice try, though.

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1 hour ago, ShakaAloha said:

Not trying to be a jerk, but your comments are ridiculous.  Have you only been following wrestling for the last four years?

He's a troll who spams anti-PSU posts. This one is one of his better efforts.

Edited by Katie

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3 hours ago, Katie said:

The NLWC produced Varner, Gomez, and Taylor — all senior world-level medalists.

those weren't the names mentioned.

I believe the names mentioned started with N

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Or we could try to address the question objectively.

Using https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Rankings/US-Senior-Rankings/FS/2018/April/13/TheMat-MFS-April-rankings for rankings, I made up a spread sheet with all 10 ranked guys from every class.  I awarded 10 points for a #1 ranking, 9 for #2, etc.  This may not be entirely fair, as it underrepresents lower ranked wrestlers, but I'm not a statistician and I don't really know any other way to proceed.  Adding everyone up, I came up with the following:

Penn State 73
Ohio State 64
Iowa 50
Oklahoma State 28
NC State 26
Cornell 25
Nebraska 25
D3 23
Minnesota 23
Missouri 21
Wisconsin 20
Illinois 17
Iowa State 17
Oklahoma 14
Arizona State 13
Northern Iowa 13
NAIA 11
Bloomsburg 9
No College 9
ND State 8
Rutgers 8
Lehigh 7
VA Tech 7
Northwestern 6
Boise State 5
Loch Haven 5
North Carolina 4
Maryland 3
Penn 3
Rider 3
SD State 3
Army West Point 2
Cal Poly 2
Northern Colorado 2
Michigan 1

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Please excuse omissions....don't have all that research time to do this right:

Iowa- Banach, Banach, Lewis, McIlravy, Brands, Brands, Penrith, Davis, McCann, Campbell,Zadick, Zadick, Alger- about 23 medals

Nebraska produced the Scherr Brothers, Jordan Burroughs and James Green. About 17 world level medals there.

Oklahoma- Schultz, Schultz, Hodge, Wells, Metzger 17 medals

Oklahoma State - Uetake, Smith, Smith, Blubaugh, Cross, Scott, Monday 16 medals

Iowa State- Jackson, Gable, Sanderson, Peterson, Carr, Taylor, Varner- 14 world medals right there.

Wisconsin had Rein, Hellickson, Kemp, Haines, Reinwand, Don Pritzlaff ( Two Tblisi championships in there as well)  10 medals

Indiana State- Baumgartner alone has what- 10 ?

 

Also, I'm not counting Tblisi, Jr World or Cadet World medals.

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36 minutes ago, BadgerMon said:

 

Iowa- Banach, Banach, Lewis, McIlravy, Brands, Brands, Penrith- about a  dozen

 

 

I'll forgive the omission, but must point out you left out  Barry Davis from the Iowa crew. More world level medals than most of those guys.     

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On 5/9/2019 at 6:23 PM, Mr. Peepers said:

Or we could try to address the question objectively.

Using https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Rankings/US-Senior-Rankings/FS/2018/April/13/TheMat-MFS-April-rankings for rankings, I made up a spread sheet with all 10 ranked guys from every class.  I awarded 10 points for a #1 ranking, 9 for #2, etc.  This may not be entirely fair, as it underrepresents lower ranked wrestlers, but I'm not a statistician and I don't really know any other way to proceed.  Adding everyone up, I came up with the following:

Penn State 73
Ohio State 64
Iowa 50
Oklahoma State 28
NC State 26
Cornell 25
Nebraska 25
D3 23
Minnesota 23
Missouri 21
Wisconsin 20
Illinois 17
Iowa State 17
Oklahoma 14
Arizona State 13
Northern Iowa 13
NAIA 11
Bloomsburg 9
No College 9
ND State 8
Rutgers 8
Lehigh 7
VA Tech 7
Northwestern 6
Boise State 5
Loch Haven 5
North Carolina 4
Maryland 3
Penn 3
Rider 3
SD State 3
Army West Point 2
Cal Poly 2
Northern Colorado 2
Michigan 1

i thought we were talking world level accomplishments.

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On ‎5‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 8:31 PM, GockeS said:

i thought we were talking world level accomplishments.

I wasn't aware that was the only criteria- I simply attempted to address the original question using some sort of objective information.  Feel free to ignore the national rankings- I have no dog in this fight and really don't care one way or the other. 

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On 5/10/2019 at 10:15 AM, KTG119 said:

I'll forgive the omission, but must point out you left out  Barry Davis from the Iowa crew. More world level medals than most of those guys.     

I found a few more! Look up :-)

 

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On 5/7/2019 at 7:17 PM, treep2000 said:

Snyder was Snyder before Ohio State.  tOSU just helped him evolve a bit, but he would have done what he did, regardless of school.

Tervel is only employed by one school.

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