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Well, I thought about making this a thing...however,

as i began to go through my state, Nebraska.. holy cow. its hard to choose

most teams didn't really exist until the 60's 

I dont know enough about the early teams from the 30's, there weren't very many teams

omaha south, Omaha tech and Omaha central ruled the early days

 

Coaches

Norm Manstedt, Clarks,HighPlains

Brad Hildebrandt, Omaha Skutt

Curlee Alexander, Omaha North

Chuck Deter, Gering

Gaylen Kamrath, David City

Dale Bonge, Albion, Boone Central

John Ganser, Sidney

Lanny Neese, Columbus

Charlie Sheretz, Columbus

Mike Denney, UNO (now at Maryville)

Marc Bauer, UNK

Beau Haizlip, Omaha South

Vern Ekfelt, Omaha Central, North

omaha tech coach from 30-40's

omaha central coach 

 

Wrestlers

Herb Reese, Omaha Central 1st 4 timer, leading pioneer in Nebraska heart surgery

Fred Brown, Omaha Tech 2nd 4timer

Joe Scarpello, Central, 3x champ, wrestled at Iowa 2x ncaa champ, alternate for Olyteam 48, tag team champ w/ vern gagne

Jim Rashke, Omaha North, UNL, bronze at 63 worlds, 64 Oly team member, Baron Von Rashke

Brad Vering, Howells 3x champ,UNL NCAA champ, world silver 07, oly team 04, 08

Craig Brester, Howells, 2x champ, UNL, 2x NCAA runner-up, 3x AA

Jason Dethlefs, Bennington 3x champ 4x finalist

Jeremy Eckley, Sidney, 3x champ,  amazing upset as a sophomore of the senior dethlefs

Kasey Kohl, Skutt, 4x champ, the catalyst of the dynasty 

Rudy Glur, Columbus. 3x champ

Donny and Kenny Nordhues, Greeley, 4x champs

Brett Algood, Bennington, 4x Champ, UNK, ncaa champ

Todd Meneely, Skutt, 4x champ, UNO, ncaa champ

Dan Brand, Bellevue, didn't wrestle in high school(was a bball player, made frosh squad at UNL), was an avg college wrestler at UNL, bronze at 64 olympics

 

 

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1 hour ago, GockeS said:

Well, I thought about making this a thing...however,

as i began to go through my state, Nebraska.. holy cow. its hard to choose

most teams didn't really exist until the 60's 

I dont know enough about the early teams from the 30's, there weren't very many teams

omaha south, Omaha tech and Omaha central ruled the early days

 

Coaches

Norm Manstedt, Clarks,HighPlains

Brad Hildebrandt, Omaha Skutt

Curlee Alexander, Omaha North

Chuck Deter, Gering

Gaylen Kamrath, David City

Dale Bonge, Albion, Boone Central

John Ganser, Sidney

Lanny Neese, Columbus

Charlie Sheretz, Columbus

Mike Denney, UNO (now at Maryville)

Marc Bauer, UNK

Beau Haizlip, Omaha South

Vern Ekfelt, Omaha Central, North

omaha tech coach from 30-40's

omaha central coach 

 

Wrestlers

Herb Reese, Omaha Central 1st 4 timer, leading pioneer in Nebraska heart surgery

Fred Brown, Omaha Tech 2nd 4timer

Joe Scarpello, Central, 3x champ, wrestled at Iowa 2x ncaa champ, alternate for Olyteam 48, tag team champ w/ vern gagne

Jim Rashke, Omaha North, UNL, bronze at 63 worlds, 64 Oly team member, Baron Von Rashke

Brad Vering, Howells 3x champ,UNL NCAA champ, world silver 07, oly team 04, 08

Jason Dethlefs, Bennington 3x champ 4x finalist

Jeremy Eckley, Sidney, 3x champ,  amazing upset as a sophomore of the senior dethlefs

Kasey Kohl, Skutt, 4x champ, the catalyst of the dynasty 

Rudy Glur, Columbus. 3x champ

Donny and Kenny Nordhues, Greeley, 4x champs

Brett Algood, Bennington, 4x Champ, UNK, ncaa champ

Todd Meneely, Skutt, 4x champ, UNO, ncaa champ

Dan Brand, Bellevue, didn't wrestle in high school(was a bball player, made frosh squad at UNL), was an avg college wrestler at UNL, bronze at 64 olympics

 

 

Gilman won 4 titles at Skutt right? Does he not count because he's technically from Iowa?

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8 minutes ago, boconnell said:

Texas would have a pretty good one from the last 20 years considering we aren't great at wrestling.

Slay, Dlagnev, Lawal, Nickal.  

There is little depth if we tried for even 6 or 8 names but that's a pretty good 4.

At least you kept it to 4, unlike OP.

Illinois:

FS: Joe Williams_____ <-------that's the big gap, Sean Bormet? Tony Douglas?

GR: Current world team is a good start :D but little to choose from when it comes to World accolades :(

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Assuming we are only picking four, Ohio's might be:

Lee Kemp---Ohio's most accomplished international competitor

Logan Stieber--One of the finest preps in US history and an accomplished international competitor

Bobby Douglas--Accomplished competitor and ground breaking collegiate coach including an NCAA title at Arizona State and the finest collegiate competitor in history, Cael Sanderson

Mike Milkovich--Most influential prep coach in Ohio history and certainly one of the finest in the nation during his era.  

 

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New Jersey-   First two are set.  Bruce Baumgartner and Jordan Burroughs.   Gene Mills, 2x ncaa champ, 4xAA, Olympian and unscored  upon at Tbilisi Tournament,  Steve Mocco , 2x ncaa champ, 4 time finalist, Olympian.  Other olympians and NCAA champs to consider.  Mike Frick,  Chris Campbell, Darryl Burley, Damian Hahn, Don Pritzlaff, James Green, Frank Molinaro etc. 

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Maryland

Kyle Snyder (3x World/Olympic champ, 3x NCAA champ, 1x World silver, Jr World champ)
Helen Maroulis (3x World/Olympic champ, 5x World medalist)
Lloyd "Butch" Keaser (World champ, Olympic silver, 2x NCAA AA)
Kelly Ward (NCAA champ, 3x NCAA finalist)

Others: Rico Chiapparelli (NCAA champ, 3x NCAA AA, Sr US Open champ), Pat Downey (WTT / Final X champ, NCAA AA, Jr World silver), Bill Simpson (NCAA champ), Mack Lewnes (3x NCAA AA (2nd, 4th, 4th))

Toss-up between Ward and Chiapparelli for the final spot.

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Wisconsin:

Freestyle: Ben and John Peterson, Andy Rein, Russ Hellickson

Greco:  Hall, Lowney, Provisor, Gruenwald/Theilke

College:  Ringer, Askren, Conrad, Hartung 

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Somebody help me with Georgia....I’ve got Chris Rodriguez(NCAA Runner up,then Peter Yates (2x AA), then there are a bunch of one time AAs We should have a Champion within the next 4-8 years. Our youth program and HS has some studs coming through the pipeline.

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I'll take a stab at it.

Henry Cejudo

Eric Larkin

Curly Culp 

Anthony Robles

Robles not because he isn't a good wrestler, because he was, but because he was such a high profile athlete while chasing his NCAA title.  We've had other guys who were better credentialed in high school and college come through here, Shawn Charles, Thom Ortiz, Eddie Urbano, but Robles had a lot of media attention and was a real inspiration to a lot of people. 

Coaches, I'll go both HS and college. College not necessarily from here but coached here since we've had a lot of high school coaches who aren't from here too.

HS:

Bobby DeBerry

Dennis Pirch

Don Klostreich

Tom Wokasch

College:

Bobby Douglas

Zeke Jones

Lee Roy Smith

Ted Brinderhoff

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8 hours ago, de4856 said:

California

Dave Schultz, and Mark Schultz, Jake Varner, Henry Cejudo, and a fifth bust would be Stephen Abas. 

Cejudo’s from Arizona. Moved out of CA when he was 6.

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Indiana has very little international success, so it limits us to pretty much HS and college.

Angel Escobedo

Andrew Howe

They are the top 2.  The next two could be any of the following:

Reece Humphrey

Sarah Hildebrandt (world silver)

Nick Lee (depends how he finishes up)

Jason Tsirtsis

Kelvin Jackson (NCAA champ at Mich st)

Alex Tsirtsis

Brayton Lee and Mason Parris could throw themselves in the mix in the next 3-4 years

One to keep an eye on just finished his freshman year in HS, Jesse Mendez, currently ranked #2 in the country in his weight class and made the world team this year.  He has a chance to be one of Indiana's best ever.

 

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12 minutes ago, wildcatfan1992 said:

Indiana has very little international success, so it limits us to pretty much HS and college.

Kayla Miracle hopefully will be adding to Indiana’s Senior level success on the women’s side soon.  She’s had some solid success at the lower levels and finally broke onto the Senior level team this year.

 

In a couple more years Alara Boyd maybe another one to look for on the women’s team.  She’s making her way through the junior level now. 

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11 hours ago, RajaThaiKnee said:

Somebody help me with Georgia....I’ve got Chris Rodriguez(NCAA Runner up,then Peter Yates (2x AA), then there are a bunch of one time AAs We should have a Champion within the next 4-8 years. Our youth program and HS has some studs coming through the pipeline.

Yes, Georgia, Texas, Colorado are growing stronger each year. 

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Maryland
Kyle Snyder (3x World/Olympic champ, 3x NCAA champ, 1x World silver, Jr World champ)
Helen Maroulis (3x World/Olympic champ, 5x World medalist)
Lloyd "Butch" Keaser (World champ, Olympic silver, 2x NCAA AA)
Kelly Ward (NCAA champ, 3x NCAA finalist)

Others: Rico Chiapparelli (NCAA champ, 3x NCAA AA, Sr US Open champ), Pat Downey (WTT / Final X champ, NCAA AA, Jr World silver), Bill Simpson (NCAA champ), Mack Lewnes (3x NCAA AA (2nd, 4th, 4th))
Toss-up between Ward and Chiapparelli for the final spot.


Ward vs. Chiapparelli is not a toss-up at all. Frankly, it’s not even close.

Ward had a 91% college win percentage (126-10-2) while Chiapparelli’s was 84% (111-21), with more than 2x as many losses as Ward. Over half of Ward’s losses were to an all-timer in Lee Kemp (and one of his ties too). 3x finalist vs 1x finalist. Ward was also undefeated in High School (90-0).


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2 hours ago, wildcatfan1992 said:

Indiana has very little international success, so it limits us to pretty much HS and college.

Angel Escobedo

Andrew Howe

They are the top 2.  The next two could be any of the following:

Reece Humphrey

Sarah Hildebrandt (world silver)

Nick Lee (depends how he finishes up)

Jason Tsirtsis

Kelvin Jackson (NCAA champ at Mich st)

Alex Tsirtsis

Brayton Lee and Mason Parris could throw themselves in the mix in the next 3-4 years

One to keep an eye on just finished his freshman year in HS, Jesse Mendez, currently ranked #2 in the country in his weight class and made the world team this year.  He has a chance to be one of Indiana's best ever.

 

Doug Blubaugh and Shelby Wilson.... I mean they both coached in Indiana, can we take credit for that?

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12 hours ago, Plasmodium said:

Scribe, LI Marty, Lard Nelson, Stevo Poulin.

That’s pretty good. LI Marty is certainly an innovator. But I could see Dake, Yianni, and possibly Jessie Jantzen with me in George Washington position. 

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