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Do Athletic Directors not know how to do basic google searches?  Almost everything this guy has listed as an accomplishment seems to be totally fake.  Is my memory that bad or was this guy really winning US open 6x and placing at the world championships 2x?  I dont seem to remember him at all.  The story from the SID claims he was the head coach of ISU "club" during Kevin Jackson's tenure there.  Dude is blowing some serious smoke.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Wesley_(wrestler)

 

https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/22109?fbclid=IwAR3B-75v97wB8c0ha3V_MDBmuIRm6KJs52R8pJ14d5VwYXhU90An1QnZm08

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That is a very detailed Wikipedia profile.  Not sure why someone would make up a 7th place finish at the Pat Shaw invitational in Guatemala, but you never know.

It does look like he was actually the club coach at ISU, which of course is totally separate from the NCAA team (although his son might’ve been on the actual roster for a couple years) - http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/iowa-state-wrestling-club-finishes-season-on-strong-note-at/article_702d955a-195c-11e7-9f2a-dfd17018fc62.html

 

But apparently he also coached a HS team in California during the same time he was coaching the club team at ISU? - https://www.kcra.com/article/high-school-coach-rebuilds-wrestling-program-leads-team-to-success/8974746

 

BTW, looks like Northwest Tech (which I’d never heard of before this post) is in the NJCAA anyway, so it’s not like he got a high profile job.

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Do Athletic Directors not know how to do basic google searches?  Almost everything this guy has listed as an accomplishment seems to be totally fake.  Is my memory that bad or was this guy really winning US open 6x and placing at the world championships 2x?  I dont seem to remember him at all.  The story from the SID claims he was the head coach of ISU "club" during Kevin Jackson's tenure there.  Dude is blowing some serious smoke.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Wesley_(wrestler)
 
https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/22109?fbclid=IwAR3B-75v97wB8c0ha3V_MDBmuIRm6KJs52R8pJ14d5VwYXhU90An1QnZm08
I think he coached the non NCAA "club" team. It's basically glorified intramurals.



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49 minutes ago, HokieHWT said:

I think the 6x golds in the 90s are team medals from Sunkist Kids. He didn’t actually win gold himself.

Correct those were years Sunkist won Greco as a team

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His son wrestled at ISU for a couple of/few years; 2 time CA State qualifier out of the Sacramento area.

He may have relocated to Ames during that time - which could be why he was coaching the club team?

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Just added: 

"Expert in Harry Potter Floo Powder in order to be both the present head coach at a high school in Sacramento, CA and the present head coach of Iowa State University of Science and Technology."

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27 minutes ago, Idaho said:

Just added: 

"Expert in Harry Potter Floo Powder in order to be both the present head coach at a high school in Sacramento, CA and the present head coach of Iowa State University of Science and Technology."

You got me! I went back to read this lol

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33 minutes ago, Fletcher said:

I don't think you know what "smoke show" means.

[Goes back to feed of Instagram models].

I might be older than you.  Until recently, smoke show was when a dude would burnout his tires and create a "smoke show", which looked very close to this guys resume.  A lot of smoke being blown with these half truths.

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Anyone nominate that page for deletion yet? I reckon he fails criteria b. 

"Credible claim of significance" is a two-part test: credible and significant. A good mental test is to consider each part discretely:

a) is this reasonably plausible?

b) assuming this were true, would this (or something that "this" might plausibly imply) cause a person to be notable? Or, in line with point 6 above, does it give plausible indications that research might well discover notability?

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Northwest Tech is interesting because they always have a ton of Mongolian wrestlers for some reason.  They really scrap, but are of course just learning folkstyle at what the folks in Goodland like to call the "Harvard of Sherman County"

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