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Iowa: Undisputed Portal Kings of College Wrestling

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6 minutes ago, TBar1977 said:

Lugo

DeSanto

Teasdale

Eireman

By a large amount, they'll get more NCAA points for Iowa than any transfers to any other schools.

If Renteria would have panned out, he could be included in that list.

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34 minutes ago, yonz_g said:

If Renteria would have panned out, he could be included in that list.

Not quite fair to make it that simple in his case. Take a look at his twitter if you want to see what his focus is

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4 minutes ago, bnwtwg said:

Not quite fair to make it that simple in his case. Take a look at his twitter if you want to see what his focus is

I'm aware of the situation and meant no offense. I've always been a fan of J-Rent and hope to see him on a D1 roster in the future. I just meant that he would have been included on that list of recent transfers, had it not been for outside/personal factors.

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46 minutes ago, yonz_g said:

If Renteria would have panned out, he could be included in that list.

Meh.  J-Rent initially committed to the Hawks, so it's a little different.  But either way, the point is valid, Iowa has benefited greatly from transfers.

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You know what... fair play to Brands.  

For someone that's so seemingly old school, he's been the most successful early adapter of the "portal era."  I would not have guessed that a few years ago.  

Iowa was already looking great next year... now they could be:

125) Lee
133) Teasdale
141) DeSanto
149) Eierman
157) Young
165) Marinelli / Brands
174) Kemerer / Brands
184) Assad / Brands
197) Warner
285) Cassioppi

Woof.  That is a salty lineup. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, TBar1977 said:

Lugo

DeSanto

Teasdale

Eireman

By a large amount, they'll get more NCAA points for Iowa than any transfers to any other schools. Amiright?

A bit ironic considering how much Iowa fans complain about transfers and recruiting by other teams.  I doubt many of those complainers will be ranting against Eireman coming to Carver.

Edited by Jimmy Cinnabon

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9 minutes ago, Jimmy Cinnabon said:

Iowa is powered by PA guys and transfers.  Makes you wonder about the quality of Iowa homegrown wrestlers.

Right now? Its dog crap and it has been for the last 10 years or so. I keep hearing that its coming back with the next middle school class, but then the kids get in high school and few compete on the national stage.

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6 minutes ago, wrestlingnerd said:

Who cares? A transfer is still a student-athlete. If Eierman wins an NCAA title for Iowa or helps Iowa win a title as a team, neither is less valuable because Eierman previously wrestled at Mizzou.

That is right, but this is relevant to the debate in which state produces the best wrestlers.  The fact that a powerhouse like Iowa is primarily powered by Pennsylvania guys is notable.

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34 minutes ago, Jimmy Cinnabon said:

That is right, but this is relevant to the debate in which state produces the best wrestlers.  The fact that a powerhouse like Iowa is primarily powered by Pennsylvania guys is notable.

According to Statista.com US High School wrestling participation has dropped 9.3% from 2009-2010 to the 2018-2019 season even with a significant increase in female participation.  

 According to FLO(2015-2016 season), PA had the 6th highest amount of wrestlers competing in High School, while Iowa is 17.  That doesn't even account for the significant difference in population for each state.

Another interesting tidbit is that 30 of the 50 states have decreased in numbers since 2006-2007.

Of the 20 that increased most are extremely minimal excepting a hand full, including PA.  Meanwhile Iowa participation dropped 11%(7313 to 6512).

 

States that have increased since 2006:

Texas 6674 to 11327-----by far the largest increase in both raw numbers and percentage(excluding 0-25 which was DC).

PA 8946 to 9780 for an increase of 9.3%.  So they coincidentally increased the exact percentage the entire country decreased.

NJ 8933 to 9070

FL 8269 to 8297

GA 7275 to 8171

MN 7957 to 8135

CO 4828 to 5052

SC 4114 to 4763

TN 3739 to 3904

OK 2500 to 3785

UT 2995 to 3421

Al 1940 to 2719

NV 2240 to 2420

ID 2325 to 2392

LA 1224 to 1725

NM 1488 to 1608

AK 126 to 1469

WY 1078 to 1153

AR 0 to 839

DC 0 to 25

Missisippi is the only state that doesn't sponsor wrestling but  still listed 19 and then 25.

 

Edited by MSU158

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1 hour ago, VakAttack said:

Meh.  J-Rent initially committed to the Hawks, so it's a little different.  But either way, the point is valid, Iowa has benefited greatly from transfers.

As did Teasdale. (sorry for the repeat post)

Edited by AHamilton

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27 minutes ago, unbiased said:

Ever meet an Iowan.

Pretty much every "educated" Iowa wrestling fan knows PA is where you need to go to get top HS talent.  Even HR has almost unanimously come around to that fact.  Some may still argue the "per capita" argument, but they won't deny that PA has an overwhelming amount of DI ready talent and has consistently proven that with AA, Finalist and Champion results.

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