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What are the best universities in USA to study and wrestle? Can you study in american college and represent your own country at the junior/senior level? Is there any age limit to get into an American college?

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The best universities to study and wrestle are in the NCWA division. You cannot take courses and represent your country, you must represent your school only. This means that you school must qualify a position for the Olympics or the world championships, which is rarely if ever done. To get into American colleges, you must be at least 12, but younger than 30, unless you want to go to Penn State. But they aren't very good anyways. 

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1 hour ago, ptz305 said:

 You cannot take courses and represent your country, you must represent your school only.

But school competes only inside US, right? Also college wrestling is not freestyle its american wrestling rules? Is it 100% if you take courses you can not wrestle in freestyle abroad? Would be nice to study/train in USA and be able to compete freestyle abroad.

 

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9 minutes ago, buckshot1969 said:

You can wrestle in college and wrestle freestyle for your country abroad. Stevan Micic and Miles Amine are two current examples.

They wrestle abroad at the same time they wrestle in college? Maybe they finished school and then started wrestling abroad?

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29 minutes ago, Grimo said:

But school competes only inside US, right? Also college wrestling is not freestyle its american wrestling rules? Is it 100% if you take courses you can not wrestle in freestyle abroad? Would be nice to study/train in USA and be able to compete freestyle abroad.

 

Pay not attention to ptz's response, everything in it is false.  You can absolutely study at american university and represent your country.  Michigan currently has two athletes, in school, and already qualified and representing other countries in this year's Olympics.  They are Americans with foreign heritage.  There have also been foreigners compete and study in American college but represented their country in international competition.  And yes wrestling in college here in the states is a different style and rule set than international wrestling.

The link below is locations of Regional Training Centers listed under USA Wrestling.  The majority of the RTC's are attached to a university program in some way.  This may be a good place to start researching and seeing if there are any that may fit.

 

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Team-USA/Regional-Training-Centers/Locations

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2 minutes ago, Lurker said:

Pay not attention to ptz's response, everything in it is false.  You can absolutely study at american university and represent your country.  Michigan currently has two athletes, in school, and already qualified and representing other countries in this year's Olympics.  They are Americans with foreign heritage.  There have also been foreigners compete and study in American college but represented their country in international competition.  And yes wrestling in college here in the states is a different style and rule set than international wrestling.

Thats really good! Thanks a lot!

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3 minutes ago, Boompa said:

I don't really know how the financial aid packages work for foreign students but if you can get in, any Ivy is the way to go.

what is ivy? I hope if you have some good results on international level (european, world), you can get schoolarship. Cadet age group.

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5 hours ago, Grimo said:

They wrestle abroad at the same time they wrestle in college? Maybe they finished school and then started wrestling abroad?

They aren't this year but theoretically they could be. Kyle Snyder wrestled for Team USA and competed in college at the same time. Many wrestlers this year are wrestling modified schedules in the hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.

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American schools don’t give scholarships, per se, for freestyle results. If you’ve never wrestled folk style (American style) you might have a hard time securing money to study based on international freestyle results. Now if you’re a Cadet World champ, a school might take a shot but scholarships are year to year so if you don’t pan out in folk style you’ll lose your scholarship.

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6 hours ago, MonagFam said:

A similar discussion took place in the International section which may have some additional information for you:

http://board.themat.com/index.php?/topic/22545-how-to-get-a-shollarship-for-wrestling-when-i-live-in-germany-at-age-19/

 

Thanks a lot. What is the difference between community college and normal colleges like cornell, stanford?

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Just now, Grimo said:

Thanks a lot. What is the difference between community college and normal colleges like cornell, stanford?

Communtiy colleges are two year programs where basically you get your first few semesters of general education credits out of the way.  They are much cheaper.  The community college route is two years there then transfer to a larger university.

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1 minute ago, Lurker said:

Communtiy colleges are two year programs where basically you get your first few semesters of general education credits out of the way.  They are much cheaper.  The community college route is two years there then transfer to a larger university.

Can you start wrestling with community college and than transfer lets say to cornell?

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1 minute ago, Grimo said:

Can you start wrestling with community college and than transfer lets say to cornell?

 You can, but it is not a likely scenario.  Cornell has pretty high admissions standards and you're not typically going to see a community college transfer into an Ivy League school.  There are exceptions, it is just far from the norm.  

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24 minutes ago, Grimo said:

You have colleges that are in NCAA and colleges that are in Ivy leage? Is it a same leage or two different?

The NCAA is an organization that governs the majority of collegiate athletics. They have three divisions, with Division 1 being the highest level and the one that is referred to almost exclusively on this forum. Within NCAA Division 1, there are multiple conferences or leauges (Big 10, Ivy League, Big 12, Pac 12, etc.) of schools that regularly compete against each other. The Ivy league schools all have among the highest academic standards in the United States. The Big 10 is the toughest wrestling conference.

As for scholarships, due to our laws, wrestling has very few. The maximum funding a program can give out for wrestling is equal to 9.9 full scholarships. This allotment of funding is often divided among individuals and an individual getting a "full ride" (all of their school costs covered) for wrestling is not common. Some schools, like Cornell, don't give any athletic scholarships.

It would be unlikely for someone from outside of the US to be given a scholarship for wrestling at a Division 1 school, which is why many are recommending smaller schools in other divisions. The academic standards may also be less stringent at some of these schools (though some D1 schools are pretty easy to get into).

21 hours ago, Grimo said:

Why no good?

He is giving you a hard time. Penn State has been the best college wrestling program over the past 10 years.

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23 minutes ago, Grimo said:

You have colleges that are in NCAA and colleges that are in Ivy leage? Is it a same leage or two different?

Others will know way more than me,  but most colleges or conferences (collection of colleges that make their own sub league within say the NFL) have different enrollment criteria.  So it may be harder to meet certain academic standards for Cornell than say Wyoming (don't kill me Cowboys fans as I could be wrong).    

 

Skip mine and just look at the one above me...:)

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19 minutes ago, Crotalus said:

The NCAA is an organization that governs the majority of collegiate athletics. They have three divisions, with Division 1 being the highest level and the one that is referred to almost exclusively on this forum. Within NCAA Division 1, there are multiple conferences or leauges (Big 10, Ivy League, Big 12, Pac 12, etc.) of schools that regularly compete against each other. The Ivy league schools all have among the highest academic standards in the United States. The Big 10 is the toughest wrestling conference.

As for scholarships, due to our laws, wrestling has very few. The maximum funding a program can give out for wrestling is equal to 9.9 full scholarships. This allotment of funding is often divided among individuals and an individual getting a "full ride" (all of their school costs covered) for wrestling is not common. Some schools, like Cornell, don't give any athletic scholarships.

It would be unlikely for someone from outside of the US to be given a scholarship for wrestling at a Division 1 school, which is why many are recommending smaller schools in other divisions. The academic standards may also be less stringent at some of these schools (though some D1 schools are pretty easy to get into).

He is giving you a hard time. Penn State has been the best college wrestling program over the past 10 years.

To give some perspective on scholarships mentioned in Crotalus post,  Football gets 85 for Division 1 and  Basketball gets 13 for Divsion 1, and those are full scholarships.

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