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44 minutes ago, gallison said:

Anyone know if there are any colleges in Texas (especially DFW) that might start a wrestling program soon?  (other than just a club based group)

 

 

Southern boys are soft, so I'd be shocked if any Texas colleges started a program.

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Wait til you are there and a sleet storm rolls in. Once while in School in Abilene we dropped more than 40 degrees in less than an hour as a cold front hit. Sleet storm coated everything and once school was out many of us nearly killed ourselves walking home on the ice sheet. Most crazy was all the teachers and some students who had to sleep overnight in the school because they couldn't get car keys into the locks covered in sleet.

Warm areas hit with light snow make for a lot who have no experience getting into accidents.

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Wait til you are there and a sleet storm rolls in. Once while in School in Abilene we dropped more than 40 degrees in less than an hour as a cold front hit. Sleet storm coated everything and once school was out many of us nearly killed ourselves walking home on the ice sheet. Most crazy was all the teachers and some students who had to sleep overnight in the school because they couldn't get car keys into the locks covered in sleet.
Warm areas hit with light snow make for a lot who have no experience getting into accidents.
Cowboy boots and ice. A less than great combination.

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6 minutes ago, WillieBoy said:

Wait til you are there and a sleet storm rolls in. Once while in School in Warm areas hit with light snow make for a lot who have no experience getting into accidents.

You aren’t kidding there.  I’ve seen Atlanta basically shut down before over something that wouldn’t even cause a school delay many areas l of the north.   But when you have little public works dedicated to snow/ice prep or clean up.  You have most vehicles with tires not designed to for slick conditions.  And you have drivers that have no clue how to drive on snow/ice it’s going to be a mess. 

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Last year Texas Wesleyan (NAIA) in Fort Worth added a men's and women's Wrestling program. They just completed their first season, on the ladies side. They had several WCWA National placers with their highest placing being 4th. 

The men seem to be going along at nice pace for a 1st year program. They have beaten some established programs this season and look to have a bright future. The facilities or lack of facilities is the only drawback at this point. 

No other DFW area schools are talking about adding a program. It is sad for sure. If more kids were willing to move out of Texas to wrestle, then more Texas colleges/universities might be more inclined to add Wrestling. 

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3 hours ago, MadMardigain said:

You aren’t kidding there.  I’ve seen Atlanta basically shut down before over something that wouldn’t even cause a school delay many areas l of the north.   But when you have little public works dedicated to snow/ice prep or clean up.  You have most vehicles with tires not designed to for slick conditions.  And you have drivers that have no clue how to drive on snow/ice it’s going to be a mess. 


Even in cold areas many do not put on winter tires. We do and it is night and day. They pay for themselves in the ability to avoid accidents more than anything else. Big truck, studded snows. Wife's car, Nokian Hakka's but not studded as she doesn't like the road noise. Being able to start, stop and maneuver on glare ice, snow and freezing rain makes a big difference. First snow of the year, about 6 inches - streets started packing and ridging fast. Had put the Hakka's on the wifes vehicle and when she went to town was able to avoid three drivers who didn't plan - one she stopped short as he slid through a stop sign. Second and  third was able to goose it and get out of the way - similar circumstances. Even in winter area the first few snows get people unprepared. Once the first few are down we have ice packed roads and snowy until spring.

That said, a different mindset in cold areas. Local school has a wind chill chart posted and the notice "NO outside recess when wind chill is colder than 18 below zero". This is farenheit. Til then the kids play outside, throw snowballs and have a good time.

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9 minutes ago, WillieBoy said:


Even in cold areas many do not put on winter tires. We do and it is night and day. They pay for themselves in the ability to avoid accidents more than anything else. Big truck, studded snows. Wife's car, Nokian Hakka's but not studded as she doesn't like the road noise. Being able to start, stop and maneuver on glare ice, snow and freezing rain makes a big difference. First snow of the year, about 6 inches - streets started packing and ridging fast. Had put the Hakka's on the wifes vehicle and when she went to town was able to avoid three drivers who didn't plan - one she stopped short as he slid through a stop sign. Second and  third was able to goose it and get out of the way - similar circumstances. Even in winter area the first few snows get people unprepared. Once the first few are down we have ice packed roads and snowy until spring.

That said, a different mindset in cold areas. Local school has a wind chill chart posted and the notice "NO outside recess when wind chill is colder than 18 below zero". This is farenheit. Til then the kids play outside, throw snowballs and have a good time.

And Waco has little to no reason to stockpile salt or invest in snowplows or residence have reason to buy a second set of snow tires.  A storm like this is actually different from here in northern areas.  Snow you can drive on if not too deep or plowed, ice is a different story.  Southern areas tend to get worse ice storms (but not often), seen some traveling thru where looked like a tornado came thru and ripped thru the trees.  Snow tires won't help on black ice.  If a homeowner/tax payer would you rather pay for millions of dollars of snowplows & salt/de-ice stockpile you will never use or simply wait a day ow two for all to melt when you have a 1 in 20 year event?

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10 hours ago, WillieBoy said:

Wait til you are there and a sleet storm rolls in. Once while in School in Abilene we dropped more than 40 degrees in less than an hour as a cold front hit. Sleet storm coated everything and once school was out many of us nearly killed ourselves walking home on the ice sheet. Most crazy was all the teachers and some students who had to sleep overnight in the school because they couldn't get car keys into the locks covered in sleet.

Warm areas hit with light snow make for a lot who have no experience getting into accidents.

That was one of the weird things about Oklahoma wrestling. Oklahoma gets a fair amount of snow every year, but it gets sleet on top of it during blizzards every year, usually around the time of the Geary Tournament. Western Oklahoma in particular is a slick SOB in winter, they don't have any trees impeding the wind like the Eastern part of the state does. Wrestling fans have to be nuts to drive to some of those remote little towns like Geary.

 

I guess that's old news to the upper midwestern states, lol. Here I am bitching about bad roads/ice, and those guys live in it all winter long.

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