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Idaho- off the top of my head. May miss someone.

Jake Rosholt - 3x Champ 4x AA

Jared Lawrence - 1x Champ, 4x AA, World Team

Jared Rosholt - 3x AA runner up

Clayton Foster 2x AA runner up (or was a 3x AA?)

Chris Owens - 2x AA - runner up

Kirk Smith - 2x AA runner up

Charles Burton. AA - Olympian

 

There have been a number of other AA as well. Bingham, Klausen, Fluckiger, Anderson, Rushton, etc.

 

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20 hours ago, Antitroll2828 said:

You would really have Martin ahead of Esposito and molinaro? 

Here's how I look at it. I don't think you can say how would this guy do at that weight. As the human body grows there's different changes that take place so it's not as simple as saying what would Spencer Lee do up at heavyweight. I look at who was more dominant at their weight class and I don't think either of the other two were as near as dominant as Myles. Esposito didn't have anywhere near as good a placements and Frank's also were not as good. Frank also lost 10 more matches. In my opinion it's a lot harder to win early at an upper weight which Miles did and he never redshirted. Without one 1 Point upset loss at the ncaa's, I don't even think this would be a discussion. Now I didn't realize that he wrestled his entire High School career in Maryland. That's a different subject. But I put Myles easily ahead of the other two.

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26 minutes ago, ConnorsDad said:

Here's how I look at it. I don't think you can say how would this guy do at that weight. As the human body grows there's different changes that take place so it's not as simple as saying what would Spencer Lee do up at heavyweight. I look at who was more dominant at their weight class and I don't think either of the other two were as near as dominant as Myles. Esposito didn't have anywhere near as good a placements and Frank's also were not as good. Frank also lost 10 more matches. In my opinion it's a lot harder to win early at an upper weight which Miles did and he never redshirted. Without one 1 Point upset loss at the ncaa's, I don't even think this would be a discussion. Now I didn't realize that he wrestled his entire High School career in Maryland. That's a different subject. But I put Myles easily ahead of the other two.

Agreed, that much is a no brainer.

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29 minutes ago, ConnorsDad said:

Here's how I look at it. I don't think you can say how would this guy do at that weight. As the human body grows there's different changes that take place so it's not as simple as saying what would Spencer Lee do up at heavyweight. I look at who was more dominant at their weight class and I don't think either of the other two were as near as dominant as Myles. Esposito didn't have anywhere near as good a placements and Frank's also were not as good. Frank also lost 10 more matches. In my opinion it's a lot harder to win early at an upper weight which Miles did and he never redshirted. Without one 1 Point upset loss at the ncaa's, I don't even think this would be a discussion. Now I didn't realize that he wrestled his entire High School career in Maryland. That's a different subject. But I put Myles easily ahead of the other two.

When it comes to placements, Myles went 1,5, 2,3...frank went 8,5,2,1 and I agree it’s tougher for a freshman to come in and wrestle up but Myles beat another freshman in the finals , molinaro lost to a 2x national champ in the 7th place match his freshman year, 2 drastically different weight classes..and his 1 point loss as a senior was to a very good but not great max dean, I doubt dean ever makes a final again to be honest. I respect your argument but I disagree he’s easily ahead of molinaro 

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On 3/17/2020 at 10:45 AM, jross said:

Kansas

  • Melvin Douglas >>> 2xNC-D1 | 4xAA-D1 | 1x World Champ | 6x World Team Member | 2x Olympian
  • Myron Roderick >>> 3xNC-D1 | Olympian
  • Eric Akin >>> 4xAA-D1 | 3x World Team Member
  • Peter Merhinger >>> 1x Olympic Champion while sophomore in college.
  • Kendrick Maple >>> 1xNC-D1 | 3xAA-D1
  • Zach Roberson >>> 1xNC-D1 | 3xAA-D1
  • Tyler Caldwell >>> 4xAA-D1
  • Eric Luedke >>> 2xNC-NJCAA | 2xAA-D1
  • Temoer Terry >>> 3xAA-D1
  • Tanner Gardner >>> 3xAA-D1

Shawn Bunch was pretty good!  I am sure to be missing guys.  It is hard to find information when there are no Kansas D1 schools.  

Speaking of Myron Roderick: what happened to ye olde-time mat.com celebrity BigApple?

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22 hours ago, CA_Wrestler said:

I like how times goes on and all of a sudden Strittmatter was a 2x D1 National Champ at Iowa.

That was an error on my part.  I has been correct but he still is one of PA's greats.  

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1 minute ago, taylor said:

That was an error on my part.  I has been correct but he still is one of PA's greats.  

haha  It was all in good fun.  But yeah, he was pretty good.  To his credit, he's an even better teacher as evidenced in the kids that have come out of Young Guns.

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On 3/17/2020 at 8:53 AM, klehner said:

New York:

 

  1. Kyle Dake 4x NCAA champ
  2. Dave Auble 2x NCAA champ (1x Outstanding Wrestler), 55-1 college record
  3. Yianni D. 2x NCAA champ

Jeff Prescott was a 2x NCAA champ for PSU, and a 3x NYS champ. He was the best HS wrestler in NYS back in my day (mid to late 80s), at least in my opinion.

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Missouri:

(Top 6 are easy as they all won national titles) 

Jayden Cox (World Champ)

Sammie Henson (World Champ) 

Tony Purler (World Team Member) 

Drake Houdashelt 

Cody Brewer

Mark Ellis

(Much tougher to pick, but here is my opinion)

Shaon Fry (finshed 2nd and 3rd)

John Sondergger (just a one time AA, but MU's first Big 8 champ and last wrestler to defeat Kenny Monday in college)

Tyron Woodley (2X AA and UFC champ)

Nick Purler (only 1X AA but lost two years of eligibility at OSU in the early 90's)

There are several others that you could make the argument for,  but if we are limited to 10 that is my list. 

 

 

 

Edited by smsu150

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On 3/18/2020 at 1:08 PM, CA_Wrestler said:

I like how times goes on and all of a sudden Strittmatter was a 2x D1 National Champ at Iowa.

I don't see the problem...I went from state place winner to champion of the universe in 30 years.  I can't wait to see what I become next year! Isn't that how time works? :) 

Edited by Idaho

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Maryland

1. Kyle Snyder - 3x Champ, 4x AA (3,1,1,1), World & Olympic Champ

2. Kelly Ward - 1x Champ, 3x Finalist

3. Myles Martin - 1x Champ, 4x AA (1,5,2,3)

4. Rico Chiapparelli - 1x Champ, 3x AA (1,4,5)

5. Bill "Elbows" Simpson - 1x Champ, 2x AA (1,5)

6. Mack Lewnes - 3x AA (2,4,4)

7. Lloyd "Butch" Keaser - 2x AA (3,4) World Champ & Olympic Silver

8. Ernie Fisher - NCAA Finalist, '56 Olympic Team Member

9. Michael Cannon - 3x AA (3,6,8)

10. Todd Beckerman - 2x AA (4,5)

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Ok, so totally bored senseless by this virus thing,  here is my NY top 15 ever:

1. Kyle Dake. 4 x Nat. Champ MOW

2. Ed Banach 3 x  Nat. Champ, 4 time finalist

3. Nick Gwiz 2 x Nat. champ, 3 time finalist 4 time AA

4. Lou Banach 2 x Nat. champ 3 x AA

5. Yianni D. 2 x Nat. Champ

6. Kerry McCoy 2 x Nat. Champ 3 x AA

7. Jeff Prescott 2 x Nat. Champ 3 x AA MOW

8. Dave Auble 2 x Nat. Champ

9. Troy Nickerson 1 x Nat. Champ 4 x AA

10. Gregor Gillespie 1 x Nat. Champ 4 x AA

11. Jesse Jantzen 1 x Nat. Champ, 3 x AA MOW

12. Brad Penrith 1 x Nat. Champ 3 time AA 3 time finalist

13. JP O'Connor 1 x Nat. Champ, 3 time AA

14. Josh Glen 1 x Nat. Champ 3 time AA

15. Car Anderson 1 x  Nat. Champ 3 time AA

Hopefully did not miss any.

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4 hours ago, Idaho said:

I don't see the problem...I went from state place winner to champion of the universe in 30 years.  I can't wait to see what I become next year! Isn't that how time works? :) 

 

3 hours ago, gimpeltf said:

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And it works that way in frisbee, too!

Man was I good!  

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22 hours ago, LowSingleOTW said:

How can Ohio not have any members of Team Milkovich on it?

Especially Pat...

Pat Milkovich 1-1-2-2 at Michigan State

Youngest NCAA Champ in history... First four time finalist in BigTens and NCAAs...

He 100% has to be on any list that has to do with Ohio...

 

Tom Milkovich (70-73), I believe was the first 4 time Big Ten Champion....right around 1970 was the first year freshman were eligible for Varsity, he finished 4th/NP/1st/6th 

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On 3/17/2020 at 8:53 AM, klehner said:

New York:

 

  1. Kyle Dake 4x NCAA champ
  2. Dave Auble 2x NCAA champ (1x Outstanding Wrestler), 55-1 college record
  3. Yianni D. 2x NCAA champ

I see a number of other good ones further ahead, but how about Carl Adams 5/1/1

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10 hours ago, Scrap Iron said:

Illinois  Sorry, I am not up on results.  This was off top of my head 

Larry Kristoff  Olympics

Tim Wright  4x DII NC  Rock Island

Earnest Benion  NC

Mike Poeta

Ron Clinton

Kevin Puebla  Moline

Mark Johnson  Rock Island

Booker Benford  NC

Al Sears  NC  All time pin record

Allan Grammer  DII NC and DI placer

Matt Lackey  Moline  NC

Mark Kristoff

Kip Kristoff

sure I am missing a few

How about Tony Ramos NC 3X AA & Eric Tannenbaum 4XAA

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7 hours ago, smsu150 said:

Missouri:

(Top 6 are easy as they all won national titles) 

Jayden Cox (World Champ)

Sammie Henson (World Champ) 

Tony Purler (World Team Member) 

Drake Houdashelt 

Cody Brewer

Mark Ellis

(Much tougher to pick, but here is my opinion)

Shaon Fry (finshed 2nd and 3rd)

John Sondergger (just a one time AA, but MU's first Big 8 champ and last wrestler to defeat Kenny Monday in college)

Tyron Woodley (2X AA and UFC champ)

Nick Purler (only 1X AA but lost two years of eligibility at OSU in the early 90's)

There are several others that you could make the argument for,  but if we are limited to 10 that is my list. 

 

 

 

Eirman probably in there somewhere and he has a year left. Scott Shatzman is in there too. First undefeated state champion in Missouri and I believe a 3x AA from Northwestern. 

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On 3/17/2020 at 8:53 AM, klehner said:

New York:

 

  1. Kyle Dake 4x NCAA champ
  2. Dave Auble 2x NCAA champ (1x Outstanding Wrestler), 55-1 college record
  3. Yianni D. 2x NCAA champ

Clar Anderson

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