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A Map of all the 2014 National Qualifiers

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Here's a map of the hometowns of all the 2014 NQs.

 

2014-ncaa-nqs-small.png?w=300&h=169

 

Had to crop out some places, like Ulan Bator, and if multiple qualifiers come from the same town, they still only get one pin point, but otherwise this should be a pretty accurate representation of all the NQs.

 

There are more details, including a bigger map and another map of both 2013 and 2014 NQs, here:

http://jaroslavwrestling.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/ncaa-wrestling-tournament-national-qualifiers-where-do-they-come-from/

 

Enjoy!

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Interesting to see in graphic form what most would probably know - that eastern (PA esp) and upper midwest have a lot of representation. CA not too shabby. It would be fun to see some of these from earlier eras e.g. pre WWII... probably no one from the west, and you'd need to center things around Oklahoma!

 

Thanks for posting.

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This is really a good way to visualize things. Would there be a way to modify the map to make the dense sections more readable? Blue pins for 5 wrestlers, green pins for 10 wrestlers, something like that?

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This is really a good way to visualize things. Would there be a way to modify the map to make the dense sections more readable? Blue pins for 5 wrestlers, green pins for 10 wrestlers, something like that?

 

pretty sure yes, but also pretty sure that would require purchasing the premium service of the free mapping software I'm currently using. might have to save up all the ideas to do all in a 30 days trial period.

 

also thanks for all the nice words everyone. glad it turned out all right!

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Interesting to see in graphic form what most would probably know - that eastern (PA esp) and upper midwest have a lot of representation. CA not too shabby. It would be fun to see some of these from earlier eras e.g. pre WWII... probably no one from the west, and you'd need to center things around Oklahoma!

 

Thanks for posting.

 

That looks a lot more like NY than PA.

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it's a lot of PA. last 2 years, top ten states for NQs are:

PA 117

OH 64

NJ 48

NY 43

IL 38

MI 32

CA 30

IA 29

MO 23

MN 20

 

I read where more than 45% of this year's qualifiers come from either Pennsylvania or a state that borders Pennsylvania.

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Now if only you could superimpose it over a population density map so we could create a map showing per capita national qualifiers...

 

I was just about to say "cue the insecure Midwesterners in 3,2,1..."

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Now if only you could superimpose it over a population density map so we could create a map showing per capita national qualifiers...

 

I was just about to say "cue the insecure Midwesterners in 3,2,1..."

 

 

PA has more than 4 times as many people as Iowa. If you really think a straight numbers comparison is the best way to compare them, then I am sure no one can convince you otherwise.

 

I don't think anyone denies PA has awesome wrestling, some people just wish so many Pennsylvanians weren't such d-bags about it.

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Now if only you could superimpose it over a population density map so we could create a map showing per capita national qualifiers...

 

possible to do but i think the visual would just get muddled. found this breakdown of %USApopulation:%NQs ratio on another forum. I think it tells the story pretty well:

 

Abbrv % of US NCAA entries % of NCAA field Ratio

PA 4.06% 63 19.09% 4.70

IA 0.97% 15 4.55% 4.69

SD 0.26% 4 1.21% 4.66

ND 0.21% 2 0.61% 2.89

NJ 2.81% 24 7.27% 2.59

OH 3.69% 30 9.09% 2.46

MT 0.32% 2 0.61% 1.89

MN 1.70% 10 3.03% 1.78

OK 1.20% 7 2.12% 1.77

CO 1.61% 9 2.73% 1.69

WY 0.18% 1 0.30% 1.68

MO 1.91% 10 3.03% 1.59

IL 4.10% 21 6.36% 1.55

MI 3.16% 16 4.85% 1.53

WI 1.82% 9 2.73% 1.50

HI 0.43% 2 0.61% 1.41

VA 2.56% 11 3.33% 1.30

ID 0.51% 2 0.61% 1.19

DE 0.29% 1 0.30% 1.04

UT 0.88% 3 0.91% 1.03

WV 0.59% 2 0.61% 1.03

IN 2.07% 7 2.12% 1.02

MD 1.85% 6 1.82% 0.98

NY 6.19% 20 6.06% 0.98

OR 1.22% 3 0.91% 0.75

KS 0.91% 2 0.61% 0.67

WA 2.15% 4 1.21% 0.56

CT 1.14% 2 0.61% 0.53

NE 0.58% 1 0.30% 0.52

NC 3.05% 5 1.52% 0.50

GA 3.10% 4 1.21% 0.39

NV 0.86% 1 0.30% 0.35

CA 11.91% 13 3.94% 0.33

FL 6.01% 6 1.82% 0.30

MA 2.09% 2 0.61% 0.29

SC 1.48% 1 0.30% 0.20

AL 1.53% 1 0.30% 0.20

TX 8.04% 4 1.21% 0.15

AK 0.23% 0 0.00% 0.00

AR 0.93% 0 0.00% 0.00

AZ 2.04% 0 0.00% 0.00

KY 1.39% 0 0.00% 0.00

LA 1.45% 0 0.00% 0.00

ME 0.42% 0 0.00% 0.00

MS 0.95% 0 0.00% 0.00

NH 0.42% 0 0.00% 0.00

NM 0.66% 0 0.00% 0.00

RI 0.34% 0 0.00% 0.00

TN 2.03% 0 0.00% 0.00

VT 0.20% 0 0.00% 0.00

 

Iowa and PA are neck and neck! Ohio and NJ are also close in the 3rd and 4th place positions. The Dakotas and other small states probably belong in separate categories due to size. Next are MN, OK and CO, all bunched together. Next cluster of big states would be MO, MI and IL. WI, VA and IN are the last with ratios above 1 of the big states. NY and MD are close. Then you drop below the 1:1 ratio.

 

source: http://indianamat.com/messageboard/index.php/topic,30569.0.html posted by awood1

 

good stuff!

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Here's a map of the hometowns of all the 2014 NQs.

 

2014-ncaa-nqs-small.png?w=300&h=169

 

Had to crop out some places, like Ulan Bator, and if multiple qualifiers come from the same town, they still only get one pin point, but otherwise this should be a pretty accurate representation of all the NQs.

 

There are more details, including a bigger map and another map of both 2013 and 2014 NQs, here:

http://jaroslavwrestling.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/ncaa-wrestling-tournament-national-qualifiers-where-do-they-come-from/

 

Enjoy!

Who is the kid from Alaska?

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I enjoy good wrestling, regardless of where a kid grew up.....so I really dont care too much about this argument, but If you want to compare numbers......look at how many kids actually wrestle in each state.

 

Iowa has almost as many as PA.

 

Take Philly and Pittsburgh city populations (where very few kids actually wrestle) out of PA and the per capita number changes significantly.

 

there was listing of high school participation numbers on here a while back.......i dont care enough about the topic to look it up.

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lu_alum posted a list of, what I took to be, high school participants on another cite.

 

PA had about 30 percent more participants than Iowa, if the list was accurate.

 

Ca had double the number of second place Illinois, followed by 3 NY, 4 Ohio, and 5 Texas (whose wrestlers, one suspects, need to get coached up more). MI, NJ, PA, NC, and rapidly improving GA were the rest of the top ten.

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