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Just show up in the locker room, use plenty of tape for fingers, wrist, a couple around your forehead like Gable in the Olympics....walk on to the mat in the room, ask the first guy you see who is the starter at the weight above where you plan to wrestle.....target him.   Avoid the coach unless he approaches you, it he does, tell him you want the first live match with your target.....all you have to do is score on him, first takedown is best......then you are in.  After practice, ask the coach for a scholarship.

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There's a lot of NCAA regulations involved. If you already have eligibility, it's a matter of the team having enough space on their roster available. Contact the coach directly ASAP so that you can figure things out.

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^^I think, with certain programs having roster-size limitations, that a walk-on should try to have the assurance from head coach that walk-on will have a roster space.  Some coaches will give a non-scholly guy who plans to enroll the assurance of a roster spot.

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Just show up in the locker room, use plenty of tape for fingers, wrist, a couple around your forehead like Gable in the Olympics....walk on to the mat in the room, ask the first guy you see who is the starter at the weight above where you plan to wrestle.....target him.   Avoid the coach unless he approaches you, it he does, tell him you want the first live match with your target.....all you have to do is score on him, first takedown is best......then you are in.  After practice, ask the coach for a scholarship.

If you have a stache and a Russian accent you won't even need to wrestle....just jog in place while talking with the coach.

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Go for it and live your dreams.  Nothing can substitute for the life lessons that wrestling in college will teach you.  Don't let anyone tell you that because you are a walk on you mean any less to the team, even though you are very likely to never see the mat in any meaningful way, and the scholarship athletes will get most of the attention and help from the coaches.  Everyone in the room is equally important, assuming you give it your all in practice, and walk ons do a great job of embracing the role of being a throw dummy to the starter.  Sure, you will miss a ton of parties, and your grades will likely suffer significantly, but you will have the chance to be a part of something great:  a member of a division 2 wrestling team, and nobody can ever take that away from you (damnatio memoriae excluded).  

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