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doctorWrestling last won the day on August 20

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    Notre Dame

    It would do wonders for the area to have a D1 program available. Especially if the staff and wrestlers were available for camps or instruction at ISWA RTC's. Michigan for example offers training through their Olympic level RTC for youth who qualify. I actually don't know where the nearest D2 or D3 program is to South Bend - probably Manchester which isn't exactly close. I know it will probably never happen, but there is a real need in the area for that level of instruction and opportunity. With more programs adopting women's wrestling when starting their programs it seems money and effort are all that are missing and they have the money. I wouldn't care if they got every kid from NJ if it benefited the kids in the area.
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    Notre Dame

    You think they will ever be financially stable enough to field a wrestling team?
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    I was saddened to see that Micic had to drop out of the world championships due to injury. Hopefully it doesn't keep him from any college matches.
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    Are you literally looking for someone from Indiana who qualifies to wrestle for a country that would be at Euros and could place top 3?
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    Rudis shoes

    Can we get a review? Do they run narrow or wide? Hopefully not the next cage fighter shoes.
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    An Idea to Think About.

    There are a lot of great points on here, but the one thing wrestling still has going for it is that kids do value a high school state championship and your best kids in the state are participating in the high school programs. Maybe soccer is a better comparison than gymnastics and what you should fear. From what I hear and see, HS soccer kids value and believe their club teams are much more important than their high school teams and they don't play for their school. That takes the best kids out of the high school programs and the level of competition at the high school is not close to what they get in the club. While the best kids in HS wrestling know they will need to compete at a national level for a scholarship opportunity, so far there are not in season opportunities for kids to go wrestle all over the state against better kids during the HS season. Are some super top level kids skipping their senior year to go the OTC or go their college's RTC, yeah. So far it is a very small number which is a good thing. I think what would make me even sadder about schools dropping teams would be the loss of a chance to help kids. The older I get, I worry much less about winning a team state and much more about just getting participation up so you can get more kids involved and give them good role models, reasons to study, reasons to want to go to college, experiences with their teammates they won't get in other sports, camps, etc. Basically life lessons and a chance to help them. A small kid just is not going to get that in football at a lot of schools for example. Every other sport has become so political, where I live at least, that it seems that wrestling offers these kids a chance to earn a spot and participate where they can't fit in otherwise. I hope that other coaches would stick with smaller programs for this reason even though it is discouraging to lose good kids to other programs sometimes. While it is very difficult to find a D1 starter to come back and coach your local HS, I am encouraged by the young D3 and D2 coaches that seem to be much more available than they were 30 years ago. Manchester has turned out a lot of good coaches for example. Wabash has turned into a power house. While these guys may not have placed at the US Open, they are more than capable to coach a kid to a HS state championship and ( while young anyway ) offer some great partners for your kids. I don't even dream of finding a D1 coach in a rural area but there are D3 guys out there if you are lucky enough to get one.
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    An Idea to Think About.

    - I really hope you are not a parent, surely you can't be. Actually, hopefully not a coach either.
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    Possible Ohio State scandal with old wrestling coach

    Former Ohio State wrester Michael Rodriguez was on last week's "The Inside Trip" podcast and discussed his time there. He was one of the wrestlers who was interviewed for the NY Times article. I am not 100% done listening to it, but nearly done. It is definitely worth listening to if you are interested in this discussion. While it is hard to believe what was going on there, it is very easy to believe once you hear him explain the situation that existed at that time and how 18 year old kids just don't know it isn't normal. I think its safe to say he didn't like that it was turned into a way to attack Jordan even though he said he strongly disagrees with Jordan's politics. I am sure everyone can hear what they want to hear, but that's what I took from it. Hopefully kids are more aware of predators at universities now a days.
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    Moves and Transfers

    That's fine, just something to think about. Div 2 in Michigan isn't bad. Not saying he is better or worse than Manzona. Just saying I think he is worth the consideration. 1 loss in 2 state tournaments isn't bad.
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    Moves and Transfers

    Manzona's accomplishments are above, but Riley Bettich is a two time finalist, a state champ, and two years left. I think Manzona probably has better national accomplishments, but if you are just looking at credentials I think he is in the discussion for biggest transfer this year.
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    Moves and Transfers

    Absolutely. Just think we need to keep our minds open to considering other moves just for fun. I am sure more are coming and not all schools have started.
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    Moves and Transfers

    I Lets just say hypothetically, would you consider a state champion transferring in a bigger move since Manzona is leaving without a title? Or do you look at it from a national results perspective?
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    Possible Ohio State scandal with old wrestling coach

    You could assume that, but if you read the article Coleman says "This has absorbed my life. Since I've said that, it's consumed me 24 hours a day, and I didn't like the way it was heading, the direction it was heading." To me, that doesn't sound like someone got to him. That sounds like he knows he messed up when he made the first statement and he knew it. I think you either believe Coleman or you don't. I can't see believing his first statement but not this one because Helickson texted a convicted felon to see if they wanted to clarify their statement.
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    Possible Ohio State scandal with old wrestling coach

    Someone's conscious has been bothering them. https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/09/us/coleman-interview-jim-jordan-ohio-state-abuse/index.html
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    Possible Ohio State scandal with old wrestling coach

    Jordan and his team of people digging up dirt on Yetts were probably behind this to take the heat off him. Stay woke. https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/08/02/an-unfair-game-urban-meyer-a-history-of-abuse/

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