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Just wanted to thank @SWINfan for the effort and work back here on the college board this year. Always wondered why there didn't seem to be much happening back here since there seems to be a lot of interest on our wrestlers/teams on the HS board but then it's like they drop off the face of the earth. It's also been nice to get away from the goofinesss of the high school board at times, although that might be changing next year, amirite??? LOL. It's cool to get an update on these guys as they grind on in their careers and get some good discussion on the college scene.

So thanks, SWINfan for spearheading the effort and all you others who provided info etc.

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I also would like to thank Chris, the time and effort he put forth is commendable to say the least. 

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Thanks for all the kind words.  My renewed interest in wrestling started 7-8 years ago as my nephew got pretty heavy into it as a youngster.  It was also around that time that Nick Lee started making some noise before entering HS.  Unfortunately, due to concussions, my nephew no long wrestles (he did get in some varsity matches as a freshman) but my interest thanks to the Lee's, and Indiana Mat has continued to grow.  I used to got to Mater Dei matches as a kid with my dad so even though I didn't go there (he did) I  always followed them and knew some of the guys when I was in HS.  

I moved to Alabama 20+ years ago and it got away from me other than hearing from dad how MD and other Evansville schools were doing and always reading how they fared at the State Championships.  But with the lovely thing we call the internet, it has made it easy to follow schools and individual kids, so I don't just see myself as an Evansville/SW Indiana guy and have become fans of kids from all over the state.  The advent of streaming the past few years allowed someone like me (who gets back home once, maybe twice a year) to see the kids wrestle who I have read about and followed via Indiana Mat, Track Wrestling, etc.  

So this year, with some extra time on my hands, I thought i would dig into how the kids I had followed were doing in college.  In the past, the college board got little attention outside of the few IN kids making noise on the national scene and a post or three about IU and Purdue.  Maligned always did a nice job with the guys qualifying for the NCAA's etc., but my curiosity went beyond all of that and to kids wrestling and (hopefully) succeeding at all levels.  So with Track Wrestling, Intermat, the college signings page here, etc. I was able to find a ton of guys I might never had heard anything about.  It was a lot of work and took a lot of time, but it was fun!  Hopefully, with the database I put together, it will be much easier to update each year and at the point I can't keep up anymore, someone else can easily take over.  

I love how passionate fans are here on the HS board (though I could deal with a little less of the craziness) and hope that people will eventually make it a habit to check the college board regularly as well and give some attention to those guys that continue on their wrestling careers and continue to work their asses off, even if they aren't doing so at the Division I All-America honors level.

Thanks again for those that have helped and those that appreciate the effort to give some kids some due that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Edited by SWINfan

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On 3/27/2019 at 12:03 PM, UncleJimmy said:

Always wondered why there didn't seem to be much happening back here since there seems to be a lot of interest on our wrestlers/teams on the HS board but then it's like they drop off the face of the earth. It's also been nice to get away from the goofinesss of the high school board at times, although that might be changing next year, amirite??? LOL. 

! HERE WE COME !

 

No need to Fear, TeamGarcia/Notorious/Pistol Pete @3xStateChampis Here ! Yes I just tagged myself . I can do that . 

I promise I’ll behave. #TheCounty @Mattyb & I and my partner in shenanigans, up to no good, #TheCountyTMZ  @UncleJimmy my Indianamat BFF will do the same . amirite ! Lol 

Let the College years begin 

 

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27 minutes ago, TeamGarcia said:

! HERE WE COME !

 

No need to Fear, TeamGarcia/Notorious/Pistol Pete @3xStateChampis Here ! Yes I just tagged myself . I can do that . 

I promise I’ll behave. #TheCounty @Mattyb & I and my partner in shenanigans, up to no good, #TheCountyTMZ  @UncleJimmy my Indianamat BFF will do the same . amirite ! Lol 

Let the College years begin 

 

 

6 minutes ago, UncleJimmy said:

SMdangH.....We knew it was just a matter of time! Welcome to the college board fellas! @SWINfan was supposed to get your ten aliases blocked from here!!!!

Wooooo.... Bang ! Bang ! Bang !

Pistol would Like to welcome Shawn to Dem Boyz . Go Pokes 

Pistol Pete

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54 minutes ago, TeamGarcia said:

! HERE WE COME !

 

No need to Fear, TeamGarcia/Notorious/Pistol Pete @3xStateChampis Here ! Yes I just tagged myself . I can do that . 

I promise I’ll behave. #TheCounty @Mattyb & I and my partner in shenanigans, up to no good, #TheCountyTMZ  @UncleJimmy my Indianamat BFF will do the same . amirite ! Lol 

Let the College years begin 

 

Darn it, can’t believe you didn’t tag me. Lol

 Swin, I’d have to concur on all the above. You’ve done a remarkable job. On a side note, I know your nephew well and it’s sad to not see him on the mat. He’s still a team player and in fact is the team manager. Great kid and family. 

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25 minutes ago, 1prouddad said:

Darn it, can’t believe you didn’t tag me. Lol

 Swin, I’d have to concur on all the above. You’ve done a remarkable job. On a side note, I know your nephew well and it’s sad to not see him on the mat. He’s still a team player and in fact is the team manager. Great kid and family. 

And.... Who are you again ? Lol 

My Entourage rolls deep, is Approximately 15 deep of poster names . Just tell us who you are and I’ll happily tag you in my posts and you can become one of my Indianamat BFF . 

 

The Notorious

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3 hours ago, TeamGarcia said:

! HERE WE COME !

 

No need to Fear, TeamGarcia/Notorious/Pistol Pete @3xStateChampis Here ! Yes I just tagged myself . I can do that . 

I promise I’ll behave. #TheCounty @Mattyb & I and my partner in shenanigans, up to no good, #TheCountyTMZ  @UncleJimmy my Indianamat BFF will do the same . amirite ! Lol 

Let the College years begin 

 

100 percent... while I’m at my far south estate in beautiful Cancun my internet sucks. With that said! We bringing that heat to the college board! 

Hey.... we saw the Eglis at the airport too! Was like 20 if dem! 

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