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    Default Best wrestler from the state of Virginia?

    I'll list some that come to my mind I think the number one guy may be obvious based off of what he did in high school and college, but you can us speculation if you want as to who could've, should've and would've been what...Hope to get some feed back on this.

    Bubba Jenkins
    Jordan Frishkorn
    Daniel Frishkorn
    Patrick Bond
    Chris Brown
    Matt Epperly
    BJ Compton
    Albert Childress
    Todd Smoot
    Shane Bowman
    Eric Kendrick
    Luke Owens
    Scott Justus

    I'm sure there has been some other greats come out of the state but its hard to list them all off of the top of my head. Thanks for your input guys!

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    Smoot was a freak. He could have been d1 material. He beat Sponseller and one of the Bishop Lynch kids when he was in HS.

    Bubba is a Jr. World champ and NCAA champ. He's the best by lots and it's not very close.

    Bond would have been very good and a few time AA/NCAA champ if he hadn't gotten injured. He was never the same after he got hurt.
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    Bubba has to be the best, Jr. World Champ, NCAA Champ and NCAA Runner-Up I knew there was really no argument there, BUT I like the threads where we discuss maybe what could have been or would have been, such as if Bond hadn't gotten hurt or if big Frishkorn wasn't in the car accident and then if little Frishkorn hadn't left Okie State. Or if Shane Bowman wrestled in the later 90's rather than the early 90's. OR if and this one to me may have the best argument if Albert Childress has gone on to wrestle in college.

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    Carl Perry had a decent career..2X AA and National Champ

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    Very true Dutch, Great Bridge high (with a little recruiting) produced some monsters. What Steve Martin is able to do with his talent is amazing! Interesting fact, Bubba Jenkins and Percy Harvin played football together and won many football awards as teammates until Bubba decided to go wrestling and Percy went football. Just imagine if that was reversed what we may have seen.

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    Mark Branch
    Jody Staylor
    Buddy Lee
    Brandon Hardy
    David Atkins
    Bubba Jenkins
    Randy Hale
    Mark Timok
    Kevin Donahue
    Carl Perry

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    Not sure how Stith or Byron Tucker haven't been mentioned yet. And I'm a Bond fan and have known him and his family for a long time, but I think saying that he would have been an NCAA champ if he didn't get injured is a bit optimistic to say the least. Since when it Mark Branch from Virginia? Mike Akers and Victor Jackson are better than some of the people who have been mentioned as well.
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    How about Gray Simons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    And I'm a Bond fan and have known him and his family for a long time, but I think saying that he would have been an NCAA champ if he didn't get injured is a bit optimistic to say the least.
    My opinion. One held by other people I who's opinion I respect.

    Did you watch him pre injury and post? Completely different kid, even as a shell of his former self he was viable and competitive.
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