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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Shirtaugh View Post
    Steve, I would like to personally take credit for all of the success that Jaggers has had on the college level. We all know what motivates him the most, THE HATERS!!

    Well 5 years ago on cleveland.com, I predicted that he would have an Opfer like career, and not really do too much in college. Mainly because I disliked Chanel, a conference rival. And I thought he wrestled no one to get those 4 titles.

    Needless to say Jaggers himself actually came on and said, and I quote " thanks, people like you are what motivates me". I was a little surprised that he actually responded, and wished him the best of luck in college.

    Last year after he won his first title I shot him an email, thanking him for proving me wrong. He never responded. I don't blame him..
    Another guy who would come on the forums on occasion back then was Ryan Lang, calling himself "clubber". He would get miffed at guys who questioned Jaggers. When there was some discussion on who was the state's best wrestlers at his weight class, some rated TJ Enright (then a senior) over Jaggers (junior). Lang would come on and tell them Jaggers was in a class of his own. A lot of the doubt had to do with JJ winning in the smallest school division as you surmise.
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    MatC,

    Bobby Douglas went to Bridgeport a little south of Martin's Ferry Ohio, where I70 crosses the Ohio River into West Virginia. I buy the high school coaching comment. They were the first non-greater Cleveland school to win the state title, which took more than just having Douglas on the roster.

    Another comment on the local forum had Jaggers saying, after winning Saturday, that "you haven't seen the last of me".

    Whether that meant coaching or competiting remains to be seen. I look forward to seeing what he decides.
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    I'm really hoping he sticks around the tOSU room for the next couple years. The new light/middleweights could learn a lot from a guy with his style.


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    I've heard that he and Pucillo are trying for the Senior Open tourny. I'll bet Jaggers is very good at Freestyle

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    I think you're right about them prepping for the US Open. I'll be interested to see how they do--but more interested to see how Logan Stieber does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    I think you're right about them prepping for the US Open. I'll be interested to see how they do--but more interested to see how Logan Stieber does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    MatC,

    Bobby Douglas went to Bridgeport a little south of Martin's Ferry Ohio, where I70 crosses the Ohio River into West Virginia. I buy the high school coaching comment. They were the first non-greater Cleveland school to win the state title, which took more than just having Douglas on the roster.

    Another comment on the local forum had Jaggers saying, after winning Saturday, that "you haven't seen the last of me".

    Whether that meant coaching or competiting remains to be seen. I look forward to seeing what he decides.
    nice to see the ohio valley get some love on the forum...my brothers were in high school at Martins Ferry when Bobby D. was at Bridgeport. His coach was George Kovalec, who later coached at Weirton W. Va. where his son won a state title at 185 in the mid 70's. in his senior year they moved to Bellaire Ohio, and his son won an Ohio title at 185.

    I saw jaeggers wrestle in HS several times, and yes, he had a ridiculously good cradle back then as well. I was very pleasantly surprised to see him come back after a less than stellar senior season to become a 2x champ. I swear he is the most flexible wrestler I have ever seen. and to see him crank a cradle from a defensive position after it seemed that he was about to be taken down, was a thing of beauty!

    one last thing, it is Martins Ferry....we dropped the apostrophe about 100 years ago. other notable athletes from MF were the Groza brothers, as well as the Niekros and a fella by the name of Havlicek. the neikros and havlicek were born in MF but went to Bridgeport, the same as Bobby D., all within about a 5 year period of each other. honestly, bridgeport and MF are so small, it is incredible to think about those great athletes coming from that area all at the same time. additionally, HOF baseball player Bill Mazeroski was playing ball the same time in the next town up the river, Tiltonsville.

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    Good history. How many high schools can claim three hall of famers (Phil N., Havlicek, Douglas), in three different sports, who all went to the school at about the same time.

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    All of this is acknowledged in wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_Ohio

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