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    Stardust -Indiana just had an Army brat win the state ttle at 160 . his dad got to see him win state and then shipped back out . I had a coupla kids a long time ago who were tougher than nails but they kept getting transferred with their dad . Briar Runyan won he state this year and has already comitted to West Point .

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    -but dudziak was sure as hell not coached in America so why not.
    Umm, yes he was....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    Umm, yes he was....
    Dudziak was nothing special before he moved to Poland or wherever it was to train, and if you watch him wrestle it is very noticeable that he wrestles in a more European style.
    Gold is an idiot.

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    Random side note we had a national champion from Mongolia at our school this year
    Gold is an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swayz View Post
    Speaking of overseas...nobody recruits the DODDS kids. I know there has to be tons of talent going to waste yearly because of kids not being seen by schools due to parent's being stationed over there. As a military brat that lived in Baumholder, Germany I remember seeing kids get no offers.
    DODDS are pretty spotty as far as levels of competition. In wrestling there isn't that much competition for the kids, unless they compete more in their host countries.

    When I was stationed in England, many moons ago, I used to help facilitate practices between local British youth club teams and, I think it was the American School of London.

    Not to say there isn't some talent, but it is hard as heck to evaluate. I think there is, or was, someone doing something with some of the kids in the Far East (Okinawa or Japan) and arranging to bring them to Junior Nationals. I recall reading about that a year or so ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    Dudziak was nothing special before he moved to Poland or wherever it was to train, and if you watch him wrestle it is very noticeable that he wrestles in a more European style.
    Dudziak was nothing special two years ago when he was at Duke. His time at the OTC and, as Stardust noted, his tutelage under Clar Anderson have had far more to do with his improvement.

    2005-06: Posted an overall record of 11-6 in his sophomore year at 197 pounds ... finished with a team best 6-2 mark in the ACC ... finished third at ACC Tournament ... also competed at the Southern Scuffle.

    2004-05: Posted a 10-7 mark in his freshman season ... finished first in the VMI Keydet Invitational and third in the UNC Pembroke Open ...
    Kind of interesting that the ref blew a takedown call in the ACC semifinals this year that should have bumped Dudziak into the consolations....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    and if you watch him wrestle it is very noticeable that he wrestles in a more European style.
    Yeah, I've noticed the Poles using a lot more funk rolls lately...

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    A few points to be made.
    #1 The US colleges are the best in the world without a doubt, that is why students from all over the world want to come here. Look at any ranking of international universities and the US dominants. The criticism of the US education is of its elementary and secondary education.

    #2. Are there top level European and Asian wrestlers who would come to the US if recruited probably. But I would suspect the recruiting budgets for wrestling are not large enough to allow international travel. In addition, with only 9.9 scholarships per team, there is not a lot of money to go around. I don't understand how top schools keep continue to recruit when the essentially have only two scholarships per year to give out (if you include a redshirt year, and spread the scholarship out evenly over five years). So would a coach spend a scholarship or even a partial scholarship on someone who has never wrestled folkstyle or would a top foriegner be willing to walk assuming that if he proves himself in a new style he will get a chance at a scholarship?

    #3. I think it would be great for the sport if top juniors would come over and compete in NCAA. If we want to be the best in the world, we should be competing against the best. I think our wrestling are among the best in the world already and are just handicapped by the style we wrestle. And anyone who finishes top 8 regardless of nationality is All-American.

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    why not work the system then ? Get a kid to become an excgange student his Senior year in high school-then recruit him once he gets here .This is exactly what happened with Morten and Uwe Blab .Uwe was 7 feet tall and came over as an exchange student from West Germany and stayed -he was supposed to go to Illinois but ended up at Indiana -Uwe was good enough to play pro for awhile but he was also a genius -carried a 4.0+ and is now an international tax lawyer .
    Get a kid over here his senior year and see how he adapts -there is supposedly no monies involved with kids getting their parents to come see them but tell me how a kid from watts can go to Connecticut and have his parents attend 1/2 his games ??
    Heinrich Barnes was fun to watch -win or lose -AA with 40 wins .not bad .

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