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  • Iowa

    13 17.33%
  • Iowa State

    6 8.00%
  • Michigan

    2 2.67%
  • Minnesota

    7 9.33%
  • Ohio State

    7 9.33%
  • Oklahoma State

    3 4.00%
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    23 30.67%
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Thread: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

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    Default Re: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

    With wrestling, there is virtually no future in the sport after college unless you are fortunate enough to land a great, well paying head coaching position (think how few there are compared to the THOUSNDS of wrestlers who compete at the NCAA's every year). So, with that in mnd it comes down to education and the Ivy League is the place to go. After the Ivy, I'd consider Northwestern and NOW Penn State. A PSU education ranks pretty high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spladle View Post
    With wrestling, there is virtually no future in the sport after college unless you are fortunate enough to land a great, well paying head coaching position (think how few there are compared to the THOUSANDS of wrestlers who compete at the NCAA's every year). So, with that in mind it comes down to education and the Ivy League is the place to go. After the Ivy, I'd consider Northwestern and NOW Penn State. A PSU education ranks pretty high.
    The folks in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin can use that same rationale. All good places. You can always wrestle Division III for MIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    The folks in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin can use that same rationale. All good places. You can always wrestle Division III for MIT.
    The old MIT football cheer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    If a kid has his act together that well, he can and should consider his options carefully. There are a lot of great choices but they selection depends, as others have pointed out, on a lot of things.

    Geographic preference, anticipated major, etc. There are a lot of great schools out there. Ivy Leagues, Northwestern, Stanford, great Big 10 and ACC schools. If he has the inclination then any of the service academies. It depends on where the kid feels most comfortable too.

    Forget "The Kid" Terp. What would YOU do?

    (PS, when I wrote this, I was wondering how The Terp will respond. Of everyone on here, I knew I'd be sticking you on the proverbial slippery slope.)
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    Default Re: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    The folks in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin can use that same rationale. All good places. You can always wrestle Division III for MIT.
    Actually MIT athletic department has announced due to financial issues they are planning to cut some varsity sports. They have not announced what sports will be cut, but wrestling alumni are organizing proactively.

    I will post if there are more developments

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Forget "The Kid" Terp. What would YOU do?

    (PS, when I wrote this, I was wondering how The Terp will respond. Of everyone on here, I knew I'd be sticking you on the proverbial slippery slope.)
    A slippery slope indeed. When I got out of high school I wanted to go anywhere BUT Maryland! I grew up a mile from campus, my father taught there, I pretty much grew up on the campus. William & Mary was recruiting me, but they cost about $3000/yr compared to living at home and going to Maryland for $300!! My father told me I could go to W&M but had to make up the difference!!

    So, I enlisted in the Air Force. When I got out, and had to pay for school on my own with the GI Bill; Maryland looked a lot more attractive!! Back then you could get into Maryland if you had a pulse. The school has changed a lot academically over the past 20 years.

    I like where we are now as an institution and wrestling-wise. Like any school we have our warts too, but we do have a unique location, a top state univeristy, and a wrestling program on the rise (though it seems most people haven't noticed!). I wouldn't have been good enough to wrestle for Maryland now, I was hardly good enough when we were a middling program!

    Where would I go? I think you can have success wrestling almost anywhere if the school, coach, and team are good matches. As others have alluded to, academics should be a driving factor, but the Ivy League aren't the only schools in that category.
    - W&M doesn't have wrestling anymore, but it is a beautiful school with great academics.
    - Stanford is one of the nicest campuses I've seen and at or near the top of the heep academically.
    - I've spent some time at Oklahoma State and, while it isn't the greatest university in the land, it is neat to be around a school that places wrestling pretty high on their list. I like their wrestling style too.
    - I think the combination of academics and tradition at the military academies is without peer, if that is your thing. I had a chance to go to the Air Force Academy Prep School while I was in and sometimes wonder where that would have taken me. You know, when you come to a fork in the road, take it!

    But then again, I was better suited to wrestle at the Division III level.....
    "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!?

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    Sounds like..................

    http://prescott.embryriddlesports.co...asp?path=wrest

    .......would be in the mix.

    On of my best friends in HS enlisted in the Air Force since he and the family couldn't afford college. We were still in the draft era and he knew if didn't enlist elsewhere he'd get drafted into the Army since he was in the first 10 of draft numbers pulled. So he's in the recruiting office and tells them he'll sign on if he can serve at Pensacola. Off to Lackland he goes for basic, then on to aircraft mechanic school. When it's tme to be re-assigned, he tells his CO that he was promised Pensacola when he enlisted. The CO laughed. Where does he get assigned, Thule AFB in Greenland. He finishes his tour up at Thule and his CO is coaxing him to re-up. He always was a dymamite mechanic around cars and we all knew he's was perfect for jets too. He goes to the CO and he'll says re-up but only if he's assigned to Penscola. He needed to thaw out. He signs on and few weeks later his transfer papers come through - to Elmendorf in ALASKA !

    Poor guy, he served 20 years and finally retired. He never got married so he saved all of that pay over the years, plus a few re-enlistment bonuses. When he finally came out, he bought a Getty station.Today the guy is worth a few million. He ended up marrying one of his regular customers after she got divorced. And yes, he finally made it to FL, he bought a condo on the beach down in Marco Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Sounds like..................

    http://prescott.embryriddlesports.co...asp?path=wrest

    .......would be in the mix.

    On of my best friends in HS enlisted in the Air Force since he and the family couldn't afford college.
    Naw, I was in that oxymoron of military intelligence. I was at the very tail end of the Vietnam era. Saigon fell while I was in USAF, but I was never in danger of going there.

    By pure dumb luck I was stationed at RAF Chicksands, England. A couple of pics in my profile of Chicks. Once I mastered the native language I had a pretty good time.... Helped to keep the pubs free from communism and took some Darts for Democracy in the process!!

    Finished up at Kelly AFB in San Antonio. Again, dumb luck since the Air Force Wrestling training camp was at Randolph AFB that year, so I was sort of a freebie since it didn't cost more than cutting some orders for me to attend. I wrestled my way on to the team, beating an Academy grad who had gone to NCAAs and a guy that was a 3 or 4 time Arizona champ to make it.

    Thought I was pretty good when I arrived back at Maryland, figuring I was older than most on the team, was All Air Force, had placed in a couple of British Championships...... and proceeded to get my butt handed to me in Maryland's room, mainly by my now good friend Butch Harris! A rather humbling experience, which is something wrestling can certainly deliver to an individual!
    "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!?

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