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    Quote Originally Posted by Gantry View Post
    Olympic Trials at Indy was a good setup, all the hotels were connected to the stadium so you didn't even have to walk outside!
    Are you joking? Indy was horrible.

    I think Dallas would also be a good site, and personally I'd like to see it in Vegas.

    But I wouldn't mind having STL as a permanent site, it's head and tails above OKC, Michigan, and Kansas City.

    Any city without a major airport should be ruled out, as we saw that OKC couldnt handle the numbers and many of us were bumped from flights and in the airport for over 10 hours.

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    Generally I'm not a fan of the permanent location idea, BUT if it is going to a permanent location, I think St Louis would be the best choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Actually, it has been a few years since I have had to worry about my own young kids, and I tend to forget. (Hmmmm, I tend to forget a lot of things . . . .) However, having faithfully followed the adventures of TwinkieHomerMuffHips as a guide to appropriate behavior when attending the tourney, Vegas seemed a natural. Besides, I can drive there in an afternoon.
    LOL, well said. Vegas would be the best time ever. Who would the "host school" be if it was in Vegas though?
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    Default Re: St. Louis woos NCAA for permanant wrestling home

    Who was the host school when it was in Albany?

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    Default Re: St. Louis woos NCAA for permanant wrestling home

    I want to say Rider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    I want to say Rider?
    that's correct.

    ?The MAAC is thrilled to receive news of the NCAA Wrestling Championship being awarded to Philadelphia in 2011. Our experience with co-host Rider University in hosting the 2002 NCAA Wrestling Championship in Albany, NY, was instrumental in securing this bid.?

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    Default Re: St. Louis woos NCAA for permanant wrestling home

    Personally I am excited to have the tournament in Philly. I can drive there and stay with my in-laws. It is unlikely that I will be attending anywhere a plane flight is needed to get to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH View Post
    Are you joking? Indy was horrible.
    I personally enjoyed it, though admittedly my buddy and I didn't leave the hotel much. I liked the fact that the hotels were all connected to the wrestling via skyway, never even had to step outside. Compare that to Detroit, where it was a PITA car ride to get there...

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    Having the NCAAs in different areas of the country would only help the sport.It would allow the fan base to grow by making it more accessable to all.With so many wrestling programs being dropped,a growing fan base is what this great sport is in need of.The unfortunate aspect of this, is some cities and venues would obviously be more acommodating than others.The more popular cities should host every 2 or 3 years,but one location every year might rob wrestling of what it is really in need of.

    Vegas might be to much excitement for one week.I'd probably need a week to recover afterwards.

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