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Thread: Stanford Wrestling Rounds Out 2009-10 Freshman Class

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    Like you said, Andy Patrick could have possibly gotten into Stanford, but he choose not to go there. So, not only are the coaches at Stanford inhibited by the very high admission standards, but some that do get accepted choose not to go or may never even be interested at all. This further slims an already very slim pool of candidates, which is especially true for heavyweights in wrestling. As a matter of fact, this happened with another member of the Boise wrestling team who got accepted but choose not to attend Stanford. Nonetheless, you have no idea whether the coaches recruited a heavyweight, all you know is that one did not get in and/or did not choose to attend school there. I would say that recruiting two prospective 184/197 pounders means they are trying to get the heavy weights filled up. Prospective means their weights are not set in stone and either could end up at heavyweight in the future.

    I agree with you in that forfeiting a weight is not good at all. It would be sad to see the same happen next year. But unlike you, I realize that the realities for Stanford are vastly different from Boise State (that is not cliche) and I think this recruiting class is a step toward fulfilling the needs of the team.

  2. #11

    Default Re: Stanford Wrestling Rounds Out 2009-10 Freshman Class

    Don't forget Stanford is not working with a fully funded program. They have about 4 scholarships I think.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton

  3. #12

    Default Re: Stanford Wrestling Rounds Out 2009-10 Freshman Class

    What a lot of people don't realize is that for the Ivies and higher academic schools like Stanford, it's not just about grades. Even if a student has great grades, sometimes schools will look at a lot of other variables such as extra curriculars, where the student is from, ethnicity, etc. For example, I got into Harvard and got rejected by Brown.

    So it's really difficult to not only find a good wrestler at a certain weight with great grades, but they also have to match the demographic profile that the university is looking for in order to gain admission.

    I know Harvard was in the same boat as Stanford last year in terms of forfeiting a lot, but for us it was at 125. I think we actually had a couple 125 lbers but they were injured though.

    Good luck to Stanford next year, I can't wait to see little Mango compete at the college level.

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