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    Default Folkstyle Weightclass with the most international success?

    The best weight class ever is a topic that gets thrown around a few times a year, and I think the general consensus is that 149 in 2008 blows everything else out of the water, with 9 separate wrestlers in that weight class competing for national titles at one point or another.

    So I'd like to take a different tack on the best weightclass ever; which American folkstyle weightclass has lead to the most international success? Out of 2008 so far Burroughs has a world and Olympic Gold, Metcalf and Schlatter have made world teams and failed to place, and Jenkins won a Jr. freestyle medal. Other than Burroughs and the outside possibility of Metcalf it doesn't seem like any of the the other wrestlers are going to be making any waves on the international scene. I'm sure we've had folkstyle weights with a deeper crop of international talent, so what are they?
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    Default Re: Folkstyle Weightclass with the most international success?

    1981 & 1982 Heavy had Baumgarnter, Lou Banach and and Duane (81) & Dennis (82) Kozlowski who had multiple world and Olympic Greco medals

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    74 kgs had Schultz lose to Monday for the spot i believe . i'll check later . Both medaled .
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    OK I browsed some through wrestlingstats.com and found the following contenders:

    1997 Heavyweight: Kerry McCoy, Stephen Neal and Tolly Thompson are World Championship medalist plus 1996 Greco Olympic team member Jason Gleasman

    1999 184lbs: Cael Sanderson (World Silver, Olympic Gold, 4x national team member) Brandon Eggum (World Silver), Brad Vering (World Silver, 6x national team member) Andy Hrovat (1x national team member)

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    Default Re: Folkstyle Weightclass with the most international success?

    How about 1996 Kendall Cross Terry Brands weight

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    He's talking about weights when guys were in college. But you can still use Cross and the Brands given that they were kicking around the 126 weight class for a few years together in the early 90's.
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    Another example could be the year that Ed Banach and Mark Schultz were at the same weight.
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    First time I met Mark Schultz was at a freestyle tournament in Phoenix. Sunkist kids . He weighed about 220 and I could see no fat on him . HTH he made 180 is beyond me .
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