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    It's so sad to me that very few high school wrestlers in North Carolina even know who he is. Whenever discussions start on NC boards about who the "greatest wrestler from NC" is, his name rarely comes up
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    It's so sad to me that very few high school wrestlers in North Carolina even know who he is. Whenever discussions start on NC boards about who the "greatest wrestler from NC" is, his name rarely comes up
    How does the conversation normally go, do they usually just list people from within the last couple of years? or just over look him completely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    How does the conversation normally go, do they usually just list people from within the last couple of years? or just over look him completely?
    It's usually recent wrestlers...... plus there have been 6 4x state champs so they usually get mentioned also. But most HS wrestlers in NC don't have any scope of understanding wrestling outside of the state. For example, I consider Austen Palmer one of the best to come out of NC. He never even made the state finals in high school, yet he ended up as a starter at Iowa State, right alongside Cael Sanderson. Even Raymond Jordan, who is doing well at Missouri and was a 3x state champion, doesn't get mentioned very much, and he only graduated 3 years ago!

    The perfect case in point is that the Super 32 Challenge is hosted in NC. There is more discussion on national message boards, and message boards in other states like OH, PA, NJ, FL, etc, than there is on the NC boards about it. Whenever it comes up on the NC boards, most of the kids are discussing which NC kids will win it. I think that most NC wrestlers don't realize what a huge deal the tournament is around the country. *shrug*

    Hopefully that will change.... with the Super 32 and the Southern Scuffle, some of the best HS and college wrestlers are competing in NC. But then again.... last year we had to practically drag the kids from our HS team to go watch the Scuffle. They complained about being bored all day.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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