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    I am aware of Monroeville and their history. They have caught alot of attention with the Steibers, and now Phillips. But as you well know, rankings done by B.P., while good, always have Ohio kids ranked pretty high. Most of them deservedly so, I must admit. There is high level talent in Ohio for sure. But I also see kids from PA and NJ who dont ever get recognized by rankers, because their team is not invited to the Ironman, or the Beast, etc. Kids who are definately rankable wrestlers that never get on the radar. Which is fine. Intelligent college recruiters look past the rankings anyway. Camp has been quietly building his resume. Everyone knows him now, thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtowin View Post
    I am aware of Monroeville and their history. They have caught alot of attention with the Steibers, and now Phillips. But as you well know, rankings done by B.P., while good, always have Ohio kids ranked pretty high. Most of them deservedly so, I must admit. There is high level talent in Ohio for sure. But I also see kids from PA and NJ who dont ever get recognized by rankers, because their team is not invited to the Ironman, or the Beast, etc. Kids who are definately rankable wrestlers that never get on the radar. Which is fine. Intelligent college recruiters look past the rankings anyway. Camp has been quietly building his resume. Everyone knows him now, thats for sure.
    I pretty much agree with what you're saying here, I just think Phillips got his name out there pretty good with his big splash in his first HS tournament, where I don't know if Camp has had those kind of quality wins yet. Maybe he has and I just don't know of them--that is definitely possible.

    Anyways, I think most people knew who he was. He has been ranked ahead of Phillips all year as the top sophomore in the country by RevWrestling. It's probably impossible to tell who is better unless they actually wrestle, and it really doesn't matter. Any coach who gets either of these guys in college is going to be one happy man. Here's to hoping that tOSU gets both!! Haha--I don't know how they would have a connection to Camp, but it could happen.


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    His team, Bound Brook, usually has a few go to the Super 32 in NC. He hasn't in the past because of family finances. Hopefully BB will continue to go and he can make it next year. Gabe Gleason, the son of assistant Marty Gleason is graduating this year. Hopefully Marty will continue coaching at Bound Brook. He's a lawyer by trade and essentially takes the coaching position gratis and for the love of the sport and working with the kids. He's produced quite a few top tier wrestlers in the past 15 years including Andrew Flanagan at Harvard, Nick Murray at VTech, Jesse Harrington at Del Val College. This at school that has maybe 200 male students total , 9th-12th.
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    At last years NJ state tourney, Camp beat Johnathan Becker from Bergen Catholic in the Final. Becker at that time, was fresh off of a Fargo Championship.

    As far as Bound Brook goes, when you live in a state such as PA or NJ, you dont need to travel to these National Tournaments to prove anything to anyone. Everytime you step on the mat you have to prove who you are.

    The depth in PA and NJ is just sick. I believe OH, IA, NY do a great job at producing very stellar individuals who AA year in and year out and win titles. But no way do they have the depth of quality PA and NJ has.

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    Probably the most exciting match I've ever seen!

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    I think he is 17

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtowin View Post
    At last years NJ state tourney, Camp beat Johnathan Becker from Bergen Catholic in the Final. Becker at that time, was fresh off of a Fargo Championship.

    As far as Bound Brook goes, when you live in a state such as PA or NJ, you dont need to travel to these National Tournaments to prove anything to anyone. Everytime you step on the mat you have to prove who you are.

    The depth in PA and NJ is just sick. I believe OH, IA, NY do a great job at producing very stellar individuals who AA year in and year out and win titles. But no way do they have the depth of quality PA and NJ has.
    I can't speak for Iowa and New York, but I know Ohio has very good depth. Maybe PA and NJ have better, but they are definitely not on another level. Also, the notion that "everytime you step on the mat you have to prove who you are" seems a little silly to me in this context; if you're talking about the elite guys, they aren't being pushed unless they are facing other elite guys--that is the only way to "prove" you deserve a top ranking. I don't care what kind of "depth" you think you have--I'm sure it's good depth, but it is not depth of elite guys like you find at the top national tournaments.

    Apparently the top schools in PA and NJ agree with me--that's why they take their teams to Ohio to wrestle the best in the country at the Ironman. I guarantee that's when they think they prove themselves (at least in the regular season).


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    Quote Originally Posted by willtowin View Post
    At last years NJ state tourney, Camp beat Johnathan Becker from Bergen Catholic in the Final. Becker at that time, was fresh off of a Fargo Championship.

    As far as Bound Brook goes, when you live in a state such as PA or NJ, you dont need to travel to these National Tournaments to prove anything to anyone. Everytime you step on the mat you have to prove who you are.

    The depth in PA and NJ is just sick. I believe OH, IA, NY do a great job at producing very stellar individuals who AA year in and year out and win titles. But no way do they have the depth of quality PA and NJ has.
    While it is harder to win a state title in NJ because of the one class system, Ohio is probably deeper in talent. Their talent is just spread over three divisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arastis21 View Post
    While it is harder to win a state title in NJ because of the one class system, Ohio is probably deeper in talent. Their talent is just spread over three divisions.
    I can't imagine some of the battles we would have seen at the lightweights in the past years if we had just one division. Two years ago, 5 out of the top 7 103 pounders (according to Intermat) in the country were in Ohio! I can't imagine David Taylor, Logan Stieber, Jamie Clark, Sam White, and Jerome Robinson all battling it out for a single state title. It would have been quite a treat.


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