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    Now nobody can be perfect, and I could be totally off base, but I was checking in on the rankings RevWrestling just released for Middle Schoolers and can't believe my eyes!

    Destin McCauley, Apple Valley's phenom, is the #4 Middle Schooler. I don't track middle school wrestling, really only pay attention to a couple Apple Valley kids, but how could there be 3 other kids in the country capable of winning 2 MN High School State titles (regardless of weight class), go 48-1 (or something like it), and have their only loss be on (as Bill Demaray puts it) ridiculously close match with the #1 112 pounder in the country, any age group.

    I'm interested in seeing why these three little studs are better, even though untested in High School?

    Let me add, that I am extremely impressed that Rev went as far as posting Middle School rankings as it is.
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    I would have to agree with you that there can't be many young wrestlers that should be ranked higher than McCauley. Has McCauley wrestled in Fargo? The other wrestlers may have some hardware from Cadets and that may be the reasoning?

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    Yeah, I didn't think about that, it would be pretty tough for an 8th grader (right now) to have been a cadet though, that would be kid that was 2 years senior to most of his classmates, wouldn't it?

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    Here's what I found about #3 ranked Jason Luster of Georgia:

    2006 NHSCA National Open Pre-Season Wrestling Championships

    At 135, 13-year-old Jason Luster of Powder Springs, Ga., who is only in the 7th grade, toppled unbeaten Michigan state champion Collin Marcicki of Flint. (Mich.) Powers Catholic High 4-1 for the title. Marcicki, who boasts a 169-4 high school record, gave a verbal commitment to wrestle for legendary coach J Robinson and his #1 ranked (NCAA D I) Minnesota Golden Gophers the preceding weekend. Luster was given the Outstanding Wrestler Award for his spectacular performance that also included a fall over Cody Warr (PA), an 8-0 win over state place-winner Gabe Brotzman (NC) and a big 8-4 win over State Runner-Up Darrius Little (NC).

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    Luster has wrestled in the High School division of the Super 32 Challenge the past two years. In 2005 he went 3-2, with his losses coming to a state champ from NC and to Pat Strizki from New Jersey, who was 2nd in NJ this year and placed at Sr Nationals.

    In 2006 as a 7th grader he went 3-2, losing to two seniors by 2 point margins.

    He trains with Arturo Holmes.

    I don't follow MS wrestling all that much either, so I really don't know anything about those other guys to compare it to, but I do know that Luster attracted a lot of attention at the Super 32. We sometimes have 8th graders that come in and do well (Marshall Peppelman, Jordan Frishkorn, and Scotti Sentes come to mind), but for a kid in the 6th/7th grade to come in and win some matches in the HS division was pretty impressive.

    PS - Not sure exactly how the grade thing works - I just noticed that in 2005 he was registered as a 7th grader and again as a 7th grader in 2006, under "home school"
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    Do we really need rankings of middle school wrestlers?
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    Do we really need rankings of middle school wrestlers?
    I don't think so. With all the complaints you hear about HS rankings, and knowing how hard it is to rank guys when there is not a lot of head-to-head competition... it's even harder in middle school.

    I'm sure all these top middle school guys dominate their age divisions.... so we are discussing them in regards to how they have done against high school level competition, which seems a little crazy.

    That being said, however, I do like seeing "lists" of the top middle school guys, to be aware of who to keep an eye on.
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    Is it just me, or do these ranking pretty much say there is no wresting west of the Mississippi.

    Nah.... I am better off not commenting. This is an Eastern bias board, as are most of the rankings.

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    I think Scotty needs a hug today
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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