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    Waubonsie Valley Highschool, Aurora, IL. As of 2005 it still showd up in Wrestling USA as one of the top 100 highschool teams of the past 20 years (based upon national ranking points, some convoluted method based upon top ten rankings) despite A) not having won a state title, and B) not even being considered as one of the best wrestling schools in the state at any time. We probably would have been ranked higher had the State tournament not been canceled in 1995.

    Another interesting fact is that despite that ranking, no one from any team went on to do anything on the college level, and the school itself only had something like 5 or 6 state champs in its history.

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    My high school has a recent 3x state champ and current Golden Gopher (Tyler Safratowich) as well as a 2x state champ at HWT (Jason Dietchler) and (I believe) father of 2x (soon to be 3x champ) and Golden Gopher recruit Jake Dietchler.

    While never having much team success for a school of less than 500 in grades 9-12 it has had some good individual success.

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    Arch, when I think of Waubonsie Valley, I can't help but think of the Quintanilla brothers. What a waste of talent! I believe that one of them is still in jail, and will be for a long, long time.

    The other thing that's interesting about WV having that ranking from Wrestling USA is that WV is a relatively young high school. Has it been around more than 30 years?

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    Don Bosco, Gilberville IA

    State champs in 79,81,85,87,95,02,05,06,07 and soon to be 08
    Only school to qualify the entire team to the State Tournament

    1 D1 National champ Daryl Weber (Iowa)
    1 D3 National champ Tom Hogan (Wartburg)
    Hopefully Mack Reiter can be added to this list. (current Gopher)

    7 All Americans with a total of 15 awards
    8 Qualifiers

    Under 250 kids in 9-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Arch, when I think of Waubonsie Valley, I can't help but think of the Quintanilla brothers. What a waste of talent! I believe that one of them is still in jail, and will be for a long, long time.

    The other thing that's interesting about WV having that ranking from Wrestling USA is that WV is a relatively young high school. Has it been around more than 30 years?

    Unfortunatley yes, one of them, (not mentioning names) is still in jail. It was a terrible tradgedy all around and he isn't going to come out anytime soon. All the brothers were impressive on the mat, and even with the exception (poor choice of words, "exception", but what else can one say. we all make mistakes, some worse than others), a great group of guys. I still run into them on occasion when I'm back in town.

    They all came from the East side of Aurora and I hate to think what East High (go tomcats), would have been like had they not moved into Dist. 204.

    WV has been around for longer than 30 years, but not a whole lot longer, It was started in the 70's and enjoyed a rather large growth spurt when that area grew. I graduated with something like over 1000 kids. At the time, it was a great option compared to East (some would consider it the rough side of town) and we got a lot of talent from both Aurora and Naperville, which lead to that ranking. Now the "place to be" is Nequa Valley (bastard naperville rich scum ) or Montini. You get either Reutiger and awesome facilities or the Bronco tradition.

    Speaking of IL Highschools, were you at Mizzou when Brad Lynde was there? I always wondered what became of him.

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    I have close ties to both Bismarck schools (Century & Bismarck High).
    But what Bismarck High has accomplished over the years is awesome!

    48 year history (1960-2007)
    * 28 State team titles and 7 straight State dual Champions (started in 2000)
    * 13 runner up
    * 7 3rd place
    * Never have finished lower than 3rd!
    * Held the National dual streak record (broken in late 80's) 176.
    * 90's, Ranked #1 national a time or two, but usually a top ten ranking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    Ground, which one is you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Ground, which one is you?

    None of the above.

    I wasn?t even close to D1 AA material.


    I was a teammate of Cassidy in the late 80?s.

    I?ve been an assistant coach and a volunteer assistant coach on and off here for the past 10+ years.

    Steve?s nephew Matt wrestled for us and won a state title a few years ago. He also wrestled at Lehigh.

    We don?t have many D1 wrestlers right now. Most of our wrestlers go to schools like Mercyhurst, Thiel, Washington & Jefferson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    I have close ties to both Bismarck schools (Century & Bismarck High).
    But what Bismarck High has accomplished over the years is awesome!

    48 year history (1960-2007)
    * 28 State team titles and 7 straight State dual Champions (started in 2000)
    * 13 runner up
    * 7 3rd place
    * Never have finished lower than 3rd!
    * Held the National dual streak record (broken in late 80's) 176.
    * 90's, Ranked #1 national a time or two, but usually a top ten ranking.
    Putting this into context we are talking about North Dakota!!!

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