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    Graduated -

    Sorry for the slow reply - I have been traveling the country working Chertow camps so my 'puter time has been limited.

    Homer's summary was dead on. Sunnyside is far and away the best. He did leave out Mingus HS in Cottonwood Arizona which trains kids in a hard nosed style of wrestling and they travel nationally a lot as well. Them, Safford, and the Phoenix metro schools mentioned, are all pretty close for second best in the State. Camp Verde does remarkable things with very few students and supports the sport with open room tournaments on most weekends.

    I will say Arizona wrestling will be better for the next few years, but I don't know if they have the talent coming up to reload after this current group goes through. There isn't a heck of a lot of kids who take the sport seriously like they do in other parts of the country, so while there are some tough kids who do well nationally, due to a lack of depth they have a hard time getting regular tough competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RD149-2 View Post
    sound like a couple wet cats (poor pussy's) I'd rather associate with a rich tough guy
    Good luck finding any. They all play football and when it comes to wrestling they cant hang. Not all of them but most of them cant hang at all and it just brings the room down. I have been to kids club practices tougher than a practice at a rich high school.

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    Hey, Thanks again guys. I will be moving to the scottsdale area so I don't know how many times I'll make it down to Tucson, but hopefully I'll be able to see Sunnyside a couple times next year.

    Just from another board Desert Mountain and Marcos De Niza seem to be the schools around that area making the most noise... any info?

    Thanks again guys.

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    You can go here....

    http://www.aiaonline.org/athletics/brackets.php

    It has all the brackets for the past few years of the various state tournaments.

    The Peoria tournament is the best tournament in the Phoenix area, and either first or second best tournament in the State - which includes the State tournaments.

    The Flowing Wells tournament is the best one in the Tucson area and this tournament, and Peoria, usually trade off to which is the best. Peoria is usually the first weekend in Janurary. Flowing Wells is usually the following weekend. Both tournaments get most of the best teams in the state and a few out of state teams as well.
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    Marcos is usually pretty tough...I imagine that Applegate was the one who told you about Desert Mountain "making some noise", so you gotta take that with a grain of salt. His "prodigy" goes there, so he's pretty bias.

    Sunnyside comes up to Phoenix for a couple of tourneys during the year, so you should be able to see them w/o having to travel to Tucson.
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    I agree with Sgallan and homer. I would have to say the top 5 teams in the state are Sunnyside, Mingus, Safford, Mesa and Thunderbird. With Corona and Marcos on the tail of Thunderbird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachjuniorb View Post
    I agree with Sgallan and homer. I would have to say the top 5 teams in the state are Sunnyside, Mingus, Safford, Mesa and Thunderbird. With Corona and Marcos on the tail of Thunderbird.
    Does anyone know if any of these teams will be attending the showdown duals in phoenix this upcoming season? I think the dates are around the 20th and 21st of december.

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    I think Thunderbird is a little overrated, mainly because they are in a weak division. Keep in mind they didn't even win state this past year in 4A-Division 1. I think Corona would have throttled them this past year. Just my opinion though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    I think Thunderbird is a little overrated, mainly because they are in a weak division. Keep in mind they didn't even win state this past year in 4A-Division 1. I think Corona would have throttled them this past year. Just my opinion though.
    I can agree with you here but when you look at where they came from ten years ago to now being a perennial power I would say Coach Linscum has made a great impact on AZ wrestling. Even though he is a total douche but his son Tanner is a stud and won the dII nationals 3yrs ago and he is a great guy.

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