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    7th graders winning state shouldn't happen when they could be wrestling guys that are 5-7 years older. Do you see a lot of 7th and 8th graders winning state at 125+, or for that matter even qualifying for state?

    The quality is not good when 7th graders are winning state.
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  2. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    7th graders winning state shouldn't happen when they could be wrestling guys that are 5-7 years older. Do you see a lot of 7th and 8th graders winning state at 125+, or for that matter even qualifying for state?

    The quality is not good when 7th graders are winning state.
    If you watched McCauley wrestle as a 7th grader, you'd sing a different tune... and this year (as an 8th grader at 112) he dominated his way through the tournament worse than Charlie Falck did- ever.

  3. #12

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    That is one kid out of how many. There will always be a prodigy or two, but they are the exception, not the rule.
    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!

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  4. #13

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    prodigy's or not, if a 7th grader wins it, he most likely is something pretty special...time will only tell...if mccauley becomes a six timer no one is going to go back and say, "well thats because his first win at 103 lb didn't have any competition"

    usually the only kids winning four and five state tournaments started out at these "flyweights"
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    DeVos is not as good as McCauley was as a 7th grader, but he is the only other 7th grader to ever win it in MN. He got an excellent draw, but showed up in the finals and beat a kid who had basically dominated him 2 days earlier in the team portion. That kid, who almost everyone assumed would win, was in 10th grade.

    The only thing I can say about 103, is that after the wrestlers were required to make the weight half of the weigh ins after (I believe) Jan. 1st, the pool of quality 103's at state dropped significantly.

  6. #15

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    you are right, devos isn't the wrestler that mccauley is but you just know after being in that wrestling room with mccauley all year devos began to feel like he belonged on the mat against anyone

    you are right about the quality of wrestlers after J1 as well, half of them moved up
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

  7. #16

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    i think cutting 103 poses a big problem for upcoming freshman and some sphomores

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    I'd be suspect of the report as well. I grew up and wrestled in MN and would be greatly disappointed to see them drop two weight classes.

  9. #18

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    I grew up and wrestled in MN as well and now coach here, but I feel way different. I think dropping down to 12 weight classes will only help MN wrestling. I've seen to many teams FF on the varsity level and I can't tell you the last time I watched a full JV dual. I think with 14 weight classes some kids are getting rushed to the varsity level and taking some big lumps and not having fun with wrestling. I know the downfall of dropping 2 weight classes is less people make varsity, but try to remember back to when you were in high school, I know when I was in high school it was not uncommon for a person to wait till his Jr. year to be on varsity and that was fine because they were getting matches on JV and getting the experience needed for varsity. I know it will be difficult at first with bordering states and weight classes but I think it will all work out in time.

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