"I don?t give a f_ck about money, bro. Believe me when I tell you that." Dana White
david will do just fine at 125/130
They want these kids to compete in the Dixie Duals, 3 tournaments in state, the Southeast Regionals, and the Cadet or Junior National Duals. Plus you have to pay for the week long National Team camp (in New Orleans)and get to Fargo. Cost for Southeast Regionals about $350, cost for National Cadet or Junior Duals about $500, cost for 3 local (in state)tournaments about $350, cost for Fargo about $1600 (that includes the $250 fee for the mandatory "team camp"). If you do not live in New Orleans you have to figure in hotel, gas, and lodging for a week to attend the camp. This is of great detriment to the wrestlers from other areas across the state.
We could not even field a team for the Cadet and/or Junior National Duals this year. Why? Because it costs too much and the powers that be cannot figure that out. The powers that be are stiffling the sport in our state and making it unavailable to a vast majority of folks.
I am puzzled how clubs can make $15,000 to $20,000 on a tournament and then still have these kids pay to represent their state at National tournaments. That seems ridiculous.
I heard that David Taylor weighed somewhere around 150 pounds. Seeing him wrestle, the boy is very technically sound. I don't think however that he has the horse power as of yet to dominate 135's or above.
Holding it in Fargo is hard to justify. To fly in and out, the cheapest ticket you'll find even in buying it over a month in advance, is just under $500. There also isn't a whole lot to do there for parents and or wrestlers when you're on a stretch of down time, and that limits it as well too. For such a big event, it's hard to believe we've accepted Fargo as the place where it is held.
I'm certain that David Taylor will have success. The boy is, like I said, very technically sound. He is the toughest wrestler I have ever seen on top. However, 135's, 140's, 145's, is not like 103's or 112's. DT has great scrambling abilities that will definately help, but "at this time" doesn't have the horsepower. Like you posted "David is doing everything he can to build his strength".
Everyone can speculate on how he will do at a hevier weight. The only ones who really know are David and his coaches.
With size comes strength with proper training, and I believe David is doing the training. A kid at that level got there by hard training.