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    Sylvester Terkay, Jake Shields, Kazushi Sakuraba, Caol Uno, Nori Kid Yamamoto (wrestled in Arizona during HS), Antoine Jaoude, Jason Black, Antonio McKee.

    Indiana natives Aaron Riley (Cannelton HS), Scott Henze (Scottsburg? HS), Chris Lytle (92-93 Indiana state runner-up, Southport HS), Jeremy Bolt (South Dearborn HS), Kurt Kinser (Bloomington South, IU), Dave Herman (FW Concordia?, IU)...there are a ton of former Indiana wrestlers participating in MMA.
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    I believe Gerald Harris wrestled at Cleveland State, not Eastern Michigan.

    And, don't forget to mention guys from the current season of TUF ... like the 2 guys who just fought on last night's episode: Ryan Bader (Arizona State, 2x AA) and Tom Lawlor (Univ Central Florida, 3x natl champ NCWA).


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    Aaron Simpson, Ryan Bader, Jamie Varner, one of the Beebe brothers, Tyron Woodley, Shane Roller...there are some other minor corrections in your list Champ, like Gerald Harris went to Cleveland State, and Paul Bradley went to Iowa

    A bunch of people wrestled at Pima JC in Tucson as well, like Drew Fickett, Jesse Forbes, and Efrain Escudero
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    Thanks, Cleveland State and Eastern Michigan are both green, thats why I thought it was EMU.
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    Matushenko giving up tons of weight beat Lesnar in the JUCO national finals. How funny is that, and it's crazy to think someone good enough to beat olympians would wrestle only junior college. He won it at 177 and then the next year wins it at Hwt. Lesnar wins it the next year at heavyweight.

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    Did anyone mention Baroni? He wrestled at both Hoftsra and Central Michigan. Jay Hieron also wrestled at Hofstra.

    When Kerr became national champion, he beat Holman (the #1 seed) in the semis and then beat Randy in the finals. Randy had beaten Kerr earlier that year and a few years before, Coleman tech falled Kerr in the nationals.

    Tom Erikson was a 2x #1 seed at Ok State and coaches at Purdue; Randy said he got into MMA after seeing Frye compete, a teamate of his at Ok St.
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    Eric Bradley is the AA from Penn State who is doing MMA
    Also Phil Davis (Penn State, DI Champ), Cain Velaquez (ASU, DI AA), Jens Pulver

    You also need to add DI runner tp Couture and Chael Sonnen was an AA

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    Ricco Rodriguez was a state champ in NY, I believe

    Pete Delayo- wrestled in CA(HS & JC)
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    Jon Fitch- Fort Wayne Carroll(state placer) and Purdue University
    Brock Lesnar- University of Minnesota(NCAA Champ)
    Randy Couture- Oklahoma State University
    Josh Koscheck- Edinboro University(NCAA Champ)
    CB Dollaway- Arizona State University(All-American)
    Frank Edgar- Clarion University
    Mark Coleman- Ohio State University(NCAA Champ)
    Rashad Evans- Michigan State University
    Matt Hamill- Purdue University and Rochester Institute of Technology(DIII Champ)
    Matt Hughes- Eastern Illinois University(All-American)
    Jake O’Brien- Perry Meridian(State champion) and Purdue University
    Urijah Faber- Cal Davis
    Gray Maynard- Michigan State University(All-American)
    Tito Ortiz- Cal State Bakersfield
    Matt Lindland- Nebraska(All-American), Olympian
    Sean Salmon- Ohio State
    Dan Henderson- Arizona State, 2X Olympian
    Georges St. Pierre- Trained with Canadian Olympic team
    Chael Sonnen- Oregon University
    Clay Guida- Harper Junior College
    Roger Huerta- Augsburg College
    Chuck Liddell- Cal Poly
    Quinton Jackson- Tennessee State Placer
    Diego Sanchez- New Mexico State Champion
    Keith Jardine
    Brandon Vera- Air Force
    Corey Hill- Colby Community College(JUCO Champion)
    Johnny Hendricks- Oklahoma State University(National Champion)
    Mark Kerr- Syracuse University(National Champion)
    Jake Rosholt- Oklahoma State University(National Champion)
    Kenny Monday- Oklahoma State(All American), Olympic Gold Medallist
    Mark Munoz- Oklahoma State University(National Champion)
    Mark Shultz- Oklahoma(National Champion), Olympic Gold Medallist
    Mike Van Arsdale- Iowa State University(National Champion)
    Gerald Harris- Eastern Michigan University
    Paul Bradley- Penn State University(All American)
    Mo Lawal- Oklahoma State(All American), Central Oklahoma(DII Champion)
    Frank Trigg- Oklahoma University
    Jeff Monson- Oregon State University(PAC 10 Champion)
    Gan McGee- Iowa University
    Rex Holman- Ohio State University(National Champion)
    Royce Alger- Iowa University(National Champion)
    Kevin Jackson- Iowa State(All American), Olympic Gold Medallist
    Vlad Matushenko- Belarus National Team
    Sylvester Terkay
    Jake Shields
    Kazushi Sakuraba
    Caol Uno
    Nori Kid Yamamoto
    Antoine Jaoude
    Jason Black
    Antonio McKee
    Aaron Riley
    Scott Henze
    Chris Lytle (92-93 Indiana state runner-up, Southport HS)
    Jeremy Bolt
    Kurt Kinser
    Dave Herman
    Jens Pulver
    Dan Severn
    Melvin Guillard
    Shane Carwin
    Ryan Schultz
    Jamie Varner
    Ryan Bader - (Arizona State, 2x AA)
    Tom Lawlor - (Univ Central Florida, 3x natl champ NCWA).
    Phil Davis - (Penn State, DI Champ)
    Cain Velaquez - (ASU, DI AA)
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    Sean Sherk had to have wrestled somewhere right? He's always w/ the Minnesota guys, so there would be my best guess.
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