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7/24/11 11:17 PM
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In college? I'm trying to decide if I should wrestle this coming school year since it's my senior year of high school. The thing is I already go the gym and workout 2 hrs a day, 4-5 times a week, and mma class 4 times a week. So I'm already kind of booked as is. Is it a must to wrestle in high school if you want to wrestle in college? Phone Post
7/24/11 11:34 PM
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Wrestle your last year, you won't regret it. You have the rest of your life for MMA and the wrestling will help that as well obviously Phone Post
7/25/11 1:19 AM
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SwaggerJacker - In college? I'm trying to decide if I should wrestle this coming school year since it's my senior year of high school. The thing is I already go the gym and workout 2 hrs a day, 4-5 times a week, and mma class 4 times a week. So I'm already kind of booked as is. Is it a must to wrestle in high school if you want to wrestle in college? <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


well, why do you think you'll be any good at it, let alone good enoguh for college if you don't try now?

kinda confused by your logic there....
7/25/11 1:20 PM
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SwaggerJacker - In college? I'm trying to decide if I should wrestle this coming school year since it's my senior year of high school. The thing is I already go the gym and workout 2 hrs a day, 4-5 times a week, and mma class 4 times a week. So I'm already kind of booked as is. Is it a must to wrestle in high school if you want to wrestle in college? <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


well, why do you think you'll be any good at it, let alone good enoguh for college if you don't try now?

kinda confused by your logic there....
Bc I've got a pretty good top game when I do bjj. Phone Post
7/25/11 2:25 PM
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well, that's not really wrestling. granted, it's grappling, but there are a lot of nuances to most sports, especially at the higher levels, that the casual competitor doesn't grasp.

i made the mistake of trying to wrestle my BJJ instructor, because my takedowns are normally pretty good and i outweighed him by about 60 lbs. he schooled me so easily i looked like a child....that's the difference between a former All-American wrestler, and a guy that understands wrestling.

if you're serious about wrestling in college, then i would say it's an absolute requirement that you wrestle this year.

just my .02
7/30/11 9:48 AM
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Unless you are an amazingly gifted athlete you will probably not be a starting wrestler for any non obscure college unless you have high school wrestling experience. Wrestling is a very technical sport and you will be competing against people that have been doing it for many years.
7/31/11 11:30 AM
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yes, if you go to a good college wrestling program and try to walk on with no experience, its more likely than not that you will get smashed and quit the program.
7/31/11 9:16 PM
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 The problem with the sport of wrestling is that there are not enough "older" people who stay in the sport, let alone give it a shot at an advanced age (over 16). It's true - wrestling, much like boxing, is the kind of sport where a large percentage of the participants begin at an early age. There aren't many successful wrestlers at the college and national levels who just picked it up during high school or after. 

But in my opinion, I'd really love it if more folks just jumped in and gave it a shot. I can't promise you will win a national title, but you will certainly learn a whole lot about what you're capable of in a way you wouldn't be able to later on. 
8/28/11 12:35 PM
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WRESTLENOW - yes, if you go to a good college wrestling program and try to walk on with no experience, its more likely than not that you will get smashed and quit the program.
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9/3/11 4:06 PM
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thforklift -  The problem with the sport of wrestling is that there are not enough "older" people who stay in the sport, let alone give it a shot at an advanced age (over 16). It's true - wrestling, much like boxing, is the kind of sport where a large percentage of the participants begin at an early age. There aren't many successful wrestlers at the college and national levels who just picked it up during high school or after. 

But in my opinion, I'd really love it if more folks just jumped in and gave it a shot. I can't promise you will win a national title, but you will certainly learn a whole lot about what you're capable of in a way you wouldn't be able to later on. <br type="_moz" />


I didn't have any wrestling programs around when I was younger. I joined in high school, and I haven't looked back.
9/13/11 10:35 PM
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Definitely wrestle. My sophomore year we had a senior come out for wrestling, at the beginning of the year i could beat him (20 lb difference, him being bigger). By the end of the year he got to sectionals, but even tho i didnt i still pinned him in a match in practice (it made me feel good inside cause he kinda came close o beating the 3rd ranked state kid) Phone Post
11/9/11 8:29 PM
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WRESTLENOW - yes, if you go to a good college wrestling program and try to walk on with no experience, its more likely than not that you will get smashed and quit the program.


THIS!

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