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About VA wrestlers

Don't want to open a can of worms on this question, but simply put, VA wrestling isn't PA, OH, Iowa or even NJ or Illinois.

You can absolutely find some very good wrestlers in VA, even a few guys who sneak into the top five nationally every once in a while, but in most years, PA, OH and Iowa are producing 3 to 8 (depending on the weight class) guys who are going right into D1 rooms and many will dominate. Last year, with Borst and Bolen highly ranked, it was a high water mark year for VA in national terms. And we got them both, plus other very competitive VA guys like Smeltzer, Darber, etc.

And Keller going to Princeton is an anomaly of non-professional sports. If this was football or basketball, athletes typically go to the best D1 program possible for a shot at the money. Without a professional option after college, lots of wrestlers, lacrosse players, swimmers, etc. use their athletic talent to get themselves into ultra-exclusive colleges that are next to impossible to get into otherwise. You see a handful of top HS wrestlers who end up at Princeton, Harvard and Cornell every year. Some will still compete for AA titles (Kolodzik, Dake, Gabe Dean), but many will not go as far as they might have at another school.

(In response to this post by Diehard Hokie)

Posted: 02/06/2018 at 1:48PM


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