Originally Posted by Tiger80
Did you know Clemson had individual NCAA wrestling champions when it was a men's sport?
Still can't believe they jump from 197 to 285 lb. Seriously? I think it is dumb that high schools jump from 220 to 285 without a weight clsss in between.
The champ at 285 weighs 225. Once your over 200, weight quits being the factor it was below.
I've been involved in wrestling for a loooonnnngggg time. If anything, there are too many weight classes for the Chubbies. In Co, We had a kid finish 4th in the city tournament at 195....so he went up to 220 and won the state championship...weighing no more than 200 lbs. it's difficult to even find a someone at those weights who are willing to do the work the sport requires in many high schools. Meanwhile...at the middle of the lineup....the real wrestlers live.
Oh...Noel Loban...was an Olympic bronze medalist for Great Britain....Clemson's first NC in any sport....