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    Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    During the interview with Wright after he won the 184 championship he talked about how since Cael has came to PSU that a lot of people have stepped up and made the program grow to what we saw this weekend. He mentioned that people on and of campus are more involved with the program. Between this and how dedicated Reader talked after his match I will be joining the Cyclone Wrestling Club today. We can not let the gap grow between our program and the others (PSU, Iowa, OSU, Cornell). We have to show our wrestlers and future wrestlers that we really want this program to be on the top. We need to do our best to prove Cael and the rest of the college wrestling world (Dan Gable for example) wrong by showing them that ISU is a school, and KJ is a coach that can win National Championships.


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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Should we step up like the ISU Athletic Department did back in 2004 and have Cael draw a salary in a made up position in the Department which allowed him to train for the Olympics full time with the University?



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by bbrill140 View Post
    During the interview with Wright after he won the 184 championship he talked about how since Cael has came to PSU that a lot of people have stepped up and made the program grow to what we saw this weekend. He mentioned that people on and of campus are more involved with the program. Between this and how dedicated Reader talked after his match I will be joining the Cyclone Wrestling Club today. We can not let the gap grow between our program and the others (PSU, Iowa, OSU, Cornell). We have to show our wrestlers and future wrestlers that we really want this program to be on the top. We need to do our best to prove Cael and the rest of the college wrestling world (Dan Gable for example) wrong by showing them that ISU is a school, and KJ is a coach that can win National Championships.
    I agree. $50 to support the Cyclone Wrestling club is cheap. This also give you a shot at NCAA tickets in 2013 in Des Moines. They will be difficult to get and Cyclone wrestling club will get the chance before non members.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Good for you, I just made my annual contribution as well....we def need many, many more to think this way or we may wind up floundering in wrestling obscurity.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    Should we step up like the ISU Athletic Department did back in 2004 and have Cael draw a salary in a made up position in the Department which allowed him to train for the Olympics full time with the University?
    Like we do right now with Trent Paulson? Or will with Reader? This is not uncommon.

    The wrestling team needs support. The fans at ISU really need to push for a standalone practice facility for the team. That is a major difference between what ISU has and what most other schools that are the haves are using.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    Should we step up like the ISU Athletic Department did back in 2004 and have Cael draw a salary in a made up position in the Department which allowed him to train for the Olympics full time with the University?
    Well, you can only have so many coaches, and keeping high level guys around is very important.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    I wonder if the athletic department is making any kind of targeted effort to cultivate some wrestling sugar daddies.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by bbrill140 View Post
    I think this article hits a lot of good points. Though they do already have a dedicated locker room (though if I remember it's on a different floor). But expanded coaches offices, dedicated training and film rooms, and a lounge for the wrestlers should be a no brainer and wouldn't even cost a huge amount. A dedicated building would be great, but I think we all realize that the ISU budget can't support that. However, decent facilities for our most successful sport should be on Pollard's list.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Wrestling will have their own facility when someone steps up and decides to be a lead donor. Volleyball is worse off than wrestling but likewise, they won't have a facility until someone steps up as a lead donor.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    For those who are interested in joining, here is a link to the wrestling club's website.

    Cyclone Wrestling Club



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by bbrill140 View Post
    Good article, thanks for posting. I'm not a diehard ISU wrestling fan, I only made it to 1 meet and the B12 championships this year, but I respect the tradition and want it to continue.

    I'm pretty confident that upgrading wrestling facilities will be at the top of JP's list once the new athletic complex and JT upgrades are finished.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Volleyball is worse off than wrestling
    How?

    VB has the run of Hilton now. Dedicated locker room. Brand-new offices. No more packing up and moving around campus just to hold practices.



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Reader's post interviews after semis and finals. He credits hugely the Paulsons for his success. KJ made it happen for the them to be here and train, kept Z here and now wants to keep Reader here. But the aren't stay'n for FREE! Paying them to stay is the name of the game, and the $ to do this comes directly from the club. It is sooo important, and its proven to work. Paulsons and Z could be living at the olympic training center, completely free, no housing cost, no food cost. But they CHOOSE to train with KJ. We have to support Cyclone Wrestling Club to keep these guys around. Have too!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l47QtaOeBmQ]YouTube - NCAA Semifinals: Iowa State's Jonathan Reader[/ame]


    v=l47QtaOeBmQ[/URL][ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IETjfcT4mi8]YouTube - 174-pound champion Jonathan Reader of Iowa State[/ame]



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    Re: Cyclone Nation Need To Step Up

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    How?

    VB has the run of Hilton now. Dedicated locker room. Brand-new offices. No more packing up and moving around campus just to hold practices.
    Volleyball is fine right now. Christy has no trouble bringing in better talent than almost any other sport at ISU. Really, wrestling is the only sport that recruits better most years. But that changed when Cael went out the door, and Jackson needs to find a way to build momentum.



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