Transfer Portal in wrestling

DantheFan

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To the point of culture. This staff seems to put a premium on guys who will buy into their prescribed culture, and rightly so. If an athlete isn't the right fit they'll part ways, even if they're AA caliber (See Kanen Storr)

I'm sure our staff is always looking for guys who are the right fit to help the program, regardless of them being a new recruit or transfer.
 

buf87

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Griffith and/or Wick will be really hard to land. Wick isn’t in the transfer portal, so not sure if anything is happening there
 

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Gage CurryRedshirt Sr125March 25American
Billy HigginsRedshirt Soph165March 25Northern Colorado
Chase SingletaryRedshirt Jr197/285March 25Ohio State
 

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Gage CurryRedshirt Sr125March 25American
Billy HigginsRedshirt Soph165March 25Northern Colorado
Chase SingletaryRedshirt Jr197/285March 25Ohio State
Billy is transferring? Soph? He is like 22/23 or so. His dad keeps things interesting.
 

jkbuff98

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Just saw on FB that Griffith chose Penn State - can’t find an outside verification though -
 

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Honestly outside of Willie, Degen, Aaron Holker and Kevin Jackson I can't think of many transfers including Juco's that have made a big impact for us. Here are some off the top of my head.
Duke Burk - Came from N. Illinois as a R12 guy, i don't think he even made the R12 in his 2 years here.
Nate Carr Jr - Came from Iowa Central (JUCO), i think injuries played a part in him not doing as well in his few years.
Chris Drouin - Came from Arizona State as a former AA, I think he qualified for the NCAA tourney with us,
Matt Gibson - Was at a Juco in California, he ended up AA'ing his senior year
Phil Hawes - Came from JUCO, not sure if he even hit the mat for us.
Patrick Hunter - Came from JUCO. didn't do much for us
John Nicholson - Transfer from ODU, never made NCAA's at ISU, but qualified 2 times at ODU.
Earl Hall - Kinda a transfer came from OTC 2xAA
Pat Downey - Transfer from JUCO, We all know this story, 1 x AA at ISU
Danny Bush - Transfer from IA Central (JUCO), won a few matches for us
Skylar St. John - Transfer from Iowa, injuries cut his time here short
Todd Small - Transfer from JUCO, qualified for NCAA's


I may have missed some older transfers, but this is recently. So we've had a few guys that contributed, but nothing earth shattering. Not saying we shouldn't look at transfers, just saying a transfer probably isn't going to majorly change our program (unless we got like a Woods, Griffith or Wick type of guy). So i think what Dresser and Co are doing is what we need to do, get some freshman and develop them.
Chris Taylor
 

ST8TAILG8R

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You do realize this was an April fools day joke...right? He may end up there but hasn’t made any commitment.
I did not reply to any comment in particular because I was not replying to any comment in particular.

I was just making the point that not only should we go after transfers, we NEED to go after transfer to catch/keep up.
 
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