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Coach Neal has recently confirmed that the (abovementioned) open mats continue to be available.   

Meanwhile here's a more recent media addition covering Richland's women's program's progress:

https://www.facebook.com/richlandstudentmedia/posts/1318392764914658 

also at:

http://www.richlandstudentmedia.com/chronicle-posts/2017/4/3/women-power-richland-womens-wrestling-team-gets-down

For more details, here's their official page:  https://alt.richlandcollege.edu/athletics/wrestling/
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President Trump is making good on his word to help wrestling.   He has recently acted in a way that can enable us to curtail Ed. Dept. overreach.    Title IX is a noble gender equity law but the Ed. Dept. created the Proportionality interpretation which morphed Title IX  into a gender quota that has killed men's wrestling at too many universities, without even creating women's wrestling teams at most schools.   That sort of counter-productive federal agency activism will fall increasingly out-of-favor now that former high school wrestler Donald Trump has successfully secured the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch:

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Supreme Ct. Justice nominee Gorsuch reportedly disfavors the doctrine known as "Chevron deference.”     "In the simplest terms, back in 1984, the Supreme Court held in Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council that when a law is ambiguous, courts must defer to the interpretation of a law adopted by the federal agency charged with enforcing that law, as long as the interpretation is reasonable…   Gorsuch has been a strong critic of Chevron, arguing it gives agencies too much power to say what the law is, which is really the job of the courts.”

Source:   http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/20/politics/neil-gorsuch-abortion-religious-liberty-environment-gun-control/
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One can try to interact with President Trump  via:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

&

https://twitter.com/POTUS

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How did Texans do, team-point-wise at the 2017 NCAA D1 tourney?    The answer's here...

http://www.flowrestling.org/article/54899-which-state-did-the-best-at-the-2017-ncaas
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We have a great group registered already and are excited for more!

GREAT NEWS for all of the coaches out there! Coach Pritts will be holding a FREE coaches clinic/Q&A for all coaches with a wrestler in attendance at camp! The clinic will take place following the 2nd session of camp on Tuesday, June 6th. This is an awesome opportunity to learn new technique and coaching strategies from one of the best program builders in the game!

Please RSVP using the link below, so we have an accurate number of who will be attending: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dafaf23a2ff2-leepritts/
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General Discussion / Legend Camps
« Last post by tys3198 on April 21, 2017, 09:39:08 AM »
Morton Ranch High school will be hosting two camps this summer. One camp will be coached by Chris Hart. The other camp will be taught by Tarkyia and Tamyra Mensah. All camp info can be found at www.legendcamps.com

Chris Hart:

2X State Placer

4X NAIA National Qualifier

2013 NAIA All-American

Graduate Assistant – Hastings College Nebraska

Tarkyia Mensah:

State Champion

4X WCWA All – American

2X University National Champion

Tamyra Mensah:

 2X State Champion

2X WCWA All-American

2X WCWA National Champion

2015 USA national team member

2015 US Open Champion

2016 USA Olympic Trials Champion

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General Discussion / Future All Star Wrestling Camp At Northwest High School
« Last post by coachmccready on April 20, 2017, 11:28:15 AM »
Wartburg College, the 13 time Division III National champions, will be on hand for a 3 day camp at Northwest High School in Justin, TX.  Coach Chris Ortner will be leading the technique sessions covering technique and drilling.  He will also go over what they are doing to be successful at the next level.  Sessions from 9:00-12:00 and then 1:30-4:00 each day.  Cost of the camp is $100.  There are sibling and multiple teammate discounts available.  Email me for more information dmccready@nisdtx.org
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Although Idaho's Boise State's NCAA D1 wrestling program has recently been scheduled for elimination, there has been considerable push-back from wrestling supporters nationwide so the jury is still out on this one:



Here are 2 Facebook pages devoted to the BSU wrestling revival endeavor:

https://www.facebook.com/SaveBoiseStateWrestling

ALSOhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/saveboisestatewrestling/

Additionally there's a legislative endeavor underway:   https://twitter.com/wrestlingnomad/status/855127758120374272

Meanwhile, here's BSU Wrestling's official FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/Boise-State-Wrestling-1090064254355689/

Additionally:   http://www.SaveBoiseStateWrestling.com

http://www.flowrestling.org/article/54959-boise-state-puts-cancellation-on-pause-as-pres-faces-pressure-from-students




Word has it that it might be possible to gently persuade these Boise St. folks not to want to eliminate their NCAA D1 wrestling team, or to at least support a http://www.NCWA.net program:

President Bob Kustra
president@boisestate.edu

Athletic Director Curt Apsey
capsey@boisestate.edu

Assistant AD Bob Carney
robertcarney@boisestate.edu

Media Relations, Joe Nickell
joenickell@boisestate.edu

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Boise St. Board of Trustees:

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/board_members/members.asp

Boise St. organizational chart:

https://president.boisestate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Org-Chart-with-links-updated-March-2017.pdf

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Do they really want to eliminate their one NCAA team participating in a sport that doesn't discriminate on the basis of blindness, deafness, amputee status, size or gender?   Stay tuned...

Travel budgets are a factor in this struggle, as this interactive map of NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA & Community College wrestling teams (not updated since 2015) shows:

 https://batchgeo.com/map/c0e81f035bb980370884a6157e67ed9a

Meanwhile, notice the mountains?



If it's Title IX: Proportionality that's driving the decision, that noble gender equity law on which the Proportionality interpretation is based has been morphed to produce a gender quota by the Ed. Dept.   That sort of agency activism will fall increasingly out-of-favor now that former high school wrestler Donald Trump has successfully secured the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch:

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Supreme Ct. Justice Neil Gorsuch reportedly disfavors the doctrine known as "Chevron deference."     "In the simplest terms, back in 1984, the Supreme Court held in Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council that when a law is ambiguous, courts must defer to the interpretation of a law adopted by the federal agency charged with enforcing that law, as long as the interpretation is reasonable.   Gorsuch has been a strong critic of Chevron, arguing it gives agencies too much power to say what the law is, which is really the job of the courts."

Source:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/20/politics/neil-gorsuch-abortion-religious-liberty-environment-gun-control/
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Here are some folks with experience litigating the abovementioned issues:

http://www.SavingSports.org

http://www.AmericanSportsCouncil.org

(FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanSportsCouncil )

An additional ally is the Independent Women's Forum:

https://www.facebook.com/independentwomensforum


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Anyhow here's an online petition which shows how substantial online support for Boise State's program survival is:

 https://www.change.org/p/help-us-save-boise-state-wrestling?recruiter=41388379


How about the http://www.NCWA.net option, for now?:
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Remember how Fresno St.'s NCAA D1 program was disbanded a decade ago, but then went NCWA and is soon to resume competing at the NCAA's?



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The list of new NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA or Community College official wrestling teams, nationwide is updated whenever we learn of new additions.   Please feel free to let us know if we miss any.
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Tournaments / Re: 2nd annual WRestlin' at the WRock summer duals -AZ
« Last post by ScoutWrestler on April 19, 2017, 11:57:56 AM »
Teams last year: Monument Valley- AZ, Horizon, Ironwood, Greenway, Hanks TX (El Paso) and Cypress Lakes TX (Houston) = TechFall Wrestling, Marcos de Niza, Shiprock NM, Pecos NM and Maryvale

New this year: Dysart HS

We still have plenty of room. 
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College / Re: Should DFW bid for hosting the 2019 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships?
« Last post by Seceder on April 18, 2017, 12:36:25 PM »
There (apparently) was not a bid submitted for hosting a 2019-2022 NCAA D1 national wrestling championship tourney in Dallas / Ft. Worth.   



Upcoming venues are hereby announced:

http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2017-04-18/2019-2022-future-di-ncaa-championship-sites

Date   Championship   Host(s)   City   State   Venue
March 21-23, 2019   DI M Wrestling Championships   Pittsburgh and SportsPITTSBURGH   Pittsburgh   PA   PPG Paints Arena
March 19-21, 2020   DI M Wrestling Championships   Minnesota and Meet Minneapolis   Minneapolis   MN   U.S. Bank Stadium
March 18-20, 2021   DI M Wrestling Championships   Missouri and St. Louis Sports Commission   St. Louis   MO   Scottrade Center
March 17-19, 2022   DI M Wrestling Championships   Michigan and Detroit Sports Commission   Detroit   MI   Little Caesars Arena


Notice the use of a stadium in 2020?   Anyhow, venues for 2023 and beyond have NOT been designated.   Selection criteria include:

http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2017-04-18/future-ncaa-championships-site-selections-released

"Criteria for selecting the host sites included creating what will be an exceptional experience for the student-athletes, along with adherence to NCAA bid specifications. Specifications can include, but are not limited to, providing optimal facilities; ease of travel to the location and ample lodging; and adherence to NCAA principles, which include providing an atmosphere that is safe and respects the dignity of all attendees."

Should a city in Texas host an upcoming NCAA and / or NAIA national wrestling championship tourney?   Might you know of anyone who would be interested in helping with preparing & submitting a bid? 
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