Coach I agree 100%. It seams like our kids/HS wrestling is fragmented from our college wrestling, two different cultures. We have got to embrace what we have or it won't take long before college wrestling in Oregon is a memory. We don't have to look far to the north to see what that looks like. Washington has a hole where college wrestling once was, with a ton of great wrestlers with no way to compete for their home state. We have already taken to many blows here at home to take another.
By supporting the college programs here in state we will become better wrestlers at every age group. Our youth kids will see a higher level of wrestling and grow towards it. Our College kids will have fan support and wrestle that much harder. We will get even more great talent at OSU, Clackamas, SWOC, and SOU because it would create an atmosphere of importance.