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    Do you have some meeting minutes or document to verify this? I see nothing on the MSHSAA website regarding this topic or or on their facebook page. Thanks in advance.
  2. Free Girls Wrestling Clinic Location: Macon Wrestling Room 2005 N. Missouri (Hwy. 63) Macon, MO 63552 When: March 20 and 21, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Check-in time is 5:00 p.m. on both days) Focus: The primary focus of this clinic would be to help prepare the girls who are going to be making the trip to Oklahoma City Folkstyle Nationals, both physically and mentally. However, any girl (K-12) interested in attending this clinic may do so. There will also be a portion to help parents and coaches prepare for the tournament. Requirements: All wrestlers must have th
  3. Here is a summary of the numbers from USA Wrestling's Database regarding girls wrestling. In 2010, we had 132 girls registered. 5 years later, we had 204 girls registered according to the database. So in 5 years there was a 54.5% increase for an average growth rate of about 11% every year. Alaska only has 192 Girls (Registered for USA) as of 2015...they have a girls wrestling division. Tennessee only has 18 Girls registered (They are chiefly an AAU State still from what I have gathered). However, they have a Girls division at the high school level that coincides with the boys seaso
  4. So were all of the other teams in the St. Louis area before they became a varsity sport...that usually takes 2-3 years of continual growth. With the infrastructure already in place, it won't be long.
  5. Did anyone else see the post about another women's collegiate program coming to Missouri? That would be program number 5! Oh wait, there's not enough interest to garner such an endeavor in Missouri...maybe we shouldn't have girls wrestling at the high school level in this state.
  6. I received an email from Tony Black at USA Wrestling in regards to numbers. According to his report, there are 9,765 girls registered during the 2015 season. That is nearly double the amount (77% more) that NCMC estimated. This was also a 1,725 (21.5%) increase from 2014, which had 8,040 girls nation wide in USA Wrestling. So given the higher estimate of dual registered athletes (2000 in both NFHS and USA Wrestling) that would leave us with this number with a national figure: 15,428 + 7,765 = 23,193 girl wrestlers nationwide I did correspond with Mr. Black and he's working on a yearly
  7. How about giving them equal opportunity aka level playing field? I believe there are more than a few federal guidelines about that. One is in the constitution that's been in effect for 150 years (The 14th Amendment). Don't tell me they already have an equal and level playing field because my BS meter would go off.
  8. We've never stated there has to be a MSHSAA championship right away. However, that would be a nice benchmark for the state in the coming years. However, before we reach the benchmark of 50 Varsity teams in the separated regions, we can still have a State Tournament similar to what we have had the past 2 years. It has seemed to workout quite well for all parties involved. According to the NFHS it's roughly 11,496 girls from 38 states that list girls separate from the boys. The 13(Washington D.C. is the extra) states combine the results, so it's nearly impossible to say how many girls
  9. What's interesting is that the coaches who responded in the affirmative for this movement, the overwhelming majority are coming from Class 1 and 2 schools. In fact nearly half of your quota of 50 schools would be class 1 schools. Not the bigger two divisions. Granted those who did respond from Class 3 and 4 projected higher numbers but that's because they have more numbers to draw from in any given year. We have even gone so far as to contact the all-girl schools in the state and several of them would be in support of it. Facility use wouldn't be an issue as they would use the same pract
  10. I know that a coaches' survey and the results of that survey were posted on a different thread recently. Out of the 60+ coaches who replied, over 85% were in support of adding girls wrestling. That being said, if an AD or other admin sees a MSHSAA proposal for a particular sport/activity, wouldn't they be asking the current head coach/sponsor their opinion on the matter before voting? Another question of the survey was asking the coaches how many girls they could realistically recruit. Based on the survey results, the coaches who support this change would be able to gather 250 girls. G
  11. Missouri has no excuse in regards to implementing a girls division at the high school level. We have more in-state collegiate opportunities and plenty of ladies coming up through the MOUSA ranks. Come on now Missouri, are we really going to let Kansas beat us to the punch?
  12. Basic tumbling/gymnastics is a great way to learn how to control his own body. Somersaults, cartwheels, hand stands, etc.
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    Any thoughts on if J-Rob will get fired for this??? He's been a staple in the Big 10 for 30 years.
  14. You are assuming everyone is using logic to make their decisions. Or at the very least logic that makes the most sense to coaches and ADs.
  15. I'm not sure on that. I just know about this one since I was one of the coaches that sent in the document to have it discussed at the wrestling advisory board meeting. Hopefully they will post the meeting minutes soon on the MSHSAA website.
  16. I heard from one of my rational sources that MSHSAA is going to put girls wrestling on the ballot to be added as a Varsity/Emerging sport.
  17. It all depends on where the new programs that were added are placed (both geographically and population wise). I know that the majority of the schools that added programs are in the smaller classes, so the top few (in population) from classes 1, 2 and 3 will be bumped up for sure and then placed in a district based on geography.
  18. I have talked with the head coach at Kansas Wesleyan and he wants to get a girls program started there after a few solid years under his belt. Do we know why Kansas has had this amount of growth? Why can't some of our Jucos in Missouri adopt a similar tactic? How about resurrecting Meramec?
  19. If the State of Kansas can help grow the sport of wrestling and give some of our Missouri kids additional close options post high school, I'd be okay with it.
  20. That would be a solid D2 wrestling conference to compete in for both schools and the fact that they have several in-state rivalries already setup would make fan interest instantly higher. The Jucos mentioned would give some in-state competition with Wentworth who currently has to travel forever and a day for regional match-ups. But the bottom line for any of these schools to consider adding wrestling is the bottom line. Will they be willing and are they able to to spend the thousands of dollars to get things going? Are there any quality alums of these schools that still have some
  21. William Woods, NAIA level school. The NAIA is definitely where there's been some growth from the national point of view. They have added numerous programs over the past 15 years and WW already has conference/regional opponents who have wrestling already in place (Mobap, Lyon, Hannibal-Lagrange, Lindenwood-Belleville, Central Baptist, and Williams Baptist). They could easily add men's and women's programs given their location in the middle of the state would bode well for recruiting purposes. I also agree with Jeff Co and NWMSU having a both a women's and men's programs. There's plen
  22. Here's the latest that I have in regards to the results <mikicourier@gmail.com> Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 6:53 AM To: "Bowen, Jonathan" <jonathan.bowen@missourimilitaryacademy.com> Reply | Reply to all | Forward | Print | Delete | Show original now that folkstyle state is over. I will try and finish the girls state tournament results. Thanks, Miki
  23. If I were putting a starting lineup together of all-time greats for Missouri, he would definitely be on the list to be considered. The only question, is at which weight? At his current college weight? That would put him in a similar weight as Dickey and Clayton.
  24. I've emailed Miki, who was supposed to be organizing and then posting on the MOUSA site. However, I've yet to hear back. I do know that the last month of Saturdays, she's been either helping with or working on post-season tournaments for MOUSA, including Girls State, Districts, Regionals, and MOUSA State. In regards, to actual numbers: 119: Overall Total Registered Girls (Most per-registered and I have the spreadsheet with their data but there were a few walk-ups that I don't have their data on the spreadsheet) 28 ladies participated in the high school division 38 ladies in the
  25. First off, Thanks to our admin the survey results are now posted. I tried a few different formats but nothing took when I attempted. I guess I will just email him directly if anything else of importance needs to be posted. I do know that I have had numerous parents asking me if their local coach was/is on board or not with girls wrestling along with the numerical data interpretation. This allows the parents to go back to their local program and converse about the support for this initiative or the opposite. A significant amount of the inquiries that I did receive was whether or not the
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