Published on May 23, 2011 by viratas ·
We have taken our time and looked at the things that we think are not working. It is clear that we do not believe the NCAA is by default our best option. When speaking about Folkstyle Wrestling, the Division I Championships are the Apex of that style. There is nothing after that. That is our Super Bowl and World Series so to speak.
So in reality an organization that has no interest whatsoever in the advancement of our sport dictates things. We have the NWCA that does everything in its power to advance our sport, but at the end of the day they are also at the mercy of the NCAA.
USA Wrestling is the governing body of our sport, but also has little impact or influence on what the NCAA does or does not do.
We are going to give a certain perspective in this segment. We will then follow it up with the second part and provide some more in-depth details. Our goal here is to get the general idea out there and let you all applaud, yell and/or discuss.
Imagine a National College Championship that allowed an opportunity for every wrestler in college a chance to become the National College Champion. Imagine the NWCA, NCWA, USA Wrestling and NUWAY all working as one to provide the best opportunity and best experiences for both the fans and the athletes. Imagine a college staff working with their athletes all year around all the way through the Freestyle and Greco seasons. In our opinion that would be some kind of cool.
What if we could have a board that governed College wrestling that was made up of the organization mentioned above? Where the people making the decisions actually cared about the advancement of our sport and whose mission was to promote college wrestling and education.
We know we are dreaming of a utopian wrestling community, but why not? FOR MORE INFO & to leave a COMMENT regarding this issue Click here
Mia dos lincolnos!
I think you are correct in your thinking b/c you are looking at the future of the sport & assessing what is actually being done to create.
If you do not establish AN IDEAL SCENE then there is NO WAY you can actually know how far of a departure the EXISTING SCENE is from the future & you will not know what to do in order to get there either.
Change on really takes place when you shoot for ground higher then you can imagine. Utopia? People think it is a BAD WORD b/c it is “unrealistic” but to me, that is only because those folks dont’ dare to imagine or confront the fact that someone has a VESTED INTEREST in maintaining the status quo. Look forward to more!
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