Originally Posted by tilt
I say that Montini has seen at least 5 or 6 wrestlers that had AA potential but just didn't have enough mat skills in their arsenal because thats not the emphasis of the program and Larry B and others think I'm Satan.LOL.
Other than Benefiel and Connor Beebe, what other Montini kids were pegged to be AA? You can't say Foreside cause he never set foot in a D1 program and I still maintain that he was never thought of as one. Goebel chose Football over Wrestling. Mike Grimes was a 2x A champion that walked on at NIU and made the round of 12, I'd give more credit to Grimes for getting that far to begin with because nobody had those expectations of him.
I think the issue is most people have no idea what it takes to be a D1 All-American and that becoming an AA has more to do with where you go to college and less to do with what you did in high school.