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fedorwins1
2/15/07 11:40:54AM
I live in PA so I would have to choose either Josh Koscheck or Kurt Angle.
pv3Hpv3p
2/15/07 11:51:58AM
I live in Minnestoa so I would maybe go with...

Sean Sherk, Brock Lesnor, or Travis Wuiff
ffforgottenx
2/15/07 12:15:26PM
hm.. i live in florida.. off the top of my head, id have to go with either hermes franca or kurt pellegrino.. im sure there are a few that im leaving out.. those are just the first two i could think of
deadcore
2/15/07 1:30:21PM
I'm from wisconsin and don't know of many great wrestlers from here. Ben Peterson was great back in the 70's but none from recently that are note worthy.
pv3Hpv3p
2/15/07 1:51:32PM

Posted by deadcore

I'm from wisconsin and don't know of many great wrestlers from here. Ben Peterson was great back in the 70's but none from recently that are note worthy.



Eric Schafer, the guy who most recentley fought Jason Mcdonald, is from Sconny? I guess I don't know if he was a wrestler there though...

What part you from? I went to a small college in western Wisconsin (UW River Falls) for a couple of years.
deadcore
2/15/07 2:02:32PM
I live kinda by there. black river falls area.
Violentcuv
2/15/07 2:35:37PM
THE HAMMER !!!!!!!!!!!

With Hammerhouse out of Ohio you can say we have our share of grapplers
pv3Hpv3p
2/15/07 2:55:21PM

Posted by Violentcuv

THE HAMMER !!!!!!!!!!!

With Hammerhouse out of Ohio you can say we have our share of grapplers



Randleman too, right? And we can't forget Sean Salmon...
OB_Juan
2/15/07 3:17:16PM
Michigan... would probably have to be Severn.
madmarck
2/15/07 8:25:50PM
I live in Canada and we don't have states........................ not to mention striking is much bigger here than grappling. Dam it sucks living in a small province. I cant even name off any Wrestlers around here. Except for some of the Proffesional ones.
Unkoman
2/16/07 2:46:00AM
I live in B.C. Canada and the only top mma fighter from here is dennis Kang.
Svartorm
2/16/07 4:01:02AM
Theres a Renzo Gracie black belt that runs a school and is a fight promoter in NH, so it would probably be him.
mrsumo
2/16/07 6:31:13AM
He isn't from this state, but Pedro Saur teaches 10 minutes from my house. We also have Jeremy Horn and Elite Performance.
madmarck
2/16/07 7:44:05AM

Posted by Unkoman

I live in B.C. Canada and the only top mma fighter from here is dennis Kang.

What About Kalib Starnes? Isnt he from Surrey?
EEKS
2/18/07 10:47:12AM
Im in illinois it would have to be Matt Hughes
Unkoman
2/18/07 5:03:41PM

Posted by madmarck


Posted by Unkoman

I live in B.C. Canada and the only top mma fighter from here is dennis Kang.

What About Kalib Starnes? Isnt he from Surrey?



You said best though. What has Kalib done .
roadking95th
2/18/07 11:12:07PM
PA Folkstyle: Joey Wildason
PA Freestyle: Kurt Angle
PA Greco-Roman: Bruce Baumgardner (at least he coached at Edinboro, lol)
PA BJJ: ??? anyone know anyone originally from PA?

PA has some of the toughest HS wrestling in the nation.
deadcore
2/18/07 11:24:28PM
Bruce Baumgartner is from NJ, went to Indiana for college and than coached in PA.
roadking95th
2/18/07 11:59:33PM

Posted by deadcore

Bruce Baumgartner is from NJ, went to Indiana for college and than coached in PA.



yea, I knew he wasn't from PA, but I couldn't think of anyone else of the top of my head. We would love to adopt him though
fedorwins1
2/19/07 5:27:17PM

Posted by roadking95th

PA Folkstyle: Joey Wildason
PA Freestyle: Kurt Angle
PA Greco-Roman: Bruce Baumgardner (at least he coached at Edinboro, lol)
PA BJJ: ??? anyone know anyone originally from PA?

PA has some of the toughest HS wrestling in the nation.



Yea not to many good BJJ people in PA, but we have some of the best wrestlers around period.
deadcore
2/19/07 10:15:33PM
the midwest is where you find the most top notch wrestlers though.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/20/07 12:05:38PM
Texas...off the top of my head i can only think of Lutter
roadking95th
2/20/07 12:49:05PM

Posted by deadcore

the midwest is where you find the most top notch wrestlers though.



Yea, I agree, there are a lot of big time wrestlers from the mid west, as well as other areas of the country. I once read somewhere, prob like 5 years ago, that PA puts the most wrestlers in the NCAA's, meaning PA is where the wrestlers are from originally. I remember one year, in the 90's, when the state of PA had the following in the top 20: Penn State, Lock Haven, Clarion, Edinboro, Bloomsburg, Lehigh, Bucknell, and Penn. I believe those to be the teams. I do know there where 8 in the top 20.

On a side note, I just found out the Junior High team at New Oxford is ranked first in the state! I helped coach a lot of those boys. Good job guys.
rameydl8
4/20/07 9:48:51PM
i live in ohio so -kevin randleman
teamquestnorth
4/20/07 10:13:44PM
lindland?herman?sonnen?hendo?I dont know I guess randy.
hcazlekker
4/20/07 10:26:34PM
Jon Smith
Danny Hodges
Charlie Hoss

There are a lot more, we have great grapplers in Oklahoma.

Since the 1924 Olympics, OSU wrestlers have accumulated a total of 25 Olympic Medals; 21 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.

Raphael Lovato Jr (from Lovato's BJJ/Vale Tudo) was just invited to the 2007 ADCCs (88kg), we are proud.

warglory
4/20/07 10:35:16PM
I currently live in Vermont so uhhhh.....ummmmmmm......eh?
richieb19
4/21/07 3:36:39AM
I train under Bill Thomson, he was one of the top judokas in Ontario, and he is a monster on the mat to say the least...

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Manfred
4/21/07 7:06:16AM
NY: I'm counting Renzo since he's been there for 20+ years. 2nd Serra
ncordless
4/22/07 5:10:36AM
You say grapplers I say one word...... IOWA. check the NCAA records and you will see that the University of Iowa dominated for more than 15 years. Homegrown: Tom and Terry Brands come to mind. But how 'bout the greatest grappler that ever lived... Dan Gable.

Pat Miletich knew a thing or two as far as BJJ goes.



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