As College Wrestling pointed out we need to focus on the domino effect of what is happening in our state. There is really no support and has been that way for some time. There are true supporters in WA, but again few and far between that actually DO something. I don't mention names unless it's a positive example - take for instance Steve Davis, he is always offering past results, pictures, his outlook on certain posts, but it's always positive. Again, Mike in Spokane making huge efforts to create a camp/clinic/open wrestling during the shut down. Good on Ford, Navejas, and ALL other coaches traveling away from their families every weekend taking our kids somewhere!
When is it time to get away from the past and move towards a hopefully brighter future for our state? It's not going to happen from keyboard pirates and the negativity. Maybe those making strides in becoming officials, or bringing back college wrestling, or giving the kids a chance to be on the mat don't have to get hammered by a few who most likely don't do anything for the sport but always have an opinion or think they are right and have the answers. All I'm saying is say something positive, have credible input, or just don't say anything at all that sets us back.
I don't always agree with DaveG's policy on posts, but it's his board. I believe in free speech, but I don't think someone needs to email him in order to stop attacks. He asks that no names or direct bashing take place on specific individuals, but it happens here every day. Everyone has a right to an opinion, it's our right as humans, but I believe there needs to be some action on this board to keep things in order, peaceful yet helpful for wrestling. Posters have gotten very comfortable being able to say what they want, whenever they want, about who they want and it's just ugly and frankly hurts WA wrestling. Maybe DaveG can implement some things, or block posts that hinder our positive movement?
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