Pick and choose your choices to fit your narrative:
-WA wrestling really sucks
-Many 18-19 year olds are not ready to move far from home, so the lack of local programs hurts
-D1 sports are typically all you do at school- pass classes and do the sport. If kids aren't already burned out from living daddy's dreams through 13+ years of wrestling, traveling across the country to tourneys, etc. D1 will do it. As noted there is more participation at other levels by WA grads (d2,d3,naia, club)
-the scholarship $ does not exist. Football and basketball get full rides. Wrestling funds are more limited. Depending on out of state tuition waiver allowances, the cost may well be too high for out of state athletes.
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