Hilarious that the thread immediately turned into an argument over whether we get to claim a person. The fact that we have to claim them at all tells the tale. No. They're not a Washington kid.
A Washington kid means they participated at the interscholastic level here. If a guy wrestled his whole life here and then left for high school, whelp, bummer, find another name for the list.
The whole reason we are talking college wrestling greats owes itself entirely to prep, aka high school wrestling careers. What one does at the preparatory level dictates whether they will go to college to wrestle in the first place (not always but c'mon), so if a guy does not compete at the high school level here, they do not count, as they did not land their spot at their respective collegiate institution based on what they did here.
Convoluted way of saying whomever this kid is, he does not count as he did not receive his scholarship based on what he did here in Washington, thus how could he be a "Washington great." Unless he got recruited for the little league titles he won against Billy when he was 6 yes old.
« Back to index | View thread »