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Title: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: highschoolwrestling on August 02, 2016, 04:07:35 PM
I just wrote an article called "5 Ways to Become an all American in Fargo."
I thought some of you might like it.

http://wrestling.wonderhowto.com/forum/win-cadet-freestyle-nationals-0172602/
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: SingletSlinger on August 02, 2016, 04:11:46 PM
Cadet nationals is for athletes that are 15 and 16 years old, not by grade.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: highschoolwrestling on August 03, 2016, 12:00:47 PM
Yes this is true. That said for the most part those are 9-10 grades.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: highschoolwrestling on August 03, 2016, 12:01:57 PM
This is a better link for that article. https://highschoolwrestlingblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/fargo-wrestling-tournament/
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: SingletSlinger on August 03, 2016, 01:07:45 PM
Yes this is true. That said for the most part those are 9-10 grades.
That again is false, there are many aka about 50% of the athletes are a first year cadet as an 8th grader.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: highschoolwrestling on August 03, 2016, 01:17:09 PM
Yes this is true. That said for the most part those are 9-10 grades.
That again is false, there are many aka about 50% of the athletes are a first year cadet as an 8th grader.
OK. I'll change the article when I can.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: highschoolwrestling on August 03, 2016, 01:17:44 PM
Again I posted the wrong link https://highschoolwrestlingblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/fargo-wrestling-tournament/ That is the correct one. Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: Jason Bryant on August 07, 2016, 04:25:04 AM
I don't know if I'd say half of the first-year cadets are eighth graders. I always thought the total number was actually much lower, maybe 15-20%.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: SingletSlinger on August 07, 2016, 08:29:36 AM
Most states or school districts have an August 1st cut off for kindergarten. That would make it a 5 months would be first year as an 8th grader. Then add in where a good percentage of kids are held back that are born in June or July, it's easily very close to 50/50.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: Jason Bryant on August 09, 2016, 09:48:12 PM
You're working on assumptions, not cold-hard facts. It's hard to get a firm answer from USAW, since I don't believe they keep "grade" data. It would take a complete effort to confirm either point of view. There isn't enough "hard" data to validate either way.
Title: Re: 5 Ways to Win in Fargo
Post by: SingletSlinger on August 09, 2016, 10:19:05 PM
In my state's cadet folkstyle state finals the entry list has grades listed with the entries
7th-4
8th-96
9th-241
10th-89

432 entries which is a pretty good sample size.