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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2016, 11:38:16 AM »

No I mean Jack Nicholson...the actor.. was a 5 time state champ. You can trust me on this.

Nicholson was a lot things growing up in Jersey, but a wrestler was not one of them. 

Little known fact, he and Danny DeVito grew up childhood best buddies.  Their parents owned a business together.  He didn't wrestle either.

Little known fact, Nicholson was learned that his sister that he grew up knowing was actually his mother. she was a 17 y old showgirl when she had him out of wedlock. His parents were his grandparents. He did not find this out until after they passed away. That would mess a lot of people up.
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2016, 12:41:26 PM »
Little known fact: Jack Nicholson is Leglace's Godfather.
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2016, 02:04:10 PM »
Little known fact: Jack Nicholson is Leglace's Godfather.

That's actually rather well known,
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2016, 05:36:50 AM »
Little known fact: Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicholson are NOT the same person.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2016, 11:04:39 AM »
South Dakota lets 6th graders wrestle at the State Tournament, of course they have to qualify to make it happen.  It has happened.  And Logan Storley was from SoDak! 
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2016, 08:27:11 PM »
What?  You are kidding right?

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2016, 08:54:38 PM »
Well in Kentucky we allow 4th graders to wrestle middle school. So I've seen 4th graders wrestle 8th graders. Occasionally they slip up and let a 3rd grader wrestle because nobody really cares.

Don't really have any experience regarding middle school wrestling outside of Kentucky so I don't know how the regulations are elsewhere
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2016, 01:59:12 PM »
Fox Baldwin finished 2nd at 112 pounds in class 1A (small schools) as a 6th grader wrestling for Lake Highland Prep in 2009.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2016, 03:05:56 PM »
In South Dakota it can be difficult for small schools and even the large schools to fill up a lineup.  Allowing middle schoolers to compete is a great way to fill those lower weights.  At my school you couldn't come up until after the Second Semester was over which was the end of wrestling season for middle school.

South Dakota has 2 classes, A & B. 
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2016, 03:30:44 PM »
To be fair, in places like Kentucky and South Dakota, those grade schoolers are like 15 years old.
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2016, 03:45:11 PM »
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2016, 04:01:38 PM »
Which isn't always a good thing

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2016, 04:36:49 PM »
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The joke was this guy drove his car to the middle school state tournament. By his freshman year he looked like he could've been one of the coaches he was so big
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2016, 07:19:40 PM »
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2016, 10:58:25 AM »
North Dakota's Mr. Wrestler for Class "B" (Small Schools) this year was Michael Kelly. He was a 5X State Place-winner (1,1,1,3,7) and all 5 of the years he placed was in the heavyweight division. It's not uncommon for 7th/8th graders to place at state, but to do it at the heavyweight division is pretty impressive.

There were two state runner-ups, one in Class "A" (106 pounds) and one in Class "B" (126 Pounds) that were 8th graders this year as well.