Discussing our excitement for the NCAA season to start this weekend we didn't have the chance for too many mistakes (we caught a couple mistakes on air).
- Here is a link to the Auburn Wrestling article I cited. It's a great article. It's really tough to find any definitive history other than Kevin Jackson wrestled for LSU. What I think wrestlers don't understand, although I don't think it'll make us feel any better, other men's sports have greatly suffered as well. The SEC doesn't have Men's Soccer. The only Men's sports that have full 14-school participation in the Big Ten are Basketball, Football, Golf, and Wrestling. That's kind of insane.
- Kevin Jackson was a 4-time All-American. His first 3-years were for LSU and then he was a runner-up for Iowa State as a senior when LSU dropped their program. He won World Freestyle Championships in 1991 & 1995, and of course won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1992.
- Braden Atwood (Purdue) was not an All-American last year. He is a 3-time NCAA qualifier who is ranked #7 by Flowrestling heading in to this season. He should have a very good year and be on the podium as a senior.
- And here's Kevin Jackson's 1992 Gold Medal Match.