For years, it has been the shared sentiments of many New York State wrestling aficionados that our scholastic teams do not get the credit and recognition that they deserve in regard to the various national rankings services. Time after time (compliments to Cyndi Lauper), a team emerges that has the NYS populace excited, thinking that perhaps they will be the team to break the streak and get the Empire State back on the national radar. And, season after season, despite the local hype and admiration, it never seems to happen. It is with these thoughts and emotions in mind, that it is both my pleasure and my privilege to announce that our collective patience has paid off and our sometimes overly bold cries have been heard, as not one, not two, not three, but four of our top programs will find themselves amid the best this country has to offer when Amateur Wrestling News and InterMatwrestle.com release their updated team rankings for the week ending on February 5th…After all of the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears, the day belongs to Shenendehowa, Spencerport, Longwood, and St. Anthony’s. Continue reading “Four Score: NYS’ Finest Break into National Rankings….”
At first glance, it might have seemed like a foregone conclusion that Evan Knight, a senior at Urbandale High School in Iowa, would end up donning a cardinal and gold Iowa State singlet….After all, his father, Steve Knight, was an All-American for the Cyclones and spent three seasons on the Iowa State coaching staff. His uncle, Dan Knight, was also an All-American for the Cyclones. Three other Iowa high school seniors with Iowa State in their blood, Michael Moreno, Kyven Gadson, and Trevor Voelker, have already announced their intentions to be Cyclones.
But on Tuesday, Knight chose a different path than his father and uncle when he gave a verbal commitment to Rob Koll and the Cornell Big Red. Knight chose Cornell over Iowa State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona State. He projects collegiately at 184 pounds. Continue reading “(K)night Time: #50 Recruit/2x Iowa State Champion Headed to Cornell”