We're about a month away from the start of the wrestling season, where we'll get to see Penn State try to defend their Big Ten & National Championships against a much stronger 2011-2012 field. Win Magazine took a look at the culture of wrestling in the state of Pennsylvania and makes a loose case that the arrival of Cael Sanderson to the Head Coach position of the state's premier collegiate wrestling team has changed the goal mindsets of its High School wrestlers:
“High school wrestlers in Pennsylvania haven’t really had their eyes on college,” PA wrestling insider Corey Haddad said. “Their penultimate goal has always been gold in Hershey (site of the PIAA state tournament). Cael has quickly changed that. He re-energized kids to not only wrestle, but to be successful in post-secondary school. Now more than ever, kids want opportunities to compete in college.”
It's a short article, packed with .... not much beyond the assertion, but it could be a fun topic to consider for Pennsylvania wrestling fans.