@Vinny I don't think that anyone is discrediting the training or the skill
level of the coaching staff. It is obvious that the coaches and the wrestlers
are the best in the state. I think what is being alluded to, is how many
members of the team have moved in from other states or other parts of the state.
Recruiting is an awful strong word to throw around. I am sure that the UHSAA
has looked into any possible infractions. While the UHSAA has proven that they
are not perfect, until they can prove wrong doing by MMHS, one must assume that
they are not in any violation of any rules.
It sounds to me that we're trying to take hearsay and turn it into facts.
I wrestled for this Maple Mountain coaching staff and I can assure you that they
don't teach "win even if it means wink-wink here or there". Go
learn about their training techniques and watch a practice and you'll find
out why they're so successful.
I agree with all of you. It's a shame because what is being taught to young
people down there at MM? Win even it means a wink-wink here or there. Athletes
playing sports out of their boundaries is a HUGE problem in Utah in every sport.
I don't pin this on the UHSAA as much as I do on coaches, schools and
parents who not only allow such behavior, but encourage it.
If this had been a private school like Juan Diego or Judge there would be a huge
stink about recruiting and how unfair open enrollment is. But since it's a
public school it doesn't matter how far out of the "boundaries"
their athletes are. The UHSAA has no integrity! Just look at what happened with
Timpview/East football this year and Snow Canyon baseball last year.
Congratulations go out to Maple Mountain. I know how hard they work and the
effort put into the program. The thing I find amusing is how since it's a
public school bringing in students, it is swept under the rug. Had a school like
Juan Diego or Judge done this everybody would be up in arms about recruiting and
how it isn't fair.
@BC_SLCI agree!In the Provo Daily Herald it has an article that
mentions that one of the wrestlers from Maple Mountain is from California. They
have a reputation for recruiting. It would be interesting to see a story about
where all of their wrestlers are from, how they got to Maple Mountain, and why
nobody from UHSAA does anything about it.
Not really here to cause a stir - but in looking at the profiles a few of the
Maple Mountain wrestlers show their hometown as being out of state. How is that
Class? I must have missed that part of the tournament.
There were some great matches tonight. Hats off to all of the finalists and
especially Britain Carter who won his 4th State Title, and Grant Lamont that won
his 3rd. I have watched some of these guys wrestles since they were little,
what a treat to see them bring home the gold. The Golden Eagles wrestled well
and almost all showed class in victory as well as defeat.