A few questions for you WyoWrestling.com fans.
Do you really care about these awards? Are they too "Over the Top."
Meaning should we just give a plaque or a certificate? Jackets and rings may be too much. (I thought everyone liked them, but one never knows about awards).
Is it too much to ask to have a ceremony? Will our current plan for this year work?
If you have been a past recipient of our awards or a parent of a wrestler who has received an award, you need to weigh in now because I am sick and tired of not getting support for something that John has busted his tail for the past 3 years. John Bear in 3 years has done more for the promotion of wrestling and academics in terms of media coverage in this state than any other entity that I know. Please give me an example who has done more. John, Shane and I have done the rankings that ALL MEDIA use, but rarely give credit for.
When a person Google searches Wyoming wrestling we are the first to pop up. We have showcased your wrestler and gave him the props and the rankings so that college coaches can research for recruiting. At Fargo I personally saw coaches looking up OUR site to scout just how tough one of our Wyoming wrestlers were or search state tournament results. WE ARE NON-PROFIT, John and the rest of our board secure donations to get YOUR wrestlers awards that are timeless and worthwhile. OH and JUST so YOU understand. WE ARE THE ONLY MEDIA ORGANIZATION THAT IS COMMITTED TO RECOGNIZING YOUR STUDENT ATHLETE. We award academics first. We care about your wrestler and his well being after he leaves the Event Center for that last time.
Our Forum that you are reading this on gets 8000-9000 hits daily. The forum is for YOU to discuss wrestling and it is how you keep in touch with what is new in our state. It is the best forum in the state for any sport out there, and you know it.
I have had enough with apathy. PUT UP OR SHUT UP.
You would think that for all that we have done we wouldn't have to be treated in such a manner. Our state's best deseve the best and we have done that for 2 years now we need help. That's it.
Challenging you to make wrestling better.
Winning is pinning, pinning is winning.