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    Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Honeset question, would you have any problem with your child wrestling as a youth or in HS?

    Personally I enjoy the sport a great deal, and feel wrestling gives atheltes a type of one on one competetive environment that is increadibly unique and valuable to the athlete. That said if my child wanted to wrestle in HS I would have hesitations, primarily around the culture of cutting weight and restrictive diet. Young atheltes are still in the process of developing physically, and restricting diet in any way will undoubtedly impact their physical develpoment.

    If my child decides wrestling is his chosen activity I would begrudingly allow him to do it, but I would weigh him the day after his last football game/practice and restrict him to wrestling at (withing a few pounds) of his weight or above. I understand HS programs have restrictions on how much weight a wrestler can "safely" lose but frankly that doesn't go far enough.
    Last edited by DuffMan; 03-06-2012 at 11:44 AM.

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    I would just make sure they weren't being too aggressive in cutting weight and were making healthy choices.

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    Not a big fan of the cutting weight...but regardless....he will be a basketball player. so it's a moot point.

    I just like to go to wrestling meets so I can mindlessly scream "TWO!!!" while holding up two fingers.
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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Duffman you have to get laid before you can have kids. Just sayin

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    My 7 year old wrestled pee wee this year for the first time. As long as he is having fun then I will let him do it. But no way at his age would I make him cut weight and it pisses me off watching other parents do it to their kids.

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildTurkey View Post
    Duffman you have to get laid before you can have kids. Just sayin
    You clearly haven't seen this thread.

    http://www.hawkeyenation.com/forum/p...tten-laid.html

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    To be honest, I thought you were trying to keep the momentum of busting our balls. You bring up a valid point. Cutting weight is very dangerous and I'm glad that you would keep on top of it.

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DuffMan View Post
    You clearly haven't seen this thread.

    http://www.hawkeyenation.com/forum/p...tten-laid.html
    I don't have permission to open that link but I do know your affection for mashed potatoes. How do you reproduce with a bowl of spuds?

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssckelley View Post
    My 7 year old wrestled pee wee this year for the first time. As long as he is having fun then I will let him do it. But no way at his age would I make him cut weight and it pisses me off watching other parents do it to their kids.
    Kids are cutting weight at 7 now? Freaking insane.
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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssckelley View Post
    I don't have permission to open that link but I do know your affection for mashed potatoes. How do you reproduce with a bowl of spuds?
    Vigorously!

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    Almost every sport you run risks with allowing your child to play weather it's steroids, concussions, cutting weight or whatever else. I'd let my child wrestle if that's what he wanted to do, no question.


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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan340 View Post
    Kids are cutting weight at 7 now? Freaking insane.
    Yep, my wife witnessed a parent coming unglued on a teacher for allowing their son to eat pizza because he was cutting weight for the tournament last Saturday. The boy is in 1st grade.

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DuffMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WildTurkey View Post
    Duffman you have to get laid before you can have kids. Just sayin
    You clearly haven't seen this thread. http://www.hawkeyenation.com/forum/p...tten-laid.html
    haha nice work! Im not a big fan of sex in cars. just BJ's. To much restriction! Now a truck bed... hell yeah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssckelley View Post
    Yep, my wife witnessed a parent coming unglued on a teacher for allowing their son to eat pizza because he was cutting weight for the tournament last Saturday. The boy is in 1st grade.
    That's disgusting, and borderline child abuse.

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    Re: Would you allow you kid to wrestle?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildTurkey View Post
    haha nice work! Im not a big fan of sex in cars. just BJ's. To much restriction! Now a truck bed... hell yeah..
    Funny you mention that as I came across this on Amazon yesterday while I was shopping for a new air mattress.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Bedz-Weekender-Model-VFSB-F1/dp/B000EGWO5Y/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1331059559&sr=8-5]Amazon.com: Weekender Model VFSB F1: Home & Kitchen[/ame]

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