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Old 02-27-2014
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Max Schneider

Saw the predictions for the PAC 12 tournament and he wasn't listed so I looked at his season and noticed he hasn't wrestled since early December.Does anyone know if he was injured or what's going on?
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Old 02-27-2014
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I do not believe he is wrestling for Cal Poly any more. Not sure of the exact reason.

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Old 02-27-2014
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I don't know the whole story but he has left Cal Poly.

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Old 02-27-2014
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Interesting article-Max Scneider

Schneider is a three-time Illinois State Finals placer and two time wrestling champion. He was ranked No. 3 in the nation at the 152-pound weight class when he graduated from Lane Tech College Prep High School in 2012, and was the first Chicago Public League wrestler in more than six decades to win multiple state titles.
Born in California, Schneider decided to return to his home state for college and was red-shirted by the California Polytechnic State University Mustangs. During his first official season as a Mustang, Schneider began with an 8Ė0 record and took first place at the Road Runner Open Nov. 17, 2013. He did not have a blemish on his record until the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational tournament, Dec. 6Ė7, where he lost to the University of Michiganís No. 16 Brian Murphy.
Schneider told The Chronicle he decided that Cal Polyís coaching staff was not the right fit for him and he is now looking to transfer to a different university.
The Chronicle spoke to Schneider about why he left the Mustangs, what heís looking for in a coaching staff and the process of transferring schools.
THE CHRONICLE: How has the transition been since moving to California?
MAX SCHNEIDER: The transition has been hard. Itís definitely further away from home than I would like. Iím transferring schools. Iím leaving [because of] disagreements with the head coach. The wrestling was fine, itís just a really touchy subject. I wasnít learning.
CC: Where are you hoping to transfer?
MS: I have a recruiting trip set up to [Pennsylvania State University] the first weekend of April. [Iím also looking at] North Carolina, [the University of Missouri], possibly Lehigh [University].
CC: How does collegiate wrestling differ from the high school level?
MS: I donít think itís really that different. People who make it out to be different [from high school] are just kind of.Ö Yes, it is definitely a step up in competition and the quality of opponents, but you face quality opponents in high school, too. For your skill level then, they were quality opponents. Ultimately itís just going out there and still having fun and going for it.
CC: Were you scratched from wrestling recently because of the disagreement with the head coach?
MS: No, I had sustained an injury during a match. I tore my hamstring, but I actually just got cleared [Jan. 30].
CC: How long ago did you tear your hamstring?
MS: Seven weeks ago. Thereís a wrestling tournament [called] the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas. It happened the second day, [Dec. 7].
CC: What are you looking for in the universities to which youíd like to transfer?
MS: Ultimately Iím looking for a really knowledgeable coaching staffó coaches I can really learn from. I really respect coaches who still step on the mat and will roll and beat the s--t out of me.
CC: Are you leaving the university before the semester ends?
MS: Iím finishing off my quarter here and then Iím heading back to Chicago for some training.
CC: Where are you going to train? Any main gym that you use or are you going to train at home with your dad?
MS: All around. Everywhere. Iím probably going to go see my personal trainer a bit, probably going to do a bunch of judo; Iím probably going to probably hit up Izzy Style [Wrestling].
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Old 02-27-2014
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The portrait portrayed in the article is not accurate. I will leave it at that. I initially stated I do not know why he was no longer wrestling for Cal Poly because there is no need to speak against Max for not working out at Cal Poly.
I will tell you that Brendan Buckley is an awesome coach on all levels. He raised Columbia University's program up to a very high level. Great recruiter and coach. He is doing just as well with Cal Poly. Bottom line....there are many good wrestlers who go into College and do not last at the initial choice of school for numerous their own issues, distance issues, party issues, and the issue of many college wrestlers being equal and some not being able to cope with that. I guess the pressure is on Max to show that it was not him who was the problem. To show that he will have a very successful career in college now that he has rid himself of the problem (very sarcastic tone!).
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Old 03-02-2014
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I know from experience that it can be tough at college if it is not a good fit. The team becomes your family, and the coach your mentor. If it is not a good fit, it is a long 4 or 5 years.
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