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  2. I recall watching an interview with John Smith a few years ago - says that when he was training for his world and Olympic titles, he became the most selfish person in the world. Family, friends, girls, and everything else was put on the back-burner and he only focused on himself and his training goals.
  3. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/December/13/Thomas-Gilman-visits-USA-Wrestling-for-World-Team-evaluation Love this guy. Yogi Berra type comments. "When I say we, I mean me, myself and I." Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  4. Pinnum

    ESPN

    This is very surprising. Electric scales were widely used 20 years ago...
  5. PSUMike

    ESPN

    I'm 30 and started wrestling at age 10 and only ever weighed in on an electric scale. Maybe you're just old...
  6. jchapman

    ESPN

    He's also what I consider relatively young, since he can't believe I never weighed in on an electric scale.
  7. PSUMike

    ESPN

    He's kind of a dope as well. I remember when I first discovered the page, it was through a share of the video of Cenzo and IMar in the finals 2 years ago. He had Cenzo listed as a sophomore and I corrected him in the comments. He messaged me asking for a source that he was a freshman. I linked a page and said that someone calling themselves The Obsessed Wrestler should kind of know that he was a freshman as it was a pretty big story (first PSU freshman to win a title, keeping IMar from being a 4xer, Hall doing the same in the next match, etc.). I've noticed a lot of similar mistakes that I've corrected for him as well. I still follow him and basically anything else wrestling-related but most of what he's doing is just sharing videos. It's exposure so I have no issue with it.
  8. When asked about the young guys coming up in the US "I'm focused on beating the Russians, the Iranians, the (pause)....folks from Japan" I chuckled.
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  10. Jimmy Cinnabon

    Heinselman and McHenry in college

    Who do you think has the better college career? Heinselman at Ohio State or McHenry at Michigan. Heinselman is at a better school for lightweights and has beaten McHenry head to head. Both are quite small for the weight but Heinselman has a bigger frame. McHenry's athleticism and explosiveness is second to none. I see both as 3x AAs and maybe 3 finals appearances between the 2 of them.
  11. Hope he comes back to NLWC. Would love to have him train with RBY, Lee, Verk and Berge.
  12. Jaroslav Hasek

    Chidaoba, Georgian Folkstyle

    I too would be in favor of American wrestlers spending as much time with folkstyle as Georgian freestylers do with Chidaoba.
  13. Housebuye

    Anthony Valencia?

    I think this is the plan they considered bumping Zahid this year but he just isn’t quite big enough. I imagine he will go 79kg for WTT. If he doesn’t make the team he will immediately start bulking to 86kg. He has to be at 86kg for 2020 trials, so if he surprised if he wrestled at anything but 184 next season
  14. Coach_J

    RIP Bill Fralic

    Pro football player too. RIP, warrior.
  15. steamboat_charlie v2

    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    Yeah, unfortunately both of those schools are among the "ugly ducklings" in the ladder of California public universities. If we're looking for a California university that could be a power... there's the obvious ones: USC, UCLA, Cal Berkeley. But those are also elite academically, which could be a hurdle. I think perhaps more realistically, I'd look at San Diego State.
  16. Where will he train? Rumor has it that if Molinaro returns to the NLWC Cael promises Zain he will be in his corner.
  17. Katie

    Anthony Valencia?

    I wonder if next year we see Anthony at 174 and Zahid at 184.
  18. Katie

    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    Yeah, that's enough to make an elite wrestling program very difficult. For California public universities, I guess that leaves CSU Bakersfield and Fresno State (which just got its program back).
  19. steamboat_charlie v2

    Frank Molinaro steps down from VT to focus on Freestyle career

    You guys are still wasting your energy on this tired argument? You're distracting from the actual important discussion... Generation Z is here, and they're a problem.
  20. westfan

    Anthony Valencia?

    You'd have to displace to wrestlers to make room or ask guys to take some big weight cuts and eliminate the weakness at 141. If they did squeeze him in the most logical spot is 174. He probably would do better there than he did at 165 last year. Zahid still contends for a title at a higher weight. Norfleet going from 184 to 197 would make a weak 197 weight stronger for the Devils but I don't know how much good it would do for him individually. Doubtful he places at either weight this year but I would think he'd have a chance to win a few NCAA matches at 184.
  21. steamboat_charlie v2

    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    It's a public university, part of the California State University System. It's a tech school (Poly stands for Polytechnic), so the general focus is engineering, science, architecture, etc. They have a good business program too, but in general that's the focus. It's fairly difficult to get into, not quite on the level of a Northwestern, Michigan, Virginia, but just below that level. Average ACT score for them last year was 30, which is quite high for a public university.
  22. Fletcher

    RIP Bill Fralic

    Former PA high school heavyweight champion. May have done other sports too. https://pittsburghpanthers.com/news/2018/12/14/football-legendary-pitt-offensive-lineman-bill-fralic-passes-away.aspx
  23. Katie

    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    I don't know anything about Cal Poly. Is it hard to get into? Is it some sort of agricultural school? It seems like CA has a lot of quality wrestlers. Hopefully a public CA university can step up for them.
  24. Katie

    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    Yeah, tons of talent in western PA. But with the rise of OSU and PSU, it'll be a bit tougher these days to build a team there.
  25. steamboat_charlie v2

    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    Each of these have some issues... Rutgers is always going to struggle to attract out-of-state talent... and despite its improving academic profile, there's a stigma attached to the name in the Northeast. It would take a serious culture shift to bring them to the forefront. Maybe Burroughs? Their focus is going to be on trying to improve their football and basketball programs, first. Public universities in Illinois are tied to the State, and the State financially is an absolute mess. They're suffering across the board in virtually every sports program. Hard to pour money into athletics, and especially fringe athletics, on a shoestring budget. Cal Poly is too much of a specialty school, academic barrier is pretty difficult... never going to happen.
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