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  1. 13 points
    HokieHWT

    My Son

    So I know this isn’t wresting related but, hopefully, my boys will want to at least try out wrestling in a few years. My oldest, just turned 3 two weeks ago and My wife and I would never force them into anything, so I guess we will see. Today, at daycare, they started “fitness time”. I was sent this pic shortly after, and thought I’d share as I almost pissed myself seeing it. When I picked him up, as usual, he told me about his day... Him: “I cried today Daddy” Me: “why’s that bub?” Him: “Daddy...jumping jacks make me sad....” Me: “same buddy, same....”
  2. 11 points
    Hey guys Coach Fiorito here and I'm back at with my latest Wrestling Mastery video. This time having the honor of covering the best double leg takedown of our era. We've all seen it! I took it under the microscope. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy making these videos.
  3. 6 points
    irani

    Iranian Friends

    You seem conflicted to me. On the one hand you are happy and proud of the freedoms that the US system offers its citizen (and rightly so), on the other hand you seem very upset at people who take advantage of such freedoms by protesting.
  4. 6 points
    nhs67

    This will be interesting to follow

    You're 10 ply, bud. The pandemic was and has been proven to be a hoax. The CDC has all but apologized for it just in the last week or two. Grow a pair, snowflake.
  5. 6 points
    I wrestled at little Millersville University in Lancaster County, PA. Shorty Hitchcock was the head coach. Shorty was known for putting together brutal conditioning workouts involving sandbags, buddy carries, and the infamous "Puke Hill" behind our gym. We would do buddy carries up a steep, winding, quarter mile (or longer) hill, when you reached the summit, you did exactly as the name of the hill intended: you puked. But the most interesting pre-season training memory I have was the day Shorty decided to have the team play hide and go seek with him. Shorty made us give him a twenty minute head start; the object of the game was to run around campus and find where he was hiding. As long as we were running, we were good. If we stopped for some reason, Shorty knew we stopped. I think he had spies hiding all over campus for us. We split up into groups of two or three and looked for Shorty for about an hour. My group ended up near the gym and "Puke Hill" and heard one of our teammates scream, "There he is!". We ran down to the bank of a creek/river that ran along side of the base of "Puke Hill" and found Shorty. Shorty was standing in the middle of the creek/river and waved us in to have a quick team meeting. My teammates and I looked at each other, unsure of what to do, hesitated, and then joined him in the middle of the water. I was the most apprehensive of the group because I was the shortest guy on the team- standing 5'2" on a good day. The water was at Shorty's neck, by the time I made it out to the middle, the water was at my nose. Whenever Shorty saw me, he always said the same thing: "Hey Prebish, stand up! Oh wait, you are standing!" and cackle with laughter. I will never forget the Shorty Hitchcock cackle. My teammates had to hold me up by the shoulders so I didn't drown, as the heavy sweats I wore for the workout were completely soaked and weighing me down. He congratulated us for finding him, made some small talk and dismissed us for the day. I remember trudging back to the dorm with a few of my teammates in complete silence, awe struck at what we just did. My roommate was not a wrestler and was surprised at my appearance when I flung the door of our dorm open and collapsed on the floor. He asked me what happened to me: my once white sweatshirt was stained a light brown from the river, I was covered with dirt and mud. Lying face down on the floor, all I could muster as a reply was, "Shorty"! Ahhh pre-season conditioning, how I hated you.
  6. 5 points
    LJB

    Iranian Friends

    this is a pretty typical redneck mentality here in the US...
  7. 5 points
    misanthrope

    Iranian Friends

    Regardless of what has happened, I think that we Americans can agree that the spirit that is Iranian wrestling is inspiring if you have ever seen a world competition. They are incredible fans and they are our brothers, regardless of leadership. I'm not the most kumbaya guy on the planet, but the Iranians understand the USA better than anyone else in the Middle East. I would love to go there and talk wrestling with the greatest fans on the planet. And always remember that fandom ensures the future of the sport.
  8. 5 points
    If you all think this really has anything to do with little ole Willie, you are smoking something good. This is a strategy being employed by Flo bigwigs Paul Hurdlow and Mark Floreani to try and hamstring Martin Floreani and his fledgling company, Rokfin. In the last hearing at the very beginning, Karen tried to pull Martin into the contempt part, and the judge wasn't having any of it because he personally isn't a party to the suit. (side note, he is personally party to a suit brought by Flo against him in Delaware the same week Flo filed against Willie and Rokfin in Austin) Hurdlow's strategy is to try and strangle Rokfin in the cradle before Martin can establish it enough in the industry to empower content owners to profit off their own events instead of having to sell out to Flo for nothing or very little in return for access to Flo's broadcast platform. Witness, Carl and his event. Flo's model is insidious. They provide the content owners (Beast of the East, Ironman, etc.) an outlet to let their fans see events, but since they are virtually the only game in town (sorry Track) they pay the content owners very little to nothing for the content rights. What if those content owners could directly take their events to the public through a platform like Rokfin and profit from it themselves? That leaves Flo as merely a production company, and an expensive one at that when the opportunity cost is factored in. Flo absolutely cannot sit idly by while Rokfin creates a platform that gives content owners an option to produce their own events, and have the profits go to the content owners rather than a faceless VC group. So, Flo is trying to establish that Willie violated his non-compete and -- here's the critical component of this -- that Rokfin encouraged and assisted Willie in doing so. That way, Flo can get some relief against Rokfin, although probably only a monetary award (if they can prove damages).
  9. 5 points
    Lurker

    NCAA Championship bubble

    So I debated for a bit this morning whether or not I was going to write this, but finally decided why not. First...the last ten days have gone pretty much just how I thought it would go if he caught this thing. Actually probably worse. He is currently about 48 hours in on ventilator and heavy sedation. He’s hanging on, and I know that he will, but he is going to have a very long road. Very long, probably never ending. I’m not going to cover any of the details, I will just say this has been the worse ten days of my life. And that’s not even close to what he’s going through. I’m writing to say this. This thing is evil, pure evil when it finds the right “host”. It separates you completely isolated from all of your loved ones, and attacks every possible vulnerability. It is evil. And everyone of us either is or has someone we love who is vulnerable to this thing. I would not tell anyone what to do, and I’m not going to try to influence anyone hear of anything but this: when you are going out, to wherever for whatever, please think before you do, think about the options and the possible outcomes of those options, elevated or decreased risks, and make a good decision. The truth is when it comes to this thing all of us here, myself included, we simply DO NOT know what we think we know. Just ask yourself which way would you rather be wrong? god bless and stay safe.
  10. 5 points
    HokieHWT

    My Son

    As they come off, he wants new ones. Every. Single. Day. I have a full sleeve so I guess he gets it honestly.
  11. 5 points
    MNRodent

    Separated at birth?

  12. 5 points
    Portland State University still has fully endowed men's and women's rioting teams.
  13. 5 points
    Le duke

    NCAA Championship bubble

    Silver Star, BSM-V, 3x PH. Only one of the 200 members of SVFT served with Kerry. All the rest of those ****bags had no clue about his service, conduct or the actions for which he was awarded the SS or BSM-V. John Kerry was born with a silver spoon, but he earned those decorations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 4 points
    Lurker

    Pat Mineo's tweet about M*

    Maybe it was kept so quiet because MStar didn't want his health issue blasted across the country? Terrible move on Mineo's part.
  15. 4 points
    Lurker

    NCAA Championship bubble

    Things have taken a turn in the right direction and if all goes to plan, they will extubate tomorrow and hope he can hold without going to a tracheotomy. Still in a big battle but these have been the best set of three days by far in the past month. This thing is just ****ing pure evil.
  16. 4 points
    gimpeltf

    WIN Pre/Season Rankings out

    The way this year is going it might be time for the Rapture!
  17. 4 points
    You're a funny guy!!
  18. 4 points
    Lurker

    This will be interesting to follow

    What if it was executed in the name of peaceful protest? It would be the most peaceful, with by far the most safety protocols in place, protest we’ve seen in a while. (Probably ever)
  19. 4 points
    Billyhoyle

    Daton Fix

    Polygraphs are junk science and have been debunked. Anybody can pass them with a bit of training. Do you know what isn't junk science? Identifying metabolites in urine.
  20. 4 points
    Plasmodium

    Iranian Friends

    Yes. Israeli media was outsourced to the Philippines in 2009.
  21. 4 points
    Yeah, but what about practice?
  22. 4 points
    Another way of saying this is: could the fifth place guy from 9 years ago come out of retirement 16 years after his gold medal and beat a world champion ? Probably not Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 4 points
    Mocco vs Zach Rey because even if they are out of shape and don’t do much they’ll atleast stand there and headbutt and club each other for 6 minutes
  24. 4 points
    I heart Carl and Bormet so much right now for this. Here's to hoping we see more RTC duals. As they say, iron sharpens iron and this is a win for all involved.
  25. 4 points
    hammerlockthree

    Arm drag baseball slide?

    This drives me nuts. A boot school is a duck off elbow control which he did, however he also had the afore mentioned drag baseball slide thing. They look very similar but are totally different skills. Kinda like when people see a cross knee pick and scream "DRESSER DUMP".
  26. 3 points
    LJB

    FLO 8-man tourney...

    another blow to wrestling... wait... NM...
  27. 3 points
    jp157

    NLWC Event

    I just listened to a dad coach who fancies himself a freestyle guy.. say Bekzod looked like a folkstyle guy trying to wrestle freestyle in the first few seconds before any exchange.., and didn’t know he was a multi time senior medalist. God I hate youth wrestling culture
  28. 3 points
    lu_alum

    NLWC Event

    Durso over Amine, TF 10-0 Wood over Nevills, 6-4 Page over Zavala, 14-10 Abounader over Espinal, 7-2 Retherford over Pantaleo, 3-2 Nolf over McFadden, 5-2 Joseph over Vallimont, 5-0 Kerkvliet over Hemida, TF 10-0 Massa over Abdurakhmonov, 4-3 Valencia over Salata, 6-6 Gilman over Cruz, TF 14-4 Snyder over Macchiavello, TF 12-0 Nickal over Dieringer, 1-1 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  29. 3 points
    IronChef

    Wrestling Expenses

    I downloaded the 2019 EADA data that has expenses by sport. Here is how it breaks down. Keep in mind, this is just how the data was sent to the government and different schools may report things slightly differently. I think I pulled all the non-D1 schools that compete in D1. The list has 72 schools and I assume is for the 2018-2019 school year: https://pastebin.com/3JD02QNY Total Expenses Over 2 million 5 1.5-2 million 11 1-1.5 million 19 500K-1 million 27 Under 500K 10 Mean is $1.06 million. Median is $981K. Top 5 1. Penn State 2. Ohio State 3. Oklahoma State 4. Iowa 5. Oklahoma Top 5 (non-Power 5) 1. Lehigh (#12) 2. Campbell (#25) 3. Fresno State (#28) 4. Hofstra (#30) 5. Wyoming (#31) Bottom 5 5. Edinboro 4. Davidson 3. Franklin & Marshall 2. VMI 1. Sacred Heart
  30. 3 points
    Gantry

    UWW cancels U23 World Championships

    If Uranus gets involved, it's going to stink for everyone.
  31. 3 points
    LJB

    Big 10 Football is back on

    there are events going on all over this country and planet... the big10 had to cave because of all the sports already being done with no issues at all... they were getting crushed and ridiculed by their fan base... there is absolutely no reason not to have a college wrestling season in some form...
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    Why? Any reason you think he might lose some muscle weight?
  34. 3 points
    152lbs

    This will be interesting to follow

    Indoor event, contact sport, heavy breathing and perspiration? What can go wrong?
  35. 3 points
    1032004

    Daton Fix

    But would you leave it in an unmarked bottle in the fridge?
  36. 3 points
    jchapman

    Daton Fix

    Ok, this old biology and chemistry major will try to dust off his brain... Oral steroids are very tough on the liver, as they pass through the liver before finding their way to target tissue. Injectable steroids has a wide array of known side effects owing to the fact that they are not specific to one type of tissue. Some of these unwanted effects include up-regulating liver protein sysnthesis and decreasing HDL cholesterol, both of which are secondarily bad for the liver. SARMs are peptides, not steroids, and if taken oraly will not pass through the liver on their way to target tissue. And, specific SARMs are selective for specific tissue, such as skeletal muscle. They can avoid effects on the rest of the body. This is why there is so much interest in them.
  37. 3 points
    irani

    Iranian Friends

    This is the one group that has an internet farm in Albania tasked with entering false information on social media https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/16/world/europe/iran-mek-albania.html I hate them both as well, but I must say, if there is one group that I hate more than the Iranian government, it's these bastards. They pay sleazeballs like Guiliani and John Bolton to attend their annual events and feed nonsense to their cult members https://theiranproject.com/blog/2018/06/13/us-national-security-advisor-paid-by-mko-terrorists-in-2017/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/30/rudy-giuliani-mek-iran-paris-rally
  38. 3 points
    wrestfan

    Iranian Friends

    Yep and people in that group don't want him to survive, they want him to get executed so then they can find another reason to blame the regime. they are the same people lobby with corrupt politicians in the west to put more pressure on Iran (actually on Iranian people, I mean ordinary people) , nobody knows how many people have died directly or indirectly in past 2-3 years because of these sanctions, I just heard we had 1000 more successful suicides in Iran comparing to the same time last year. and now these guys (and their American friends) care about 1 single (most probable) criminal just because he happened to be a low level wrestler long time ago ? come on. this is a battle between the devil (IR) and another devil (Anti-IR groups in the west) and to be honest I hate them both
  39. 3 points
    portajohn

    Top 5 Athletes from Another Sport

    Curious to see the top athletes from another sport you guys wished you would've love to seen wrestle. (Assume they grew up in the sport) My top 5 1) Bo Jackson: I believe if Bo Jackson wrestled starting in his youth he'd tech Cael aka Karl and would've been the greatest folk style, freestyle, and greco wrestler ever. I personally think Bo is the greatest athlete in our lifetime 2) Brian Urlacher: 6' 4" MONSTER who would've terrified men like Mocco or Kyle Snyder 3) Jim Thorpe: Greatest Athlete of the early 20th Century 4) Lawrence Taylor: Another big man on my list but we all know the upper weights are lacking raw athleticism 5) Alex Honnold: I climbed myself and think outside of wrestling the only other two comparable sports are rock climbing and gymnastics. Professional Rock Climbers are hands down the pound for pound champs in mental strength and body awareness.
  40. 3 points
    hammerlockthree

    Fix suspended for doping

    I didn't say he "couldn't" i said it was a rather odd coincidence that he happened into the position right about the time daton was recruited. About as odd about his steroids working its way into his son....
  41. 3 points
    headshuck

    Daton Fix

    Oh geez, I hadn’t posted for a couple months because I was feeling self-conscious about my Covid weight gain. I look worse.
  42. 3 points
    klehner

    Daton Fix

    "The panel found that Fix ingested ostarine by drinking from a water bottle, which contained a supplement mixture as well as ostarine that his father had prepared for himself but left in the family’s refrigerator. Fix explained he was unaware that his father had added ostarine to the supplement mixture." Yeah, sure.
  43. 3 points
    Jaroslav Hasek

    NLWC Event

    I dunno. I was mostly just goofing around by saying i'm a blogger not a journalist, but a serious answer to your question would require first defining what a journalist is want what the job description entails. either way, I think we can all agree that Flo monopolizes enough of the wrestling market and it would in everyone's best interests if Flo didn't enter that lucrative slice of the business and left it up for grabs and free for the taking to anyone interested in being a professional wrestling journalist.
  44. 3 points
    I'm still convinced Gene Mills could whip my ass, and I have him by 10 years and 50 pounds.
  45. 3 points
    Le duke

    Underground Card #1 - Legends Matches

    Cael would be picking his teeth with Zahid’s bones before the break. Perhaps Zahid should try picking his way up the NLWC hierarchy before taking on the goat. Beating a 79kg Aaron Brooks 6-0 at 86kg isn’t getting it done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 3 points
    Looks like a great event. Hopefully, it goes off without a hitch in these uncertain times. It being held on Rokfin is very interesting. It really seems like Flo has tarnished their reputation over the last several months. It's been interesting to see some big names in the community make their feelings known online and I suspect there are plenty more who agree, but don't say so publicly. This lawsuit is such a boneheaded endeavor. Nothing Willie did could even compare to the reputational damage they are doing to themselves. I also saw on twitter that they (CP according to the gossip) forced Joe Kania out as well and he confirmed that he has a 1 year non compete. When your whole business model depends on access, either directly to athletes or to events to stream, you think they wouldn't be going out of their way to alienate as many people as they are.
  47. 3 points
    I live-tweeted the hearing yesterday, but unfortunately, trying to make sense of it basically comes down to them arguing over what the definition of "is" is.
  48. 3 points
    Fletcher

    My Son

    Jumping jacks are a gateway drug to burpees. It's too late to save him.
  49. 3 points
    Gantry

    My Son

    Love it Hokie, with all the back and forth, politics and negativity on this board - it's good just to have a light hearted thread we can all enjoy. Kudos!
  50. 3 points
    What bothers me is that it hasnt been and wont be called like that 9 out of 10 times.
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