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  1. 22 points
    JasonBryant

    Giving PDIII props

    Man, Downey beats a 4x AA and a past NCAA Champion and now people are trying to downplay Martin's career so they can't give Downey credit. What is wrong with you people?
  2. 9 points
    I completely agree. I think during his time in college because you had Snyder, Dake, and Taylor he was not recognized for his ability. Also if I'm not mistaking he never redshirted. Yet he was a 3x NCAA championship. His only losses if I'm not mistaking are to Snyder, Mclintosh, Wellington by DQ, and one other person his true freshman year. He had like 4-5 loses. He was also a sensational freestyler, beating Snyder in Fargo. He qualified the US for the Olympics when it had yet to be qualified, and won bronze. Then he beat Dake and Taylor. Went on to win world bronze. Then won world gold. So in essence he is the only person on team USA to have wins at some point over 3 of our other 4 current US world gold medalist. Cox is no joke. I don't get how so many people think he is so likely to get Beat. Yes, Bo dominated college. So did Dake, Taylor, Zain, and Ringer. It's not that easy to come in and knock off a world champ right out of the gates. Plus J'Den is what, 25? He is hitting his prime, not coming to the end of it.
  3. 8 points
    Coach_J

    UMD - Coach Announced - CLEMSEN

    Like the hire. Dude has paid his dues and learned the craft from the bottom up from some great mentors. You can get caught up in "star quality" (many seem to forget that McCoy was a star hire) or support a guy who is a workhorse with great ambition and integrity. Wishing him nothing but luck in raising this program from the scrap heap.
  4. 6 points
    Coach_J

    Helen Maroulis

    If she never wrestles another match, she has nothing to be ashamed of. She doesn't owe anybody anything. The future health of her brain (especially in light of all the long-term CTE damage being discovered in high-level athletes in contact sports) supersedes everything else. Thanks, Helen, for repping our country and sport so well.
  5. 6 points
    Mphillips

    Helen Maroulis

    I believe the, "concussion stuff" was pretty serious. Even if she never wrestles again, she was great for USA wrestling and she was great for Women's wrestling.
  6. 6 points
    Sparky

    2019/2020 NCAA Rule Proposals

    Just go to mat side weigh ins. Eliminates all the other stuff like times and certifications that have been adjusted forever. Step on the scale, show you made weight, then step on the mat and wrestle. Use a big digital display so everyone can see it. If you're cutting too much weight you won't be able to perform.
  7. 6 points
    olddirty

    2019/2020 NCAA Rule Proposals

    Putting a weigh in before finals will make them less exciting. Guys will still be tired and not hydrated. They will also refuse to move up. The finals are so exciting now, they shouldnt F with it.
  8. 6 points
    Man what convoluted system for picking the World team. You need a flow chart to follow the process. I don't see the point for having a US Open and then a WTT and then a final X. One of those steps should be eliminated.
  9. 6 points
    olddirty

    Giving PDIII props

    Well, we watched him launch Hefflin for what would have been a touch fall if they existed and yet here you are, still talking trash because Martin "only won NCAA's in 2016". The dude just won the US open in spectacular fashion. Give him some credit.
  10. 6 points
    I speculate he has more fun when he shoots.
  11. 6 points
    I think people are underestimating Green. He’s a two-time medalist. To put that into perspective, none of the NCAA stars who represented us at 65kg have medaled in 12 years. Life goes on. Many people improve even after college ends. Green is one of those guys. Nolf is a stud. But so is Green.
  12. 6 points
    BobDole

    Why is it called Final X?

    With that many X's, it should be called Larry King.
  13. 6 points
    Old Corps

    UMD - Coach Announced - CLEMSEN

    Several years ago, I was waiting for the same flight home from the NCAA’s as Clemson and the UVA wrestlers. I watched and listened to him interact with his athletes for a couple of hours total and I must say that I was impressed. One of his wrestlers had been injured and another was sick, and he was providing superb leadership to them and the rest of the team. I remember being impressed by this, because he was only a few years out of college and was carrying himself very professionally. Now, this may not mean anything to some here, but I saw enough to know that this guy is a leader. He’s going into a situation in which leadership is critical. I say let’s give him a chance to take the mess he’s being handed and improve it. Clearly, much of Clemson’s success will depend on how serious the administration is about restoring the program to what it once was. Good Luck, Alex Clemson!
  14. 5 points
    JasonBryant

    Quickest "breaking news" ?

    Randoms don’t have to vet their info. Blind squirrels. It’s a close-knit sport, so even those of us who legit cover it can get beat by a friend of a friend. Hearing something and posting it without any blowback doesn’t mean it’s consistently reliable. Especially when you live on social and can delete all the times you’re wrong. The social accounts for the usual suspects are faster than websites.
  15. 5 points
    Ragu

    Let’s begin the Cox/Nickal discussion now

    Not enough people are giving Cox, world champion, enough respect. He beat Dake and DT to make teams in the past and they had years of FS experience in them already. Maybe the next time they meet, if they ever do, Bo could get him but the advantage is Cox's 100% this go around
  16. 5 points
    The naysayers seem like the same crowd that complained about NYC and how it was going to be a terrible spot because it was too expensive, there was no where to park, you had to stay further away to find places that weren't busy, crime, (insert excuse here) ... et al. Basically, if anything is different from the way you like it, you're going to complain. I personally welcome the thousands of first-timers who will then become multi-timers because they have the opportunity to get a ticket and attend this coming season. Plus, the food and beer and music scene in Minneapolis is outstanding. If you don't come, then you're going to miss out, and that's on the naysayers, not the venue.
  17. 5 points
    Greatdane67

    Wrestling Legend's Kids in College

    I believe Mark Hall's 1st kid might be starting at PSU in the fall.....:)
  18. 4 points
    Coach_J

    Quickest "breaking news" ?

    KMF.
  19. 4 points
    steamboat_charlie v2

    Giving PDIII props

    Props to Downey on a great weekend. Also want to give a shout out to Reece Humphrey and the job he's doing at the NJRTC--I knew he'd make a great coach whenever he decided to hang 'em up, exciting to see what they're building over there in such a short period.
  20. 4 points
    Greatdane67

    Sasso

    Stevenson to Sasso fans: You have to win 1 before you can win 4................
  21. 4 points
    KingK0ng

    Giving PDIII props

    You new around here?
  22. 4 points
    jackwebster

    Giving PDIII props

    This attitude is tired
  23. 4 points
    scramble

    UMD - Coach Announced - CLEMSEN

    I can tell you that there was not much positive reaction. The message boards lit up with negative comments when he got the job. "Who in the heck is Brian Smith" was about the normal statement. This was in part because Terry Brands was rumored to be a candidate. I never heard it confirmed he was, but I do know that was the talk. I was just getting started in my coaching career in Missouri about the time Smith went to Missouri. I can also tell you I was one of maybe a handful of people who said give it time. Because I had known of Smith before he went to Missouri I was confident he would turn the program around and make it a consistent top 20 and occasional top 10 team. He has surpassed that. As negative as it was when he came in it was even worse when he booted Scott Barker, the defending national runner-up, 2 years into the job. A lot of people went ballistic. However, there was a core of fans and coaches that respected how he was insistent at changing the culture. About 2-years after that the rest is history. He began producing a few All-Americans, then a national champ in Askren and so on. Not only did he change the culture at Mizzou, but I believe he had a hand in changing the culture of wrestling in Missouri as a state. He was great with PR. He got involved with people at the State High School Association and began connecting with coaches. He advocated for the sport with the High School Association and got involved with wrestling at all levels in the state. Camp numbers exploded, teams from all over the state were going to the camps, and some of the state rules for high school started to shift and loosen up a little with how coaches could work with kids in FS/GR and teams traveling during season. He was not responsible for it, but I do think his involvement helped with shift and changes. Missouri is now producing several nationally ranked kids, and having success at the D1 level. The one thing that the good coaches who turn programs around have in common is that they can change the culture. Sure it is a little easier at a powerhouse program. However, look at Lock Haven, Wyoming, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Iowa State as of recent, and even Northern Colorado, Tom Ryan when he was at Hofstra. Yes, a few have bigger college wrestling names, but in the end, all of them were able to shift the culture. Heck, Dresser has done it twice. Nothing can change in a down program unless you change the culture. If Clemson does that at MD they will be a top 20 team within 4 years. Maybe sooner. Once that happens you can build into a top 10.
  24. 4 points
    wrestlingnerd

    When is Hall gonna wrestle?

    I can’t believe people actually think it’s in Lee’s best interest to compete right now. It’s like nobody watched him this season. I would’ve been shocked to see him do any freestyle this season. Brands holding an eager Lee back because of Gilman is just laughable.
  25. 4 points
    Katie

    Is Yianni the Second Best Ever?

    Uetake had closer to 20 matches per year, with both a conference tournament and NCAA tournament. He’s also the only wrestler in OkSt history to go undefeated. Coupled with an Olympic gold before his junior year, if that’s not enough to get on an all-time list, there really is no point to an all-time list.
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