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  1. 22 points

    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. 9 points
    Not a competition. Source: My dad was an Olympian and I was only an above average athlete. Never felt like I had to outdo him. Glad we got to enjoy sports that we both loved.
  4. 8 points

    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.
  5. 6 points

    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.
  6. 6 points

    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.
  7. 6 points

    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.
  8. 6 points

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 6 points

    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.
  11. 6 points
    I speculate he has more fun when he shoots.
  12. 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.
  13. 6 points

    Why is it called Final X?

    With that many X's, it should be called Larry King.
  14. 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!
  15. 5 points

    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.
  16. 5 points

    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
  17. 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.
  18. 5 points

    Wrestling Legend's Kids in College

    I believe Mark Hall's 1st kid might be starting at PSU in the fall.....:)
  19. 4 points

    Quickest "breaking news" ?

  20. 4 points

    Reflections of a world champion

    No disrespect to Kyle, who I love, but this is really dumb. Knowing what the right things are is very easy. Information about how to train in wrestling or any sport is readily accessible. Maybe it's hard to find the very best program or a program that will lead to a championship. But training information is everywhere. Just google "training program for wrestling. Or get videos on the web. The problem is that doing it IS hard, so most people won't or will not prioritize training. A more accurate statement might be: 90% of you know what to do, but only 1% of you will do it.
  21. 4 points
    It’s odd to even have to argue that the reigning world champ is the favorite to win Final X. Yet here we are.
  22. 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.
  23. 4 points


    Stevenson to Sasso fans: You have to win 1 before you can win 4................
  24. 4 points

    Giving PDIII props

    You new around here?
  25. 4 points

    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.