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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. 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
    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.
  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
    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
  15. 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.
  16. 5 points
    Greatdane67

    Wrestling Legend's Kids in College

    I believe Mark Hall's 1st kid might be starting at PSU in the fall.....:)
  17. 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.
  18. 4 points
    Always put out a strong program here in Arizona but I never knew anything of his personal background! Best of luck Jim! http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/sports/hall-of-famer-jim-martinez-resigns-as-cds-wrestling-coach/article_be3d97f2-65f6-11e9-b5c8-b30413baeeb7.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next Jim Martinez’s decision to resign as the head coach of the Corona del Sol wrestling program wasn’t easy, but it was one he felt had to be done. “Being a wrestling coach is pretty demanding,” Martinez said. “I had thought about how much longer I wanted to do this and if I had the ability to continue. With all of the volunteer time it took and working as a substitute teacher, I was hesitant to give a firm commitment.” Martinez discussed his future with Corona del Sol administrators in early April. It was then that he decided it was time to step away. “The Corona program is the first and only wrestling program where I was the head coach,” Martinez said. “Everything I did was so that we all could become better wrestlers and positive influences in our school and community. “I have loved the wrestlers and families for allowing me to be a part of their lives.” Martinez spent the last 10 years at the helm of the Corona wrestling program, winning two state titles during his tenure. His first championship came during his inaugural season in 2009-10. His second title came during the 2016-17 season. Corona quickly became one of the premier programs in the state under Martinez, consistently finishing in the top-10 rankings each year. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Coach Martinez over the last 10 years,” said Cory Nenaber, Corona del Sol’s athletic director. “He’s an exceptional wrestling coach and we wish him the best.” A native of Osseo, Minn., Martinez was a state-champion wrestler in high school before he went on to become a Big 10 Champion and two-time All-American for the University of Minnesota. His success in college earned him a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He won a bronze medal in lightweight Greco-Roman wrestling after defeating Romanian Stefan Negrisan. On Oct. 18, 2014, Martinez was inducted into the Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions, part of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The search for a new coach is already underway at Corona del Sol. Nenaber has begun screening applicants and is hopeful to begin interviews and make a hire before the end of the school year. Martinez hasn’t ruled out a return to coaching, but it would have to be under the right circumstance. For now, he remains thankful for the positive influence all of his former wrestlers had on him during his coaching career. “They made me remember what the sport did for me,” Martinez said. “I want them to remember that as much as winning matches and tournaments were great accomplishments, it is the journey of failures and successes that will be the important memories to take away. “You are champions by what you do every day, not by the singular win or championship you achieve. Show up, give your best and never stop trying.”
  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
    Stieber is a world champ so I wouldn’t say he hasn’t gotten it done for us. He wasn’t at his best at 65 kg, but he did his part.
  22. 4 points
    KingK0ng

    Giving PDIII props

    You new around here?
  23. 4 points
    Okay good. So this is what we have, then: 57kg: -Fix a bye to Final X 61kg: -Colon a bye to Final X -Brewer a bye to WTT best of 3 Finals 65 kg: -Yianni a bye to Final X 70 kg: -Deakin a bye to Final X 74kg: -JB a bye to Final X -IMart a bye to WTT best of 3 finals 79kg: -Kid Dynamite a bye to Final X -Ringer a bye to WTT best of 3 finals 86kg: -Magic Man a bye to Final X -PD3 a bye to WTT best of 3 finals 92kg: -Cox a bye to Final X -Bo's Hips a bye to WTT best of 3 finals 97kg: -Cap'n a bye to Final X -Gadson a bye to WTT best of 3 finals 125kg: -Gwiz a bye to Final X -The largest astronaut ever gets a bye to WTT best of 3 finals This is going to be good...
  24. 4 points
    Yianni is the second coming of Houdini. His defensive contortions are crazy.
  25. 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.
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