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  1. 2 points
    Ching

    Weight Cutting Education

    There are a lot of fallacies that still pervade the wrestling community. Prime example, during the Tuesday Flo show, Pyles was claiming the NCAA descent rule was ridiculous because wrestlers will often lose 3x+ times that much in a single practice. That is completely wrong. Unless you have to weigh in right after practice, you would need to drink nearly all of this back. At a conservative estimate, an athlete is burning around 2500 calories per practice. I know the 3,500 calories per pound is debunked, but it is a generous estimate for how much you need to work out to lose a pound. At best, athletes are losing 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound per practice. They also need to increase caloric intake so that they can maintain intensity during those practices, additionally reducing their weight loss. The NCAA descent rule is practical. I'm sure the coaches hate this rule because it reduces their flexibility, but with the benefit to the athlete not yo-yoing their weight around all year. As the rules and technology get better, the advantage will be to those athletes that maintain a low body fat and bring the most muscle to bear without losing energy (for training or competition).
  2. 2 points
    Zebra

    Weight Cutting Education

    Two words. Matside Weigh-in.
  3. 2 points
    GranbyTroll

    Weight Cutting Education

    I still see kids starting to restrict water on Monday for a Friday morning weight in. Baffles me.
  4. 1 point
    scribe

    Weight Cutting Education

    There is no such thing as 40 lbs over ideal weight class.
  5. 1 point
    UsedToBe103

    Weight Cutting Education

    Couldn't agree more. One of the best philosophies I've ever heard was to spend all your time and energy at practice on becoming a better wrestler, rather than spending your time and energy on cutting weight. It makes complete sense, but it's almost too simple for some people to understand, especially if they've always bought into the old-school weight cutting.
  6. 1 point
    Pinnum

    Weight Cutting Education

    It is absurd for high school kids to cut. Especially those still growing. Work on getting better and stronger.
  7. 1 point
    Plasmodium

    Weight Cutting Education

    Weight cutting isn't a bad situation. Extreme weight cutting is a different matter.
  8. 1 point
    BigTenFanboy

    better career....

    But the question is who had the better career. A Career is a large body of work over an extended period of time. In my opinion the 4x runner up had the better career. The 1x champ ended up being the better wrestler by accomplishing the better feat..
  9. 1 point
    Gantry

    Wrestle-Off Results

    I read that as hypothetically, so "and IF Smith isn't on the team. "
  10. 1 point
    TBar1977

    Ducking

    Just thinking out loud here. Warner will miss Conel and he doesn't face Bo Nickal or Kollin Moore until Big10's. Should now be able to avoid that dreaded 4th seed at NCAA's. But maybe not. Conel can take the weekend off and maybe he'll get to NCAA's among the top 3. Same for Kollin Moore. Bo Nickal is almost a given, so maybe Warner ends up in that dreaded 4 or 5 seed anyway.
  11. 1 point
    I take it Word capitalizes all of SuperNintendo Chalmers as well?
  12. 1 point
    Boompa

    Weight Cutting Education

    Saunas are still being used on the collegiate level. Wrestling facilities are now becoming more isolated from the regular fitness areas which have saunas for regular students or faculty and administrators. A coach cannot be in two places at one time. But as a whole, weight cutting has improved drastically and even here in PA, it isn't uncommon for state level wrestlers to only cut 10 pounds and it is usually only at the end (with the slow descent starting in January). The attitudes have changed and with the high level of competitions that these kids go to nationally through the offseason, they aren't as concerned with losing matches during the season and would rather not cut from November to January even if it means a crazier kid that is willing to cut all season for meaningless wins beats you. There is also improved nutrition information compared to the 70's, 80's and 90's and many of the top college wrestlers stopped considering themselves wrestlers and now look at themselves as athletes. An athlete is the complete package when it comes to nutrition, strength, sleep, lifestyle and maintaining a lower body fat % all year, not just during the season. This equals less extreme weight loss. Serious Tour de France competitors even drop weight to their "optimum performance weight". Wrestling is no different and when it comes to the serious ones, they aren't drinking beer in the offseason 3 times a week and blowing up 30-40 pounds. Weight loss is easier in college as well, you have more time. It's hard as a high schooler when he has to sit in a classroom 7+ hours a day.
  13. 1 point
    russelscout

    Weight Cutting Education

    I have seen this too. Hs is consistently bad, and many college kids are more disciplined. However, I have seen more extreme cutting tactics in college. One thing I've never seen- an athlete who counts his calories and tracks his macronutrients
  14. 1 point
    Adeline won, good job guys. This is big because it makes her eligible for USOC athlete of the year.
  15. 1 point
    Housebuye

    Ducking

    Iowa fans are guilty of it more than most. Just reed their forums. Constantly bashing other team and coaches, but if you say anything negative about them at all, they freak out. many of them actually think Flowrestling is bias against Iowa.
  16. 1 point
    Perry

    Ducking

    Warner was back in september. He's not ready to go 6 weeks later? If he's not hurt then hes being held out for another reason and seed protection is the likely answer imo. Imagine if it was "tan tom" at tosu doing this. The iowa fan base would crucify him (again). I suppose double standards are a part of every fanbase, though..
  17. 1 point
    The first place to check is a team's schedule web site, which gives a link to Flo.
  18. 1 point
    Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin

    Kamal Bey at worlds

    He is amazing guy. just need to get more international senior experience
  19. 1 point
    Well that gives Jets and Bills fans something worthwhile to watch.
  20. 1 point
    CA_Wrestler

    Takuto Otoguro

    Date Competition Style Age Group Weight Class Country Rank 2018-10-20 World Championship Freestyle Seniors 65.0 JPN 1. 2018-06-15 All-Japan Invitational Championships Freestyle Seniors 65.0 JPN 1. 2018-04-07 World Cup Freestyle Seniors Team JPN 3. 2015-08-25 World Championship Freestyle Cadets 54.0 JPN 1. 2014-07-15 World Championship Freestyle Cadets 50,0 JPN 11. 2014-05-08 Asian Championship Freestyle Cadets 50,0 JPN 1. 2013-08-24 World Championship Freestyle Cadets 46.0 JPN 3.
  21. 1 point
    nom

    Ducking

    ‘I’m healthy but I think I will lose since I don’t think I’m capable of beating this wrestler right now (for reason X) so I’m not going to wrestle him.’ Call it ducking or avoiding a loss. Ducking has more negative connotations, admittedly. But if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck .... well ....
  22. 1 point
    I don't think so. Cael brought in a top lightweight at 125lbs in Nico Megaludis right after he got to PSU. Nico went 2-2-3-1 with a redshirt before his senior year. Jordan Conaway filled in nicely that year and ended up as a two-time AA himself (once at 125 and once at 133). Jordan was a 1X PIAA state champ his senior year and Cael developed him into a fantastic lightweight wrestler. Conaway was not recruited very hard and had some big wins in college. I think he got the most out of Jordan that was possible. After Nico he brought in the top lightweight recruit in the country in Nick Suriano who we saw in the finals last year. It's just that Suriano left PSU after his freshman year. That's not a development problem at all. This year he brought in the best lightweight haul we've seen in a while. Three 4X state champs (PA, Iowa, AZ) with 3 losses between them in high school. Nick Lee is currently manning 141lbs and placed fifth last year as a true freshman. Zain Retherford placed 5th as a 141lber his true freshman year as well. Cael has done pretty well with the lightweights and has also had some issues not related to development of talent. Andrew Long - 3rd place finisher (I believe) who was kicked off the team. Jimmy Gilubon - He was an AA and finished 5th at 133lbs as a sophomore. People think Jimmy didn't live up to his recruiting ranking, but I think Cael got everything out of Jimmy that there was to get. He had a fine career at PSU and is an AA.
  23. 1 point
    jchapman

    Ducking

    Maybe Warner has a wedding this weekend?
  24. 1 point
    Conoway was a big fan of the PSU coaching staff, perhaps exceeded by only his own father.
  25. 1 point
    obviously Cody has been the weak link here as the light guy. Hire KTG119. I know people, who know people, who kind of know people. And I could be a good throwing dummy in practice and holler things like 'don't let him score' and 'you gotta battle' from my edge of mat seat. or even better I could coach the old PSU way 'it's ok bottom guy, just rest your head on the mat, eventually he'll fall off'
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