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  1. 2 points
    https://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/21-questions-with-2x-ncaa-champ-vincenzo-joseph
  2. 2 points
    ionel

    Fix to 125 rumor?

    He was thinking about Lee Roy but ate Pat instead so look out!!
  3. 2 points
    KTG119

    Meanest guys on the mat

    obviously, Mean Gene the Pinning Machine
  4. 1 point
    I shall confess...i never put in the necessary effort to comprehend RPI.
  5. 1 point
    Why would they not wrestle the match? It's one thing if its bolen/zavatsky and one is redshirting, but if the spot is up for grabs how on earth do you not settle it in a live match?
  6. 1 point
    Anyway, it still sounds like a sure thing...
  7. 1 point
    Roadkill

    Pat Glory

    CP must have had really bad info.....Glory just pinned Tropea in their dual with Rider tonight!!!
  8. 1 point
    ionel

    J. Smith vs. J. Smith -- Who you got?

    yeah good call by the steamboat, wish I'd thought of that ;)
  9. 1 point
    You're both wrong, but steamboat_charlie v2 nailed it.
  10. 1 point
    nah ... J. Smith is gonna lose for sure.
  11. 1 point
    manyak

    Askren Wrestling at Midlands?

    Ben would win if he enters. Did anyone think he would smash Quentin Wright so badly a few years ago?
  12. 1 point
    gimpeltf

    Meanest guys on the mat

    Actually, he did say one other thing. He told the ref to mind his own business next time!
  13. 1 point
    headshuck

    Meanest guys on the mat

    I'm thinking Steveson is going to make this list as the years go by.
  14. 1 point
    Hotkarl712

    Meanest guys on the mat

    Zain Retherford at least is the most recent one. It seemed like being on the mat with him was the least fun out of all the guys you could wrestle.
  15. 1 point
    WillieBoy

    Kyle Dake video

    No, on a farm and no High Speed internet. Did have satellite - HughesNet - but when raining, snowing, too cloudy it would not work. Was worse than the direct dial up we had. We do have internet through the phone, not actual Dial Up with the beeping tones any longer. It is slow - and to watch videos often have to let it load for some time - 10 minuted to a few hours - to watch a video. At time it "times out" and just quits. Don't have a TV as we can't get broadcast reception. Too far away. Before they came out with the new and improved signals we could get two stations with an antenna on the roof. No longer. The new type signals don't go as far. I'm not paying for TV since I won't use it more than a half dozen days a year anyway. Do still have a good collection of video tapes and play them on the 13 inch TV hooked up for that purpose. Videos on DVD work just fine. Movies on Amazon and similar are hit and miss - with the slow speed, long download times and messages of "low bandwidth prevents the video" type of stuff. HS wrestling in our area with most of the teams hurting for kids in too many weight classes. The closest school does have an Olympic Level shooting team. A few of their kids have qualified for Olympic Training Center in Colorado. Some have College scholarships for it as well. Next town has State Champion trap shooting team. Agriculture is the big one here. North Dakota is #1 in 8 different farm crops and in top 10 in 20. Major farming here and it is illegal for Corporations to own farms - so no Monsanto or the like. Family farms - with legal restrictions on family corporations that are enforced. So family owned farms are the norm. Then, the Baaken Oil Patch. Big time Sweet Crude oil field. If you guys need jobs, North Dakota is the place to be. Need more than 35,000 these days. Every type of job you can want, from Drone operators for the military to oil field to support to technical to teaching. Not enough people for all the wants. McDonald's 90 miles away pays $16 per hour to start and a big bonus if you stay 6 months. Papa Johns Pizza - $15 per hour plus tips for delivery drivers. Motel managers, room prep, office management, Nurses, Doctors. Most any kind of profession is needed - and NO traffic or air pollution like in so many other areas. Hunting and fishing is big here. Central flyway for duck, geese and the like. Deer, moose, elk and furbearers. #1 in the nation for National Wildlife Refuges. All in all, a good place to live. Per our phone guys we are probably two years from quick internet - but it is coming. NDSU is going for its 7th National Title in football in FCS division. UND is a big time Hockey school. Small population, good people, clean air and NDSU has a good wrestling program - something a number of States don't have. A wrestling program at the States Flagship school.
  16. 1 point
    I am going to say J. Smith wins for sure.
  17. 1 point
    Really love the stuff barstool has been putting out. The wrestling stuff is new for them correct? or have I just been missing it? Im an Iowa fan through and through, so the jealousy runs deep, but Cenzo is my favorite guy on PSU. Seems like a good dude, fun to watch, and just sooooo much better in college than I ever expected him to be.
  18. 1 point
    Lurker

    Kyle Dake video

    Doesn't make him a better person than others. Doesn't guarantee more happiness and success in all of life more so than others. But winning four titles in four weight classes is special. More special than......not.
  19. 1 point
    You'd need particular insight into each individual program to know the motivations behind each guy's participation (or lack thereof) in opens. There are plenty of reasons to not participate in Opens. Too much homework... exams coming up... a long drive in the back of a van... a couple of pounds to lose to get to your "correct" weight class... some soreness in your shoulder... etc. etc. etc. Nobody on redshirt is required to participate in opens. That's why, in general, the guys that tend to participate in more open tournament are the guys with higher aspirations. Some of the guys on the team are just there to be part of the team... and that's fine. But It's a big red flag to me when a freshman on redshirt doesn't compete. That tells me (a) he has a serious injury, (b) he doesn't think he needs to, or (c) something else is wrong. The last 10 NCAA champs that redshirted as freshmen wrestled an average of 17 matches during their redshirt year.
  20. 1 point
    Awesome review of UNC’s program. I watched Sherman wrestle Gustoffson last year at the Hokie Open as a true freshman. It was easy to see he had the skills, drive and confidence as a rookie to battle D1 veterans. He’s gonna be a good one next year after he shirts.
  21. 1 point
    Cocky self-confidence needs to give way to calm self-less confidence. It happens with the great figures in sports, politics, art, and other areas. But it is very rare. Gilman is too tethered to his tiny world organized around the conscious grasping ego. Most folks learn this lesson late . . . too late. Wake up, Thomas.
  22. 1 point
    jcjcjc

    Foxcatcher Movie

    If you don't have empathy for Mark from this movie, then you didn't even watch the first scene. That is a punch to the gut. Mark did everything all of us would ever dream to do in our sport, and he felt almost no benefits from achieving those dreams. The movie made me so incredibly sad about how our sport fails to give a proper congratulations to our heroes. I think we are getting better at this though, and paradoxically, it made realize how much I love this sport because none of this pain made me think the sport is any less valuable or worthwhile.
  23. 1 point
    Coach_J

    Foxcatcher Movie

    Every movie made involving wrestling does not need to be a variation of "Vision Quest." This was a movie focused on the psychology of the characters, not a blow-by-blow docu-drama. Steve Carrell was fantastic; anyone who was ever around DuPont for at least a minute knows what a creepy, disturbing person he was. How did the entire American wrestling establishment turn a blind eye to DuPont's complete weirdness? Money. I remember attending the '95 NWCA convention in Atlanta, which was held in conjunction with the '95 worlds. All the coaches at the convention were strongly encouraged to personally thank DuPont as he was lurking about the events dressed in his blue warm-up suit. My assistant and I both refrained from the boot-kissing for The Golden Eagle--dude was just way too strange and the stories about him and his antics were already very well known. The movie is disturbing--it needs to be.
  24. 1 point
    boconnell

    Foxcatcher Movie

    Of course a documentary is more accurate then a movie. I didn't go into the movie looking to learn the story of Foxcatcher. I also didn't go into the movie looking for the movie to make wrestlers look good to the movie going public. I went in looking to be entertained and I very much was. My wife loved it. She's got a very positive view of wrestlers though she has little wrestling knowledge. She came out with a very positive view of wrestlers and a poor view of rich psychopaths who kill people. The movie basically had 1 non wrestling character and he was the villain. Every positive character or trait portrayed was a wrestler. I can totally understand Mark Schultz not liking it for the licenses it took, but I thought it was a great movie.
  25. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    Foxcatcher Movie

    Movies that are "based off of a true story" do not need to follow that story exactly. They use aspects of the true event for the purpose of telling the director's story. I believe the movie was inspired/based off of Mark Schultz's book, which is why it focused on him, and the majority of events depicted in the movie were based on real events. I agree that the story could have been told better, but it really wasn't as bad as what you are saying. There was very outstanding acting in it (especially Mark Ruffalo). Channing Tatum was an exception, but he isn't exactly a great actor..so what can you really expect. I don't think his performance was terrible either. Overall I thought it was one of the better movies that year. I don't agree that it made wrestlers look terrible. It depicted the situation at the time for those athletes, which was people chasing a dream with essentially no financial support. The lengths to which they had to go (appeasing a crazy millionaire) to train were not fake and made for a good story. There were some really interesting aspects of the movie including: 1. DuPont as a character: his relationship with his mother-the strangeness of these very rich almost aristocratic families who sponsor athletes as hobbies and then collect the trophies. Just think about the strangeness of having these wrestlers/families of wrestling living on this guy's property....And of course his descent into madness. Carrel did an excellent job. 2. Mark Schultz being in the "shadow" of his brother. Despite having more success (at NCAAs on the world level, etc), the movie depicts the challenges of having an ultra successful older sibling and the rivalry that can arise from that. Then Dupont comes along...But even with the rivalry, the love between Mark/Dave is clear. 3. The power/influence of money/wealth. How it makes people do things that seem irrational to those outside the situation. How people turn a blind eye to this irrational behavior. In terms of the physical relationship thing....Be honest with yoruself...Why did Dupont want these wrestlers around him? Why did he want to train with them? Are we really going to kid ourselves with this? The movie doesn't imply that he and Mark had a relationship, but rather that Dupont preyed on him/the other wrestlers. Seems very similar to the Ohio State scandal/investigation. Given the revelations there, that aspect of the movie is clearly important. People in power abuse those without it, and that includes sexually. I also disagree completely that it makes Mark Schultz look bad. I think it makes him look human, which he is. He's not depicted as a marvel superhero, and he's not depicted as a villain. He has flaws like everyone else and has lived and continues to live a very interesting life (with absolutely incredible moments and absolutely heartbreaking moments). In terms of his reaction to the movie-at times he has said he loves it and at times he has said he hates it-a very normal response to seeing the best and worst moments of your life play out on screen.
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