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  1. 2 points
    TripNSweep

    you be the ref...

    The ref seemed to have it out for that kid from the beginning.
  2. 1 point
    Noticed a couple things: John Smith looked 22. Man, has time passed by. The wrestlers look ginormous for their weight. They had a one weigh in rule at the time? That's insane. I imagine these guys were 15-20 lbs over on Saturday. Mike Mena should have chose down. It was better when they gave the guys some time to get a breath before they did their interview, but way worse that they had commercial breaks in the middle of the matches. There seems to be more action, and yet stalling calls came quicker. I'm not convinced there is a huge technical disparity between then and now. Out of bounds rules have changed our sport for the better.
  3. 1 point
    Great article. Enjoy. https://onwardstate.com/2019/04/17/penn-state-wrestling-oral-history-day-cael-sanderson-turned-college-wrestling-on-its-head/
  4. 1 point
    treep2000

    Logan Stieber retiring

    This is a fair post. Thank you. Let's get a beer... ;-)
  5. 1 point
    @JasonBryant clearly explained to them how to do this like a year ago. things have gotten marginally better, but I agree it still gets painful when listening on headphones or trying not to blow out my iphone speaker
  6. 1 point
    Crash

    Is flo going to be ready for BTS

    The hatred of Flo by the Wrestling community is not caused exclusively by their technical incompetence. Here is a more complete list: 1. Technical incompetence 2. Horrible Customer Service 3. Arrogance of (several of their) hosts and management toward their customers/followers 4. Masquerading as journalists when really they are pitch men 5. Overt PC attitude -- esp as it relates to WFS. 6. Pricing model etc etc etc
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  8. 1 point
    I think it is because there hasn't been a software developer at Flo for over a year. When they pared down the site to its current form, there was obviously a massive layoff.
  9. 1 point
    BobDole

    Is flo going to be ready for BTS

    It's not Flo's responsibility to grow wrestling, BUT the more people involved with the sport it is obviously better for them. They will promote events that are streamed by them because that is what will make them money. I think a $10-20 one time fee for an event would be a smart move, then they can spam them with the next big events and sucker them in for more one-time fees. I'd much rather nickel and dime someone that thinks they are getting a good deal than try to get it all at once. But alas, I am not their business manager, just a former Presidential candidate.
  10. 1 point
    Coach_J

    Logan Stieber retiring

    Many thanks, Logan. Humble, never embarrassed the sport, always gave it a full go.
  11. 1 point
    boconnell

    Logan Stieber retiring

    I think his height makes it very hard for him to move up in weight and be effective. And age and new weight classes and rules makes it very hard for him to move down. He's already a world champ and an all-time great, so hanging around and cutting weight without a great chance to add to your hardware seems not worth it. Basically he has nothing left to prove and it seems like a perfect time to retire.
  12. 1 point
    I am not ripping on Flo. I have supported them on this site and am well aware of what they have done for wrestling already. I don't necessarily see it as their responsibility to grow the sport, but anything that is good for wrestling is good for Flo. Maybe its myopic, but if I am flo and see this continual growing fan base in MMA, I would certainly want as much of a chunk of that fan base as possible for growth. I'm sure shareholders would agree. Lowering price or changing price to gain a larger market is a pretty common strategy. I personally have no stock in it, because I already have a membership. I just wonder if this is an opportunity here.
  13. 1 point
    BobbyGribbs

    Logan Stieber retiring

    @madcat11 never a truer statement. Yes I have my team and yes I have favorite wrestlers, but I am through and through a fan of the sport and want nothing but the best for these guys...and gals.
  14. 1 point
    madcat11

    Logan Stieber retiring

    You definitely find out who is a fan of wrestling vs who is a fan of their guy/their team in threads like this. Stieber is one of my all time favorites. Ramos and Oliver right up there on that same list.
  15. 1 point
    RealAmericanHero

    Logan Stieber for Head Coach?

    Head coach and assistant (room) coach roles are vastly different. Not everyone is cut out to be a head coach. Not everyone makes a great assistant coach. Although Logan does not strike me as a head coach, I'd be shocked if he fell flat attempting it. This guy is a winner - at all levels. But, as indicated above, he does not appear to be heading in the direction of coaching an NCAA team. My guess is that his wrestling academy will be the best in the area, state, and possibly region. Which means the M2 Training Facility (run by David Taylor) and Logan's training facility will have a dual meet within the next three years.
  16. 1 point
    BobbyGribbs

    Logan Stieber for Head Coach?

    He’s joining Freestyle staff & opening wrestling academy! I will be staying in Columbus coaching the @OhioRTC! I've been excited about coaching for a long time, can't wait to start.
  17. 1 point
    Zebra

    Logan Stieber for Head Coach?

    I get you have not started a thread in the last 30 minutes so you had to throw it out there but I am going to be serious for a minute. Not that I always am nut this time I choose to be with the right to alter that choice under the unwritten internet rule 3482. Personally I think a guy like him would be best for the sport at the high school level. Sure he's got a name and could most likely recruit and develop guys but he would do more for the sport as a whole at a lower level. In fact a lot of guys would be serving our sport better at the HS level.
  18. 1 point
    steamboat_charlie v2

    Logan Stieber retiring

    We've had a lot of great wrestlers in the past ~10 years, but very few are willing to just let it fly like Stieber--a complete offensive powerhouse. Add on to that how humble he is, and just being an all-around good dude. Impossible not to root for him. I think the couple of years he spent down at 61kg were seriously draining on him, both mentally and physically, and probably took a lot of joy out of the sport for him. Glad he's moving on on his own terms. I don't think being a college head coach really suits his personality, and I'm not sure he would even want to be one, but I do think he could be a great Olympic coach or assistant if he wants.
  19. 1 point
    John Coctostan

    you be the ref...

    this ref definitely "inserted himself" (pardon the phrasing) a little too much in this match. the first call for headbutting was utter bull****. the penalty for suggesting a stalling call, questionable at best. had the ref officiated as aggressively towards the red wrestler as he had the green, there undoubtedly would have been a stalling call. but his hostile attitude towards the coach at the table, indicating his own level of agitation, reveals a personality unfit for officiating, in my opinion. much too invested. casts additional doubt over all his questionable calls.
  20. 1 point
    ohcomeon

    Logan Stieber retiring

    Per flo: "Upon graduation, Stieber promptly made the 2016 world team at 61 kg and won gold in a stacked world championship bracket." Not attempting to diminish any of Stieber's accomplishments, but wasn't 2016 an Olympic year and most of the studs we're either cutting or bulking to compete in an Olympic weight class? Was it still stacked? I took a look at the bracket and I don't really recognize any of the names outside of Chakaev.
  21. 1 point
    Griff the BullRam

    you be the ref...

    This happened a few weeks/months ago. If I recall correctly, the ref is a club coach in the area, and a kid on his club team would've eventually met up with the winner of this match. The kid who was dq'd in this match was the favorite to win the whole thing. I wan't there and can't say with 100% certainty that this is what happened, but everything on social media pointed to this being the case.
  22. 1 point
    rpm002

    Nahshon

    I don't think that is applicable to this case. It would be if Garrett had won a medal and then gotten hurt afterwards. As it stands, Garrett made the team, so he has an invite to WTT, but Colon, as the world medalist, is the only one who would be entitled to a wrestle off.
  23. 1 point
    BHawk91

    Why I think Penn State is about to decline

    Once again, no one can have a negative opinion about PSU without TBar calling him them a troll. Instead of calling in a Troll why don't you enlighten us on why you think he is wrong because all of his points, are pretty spot on. 1) for sure is spot on, two of the best wrestlers in the history of the sport are no longer in PSU's lineup. 2) 125 has been and will continue to be an issue for PSU 3) a little bit of a question mark but you can't deny that he is correct at this time, RBY needs to work a lot more work and probably would benefit from a RS because if his best move is to stall most of the match with one hand behind his back, then there will be issues there. 4) Prove him wrong, Nick Lee has peaked and the stats certainly tell that story 5) Verk couldn't even crack the lineup and Berge was sucking wind for most of the year 6) Here is where I differ a little because as long as Joseph is in the lineup, he has a shot. Now with that being said, he is 0-2 against the Bull and 0-1 against Lewis (I guess I am not sure if they wrestled previously) and none of those matches where even close. 7) I also think Brooks and Beard are studs but they are not in the lineup AND unproven. Ask Fix and Steveson what happens to unproven Freshmen. 8) He is spot on again So just because you are butt hurt you have to call someone a troll? He is pretty spot on with his run down.
  24. 1 point
    TBar1977

    Why I think Penn State is about to decline

    You are a transparent troll, gotta hand you that much.
  25. 1 point
    I used to be able to do 20 and I had a winning record my senior year of high school
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