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  1. 6 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. 3 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.
  3. 2 points
    Ragu

    2019/2020 NCAA Rule Proposals

    The real issue they need to be looking at is the implementation of third party review at all major tournaments, especially conference tournaments and NCAAs...
  4. 2 points
    gowrestle

    2019/2020 NCAA Rule Proposals

    Valencia likely would not have beaten Hall if he had to weigh in 2 hours before the finals like he did for the dual. There was a reason Valencia was dead in the 3rd period against Hall in the dual. Wrestling is often promoted as a sport that matches up opponents based on size. This is done for fairness and safety. Unfortunately there are times in wrestling where this is not the case. Everyone knows this is the case. I don’t understand the opposition to adjusting the time of the weigh in to ensure competitive parity.
  5. 2 points
    russelscout

    Cass big over Nevills

  6. 2 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.
  7. 2 points
    Husker_Du

    Fix and the refs

    well, there is the fact that both calls/non calls were blatantly wrong.
  8. 2 points
    Katie

    Is Yianni the Second Best Ever?

    Uetake had closer to 20 matches per year, with both a conference tournament and NCAA tournament. He’s also the only wrestler in OkSt history to go undefeated. Coupled with an Olympic gold before his junior year, if that’s not enough to get on an all-time list, there really is no point to an all-time list.
  9. 1 point
    Hey all, I created a video analyzing Jason Nolf's 2019 NCAA Championship run. If you're into that kind of thing, please check it out!
  10. 1 point
    treep2000

    Sasso

    I'm thinking he may be the next big thing. Like "Yianni" big. As a true frosh, had some fantastic wins at Midlands against AA's. Beat Pantaleo in the process, along with Lugo. Beat David Carr at Schultz that just won 74kg Juniors. The list of very good wins is starting to grow. His 70kg Junior title came with some credence, as he beat the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th place finishers. Now... I know the "different styles" thing is real, and his most recent results were FS. But... Midlands wasn't. The big question is going to be if he goes 149 or 157. 70kg is smack between the two. With Nolf graduating, and the prospect of Yianni going 149 makes me believe that 157 is where he'll start his career. Is anyone else as impressed with Sasso? Thoughts?
  11. 1 point
    CoachWrestling

    How to stop medical forfeits?

    This way of doing things is cowardly to say the least. It’s crazy in a sport considered to be so tough that the coaches lack courage to let their wrestler compete against the best. These coaches need to stop this pigeon-hearted, soft, and weak practice. Very sad to see the sport going in this direction. How do we change this?
  12. 1 point
    Dude, you beat me by a minute!
  13. 1 point
    Like a fearful octopus spewing an ink cloud, Cox will unleash his sweat tsunami and it will be Bo who slips and slides and falls and Cox the one helping him up.
  14. 1 point
    The answer to “Is Bo strong enough to beat him” is yes 100% of the time as long as the other person is in Bo’s weight class. I personally think Cox wins the match(es) but not because Bo Nickal has a strength deficiency (almost funny to even type that). The freestyle experience gap is just too wide and Cox might be the toughest American to score on P4P.
  15. 1 point
    simple

    Cass big over Nevills

    I agree with you. I was only including 2018 & 2019 HS grads in the tiers.
  16. 1 point
    simple

    Cass big over Nevills

    1) Gable 2) Kerk, Schultz, Cass 3) Parris, Nevills, Elam Very talented group of guys. Hopefully they all stay healthy. Throw in Wood, Hillger, and Stencel and it should be a fun few years at HWT
  17. 1 point
    Housebuye

    Giving PDIII props

    But there are others. Helen Maroulis is just as much of a freak.
  18. 1 point
    olddirty

    Green has won his last match...

    I was watching this match with a guy I coached in college. I commented on how boring I thought Green is. He said something that was so true. Greens best skill is finding a way to beat the field by 1 point.
  19. 1 point
    JeanGuy

    2019/2020 NCAA Rule Proposals

    Those all sound like good changes to me. The MFF's need to be addressed but counting as losses might not be the correct way. I don't have a better suggestion so I am on board. The 2 hour weigh in needs to be for all matches including the finals at NCAA. Guys shouldn't be able to weigh in at 11:00am and wrestle at 8:00pm. I don't think there are huge weight changes through the day but I am sure there are some and even if it is only 5 lbs it can be significant.
  20. 1 point
    KTG119

    Aleksandr Karelin at NCAAs

    Haselrig dominated folkstyle for 3 years. He was 3rd in D2 his freshman season.
  21. 1 point
    You're playing with fire if you nap between rounds.
  22. 1 point
    gromit

    Giving PDIII props

    I'm from MD and have followed the ups and downs of Pat's tumultuous career, going all the way back to his freshman year at Mt. St. Joseph HS, and have to say it is most gratifying to see this latest, seemingly more adult/mature version of PDIII. He may have his detractors, but IMO, he's a great example of what you can accomplish in this sport thru true grit, determination, and perseverance. Good luck to him in his quest to make it to the top thru 2020.
  23. 1 point
    nhs67

    Sasso

    He was qualified(top 7 make WTT). He had no reason to risk seeding and wrestle. I'm curious if they punish that sort of thing this year at the WTT.
  24. 1 point
    andegre

    Rank the Rankers - 2019

    We're working on implementing the RPI calculations into the WrestleStat rankings algorithm....over 500 simulations have been done so far; I'd say we're making progress!!!
  25. 1 point
    A little side note here and I’m probably sounding like a whiner but gosh seems like every big wrestling tournament, the post match interviews are constantly in competition with the PA announcer. Makes it difficult and annoying to listen to. Way too much noise throughout the interview. Can’t they take the athletes somewhere where there is less, or even better, no noise?
  26. 1 point
    pennsyrules

    Is Yianni the Second Best Ever?

    Unless Yianni wins a world gold this year(while he's 19) and knocks off some of the World's best, Snyder is the best ever at this point of his career. However, the title of the post is different than what NJdan says in his first post. After 2 years of college, Yianni obviously has to be considered top couple when it comes to record at this point. I think to argue dominance is not relevant in his question. Purely college record, yes he is one of the all time best.
  27. 1 point
    Giovanni

    Predict the world team

    Predictions with my estimated actual percentage likelihood in parenthesis. 57KG - Gilman (40%), think he still has the necessary maturity/grit to make corrections and edge out Fix in a best of three. 50/50 medal threat at worlds, with limited Gold medal upside. 61KG - Colon (60%), but IF Nahshon is healthy and ready to go for trials/FinalX then I consider it a 50/50 toss-up in best of three, would bump percentage to 75% if Nahshon is a no-go. 65KG - Yianni D (60%), was the most pleasant surprise of the weekend, taking out all three consensus top guys in a row. Here's to hoping the kid can end our medal drought at this weight for the foreseeable future. If he handles Bajrang next week, I'll predict world medalist with legit Gold upside. 70KG - Nolf (55%), I predict he finally gets past Green at trials (pains me to type this as a Husker fan) and then takes out Deakin in the best of three. Think his offense make him a world medal threat. 74KG - JB (90%), while iMart continues to improve, I think the old man still comes out on top this year. I predict a bounce back Gold at worlds, similar to 2015 and 2017. 79KG - Dake (80%), love our depth with Ringer and Zahid, but think Dake takes it this year and enters worlds as our heaviest Gold medal favorite. 86KG - DT (95%), should roll at FinalX and enter worlds with 50/50ish odds to repeat on top. 92KG - Bo (30%), my biggest upset pick, very impressed with him at the Open, think he edges Cox in a very entertaining best of three, and enters worlds as one of the favorites. 97KG - Snyder (99%), biggest lock to make the team in 2019, obvious Gold contender with Sadulaev. 125KG - Gwiz (75%), takes Coon out in best of three, actually like his chances at Gold more than most, but would consider bronze/silver much more likely for now.
  28. 1 point
    wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    well too early to judge and you really can't judge based on the Asian Championships. but I think I saw some improvements. specially in freestyle. in Greco, Bana's presence was at least good for Abdevali. Banna is the only one who can handle Abdevali, in past few years he only attended the national camp couple weeks before the competition, this time he trained more with Banna and therefore he teched everybody here. in Greco Iran has more or less the same problem as freestyle. regarding the Olympics all notable or talented young wrestlers will be around 77kg or 87kg. Nouri, Geraei brothers, Abdevali, Kavianinejad and Saravi. I don't see much chance for medal in other 4 weights. but you never know. Aliyari won a bronze medal at worlds last year (thanks to Aleksanyan's withdrawal) despite being out of shape. or a Korean guy won bronze at super heavyweight in 2018. Ghasemi Monjazi teched that Korean guy here in less than a minute. in Greco the better wrestler doesn't always win. (I know you can say that about any other sport but in Greco it happens more)
  29. 1 point
    MagnetBack

    Predict the world team

    Henry?
  30. 1 point
    I thought the Ringo was more the look he's going for.
  31. 1 point
    Greatdane67

    Sasso

    Stevenson to Sasso fans: You have to win 1 before you can win 4................
  32. 1 point
    qc8223

    Cass big over Nevills

    The last double for 4 shook the building. Highly recommend watching this match if you want to see a high level heavyweight at work. If he wasn't coming up in an era of such elite heavyweight talent, he would be one of next year's most anticipated recruits. Great mix of technique, speed, power, and physicality. He also opened the match with a single leg into a lace that looked like a 65 kg guy working. And Nevills isn't chopped liver either. He beat Hemida this year and has some nice skills for a big guy too. We're about to witness a golden era of heavyweight.
  33. 1 point
    wrestlingnerd

    Sasso

    Very impressed. I’ve always thought he was a better folkstyle prospect than freestyle, so his 70 kg title is a plus, not a minus. I’m also impressed with his attitude and commitment to the sport based on his redshirt season interviews. Seems completely bought into tOSU and wrestling as a lifestyle, and I believe there were some questions on the latter throughout HS. I don’t think he’ll be Yianni big. Don’t see him taking out Green, Nolf, and Deakin on the same weekend anytime soon, which is the feat equivalent to what Yianni just did being only one year older, if that.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    KingK0ng

    Giving PDIII props

    You new around here?
  36. 1 point
    I mean, Twin Cities metro area has a greater population than St. Louis metro area... slightly longer drive than from Chicago. It really is baffling how little some of you people know about Minnesota and the Twin Cities in general.
  37. 1 point
    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.
  38. 1 point
    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.
  39. 1 point
    de4856

    Giving PDIII props

    Well congrats to PD3, for winning a very tough tourney. Big feather in his hat.
  40. 1 point
    scramble

    Green has won his last match...

    I may be wrong but it seems that when he wins close matches in the end he is behind and scores. However when he is in the lead it is the opposite. It's almost like he goes full on hold your opponent off mode to early, then gives up points. Again I could be wrong but I seem to think there are several situations where he is in the lead and loses in the final seconds. He may need to rethink how he holds his lead if that is the case. It may not work for him like it does for others. Either way I don't think you can back pedal with that much time in the clock.
  41. 1 point
    jackwebster

    Giving PDIII props

    This attitude is tired
  42. 1 point
    I was at Kinnick for the Iowa vs OSU dual - think there were 40K people there. It was an unforgettable event and I don't remember a single person complaining about the views, it was great. I'm not saying it'll match the experience 100% of a smaller venue but goodness gracious can we wait to see how things pan out before people get up in arms and complain in absolutes about how it isn't going to work? We need more people to go to NCAAs, we need new blood for NCAAs, we've outgrown the hockey and basketball stadiums, it's become too expensive for many people - this is a one year attempt to see how it goes. It's absolutely worth doing and trying, I'm looking forward to it...
  43. 1 point
    jackwebster

    Giving PDIII props

    I don't know much about the PDIII saga. I watched the walking interview with Bader and read some of his Dad's comments on here. He came off as evasive at points in the interview, and his dad seems like a jerk. But, I find something compelling about the dude. He's both arrogant and demure. I think I'm rooting for him. Should I be?
  44. 1 point
    The people who weren’t able to get tickets through their usual outlets because of limited availability so they had to get them for outrageous prices through resellers.
  45. 1 point
    Completely agree with you Jason, tickets are very hard to come by, you really have to know somebody to get tickets. The crowd isn't very young, not many kids. I think at Minneapolis it will look a bit different.
  46. 1 point
    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.
  47. 1 point
    scramble

    UMD - Coach Announced - CLEMSEN

    I can tell you that there was not much positive reaction. The message boards lit up with negative comments when he got the job. "Who in the heck is Brian Smith" was about the normal statement. This was in part because Terry Brands was rumored to be a candidate. I never heard it confirmed he was, but I do know that was the talk. I was just getting started in my coaching career in Missouri about the time Smith went to Missouri. I can also tell you I was one of maybe a handful of people who said give it time. Because I had known of Smith before he went to Missouri I was confident he would turn the program around and make it a consistent top 20 and occasional top 10 team. He has surpassed that. As negative as it was when he came in it was even worse when he booted Scott Barker, the defending national runner-up, 2 years into the job. A lot of people went ballistic. However, there was a core of fans and coaches that respected how he was insistent at changing the culture. About 2-years after that the rest is history. He began producing a few All-Americans, then a national champ in Askren and so on. Not only did he change the culture at Mizzou, but I believe he had a hand in changing the culture of wrestling in Missouri as a state. He was great with PR. He got involved with people at the State High School Association and began connecting with coaches. He advocated for the sport with the High School Association and got involved with wrestling at all levels in the state. Camp numbers exploded, teams from all over the state were going to the camps, and some of the state rules for high school started to shift and loosen up a little with how coaches could work with kids in FS/GR and teams traveling during season. He was not responsible for it, but I do think his involvement helped with shift and changes. Missouri is now producing several nationally ranked kids, and having success at the D1 level. The one thing that the good coaches who turn programs around have in common is that they can change the culture. Sure it is a little easier at a powerhouse program. However, look at Lock Haven, Wyoming, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Iowa State as of recent, and even Northern Colorado, Tom Ryan when he was at Hofstra. Yes, a few have bigger college wrestling names, but in the end, all of them were able to shift the culture. Heck, Dresser has done it twice. Nothing can change in a down program unless you change the culture. If Clemson does that at MD they will be a top 20 team within 4 years. Maybe sooner. Once that happens you can build into a top 10.
  48. 1 point
    Katie

    Is Yianni the Second Best Ever?

    There were a number of undefeated wrestlers in the days when freshman weren’t allowed to compete. One such wrestler was Uetake, who also won an Olympic gold medal right after his sophomore year (the first year he was eligible).
  49. 1 point
    WillieBoy

    Is Yianni the Second Best Ever?

    Yojo, Hodge and a few others?
  50. 1 point
    Count the first-MFF at Conference meets as a loss for the purpose of seeding at the NCAA Tourney. For instance, Micic MFF at the Semis, that is 1 loss, not the 3 total, and it is only utilized by the NCAA seeding committee for the purpose of seeding. 1 loss, in most cases, will not harm a wrestler too much on seeding. If he is injured--truly hurt--then he is benefiting by MFF to keep a higher seed and thus perhaps less competition in the early rounds of the NCAA. By assigning a loss, he may drop 1 or 2 spots, and perhaps have a more difficult road. The OP is correct.....no easy solution to a growing problem that many coaches seem to favor for a variety of reasons. The above at least discourages one of those reasons.
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