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  1. 4 points
    He has a nice single. That’s all you need!
  2. 3 points
    This may be a gratuitous one-post thread but Brands is the biggest surprise of the season and needs a thread. He’s up two weights from his real weight class and beating ranked dudes. Brands wrestled 163 a few months ago. Colbray was the top-ranked recruit at 195 out of HS, blue chip material. He hasn’t fulfilled expectations but had a solid season last year. I had Colbray over Brands in ink and even replayed that TD a dozen times to make sure my prediction hadn’t gotten blown up by bad reffing. Now that Brands is out, everyone will scout him, so things just got a lot tougher. Brands weighed in at 176.5 for his debut “because Tom told me to” (post-debut interview). WTF does that mean? Moving him down makes no sense for the lineup so why have a target weight at all?
  3. 3 points
    PSUSMC

    Penn State should "punt" this season

    Jimmy should punt on posting this season.
  4. 3 points
    silvermedal

    Intermat/foley

    After a couple slip ups, Foley was careful not to bring up politics. However, certain crazies attacked him at every opportunity in the comments thus making it appear as if he was being political when in fact they were.
  5. 3 points
    dmm53

    Intermat/foley

    How about all the times when reactionaries like Askren, Saylor, Schultz and so many other right wing (anti-vaxxers and religious nuts) would add their ignorant and often racist two cents to the dialogue? The wrestling community is so extremely right wing and authoritarian it ignores its own biases. It so bloody rural and religious and conservative it can't see it's own blindnesses. It is uncritical and accepting of ignorant and dangerous fools like Jordan and Hastert and so many others. Foley is so much smarter and more educated than the majority of the parochial wrestling community.
  6. 2 points
    That Tarpley is one heckuvan entertaining writer.
  7. 2 points
    KTG119

    Nelson Brands deserves a thread

    wow it's almost like this kid is a....Brands http://wrestlingforgable.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=1987-11-30T13%3A08%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=1 'I typically go 50-50 with either of them for the first 20 minutes of wrestling. But they don't get tired. They will almost get your leg, and almost get your leg, and almost get your leg, and eventually they'll get your leg. Then they'll get it again. And again. And again. It is highly annoying.'
  8. 2 points
    Scorenomore

    Flo Disrespects ASU

    Not really. They have very little ads amongst a 2 hour livestream. Revenue comes from the ads which are prior to the video clips. That being said the real revenue comes from being the most trusted source for news and coverage for a given space. Flo fails to give adequate coverage to events that they don’t cover. If wrestling were bigger, that would be a problem, but the small market of wrestling combined with the fact that they are light years ahead of everyone else means that they can ignore events that they don’t cover with little to no consequence.
  9. 2 points
    Came here to post almost verbatim the same thing. Winning 4 matches against a team ranked higher than you isn’t exactly a “gotcha” moment against Eggum. If you look at the results you could actually argue that Minnesota as a whole wrestled better than one would expect them to considering some of the matchups.
  10. 2 points
    headshuck

    Brandon Eggum and Gopher wrestling

    I think I like freshman Lee learning something about being ridden by a non-conference senior early in the season.
  11. 2 points
    WF89

    Brandon Eggum and Gopher wrestling

    Gophers won 4 of the 10 matches. Four other matches (125, 149, 157, 165) were within a point or tied going into the 3rd period. Jones at 133 got out to a 8-1 lead before getting pinned in the 2nd period. And the freshman 197 pounder Joles lost a regular decision to a top 10 opponent. it certainly wasn’t great but hardly evidence to point towards your thought of another epic failure by the head coach.
  12. 2 points
    drag it

    Nelson Brands deserves a thread

    From what's public, it sounds like he and his father handled his development in a really thoughtful way, with the father not being directly involved in high school and the son developing his own passion that way, then making a conscious choice he wanted to have his father as a formal coach in college when the son was at an age where he knew that that kind of intensity was what he wanted. It's producing some fun to watch results so far.
  13. 2 points
    “Fist fight tough” is a great way to describe it. Kid is good. Not a technician by any means. Usually coach’s kids turn out soft, but this ones got it. His dad has to be proud.
  14. 2 points
    CoachWrestling

    Iowa State vs Iowa

    Can we talk about the fact that Degan clearly had 2 with 1 second left? It was clear as day.
  15. 2 points
    Mphillips

    Intermat/foley

    "God damned hippies."
  16. 2 points
    Dake over AA Alex Krom in his first dual.
  17. 2 points
    NJDan

    Does Koll care about streaks

    Hammerlock is referring to a national title. Koll, it seems, may be sacrificing the team's success this year by ORS-shirting guys in order to have a great team next year or even the year after.
  18. 2 points
    JBluegill133

    “Dark horse” champ

    I am going to say David Carr prior to him beating young today. Still counts as a darkhorse for like 4 more hours but after today he will have solidified himself as a title threat.
  19. 2 points
    cangemi

    “Dark horse” champ

    Sammy Sasso Got caught. Among top guys in unclear weight. Teemer by end of year will see . Just have a lot belief kid has no ceiling. Has hot tournament never know. I'm sure he will lose a few . But special wrestler. NY homer
  20. 2 points
    Housebuye

    Flo Disrespects ASU

    It was the main article for like 12 hours today
  21. 2 points
    Peso

    Brandon Eggum and Gopher wrestling

    JRob is one of the greatest coaches of all time. He was gigantic in Gable's early success at Iowa, besides taking Minnesota, and winning multiple titles there. It's a tough job following legends. Really tough.
  22. 1 point
    And here's why: 1. They will be getting 0 to a few points from 125, 149 and possibly even 157 depending on how severe Berge's injury is. 2. While Beard would certainly be an improvement at 197 there is no guarantee he AAs...and Cael has said he wants to keep Beard, Joe Lee, Aaron Brooks and Starroci together for 4 years. 3. Shakur is a total wildcard at this point. He has underperformed at NCAAs and is coming off ACL surgery. I could easily see him going 2-2 at NCAAs. 4. PSU lacks elite bonus point scorers this year. Nick Lee looks like he might be their best bonuser...and he has consistently finished 5th at NCAAs. Hall and Joseph have shown the ability to major guys, sometimes pin, but they are nowwhere near Nolf and Nickal territory. Plus, PSU already snapped the 60 match dual win streak...they likely lose to Iowa this year too, so there's no real point in going all in on what is likely a 2 loss dual season. Reload for next year!
  23. 1 point
    spladle08

    Memorable "Debuts/Statement Victories"

    With Carr getting a nice win. It got me thinking of the times kids burst onto the scene as Freshman (Redshirt... I don't care) and that first victory where you said "Oh, this kid means business". Doesn't have to be their first match, but what is one you remember? Mine was Schlatter over Espo 1, where you thought "I bet Schlatter can compete with him"... but it ended up being an exciting shootout that Schlatter won..... and forced everyone to take notice of course it was followed soon thereafter by Schlatter vs Espo 2, which was pretty much a crushing.... but that is one that really sticks in my mind as "Man this kid has a chance to beat anyone" Hoping everyone has some great ones that really left an impression... And go!
  24. 1 point
    Idaho

    Penn State should "punt" this season

    You still didn't answer my question of what it actually means to punt.
  25. 1 point
    ConnorsDad

    Intermat/foley

    WRONG! I'll get in a political debate with anybody in the appropriate forum. But I don't want to hear LeBron James, TR Foley, Trump, Clinton, Ha Ha Clinton Dix or anybody else tell me what my political views should be when I'm trying to enjoy sports. And I don't want to hear Ben Shapiro tell me about the Big Ten Conference tournament.
  26. 1 point
    nhs67

    Russia 2020

    Looks like Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia just became the three favorites for 2020.
  27. 1 point
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  28. 1 point
    Fletcher

    Is this Marinelli's year?

    In-season wins over Joseph are a great indicator that you'll beat him in the NCAA tourney too.
  29. 1 point
    go_rines12

    “Dark horse” champ

    Matt Findlay easy. Youtube him and watch his matches. Should be back for cklv. r12 with a completely destroyed knee
  30. 1 point
    This is such a tremendous resource. Thank you!!
  31. 1 point
    SamStall365247

    LOL @ Penn State

    Packed dual in Arizona, you’re the most dominant team in the country, and you can’t find a 184lber.? LOL
  32. 1 point
    Nicky_Pipes

    LOL @ Penn State

    First and most important, great win for ASU. It was amazing to see the enviroment at the sun devil venue, AZ wresting is growing in popularity year over year and it is great to see. As far as why Cael wanted to move the dual, i can only speculate...but here is my thought. I think Cael had full intensions on making the first semester as "easy" as possible so his athletes could focus on chasing an olmpic qualification spot, and get healthy. Cenzo, Hall, Cassar were all expected to split time with folk and free this year (Hall no longer) and based on the current PSU schedule, this dual was the only real test for them until late January. instead of using Olypic redshirts, Cael tried to minipulate his schedule during the first half of the year so his athletes could focus on Freestyle a bit more. on top of that, I'm sure Cael new Shakur woudn't be available and that Berge would be coming off of a u23 summer and we saw the effect that had on Hidlay early last season. No Scuffle, Midlands or CKLV for PSU this year... without that ASU dual, the top competion prior to the new year would have been Lehigh on 12/6. PSU will not even see a solid b10 school untill the end of Janaury. i think there is no doubt that the schedule was strategiclly planned to get the team healthy and ready for the US open... then the focus on the NCAA team title.
  33. 1 point
    AnklePicker

    David Carr...it wasnt a UPSET!!!!!

    If you’ve seen Carr enough you know he can be much more dynamic than what he showed today. See his match with Molinaro. Carr will improve more by March than Young imo.
  34. 1 point
    Amazing performance. He isn't very tactical, and frankly he isn't that good, he's just fist fight tough. Went out against a bigger guy, refused to back up, took way more shoots, and forced colbray to break for about a fifth of a second.
  35. 1 point
    Antitroll2828

    Princeton beats Lehigh

    It’s not a bad match up for Princeton, if glory can beat Picc I think they would have a chance
  36. 1 point
    KTG119

    Best Wrestlers in Iowa History

    TJ Williams one career loss at Iowa
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    spladle08

    Memorable "Debuts/Statement Victories"

    I had to read more on him, and that was his fondest memory as well: Q: Out of all your wins, is there one that particularly stands out? A: The one that really stands out was the Midlands final from my freshman year. I wrestled Barry Davis from Iowa. He was the defending national champion and had just come back from taking second at the Olympics. Prior to beating him, I had lost to him two weeks earlier. I had been doing pretty well against him in that match until the third period, and I don't think I pushed myself hard enough. I was pretty disappointed after the match, thinking that I could have beaten him if I had wrestled harder throughout the whole match and not gotten caught up with the fact that he was Barry Davis. I vowed to myself that if I ever had the opportunity to wrestle him again, I would do much better. I had that opportunity at the Midlands, and I beat him. I was proud of myself because I went out and wrestled hard for the whole match.
  39. 1 point
    Freshman Hunter Stieber beating Kellen Russell in Vegas.
  40. 1 point
    John Fisher beating returning 2x champ and Olympic Silver Medalist Barry Davis.
  41. 1 point
    TFBJR

    Intermat/foley

    So to be clear - Askren Saylor, Schultz are racists? This is your position? Based on any facts,observations, or simply convenient slander? What makes a person a religious "nut"? Belief in any deity? Belief in a deity to which you do not subscribe? Some other quality, e.g. opposition to abortion? Authoritarian? Meaning what? Don't conflate people pursuing self-reliance and adherence to civil tenets (Conservatism) with wanting the government to dictate all facets of our lives - That is the progressive" view. Implicit bias is limited to our community or is that a generally accepted universal human condition? Hastert?? Is there a single person on this board or community at large accepting of him? That is just a mud-slinging Hail Mary (please excuse and avoid being triggered by the religious reference) to help you feel you are on solid ground - which you are not. Foley is probably smarter and more than the majority of all groups - I assume that since he went to UVA and Columbia. Lots of smart people walking around. Smart in an ignorant direction just takes you to the wrong place more efficiently. Are you positing that Wrestling fans are particularly ignorant? Perhaps you are suggesting that you and Foley are the enlightened ones and we should follow your light down the path of righteousness? Or is this just a vehicle to express your delusion of superiority? Might I suggest less misdirected pathos; more ethos / logos in your argument. You'll likely come to a more enlightened conclusion, or at least an argument ( I hesitate to call it that) which is less replete with logical fallacy.
  42. 1 point
    wrestlingnerd

    Transfer Portal

    Let’s just say I have industry experience... good concept though. But will never happen.
  43. 1 point
    Plasmodium

    Flo Disrespects ASU

    Give 'em a break! They only have two employees left.
  44. 1 point
    Antitroll2828

    Intermat/foley

    So we found foleys burner account ^^.... can you point to on the doll where rural,authoritarian ,religious nuts hurt you lol this has to be the first time I’ve seen askren and Willie referred to as racist, I guess it slipped by the entire wrestling community but luckily for us we have DMM to point out the injustice in the world Foley got hated on not BECAUSE of his views but because he shoves his views down people’s throats In a wrestling blog and puffed out and pounded his chest when people would ask strictly for wrestling , and he views everyone who doesn’t agree with him as wrong,
  45. 1 point
    SamStall365247

    LOL @ Penn State

    Also LOL at the PSU fans assuming Berge beats Teemer. Pipher is no slouch and took 2nd at last year’s Southern Scuffle. Berge has done nothing to suggest the outcome would be different.
  46. 1 point
    SamStall365247

    LOL @ Penn State

    Why take the time to fly across the country and compete if you don’t care about the outcome? That’s a total cop out. They thought they had it won.
  47. 1 point
    JerryCallo

    Intermat/foley

    If remembering and honoring the anniversary of the tragic death of a US Senator who also happened to be an accomplished college wrestler is "political" then we are for sure DONE AS A SOCIETY!
  48. 1 point
    spladle08

    Intermat/foley

    *just double checked and it's not an accident and I'm sad. I know Foley and loved that section. It was part of my Friday morning routine. Guess I'll have to not be a cheap a$$ soon.
  49. 1 point
    WillieBoy

    Snyder Announces Schedule

    If Cael were not there guiding the program you would not have this problem. "rich get richer" would not be applicable to Penn State or the Club without his coaching and leadership. Just as Dan Gable hit the perfect situation when he joined Gary Kurdlemeier at Iowa, Cael has hit the perfect situation at Penn State. Good on the program for all the success. He, his staff and the wrestlers have made the school the dominant program of the 20-teens. Hope it continues through the 2021 decade. Good for the sport having a target everyone else can fixate on. Hoping Snyder gets the variety in his attack and training that helps him get back to the top spot.
  50. 1 point
    MNRodent

    Brandon Eggum and Gopher wrestling

    Totally disagree with the criticisms directed towards Eggum. He has had to deal with some bad choices by some young men, and has made the best of some tough situations. Even with some mediocre recruiting classes they are coming off a 4th in Big Ten (just 6 pts behind Iowa) and 8th at NCAAs. Some of you are overreacting to the ugly Rider match, which was lightning in a bottle for the Broncs. Ski-U-Mah!
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