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  1. 5 points
    The silver lining of this covid thing is you get to find out who actually knows about wrestling and who doesn’t. In another thread, there’s a guy with over 1k posts asking what a crackdown is and in this thread you’ve got another guy with over 1k posts who has no idea who Scotti Sentes is. Sentes is hugely respected and very well liked in the southeast. This is a great hire.
  2. 4 points
    Peso

    Lee Kemp

    I just finished watching "Wrestled Away, the Lee Kemp Story" on Amazon Prime. If you grew up during that time, I think you will enjoy it. I know I did. I've met Mr Kemp once shortly after he came from behind at the buzzer to defeat my team mate Paul Martin in Stillwater. It was the disco era so a few guys from the team took a couple of the badgers down to the local place to dance, after the dual. I'm sure he wouldn't remember me, but I was one of the guys that pointed him toward the dance floor. I finished the video believing what I had thought since my first time I saw him live and shook his hand and met him. He is truly the kind of man that I believe we should all aspire to be. The class and dignity he exhibits in this movie is subtle, but it sure didn't go past me. I wrestled in his bracket at the 76 Olympic Trials in Cleveland. I was not even close to a factor, but a guy named Joe Wells pummeled me to within an inch of my life and Joe was 4th at the weight, behind Dziedzic, Schalles and Kemp. Lee and Jimmy Jackson were the two college champs from that year who finished in the top 4. Kudos to you Mr Lee Kemp. I've been around a lot of great wrestlers, and they are often, but not always great men too. You sir are the Gold Standard as far as I'm concerned. Lee if you read this I was the guy in Cleveland yelling "don't grab Schalles leg!" If you were there, you would understand. :--)
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    Peso

    Lee Kemp

    I believe I was ahead of Joe 4-1 at the end of the first period. It was the 3-3-3 era, and it was before t-falls. I think he beat me 21-4, but it wasn't that close. I was 18 and had just finished my freshman year at OSU. There was a brief time before I broke my neck, when I think I could have been a decent wrestler. I never came close, but what an eye opener. There seemed to be a lot of politics in the trials back then. I remember seeing a previous Olympian put on his back and pinned about 10 x if it was folkstyle...never called it. Joe had won the US Open that year and Lee was I believe entering his junior year. A lot of you don't know how tough Schalles and Dziedzic were, but they passed the torch to Lee who passed the torch to Schultz who passed the torch to Kenny...
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Titabawassee

    Campbell University New Coach

    Where have you been?
  7. 3 points
    Tofurky

    Lee Kemp

    Not gonna lie, I geeked out when he friended me on Facebook a few years back. I saw the request and went into junior high girl mode, "HE wants to be (Facebook) friends with ME?" Giggle-giggle-giggle! Nice dude and really solid movie. I'm happy more people are seeing it.
  8. 2 points
    HokieHWT

    New Iowa T Shirt

  9. 2 points
    stp

    Careers that could have been..

    ;).
  10. 2 points
    Cptafw164

    Solution for next year

    It’s over. Global crisis. Sure it is unfair, but they are wrestlers, they have the resolve. If this is the WORST thing that happens in their life, they will be just fine.
  11. 2 points
    1032004

    Campbell University New Coach

    Yeah that’s kinda the point. You have to start somewhere. Yes Campbell was able to get Kolat, but the biggest name they were likely going to be able to get was maybe someone like Tony Ramos. And pretty much all he has over Sentes is better credentials as a competitor (which shouldn’t be that big of a factor IMO). I think it makes sense that’s they’d choose familiarity with the school/program/wrestlers over that.
  12. 2 points
    You probably already know this but JRob would be a good interview. I think he was one of the few philosophical and cerebral wrestling coaches. He routinely discusses the psychological aspect of wrestling and specifically fatigue. Check this video out
  13. 2 points
    It has a ton also to do with who you beat. Sasso had wins over the #1,7,8,9 and 10 seeds also having beaten 2 of the 3 guys he lost 2. He also, admittedly gained the benefit of basically ignoring the “fluky” loss by fall. Brooks had wins over # 6,7 and 11 while only wrestling 16 matches. Sasso wrestled 27. I find it a bit funny that you argue 18 matches for Lee not being enough while endorsing a guy with less matches in this case......
  14. 2 points
    Coach_J

    Humor

    Dude is hilarious--might help us all through this. (Some bad words in here for those who might be offended.)
  15. 2 points
    funnyfletcher

    New Iowa T Shirt

    Virginia Tech's last national championship in any sport was 2007, the sport was Bass Fishing. Make that into a t-shirt.
  16. 1 point
    I’m a long-time student of this topic, as it applied first to my beloved (and undistinguished) wrestling career, then to my 20+ years as a US Marine. I’ve never met an experienced coach or wrestler who didn’t agree that mental toughness plays a huge role in a wrestler’s success. Yet, I find very little material has been written on this topic that is specifically tailored to our sport. So, to remedy this, I’m in the initial stage of writing a book that is aimed at youth and high school wrestlers. I will be conducting interviews with coaches at all levels, and high-achieving wrestlers who were particularly known for their mental toughness, resolve, ability to perform under pressure, grit or anything else you might call that intangible quality that many of us have heard referred to as “heart.” I’d appreciate your suggestions regarding folks I should contact and request interviews of. Thanks!
  17. 1 point
    I believe Ryan Churella pinned Johnny Hendricks and I'm not wrong.
  18. 1 point
    @Old Corps if you need any assistance with the qualitative coding of interview transcripts, doing some inter-rater reliability on a subset, or building a Grounded Theory on the characteristics of mental toughness, I’ll offer my assistance, free of charge as a thank you for your incredible service to this country. i believe what could collect could be useful in both the wrestling world as well as academia. Feel free me message me if you care to, if not can wait to read your book :)
  19. 1 point
    fullnelson

    Lee Kemp

    The 1975 NCAAs at Princeton was my first time to see the tournament; truly inspiring event (have seen all since). Lee should have been the winner of the OT decision; he was the only one with a takedown as well. I was in Cleveland for the 76 Trials, and 74kg weight class was incredible-Lee beat Stan, Wade beat Lee, and Stan beat Wade. I will always remember Lee holding Wade up in the air with a single leg, with Wade of course wrapping his around Lee's leg, daring him to put him down. I watched/filmed Lee in every World Championship except, ironically, the 79 World's in San Diego. He was hosed in the 81 Worlds against the Knosp, the German; also Greg Gibson was hosed in the same event. Truly in the top 3 greatest of all-time American wrestlers.
  20. 1 point
    darn ... missed it ... and spoiler alert you gave away the scores/results. :(
  21. 1 point
    mostTD

    Careers that could have been..

    Went to our local NAIA school to see Cam in a dual. All eyes were on him from warmup till he left the building. Was a real treat to see someone that good. He won a NAIA title.
  22. 1 point
    Fletcher

    Lee Kemp

    Maybe 3 stalling calls on Gable?
  23. 1 point
    During the 90s to the late 2000's each Olympics has completely different FS scoring rules. If thats not a way to kill the sport I dont know what is...
  24. 1 point
    BigTenFanboy

    New Iowa T Shirt

    Water pistols are not real guns.
  25. 1 point
    TLS62pa

    Careers that could have been..

    Garrett Scott (rip) was top 3 most talented wrestlers I have ever been around. Pulled rs at PSU freshman year. Flamed out at the end. R12. Then off mat issues derailed the rest.
  26. 1 point
    ionel

    New numbers(c19)

    Good point. Also appears Italy once overwhelmed had to start rationing the bed space etc to focus on who most likely to save. One thing I haven't seen is info on how long on avg in ICU or on ventilator before recovery/release.
  27. 1 point
    TobusRex

    Lee Kemp

    You were a lot better than a "decent wrestler". I saw the Kemp documentary on Amazon Prime a month or two ago myself. It was pretty cool learning about Kemp in more detail. Good guy, and sounds like he's still in excellent shape (which is more than I can say for most wrestlers, including myself).
  28. 1 point
    npope

    Lee Kemp

    I believe this is the (only) footage of the match to which you allude. I was there that day and the video pretty much tells the story. Personally, I don't think Lee dominated - it was a very competitive match throughout. I don't remember the Iowa folks being particularly upset (as suggested by Kleven) - although maybe they were or possibly the ones Kleven was talking to. I can tell you that, in the moment, everybody knew this was an historic moment - people were stunned. I remember after the match, tons of little kids were crowded around Kemp asking for autographs while Gable went over and sat down on the bleachers by himself - nary a kid there asking for anything. Definitely a changing of the guard - a very poignant moment. That was Kemp's sophomore campaign; he lost on a refs decision to Iowa's Yagla in the NCAA finals the previous season (they split some matches during Kemp's freshman season). Yagla was back this season, but Kemp had gone up a weight. Our thoughts, as UW wrestlers, was that Gable entered the open tournament just to get a crack at Kemp to size him up for his Iowa wrestlers who would see Kemp often over the next few years - nobody thought that Kemp might actually win the match...probably not even Gable. In those days, a good number of non-college wrestlers showed up at major open meets, seeking competition for the international season that would follow. So Gable's presence had everyone wondering whether he might make another Olympic run, although publicly Gable said he wasn't planning on trying out (been there, done that attitude). He did say however, that he was toying with the idea of giving greco a go, though; that might be a new challenge for him. In the end, as the article in the above link notes, he retired from competition and focused on building the Hawkeyes into an incredible dynasty.
  29. 1 point
    ExBSUfan

    Lee Kemp

    I’m not sure this helps answer your question, but it’s a pretty good read about the Kemp/Gable match anyways. http://www.leekemp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Inside_wis_sports_article1.pdf
  30. 1 point
    ionel

    New numbers(c19)

    Hopefully it will all end like any good Nolf match - a quick pin and then neatly put them ankle bands back in place. That would be nice but don't think it'll go down that way. :(
  31. 1 point
    Well I have to think that Spencer Lee, Gable Stevson and Mason Parris, are three guys that will benefit from the delay.
  32. 1 point
    mistydawn

    Final NCAA Most Dominant

    Mokoma, Lee technical failed Cashman in the first period in the wrestle off this year and he pinned him in the first period in the wrestle off last year. I think Glory beat him 7-2 or so... I don't remember, but it was competitive. I think both matches are on YouTube.
  33. 1 point
    mistydawn

    Final NCAA Most Dominant

    Yes, he took a match off the week before the US Senior Nationals where he won a bracket with six former NCAA Champions, a world junior silver medalist and other former All Americans. He missed a day of wrestling the week immediately after the US Senior Nationals. So, let's see, the week prior and the week after and this plan was announced at the beginning of the season. People want to reach for anything to be critical--what a joke.
  34. 1 point
    Jim L

    Sammy Sasso wins Freshman of the Year

    Preferential treatment for those wrestling in the toughest conference by far
  35. 1 point
    Peso

    Lee Kemp

    I have always thought Lee Kemp was a once in a lifetime athlete/competitor/wrestler/human being and so on. I think Wade Schalles would have needed about 10 workouts with Yianni D and both of them would be unbeatable in today's sport. I'll bet even money that Stan Dziedzic would have been the guy that figured out how to take advantage of today's or any day's style. Joe Wells won the US Open that year so you know what a beast he was. I've watched 21 NCAA tournaments since 1977 so a few good ones have gone through without me seeing them, but I've seen every 4X champ multiple years and I'm telling you these animals would have been the same guys fighting for titles today. Dake and Burroughs both made me think of Lee when they were younger and a tad more defensive. Change the rules and techniques and no one I've seen since would have anything over them...with either generation training in the other's.
  36. 1 point
    I guarantee you nobody wants to be the next Pat Popolizzio, what was he about a 2x NQ and never even close to AA? Sentes was a decent recruit. Central Michigan was getting good recruits around that time. They got Ben Bennett, 4x AA I believe. They brought in Mike Ottinger, Joey Kielbasa, Zach Horan and Nick Hodgkins in 2011 I believe as all top 50 recruits, some had injuries and other issues as many do not work out. In 08 Central Michigan had the #3 recruiting class in the http://d1collegewrestling.net/Recruiting_Rankings2008.html
  37. 1 point
    1032004

    Campbell University New Coach

    Has a wrestler ever said they want to be the next Tony Robie? Seems like Robie’s and Sentes’ wrestling credentials are pretty comparable. I’m surprised they did it so quickly but I like the hire. Shows they will promote from within and hopefully this prevents a lot of guys from transferring.
  38. 1 point
    GreatWhiteNorth

    New numbers(c19)

    We'll have to agree to disagree. When the actual title of the video says "finds cure" (rather than 'recommends treatment', etc.) - that gives me good reason to consider him a self-promoting clown, and I have no reason to believe any other claims he makes in the remainder of the content. Whether they sound or seem good or bad. He has zero credibility after claiming to have found a "cure" in the very title of the video. Apparently the video has since been removed, which would make sense as misleading information on Covid19 is being pulled across the board. Thank goodness.
  39. 1 point
    So, (A), Kyle is just not big enough to be a World beater at Heavyweight. (B), I am pretty tired of everyone writing Kyle off, while I do believe that J’den has improved immensely, and unfortunately for Kyle he has hit a few snags these last couple of years, but I don’t think that’s an absolute indicator of Kyle’s demise at the hands of J’den. But if you want to employ this kind of logic, you can look at their most recent common opponent (Salas from Cuba), Kyle teched him while J’den had a very tough battle with him. But I will also say that the common opponent thing doesn’t always mean anything. Anyway, I think that both of these two are in a foot race and who trains and prepares the best, will be our representative.
  40. 1 point
    There's a book called "Gifford on Courage" written by Frank Gifford and includes a chapter on Dan Gable.....seems like it came out not to many years after the 1972 Olympics. I think it has a chapter on 10 athletes....this may help you. Fadz
  41. 1 point
    HokieHWT

    Campbell University New Coach

    Yes they were recruited but they came to wrestle for someone of the caliber of Kolat not Sentes. Campbell just went back to the bottom.
  42. 1 point
    lu_alum

    2020 NCAA Commemorative Program

    NCAA published it for free: http://click.mail2.ncaa.com/?qs=0623b6f8ce7f391cb3195ccadd0d8019d0c43454222b39a8ba9cc0a798fc8097f7f0614a165bd2cd2ed7b272716eba7fffe9060abfbc054c5134cd9b0c6134d8 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    stp

    Careers that could have been..

    Cameron Doggett was injured badly, and Aaron Hart grew up in quite a tough (e/-difficult) household. No doubt two other wrestlers who coulda shoulda been NCAA AA's.
  44. 1 point
    TripNSweep

    Solution for next year

    Who cares.
  45. 1 point
    LHU125

    Careers that could have been..

    Cody Wiercioch - Sam Sherlock
  46. 1 point
    VakAttack

    Careers that could have been..

    David Craig.
  47. 1 point
    madcat11

    Careers that could have been..

    The Monroeville 4 minus Logan Stieber. Hunter Stieber 6th, 3rd, injured. Beat the defending champ Russell as a true freshman and with the body of a child. Probably “shoulda,” won his sophomore year, but Port upset him, “woulda,” won his junior year but he was hurt and “coulda,” won his senior year (yes in a bracket with Rutherford), but still hurt. Cam Tessari was 4th as a true freshman then got into some trouble. Sounds like he eventually turned things around. Chris Phillips was a 4x Ohio State Champ, traded wins with Ed Ruth in HS. Didn’t quite make it to college wrestling.
  48. 1 point
    MadMardigain

    Best Comebacks?

    One of the few time I recall Grajalas making a comeback rather than being the one giving up the lead late. At least we can say he found enough gas tank to make it through that one.
  49. 1 point
    npope

    Lee Kemp

    Kemp and I were both freshman together on the University of Wisconsin team back in 1974 - all similarities stop there. Lee was a nice, quiet, humble guy who happened to be incredible on the mat; very focused on his development. He was 17 most of his freshman year so he was young for his year in school. He was a bit naive in the ways of the world, but he knew his way around the mats. His presence at the UW launched that program into the highest levels of the NCAA at the time - he was a catalyst for the subsequent development of others on the team (and those who followed in the subsequent years). His success made believers of others and the UW system of wrestling at the time (led by Hellickson and Kleven). It was amazing to see although it was hard to appreciate all of it in the moment.
  50. 1 point
    jchapman

    Lee Kemp

    I like the doc too, really enjoyed the weight-cutting story about running the sprints up and down his street.
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