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  1. 3 points
    goheels1812

    Kennedy Monday enters the portal

    This are good questions. 1) Kennedy has always had a hard time cutting weight because of his frame. He had to make the jump from 157 to 165 because he couldn’t physically make 157 anymore. If he does transfer I could absolutely see 174 being on the table in his eyes. He has the length and frame to go there. I’m not sure how strength would hold up against some 174 pound hammers though. I also don’t believe him going 174 factors into UNC’s plans for next year either. Devin Kane said in a recent interview he’s ready to get back on the mat for the Heels at 174 next year, where he was a blood round wrestler at the 2019 NCAA tournament. Clay Lautt will then naturally move up to 184 as he has the frame for it. He was the 2020 ACC champion at 174 pounds. There’s really just not room for Monday at UNC anywhere other than 165 pounds. Maybe that’s also part of the decision for him? 2) My obvious answer for this is UNC at 165 haha. But if I can’t pick that then I’ll pick Oklahoma State at 165 for a year. If any coaches can tap into his ridiculous upside and help him with consistency I think the staff in Stillwater could do it. This will also make it way easier for me to keep rooting for him than if he transferred to another ACC school (which I’m pretty confident that wouldn’t happen). 3) I don’t want him to go anywhere in the ACC. I personally think him going 174 would be a mistake if he can cut safely to 165. He would lose some of the advantages that make him such a unique wrestler if he went 174. All the slick explosive attacks that worked so well at 157/165 would be more likely to be met with sheer horse power at 174. Even in practice clips I’ve seen our 174 last year Clay Lautt could give Monday all he wanted, and Lautt is a fringe top 20 guy at 74. Sorry for the length of the answers. But great questions.
  2. 3 points
    VakAttack

    Max Rohskopf Wrestling Career

    There's no point in going out just to get hurt. He took the fight on 5 days notice, and his body wasn't ready for it. Hopefully he can recover mentally.
  3. 2 points
    Lehigh had a hwt about fifty years ago that was our first to take a timeout to find his contacts. He didn't wear contacts, he just took the timeout!
  4. 2 points
    Beat a kid 1-0 in the dual, but had another dual against the same team and kid. I was #1 in the conference, he was #2. Winner would be the “conference champ.” First I tried to convince my coach to sit me because we weren’t going to win the dual, then I tried to miss weight, last I hid in the hall and begged my dad to go tell coach I couldn’t wrestle. Dad told me to shut up and honor my commitment to the team. Ended up pinning the kid in the first period. Only time I ever tried to get out of a match. Looking back on it, I definitely had some anxiety.
  5. 2 points
    RichB

    Teasdale in the portal

    Teasdale can get three more D1 years if Iowa drops the sport
  6. 2 points
    funnyfletcher

    Is Eierman eligible?

    I think I read that Vince Turk applied for an extra season since he only wrestled one match due to injury his sophomore year I believe. Definitely wouldn’t score as many points as Jaydin, but would certainly be a solid option.
  7. 2 points
    DocBZ

    Nolf vs IMar, Zain vs Steiber

    Stieber beat Zain 8-6 in 2016 Olympic trials (and it wasn't really that close as Stieber gave up a late TD to preserve the win). That makes his career record 3-1 against Zain. (Scores were 8-6, 7-3, 7-3 and 2-4 SV). Have they wrestled any other time since college? Stieber is a former World Champion, World Cup champion and has beaten multiple past World Champions. Zain is a former Cadet World Champion. Had Stieber not lost to Molinaro by criteria at the 2016 Olympic Trials there's a decent chance he would have won Gold as he had beaten Gold Medalist Ramonov 9 month earlier. Also as far as common freestyle opponents Stieber easily beat Pico 13-4 while Pico beat Zain easily 8-5 in 2016 (4-1 takedowns). The Stieber match is the only time I've ever seen Pico get dominated in a match. (Pico is actually 6-0 in his career vs Zain and 8-5 was the closest match. Good thing for Zain that Pico didn't go to college or he might not have any NCAA individual championships) Zain is a beast but I think ppl are forgetting how good Logan was. He is easily one of the top 5-10 USA wrestlers of the last decade.
  8. 2 points
    BobbyGribbs

    Nolf vs IMar, Zain vs Steiber

    As we all know Logan was really sick that match. As we also know Logan took him to the shed when they mattered most
  9. 1 point
    Scorenomore

    $1,000 point spread idea

    With so much time to think about a pro wrestling league someday - what do you guys think about a match payout that pays a max $10k to the winner for a tech. This would encourage wrestlers to put up points and avoid 3-2 type scores. Winner gets a $1,000 for each point greater than his opponent.
  10. 1 point
    Check flo twitter. Any insights? And Gavin Teasdale
  11. 1 point
    He was a Hwt in college- 165 in HS. That might explain something. Another MD story- (not related to this exact subject). He wrestled the dual in Ames against Chris Taylor. They had a press conference afterwards. Someone asked him how it felt to wrestle Taylor. He looked out and said Taylor caught him. He held off for a few seconds until everyone caught their collective breaths. Yeah, he continued, I was headed out towards I-45- he caught me and pinned my a$$!
  12. 1 point
    goStanford18

    Max Rohskopf Wrestling Career

    For further reading and to hear from Rohskopf, himself: https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/24/21301297/max-rohskopf-breaks-silence-on-ufc-on-espn-11-decision-to-call-fight-on-stool I'm having a hard time understanding how there are posters here criticizing Max's decision to throw in the towel. He was competitive in the first round then completely outclassed across all three judges' scorecards in the second round, 10-8. Does this mean he had already lost the fight? Of course, not. But the round apparently killed his self-confidence in that match. If a fighter says they're done, then they're done. I'm not sure how one can rationalize it's better to go out in the cage and take more damage. This isn't wrestling. He isn't risking just being controlled on his own back for a few moments; he's risking getting KTFO'd or submitted--and I assume most casual MMA fans have seen some gruesome KO's and submissions. From White's quote, I presume he wholeheartedly agrees. There's nothing wrong with calling it quits. I guess Max may have lost the supposed fanaticism from a lot of "tough" guy posters who would have rather seen Max continue to get pummeled for another 5 minutes. FYI, a 10-8 round is quite the beating. Max took the fight to compete. He was done competing. It takes a lot of humility to admit defeat. Kudos to Max for putting his pride aside. Live to fight another day or walk away from the sport completely. Both are fine options.
  13. 1 point
    I never tried to get out of a match but I did have a trick to get a break/stoppage. I used to make my headgear a little loose and when I was on bottom I could put my forehead on the mat and push my headgear down over my face to my neck. The ref would always stop the match so I could get up and get my wind back before a restart. I know it sounds lame but I was always dead tired from cutting weight.
  14. 1 point
    KCMO2

    SEBASTIAN RIVERA IN THE TRANSFER PORTAL

    Pretty sure that graduate transfers who can compete immediately still have to enter the portal.
  15. 1 point
    Coach_J

    Max Rohskopf Wrestling Career

    I actually felt White was very understanding and NOT critical of Rohskopf; White's usually not one to get too bogged down in empathy but he extended it to the fighter. I didn't get the impression UFC was ditching Rohskopf and inferred White was talking specifically about this one bout and not Rohskopf's future with his organization. I guess we'll see.
  16. 1 point
    Gantry

    SEBASTIAN RIVERA IN THE TRANSFER PORTAL

    This has been explained, but my memory ain't what it used to be. Do you have to enter the portal if you want to transfer? If Rivera was 100% into Rutgers does he still have to join this as a formality? Just curious if this is an open situation or not, if you don't have to join the portal the answer would be yes.
  17. 1 point
    LJB

    PD3/ Taylor

    oh, i am the worst, but, i would cut my own head off if i was backwards hat guy...
  18. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    2021 Olympics

    Put me down for 1. 95% chance 2. 0 % chance
  19. 1 point
    goheels1812

    Kennedy Monday enters the portal

    Should’ve added 165 or 174 depending on what Whittlake does. You’re right though, Monday isn’t taking Wittlake’s spot. He’d have go to the other open weight. But sounds like Okie St. isn’t an option for him though, so just a hypothetical anyways.
  20. 1 point
    Not sure top seeds going 0-2 but 2003 Greg Jones WVU (2002, 2004, 2005 NCAA 1) top seed. 2-2 2002 Scott Justus VT top seed 1-2. Neither loss to placewinner. and the cons win was ot. 184- this was the weight where Rob Rohn ended up winning
  21. 1 point
    Mokoma

    Nolf vs IMar, Zain vs Steiber

    While I agree that technically Frank’s result is more impressive to the avid fan, when they both walk into a bar and Logan gets to say he was World Champion, he’s going to be more impressive to the general population.
  22. 1 point
    Max askren and maybe Greg Jones? also Matt lindland went 0-1 as top seed lost bunny to Boston u earl something
  23. 1 point
    Idaho

    Teasdale in the portal

    Mejia had already been announced more than 2 months prior to this The tweet onJune 18th says “the feeling you get when you get another big time commitment.” So it appears they landed someone.
  24. 1 point
    ConnorsDad

    Kennedy Monday enters the portal

    #1 & #3 excellent responses. Completely agree. As far as number two goes, IMO there's no way Monday is beating out Wittlake at Oklahoma State @ 165. If you meant Ohio State instead the Cowboys, I still put him behind Romero. Kharchla, the jury is still out.
  25. 1 point
    BobbyGribbs

    Nolf vs IMar, Zain vs Steiber

    One meaningless match and Logan was very sick
  26. 1 point
    LJB

    $1,000 point spread idea

    i think it's a wonderful idea... all you have to do is find someone who is willing to cut the check with little to no chance of seeing any return on the investment... shouldn't be too hard...
  27. 1 point
    DocBZ

    Nolf vs IMar, Zain vs Steiber

    .....its pretty clear you have something against Logan Stieber..have a nice day and enjoy your life. :)
  28. 1 point
    Ivy schools dont allow grad transfers to compete
  29. 1 point
    Does he have any ties with Princeton? If Kldzk is sticking around the RTC, Glory - Seabass - Klodz - Monday would be a solid group of training partners. It would also be a great starting lineup, if only they hadn’t pulled his ORS.
  30. 1 point
    nhs67

    PD3/ Taylor

    Your'e the kind of person people wouldn't miss if you disappeared. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you're smart enough to know that. That makes me sad.
  31. 1 point
    Juanma25

    Pletcher (DarkHorse?)

    Pletcher definitely made some huge gains between his Junior and Senior years and that could be seen just in his bonus rate increase. Forgot about the NCAA match with AA, he did close the gap that year. AA also made some tremendous gains taking that next year off to finally heal from the surgery and previous injuries and then bulking up. He was an absolute beast his Senior year. As you mentioned he struggled with finishing his shots but that was where I think he made the biggest gains between his Junior and Senior year wrestling through positions, finishing the shot, and transitioning straight to back points. You could see that in his match with Kolodzik where he put up a 10 spot on him. I could see him developing a sweet leg lace from that ankle pick he has always been so slick with. Anyway I'm obviously a Rutgers homer. Going to be a great match either way and totally agree the match with Lugo will be a great barometer as to Pletcher handling a full size 149'er. Thanks for posting the NCAA match Spladle.
  32. 1 point
    i don't disagree with that at all... the IOC does not know or care about wrestling and i think we (wrestling) spends too much time acquiescing to them...
  33. 1 point
    Why would Rivera want to leave Northwestern? He’s been doing great. Something I don’t know about ?
  34. 1 point
    I understand your point here, especially since I teach 9th grade English, but the response to Buck had to do with his view of the teaching profession as a whole. I also think comparing it to a head coaching role at the division 1 level is also way off the mark. After reading other comments from him in other threads recently, I see he’s just trolling. There is no need to waste anymore time on someone who posts nonsense with zero substance and zero credibility to the crap that dribbles out of his mouth. If you want a chuckle every now and then, he’s your guy. If you want to have a logical discussion, might want to look elsewhere.
  35. 1 point
    ConnorsDad

    Pletcher (DarkHorse?)

    No need to do that. If everybody on this message board had to retire after a bad pick there'd be nobody here but crickets.
  36. 1 point
    hammerlockthree

    Mark Hall to PRTC

    I might acknowledge the "he had to wrestle wrestling matches at the wrestling tournament" complaint if he had lost 9-8.....but he didn't he got completely steamrolled.
  37. 1 point
    Crazy to think that Penn State has been so stacked in the Cael era that a loss in the NCAA finals to Dake drops Taylor to 5th in many people's rankings!
  38. 1 point
    ionel

    Kennedy Monday enters the portal

    Carl Perry
  39. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    Max Rohskopf Wrestling Career

    Pico’s career is on its last leg at age 23 and he does not appear close to making it to the ufc. Rosholt was the first really big time wrestler (multiple time ncaa champ) to enter MMA right out of college and did not do much at all. Askren had three fights in the UFC-he lost 2 and really should have lost 3. He clearly was never a top fighter, but made some really nice money for years beating up people with 0 takedown defense. My point is just that there is no shame in what happened. Many better wrestlers don’t make it.
  40. 1 point
    spladle08

    Pletcher (DarkHorse?)

    That was a glorious moment
  41. 1 point
    uncle bernard

    Is Eierman eligible?

    I don't think he was in school at all last year because he was in olympic redshirt. I think any eligibility issues would have to do with him not being able to get into school at Iowa, not failing courses after getting there.
  42. 1 point
    hammerlockthree

    PD3/ Taylor

    I'm still blushing with pride over the comment.
  43. 1 point
    Also the boredom that comes with watching it.
  44. 1 point
    Gantry

    JO vs Nolf June 28th

    Will gladly pay that for some wrestling and to support the wrestlers, the RTC and Beat the Streets Chicago.
  45. 1 point
    It’s crazy how many of you have Nickal #5. All 5 are great and certainly interchangeable to an extent based on preference. That being said he’s #1 for me for several reasons. Honestly, he probably has the best and most good wins. He was absolutely untouched as a junior and senior (where the others all had close ones or losses). He also won a U23 World title right after college. His senior year he pinned all other opponents ranked in the top 5. For me, looking at college career and highest level reached while in college I’d go: #1 Nickal #2 Nolf #3 Taylor #4 Ruth #5 Retherford
  46. 1 point
    Relevant story during Pride Month. Read the room. Jenna's an awesome person and has represented us on the World stage since she was a kid. It's relevant to wrestling because she's a Youth Olympic Games alum, a Junior World teamer, a Senior World Teamer. I've done a lot of features and asked questions to wrestlers about their off-the-mat lives, ranging from collecting atari games, to being a mother and competing, painting shoes, building businesses. You saw the headline, you knew what it would be about - you can stop reading and go on with your life.
  47. 1 point
    Is it really that unusual of a story to publish during pride month?
  48. 1 point
    That's the one thing I held against DT, he really doesn't have any "elite" wins. Not totally his fault, obviously, other than the fact he lost three times to Kyle Dake which was in his control. I'd say his best wins are either over Tyler Caldwell or Derek St. John.
  49. 1 point
    Not saying they should be on the list, but who pre-Cael should be considered? Mccoy is a hodge winner right? Jeff Prescott....Kolat if you want to get really technical about it. Going by "greatness" In my eyes... 1.Retherford (2 Hodges, wrestled as a true freshmen and beat Stieber, no telling what happens if he is redshirted) 2. Taylor (3 position monster, unlucky that he was overlapping with Dake) 3. Nolf (Won NCAAs with one leg, Imar is better than Nickal had to deal with...accept maybe Dean...) 4. Ruth (Something about his style never made my jaw hit the floor) 5. Nickal (honestly I find him a little arrogant and am probably taking it out on him. God knows what I would be like if i was that good.....)
  50. 0 points
    hammerlockthree

    PD3/ Taylor

    I wouldn't respond to him. He never says anything and just thinks if he posts last he wins.
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