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  1. 2 points
    buckshot1969

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    HEW-Had enough wrestling
  2. 2 points
    To answer your question about Central Florida: they beat Shreiner 28-22 at the National Duals this past year and then finished above them at Nationals. Pretty even match between the two in their dual. I also think doing post-season in the NCWA would benefit any team. Cal Baptist, SIU-E, and Notre Dame did it before they became D1 and D2.
  3. 2 points
    TFBJR

    Did Nomad Really Get Fired?

    The anger on this board is only outweighed by the general ignorance of corporate responsibilities vis a vis communications. What do you expect a corporate entity to provide in terms of information on employees being released? Have you never worked in a corporate environment or had employees (both good and bad) you were personally and professionally responsible for? To say anything would be unwise and could not possibly benefit the firm. The vitriol towards Nomad is hard to understand. He's' a little bit of a nerdy dude, but he clearly loves the sport. Not everyone is physically / mentally built to be a competitor. So what? A large dose of anger management and general personal awareness could benefit the discourse here.
  4. 1 point
    headshuck

    DT Nixes Match With Bo

    Maybe it’s related to who might have Cael in their corner?
  5. 1 point
    Wrestleknownothing

    DT Nixes Match With Bo

    Careful. If Blue Dragon catches you using the "you'd have to be an idiot" line of reasoning, you are going to owe him royalties.
  6. 1 point
    Old Corps

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    Heard this as a kid in the mid-60’s. Used to describe someone who was easy to beat. On a related note, to be called a fish was an insult, if you had actually wrestled a while. True Story: The summer before my senior year of high school, I lost to a kid in a local tournament. He was very big and strong, and he handled me. I was really never in the match. Fast forward a few months and we were to meet in the finals of a Christmas tournament. My teammates came to me and said they’d heard the guy laughing at me and calling me a fish. He told one of them “I beat him up last summer.” To further inflame me, the guy’s girlfriend had already snatched the weight bracket off the gym wall, since it was a foregone conclusion her man was going to win When I heard this, I was duly insulted and became furious at being made fun of. I resolved to wrestle so hard that he’d have to kill me to beat me. When the match started, I tied up with him, locked my hands behind his head and pulled and squeezed my face into his as hard as I could. It hurt like hell and I know it really took him by suprise...as it was not a legit wrestling move...I was just trying to inflict pain and show him he was in for a battle. After several long seconds of the George “The Animal” Steele treatment, during which I heard him cry out in pain, I pushed him away and saw terror in his eyes. He clearly sensed that I was either crazy or on some type of drug, or both! I went after him and just physically beat him up until I pinned him in another minute or so. I had no business beating this guy, but he did to me what my coach always told our team to never do...insult or demean an opponent to the point that they became enraged and juiced up with “crazy man strength.” This guy went in to play several years in the NFL. I’ve always wondered if he learned as much that night as I did!
  7. 1 point
    Tofurky

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    I've known more than a few of these guys in my time as a coach. It's sad to watch.
  8. 1 point
    The probability of that happening, i.e., Zain not wrenching ADS around the entire time, is so small as to be insignificant. Bow and arrows for days. We're talking about a guy who was ranked #1 for a bit at 133 vs a guy who was beating the brakes off of everyone in the country at 149 for three straight years.
  9. 1 point
    gromit

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    "Wrestle smart!" - encouraging the wrestler with a slim lead, with short time left, to stall/not take any risks "He got jobbed!" or "He got Kesseled!" - unfairly penalized or otherwise screwed by an official
  10. 1 point
    Spencer Lee vs. Seth Gross @ 57kg Super throwback outta retirement, Metcalf/Schlatter IV @ 70kg Mark Hall vs. Kyle Dake @ 79kg Bo Nickal vs. Z. Valencia @86kg Supermatch : DT vs. Russian Tank @92kg
  11. 1 point
    TLS62pa

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    Similar to study hall commandos, in college we had some "GPA guys." Terrible wrestlers, but coach keeps them on the squad for the 4.0 GPAs to keep the team APR up.
  12. 1 point
    Avashadt

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    "0-2 Bar-B-Que." Losing your first two matches in a Saturday tournament. Your eliminated from the bracket and have to just sit and watch for the rest of the day.
  13. 1 point
    Coach_J

    "Study Hall Commandos"

    "Wrestling Room All-American." Guy who can beat everyone in practice but when you take the mat out in the gym in front of a crowd just can't get it done; he loses to opponents the guys he beats in the wrestling have or would have beaten.
  14. 1 point
    fadzaev2

    DT Nixes Match With Bo

    Thanks, I had forgotten about March.
  15. 1 point
    Joe is awesome. Best commentator they had. Zeb Miller is the best interviewer. Asks great questions beyond “so what’s your training situation like now...” (Zzzzz) Is Joe no longer with Flo?
  16. 1 point
    The kid Trumbetti got hurt against was a star too and he just disappeared and stopped wrestling
  17. 1 point
    AHamilton

    DT Nixes Match With Bo

    March isn't that long ago. DT has wrestled more recently than Bo.
  18. 1 point
    Okay, if I were to do the card, this is what I would do, and it's assuming all folks are healthy. Also: I'm sticking to Men's Freestyle(since I would have more interest in seeing all one style cards greco/mfs/wfs,etc.). Add in that if you're doing this you won't want to sensibly put 10 massive #1 VS #2 cards, and that the business mode is to promote further cards in the future. Also: Treating it UFC style... no cross-weights but in actual weights they may compete at in the future. 57kg: Joe Colon VS Vito Arujau 61kg: Nico Megaludis VS Roman Bravo-Young 65kg: Johnny Diakomihalis vs Austin Desanto 70kg: James Green VS Alec Pantaleo 74kg: Kyle Dake VS Jason Nolf 79kg: Mekhi Lewis VS Mark Hall 86kg: David Taylor VS Zahid Valencia 92kg: Kollin Moore VS Nick Heflin 97kg: Bo Nickal VS Kyven Gadson 125kg: Mason Parris VS Tony Nelson I did try to keep senior/more established VS less established as a focus. Threw in a couple for the fans(Heflin has always looked huge regardless of weight class). Here is how the card would shape out w/ backstories from press conference and all: 61kg: Former NLWC staple versus up and coming. They both show mutual respect in the press conference, citing that they didn't get much time in the room together as Nico was on his way out on a different path when RBY came in, but that Nico was a big reason RBY went to Penn State citing his title at 125 from 2016. They're both very excited for the matchup and look to put on a show for the fans. 92kg: Heflin is a former Ohio State guy, and since leaving had owned the series against Martin, until their last round. Heflin comes out and controversially says "You know with coaching, it had become a focus on cutting weight or getting better. Cutting weight bit me in the arse against Martin. I know I'm better and would big brother him 10/10 times had I not had to worry about cutting weight the last week. Now I'll big brother Moore, who was always better in the room." Moore responds with "All due respect but Martin owned you because he was better. Not because of the weight cut. I'm going to beat you for the same reason. Don't worry, though. When you want to focus on being the best you can be, we'll still welcome you home with open arms." 57kg: Joe Colon is looking to make his final years worthwhile and prove that his medal at non-olympic weight was no fluke. At the press conference Vito tells him to not make the same mistake as he did against Suriano and subsequently Suriano did against him, and underestimate his opponent. That he would not be a stepping stone to proving his legacy. They both leave the press conference saying "We'll see, won't we." 125kg: Tony Nelson comes out at the presser and looks directly at Parris and tells him "I got that old man strength and old man know-how. You won't be hitting that dump on me like you do those teenagers." Parris responds with "Well I've had old man strength since I was four years old, and one of those teenagers techfalled the same guy you just can't seem to beat in Gwiaz. All respect being due, but I won't need that dump to beat you." Nelson responds with "I'm bigger, faster, stronger, and just plain better than you. Give you a few more years, and I'll probably be retired by then, but a few more years and you may be top 5 on the ladder. Right now, though? How about you actually wrestle a competitive match with Gable then come and talk to me." Parris quite flustered has no response to this, as his face just turns red. It is difficult to tell if he is embarrassed, upset, or just plain mad. 70kg: James Green makes the drop down to his natural 70 kegger weight, and he reaffirms that he is still our #1. Pantaleo is technically our #2 on the ladder, with Shaulty dropping down to 65 and both Deakin and Nolf going up to 74 for their senior level careers. They both explain that they're out to prove something. Pantaleo that he belongs, having been beaten soundly pretty much every time he's had a chance at knocking in the top three on the ladder, and Green to show that he's still got a good cycle left in him. When asked how he thinks the match goes, Green responds with "A pretty easy techfall, I think. I'm faster, longer, and more explosive than him. He never does well against people that have two of those three on him." Pantaleo chuckles and tells him that Green hasn't seen his speed or explosiveness, yet, and that he's looking forward to showing him just how wrong he is. 79kg: Lewis comes out saying he has mad respect for Hall and that he knows coming out of this he'll know where exactly he stands as far as where he needs to go, win or lose. When asked where Hall thinks he matches up well with Lewis, he responds with "Everywhere. The kid has a bright future ahead of him, maybe the brightest, but I'm a solid 79 kilo guy. Not small, and not big, but well adjusted. When it comes to speed, technique, and all around wrestling capabilities I'm just a little better in every area. The match will be competitive, but styles make matches, and this is just a very bad matchup for him. I wouldn't be surprised to see multiple world medals out of him in the future, but it won't be at 79, and it won't be while I'm here." Lewis acknowledges that it is his first venture up to 79 keggers, but that size most definitely "Will not be a problem." and follows it up with "I know I have my work cut out for me here. I will give it my best and then, like I said, we'll see where the dust settles." 65kg: Johnny D up against the neverending tank in Desanto in the main event of the prelims. Desanto has dreams of making the Olympic team and he asked for this match. Despite him not being #1 on the ladder, he sees Diakomihalis as one of, if not THE best 65 guy we have on our ladder. He follows it u with "I'm going in expecting a win here, though. I don't ever go in thinking that I'm going to lose, and I know that he has never had someone come at him at the pace I'm going to come at him." Diak responds appropriately and gives him props with "He does have a pace that would make anyone nervous with wrestling him, but he's never wrestled 65 KG and I don't think he's wrestled freestyle in a long, long time." 97kg: Gadson comes out with almost the same exact pitch that Nelson had(has) and says that Nickal is in for a rude awakening if he thinks he belongs at 97. Nickal just responds with "Well I'm here to show I belong with the best in the world and have fun while doing it. Don't worry. I'll bring my hips with me, Kyven. Don't worry." Short. Simple. Sweet. You can tell both of them are on edge. Should be an excellent start to the main card. 74kg: Both with something to prove, and both with the skillset to put on a show. Nolf comes out reaffirming that "We're all just here for the glory of God and to have fun doing it. Just please... I'm hoping he doesn't play the Jordan Oliver game. I came to score points or be scored on. If God believes that to be me, then he'll raise my hand victorious." Dake responds promptly with "This won't be your time. I'm going to expose you. Look at you. You've had more injuries the last three years than the rest of the card. Your time may be coming, but it won't be July 25th. It's my time to show the world I'm the best 74 that has ever lived, and you won't stand in my way." 86kg: Really this is the only match that makes sense at 86 right now, and Taylor makes sure to state that right out the gate "Yeah, nobody wanted to see me VS Downey other than me, him, and the rest of his clown posse. It wasn't going to be competitive, and be honest with yourself... everyone knew that. And if we're being honest with ourselves we all know that Zahid is the real #2 in the US now. He's had a back and forth with Ringer the last few years at 79, but I think he's built for 86. This is going to be a special match and I'm really looking forward to the challenge." Zahid says "I am all for giving respect where respect is due, and I appreciate the recognition from Taylor here. I'm here to prove I belong. Ever since he beat me 17-0 at midlands I have wanted another shot at him. We've both grown a lot since then. I think he's physically grown more, but I think I've improved more, so I'm looking forward to seeing where I stack up against the best in the world."
  19. 1 point
    fadzaev2

    Neck Bridges

    After 14 posts, I'll throw my thoughts in the discussion. I've been involved with wrestling for 55+ years as a competitor, coach, clinician and now spectator, but still, student of the sport. I've had 2 neck surgeries in my career/lifetime, one in 1978 and another in 1984. Today, if I'm having trouble with my neck, I have a traction rig in my basement/wt.room/wrestling room I can use. I also have an inversion table for my whole back (I've had 2 lumbar surgeries as well, including 2 rods and 4 screws)....1996, and 2001. Although I don't blame bridging for the surgeries, other things happened, but they didn't help. As a coach, I learned early from this 2 things.....bridging was somewhat necessary to teach kids how to fight off of the back and that I still needed a way to get their necks stronger without bridging. I finally came up with exercises that we could incorporate in our warmups, and the kids can up with the name "funny faces" for them. I had the kids get in a square stance, tilt their heads foward/down, hands on the back of their head and with manual resistance, they would fight their hand backwards for an 8 count, and by then their head would be all the way back, the the opposite, head tilted back, hands on the forehead, and fight their hands forward for an 8 count. Then you would do the same to the right and left, and follow up with turning your head to the left, reach across your chin with your left hand and hook your chin, fighting the hand back to the right, the do the right side. You can pick how many reps you want to do.....for a while I had access to a Nautilus neck machine, that's when I had to rely on the "funny face".....I think I can still remember who gave them that name. Fadz (this could bring out Medicine Man....LOL)
  20. 1 point
    nhs67

    DT Nixes Match With Bo

    Fake news.
  21. 1 point
    wrestfan

    2021 Olympics

    I don't think so. it will be all or nothing. how many wrestlers will be in Tokyo ? less than 300. it's not hard to test 300 wrestlers several times before the Games to make sure they are all healthy the problem is bigger than just two wrestlers having too much contact in 6 minutes . it's about traveling, hotels, spectators. can they test something like 15,000 athletes and officials coming from different countries to Japan for the Olympics ? yes it's possible to have the Olympics even without the vaccine but that will be costly. we will see how far IOC and the Japanese government want to go to save the Olympics. but hopefully there will be a vaccine soon
  22. 1 point
    Yes, they were pretty much the last event.
  23. 1 point
    NCWA is the one that still held nationals after covid right?
  24. 1 point
    Maybe not as deep but some big names and multiple D1 champs plus an MMA champion and NFL player brother tandem... 2005 NY State Champs 96lbs: John Oschmann 103lbs: Austin Meys -NCAA Qualifier 4th at Midlands with most Pins 112: Lou Ruggirello -NCAA Qualifier 119: Thomas Magnani: wrestled at Iowa for a short time 125: Troy Nickerson - NCAA Champ 130: JP OConnor - NCAA Champ 135: Paul Fiorio 140: Chris Wade - D3 All American and NJCAA Finalist 145: Gregor Gillespie -NCAA Champ 152: Ryan Patrovich- Multiple time NCAA qualifier 160: Alton Lucas : D1 All American 171: Ricky Scott Wrestled D1 at UB 189: Jon Bones Jones-MMA Champ 215: Ed Bordas 2 time NCAA qualifier 285: Arthur Jones- NFL Player
  25. 1 point
    BTC

    Darrin Caldwell is back

    This just in, resident NLWC athlete Darrin Caldwell was forced to pull out and is being replaced by NCAA champ Darrion Caldwell (no relation).
  26. 1 point
    madcat11

    Darrin Caldwell is back

    Askrens lace might be better than his gut.
  27. 1 point
    The Louisville metro / Kentucky / Southern Indiana. might not produce a ton of D1 talent, but it's theirs for the taking if Coach Adams does it right. I have three former wrestlers wrestling for Bellarmine at the moment so needless to say I'm excited.
  28. 1 point
    Mark Hall can go home....
  29. 1 point
    Coach_J

    What is this technique?

    Works well when the defensive man blocks off your tricep and won't let you switch out front to a double on your head outside leg attack. Lacing the arm inside and collecting the far ankle/calf negates the arm block and actually leads, in my opinion, to more possibilities. Kharchilava is the master of this--his coach was Anatoli Belaglazov with Club Dynamo back in Russia. Great lineage of technical mastery.
  30. 1 point
    pamela

    Emoji

    Just wondering, is there a reason why emojis are disabled? We used to be able to use them, but now it looks like the board doesn’t allow posts with them. Maybe it’s a technical issue but one benefit of allowing emoji characters is that it helps to convey temperament and nuance in conversation. It helps to communicate things like “hey, i’m just making a joke” and could lead to fewer arguments. Conversely an emoji can subtly communicate disinterest or dismissiveness without outright saying, “your opinion is stupid and i disagree” - which can escalate quickly. If there was a way to allow emoji in our posts, I’d be all for it.
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