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  1. 3 points
    Katie

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    According to reports, lots of geniuses out there are refusing the taxpayer-funded $20 vaccine. Then, after they get sick, they are getting monoclonal antibodies — which cost taxpayers $2100 and are experimental. These same people are already pumped full of other vaccines.
  2. 2 points
    Katie

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    My shock announcement was going to be that you were capable of writing an intelligible sentence. But I’ll have to cancel it for the time being.
  3. 2 points
    Correct, Yaz only pushes. He pushed so we'll... He's only lost to DT since 2016. He needs to become a better all around wrestler if he wants to compete at the world and Olympic level .
  4. 1 point
    treep2000

    WNO & NCAA Impact

    This is a college wrestling forum, so, why not talk about potential upcoming recruits, like from last night's WNO and see how the predictions and posts age? Afterall, most of the competitors picked to participate at WNO end up landing D1 spots, and ultimately AA, with many NCAA Champs already: 170: Gabe Arnold won this. Reminds me a bit of how Trent Hidlay wrestles. Will be interesting to see his progression 106: 8th Grader Bo Bassett. Wow! Is this guy the next Spencer Lee? Absolutely dismantled his opponent, and is only in 8th grade! Most likely projects as a middleweight given he's 106 in 8th grade, but, as evidenced by the most recent Zillmer/Bradley match, anything can happen regarding each individual's physical growth and maturity. 182: TJ Stewart. Reminded me of how Dudley wrestles. I assume projects as a 184. Should be a good addition to the depth at 184 in coming years. 145: Arrington. Assumes to project at 157. Will be fun to watch 113: Davis. One of the more dominating performances. Assumed to project at 125 or 133. Was a fun match to watch and will be interesting to see how he'll translate at the next level. 160: Haines. Was expecting big things from Haines, but he eaked out a squeaker vs. Barr. Unsure of commitment (didn't look), but expect him to be a PSU recruit given his alignment with DT's club. 106: Knox. Wow! Very impressive showing indeed. Would now like to see Knox vs. Bassett. Handled Lilledahl, who just had a Cadet Bronze. His pressure appeared to be relentless. 152: Henson. He seems legit. Defeated a potentially injured Williams. Assume he projects at 157. Will be a tough out. 195: Fishback. Pulled it out over Nelson on a last second failed throw attempt. Appeared gassed, but it didn't stop him from taking the crown. Will be a fun addition to the depth at 197. 138: Swiderski. Wow! Everyone expected Mendez to steal the show and put up some numbers, but not last night. It was Swiderski's show. Technique. Strength. Athleticism. Seems to be a complete package. Assumed to project at 141/149? 120: Jesuroga. Very controlled match. Will be fun to see how he translates, presumably, at 125. Big Man Supermatch: * Carroll: The 220lb Carroll is a gamer, and was right there with Feldman. I saw no real size difference between the two. The result was super-close. * Feldman: The #1 285 currently. Appeared to be the about the same size as Carroll. Has speed and athleticism, and reminds me a bit of Kyle Snyder in his style. However... as we think about translation. Amos utterly demolished Carroll multiple times in the past few months. Sure, Amos is now Jr. World Champ in Free and Jr. World Bronze in Greco, but, Amos also is projecting at 197, and may be an example of the step up in competition at 197 at NCAA's (not to mention Ferrari). Feldman's results vs. Carroll did not impress like I had expected, and at 285, with Parris, Kerk, Schultz, etc., it will still be a long road for Feldman at HWT. Things will most likely change, but based on the eyeball test and some very loose "transitive property" play, not seeing either right now as NCAA Champ material (at least right off the bat). All in all, a fun show.
  5. 1 point
    ionel

    Carter Young

    Thought NU was Northern University, who knew? :)
  6. 1 point
    ionel

    Anticipate Lineups for 21-22

    ftfm
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    klehner

    Anticipate Lineups for 21-22

    The short answer is "nobody really knows who any EIWA team will run out there this year." Given Cornell's anticipated lineup, it is possible that they lose one bout to Army (and maybe not even that one). Same for Navy (although it is more likely Navy will win at least one bout). That says more about Cornell than it does about the service academies (both of which have duals with Cornell this year!). If you go by wrestlestat predictions, outside of Cornell/Lehigh/Princeton, there might be only two AAs in the EIWA.
  8. 1 point
    treep2000

    WNO & NCAA Impact

    It would make a lot of sense to have our NCAA weights mirror the international weights. What would be the logic, besides "that's the way its always been" or "that ain't American" to not align the weights? 10 international weights, 10 ncaa weights.
  9. 1 point
    1032004

    Carter Young

    His Twitter says OSU now, and he has retweeted some of the other tweets including Willie’s and this one:
  10. 1 point
    MNRodent

    WNO & NCAA Impact

    Are Feldman and Carroll doomed to be tweeners in college? Last I heard Carroll was planning on being 197 and Feldman a Hwt. Carroll said in an interview recently that he was 5' 10-3/4" tall. As much as these two have already filled out, I can't see them getting a lot taller.
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  12. 1 point
    Oh, he shouldn't abandon it. That would be disastrous for him and he would likely get teched or pinned. He can play around with other styles (like he did at Asian champs) but against Taylor I agree wrestling any other style than what he did in Tokyo is a terrible idea.
  13. 1 point
    Hahahah sorry it bothers me. I mean if you can snag an underhook and run 100% of your opponents off the mat forcing them into taking a bad shot, getting out of position for an easy knee pick, or giving up the 1-pt pushout.... How much more dominant can you be ? I understand he doesn't want to abandon his bread and butter and get tangled up in a high-c in the middle of the mat with scrambly-a$$ MagicMan but why is that a bad thing? People are acting like he wasn't seconds away from a 2nd Olympic title.... Sigh* they're both great, just dominant in different ways .
  14. 1 point
    Correct, he is coming to push him again. Yazdani knows he has no chance in any other aspect of wrestling against Taylor outside of being stronger and pushing, which is why he is essentially guaranteed to lose to him for the 4th time.
  15. 1 point
    I understand your disdain for Yaz's style, but yeah scrambling with the best scrambler there is wouldn't be advantagous to Yaz. The same as holding position and taking ground isn't in DT's arsenal . They're both the best at what they do, it's a good clash
  16. 1 point
    Ok well Yazdani has generally been under-hook, force you to the edge, score a pushout or put you into a bad position and score a takedown. I guess that's gaming the system, force you to the edge and into a decision. Guess that's just more appealing to me than, get forced to the edge and the instead of playing his game, drop to your knees and go out ..... (Which is a great strategy) . Potato tomato
  17. 1 point
    spladle08

    Carter Young

    100% I've lived in Oklahoma most of my life and from what I've heard relaxation and elegance played a huge part in this. He gave northwestern a chance to match but all they could offer was a reclining office chair and a bedazzled name plate. Made the choice a no brainer.
  18. 1 point
    Drake_Mallard

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    If they do, Dean better leave and give a speach about freedom to keep consistent.
  19. 1 point
    I was there and saw it live and thought - 'wow this Spencer Lee kid is the best Hawkeye ever!' ;)
  20. 1 point
    Cowboy08

    Anticipate Lineups for 21-22

    Taco couldn't crack the lineup last year with Geer at 184 and Ferrari at 197 but he did wrestle 2 matches towards the end of the year at 174 when Plott was hurt. Not sure if he can make 174 for a full season or what that would do to him. I was excited for Doucet when they signed him but wasn't impressed with what I saw from him last year, obviously a true freshman so he will improve. As far as heavyweight goes, I actually think AJ is gonna be the future there possibly after this year
  21. 1 point
    Adding this stuff to my gym session tomorrow morning. And before you ask, yes I will only be wearing a singlet with the straps down.
  22. 1 point
    nhs67

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Yes Minnow is Minnow. Minnow doesn't really ever know much.
  23. 1 point
    Plasmodium

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    Looked it up, 9.98 isn't bad for a 54 year old!
  24. 1 point
    gowrestle

    Nolf

    I was surprised he lost in the consolidation round.
  25. 1 point
    IronChef

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Announcing that you’re going to make an announcement is dumb.
  26. 1 point
    spladle08

    Nolf

    Just rewatched Nolf vs JB because YouTube keeps reminding me its up. But at the time guess I didn't notice he tried to go full Billy BadA$$ ... Dude was throwing haymakers from the jump. JB DM his wife or something?
  27. 1 point
    No, it’s the background music.
  28. 1 point
    nhs67

    Anticipate Lineups for 21-22

    Okay gents, got Central Michigan on tap now. Pretty cut and dry what to expect out of them, aside for 125 with Hildebrandt no being there anymore. I think we'll see some roster battles towards the beginning of the season, but it will settle towards the end. 125-Perez/Spidle until Bergelin I think these two will man the spot until the decision to drop Bergelin is made (or if he is already on his way down-not sure). Both Perez and Spidle have solid upside, but it would look more like Simon's first year starting. They'll beat a lot of guys they should but will lose to all the NQ-type guys. They'll both be good... in two years. That said, I do believe when Bergelin drops we will see a slight dip from Hildebrandt. Much like when Fleetwood left and we (CMU fans) were like 'Well EFF us then huh?' but Hildebrandt filled in then improved drastically his 2nd year starting... I think we'll see that with Bergelin, who does have two more years left of eligibility. I don't mean that as a knock on Hildebrandt, as he was a heavy favorite to AA this year. I mean that as a nod to CMU's staff in being able to field serviceable 125lbers. Peak: Bergelin qualifies and perhaps wins a match at NCAAs, depending on draw. Valley: Perez and Spidle duke it out for the spot for the balance of the season until one is hurt or the staff decides on who to throw out there. I do think these two will man the spot in 2 years for 2-3 years. Whoever separates themselves sooner will likely get more reps sooner. Until then, they will get beat up, even in the MAC. 133-Marten I think this spot is settled, save for any injuries. We saw him win the matches he should have last year and then went about 50/50 in the matches he could have... we need him to win more of those. Peak: NQ... possibly blood round type with the right draw/day. 133 is absolutely stacked still, and with the wrong draw could go O-BBQ. Valley: He has a poor performance at MACs and doesn't qualify. Without Mizzou he has a real chance to win the MACs, though. There are about 5 guys I put all on the same tier there, and he is one of them. 141-Simon Also a settled spot, and I think this is his breakout year. Without Mizzou there in Hart (or Edmond) he should be the favorite to win the MACs. Kinner is at Rider, now... I think that is his biggest opposition. As long as he doesn't get caught under him early, he should win comfortably, though. He's right there. He beat Red at NCAAs, and we all know that post-season Red is a contender every year (HAHA). Peak: This is where seeding absolutely matters for Simon. He absolutely needs to nail the National Duals. If he sees Hart, Willits, Saunder, etc. He needs to win those matches. He can drop the Eiermani match and still get a great seed. Especially if he keeps that close and not get stuck again. I only see three guys I don't see him being able to beat, which I guess puts his peak at 4th, unless someone else beats them. That is Eiermani, Lee, and Woods. I'll say a peak of 3rd because Woods could lose to someone else(although I don't see it). Valley: I don't see how he doesn't at least qualify. NCAAs is brutal. Making them and then getting a draw like Woods or Hart early, because they have an up and down season might be a nightmare sort of draw that makes it so he doesn't perform so well on the backside against someone who is a bit more fresh. 149-Munson Munson showed a lot of upside both these last two seasons, but he is still losing those matches we need him to win. If he can get over that hurdle and beat the guys he should be, he will be sitting pretty, as will CMU. Peak: He stops dropping those 'need' matches and keeps it competitive with everyone else(Like Mauller last year). He qualifies for nationals and wins a match or two. Draw dependent. Valley: He keeps dropping those matches and fails to qualify again. 157-Lovett Lovett took that next step between MACs and NCAAs last season. He needs to take another one and he is right there. He won his last meeting with Jacques and was right there with Sheets (which we all know the winner of that match AAd due to MFT). He still keeps matches close when they shouldn't be. Peak: He separates himself from the guys that were right with him last season. Qualifies for NCAAs and pulls home a low AA position in a loaded 157lb weight class. Valley: NCAAs was the anomaly and the guys that were close with him start taking matches from him. The guys who were clearly better during the season separate themselves a bit more and he doesn't qualify for NCAAs. 165-Fedewa/Ringler Word on the street is Fedewa's injury allowed Ringer to not only drop to 165 but to surpass him considerably. Ringler hasn't been this low in a long time, though (Frosh or Soph year in HS I think?). I have high hopes for Ringler if what is said is true, as we were expecting a lot from Fedewa pre-injury. With Bennett in the room with him... he can go quite a ways. Peak: In a weight class that depletes a bit by gents going up to, or staying, at 174 he can put together a great run. Bloodround type performance depending on the draw. Valley: The practice room doesn't transfer over to performance. He takes a lot of lumps (likely as a Frosh starter) and fails to qualify. 174-Lowell Only guy listed at 174 on their roster, so no real choice here, although I think Castillo could make the drop or Fedewa go up if needed. That said, Lowell is in his 5th year. I don't see a drastic improvement, and I think that will make it so we don't only see him at 174 this season. We will see Fedewa (or Ringler) go up once one settles on the starting spot or perhaps Castillo like I said. Castillo is a 'put me in coach' kind of guy, so he'll do whatever the team needs. Peak: I don't mean to seem crude or harsh here, but Fedewa or Ringler or Castillo here, or even someone else for experience, gives us the best chance at points at MACs. So let's say Fedewa comes up... even then I don't know or see us winning any matches at NCAAs if we qualify. 174 is absolutely jacked this year, even with Truax heading up to 184. Valley: Lowell beats all comers that challenge him at CMU, but doesn't make any improvements. He is clearly the best option at 174 based on size and experience, but fails to qualify for NCAAs. 184-Cushman On the other end of the spectrum, nearly, is Cushman. I do believe he made drastic improvements last year, despite what his record shows. He looked faster, crisper, and stronger as the season progressed. He keeps matches close with guys he really shouldn't be, so he is right there. Peak: He wins all the matches he should, and takes a match or two he shouldn't. MAC will likely only get 1 AQ in Wilson, but if he wins every match he should, and takes one or two he shouldn't... the one or two he shouldn't would be against Wilson. He beats him and qualifies for NCAAs... wins a match(or two), depending on the draw. Valley: He goes 50/50 in those toss-up matches and doesn't qualify for NCAAs. 197-Bolo I think Bolo will pick up and improve where Pelham left off, which puts him right on the precipice of qualifying. 197 is wide open in the MAC with Smith being the early favorite. I was a big fan of Pelham and he absolutely had all the physical tools to succeed... I think he just was a bit big and had to focus on his weight too much in the long run. Bolo isn't too big. Bolo is the right size and should see some great improvement now that he is the starter. Peak: He beats Smith for MAC and qualifies. Wins a match or two he shouldn't at NCAAs and sets him self up for a deep senior run. Valley: He doesn't make that leap. He sits around 0.500 and doesn't qualify for NCAAs. 285-Stencel Stencel will be the first and only 5 time MAC champ... read that again. He won't be challenged in MAC competition. Spaudling of Edinboro wrestles him tough, but he never really puts the match in doubt. Peak: He wins a couple of the matches he lost last year... places high. He won't beat Cassman, Parris, or Steveson, but he can beat anyone else on that list, including Kerk (in folkstyle). Valley: He stays stagnant. He wins MACs still, but still loses against the B1G elites and doesn't even place as he only wins a match or two (or none) at NCAAs. As a team the MAC race is WIDE open this year. We could see cumulatively a lot of very bloated records at CMU, similar to Mizzou has had. The National Duals will tell us a lot of where we are and where we need to go. I have high hopes that we definitley get NQ at 133, 141, 157, and 285 with good chances at 125, 149, 165, 184 and 197 as well. 174 is a longshot. Prediction: Simon, Lovett, Ringer, Stencel all ,at least make it to the Bloodround. Half win there. 3 of the remaining weights do end up qualifying and we win a total of 1 or 2 matches between those three.
  29. 1 point
    Going to have to do more than that if he wants to beat the more technical Taylor and his two genius coaches
  30. 1 point
    Thanks for posting, looks like just what he needs. Serious grass drill skills.
  31. 1 point
    Nomad never came close to this level of expertise. ever. at any level of wrestling. this is great, great work.
  32. 1 point
    treep2000

    Anticipate Lineups for 21-22

    My guess at tOSU: 125: Heinselman 133: Koontz. I just don't think Decatur can continue to make 133 with any success whatsoever 141: D'Emilio. Unless Ech has gained some folkstyle chops over the summer. 149: Sasso 157: Gallagher. starts right away, but doesn't find the podium at NCAA's like most think he has the opportunity to do. There are a lot of solid guys at 157, and I haven't seen evidence (quite yet), that he's at that level. But... we shall see. 165: Kharchla. A truly healthy Carson can win the weight. An unhealthy or slightly injured Kharchla will DNP 174: Smith. Ethan moves up to 174 due to Kharchla 184: Romero. Kaleb moves up to 184 and has a nice solid showing once again 197: Hoffman. I think that Jordan is the odd man out of the lineup this season. HWT: Orndorff. This buckeye team is going to have its work cut out for it against the rest of the Big Ten competition: 125: Ceiling: 5th-8th 133: Celing: DNP 141: Ceiling: 7th-8th 149: Ceiling: NCAA Champ. If Yianni is here, ceiling is once again 2nd. 157: Ceiling: 5th-8th 165: Ceiling NCAA Champ 174: Ceiling 5th-8th. New weight. New competitors 184: Ceiling 7th-8th. New weight. New competitors 197: Ceiling 7th-8th. HWT: Ceiling 5th-8th. HWT is tough again. I only see two "locks" to AA, with Sasso and Kharchla, with Sasso being more of a lock than Kharchla (at this point). Would not be surprised in the least if that's all they get, and also wouldn't be surprised if they end up with 9 AA's.
  33. 1 point
    dman115

    Cox's Issues?

    I'll personally will wait for mizzugrad's assessment of the interview before I comment...
  34. 1 point
    hammerlockthree

    Nolf

    Nolf just teched Hidlay 10-0 last weekend. Again strength is certainly an issue but i think there is an issue of style mixed in that I don't quite understand.
  35. 1 point
    hammerlockthree

    Nolf

    He is such an innovative wrestler, i thought he would adapt brilliantly to freestyle, but I think the increased level of freedom from a scoring perspective wasn't enough to compensate for how solid senior level guys are.
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