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  1. 3 points
    MNRodent

    Suriano to PSU

    Mineo has correctly called 35 of the last 4 transfer rumors.
  2. 2 points
    Sorry it was an interesting beer filled Friday evening, didn't realize. Jimmy C made this topic.
  3. 2 points
    StallWarning

    Suriano to PSU

    Pat Mineo is the king of throw everything at the wall and claim he's a genius if it ends up being true. I wouldn't believer Mineo if he told me the sky was blue. I'd look outside to make sure.
  4. 1 point
    jp157

    Yianni - 2021 worlds

    Oh he’s very much an arrogant borderline entitled jerk. But he is a winner
  5. 1 point
    NJDan

    Iowa v. Penn State

    Two wrestling schools square off on the gridiron, both in the top 4, On right now,
  6. 1 point
    wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    yep that's a sure thing now
  7. 1 point
    spladle08

    Women's Team Score

    Hahhah so true. Me and Mikey 2-Dope (@Mike Parrish ) Went back and forth on FB about Jacarra having 0 chance to make the finals and Mukaida and Pang clearly being the most likely finalist . Love how involved he is. But I think he sees too much of our girls domestically and puts on blinders to the rest of the world. But like Lavar says . #NeverLost
  8. 1 point
    Mike Parrish

    Women's Team Score

    Let's put a pin in this topic and revisit it in April at the US Open.
  9. 1 point
    ShakaAloha

    Women's Team Score

    It worked for Lavar Ball and AJ Ferrari's dad, so you never know.
  10. 1 point
    jp157

    Yianni - 2021 worlds

    Most of his set ups from ties are “slicker” type elbow and drag stuff. He doesn’t really have a under-hook, club or power set up. From a pure offense standpoint. He either dives from space or relies on slick stuff in close
  11. 1 point
    ShakaAloha

    Women's Team Score

    I hope you are right, but respectfully, I think your bias clouds your judgment. Japan had Mukaida win gold in the Tokyo Olympics at 53kg and she is only 24 years old. They just entered Fujinami in Worlds, and she teched her way through the tournament and was unscored upon. Fujinami is only 18 years old and was unranked in Japan as of 2020. Japan probably has 3 of the top 5 females at 53kg, with Pang from China and Pak from N. Korea being the non-Japanese females I would have in my top 5. This is not a weight where I see us breaking through, as our #1 lost at the Olympics not only to Pang, but also to the Belarussian. Maybe your daughter is part of the 18 year old phenom group with Welker, Amit, and the Blaydes sisters, and she will prove me wrong. But the future at this weight is clearly Mukaida and Pang for the next couple of years, and then I see Fujinami taking over for a long, long time.
  12. 1 point
    The Genius

    Iran Wrestling News

    SARAVI WINS GOLD AT 97KG MOHAMMAD HADI SARAVI - 2021 WORLD CHAMPION Saravi (23 years old) is Iran's first Greco Roman world champion since Hamid Sourian in 2014.
  13. 1 point
    The Genius

    Greco Worlds Thread ;)

    Hancock won Bronze at 97kg. Congrats
  14. 1 point
    Amplitude7

    Iran Wrestling News

    That was absolutely amazing!!
  15. 1 point
    HawkY

    Greco Worlds Thread ;)

    All that is really happening right now is specialists from other countries are beating late comers and jack of all traders, which is completely expected. Add to that, US greco people are not the creme de la creme of wrestling talent.
  16. 1 point
    jp157

    Greco Worlds Thread ;)

    I said this in a longer post earlier but I think that Greco will always suffer even if the academy’s improve it because it simply won’t be available to average kids and you won’t get late bloomers or non academy kids like a Burroughs or Kolin Moore. It’s also not helped by the fact that I know plenty of coaches who may not be “high level” but can teach solid basic fundamentals in folk/free. I know “maybe” 3/4 Greco
  17. 1 point
    Jim L

    Greco Worlds Thread ;)

    The US is almost universally mediocre or worse in sports that are not offered as a common HS sport and give a chance at a collegiate scholarship. Greco and Judo are the sports that I follow closely and the US non-competitive, lack of numbers and competition also means lack of good coaches. The best athletes will want to compete for their HS and gain the recognition and have the comradeship that club sports don't offer. Northern Michigan was a half answer to this (Do they still have a Greco program offering scholarships?)The military WCAP program comes too late in the development cycle and there just aren't enough numbers.
  18. 1 point
    Plasmodium

    Suriano to PSU

    I thought Willie would announce this to all his brainiacs a couple weeks ago when he served up that nothing burger about Northwestern being a civilized institution. I'd like to see it because it as a nice twist to March madness. We'll get to hear gems like Carl needs wrestlers that arrive on campus ready to go 'cause he can recruit but he can't coach and Iowa uses only home grown.
  19. 1 point
    NJDan

    Is JB now the American GOAT?

    Well, I don't know what "the masses" think. But your saying what they think does not make them right and it certainly does not validate what YOU say.
  20. 1 point
    The circumstances around Iowa adding the sport should temper any excitement about a potential boom in big time college women's wrestling. A couple of full time coaches, a national travel schedule, and 10 full scholarships is an expensive ask coming after COVID.
  21. 1 point
    nhs67

    Suriano to PSU

    FIFY
  22. 1 point
    Pay your debts.
  23. 1 point
    PSUSMC

    Most Improved D1 team will be? Why?

    Penn State will be the most improved D1 team if Suriano is back in Blue and White
  24. 1 point
    nhs67

    Suriano to PSU

    Minnow said it was ASU like a month ago and Rutgers like 2 months ago. If I keep hokd2ing out will he decide that Nicky Skeletor will be heading to Ann Arbor to work out with Micic?
  25. 1 point
    wrestlingnerd

    Yianni - 2021 worlds

    Yianni is way better than most of you are saying. He's not a medalist level guy, obviously, but he is absolutely a threat at every tournament he enters, even in a fully attended 65 kg. He wrestled a very poor match strategically against a surprisingly good defensive opponent: his opponent just stood there waiting to counter and Yianni kept taking the bait repeatedly with the same strategy of attempting to use motion to set up shots from space. Yianni does have good setups, they just didn't work against a guy with lead hips who looked 4 inches shorter and just stood there. Yianni's main setups are misdirection from space and excellent reshots. Buth when a guy doesn't engage, neither works that well. Yianni still has a lot of upside. Yes, he has wrestled the vast majority of his life and has focused on freestyle for a while, but he is also transitioning from a somewhat plodding stance to much more motion, from highly defensive offense to offense he initiates, and from countering deep shots to downblocking them. It took a freak like Kyle Dake a few years to adjust to a different style, and even Dake is still figuring out how to improve it. Give Yianni more time.
  26. 1 point
    2td3nf

    Yianni - 2021 worlds

    Seems like on the feet in neutral, Yianni's only setup or the only setup he uses is to shoot from space, and he often gets extended and countered as was mentioned above by other posters. Also seems like his opponents know it's coming. How about mixing in new setups or different types of takedowns? Throw-bys, slide-bys, something else. Look how easy Sadulaev (yes, I know I'm using the p4p king as example) took down Snyder with 1:25 left in 2nd period. Just a gorgeous underhook to throw-by and duck-under or whatever it was. Didn't have to touch legs. Spencer Lee was also hitting that same type of underhook throw-by in last season he competed. Just a keyboard scouting report here, but looks like Yianni is too one-dimensional on his feet and elite opponents know it.
  27. 1 point
    Don't forget that Cael also lost two years competing at the WC due to unforeseen circumstances. In 2001 WC were schedule for NYC in Sptember and Sept 11th changed that. The Worlds were moved elsewhere and back by a couple of months. Cael decided he could not go due to interference with the college season - B Eggum went instead and took Silver. The next year Cael made the team again and the WC were scheduled in Iran. USAW decided the US team could not go due to security concerns. The next year Cael won Silver at the WC in NYC.
  28. 1 point
    Turns out, it is not as easy as it looks.
  29. 1 point
    It's fascinating psychology. Saw many on these boards say how little college wrestling means when looking at total resume ... but few here saying it. I'm curious to see more Penn State fans chime in. I think, in general, going out quickly on a high note maintains that air of amazement. Keeps that prestige factor so high. I think the combo of hitting such a high note in college, quickly on hitting the highest note on the world stage, and then poof .. step out of competition ... makes Cael's (and Gable's) perceived prestige so high. Even higher than someone with an Olympic gold, world gold, and a world silver. Psychology is interesting. For me, I would but Cael's full on the mat resume over DTs as well. I do value reaching such as high, and unique, pinnacle in folkstyle. But I'm not sure when I'd switch to DT. Perhaps just one more world silver or gold and I'd switch camps. No hard logic to it. Regarding prestige -- I'm really not sure about this one. The fact that we have so many other gold medalists right now seems to somehow hold DT back from the level of prestige Cael had. Again, psychology is interesting.
  30. 1 point
    It's Cael. He had more success in a shorter time. DT is wrestling at a time when there is more money in the sport so he can compete longer. But you can't fault Cael for not piling on the titles when he won he best title at an early age.
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