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  1. 18 points

    Giving PDIII props

    Man, Downey beats a 4x AA and a past NCAA Champion and now people are trying to downplay Martin's career so they can't give Downey credit. What is wrong with you people?
  2. 14 points

    Suriano’s Dad

    On behalf of the southerners here ....why can't she be BOTH?
  3. 13 points

    Separated at birth?

  4. 12 points

    Bobby Knight

    Just watched the 30 For 30 - "The last Days of Knight". It's amazing how much physical abuse and bullying he got away with at Indiana (and Texas Tech) without anyone standing up to him. It led me to Knight's wikipedia page to read through a list of all his incidents dating back to the 70s and came across this: "1960 Olympic gold medalist Douglas Blubaugh was head wrestling coach at IU from 1973 to 1984. Early in his tenure while he jogged in the practice facility during basketball practice, Knight yelled at him to leave, using more than one expletive. Blubaugh pinned Knight to a wall, and told him never to repeat his performance. He never did." I thought this crowd might appreciate this.
  5. 11 points
    Just put a bit of water in the bottom of a saucepan and let it cook inside covered for a couple minutes if you dont have a proper steamer. If you have a pan with a steaming compartment, steam as normal.
  6. 11 points


    O.T here, but just wanted to publicly give credit where credit is due to this poster on this site. We made an obscure $100 bet last October 19 2018 regarding Ohio State and Iowa in FOOTBALL on here, which dealt with an end of season type result... so not a bet that would happen quickly. So you all know and understand how often these type of bets are honored nor consummated. I peruse this site often, but mainly in season. I almost never check my inbox. I decided to look at it recently, and was shocked to see what I did, and even more so what happened next. First off, I obviously forgot about the bet. I see 2 missed messages, the first from March 23 asking me how I want to handle this payment, and the second on April 19th, almost a month later, with simply a ?.... I responded literally 5 months after his first message to me, and gave him my pay pal email address, literally expecting nothing in response... I mean it was my fault... I wasn’t even responding to this guy for going on an half of year to collect a hundred bucks! I responded on August 11th, and with in days, I see the $100 received in my Pay Pal. So props to Hammerlock.... a true man of his word. There aren’t a ton of those around.
  7. 11 points
    Jaroslav Hasek

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    kind of a tangent but anyone else think an anonymous message board post is odd way to call someone a coward and a hypocrite?
  8. 11 points

    Mckee/Brock style

    Brock is coached by youtube highlights is one of the greatest pieces of wrestling analysis I've ever heard.
  9. 10 points

    Career Senior Freestyle Records

    I am an old retired guy with time on his hands. So I did create a list of the senior freestyle matches that Burroughs, Cox, Dake, Snyder and Taylor have had. I picked all of the current gold medalists we have to try and make these lists. I am missing some data (names, country the wrestler came from, or scores) on a few items. I might also be missing other tournaments. If so, please let me know. All input is appreciated. The Burroughs list from his website is very complete. The Snyder list from his wikipedia page is missing the 2015 US Open that he won and a 2018 World Club Cup Dual match with India that he won. I tried to identify all the world medal winners each guy wrestled and calculated other comparative data. So scroll down to the bottom of each excel workbook page and you can see some of the calculations I have done. I think we live in a good time where we really have outstanding freestyle wrestlers in this country. Some have accomplished more, but we really have a good overall team. It is a lot of fun to follow. I have found it pretty disappointing how poorly documented the records of our greatest freestyle wrestlers are. I find all of the discussions on the forums interesting but often lacking in the real data. So I decided as part of my retirement time hobby, I would try to study it a bit. I guess it's time to share that info with all the other geeks and nerds out there. I wasn't ever sure what I would do with the stuff I created. If someone wants to put any of this out there on Wikipedia, be my guest. I am trying to do this same type of thing for Baumgartner, Gable, Jackson, Kemp, Sanderson, both Schultz brothers, and Smith. I have an outline done but this is very tough sledding finding the info. I am pretty certain that I can never find all the info and will end up with just an outline. But still lots more digging before I know that for sure (months away from having anything I am sure). Also, there is a wikipedia page that shows all the US Men's Freestyle Wrestlers by year and how they finished in world or olympic championships. I retyped this data into a spreadsheet, made a bunch of calculations and observations, and then created two summary pages. That is the second attachment you see. I focused on 1960 thru 2018 since those were the years we were basically competing every year and are completed. I am happy to answer any questions. Just type them out. Thanks Tim Freestyle Records for 5 current wrestlers.xlsx US Men's Freestyle History.xlsx
  10. 10 points
    The system is set up to favor guys who have already proven to be the best in the world. Dake was on the wrong side of that system for years and complained about it being unfair. Now he’s taking advantage of being a defending world champion and the advantages that come with that.
  11. 10 points

    Final X - Lincoln

    Fix and Gilman are throwing hard hands. Good thing Pico isn't wrestling these guys, he'd be knocked out by now.
  12. 10 points

    Separated at birth?

  13. 10 points
    @KMF - hate to be a grammar snob, but I think you meant to say "too" instead of "to".
  14. 9 points
    Do not lose sight of the fact that Zain is the overall beneficiary of this situation. This just makes it slightly less unfair to yianni.
  15. 9 points

    Mekhi announces olympic redshirt

    He’s earned the right to redshirt. This is an individual sport.
  16. 9 points


    That strike has nothing to do with Askrens age. That is a one in a million shot by Masvidal.
  17. 9 points
    The fact that you named national champs at each body type, that should tell you that there isn't a "best" body type.
  18. 9 points

    Separated at birth?

  19. 9 points

    Separated at birth?

    Vitu Arujau and Christian Pyles
  20. 8 points

    Bad Look For Wrestling

    The “sports world” isn’t paying that level of attention to freestyle wrestling.
  21. 8 points

    Dake-Dieringer live thread

    Nailed it. In Particular, I felt like he stalled his way through worlds last year. You know, when he outscored his opponents 37-0.
  22. 8 points

    Dake-Dieringer live thread

    Kyle Dake shuts down guy who has been piss pounding most of the world in the past year. Internet forums: "Dake looks bad, I expect Dieringer to take match 2."
  23. 8 points
    Yianni's reaction post match 2 vs. the Penn State boys butthurt is quite the juxtaposition. In Zain's defense, it doesn't seem to be him whining. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  24. 8 points
    I agree. If you aren't going to wear a polo under your singlet then why bother.
  25. 8 points
    This thread : Man. This is bull, Downey was gifted his spot, this can not stand. Also this thread: We should install Dieringer or Nickal, with zero wins at this weight or entering the qualifying tournaments at this weight, directly into the Best of 3 Finals. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  26. 8 points
    You can't change weights mid-process because you lose and think you might be able to beat the guy at a weight next to yours. Downey won the 86 kg spot by winning the US Open and then the trials, and now final x where he will essentially accept 2 forfeits from DT. It's against the ethic of the sport and would set up potentially disastrous situations down the road if they were to allow Nickal or Ringer to wrestle off Downey despite neither of them ever wrestling 86 kg. You'd have guys asking for special wrestle offs every year. The only reason people are having this conversation is because Downey rubs people the wrong way. It's not like he's some scrub. He's a junior world silver medalist, has a great freestyle skillset, and is an amazing athlete. I think we're going to be fine there this year. He's not a bad second option behind DT.
  27. 8 points
    Not a competition. Source: My dad was an Olympian and I was only an above average athlete. Never felt like I had to outdo him. Glad we got to enjoy sports that we both loved.
  28. 8 points
    They called for stalling
  29. 8 points
    What a lawless society-things are going downhill. Can’t believe somebody would post HS wrestling news in the college section. What is the world coming to.
  30. 8 points

    Steveson workout video

    Haselrig is a unicorn: He won a PA high school title despite attending a high school that didn't have a wrestling team. He won three D1 titles despite competing for a D2 team. He made it to the Pro Bowl despite never playing football in college.
  31. 8 points

    Stoll #1?

    Vak, my friend, this is 2019 not 2009.
  32. 7 points
    1. I was told beforehand by a former NCAA champion that I would not like it. He had tried, very low key, and given up. I'm 71, been involved in wrestling for 65 years as a wrestler, parent and coach. Thought I'd give it a try. 2. Way too much testosterone-fueled, bully boy bragging, threatening, insulting. Nastiness is the best descriptor. This is endemic on all internet forums, of course, perhaps that wrestling is the topic here only makes it worse. 3. A shortage of reasoned, logical, fact-based discussion/argument: arguments are good, they're just an exchange of diverging views, they educate. They don't have to end in punching someone in the face. Literally or in a post. See #2 above. 4. The hardest thing for humans to do is admit they are wrong. Many people have never said or heard these words said to them: "I believed this, but after listening to your argument and thinking about it, I see that I was wrong." Again, see #2 above. 5. Pet Peeve: Googling does not make you an instant expert on a subject. 6. An amazingly small number of posters, relatively speaking. I wonder how many potentially interesting, wrestling-knowledgeable, well-spoken and perceptive posters either quit entirely or just lurk because of the overly aggressive, jump-down-your-throat tone of the boards. It is the forum's loss. 7. I realize that I read and posted for a very short time. There seems to me some very old grudges, even hatreds, that clog-up and eventually sidetrack almost every thread of any length. I'm a 10-year member of a stock board with an expert, respected and respectful moderator who stops that kind of crap immediately! Stay on point, be rational, no ad hominem attacks. It's remarkable how quickly the loud-mouth bullies leave the room under those rules. 8. I was astounded how many truly elite-level (back in the day) wrestlers post here. In my brief visit, I counted 12,482 high school state champs and 3,723 NCAA AA's. Mind-boggling! 9. I don't mean to paint everyone with the same brush. I encountered some very informed, sophisticated posters, able to give and take with affable courtesy. NJDan and irani come to mind, I'm sure there are many others. 10. In closing, it's not a great experience for a newcomer and not something I'll recommend. That's really too bad, because when all is said and done we all love the sport of wrestling and a fair, thoughtful, civilized meeting place for the exchange of information and opinions (even strong and passionate ones) would be great.
  33. 7 points

    When is the match?

    It was yesterday, I'm awaiting my issue of Wrestling USA to find the result.
  34. 7 points

    Dake-Dieringer live thread

    In freestyle why in the world would you open up when you're up 4-0? When you open up you expose yourself some too, and one 4 pointer and Ringer wins. He did exactly what he should have up 4-0 in a do or die series.
  35. 7 points

    The Piccininni

    That would be the Lee:
  36. 7 points
    His genius engineer The Johns Hopkins daddy can afford it.
  37. 7 points
  38. 7 points
    Iowa is off on a team bonding and firearms safety training weekend at Camp Anawanna. Gotta get off to a better start to this season.
  39. 7 points
    I completely agree. I think during his time in college because you had Snyder, Dake, and Taylor he was not recognized for his ability. Also if I'm not mistaking he never redshirted. Yet he was a 3x NCAA championship. His only losses if I'm not mistaking are to Snyder, Mclintosh, Wellington by DQ, and one other person his true freshman year. He had like 4-5 loses. He was also a sensational freestyler, beating Snyder in Fargo. He qualified the US for the Olympics when it had yet to be qualified, and won bronze. Then he beat Dake and Taylor. Went on to win world bronze. Then won world gold. So in essence he is the only person on team USA to have wins at some point over 3 of our other 4 current US world gold medalist. Cox is no joke. I don't get how so many people think he is so likely to get Beat. Yes, Bo dominated college. So did Dake, Taylor, Zain, and Ringer. It's not that easy to come in and knock off a world champ right out of the gates. Plus J'Den is what, 25? He is hitting his prime, not coming to the end of it.
  40. 7 points

    UMD - Coach Announced - CLEMSEN

    Like the hire. Dude has paid his dues and learned the craft from the bottom up from some great mentors. You can get caught up in "star quality" (many seem to forget that McCoy was a star hire) or support a guy who is a workhorse with great ambition and integrity. Wishing him nothing but luck in raising this program from the scrap heap.
  41. 7 points
    Tom and Terry's new recruiting pamphlet...
  42. 7 points
    With Myles Martin being the front runner to win 184 it could end Cornell and Penn State’s 8 year run of champs. If he wins this year will be the first year since 2010 that a non-Cornell/Penn State wrestler will win 184. 2018 Bo Nickal PSU 2017 Bo Nickal PSU 2016 Gabe Dean Cornell 2015 Gabe Dean Cornell 2014 Ed Ruth PSU 2013 Ed Ruth PSU 2012 Steve Bosak Cornell 2011 Quentin Wright PSU 2010 Max Askren Missouri During this 8 year streak the school’s have had 2 matches against each other in the finals (2012: Bosak vs Wright and 2017: Nickal vs Dean). They have also met in the semis 2 times (2014: Ruth vs Dean and 2013: Ruth vs Bosak) and once in the quarterfinals (2018: Nickal vs Max Dean). During the 8 year run of champs the only 2 years that one of the schools didn’t have an AA at the weight was 2015 and 2016 when Matt McCutcheon finished R12 (2015) and 0-2 (2016). Ironically, neither school had an AA at 184 in 2010.
  43. 7 points

    You may not like it but...

    Most ppl don’t dislike the “kids”, they dislike the arrogant delusional fans who have nothing to do with the young men’s success.
  44. 7 points

    Highest Pace Wrestlers?

    Sam stoll
  45. 7 points

    Tommy Aint Afraid to Run

    One thing about Tommy gents is he aint afraid to run he aint gonna throw Lee and Young out there on account hes afraid theys gonna get beat just ask him gents its a coaches decision he said he did the right thing now the gratest coach of the worlds oldest and gratest sport never did protect a seed nor keep a guy on the sidelines no he coached them up and they went out there and took on all comers but Tommys no Gable and that aint no lie. Gents the Voice of Wrestling was there in full war colors and listening to my fellow Hawkaholics they was disgruntled drove all that way and watched a miserable series of matches and such but most of thems drinking Tommies Kool Aid and content to finish 4th so leave that to them that wants it sure 4th is 4th but thats what you got hombres you want the thrills and chills of being in the team race choose another team hombres.
  46. 7 points
    zero, see Minnesota
  47. 7 points

    Injuries and Season Length

    In a perfect world without the logistic nightmare of moving everything, wrestling is a one semester sport that starts in January. 1) Wrestlers can focus on study during the first semester. 2) Wrestlers can eat during the holidays. 3) Shorten the season 4) Don't conflict with NCAA basketball 5) Our late season doesn't conflict with high school post season. Not that easy I know, but that's my dream scenario.
  48. 7 points

    Fix vs Phillippi - Flo coverage..

    I provide a free daily newsletter that links to all the day’s top news worldwide. It’s curated, so I’m putting it in there. Worldwide stuff, major sites news, but also feature stories from newspapers around the country. That newsletter also links to the nation's most robust and comprehensive wrestling scoreboard, which I also provide free of charge to the wrestling community. Sign up free at http://www.mattalkonline.com/news It gets sent every morning (unless I’m traveling) at 7 am Eastern.
  49. 7 points

    Separated at birth?

    Austin DeSanto and Michael Imperioli from Goodfellas:
  50. 7 points


    I don't know how he can feel so under the radar, but with our current loaded team, he still does somehow. Yet with just one more medal of any type, J'Den Cox will be a top 10 all-time guy for us. I think he gets lost in the shuffle because of his NCAA career being juxtaposed with Snyder and just after favorite son Dake and favorite son Taylor. And his ascension to national team-er felt like Goliath vs. Dake and Goliath vs. Taylor where he was the afterthought in "expected" results. And now his freestyle accomplishments are happening in the shadow of Burroughs, Snyder, and again Dake and Taylor. But suddenly you look up and it's J'Den Cox, all-time great. Awesome wrestler, awesome talent...and seemingly awesome guy. Much, much respect.
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