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    While Shane Griffith is currently ranked #3 at 165 behind Cenzo and The Bull, I feel many aren't familiar with Griffith. I was talking to a few friends earlier this week, and I mentioned that Griffith has the talent to hang and/or beat the both of the guys above him. No one even knew who I was talking about, unfortunately. Wrestling for Stanford obviously limited the exposure that guys in the Big 10 normally get, but this kid is putting together a heck of a season. He's accomplished in freestyle as well with Junior Pan Am Gold, runner up at the junior worlds and a junior national runner up. Both losses were to Aaron Brooks. While many of you are sure to know of him and about him, I wanted to share some stats for those that may not be too familiar with him yet. His redshirt freshman year he went 24-2 with a 6-4 loss to Cenzo at the scuffle and a 3-1 loss to Ryan Niven from grandview. Niven is no slouch either a (3,2) finisher in NAIA. This year, he is undefeated at 26-0 with convincing wins over #11 Fogarty (5-0), #7 Shields (5-3), #6 Wittlake (4-1), #13 Monday (9-4), #20 Jarrell (8-2) and pinning #18 Ethan Smith. This kid is going to be special for years to come.
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    Interesting that Desanto said he "just tweaked" his knee and is "100%" Things that make you go "Hmmmm..."
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    tOSU/PSU discussion

    I'm a Penn State fan, but found myself rooting for Traub!
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    Cornell Big Red Wrestling

    I put weight classes on a mat for the day (until later on if they move a weight on a mat with more bouts). So it kind of works out the same way.
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    Good question, Iscored2onu. I think that, even at 77, I take young Lee 4 out of 5 times. I have old school Cowboy style, much stronger than Iowa style used by evil Brands twins.
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    Course he won't cradle Lee in this meet, it's a PD move in Carver. ;)
  9. 2 points

    Wisconsin Style

    I think it is Ben Askren emphasizing the Ben Askren-esque technique.
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    I think ADS's meltdown in the RBY match may have played as large a part in this "warning" as his post match antics. The way he acted I initially believed he tore an ACL or something. As the match went on I smelled something more fishy about the whole thing.
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    Got into Harvard, Penn and Columbia but ended up a Hokie? Don't understand that one.
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    Predict the top 8 at Heavyweight

    I’m in! Parris Steveson Cassiopi Hall Hilger Stencel Wood Thomas
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    The Art of Wrestling

    It's really difficult to not love this sport when it is done right, especially against some of the best competition on earth. Also, who doesn't love when Freestylers throw? Thos sport is art. The music might be a bit much for some. You may want to turn it down/off.
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    Shots Fired! (Chamizo)

    I mean, he loses to Burroughs and Sidakov... wouldn't quite say "Shell of himself"
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    Wrestling is too individual. I said I dont like tOSU, but I loved watching Micah Jordan. I could never root against Nato except when he wrestled an Iowa guy. I find it much easier to root against a school in football than I do wrestling.
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    Olympic Trials Finalists 86kg

    Downey can beat Yazdani? At what? Knitting and crocheting?
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    Did the big ten let Tom Brands make his own schedule this year? They haven’t had a single big match on the road all year.
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    tOSU/PSU discussion

    STEAL would be the optimal word. He stalled the entire match and zero stalls...sumfin
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    PSU v American

    The reason he talks so much is because the commentary is ment for radio. BigTenNetwork happens to use this for the audio.
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    I’m saying he is fine and this conspiracy theory needs to end
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    For sure. Sometimes it’s just luck of the draw. Banach might have been a four to timer and Alan Fried could have been a three timer. It really matters who’s there.
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    Loser of Snyder vs. Cox

    Yeah that’s more apt for JB-Dake.
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    #1 Spencer Lee vs. #4 Nick Piccininni

    Good point, didn't even think of that perspective!
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    Reactions vs Posts ratio

    Excuse me , sir. Are you lost? No, I'm just lurking.
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    Wait you’re calling that a “knee to the head”?
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    this is why Tbar sucks. A self proclaimed homer who starts hedging against his own team to look smart in the 11th hour.
  27. 1 point
    I think it’s Senior night. Probably fired up for the fans.
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    I do not get the ACC network. Have to say, these sports networks really stepped up their game by providing us with a heluva a lot more D1 wrestling this season!
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    Kreiger used that same bow and arrow that Zain used. Was that an ISU thing?
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    Hall is indeed a class act. Any notion that PSU made a mistake recruiting Hall is insanity. I am still picking him to beat Kemerer.
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    #1 Spencer Lee vs. #4 Nick Piccininni

    You gotta be within 1 point of Lee entering the 3rd period, and honestly he still probably wins. He's a winner. He is the one guy in the NCAA who the opposition knows what he is going to do and still can't stop him.
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    JV/Redshirt Matches

    D3 teams do this all the time. The extra wrestlers weigh in and the match counts on their records, but not in the team score.
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    Yeah, I think so. You must have an NCAA title or two of your own if you don't think it's impressive.
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    No Depends what age you talking about. 10,11,12,13,14 age wrestlers dont bother they self cuting weight so they can wrestle even every month.
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    Sounds like he actually does.
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    Forfeit Question...

    Yes/No. I edited this. Seton Hall is correct that it does not impact RPI.
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    Nickal’s weight

    Again I understand questions and speculation. I’m really speaking to those who seemingly take it and/or make it personal. Those that are judging him I guess maybe a better way to put it. Nobody on here is in any place whatsoever to judge him, or any of these athletes, on what they want to do, and what path they feel is best for them. We just don’t know, but many on here ..booooy we sure have come up with our conclusions.....without spending one single minute in the room or in his training process with him.
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    Nickal’s weight

    Yes, of course. It’s all part of the same point. There’s truckloads of ego in giving up 20 pounds and trying to make the weight against Snyder and Cox, especially when there’s a weight you can easily make that while no cakewalk is at least your weight class.
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    The real secret sauce here at themat.com. :-)
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    Kharchla will be out of redshirt.
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    TBH - you set yourself to a higher standard when you stated your religion. Your own belief is enough for your to consider changing your behavior, after you are made aware of it. Ionel was trolling you to get a rise. No, you did not deserve it. The best we can do on this forum is to prevent opportunities for trolling, through careful actions of our own. When it is too late, recognize when you are being trolled and stop feeding it. Keep the emotion out of your responses. Poke fun at yourself (example from me). You don't have to be right. You can also report it and if this forum has good moderators, they will address it (banning users for repeat offense). Comparably, reddit allows for downvoting as a means to shadowban users; a feature gap on this forum. My perception was that you misinterpreted ionel's initial intent. His first comment seemed like a joke, more at JC's expense than yours, and all in good fun. I considered a light-weight form of community hazing and somewhat humorous if you followed JC bets. You didn't read it that way and perceived it as a mean attack. Your first response was defensive "Don't compare me." This dug yourself a little hole. Ionel trolled with his implicit comment that one couldn't win a bet against himself. From there, you were angry and full-on engaged in a defensive mindset. You tell him to 'apply logic' and continue defending against a JC comparison. Then you state something that reads like a challenge to "say it to your face." Finally you dug yourself a large hole by stating your Christian religion. That statement made your defensive behavior look worse. Christians want to be sinless -- an impossible standard and one that causes everyone to scrutinize you closely... Your defensive comments were snacks for more trolling; "JC and new guy bad at betting." At that point, your actions turned to more defensiveness "I won more bets" and insulting/labeling "Who is the loser?" Then the community, and not just ionel, was hawk-eying your comments and all your mistakes were magnified - math, writing, putting words in other's mouths. Your last quote has one piece of humbleness to it "I reacted wrongly" and is defensive through deflection "look at what others are doing." Take accountability for yourself and let others take it for themselves. FWIW - if I was a moderator of this forum, the only ionel post that I'd consider unacceptable was the 3Rs post. If you reported it, I'd warn him and would also warn you. Note: I have reported repeat labeling behavior before but did not do so here.
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    Let’s leave shield alone. He’s a good dude, he’s not Jimmy, and is just trying to enjoy some chatter on here.
  43. 1 point
    Fake news. He'd be perfect for 143 with a same day weigh in, which is the exact equivalent to 136.5 with a day before weigh in. Who in your mind would beat him at such a weight?
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    Kaleb Young is a poor man's Derek St. John. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    tOSU/PSU discussion

    Ben, Zeke, Jim, and Jeff Jordan all went to Wisconsin.
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    He won a Juco title at Iowa central community college and comparing him to Bo Nickal is crazy, Jones is a 1 time NY state champ, bo nickel has been a champion and wrestling on the national scene since he was a child. for comparison sake Troy Keller wrestles for Buffalo he was juco national champ in 2018 and he was 18-10 last year and was teched by every top guy he faced Richie Lewis was a 2 time Juco national finalist at the same school as jones transferred to Rutgers and never AAed being a Juco champion doesn’t really translate to Ncaa success, and from everything I’ve heard Jones is the ultimate Anti team, Me first guy there is, which is the complete opposite of what Iowa preaches, I don’t think he d make it through a semester with his attitude
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    Watched his brother Arthur as a 10th grader come out of no where and Pin his way to a 2003 NY state title. It's my opinion that Arthur was the best wrestler in the family.
  49. 1 point
    Kyle and J'den will both be working on their cradles in the next few weeks.
  50. 1 point
    Marcus Cisero

    New FLO FRL's

    Flowrestling continues to look for ways to give us more for our money. They seem to get better each year. The new FRL’s are just another example. I also believe they have something to do with the extra coverage provided by BTN and other national broadcasts. For me, the $150 annual rate is a bargain for the content they provide.
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