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  1. 8 points
    Housebuye

    Kolat not wasting any time

    I think so. I feel like any top tier wrestler who can get into Princeton is choosing Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, or UVA. Maybe a couple others (Michigan, American, Brown?). Princeton is on the list for every single one of those. Attending Navy is insane. Your whole life revolves around the Navy. It takes someone who really wants to make a career in the Navy. There just aren’t that many high level recruits like that.
  2. 5 points
    moveurfeet32

    Kolat not wasting any time

    Looks like he's already made a splash to the Navy Program...Beats #18 Lehigh for their 1st win in 10 years over them 21-9...He has 55 guys on roster and great facilities...I think Navy in the near future will start having some great results.
  3. 5 points
    Cradle1

    Bo Nickal

    So he suffered a career ending injury
  4. 4 points
    ionel

    2004 NCAA Champions

    Iowa and West Virginia?
  5. 4 points
    JHRoseWrestling

    Is Dake a Big Story?

    I am really surprised the Living the Dream medal fund doesn't get brought up more often. At the world championships that pays $50,000 for gold, regardless of if it is at 74 or 79 kg. I am sure that Kyle does well between his contract with Spartan Combat, Cornell, and various sponsorship opportunities (recently to also include pro card appearances), but the additional $100,000 over the last two years has certainly improved things for his family. the fund also pays $25,000 for silver and 15 for bronze. I am of the opinion that Kyle would have taken one if not both of JB's last two world team spots, but considering his career ledger against JB to date, it does not take a degree in advanced statistics to understand the motivation to be a near lock in 18 & 19 to finish in the money. The venture at 74 would have been a coin flip to make the team, and you can't medal if you're not in the bracket. The gold medals up at 79 are just as shiny. Legacy is important too, but Kyle has a chance to tackle that in Tokyo, where the medal fund increases to $250,000 for gold. This is a lot of words to say that the term "ducking" is overly critical. I am glad to see our medal fund working, as it was intended to keep our top guys wrestling, and maybe another consequence is that it spreads our talent out in a manner that maximizes our annual medal yield.
  6. 4 points
    sludgeworth

    IL vs WI vs tOSU tri meet

    Illinois has now beaten Ohio State, Michigan, Missouri, and Rutgers in the past 12 months (along with Wisconsin and Northwestern). I really, really appreciate Flo and all that they do for the sport, but if I could offer one criticism it would be their allegiance to pet programs and their complete disregard for others. Last year, I probably listened to at least a combined 4 hours of talk about Rutgers, 4+ hours of talk about Michigan, countless hours of talk about Ohio State, and not 4 minutes combined about Illinois, who has now beaten all three. Flo spent hours stroking Sammy Alvarez and never once mentioned Piotrowski who pinned him twice. Can Illinois finally get a little love?
  7. 4 points
    GoNotQuietly

    Is Dake a Big Story?

    I still can’t believe he hit the Rock Bottom in a senior level freestyle match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 4 points
    How about “over hyped”?
  9. 4 points
    VakAttack

    Nebraska vs Iowa

    Classic Warner. Not that either guy was doing anything, but what a hilarious way for Warner to get taken down. Spinning hard looking for the run around and falling on his face.
  10. 4 points
    Goodale is the best coach to ever be this unwanted by his own. The man has proven himself and was national coach of the year in 2019. He is a resounding success and nice to interact with. I'm not interested in debating the minute details of the successes and failures of his career, but will simply pass along a friendly warning: be careful what you wish for. I see no indicators, regardless of the pedigree of his eventual successor, that the next guy will deliver more success to the NJ faithful than Scott has. I could be wrong and there could be an unrealized ceiling to the Rutgers program just waiting to be unlocked by a superstar coach. I am firmly of the opinion that, while elements of his resume lack some of the sex appeal of some of his peers, you already have your superstar coach.
  11. 4 points
    moveurfeet32

    PSU vs Rutgers

    Penn States All Time biggest Wrestling supporter/Staff member is not Happy with this
  12. 4 points
    Henry

    Carson Karchla

    It's the disease of the internet. Some people are so eager to correct others and pick fights that their brain alters everything they read.
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    Schuteandscore

    Kolat not wasting any time

    With what he was able to do with Campbell, I am sure you are right.
  15. 3 points
    Plasmodium

    Finesilver

    He won his last match.
  16. 3 points
    JasonBryant

    Overtime

    I'd say it's more of a refusal to understand. Not that it's too difficult to understand. When HS fans watched college, how long did it take to explain the differences in riding time, moves that are legal in college but illegal in high school and the length of periods.There are enough differences between age-groups in folkstyle wrestling that makes failure to "understand" criteria a non-starter for me. You watch something enough, and you say you can't understand the criteria, then I don't really have an answer. It takes how many times to understand the rules and differences in rules between styles and age groups of other sports we follow? A couple of times, right? There is zero difference. Constant confusion is just not giving it a chance. It's fine. People who don't want to like criteria will always find a problem with criteria. They're not going to change their minds. It's a refusal, not a "can't understand."
  17. 3 points
    1032004

    2021 Henri Deglane Mens Freestyle

    57: https://fflutte.smoothcomp.com/en/event/4342/bracket/221559 65: https://fflutte.smoothcomp.com/en/event/4342/bracket/221564 74: https://fflutte.smoothcomp.com/en/event/4342/bracket/221563 86: https://fflutte.smoothcomp.com/en/event/4342/bracket/221562 97: https://fflutte.smoothcomp.com/en/event/4342/bracket/221556 125: https://fflutte.smoothcomp.com/en/event/4342/bracket/221565
  18. 3 points
    VakAttack

    Nebraska vs Iowa

    Ummm, Alex Marinelli would like a word.
  19. 3 points
    VakAttack

    Overtime

    If criteria is confusing to you, how does using it for your solution help? I've come around. Criteria is better than overtime.
  20. 3 points
    cjc007

    Bo Nickal

    In case you missed it, there is no women's decathlon. lol Not at big ten's, NCAA's, or the Olympics. But, your lack of knowledge of womens track and field is a disservice to the well informed. Decathlon? You can't be serious? Are you? Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  21. 3 points
    uncle bernard

    PSU vs Rutgers

    Askren is the ultimate "dumb guy's idea of a smart guy."
  22. 3 points
    ionel

    100% Bonus Rate

    the two guys who were smart enough to forfeit :)
  23. 3 points
    So 4 is either feet to danger OR high amplitude w/o danger 5 is high amplitude AND danger
  24. 3 points
    Eagle26

    JB and DT moved to Lincoln.....

    Impressed that Burroughs almost beat him! I think that loss looks better for him than the win did for Taylor.
  25. 3 points
    portajohn

    JB and DT moved to Lincoln.....

    After many years Taylor finally gets over the Fantasy Hump
  26. 3 points
    Wait till he tells you about the keggers...
  27. 2 points
    klehner

    Cornell wrestlerd

    Understood. Just trying to add (non-)information to help answer your question. I'm sure it's a super-secret thing that us unwashed aren't privy to.
  28. 2 points
    gimpeltf

    Echemendia nickname?

    Not a prayer everyone gets this!
  29. 2 points
    lost

    Maryland - Wow

    Considering Maryland just got shut out by Michigan state I think we need: Pod 4 Maryland
  30. 2 points
    bracketbuster

    Interactive Conference Brackets

    Hello, long time reader, first time poster. I kind of took this idea from the fans who did the interactive NCAA Tournament brackets and I created interactive brackets for each conference this year. I formatted those NCAA brackets to work for my purposes (i.e. bracket size) so thanks to those who I copied their work and redid the formulas to work for me. You deserve a lot of the credit as I was not smart enough to come up with the formulas but I can take what you did and make them work for me. I had posted these on the Penn State board but thought I should share them here also. For the seeding "projections" I just use the wrestlestat ranking (since they rank everybody) and then move guys up and down based on who they have beaten/lost to in the current year among their own conference starters (or at least who I think might be starters as some lineups are in flux). You should be able to either use them as google docs in your own drives or download to excel on your own computer. Please let me know if you see anything the looks off. Obviously the seeds will change throughout the year and hopefully become more accurate the more results come in. Obviously then it relies more on results than rankings which I think is ideal since I don't want to be "guessing" who I think might be better. This year might be harder in that regard with a limited schedule. Just some tips for using them: I have locked the cells with formulas which you can undo if you want but you could undo some important formulas if you do so. You shouldn't need to type in any of the locked cells. You can re-seed the brackets using the 125R, 133R, etc. and that will update the team projections based on seed with no bonus accounted for. You can update the lineups and the ACC Lineups, etc. page along with a person's record. Hopefully all of the pages are somewhat explanatory. For playing with advancement in the brackets, use the following and the points should calculate correctly. This is just something I did as a fun project for me so enjoy and I am open to any feedback! (hopefully positive) F = fall, med fft, def. dq T = tech fall M = major decision D = decision X = place by the winner's name if he has a bye that round ACC Big 10 Big 12 EIWA MAC PAC 12 SoCon
  31. 2 points
    hammerlockthree

    Flo fix your links again

    I was hoping for the guy from Princess Bride...
  32. 2 points
    southend

    IL vs WI vs tOSU tri meet

    This Illinois squad is legit this year, just when I thought the old coach might be the next one run out of town. Good job coach.
  33. 2 points
    drag it

    Finesilver

    Not being familiar with the specific facts, I still don't find this astounding. He was a fine college wrestler and lots of things visible on the surface could contribute to the jump. 1. Some guys just take to freestyle in a way they don't to folk. 2. Maybe he was cutting a lot/too much and he's able to train and wrestle better at the higher weight with more muscle and more energy. 3. Maybe his priority was more academics before and at Duke that kept him from reaching his wrestling potential. 4. And who knows what else could be in play that isn't on the surface. Maybe he was inspired by the Israeli baseball team and uses their mensch on a bench as a training dummy to perfection. :)
  34. 2 points
    drag it

    Kolat not wasting any time

    For sure. Princeton says, We've got clout with the admissions office to get you into the number one ranked school in the country, great financial aid, and access to our professional network after graduation. Navy says, We will own you for nine years, it will be about us not about you that entire time. While wrestlers are more suited to the latter mentality than the average student, the former is still going to be a much stronger recruiting pitch to most.
  35. 2 points
    Housebuye

    Echemendia nickname?

    Ech It is decided
  36. 2 points
    klehner

    2021 Henri Deglane Mens Freestyle

    Go to the UWW website, find the brackets. Each match in each bracket has an ID of the form [A|B][1-99]. The letter is the mat, and the number is the match order. Find the matches you want, and use binary search to find the match you want by clicking on the scroll bar in the mat video.
  37. 2 points
    Plasmodium

    Echemendia nickname?

    Etch-ehh-men-dee-ah, eh?
  38. 2 points
    ionel

    Sparty

    drink much? ;)
  39. 2 points
    TBar1977

    2021 Henri Deglane Mens Freestyle

    Nicki Pushups vs Gabe Kaplan
  40. 2 points
    TBar1977

    PSU vs Rutgers

    Will Robert Howard wrestle near his home town given there will be no fans? 125 If Howard, then I pick him over Aguilar. If Baylor Shunk then I pick Aguilar over Shunk. 133 RBY over Alvarez by DEC 141 Nick Lee over Sebastian Rivera by DEC 149 Beau Bartlett or Jared Verkleeren over Mike Van Brill by DEC OR Mike Van Brill over Terrell Barraclaugh by DEC. The rest I have PSU winning all of them and some by bonus. 197 I give RU an upset chance but I don't really expect that.
  41. 2 points
    nom

    2021 Henri Deglane Mens Freestyle

    1.5 hours until 4 straight semfinal matches on mat B with Americans ... Yianni, Green, Gilman, Suriano
  42. 2 points
    VakAttack

    Nebraska vs Iowa

    Or, Nelson Brands is now the best wrestler in the world.
  43. 2 points
    Idaho

    Oregon State BARELY beat Cal Poly yesterday

    Bronco - the only match you forgot to mention that OSU should have lost was 157 - Can you slant that one as well and let us know how Willits should have lost? It really SHOULD have been 40-0 CP.
  44. 2 points
    cjc007

    Bo Nickal

    Women's decathlon. lol Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  45. 2 points
    Wrestleknownothing

    100% Bonus Rate

    So who has bragging rights? The guy who kept it to 11, or the guy who scored 6?
  46. 2 points
    VakAttack

    JB and DT moved to Lincoln.....

    It just felt like all Taylor cared about was making sure he won. He was SO tentative. That's the part that gives me pause with him, there's just something a bit off in his mental game. The thing is, there really isn't anybody in the world who can take him to those deep mental waters other than guys that are smaller or larger than him. EDIT: Also, it's disingenuous to argue that because they were physically close in weight there was no advantage. Burroughs was carrying a ton of extra weight to reduce some of the size disparity, but he can make 74 kg, David Taylor can not.
  47. 2 points
    Not close to a TD? He had his leg in the air. I get it finishing on DT is tough, but not close? That slip cost JB. Not sure if it was the giant logo on the mat, or remnants of Cox’s sweat! Hats off to both guys for putting it on the line. Good go for both of them. DT doesn’t have that crazy gas tank he used to have. Needs to compete a ton like he did in the run up to his world title. Shame he isn’t going to France I take it? Man McKenna is looking so good. Wasn’t close with Gross and Chittum is a gonna be a problem in college eventually. Very impressive.
  48. 2 points
    "The result was that by mixing part-time prospective student-athletes, redshirted student-athletes, club teams, open tournaments and coaching staff members who were themselves competing in national and international meets, the university gained substantial recruiting and competitive advantages over a period of several years." Now they call that an RTC.
  49. 2 points
    I trained with guys WAY above my level. Lower level guys still managed to give me fits. Aaron Burr for one.
  50. 2 points
    Jaroslav Hasek

    JB and DT moved to Lincoln.....

    yes those two things are the same.
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