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  1. 43 points

    The Littlest Hawkeye

    Personal announcement, a future world champion for the USA and Hawkeye Wrestling Club was born yesterday. My daughter is going to end Japanese stranglehold on women's wrestling. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. 20 points

    The all about me thread

    Last night my girl, who I’ve lived with for about two years, threw a party for my 45th bday. When it game time to open presents....boy did I put a good one on everyone there. Opening what was supposed to be a gift from my oldest daughter, I instead pulled out the diamond, shocked the hell out of everybody, and got down on my knee. I called this the all about my post, but it’s really all about her. I am super excited that she will soon be my wife. Merry Christmas to everyone! We have some squabbles around here but that’s what family does. Wish you all the happiest of holidays. Mine has already been beyond blessed.
  3. 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?
  4. 14 points

    Suriano’s Dad

    On behalf of the southerners here ....why can't she be BOTH?
  5. 13 points

    My wish for each wrestling country

    I know none of these will happen in the near future, but here is one thing I wish each wrestling country would do differently. Russia - Get hard vigilant against juicing, and get rid of it once and for all. Russian wrestlers are already very good, no need for juicing USA - Get rid of folkstyle wrestling at the college and high school levels (at least college levels) , and replace it with Freestyle wrestling. I guarantee US would do much better in world championships and olympics Iran - Stop the stupid policy of avoiding athletes from Israel. Go back to the days before the revolution where Iranian wrestlers pinned Israeli wrestlers left and and right Countries that suck in wrestling (e.g. Bahrain) . Instead of paying good wrestlers from other countries to change their citizenship to yours and wrestler for you, do what India did, invest in some good foreign coaches, and turn your program around.
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  8. 12 points
    drag it


    Wanted to give some separate-thread props to these two guys. That was fabulous. The first half of the dual had a close score but no competitive matches and with the injury at 133 everything seemed a little off (watching by TV anyway). Then the top marquee match of the top dual of the year if not years leads off the second half and the 2x nat'l champ and the guy who was undefeated against him put on a show. Great ties all match, particularly multiple extended stretches with the best double unders guy and the best double overs guy getting their holds in and ending up in a titanic throw that went the other way from prior matches. Marinelli battling back and hitting his own throw which with more time in the period might have made it a nail biter to the end. Blood all over both wrestlers faces for half the match. Boom! Great stuff.
  9. 12 points

    Iowa Fashion

    It’s just an extension of the underwear rotation, i.e. front day 1, back day 2, inside out front day 3, inside out back day 4, then hamper thing.
  10. 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.
  11. 11 points

    Snyder is living in Cael's basement

    If he gets throttled by Saduleav again, will he convert to Islam? Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 11 points

    Separated at birth?

  15. 10 points

    DeSanto is in trouble!

    He does need to improve on bottom, but I wouldn't say it is a glaring weakness. DeSanto's path to victory in most matches is on the feet and he is a guy that is likely to score multiple takedowns in a match. Getting ridden I don't know if anyone who has a shot of beating gross has a strategy that requires them to escape on bottom. He did a pretty good job weathering the storm against Gross in the first match. In order to beat Gross, he needs to win on the feet. Gross came out aggressive on the feet in both matches. The difference being, in their first match, DeSanto got a stalemate after the first attempt and then dictated the pace on the feet thereafter. In the second match, Gross converted a quick takedown to backpoints and it was very difficult for DeSanto to come back after that (he still almost did). The path to victory against Gross is not giving up any takedowns and, of course, scoring his own. I am impressed by Lovett and think he has a good chance to AA this year. Top is clearly his better position and the only shot he had to stay in the match with DeSanto, which is why he committed hard to working for a turn in the 3rd period. If Lovett is going to beat DeSanto, he is going to have to slow him down on the feet, because despite the solid ride, he wasn't really close to turning him and he didn't come off the hips until the very end of the period. I also believe that DeSanto felt Lovett's ability early in the 3rd period and realized it was risky to try to do too much on bottom. If he needed an escape in order to win the match, I suspect we would have seen him wrestle differently (not saying he would have definitely gotten out, but he would have taken more risks). Bottom line, guys can try to shorten the match by 2 minutes by riding DeSanto out, but they still need to stop him from scoring multiple takedowns in the other 5 minutes, or figure out how to score a takedown of their own.
  16. 10 points
    Some legit. legal analysis in this thread - I work with noncompetes regularly and the factors flagged by BAC, etc. are spot on. Will have to reevaluate my thinking that everyone on this board is an idiot.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 10 points

    Separated at birth?

  20. 10 points
    @KMF - hate to be a grammar snob, but I think you meant to say "too" instead of "to".
  21. 9 points

    Duck of the Week

    BTN ducks Spencer Lee's match. Really stinks to miss 125 because of a frickin basketball game.
  22. 9 points

    Teske transfering

    Because if there is one thing Carl has shown it's that he will run a Nevills over, then back up over the body to make sure he finished the job?
  23. 9 points

    Brock Lesnar Returns

    You would prefer xanax?
  24. 9 points

    Cassar Update

    December 27, 2019 University Park, PA -- Fans of the defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions wrestling team have been on pins and needles this holiday week, hoping and waiting for even the slightest hint of news regarding the status of injured star wrestler Anthony Cassar. Cassar, the defending champion in the 285-lb. weigt class and currently ranked #1 among the national polls, appeared to incur a shoulder injury last weekend at the U.S. Senior Nationals freestyle tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. The Nittany Lions, who are widely considered co-favorites for the 2020 team championship with the longtime rival Iowa Hawkeyes, would suffer a devastating blow to their title hopes if their senior leader were to be sidelined come March. Head Coach Cael Sanderson provided some much-craved insight following a practice yesterday. "Well, Cassar's a little dinged up," said Sanderson. "I can't really say just how bad it is, you know . . . we'll just have to see how he progresses with his treatment. It's up to him, really." When pressed for details about said 'treatment', Sanderson offered little detail. "Raptor's eating. He's eating a lot. I can tell you that much. We like what we're seeing with his eating. I mean, if the Big Ten Championships were tomorrow, you'd probably see him in there. But we'll want to take some time to continue with the diet and see how he's doing before making a decision. There's time." Naturally, there has been some skepticism about whether Cassar will take the mat again this season, as there have been very few sightings of the affable heavyweight since Sunday. Some have questioned whether he's even been with the team since the injury. "He's eating in the room right now," Sanderson retorted. "He's close." Sanderson does have other capable wrestlers at heavyweight, most notably redshirting freshman Seth Nevills. But when asked whether pulling Nevills's redshirt is a consideration, Sanderson replied with a firm stare, "Cassar's eating a lot right now." One member of the crowd, Lyle Christiansen of wrestling entertainment outfit Blo Rasslin, was incredulous and seemed especially put out by the answer. "But Coach," he lamented, "Cassar has an extensive injury history that has already caused him to miss two full seasons. Aren't you concerned? Shouldn't you get someone like Seth Nevills ready as soon as possible?" Sanderson turned his icy stare to Christiansen, "What, do you have a plan?" The room cleared. Penn State wrestling is next in action on January 10th when the Nittany Lions take on the Illinois Fighiting Illini at Rec Hall, 7:00 PM ET.
  25. 9 points

    Paulson Tweet

  26. 9 points

    Willie at Flo

    This separation perhaps a good thing for Saylor, definitely a bad thing for Flo. Willie's gimmick/character can be irksome and some of his politics/opinions spurs disagreement but, in my humble opinion, he's not just a loudmouth. Gotta give credit where it's due. When one looks past the gimmick it's easy to see good qualities such as his responsiveness to feedback, his diplomatic demeanor on this forum, his love for HS wrestling, his vision for wrestling as a lucrative venture, his willingness to 'embrace the grind' when it comes to rankings. Surely this list of good qualities is not exhaustive! I bet a lot of Flo's admirable involvement in experimentation comes from Willie's ideas. Flo would do well to have more personnel like Willie and fewer personnel like some other folks there.
  27. 9 points

    Mekhi announces olympic redshirt

    He’s earned the right to redshirt. This is an individual sport.
  28. 8 points
    Sure, $100. If Wisconsin wins I'll donate to NLWC. If PSU wins you donate to Ohio RTC. Loser can't return to the forum until they provide proof of payment.
  29. 8 points
    Is Penn State’s reign of terror really finished? When will Vakattack finally fess up to being Mudflap? What will russelscout get for his 13th birthday? Will Ridge Lovett finally break into the top 5 by beating RBY this Friday in Lincoln?
  30. 8 points
    Pretty wild how many grown men jump at the chance to mock someone’s beliefs and religion. Does Kyle Snyder mock your beliefs? I never see anyone on these threads push there religious beliefs on anyone but always the same group of people just can’t wait to talk smack anytime a wrestler brings up god. You don’t believe fine ,but when you try to mock a man whose one of the best athletes in the world and one the greatest American wrestlers ever because his faith is strong,you might as well slap on a fake nose and some over sized red shoes bc your just a clown.
  31. 8 points

    All-Star Team, 2010-2019

    Taylor over Dake at 157.
  32. 8 points
    So all in all, Tom Ryan has had better offseasons. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  33. 8 points
    Instead of other threads getting hi-jacked all the time, why don't we just keep the discussion in one thread. I think Flo wrestling is good for wrestling. The first thing that is always up for debate here is whether or not flowrestling helps grow the sport. It does. Why? Consistency and accessibility. When I was growing up there was one way to watch wrestling. Iowa Public Television had a handful of Iowa matches every year. That was about it. There would be the occasional National duals match or National Finals, but not much else. Now I can watch every Big10 match and a handful of other programs live or days/months/years after the event. This is unprecedented for wrestling. I would never have dreamed 20 years ago that I would have this much access to wrestling. Not only that, but I have wrestling podcasts, news, recruiting, storylines produced daily whether is is written articles or in podcast form. It has allowed me to go beyond being a casual fan. I have yet to find another website that compares with the consistency or mass of content produced. Now could ESPN take over those matches? Absolutely they could and it would probably be cheaper too, but lets assume they were ever even interested, the moment that there was a conflict with ESPN's larger goals, wrestling would take a back seat. I don't see wrestling taking a back seat at flo and I am willing to pay so I don't have to deal with that threat. I don't see why anyone has a problem with the payment model. 1. its actually affordable. 2. it makes sense to charge more monthly than annually. 3. There is enough demand to ask for as much as they do. It is the right to determine that cost, and I don't really see how that has hurt interest in the sport. Even without a flo account, I still have more access to wrestling content than I did 15 years ago.
  34. 8 points

    Mysterious non-Oly Redshirts

    Mark halls body wants to wrestle 74k. His large dome wants to wrestle 86k
  35. 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.
  36. 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."
  37. 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
  38. 8 points
    I agree. If you aren't going to wear a polo under your singlet then why bother.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 7 points

    Cassar injured

    Have coached NCAA D-I, II, and III as well as NAIA. In my personal experience, communication skills were far more important at the "lower" levels since the emphasis was more on education than athletics. And know a D-I coach and former NCAA D-I champ who had his assistant write all his recruiting letters for him and answer all e-mail correspondence going out to recruits and parents because he could barely make a grammatical sentence.
  44. 7 points
    This guy must be freebasing Fox News
  45. 7 points

    Zain Wins

    Y’all make trying to root for Penn State unbearable.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 7 points
    Tom and Terry's new recruiting pamphlet...
  49. 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.
  50. 7 points

    Separated at birth?

    Austin DeSanto and Michael Imperioli from Goodfellas:
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