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  1. 7 points
    MSU158

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    Missouri isn’t exactly a long time top wrestling destination and yet Smith has them up near the top every season. Even with top coaches like Henson and Eierman leaving. Man, I really wanted him back at MSU once Minkel finally left. Not that he would have came back after a 5 minute conversation with anyone representing the dumpster fire that MSU’s Athletic Department currently is. Still, back on topic. They lose both Eiermans and haven’t missed a beat. Many thought the way the left showed some internal problems that could cause a serious drop off. Instead, Hart takes over 141 and is ranked 4th. On top of that, they should rather easily have all 10 qualify for NCAA’s. I just can’t imagine any coach doing more with what Missouri has to offer. I am truly very impressed!
  2. 3 points
    gimpeltf

    Olympics cancelled?

  3. 3 points
    ConnorsDad

    American University wrestling?

    I sent an email to the AD, Dr. Billy Walker, to ask him several questions myself and others had about the wrestling team. I was pleasantly surprised when he called me in less than 5 minutes. The first thing we talked about was dropping the program. He told me in no uncertain terms that topic of dropping the program was never even brought up by the president & he should have been more forceful in his email to make sure nobody got that impression. Other points he mentioned are that the season will DEFINITELY go on & there will be a national search for a head coach beginning ASAP. He also said he and others in the athletic dept. are giving Jason and Jeric all the support they can so that the season can go on with as few problems as possible and they are trying to reschedule with Navy (would have been this weekend I believe) in addition to their other matches they have. I really appreciated the phone call which he had no obligation to make. Dr. Walker, who wrestled at Air Force and does not know me from Adam, was concerned that people were thinking the program might be dropped. He did not say why Coach Moore is no longer there which I expected. As for all of us who are fans of Teague we will miss him and hope he succeds in his next job. I personally wish Coach was still there coaching & I really hate to see him go. But, if he can't be the coach, then we all are going to be rooting like crazy for a great hire. While I read here on this board where people were saying AU is no Ivy league school, that may be true. But it is WAY above the level of most colleges including what it takes to get in there, succeed while you are there and how graduates are perceived in the work force especially in politics, business and law just to name a few. I know my kid is getting a hell of a lot better education than he would have almost anywhere else. If I hear anything else I will let everybody know.
  4. 2 points
    Pinnum

    Is Dake a Big Story?

    I have always been amazed how rarely the weight class weight is actually used. It seems like 99% of matches wrestled have a weight allowance. I never understood why they couldn't actually use the weight class weight. Especially when events and matches are factored into rankings (as far as I know).
  5. 2 points
    Idaho

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    If Hart beats Eierman.....
  6. 2 points
    GreatWhiteNorth

    The Fall of Minnesota

    "The Fall of Minnesota", when the leaves are changing colors, is one of the most beautiful of all the northern states.
  7. 2 points
    MizzouGrad

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    He’s an elite coach right up there with Cael, John Smith, Brands brothers etc. He’s also a great vision guy and when he was able to steal Kendric Maple from Nebraska, it showed me how respected he was. He’s also one of the few coaches in college wrestling that has a coaching tree. There’s a reason Mizzou pays him north of $300k.
  8. 2 points
    MSU158

    The Fall of Minnesota

    For all the way this is leaning, they are STILL a top 10ish type team under Eggum. Remember, they placed 17 JRob’s last season. Under Eggum: 2017: 7th 2018: 17th 2019: 8th 2020: they were seeded for about a stock 45 pts which is usually good for about 8-12. 2021: they were ranked 11 going into the Iowa dual. Are they a national title contender? No. Are they still top 10ish? Absolutely. With the way the RTC’s have changed the landscape, OkState and Missouri are about the only programs that have somehow still stayed competitive with PSU, tOSU, Iowa, Cornell and now a waking giant in UOfM. Add on an NCState squad that is getting there and Minnesota is still pretty good sitting just outside those 8 rising teams. edited to add: Man this thread made me think how good Brian Smith is.
  9. 2 points
    NJDan

    Olympics cancelled?

    Having it at one place every four years would make a lot of sense.
  10. 2 points
    152lbs

    Olympics cancelled?

    The Olympics should be permanently disbanded. They are a waste of money for the host country and the return on investment is negligible. Coupled with corruption at every level of the IOC, it's value is no longer in the positive.
  11. 2 points
    moodybooty

    Amos?

    Because he beat CJ Brucki? 2x NCAA qualifier at 174, 1x Dave Schultz bronze medalist at 79kg? Might be gettin him confused with his brother Pat, who's a bit more of a force up at 97kg. He's good but he's just as emerging as anyone else right now. Now in Greco, Braxton is already right there. He took 3rd at Senior Nationals in Greco at 97kg this year. Would like to see a blue chip guy go that route.
  12. 1 point
    AHamilton

    Olympics cancelled?

    For the last several years, I have had hand sanitizer matside anyway. I would use it often during the course of a tournament or quad.
  13. 1 point
    Perry

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    Are you thinking about the 184 who was ejected from ncaas for a headbutt in the R12? I have heard from multiple sources that mauller got the better of eirman pretty consistently in the room. If there's a te that knows the ins and outs of his style and how to beat it that would be missouri (and probably Penn state). If hart does it this year that would be pretty funny
  14. 1 point
    lu1979

    Olympics cancelled?

    For all their faults, and God knows they have many, there is still no sporting event that can equal the joy, drama, and excitement that the summer Olympics bring to the world every four years. Having so many countries get together to compete in sports shared by so many cultures throughout the world can't help but lead to amazing stories and incredible drama. In the past the various countries including us have disrupted the games with politics which is unfortunate. This year the main problems affecting the Games are really outside the control of the IOC or the countries that are trying to hold the competition. Patience is required by all as they try to decide the best way to proceed during what is an unprecedented set of obstacles. I for one am still looking forward with great anticipation to these games not only to watch my favorite sport performed at the highest level by the world's best wrestlers but to also watch many other athletes from sports that I don't normally pay that much attention to. In my mind the Olympics are an amazing event and the world would be much worse off without them. PS - none of the above is meant as a defense of the IOCs many shortcomings which still need a lot of work:)
  15. 1 point
    southend

    Boilermakers

    That was the match. Wow. Lee better be on his best behavior.
  16. 1 point
    drag it

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    This is extremely anecdotal, but I've noted several times when Missouri wrestlers showed excellent sportsmanship after matches, both wins and losses, and I'd thought that might have something to do with the program's culture, which I otherwise know little about. I realize this might seem counter intuitive because they had a really bad incident a few years back with one of their guys at NCAAs (I'm getting old, can't remember who), but it's nonetheless an impression I've formed and was notable to me because, in my opinion, you don't see a lot of that in D1 wrestling.
  17. 1 point
    Perry

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    My own take on Brian Smith is that he fills a very different role in the Mizzou staff compared to other top head coaches. From what I have been told from alumni and others familiar with the program is he is more of a business administrative type role and leaves the detailed coaching to the other members of his team. He runs the ship like a business, and the results are generally very consistent - top 6 finishes year in and year out. They don't generally draw the best talent, but they work well with what they have and do get the occasional blue chip that is a phenom (Cox, Askren, etc.). Eiremann(s) leaving was a shot to the gut for the program. May be part of the reason Cox is part time in Ohio now as well. Even so, the team is solid as ever. They won't win a national title (especially not with Iowa fielding one of the greatest teams arguably ever) but they will fight for a team trophy and that is special.
  18. 1 point
    Drake_Mallard

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    Met him awhile back at the NWCA coaches clinic they do down in FL. He is just a professional and I am not shocked he keeps turning out successful teams year after year.
  19. 1 point
    gallison

    Man how good is Brian Smith?

    Couldn't agree with you more. Great recruiting class this year. On top of that, Smith and his staff do a great job in developing wrestlers. In many cases they've taken good (not great) wrestlers who aren't highly recruited and developed them into AA's. I also like the way Smith and his staff keep wrestlers involved getting them matches in tourny's and duals even if they are quality backups vs starters. Here's hoping Mizzou Athletic Dept keeps Brian Smith and his staff challenged, happy and paid well so they stay at Mizzou and continue doing a great job!
  20. 1 point
    ionel

    The Fall of Minnesota

    I forgot, how many top 10 programs are there and if you canned Eggum which top 5 coach are you going to steal away or who is that unknown automatic top 5 coach that no one has discovered? ;_;
  21. 1 point
    moveurfeet32

    Ohio State vs Rutgers Sunday

    Yes
  22. 1 point
    Mphillips

    Ohio State vs Rutgers Sunday

    Which one did we decide on? 'Heinselman-The Revenge Tour'
  23. 1 point
    TBar can correct me if I'm wrong as I don't follow him as closely, but I believe he tore it once, got it fixed, came back and tore it again, and chose not to fix it a second time. No idea what the new injury is. I thought I saw someone say knee again, but either they were wrong or I just subconsciously assumed. Either way, injury problems up at heavyweight are a little scary. It's a lot of mass to deal with.
  24. 1 point
    moveurfeet32

    Ohio State vs Rutgers Sunday

    B1G Network plus...When Snyder left TOSU these 2 (Orndoff/Traub) probably were so happy they crushed every all you can eat in Columbus every day!
  25. 1 point
    bnwtwg

    Boilermakers

    I-L-L!!! let me enjoy this for a week please before Icarus flies to close to the sun next weekend
  26. 1 point
    Actually last year Mason Parris and Lauren Farley (women's gymnastics) had a little exchange of ideas. Maybe this is where it all began. https://fb.watch/3dxd98QFDv/
  27. 1 point
    moveurfeet32

    Ohio State vs Rutgers Sunday

    Not sure how much of an upset that was...Rocky is probably overated...Looks like a true frosh still on bottom...True frosh Poz is going to be very good...Janzer just fell apart in such a big spot and cost them the dual along with Aguilar who has just regressed
  28. 1 point
    moveurfeet32

    Ohio State vs Rutgers Sunday

    Ohio State wins 19-14...upset by Hoffman over #14 Janzer at 197lbs was the difference
  29. 1 point
    spladle08

    Michael Chandler

    Lol Colin McGregor, come on man ;) And 27 fights in 12 years is a good pace... With injuries and other things 2 fights a year is average... Lastly MMA is centered around being good in a number of disciplines (one can make up for your deficiencies in another).... So as far as posting positive results, it's easier to last longer than in single discipline sports where you have to be the absolute best in the world
  30. 1 point
    NJDan

    Michael Chandler

    I don't follow MMA, but I noticed that Chandler won his UFC debut on the card that had the Colin McGregor fight last night. Looking him up, I see he was a one-time AA for Missouri in 2009. He is the kind of guy who would never sniff a wrestling world team and, even if he had, would likely be long retired--he is two years older than JB. Even the guys who beat him like Jordan Leen and Michael Poeta have long since retired from competition. Neverthess, in MMA, he is still at it and his career actually seems to be on the rise. He may even get a title shot. https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/30760653/ufc-257-results-michael-chandler-makes-smashing-ufc-debut It's also interesting that in 12 years he has only had 27 fights.
  31. 1 point
    Lurker

    Olympics cancelled?

    I can answer to that as I’ve been involved with developing protocols for return to competition. And it does seem silly, but the reasoning is not at all “you’re not going to catch it during the match but you might with the handshakes”. It’s one of the first steps you take in planning these returns, where can we minimize contacts as much as possible? What are the contacts that have to happen in order for the competition to take place? What are the contacts that have no bearing on the competition? Again, it’s not about operating at either ends of the extreme. It’s about what can we do to mitigate the opportunity for the virus to spread. Handshakes, Jersey swaps, etc have no bearing on the competition, so eliminate those contacts, regardless of how silly they may seem. It’s part of a bigger picture.
  32. 1 point
    LordNelson

    Is a season necessary?

    It's essentially a free year. Therefore if teams perform the appropriate health checks and daily procedures, then it is worth it on all accounts. From a selfish standpoint, it's necessary. I want something to look forward to.
  33. 1 point
    Penn Stop now Michigone. :(
  34. 1 point
    JasonBryant

    ASU wtf???

    People who follow wrestling and don't exist on forums just to crap all over teams that aren't in the top ten.
  35. 1 point
    AHamilton

    Olympics cancelled?

    He has to make the team to have thoughts on vaccines?
  36. 1 point
    AHamilton

    Olympics cancelled?

    I wonder how Kyle Dake feels about vaccinations?
  37. 1 point
    nom

    Olympics cancelled?

    This is a world unifying event. Something to lift us up out of the doldrums. Something to cheer about. Something to rally around. I’m sure that 50k or so vaccines could be prioritized by June for the athletes and some limited support staff. Heck, make it 75k or 100k given support staff and 2 doses per person.
  38. 1 point
    Housebuye

    Ohio State vs Rutgers Sunday

    I think Malik wins. I know he got killed last year, but I think he has jumped levels
  39. 1 point
    ionel

    Boilermakers

    Penn Stop and Michigone have no chance against Purdon't!
  40. 1 point
    calot

    Boilermakers

    This a a thread about Purdue so back to Purdue.Ersland and staff have done a great job he's made them respectable fast in the best conference in the country.Thats very hard to do not sure he gets as much credit as he should.It obvious the guys a great coach
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