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  1. 2 points
    VakAttack

    Should I-Mar leave Illinois

    There were pretty heavy rumors about him going to HWC after he graduated to reunite with Mark Perry, but why should he leave? He just had his best FS season and showed marked improvements.
  2. 1 point
    tbert

    Downey vs. Yazdani

    Aw..well then he has no chance.
  3. 1 point
    AHamilton

    Downey vs. Yazdani

    That won't work. Iranians will wrestle Jewish people. They will not wrestle Israelis.
  4. 1 point
    TLS62pa

    Most annoying commentator catchphrases?

    Fist to the back
  5. 1 point
    That goes without saying, but Gilman's D is very solid, Fix's offense against Gilman on a shot he initiates is suspect, and it's much harder to score with, say 15 or so on the clock unless you're JB, who is more dangerous with short time than with a whole period ahead of him.
  6. 1 point
    Jim L

    Women's College Wrestling

    With a few exceptions Mens DI wrestling does not draw. A lot of the matches I see on the Big Ten network are more sparsely attended than an below average HS meet
  7. 1 point
    Boompa

    Women's College Wrestling

    There will never be long term fan interest potential. Men's wrestling is a fringe sport with spotty success (NCAA's), women's wrestling is even more fringe. In 20 years, you will be able to combine the D1, D2 and D3 women's national championships in one arena and there will always be open seats...that is the reality. That is why I think, someone has already thought of the idea of including the finals of the womens with the mens finals, just so someone will watch it. This line of thinking does not make me a dinosaur, it is the same line of thinking I have when I would rather watch a MLB game than a little league game.
  8. 1 point
    Cradle1

    Thomas Gilman History

    Well sir, I personally believe in good manners and don't want to say anything offensive to anyone, However, I don't feel the need to police the speech of others to show my own moral superiority. Moreover, I think we need to move past this "gotcha" culture where people are defined by their worst moment, especially if that moment is something they said. Is that too simplistic, obtuse, or child-like for you? We can all agree that Gilman isn't looking to crack cold fusion anytime soon. He's not my cup of tea, but on the other hand, at least he's original you gotta give him that.
  9. 1 point
    pamela

    Fix oly redhirt?

    I don't know about performance on the mat, but it seems that having a respite from school would help an athlete stay focused on training, esp since college wrestling spans 2 semesters or up to 3 quarters. That, and maybe not being tethered to the college wrestling's weight cutting rules (certification, percentages, etc.) and being able to manage the cut their own way might help.
  10. 1 point
    hammerlockthree

    Fix oly redhirt?

    Here's interesting question, is it obvious that olympic redshirts help you win the olympics? Before the RTC situation our guys very often performed better right out of college compared to themselves with a few years of training free... When I think of guys in this era who won worlds while in college or right after, off the top of my head I get Smith, Snyder, Burroughs, Brands, Brands......am I missing some? And off the top of my head, and not a long list at that, but I can't think of a single guy who took an olympic redshirt and won the olympics....what am I missing? Fix knows how to wrestle, obviously you can always learn, but he be better off staying sharp in the context of a college season than devoting himself wholly to free. (though given the fact that he is going to worlds now he may need that redshirt just to take a break)
  11. 1 point
    Coachp

    Final X - Lincoln

    Oh, they absolutely were scrambling at the end, and Manning looked pretty worried, but my point is, it was not a hard pull that affected his performance. He said he was two under after morning workout, then was ok during the day, checking on the check scale, and another scale in the locker room, but the official scale was unavailable, and when made available for weigh ins, it was off from the check scale. Snyder was over on his first attempt as well. You really need to watch and listen, he goes into good detail, and said he was followed around by a videographer who was working on a project, so his day was documented.
  12. 1 point
    steamboat_charlie v2

    Fix oly redhirt?

    I think he should and probably will. They're not going to be challenging for a title next year regardless of what he does, so I don't see the pressure for him to compete from that perspective. Their Class of 2020 is their crown class, and if they land Ferrari (or Amos) it'll be one of the better recruiting classes we've seen in recent years. Having a couple of years of overlap with Fix in the lineup with that group is probably their best path back to a title.
  13. 1 point
    leshismore

    Thomas Gilman History

    Are you an adult or a child? If you are an adult, you should know what to say and what not to... if you are a child, please go ask your parents. Hey, we all know that Gillerman is not a mental giant... and yes, he did make a mistake. And Cradle, you are free to say anything you wish BTW... It is your choice to show your simplicity and obtuseness. Enlighten us with your favorite words you think are fine.
  14. 1 point
    leshismore

    Thomas Gilman History

    Anyone who uses the "tard" or "snowflake" has the intellect of jellyfish. It must be challenging being so insecure you need to purposely show your ignorance... and then be proud of it.
  15. 1 point
    “He’s an athlete” but they only say it when the wrestler is a racial minority.
  16. 1 point
    Cant buy a bucket He's heating up He's on fire From downtown Boomshockalocka
  17. 1 point
    KCMO2

    Thomas Gilman History

    He's used racial slurs in the past, he's intentionally tried to injure people (Waters), he's acted like an ass on the mat, he's instigated crap with other wrestlers and other teams, and he says stupid and disrespectful things in interviews. If you ask non-Iowa fans, the majority would probably tell you he's the biggest jerk in the sport right now.
  18. 1 point
    JasonBryant

    Women's College Wrestling

    21-year-old woman grew up always knowing women's wrestling was a thing. Loves the sport. Dedicates her life to it. 60-year-old men won't support them because they're the reason college programs died before they were born. Oh the logic.
  19. 1 point
    JasonBryant

    Women's College Wrestling

    Comparing NFHS #'s in 2017-18 to NCAA Participation #'s in the same year for girls. This only includes NCAA schools, not schools from other divisions. With the NCAA not tracking women's wrestling, my women's college wrestling estimate will run high, approximating 30 athletes per school of the 17 NCAA schools that have wrestling programs prior to next season. The women's NCAA wrestling #'s are the only thing here that are have not officially been tracked. NCAA Championship Sports Rowing/Crew HS: 2,094 NCAA: 7,277 Sand Volleyball HS: 1,734 NCAA: 1,165 Fencing HS: 2,085 NCAA: 706 Gymnastics HS: 18,867 NCAA: 1,547 Ice Hockey HS: 9,609 NCAA: 2,400 NCAA Emerging Sports Equestrian HS: 1,200 NCAA: 1,381 Rugby HS: 539 NCAA: 480 Squash HS: 63 NCAA: 436 Potential Emerging Sports Women's Wrestling HS: 16,562 NCAA: **480** (high estimate) There will be 27 NCAA schools with varsity wrestling programs competing or scheduled to compete at the start of the 2020-21 season. We're adding women's programs at the NCAA level at a pretty good clip. In the last three years, 31 new women's teams have been added or announced to be added. Of those, 18 are at NCAA schools. As it relates to tracked HS girls participation (from the NFHS), here's how girls wrestling has grown at the HS level in the past decade. 2009: 6,025 2010: 6,134 2011: 7,351 2012: 8,235 2013: 8,727 2014: 9,904 2015: 11,496 2016: 13,496 2017: 14,587 2018: 16,542 With now 18 states sanctioning or ready to sanction girls wrestling, this number will only go upward.
  20. 1 point
    wrestlingnerd

    Is Nickal done now?

    He can't beat DT. Otherwise he'd be at 86 kg.
  21. 1 point
    qc8223

    The call

    Absolute drivel. You, as perhaps the most well-known PSU homer on this board, see what you want to see. I'll address you point by point. 1) Zain absolutely did not initiate that roll and any suggestion that he did is either dishonest or blind. Everything he did in that situation was to prevent getting taken through, from readjusting his shoulder, lowering his hips, etc... Furthermore, at :45 seconds Zain pauses and sinks his BACK, not what he would be doing if he was planning to jump over the top to expose Yianni. He was clearly trying to elevate the leg enough to slowly tip Yianni to his back or close enough where Yianni was no longer able to prevent him from doubling off. Furthermore, watch their faces when the roll initiates. Zain's eyes go wide and he grimaces because he was just taken to a position against his will and he's desperately trying to maintain control of the leg as he is exposed. No change in Yianni's expression because that sequence did not take him by surprise because it was his move. 2) Utterly ridiculous and spoken like someone who has never wrestled out of that position. Ideally, you would want to be pushing off the inside of your foot 100% of the time. In fact, if your foot is flatly planted in that position that probably means you're in big trouble because your opponent has shifted your weight to that side, probably putting both of your butt cheeks on the mat, greatly reducing your maneuverability. You should be using that free foot to be driving back across your body into your opponent to remain on your inside butt cheek. If you want to learn how this position works, there's a great tech series on flo by Rob Eiter going over the basic principles of defensive crackdown. Ironically, you've only demonstrated that Yianni was in fact in solid position to chest wrap there because he still had the proper leverage. You also will almost never see someone be able to post both feet on the ground in a crackdown. Again, it doesn't sound like you understand that position (It was my best position, so I know it well). You seem to be confusing this position with a chest wrap from the standing position where you're able to fully get your hips underneath of yourself. The crackdown position is different because you only have use of one free leg. You also show an ignorance of Yianni's specific unique style within the crackdown position (his best position). He is often in that position completely comfortably and is not nearly as uncomfortable as people seem to think. He was in solid position and could have potentially held on for another 5-10 seconds for a stalemate. He took advantage of Zain's last attempt to finish where his hips came up, opening him up to be taken through. 3) Zain's momentum is shifting backwards when the roll is initiated as he was trying to lower his hips after shelfing the foot, not into Yianni at that moment as he would have been if he initiated the roll. 4) NOT IF YOU WERE INITIATING AN EXPOSURE ROLL OVER THE TOP YOU ABSOLUTE DUNCE. 5) Yianni had stopped Zain's motion. That logic applies to situations where somebody is driving through a takedown and is rolled through with no significant change in direction or momentum. They were in a crackdown for 23 seconds with minimal change. Yes, Zain is elevating the leg, but he's not driving through Yianni. That move could not have been anymore "stopped." one of the biggest indicators officials use in this case is a pause followed by a change in direction. They were paused for 20 seconds with minimal change followed by a change in direction of Zain (circling to his left and then taken over his back to his right). Zain's intent was clear. He was trying to finish the way he's tried to finish every time with Yianni: slow, measured improvement to try to either expose or double off. For Yianni: Have you ever watched him before? This is his bread and butter. Of course he is going to try and score in his best position. Zain's hips came up. Yianni took advantage and took him through.
  22. 1 point
    It's a process. Kids start off bad, and get better. By middle school, of course there are no good wrestlers. Just people who think optimization for early success counts as "good". Or that you know who the "real talent" is. In fact, real talent tends to get crowded out by early specialists, who tend to wind up seriously damaged in one way or another. So yeah, I applaud "mediocre" as a stage between "terrible" and "good", so long as you don't spend unnecessary time there.
  23. 1 point
    to be fair, some of those 7th graders are the same age as some of those 9th graders... its embarrassing to me how many freshmen wrestlers drive to practice...
  24. 1 point
    I'm indifferent, but since I grew up with the construct that high school sports were for kids in grades 9-12. The Minnesota/New York concept of 7th graders wrestling varsity is foreign to me. I guess in its most basic level, it's a high school state tournament. Why are we having a battle over what's generally a middle school weight? Playing devil's advocate for the sake of discussion.
  25. 1 point
    You are joking right?? Foster placed 7th two years ago beating Zavatsky, Macchiavelo, Nate Jackson and only losing to Myles Martin 8-6. Last year he was the 8 seed and his losses came to Max Dean and Parker. Foster has been very solid for 3 years. Although Cassar did have the big win over Moore. But he lost to Garrett Hoffman last year. I repeat he lost to Garrett Hoffman. Along with Holshlag and he lost his wrestle off to a guy that didn’t AA this year at 184. While Foster was placing two years Cassar wasn’t on the team. Many thought he was done. If we are just talking about this year than yeah Foster is a more unlikely champ. But at any other point in college it’s Cassar by far.
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