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Everything posted by VakAttack

  1. But they didn't wrestle last-year. Conel is not going to be ranked 3rd in 2019-2020 for one good tournament in 2017-2018. He's closer in accomplishments to Sa'Darian Perry than he is to Kemerer. The entire body of Conel's accomplishments that you want to rank him on are at that one (admittedly important) tournament. A quick glance at his record from that year seems to show that prior to that NCAA tournament, his only win over an eventual AA that year was over 7th place Shakur Rasheed.
  2. He lost twice to Aaron Naples. Both of his best wins are during the best tournament of his life. Is it possible that he suddenly jumped levels between MACs and NCAAs? I guess. But more likely he just got hot. The obvious variable is he's in the Penn State room, but it's entirely possible that one of their freshmen is the better wrestler. Also, neither of them has wrestled in a year, and wasn't Conel's injury back or neck related? There's just no way to reasonably argue that Conel should be ranked higher in his weight class than Kemerer based on the composition of both weights. Not really, no. I'm worried about the injury, but I just think he's straight better than everyone besides Hall and Amine. I'd pick him over Labriola if healthy. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. Kemerer is a much more consistent performer than Conel. Conel has one thunderous tournament. His last full season, he had the following losses: Corey Griego, Christian Brunner (by major), Joe Ariola, Jackson Striggow, Scottie Boykin (by tech), Jacob Holschlag, Aaron Naples (twice!), Preston Weigel (by tech), Ben Darmstadt, and Mike Machiavell (by fall). SOme good losses in there, but also some blowouts, and also some losses to some really middling D1 wrestlers. That doesn't include any medical losses. Kemerer lost to Micah Jordan (by fall, though injury relate, the match actually terminated) and Jason Nolf. He has one MFFT and one INJ DEF. They're not even close to the same thing.
  4. I can't quote every post. Also that's an opinion that could very well happen to almost anybody in the world under the current repechage system. I don't think Zain is likely to go 0-1, ut what if he gets like Russian in round 1? I'll say it this way, 0-1 is not representative of where I think Zain is in the world pecking order.
  5. My initial thought was 2 red, and I believe after rewatching it was pretty clearly the right call. Yianni's action was stopped. Zain started trying to roll him. Yianni tried to kind of initiate his own roll, but Zain had already started his own move.
  6. What does that have to do with my post at all about Penn State fans just making things up to denigrate Yianni?
  7. Unbearable, I tell ya. "Yianni had nothing for Zain". It was 2-1, and Penn State fans are crowing like Zain teched him. They can't just enjoy the well-earned win, they literally have to fabricate attacks against the opponent's ability.
  8. Man, almost forgot the start time. Fun match, good luck to Zain! LOL at anybody claiming one side has figured the other out. They're, as of now, what, 2-2 against each other?
  9. No offense, but you seem like you bet Don't Pass. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. Anything is possible, I just don't think it's likely. And while he isn't wrestling this year, by all accounts it is a Snyder schedule. Even if it isn't, NOW is the time to rest after the NCAA season. Why would there be some mandate for this year and not next, likely Gilman's last real shot at an Olympic team. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. Yes, clearly. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. He wasn't 100% at the end of the season, and world championships aren't as prestigious as Olympics, which by all indications he's going for, so let your body heal for the Olympic run. I think it's that simple. Gilman was very on the record critical of Ramos' reaction to the Dennis situation. Now he wouldn't be the first person in history to be hypocritical, but the first scenario makes the most sense to me. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. Eh. Lee is a lot more important to the program than any of the other three guys. Hard to see them standing in the way of the success of the face of the program's attempt to rebuild it's stature to championship team. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. They didn't do this for Tony Ramos, leading to their notorious split, why would they do this for Thomas Gilman?
  15. Well, several people paid to score wrestling scored it differently.
  16. Man I hate this. Congrats to Dake, but it all feels awful to me as a fan. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  17. I think Dake is just too athletic. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  18. The Russian 2 years ago at, I want to say, Dogu? Maybe Yagrin? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  19. Son of a.. I thought this was at 5:30. It sounds like the first match was boring, but I can't comment, lol. I'm picking Dake, as always. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  20. I have no idea. I know in much lower stakes situations, I have taken the "moral high road" so to speak, but with a spot in the world championships on the line, I don't know what I would do, but I'd like to believe I would do the right thing. Even if I would have, though, that doesn't change what the right thing to do is, and what is fair Do you think everybody was 100% when they were at Final X? No. But the date is the date.
  21. I just flat disagree. It's a competition with a set reward. The reward is to get to go to the big competition. You can't get to the Super Bowl without winning your conference championship game, and you can't get to the WOrld Championships while representing the US without winning the WTT/Final X. It is the lower level you must win to get to the higher level. ETA: I also agree the old "gauntlet" system was awful and unfair, and I wrote about it back then, ironically in support of Dake. Dake was right then and, by all reports of what happened w/ Ringer, wrong here, in my opinion.
  22. I do have a problem with the rule. I called it unfair, not illegal or against the rules. To me, it's a bad look all the way around for a guy that, again, I'm a fan of.
  23. That's my point. Everything is being done to benefit one single person. The whole system and spirit of competition is being bastardized for one man. The day of the competition is the day of the competition. I'm in the odd position of advocating for Yianni and against Dake. And I love Dake, lol, and I don't think anybody would ever accuse me of being in the bag for Okie State.
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