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Everything posted by Old_Marine_Wrestler

  1. Very sorry (and sad) to learn of this. He really was a tremendous and giving person. RIP Coach!
  2. I was watching BTN last night and a commercial featuring Anthony Ashnault discussing Rutgers wrestling appeared. It also included his father, brother, sister and mother (I believe in that order) with the message being not only does anyone wrestling Rutgers have to contend with Rutgers, but an/the entire family. I've had the BTN as part of my cable package for approx 5 years. This is the 1st wrestling centric commercial on the network I've seen. None about the shaved-head LDS guy, Tan Tom or the identicals with the ill-fitting clothes = programs that have won the NCAAs. Nope. None of those. But there is one of Ashnault and Rutgers...
  3. Zain, Taylor, Ruth - all great to watch and fantastic wrestlers! I go with Ruth over Taylor. Like me, (although for different reasons!) he chose Penn State for Penn State, not because of who the coach was. Not the original question, but I'd put it as decades: 70's - Andy Matter 80's - Dr. Jimmy Martin 90's - Kerry McCoy (was it mentioned that McCoy's freshman year he was at 190? After the move to heavy he went on that 3 year 1 loss run) 00's - Phil Davis 10s - Ed Ruth
  4. couldn't have said it better, so I won't try. RIP
  5. One of the players on this OSU team (Grant Gambrell) had a brother that wrestled for Clovis HS on one of their State Championship teams. Madison Gambrell was a CA state placer (8th in 2009 at 103s) and second at Senior Nationals.
  6. Apparently Edmond is moving (or already has) to Clovis CA and will be attending Clovis North HS for his senior year. Older brother Ed currently trains in the Clovis/Fresno area.
  7. You're reading it correctly. However, the Air Force Academy, USNA and West Point have every wrestler on 100% "scholarship". Each of those rosters are above 45 wrestlers.
  8. Watching PDIII lose to a wrestler my son beat in HS (while that wrestler was coached by Dan Dennis) is almost surreal.
  9. "Greco All American" just seemed a bit too pretentious, even for an "Old Marine Wrestler" Old (because time stops for no one) Marine (well, Once...Always) Wrestler (same, once...always)
  10. He's probably more of a title threat at 149 than Suriano is at 125 - and that's not a dig at Suriano. Both will be scoring big points for Rutgers.
  11. Question regarding your comment - have you ever spent any time or had a one-on-one conversation with Duane? If not, it may be understandable to make that first part of your post. If so, I guess you and I have different expectations and thoughts of what a head coach and distinguished wrestler should be saying about people and places. Regardless, hopefully Angel Escobedo is able to get things going in the right direction. The coaching staff needs some stability as it has seen a lot of turmoil since 2011 (Dubuque, Leblanc, Simmons departing - with none leaving to take a head coach job). The issues the program has had were Duane's responsibility.
  12. F&M doesn't provide athletic scholarships.
  13. Armor guys in the desert going through IA drills and then replacing a tread? But I was a grunt, so I don't really care.
  14. With that body and his wrestling style, has anyone checked to see if his real name may actually be Yianni Diakomihalisov?
  15. If it weren't for pro-wrestling personalities... I probably never would have never Snapped Into a Slim Jim! WWF/WWE were never my thing, but I do not begrudge anyone who has the ability to make a living off of something that isn't illegal and has people willing to pay for the product. If Kyle Snyder can cash-in for his achievements from legitimate wrestling by crossing over, good for him.
  16. Why didn't you lobby to be the assistant ref/2nd for this match? You could have consulted with your superior/lead official and pointed this out. The 2 of you could have called your own review, checked the video, had some face time on ESPN2 and then either DQ'd (which would have been wrong, but very right, call) or hit Snyder with a 2pt UnS call and declared Coon the winner. That would have made the 2 of you - you more so as the instigator of the episode - bigger antiheroes than Jadz. You failed everyone.
  17. Contrast in styles. Both are incredible talents and in great environments for them to blossom.
  18. The OSU guys didn't want to become the next "I choose down" meme. But if Tom would spend money on a clinician to teach them escapes and reversals instead of wasting it on singlets for each session, robes, multiple other type of warm-ups and various swag maybe they could get that "free point". ; )
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