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Posts posted by Plasmodium

  1. 27 minutes ago, Billyhoyle said:

    Obe Blanc, Daton Fix..Who else from the U.S. of note has recently been caught?   Armstrong was part of an entire team of dopers-everyone had tested positive or been caught except him (until he as eventually caught).  

    Don’t have to be American to be a wrestling doper.  I share your opinion.   DT should not be accused of doping without hard evidence.  No comment on his training team’s reputation.

  2. 52 minutes ago, Billyhoyle said:

    It’s sad to see people in here accusing DT with zero evidence. All of these trainers who train MMA guys will be associated in some way with steroids-that sport is a cesspool filled with dopers. Having the same trainer doesn’t mean DT is doping. The guy won’t even put a vaccine into his body that has gone through as much testing/study as almost anything in history. There’s zero chance he’s injecting himself with untested/unsafe steroids (same goes for Dake).


    MMA is indeed a cesspool of dopers.  No shortage in wrestling either. 

    Without making a  comment on David Taylor's business associates, the last part could have been lifted straight out of the Lance Armstrong playbook of denial.

  3. 4 hours ago, dmm53 said:

    Under the Brands brothers, Iowa's style and approach seems so "old school" like it never graduated much from the Dan Gable era and the 1960's and 70s.

    Push-shove, be tough, hold position, wear down your opponent, grind and grind some more.  That just doesn't work well any more at the elite levels of freestyle wrestling.

    Like everything else, the world of wrestling evolves.  Iowa sometimes seems stuck in a cornfield.  

    It's increasingly survival of the most willing and able to adapt and evolve.  The conservative mindset in the midwest is too often resistant to change.  It spiritualizes suffering.

    Very rarely do you see joy coming off the mat for an Iowa wrestler. 

    Yikes.   This is why the list of prolific serial killers is dominated by Midwesterners!

  4. 44 minutes ago, ShakaAloha said:

    Yes and no.  For Aaron and Pat, I discount the results because not only was it in the consolation bracket at OTTs but also because Aaron was 20 or 21 at the time and Pat is almost 30.  Aaron has improved a lot in the past year, while Pat is on the decline of his freestyle career.  

    With Yianni and Nick, I think we can discount the results of their match a little due to it taking place on the consolation side of OTTs.  Yianni beat Nick in a previous college folkstyle match and placed higher than him twice at NCAA's (granted these results were not freestyle).  Really looking forward to a potential 3 match series in Final X, as that will show us exactly where each guy is in comparison to the other.  

    This is true.  However, Yianni appears to have plateaued. Nick Lee is making improvements and has an edge over Yianni for that reason.  There is also the reality that Yianni and McKenna are a coin flip.

  5. 4 hours ago, TripNSweep said:

    True. But Angel actually lost once in high school and Henry had several losses to Nick Gallick his freshman year. Plus neither wrestled in college, though Henry sort of one upped that. Angel was one of the best though. His sophomore year he took apart a kid who was bigger and stronger and had basically just been preparing to beat him all year. Think Angel beat him by tech fall 16-1. 

    I recall Angel being undefeated.  His wiki says he was 150-0, but that could be wrong.

  6. 7 minutes ago, spladle08 said:



    You know I've led the "Zahid is a bad matchup for DT" train, for a long while now....

    But I'm in 100% agreement here, those strong, defensively sound grinders really give him issues and it's almost like he accepts his fate when he doesn't get a few takedowns early.

    Id probably say 10 of 10 but you left some room for error and I respect that .


    Opposite of bad match up.  Zahid has no gas tank.

  7. On 6/1/2021 at 2:02 PM, Drew87 said:

    i understand the basis for the notion, but I think it is highly flawed.  If that is the logic, then I think there are a lot of old school 3x champs who could and should be included as better college wrestlers than Dake.  Lincoln McIlravy.  Joe Williams.  Ed Ruth. Bo Nickal.  Pick a Schultz brother.  Loads of 80’s iowa guys.  If the losses don’t matter, then why should a particular loss at nationals matter more than those throughout the regular season?

    Because winning those matches is how a champion earns his crown(s).

  8. 42 minutes ago, spladle08 said:



    Lets see .
    Yeah Gilly, Fix
    not sure on Yainni but definitely the pick ,
    no idea on 70kg good guess
    I too think Nolf May do something strange and wrestle Dake close (despite the last result )
    JB all day, but easily, why are you thinking 3 matches ?
    I think Taylor drops one to Zahid not sure about Hall, but Ultimately wins .
    Cox/Snyder should win in 2
    No idea at Heavy but I may go Zilmer


    Good pick at heavy.  Loss to Dhesi, who is Canadian for gawd's sake, can't be good 

  9. 17 hours ago, Wrestleknownothing said:

    Iowa will produce 2.5 billion bushels of corn this year at a current spot price of ~$7.80, or about $19.5 billion worth. PA meth production is dwarfed. We are way more addicted to corn syrup than meth. As long as Big Corn is involved not even meth producers stand a chance.

    The real money is in pork bellies.

  10. 11 minutes ago, nhs67 said:


    How does this relate to actual wrestling?


    2 hours ago, 1032004 said:

    The article says he had stepped from the nonprofit group before the crypto crash, and it had been in the works for months.

    Hopefully he’s still committed to supporting Morgan State wrestling though.


  11. 37 minutes ago, ionel said:

    Are you saying you don't "consume food or drinks" at your parents house?  If ur claiming you don't, MFlap would like a word.  ;)

    Are you calling me a liar?!  :)

  12. 3 minutes ago, 1032004 said:

    Not really true according to the report.


    Page 19: “Mr. Fix reasonably believed he was drinking vitamin water.  He has therefore established that he bears no significant fault”

    later starting on very end of that page: “He had no way of readily determining the water contained ostarine…his level of awareness or attentiveness to potential contamination was reduced at his parents’ home as he regularly visited and consumed food or drinks there”


    Laughable.   Adults actually bought this.

  13. 15 minutes ago, 1032004 said:

    I believe it was technically reduced from what it could have been wasn’t it?

    My recollection as well.  I don't think Fix the elder broke any laws. Is he still Daton's coach?

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