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Everything posted by Plasmodium

  1. Penn State needs two wins and a MN loss.
  2. Caldwell is going to win a snoozefest.
  3. Wrestlers who advance to the consi finals get 0.5 advancment points. Those are the only advancement points left in the tournament. Placement points are: 1st place: 16 points 2nd place: 12 points 3rd place: 10 points 4th place: 9 points 5th place: 7 points 6th place: 6 points 7th place: 4 points 8th place: 3 points Wrestlers are awarded the minimum placement points they will earn as the tournament progresses. Thus, a winner of the consi semis gets 3.5 points(as gimpletef said) In addition to that, the 3rd, 5th and 7th place winners get 1 point each.
  4. Delgado Graff Stieber Tsirtsis Dieringer Caldwell Howe Ruth Cox Nelson
  5. I agree. Third period is Ugi's. I just went to Hu Hot and am happy to report that he is powered by some serious fuel. Love to see it.
  6. Donahoe deserves a second chance shoutout.
  7. It would be nice to see Taffur AA.
  8. Shouldn't we let HS wrestlers in as well? Some of them are in their early to mid twenties.
  9. Slowing down the match doesn't begin to describe what I think Caldwell will get away with. :) I think he wins one scramble and that will be enough.
  10. Delgado over Garret Graff over Ramos Port over Stieber Houdashelt over Sueflohn Green over St John Caldwell over Taylor Howe over Perry Ruth over Sheptock Cox over Heflin Nelson over Chalfant
  11. Sounds like the NFL and NBA. Horrible business model :roll:
  12. Jace Jensen from Wyoming got the opening TD in their dual this year.
  13. They definitely need to make a scoring situation out of a wrestler being on his back for an extended time, with or without being in neutral. NF, not a TD.
  14. you forgot the part about "neighbor" and "weigh" in that phrase. That is weird
  15. Just to clarify - he did not miss weight.
  16. I always found Boris Novachkov entertaining. Very innovative and could throw someone from about any angle.
  17. Being too lazy to look things up, my impression is most of the Cornell guys are good right out of the gate.
  18. Really? Fair weather fans seem very explainable. People like winners and most people aren't really all that interested in a sport until their "local" team is popular/winning. I'd just like to add that local, individual coaches are solely responsible for producing winning individuals and teams. They also deserve all of the blame when wrestlers don't perform up to their hype.
  19. Has Wheeler done his penance and been allowed to resume competition?
  20. People typically choose bottom. I suppose this rule would eliminate that and so you are right, stalling would then be shifted to bottom.
  21. This would promote and reward stalling on top.
  22. It's not popular in Russia, Have you ever been there? It's about as popular there as rugby is in the US. Very much a niche sport with little following. Wrestling trounces MMA in popularity, while the reverse is true here in the us. The point is, your logic ignores sample size, one of the most important determinants of whether an argument has statistical value. Yours doesn't. Japan was good at wrestling a long time ago. It has since become a very average country with occasional flashes of its past brilliance (the globally dominant women's program, which generates a negligible amount of MMA talent, excepted). And what do you think the background of Japan's MMA stars often includes? A lot of them wrestled freestyle as part of their training, supporting the point that freestyle is a good base for MMA and might be as good as folkstyle. Again, I am not arguing against folkstyle being the best wrestling style for MMA. What I'm saying is that your comments are not proof that that's the case and are in some cases just not true. There's no statistically valid evidence to point to folkstyle being the dominant style. Not only is the folkstyle sample grossly overweight folkstyle wrestlers versus other styles, it is also the preferred style of the USA, where MMA has the widest opportunities for participation and the largest sample size of participants in the world. Moreover, for all the guys who did well in MMA, there are many more who failed. Some even had top 1% folkstyle pedigrees (e.g. Alan Fried, Cary Kolat, Royce Alger, etc.). So on a % basis, folkstyle may not even stack up favorably to other styles, I don't know. Just curious -- How popular is wrestling in the majority of the Russian population? It looks to me like most of them couldn't care less, but a relatively small minority of them live and breath it.
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