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  1. The 2005 team that had 5 champions had: Zack Esposito at 149, 141 as a freshman Johny Hendricks at 165, 157 as a freshman Chris Pendleton at 174, 165 as a freshman Jake Rosholt at 197, 184 as a freshman and sophomore Since 2001 with Munoz, the majority of OSU national champions have won a title at a different weight than what they started. Only Johnny Thompson and Steve Mocco stayed the same weight throughout their career. Rosholt, Oliver and Dieringer won at their original weights and went up and won again. Perry went down in weight. Pendleton, Esposito, Hendricks and Scott all won up a weight from where they started.
  2. For the mentions in this thread about OSU guys cutting too much, who even looked particularly big? I can definitely see saying they need to, if possible, to get the best lineup on the mat, but I'm not sure the guys who finished below seed (and weren't injured) Picc, Brock and Heil would have done better up a weight. Joe Smith seems most likely to bump up because it seems he might have the best case for having too hard of a cut. Other than him, it would take a lot of work to get guys who seem like average, at best, sized for their weight up to being average sized for the new weight. I don't know that having 10 undersized guys is any more of a recipe for success.
  3. Pop has spent his entire coaching career on the east coast. I would be surprised if he came back to Stillwater. I'm assuming it will end up being the most internal hire possible and it is Chris Perry when the time comes.
  4. It does seem like guys have to hang on at a lower weight for a year. Still, nearly all of his recent champs have gone up a weight while at OSU. Some have had success at the lower weight too, but most look better when allowed to move up.
  5. Who is the lightweight coach? I think what they need is a coach for those guys now that Guerrero is gone. Espo is the lightest assistant now. There are 3 guys on staff who wrestled 165. It doesn't seem like good coverage.
  6. Track Wrestling bracket shows them on the same side, loser goes for 7th.
  7. If we're talking about this session, only Brock lost a match he was supposed to win.
  8. Rosselli makes $170,000 according to this: http://oklahomawatchdata.org/university-salaries/search?q=rosselli
  9. I believe both of Johnny Thompson's titles came via revenge wins against Ryan Lewis who won both in season matches. Jake Rosholt beat Greg Parker, Josh Lambrecht and Scott Barker to win as a freshman, they had all beaten him during the year. Barker had majored him at Big 12s, Rosholt returned the favor in the finals.
  10. I'm still going to try to make, and yes I understand that the population around there will make it a successful event, but selling the NYC experience as being better than a lot of cities in the US isn't true. Give me Nashville, New Orleans, Austin and Chicago over it any day.
  11. In my lifetime, 84: Meadowlands 87: Maryland 90: Maryland 94: North Carolina 98: Cleaveland State (This is out East to me) 99: Penn St. 02: Albany 11: Philly It doesn't seem all that rare to me, although some of this would depend on your actual age. It was more common prior to this. It seems to me the biggest thing that has hurt Eastern locations is the move off campus, so arenas and such aren't putting in bids. If you want them press your case to your local sports commission.
  12. The most overrated experience on earth. I hope more southern cities put in bids for the next round of selections.
  13. I've seen talk of Morrison going up to 141 next year. He was not small at 133 to be sure. I think regardless of where he goes, the other weight will be weak. Dean Heil would likely be the starter as a true freshman if Morrison goes 141. I don't think starting Heil is a good move, but Morrison at a comfortable weight for him definitely shows improvement. I'm not sure who our next best bet is at 133 is, probably Brian Crutchmer.
  14. Oklahoma State 125: Eddie Klimara - Hoping for a big jump. 133: Jon Morrison - Same 141: Julian Feikert - Same 149: Josh Kindig - Drop 157: Alex Dieringer - Same 165: Tyler Caldwell - Same 174: Chris Perry - Same 184: Jordan Rogers - Improve 197: Blake Rosholt - Improve 285: Austin Marsden - Drop Figuring the big jumps come between the first and second year of starting, and only Klimara having a lot of room to improve in placement that meets that criteria, looks to be roughly the same for the Cowboys this year. Rosholt should improve if only because 4 seniors graduated from the weight. Rogers being a true 184 should be an improvement over Chionuma. Hoping/Expecting good things from Kindig and Marsden this year but big shoes to fill. Caldwell should improve one place, Dieringer hopefully does at least the same. Perry could repeat or could fall pretty far.
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