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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.
  15. Oklahoma State could use a 141. Everything else seems to be in solid hands. 125: Eddie Klimara 133: Jon Morrison 141: Julian Feikert 149: Josh Kindig 157: Alex Dieringer 165: Tyler Caldwell 174: Chris Perry 184: Jordan Rogers 197: Blake Rosholt 285: Austin Marsden A few options for OSU at 141 are to move Morrison up, and hope Dean Heil is ready to go at 133, or Case Garrison could replace Feikert in the lineup this season. I'm not sure any options would be better than a free agent from somewhere.
  16. Then you have the most confused thinking ever on this subject. I agree, because having biggest loser rassle offs and having the ability to default your way to the big dance is VERY rational thinking, indeed! :P Man, is that ban basketball wacky! As opposed to pretending that all conferences are equal? Yes this way is far more rational and logical. The guy who defaulted to the tournament is in the finals. You are arguing that a finalist should not be here. Not rational.
  17. Then you have the most confused thinking ever on this subject.
  18. Simple: an equitable system, whereby all conferences get equal numbers into the big dance. It makes a mockery of the system to give 29,014 spots to one conference because they "derserve it," and only a handful to other conferences. In those other conferences, it's a hell of a lot tougher to make the big dance than it is in the Big 10 and 12, where you can go 0-3 and still get a chance, or, my favorite way to make it, default your way to the big dance. It is a mockery. And the SoCon and the Big 10 having the same number of qualifiers wouldn't result in an even bigger mockery? There will be nearly double as many wrestlers in the Big 10 tournament next year as the SoCon. None of the SoCon teams will be anywhere near the top half of the Big 10 tournament if they competed in it.
  19. Maybe I've missed it, what is the system Ban wants? In general the new system has helped the smaller conferences right? I don't understand the issue with trying to make a system that has been in place for a really long time better while respecting history as a bad thing. The Big 10, Big 8/12 and EIWA have all been around longer than the NCAA. Just getting rid of them as having a place in this process is a huge change. Winning your conference is a big deal. It should not be the be all end of all of going to Nationals though.
  20. Can't figure out why that would be. Actually, I can't either, but either way, it doesn't matter. The fact still remains that the Big 10 and Big 12 sends virtually anyone in who is upright and breathing, yet people are still impresssed that they produce so many AAs. Gee, I wonder why? Which of the guys who placed from the Big 10 should not have gone to Nationals? Why did the EIWA not outdo everyone at 141 where they had the most qualifiers?
  21. Travis Lee moved up to 133 where Johnny Thompson was. I think they met in the regular season with Travis Lee winning and then Johnny T won at Nationals.
  22. Wikipedia says Chesapeake Energy Arena seats 18,203 for Basketball, so about 2,000 more than Des Moines and 2,000 less than St. Louis and Philly. About even with Omaha. Should be fine.
  23. Through 18 matches last year JO had 14 pins, 2 techs, a decision (Stieber) and a loss (Ramos). Outside of being undefeated, which is tough to do regardless of how much weight you are cutting, how could he have really improved on this mark? He closed the season out pretty well too, with 3 pins at nationals and then a decision of Futrell and of course a close loss in the finals. His loss notably came after what about 8 hours of recovery time? I'm glad JO got to go up, as he looks much healthier, but I'm not sure you can look to him as someone whose results will magically get much better up a weight, if only because he was downright amazing to start with. Morrison almost certainly would have done better and he seems to have gotten back to where he was pre-staph infection as a freshman. Hopefully he finishes really well. Although OSU is known to cut a lot of weight, John is also pretty good about letting guys go up too. Johnny Thompson and Steve Mocco are the only two recent national champions at OSU who haven't finished at a higher weight than they started their careers. There are several others who have also gone up who didn't make that distinguished list.
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