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Posts posted by LongShot

  1. Suriano, Fix and Lee are as good if not better than most AA's this year.  The three have split matches and time will tell who has the better career but agree the only wrestler I'd have favored over any of the three this year is Gilman.  Will be fun to watch these three battle it out over next few year.  Joey Silva is one to watch too but I think he ends up bigger.  Junior worlds is usually a good barometer for college success.

  2. Lee must still be giving up a few pounds to most of these guys I would think.  That being said, he was NOT as dominant at least in a scoring sense as he has been down at the lower weights.  I came away very impressed with Silva. Hadn't seen him before and surprised he's that good coming from FL.  Think he has a very bright future.  Suriano/Lee is a very important rivalry that should unfold on the college mats as early as next year.  If Suriano out produces Lee in college, it will say a lot about both Iowa and Penn St.

  3. It seems with events like BTS and World Cup, wrestling gets put on the main stage for a little while.  However, it also seems we give other countries a chance to further scout our reps while sitting their own from competition.  Mainly Russia.  Is it smart to give the world a heads up on Cox before Olympics?  Or scout Molinaro's go to shot?  These events may hurt our guys chances at the ultimate prize in Rio.  

  4. Beating Derringer like that is no small feat.  He controlled that entire match in a way that I don't think Burroughs would even do.  JB may have tech'd AD but not control him from start to finish like that.  And as someone else mentioned he's the only wrestler we've seen out hindfight pico.  This will be a tough match for anyone at 74kg including JB.  think it was smart for JB to sit this event out.

  5. I hope Lee and Suriano face each other. Could be a great rivalry that lasts a long time reminiscent of Dake-Taylor. I see Lee being Dake to Suriano's Taylor if it happens.

    Disagree.  See it the other way in regards to wrestling style and expected result at the early stages.

  6. I guess you could say there are a lot of similarities between Monday and Burroughs as well.  Saitiev handled Monday but that wasn't Monday at his best.  Also, Monday played around with Saitiev's upper body skills which was a big mistake and one Burroughs wouldn't make.  JB would have the same present day ability to scout and prepare as well.  This one would be tight.

  7. Molinaro.  What can you say.  He somehow navigated the minefield and came out on top this weekend.  I happen to think our shot at medaling the weight went down the tubes with that but I'll still be pulling for the guy.  I did really enjoy the s*it eating grin, sign of the cross, straight to a nut grab after his Metcalf win.  Seems somewhat conflicting, no?

  8. Martin had the best tournament (and even that's arguable if you look at Nolf's performance) and we really value the tournament.  But he's not the best freshman in the country or even the weight.  If he and Nickal wrestle tomorrow, who are you putting money on?  Nolf is the best freshman in the country.  Incredible.  Just stuck battling another all time great.  

  9. I don't know enough about the scoring to answer this correctly but IF Tomasello won, Micah made the finals (just sidenote, he did beat Heil twice in HS) and Bo makes the final.  Do they win?  Because I'm not so sure that was too far from happening.  I guess you also have to take into account that if you wrestle that tournament 10x, Myles wins once and Snyder probably 7/10.  so you'd have to take that into account as well.  Lot would have to go their way.

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