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  1. Hey Grappler69, this is the college wrestling forum!


    Make a list like that for PA, OH, Iowa, Oklahoma and then talk to me. Probably NJ and NY as well but I'm certainly not going to waste my time. California produces a lot of great wrestlers, but trying to argue it is the single best state based on any reasonable criteria is just stupid. You California clowns need to go away before you turn every wrestling fan outside the golden state against your guys.

    I definitely wasn't saying CA is pound for pound the best state.  Maybe others were.  I'm saying CA's best reach a higher level than other states' best.  On a technique basis anyway.  As for 4x NCAA champs..well Stieber just did it and I very well may take Pico (a HS kid from CA)in a match head to head.  Today.

  2. I've thought this for a little while and I'm not a CA native.  California's elite seem to be on a different level than the rest of the US with technique and pulling off things that others can't.  Abas (both) used to hit moves that left you wondering what planet they were from.  Pico and Valencia are in the mix at the Sr level already.  Welch in HS was on a different level as well.  You see them pulling off impossible feats.  At least from my perspective.  Changing the wrestling world out there in California.

  3. If the jury is out on Chance then how does Nolf beating him make Nolf the "real deal"?

    Well, guess it depends what your definition of "real deal" is.  Chance is a 4x PA undefeated state champ.  Nothing short of NCAA champ year 1 would satisfy him (or his backers).  Nolf now has a win over him, as well as a win over this year's NCAA runner-up at 157.  He should be competing at 157 next year as Chance will be competing at..?  Nolf will threaten for an NCAA title out of the gate.  Chance will have trouble making his lineup.  Would satisfy my definition to qualify Nolf while giving Chance a question mark still.  Good?

  4. Think Pico should be up in the Seniors.  Don't see much upside to Pico staying Jr another year if he's looking at Rio.  A loss to Zain at this point would be much worse than a loss to Metcalf, Oliver, Stieber.  A win over Zain doesn't do much.  Win over those other three would be huge.

  5. The coach's job in that scenario, knowing the score is wrong, is to not sit down until the scorer has confirmed the sequence of points.  Period.  If he has to throw a tantrum or get yelled at by ref, no matter.  Make sure the score is correct no matter what.  And after the match ends, file a protest and don't allow your kid to leave the mat until the matter is addressed.  Head coach, ref and side official, scorer, and NCAA bureaucrats all share blame.

    Correct.  Unfortunate situation and I don't blame Adrassy for not keeping track of the score.  Crazy match and NCAA ultimately is to blame.  But his "whoa is me I tried to check the score" explanation doesn't quite fly either because if he was on top of the score he never lets the match continue and never lets miller walk away.

  6. Grade A snake oil salesman.  I like the event idea and it may very well "help" wrestling.  But by no means is that his motivation for putting it on.  He sees dollar signs only.  Don't know how close a relationship he keeps with tOSU and that program, but I can't imagine Tom Ryan wanting him that close to his athletes.  Wrestlers respond to him on twitter, Oliver and Stieber to name a few, and I guess if you have a chance to make some money by wrestling in one of his events that makes sense.  But what he's done to Herbert and Burroughs is inexcusable, IMO.  Cormier is on board with him and thats surprising.  Askren was on board, not sure his current relationship.   Guy is unprofessional, at best. 

  7. Any problems with Dieringer screaming out to stop Bo's banana split on top?  Didn't look like he was about to go over or anything but was little surprised by the reaction from Dieringer.  Little questionable.  Must be immense pressure on the groin area.

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