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  1. I believe he's the only Div III wrestler to ever win a Div I title, before they ended the practice of allowing Div II and III champs to advance to the Div I tournament. https://archive.bloomu.edu/sports/wrst99/martuccibio.htm
  2. That was how it was until the early 1990s with Div 2 and Div 3 champs advancing to Div 1. Personally, I liked it, but Div 1 coaches put an end to it because of how it affected team races.
  3. Think the third time will be the charm? Or truly the end for his MMA career? http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/22366
  4. Does anyone know how things are shaping up for this program? In spite of his problems at Oklahoma, Cody was generally a solid coach who built the program at American up from almost nothing, and it seems that this is another chance for him to try to do the same thing. Their roster is very small, with it being the same 11 guys listed last year: http://www.gobluehose.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=18100&SPID=10729&SPSID=1171212 Hard to see how they will fill 10 weight classes with that. And the last news on any of them was on the six that wrestled at the US Open: http://www.gobluehose.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1171210&SPID=10729&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211801907&DB_OEM_ID=18100
  5. His profile at the Northwest Tech website doesn't say much: https://www.ntmavericks.com/sports/wrest/coaches/Wrestling_Head_Coach
  6. Great overall athlete, big, strong, and moved around very well for a heavyweight. His first year at Division I, there was something of an intimidation factor with him, as he was very muscular and scary looking.
  7. Yes, that may be the most black-and-white interpretation. Since Johnson's hair was not in its natural state at mat side, he should have had the 90 seconds to undo his dreadlocks and get his hair into its natural state so Mahoney could evaluate its length. Since that would have been just about impossible to do in 90 seconds, Johnson should have simply been disqualified, and not even given the opportunity to cut his hair. I wonder if all the people out there protesting the haircut would have been satisfied with this option? Would it have even become the national spectacle that it did?
  8. From last season's rules: Rule 4-2-1: During competition, all wrestlers shall be clean shaven with sideburns trimmed no lower than earlobe level and hair trimmed and well groomed. The hair, in its natural state, shall not extend below the top of an ordinary shirt collar in the back; and on the sides, the hair shall not extend below earlobe level; in the front, the hair shall not extend below the eyebrows. [emphasis mine] Source: 2018-19 NFHS Wrestling Rules Book 4.2.1 Situation E: Wrestler A appears at weigh-ins with hair in tight cornrows. After making the prescribed weight, the wrestler indicates no desire to undo the hair, as it takes time and is expensive to have performed. RULING: This is permissible if the hair is covered by a legal hair cover that is attached to the ear guards. COMMENT: A legal hair cover is intended to allow a wrestler to compete with hair longer than permitted by rule. A referee cannot assume the hairstyle meets the prescribed rule, therefore should a wrestler choose not to meet the rule, a legal hair cover attached to the ear guards shall be required and approved at weigh-ins. [emphasis mine] Source: 2018-19 NFHS Wrestling Case Book I hate to beat a dead horse, but It seems that the whole thing boils down to what the term "natural state" is supposed to mean. Up till now, I have assumed that it meant the hair could not be manipulated in a manner such as braiding or pinning or banding, and then gravity would determine whether the hair went below the collar, earlobe, or eyebrows. Per 4.2.1 Situation E, in the NFHS Wrestling Case Book, this seems to be the case, indicating that the hair had to be inspected WITHOUT it being manipulated, and that the cornrows described in Situation E had to be undone in order for proper inspection of hair length. Hence, according to the interpretation above, Andrew Johnson's hair was NOT in its natural state because it was braided/dredlocked, and therefore had to have a legal hair covering (which he did not have). And hence, Alan Mahoney's application of the rule was indeed correct. Yet the New Jersey DCR states that "In particular, they seek to eliminate any interpretation of Rule 4.2.1 that allowed wrestling officials to determine that traditionally black hairstyles were 'unnatural' or to subject wrestlers with traditionally black hairstyles to differential treatment as to when a haircover was required." But the above rule and its case book application, which were the rule at the time of last December's incident, make NO mention of the race of the wrestler, just that the hair was not in its natural, unmanipulated state! Does anyone here have any better insight as to what "natural state" refers to beyond what is stated in the rules? It seems they just threw the official under the bus for doing his job.
  9. In the interview, does anyone know what park it was they were walking though?
  10. Best wishes. Please feel welcome to drop by again any time.
  11. I think the original arrangement may have been that Seay was suspended in 1991, and Smith was the interim coach for the 1991-92 season. It may have been that Smith was not officially named head coach until 1992 (similar to Gable and Zalesky for the '97-'98 season). Regardless of the actual technicalities, Smith was the one who was running the program that season.
  12. https://www.si.com/vault/1992/06/15/126661/wrestling-never-too-old-to-go-for-gold-at-37-chris-campbell-has-earned-a-long-delayed-trip-to-the-olympics "...Last fall [1991] he was pressed into service as coach at his alma mater, Oklahoma State, after Cowboy coach Joe Seay left amid a recruiting scandal. "It's been the worst year I've ever had in wrestling," said Smith last Friday. "I will never, ever coach and wrestle at the same time again. I felt like I was cheating both the team and myself. My preparation suffered, and that hurt."
  13. Smith was the interim head coach during the '91-92 season. He later said that being head coach during an Olympic year was detrimental to his own training.
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