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    Pico goes down

    bad link
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    Pico goes down

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    Can't post any pix on this forum

    Try uploading them to a third party site (e.g. google) and then posting a link to that picture; see if that works.
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    Ben Whitford

    Ben did enroll at Muskegon Community College back in Fall of 2014, and competed for them for at least part of that season. So I would think that would have started his Div. I clock back then. I don't know the exact NCAA rules for this situation, but at this point he might have part of one season left.
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    197er bumping up and displacing the HWT

    While I can recall a bunch of 197 pounders who had much greater success after they moved up to HWT, it's hard to think of one who actually displaced an AA. Pretty rare aside from the two examples mentioned so far (Banach and Cassar).
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    What coaches will need successors in the next 5 years?

    One thing that Bobby Douglas noted in one of the Gable documentaries was that Gable had no qualms about taking on wrestlers who were much bigger in size than he was. He would sometimes go with Chris Taylor when they were at Iowa State. Lou Banach admitted that when he wrestled for Iowa, Gable could beat him. As amazing as those feats sounded, they came with a price.
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    Always enjoyed his posts. RIP.
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    What coaches will need successors in the next 5 years?

    Gable was 48 when he stepped down. But his body was breaking down as a result so many years of putting it through physical hell long after his competitive career was over. I think most coaches out there avoid that kind of activity as a result.
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    Meanest on the mat / nicest off the mat

    Both Brands brothers.
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    Did anyone happen to see

    You mean this? At about 19:00.
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    Kurt McHenry Wrestling in Pittsburg Classic

    Actually, it appears that he is enrolled. I don't know whether part time or full time, but he's there: https://mcommunity.umich.edu/#profile:mchenryk
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    Missing in Action

    He injured his knee late last year, and they've been holding him out as a precaution. As of this week's release, he's not projected for tomorrow.
  14. The closest comparison to Gable's start in collegiate wrestling as a heavyweight was probably Steve Mocco. Yes, Steve had Tommy Rowlands to face, and came in second to him at nationals his first year, but for the next few years was pretty solidly at the top of his class. In his last year, however, Cole Conrad had him figured out, and Mocco never beat him again. It's simply too early to tell how things will work out among competitors.
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    UM vs. MSU Last Night

    Agree with much of your assessment. If Beard was a 160 pounder only four years ago, he sure put on a lot between then and now! If Foley and Caffey perform up to their expectations, and a few of the others win a few matches at nationals, a top 30 or even a top 20 finish is not out of the question. It would be great to see the program start to emerge once again.
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    Pitt Vs okie state

    Back in the day, Mike Sheets was a master of legs. It sounds like he may have passed it on to his son.
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    Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)

    Had close SD loss to Parker of Illinois last night, but just got TFed by Martin of OSU. Certainly AA caliber.
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    What non-sports-related job would they have?

    I seem to recall that John Smith is something of an outdoorsman. Maybe a wilderness guide or a hunting/fishing show host.
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    What non-sports-related job would they have?

    He was a graphic design major at Iowa State.
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    ASU vs. Michigan

    Massa got the first TD, made a bunch of attempts to turn Shields in the first period, but as soon as Shields reversed in the second, he wilted soon after that. In general, we usually see the old Logan for at least the first part of the match, but unlike his first season, he seems to lose momentum as certain bouts go on.
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    Mason Parris

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    Mason Parris

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    Mason Parris

    I'm not sure I like the decision, but think the coaches know where he's at right now.
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    If Pantaleo and Parris both win Midlands....

    Sorry to see the guys go down, but as your title implied, I'm kind of glad. The focus really shouldn't be on this season, but NEXT one, where the top guys will be seniors, the changing of the guard will have a solid year under their belt, and almost every weight class with someone with podium potential.
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    Looks like the right Parris showed up today.