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Posts posted by Sheerstress

  1. 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.

  2. 4 minutes ago, Broomstick said:

    For his own sake, I hope John Smith does not coach for 20 more years.  I am sure he could actually continue to do it for that long at the highest level, but doesn't he deserve a break at some point?  How old was Gable when he stepped down as head coach?  Smith should get the same type of treatment and be able to stick around the program in a senior advisor role.

    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.

  3. 1 hour ago, kionga said:

    What about Jelani Embree?  I heard several weeks ago that he was close to coming back.  Will we see him tomorrow against Penn State?

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 1 hour ago, Michigan wrestling said:

    MSU looks much better than they were a few years ago, but they were terrible under Minkel. They have a couple of holes they need to fill in. Beard did look good against Parris, he moves well for a big guy. He was a 152 160lber in 9th and 10th grade so that probably helps. Hughes is frustrating to watch, not good on this feet and doesn't seem to be getting better. Rayvon Foley should be an all-american this year, Caffey has some work to do this year, maybe a round of 12. They are getting some better recruits coming in next year. They also have a very good 174 Layne Malczewski, not sure where he will fit in next year, but they want him in the lineup next year. 

    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.

  6. 1 hour ago, Housebuye said:

    Weird dual. Upsets at 149 (Michigan), 157 (ASU), 165 (ASU) and almost 125. 

    I have no idea what happened to Massa. Massa was a threat to Cenzo and iMar two season ago.  Shields is good but there is no way he should be beating Massa, especially that way. It didn’t sound competitive (although none of us got to watch it). 


    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.

  7. 2 hours ago, treep2000 said:

    Is there a video of the match.  I'm not sold on Parris, but I'm also not doubting his pure athleticism.  I don't think he's sniffing Gable this year at all, but, an AA finish seems highly possible, based on what I've seen so far. 


  8. 3 hours ago, MSU158 said:
    does Bormet pull out all the stops and go all-in?  Now, I don't see any team remotely challenging PSU(Iowa's slight chance went buh bye with Kemerer), but this lineup should definitely challenge for 2nd:
    125:  Matten-r12-low AA potential
    133:  Micic-strong Finalist potential
    141:  Storr-after a lackluster wrestle-off, he has looked rejuvenated. 13-1 on the season with a 3rd place finish at Cliff Keens beating Red and losing 3-2 to Eierman in tiebreakers. An AA finish looks possible. 
    149:  Pantaleo-We will learn a TON today. If he wins a bracket with Kolodzik along with his history of owning Jordan, he will be a favorite to make the Finals. 
    157:  Lewan-This would be the 1st component of the "all-in".  Talented TF with 2 wins over Pantaleo. If they pull the shirt, him winning matches at NCAA's would be paramount. 
    165:  Massa-sadly, so far, his career has looked eerily similar to his brother's after his 1st season.  Although, he is at least competing this year and a resurgence here is huge for UofM's chances. 
    174:  Amine-This kids improvement trajectory has been impressive. Although, on paper, he has only gone from 4th to 3rd, he beat Jordan 2xs at the end of the year, has beat Lewis 2xs and has given Z and Hall all they can handle. I think he upsets at least one of them this year. 
    184:  Embree-talented rsfr, but 184 is always a MEATGRINDER. I don't see him winning more than a Match or 2 at NCAAs. 
    197:  Striggow-it looks like Davison didn't quite get to where I expected as a rsfr, but Striggow is no slouch. Top 16ish guy that should win a couple of matches at NCAA's. 
    285:  Parris-After the top3 or 4, this weight is wide open. He could easily AA. 
    They should quite easily qualify all 10 with Finalist power at 133, 149 and 174. 125, 141, 165 and 285 would all have decent chances at making the podium. 
    With that lineup Iowa and UofM should be a great battle for 2nd.

    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.