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  1. I think he ended up finishing 7th overall at that meet.
  2. On the front page, they have actually changed the date to 2021. They probably just forgot to change it on the schedule page.
  3. https://psacsports.org/news/2020/7/15/general-psac-suspends-ncaa-competition-for-fall-2020.aspx They may be leaving the door open yet a crack: "Last week, the Board cancelled PSAC Championship seasons in fall sports, yet allowed for league championship opportunities in those sports should six or more schools elect to participate. All schools electing to play must abide by existing league rules and the NCAA Guidelines that have been set due to the existing Covid-19 Pandemic. The same requirements exist for the winter sports that have been cancelled."
  4. Heffernan won it in 1986, and Krieger got upset in the quarters by Turner.
  5. As of today, the Cliff Keen Invitational website still has the tournament happening, although there's no mention of COVID precautions, so they may not have updated it since last year. https://cklvwrestle.com
  6. Wrestling is certainly not alone in being endangered. As noted above, men's gymnastics is basically going the way to being a club sport for purposes of feeding olympic hopefuls. A very sad decline over the past few decades. And concerning Big 10 sports more on par with wrestling, Michigan State today eliminated their swimming and diving programs.
  7. Back in the 70s and 80s at MSU, Professor Kim was friends with Grady Peninger, and in the off season, many of the MSU wrestlers would train in judo. I think Jim Mason, Mike Potts and others were also successful in judo as a well.
  8. Dan Gable is one of the greatest wrestlers and coaches the United States ever produced. Donald Trump is the worst, most incompetent president of our generation. This event did nothing to change my opinion of either.
  9. Jason Morris and Jimmy Pedro are probably the best known judokas (Olympic silver medalist, world champion) who also wrestled in college.
  10. Never met him, but really liked his leg turk instructional - he must have been an excellent clinician.
  11. Northern Michigan DID have a decent NCAA Div. II men's program back in the 1970s, but it was discontinued (I believe in the early 1980s). More recently, they are starting to do things in women's wrestling: https://www.nmuwildcats.com/general/2019-20/releases/20200214m7yf7p
  12. https://www.si.com/olympics/2020/09/24/rulon-gardner-ups-and-downs-20-years-daily-cover Interesting article on what Rulon's been up to recently, as far as his coaching and his latest business activities. Although a little disappointing to note that he still hasn't gotten rid of the extra weight.
  13. I'm sure potential lost $$ was a big factor in creating it. Hopefully wrestling and all the other sports can implement something similar so we can have a season.
  14. It sounds like all the Big 10 schools got together and basically came up with a comprehensive plan for daily testing of all the student athletes, how to handle those who contract the virus, and how to minimize the spread during practices and competition. https://www.maizenbrew.com/2020/9/16/21439533/what-caused-the-big-ten-to-change-its-mind-on-playing-football-this-fall
  15. For a long time Michigan had a solid pipeline to St. Eds in Ohio. That was slightly upset by Tom Ryan as noted, but they still get good wrestlers from there. Blair has also been a good source of talent. More recently, St. John's has probably been the most consistent.
  16. He's brother to former Stanford AA and head coach Steve Buddie?
  17. A start to their fight for survival. I hope they succeed.
  18. He matriculated at Iowa in 1985. He was a fairly prominent recruit, but never started for Iowa. I hope he wins this battle.
  19. An old article on the LSU program and coach Shack. Unfortunately, collegiate wrestling in the South continued to die. https://vault.si.com/vault/1978/03/20/after-the-fall-in-dixieland
  20. It was discontinued following the 84-85 season. Even though the program was successful, the AD said that it was costing the school too much for them to travel to competitions since there were not a lot of programs in their region of the country.
  21. http://timpeeler.blogspot.com/2018/03/man-youre-bigger-than-i-am.html Good article on Thacker. He actually was a 3-time AA, and not a 4-timer as the article says, but like other successful huge heavyweights, he was a very talented overall athlete who moved well (could dunk a basketball!), and knew how to use his weight against opponents. He is probably best known for his match in the 1982 NCAAs against Lou Banach, where there was probably close to a 200 pound difference in weight, but he lost by fall. Contrast to the 1983 meet, where he met Mitch Shelton of OSU in the quarterfinals, and had to try to pick on someone his own size :). (Shelton won 5-0) Unfortunately, as was the case with some of the other big guys, such as Taylor, Yarborough, and probably Albright, his weight eventually caught up with him, and shortened his life. I do miss seeing the biggest guys on the mat.
  22. Really an amazing athlete when the guy's high school didn't have a wrestling team (his entire high school record was something like 10-0), and yet he goes on to win 3 Div I college titles, and then he didn't even play football in college, and yet goes on to be All-Pro in the NFL. I always thought that if he hadn't chosen to go the football route, he could have been one of the greatest international wrestlers, and this was right in the middle of Bruce Baumgartner's prime. Following his retirement, it was discouraging to hear about his problems with substance abuse, although I thought that in his latter years, he had put most of that behind him. RIP to one of the greatest.
  23. https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Kamaru-Usman-Wears-Down-Jorge-Masvidal-in-UFC-251-Headliner-173886
  24. Anybody have a link to the specific comments that got him booted?
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