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Everything posted by Sheerstress

  1. If you're wrestling someone with the virus, yes, you have a greater chance of getting it from them through that activity, than you would through casual contact. But with cold viruses, somewhat like flu viruses, a lot of people are already carrying it around and not exhibiting any symptoms. Some of those people will end up getting sick, and some will not get sick at all, but they will still be able to pass the virus to others. That is how the majority of infections spread throughout the world.
  2. Minnesota has thus far only hand a handful (single digit) of confirmed cases of COVID-19, although people will be coming from all over. Across the nation, the tide is rapidly turning toward keeping fans from big sporting events. I've already got my travel plans in place, so right now I still plan on going, and watching it from the hotel room if fans are barred from the arena.
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    Great to see the Spartans coming back into the national picture. Looking forward to them doing well at this months NCAAs and even more next season.
  4. He's listed in today's Big Ten Pre-Seeds: https://bigten.org/news/2020/3/2/big-ten-wrestling-pre-seeds-announced.aspx
  5. https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-wrestling/recruiting-rules-calendar
  6. At Michigan back in the 80s and 90s, they occasionally had a few exhibition matches before the meet started. Although I haven't seen that in a very long time.
  7. Sounds realistic. Still unsure who will fill 133. Embree and Striggow haven't regained their form, although both have the ability to do so.
  8. HIs winning or losing might not have made a big difference in the outcome of this meet, but if he becomes the guy for Big 10s and nationals, he may make a difference for team placings in March.
  9. Nice win for Nebraska and their seniors. Nice to see Parris avenge a loss from last year. I was looking forward to seeing Lovettt wrestle Silva, but they put out Assad instead. I really don't think that Assad and Silva are that even, and am wondering if they're holding back Silva so no one will know what to expect from him at Big 10s and Nationals.
  10. In the pre-internet era, I would be all over those guides when they came out each fall.
  11. I think once we see Gable wrestle Cass this coming weekend, we'll have a better idea of how Gable and Mason will match up. Mason clearly moved better than Cass this Saturday, but it's a given that Gable is an amazing athlete with a similar skillset. As noted, Cassar beat Steveson last year largely by shutting down his offense and finding the right openings later in the match. Parris will need all his athleticism to do this.
  12. Chandler is slowly but surely getting the Spartan program back where it should be. Great win!
  13. They're probably alternating him and Assad to see how each performs.
  14. I was never a big Kobe fan, but this is certainly a terrible tragedy, particularly for his surviving family. Being out here near LA, it's especially magnified. It's starting to emerge that he was flying in heavy fog, that actually grounded police helicopters, which may have played a role in the crash.
  15. Michigan has spent most of the past two decades in the middle tier, with a few years poking their head into the top tier. Certainly being in this middle tier of the conference doesn't count a team out for a high nationals placing, given the caliber of the Big 10. The last two years we've placed 3rd and 6th at Big 10s, but finished 5th both times at nationals. In 2007, we actually finished BETTER at nationals than at conference (8th at Big 10s, but 6th at NCAAs). Still trying to peak at the right time.
  16. Where was Sebastian Rivera? Injured?
  17. Mason just took the mat against Garrett Joles.
  18. What if Matt's talent is not in business, but in music? What if he starts a band, goes on tour, and rakes in mucho $$ that way? You could apply the same comparison to a lot of different crafts, but it really just comes down to the fact that certain areas of athletics still have this notion that participants must be "amateur" and should not profit financially from their activities in their respective sport. Sad, but the way it is.
  19. Steveson is and should be the favorite right now. Have these two ever actually met? Among the top Div. I heavies, I recall that Cassioppi and Parris met at high school nationals a few years ago, with Cassioppi winning pretty soundly, although both have since made great leaps in size and skill. Is there any point of comparison with Steveson?
  20. Well, looks like Silva is finally in the lineup. Hopefully everyone the rest of the weights will be settled soon as well.
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