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Everything posted by Sheerstress

  1. Always enjoyed his posts. RIP.
  2. 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. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. https://mmajunkie.com/2019/01/twitter-reacts-henry-corrales-knockout-aaron-pico-bellator-214
  7. 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.
  8. Back in the day, Mike Sheets was a master of legs. It sounds like he may have passed it on to his son.
  9. Had close SD loss to Parker of Illinois last night, but just got TFed by Martin of OSU. Certainly AA caliber.
  10. I seem to recall that John Smith is something of an outdoorsman. Maybe a wilderness guide or a hunting/fishing show host.
  11. 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.
  12. I'm not sure I like the decision, but think the coaches know where he's at right now.
  13. 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.
  14. Looks like the right Parris showed up today.
  15. Officials are independent contractors who contract with the school's athletic director or with the tournament director. The tournament knows exactly who they are enlisting from the beginning.
  16. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/25/us/wrestler-dreadlocks-new-jersey-comments/index.html
  17. First of all, while the referee is required to do a pre-meet or pre-tournament inspection, hopefully to avoid situations like this one, ultimately, the responsibility to make sure the wrestler shows up to the mat properly equipped is on the head coach: Rule 1-2-4: [Competition] …Prior to the meet the head coach shall verify that all wrestlers will be in proper uniform, properly groomed, properly equipped and ready to wrestle. Rule 3-1-4: Before the dual meet begins, the referee shall: d. Have the head coach verify that the team is groomed, properly equipped and ready to wrestle, including shoelaces being secured. After this inspection, if for any reason, a wrestler steps on the mat to compete while improperly equipped, it’s a technical violation: Rule 5-27-1: [Definitions] There are five types of technical violations. Each is penalized without warning as outlined in Rule 7-3: e. Reporting to the scorer’s table not properly equipped, ready to wrestle or any equipment that is detected as being illegal after the match has started. Rule 7-3-5. [Infractions] Technical Violations: Reporting to the scorer’s table, not properly equipped, or not ready to wrestle or any equipment that is detected as being illegal after the match has started is a technical violation. For this specific violation, the wrestler is deducted a team point, and disqualified if the problem is not corrected within the allotted time, which is 1 ½ minute: Rule 8-1-1: [Penalty Administration]: Any contestant reporting to the scorer’s table not properly equipped or not ready to wrestle is a technical violation. A wrestler with a greasy substance on the body or uniform, improper grooming, objectionable pads and braces, illegal equipment, illegal uniform or any equipment that is detected as being illegal after the match has started shall be disqualified if not removed or corrected within the 1 ½ minute injury time.
  18. In this case, what would be the most compelling reason for them not to wrestle?
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