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Everything posted by rossel3

  1. If you count suzie (banned) and cletus (suzie resurrected), that's a couple of decades of trolling.
  2. good find and for the record, this is the 21st century
  3. So in summary.... Cletus starts a thread with a nugget of Op-research against Iowa, this time it's Gilman. Assumes the worst, and then, along with his fellow PSU trolls Hurricane, BTF and Lemonpie keep it going for 18 pages. Gilman meant no offense and apologized, but no matter. The plan worked, with 18 pages of hatred and garbage. Cletus and Hurricane.... that is what they do.
  4. What did you say that was false? This: "It's a shame so much of their fan base has been calling for their heads." BS The percentage of Iowa fans calling for their heads is somewhere between zero and miniscule. I read the HR regularly, and Brands bros are appreciated overwhelmingly.
  5. ------- PSU: 1,3,3,3,4,5,5,7,12,32,35,43,90 NE..: 6,9,17,24,30,32,50,97,99,126>> What Tbar and other PSU fans like to emphasize is the # of top 100 recruits. But if one looks at top 10 p4p recruits, no one matches PSU. Top 10: PSU 8 tOSU 6 ILL 3 ASU 3 Okla St 3 Cornell 2 Mich 2 Iowa 2 ISU 1 Lehigh 1 Virginia 0 Wisc 0 UNI 0
  6. So winning an Olympic gold is considered superior to winning 3 World gold? Seems rather arbitrary.
  7. Nothing official, but from HR, it sounds more serious than "day to day"... not good news.
  8. and David Taylor lost to Cyler Sanderson 11-4 his RS fr year somehow he bounced back and had a successful collegiate career
  9. The ol' tag team of Iowa bashers - hurricane and cletus are in fine form, doing what they do best. It refreshes my memory of what is so undesirable about this board. These two seem to live to bash all things related to Iowa wrestling. I'm not going to waste time responding to these two, but I will say, just for the record, the Univ of Iowa has excellent academics. Depending on the ranking criteria and who's doing it, a school may do better or worse, and it changes yearly. Forbes put PSU at #164, for example. I think all of the Big Ten schools rank fairly well nationally. A little context is needed. USNews ranks Iowa as #82 in 2016, but that's out of 2,474 four-year US universities, which would put it in the top 4% of all universities. The very top schools tend to be private (the ivys, Stanford, Northwestern, etc.), but for public universities, Iowa ranked #34 out of 629. Depending on the field of interest, Iowa can rank very highly. The Writers' Workshop is nationally renowned, and has included many successful authors and Pulitzer prize winners, including WP Kinsella, Jane Smiley, Robert Bly, Wallace Stegner, John Irving, Phillip Roth.among others. Some rate it the best in the country. It has excellent graduate programs, including: #1 ranked Speech Language Pathology #2 ranked Physician Assistant program #2 ranked audiology #3 ranked nursing admin #6 ranked physical therapy #12 ranked family medicine #17 ranked pharmacy school #20 law school #25 medical school (primary care) and within the med school specialties are #7 ranked ophthalmology, #8 ranked ENT, #17 ranked orthopedics and other subspecialties in the top 25. Spencer Lee commented on negative crap that was written about the coaches and wrestlers on forums, that he found to be untrue. By looking and thinking for himself, he came to a far different opinion. I would encourage any high school wrestler who reads this board, to not take things at face value, and look deeper. When ol' cletus or hurricane post on this forum about Iowa, remember, there is an agenda to tear it down. They wallow in garbage.
  10. advice on academics from cletus the pig farmer..... priceless
  11. given recent events, might add: state of the art testing for PEDs for every major tournament
  12. yes... so outrageous!! .... and he even posted this: Also, its June so no need for anyone to get worked up over it. >> Will be fun to come back and see how absolutely right I was come B1Gs (or completely wrong, either one.)>> while several others posted: I also don't see Nickal losing a match next year. >> PSU will have 3 NC, more than likely. So I hate to say it but PSU is above Iowa in my thinking.>> Penn State has Retherford and Nolf as sure-fire champs. >> But don't let details like that mess with your intended smear.
  13. Just to add a few things about Boris, some of which have been mentioned. He and his brother Filip, came to USA a little before Boris started HS. I believe he and his brother were national FS champs in Bulgaria, or very high placers for their age group. When he came to USA, Boris was a cadet Fargo FS champ at 84#. He then started 9th grade and couldn't make varsity at 103#, because Filip was there. So...Boris mostly wrestled JV, and occasionally varsity. He was JV league champ! Lol! Following 9th grade, he won another Fargo FS title, this time at JR's 98#. His soph season he was an undersized 103#er, and came in 2nd in his section and went 3-2 at state. Then he grew some. Jr year he won CA state at 103#, and Sr year he won state at 125#. Both his Jr and Sr years, he looked pretty dominant at state. As most know, in college he did pretty well, but never won a championship. He lost an OT squeaker to JO as a soph in qtrs, and finished 7th. As a jr he took 2nd, losing a close one to Russell 141#. As a sr, he lost in qtrs to Marion, and finished 3rd. I watched him wrestle many times in HS, as he was in the same league as my kids. He was always gracious, a good sportsman and fun to watch. His talent was obvious, even as a ninth grader, typically giving up 10 or 15#'s to his opponents. All in all, a real class act.
  14. This. Lemonpie calls Lee's entering at 50kg a joke, something that undoubtedly had a lot to do with Lee deciding on Iowa. Lee is relatively small, and by most everything I've read, including CP, he sounds like a smaller kid than Teasdale despite the HS weights that they wrestled at this past season. Different kids grow differently, and it sounds likely that Teasdale will wrestle at a heavier weight than Lee in college. Lee had surgery for a torn labrum as most everyone knows. If he wants to wrestle at 50kg as he goes into FS, it's his call.
  15. Of course it is. Just like 99% of the negative stuff written about Brands on this board by the usual haters... cletus, hurricane and a couple of others. It seems like they've made it their duty to say negative things about Brands and the Iowa program. Hopefully other recruits can filter out that kind of garbage and make up their own minds, just like Lee and Teasdale did.
  16. Lee talked about the unseemly "negative recruiting" practiced by some: The worst part of my recruiting experience was experiencing negative recruiting. So many wanted to talk about what’s wrong with other programs versus what’s great about their programs and I found out quickly that much of what was said or written about programs or other coaches was simply not true and greatly exaggerated. So, my one piece of advice to recruits is to visit the schools unofficially or officially and learn firsthand and form your own opinions versus letting others shape your opinions. Kudos to Lee for showing that kind of independence and thinking for himself!
  17. Prior to Sunday's B10 final, Nolf was #1 and IMar was #2. IMar won. Therefore.... IMar reclaims the top spot. That is a good argument for making Nolf no lower than #2, however.
  18. The competition has to be considered, and on that score I would not put Gantt as #1 seed. Where Nolf and Gantt have common opponents, Nolf typically wins by more. Gantt beat Berger and beat Cooper, each by MD, Nolf won against each by TF. Gantt beat Walsh in SV 6-4, Nolf beat Walsh by MD 18-7. Had Gantt wrestled Imar twice and Nolf twice, I doubt he'd still be without a loss. Different competition and different conference. #1 Imar #2 Nolf #3 Gantt
  19. Vak may have a different take, but here's mine for Iowa: 125 - Gilman 2nd 133 - Clark 1st 141 - NQ 149 - Sorensen 2nd 157 - Cooper R12 165 - NQ 174 - Meyers 7th 184 - Brooks 7th (lower if injured) 197 - Burak 3rd Hwt - Stoll 7th (lower if injured, status unknown) 7 AA's (or less, depending on Brooks and Stoll injuries) 3rd place
  20. wrestlingphish, you should listen to the wisdom of cletus (=suzie), who enlightened us last year about the future of 65kg in the USA with these gems: Feb 2015 prior to Metcalf v Pico: "The thing with Pico is he just goes out there and keeps producing. Unlike those a bit longer in the tooth who compete only a handful of times all year, Pico is entering tournaments across the globe and getting some really good looks. The Iranian appears to be the best in the world (Japan is nice too) but Pico just continues to mow down opposition left and right. I can't wait for the Metcalf showdown. If Pico wears him out and sends him beaten and frustrated back to the Iowa locker room area, much like the NC State kid did at NCAAs, what then? Can anyone push him domestically? The kid should be preparing for his HS prom, instead he's one of the best wrestlers in the world." (for the record, Metcalf defeated Pico) March 2015: "Steiber pass Pico? Come on guys, Pico is not getting passed. He's the one coming up quickly in the fast lane. He's the one doing the passing. He's the #2 ranked guy in the United States now as a high schooler. Give him by this time next year and he will be untouchable domestically and right there with the very best in the world. He's just that good." Clearly... no one is as wise as cletus=suzie.
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