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  1. And they also have delayed the start of a number of Olympic sports in the M.A.C. I have to wonder if this will carry-over to the schools in the M.A.C. with wrestling teams. Those M.A.C. wrestling programs are: Buffalo, Central Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Ohio, and affiliate members Missouri (since 2013) and SIU Edwardsville (since 2018). https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2020/08/08/mid-american-conference-cancels-fall-football-season/3326139001/
  2. Trying to argue or discuss anything with someone who is on a mission to prove how utterly clueless they are is - in a nutshell - a waste of time & energy. So I, for one, won't bother to do so.
  3. Then your understanding is lacking. From an online discussion on this from last January: "QUESTION - Do Ivy Leagues accept transfer students?" "ANSWER - YES, YOU CAN GET INTO AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE, like Harvard, Princeton, or Yale…by transferring. ... In other words, if you need that spelled out — it's easier to get in to the Ivy League, and the Ivy League's top schools (Princeton, Harvard, Yale) as a transfer student."
  4. Sounded like Real Woods is wanting to transfer to an Ivy League school and that's why he entered the transfer portal when he did as there are certain Ivy League rules regarding transfers that entered into that decision.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fGoB0werTE Including Jackson DiSario, his father, Nick Stemmet, Judah Duhm, Gabe Dinette and Real Woods.
  6. https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenweaver/2020/07/19/can-2020-get-any-crazier-now-theres-word-of-a-college-football-boycott/#5f55e52521bf Additionally there is a lot of "rumbling" that U.S.C. is seriously considering leaving the PAC 12 for the Big 12.
  7. Moved up 22 lbs from Junior year to Senior year? From 160 to 182 lbs. Yikes. Have to wonder what they've been feeding that boy.
  8. Winnemucca? Oh I guess you are referring to the town that I refer to as LOSE-A-MUCHA
  9. Lots of unhappy folks in the PAC 12 - especially towards the nitwit who they chose as their commissioner. https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/john_canzano/2020/07/canzano-pac-12-presidents-and-chancellors-put-the-squeeze-on-conference-headquarters.html
  10. What you fail to take into account here is that EVERY team in the conference would have the option of having one (or two) of these three team duals. Also I did mention that they could add a non-conference dual to have at least two duals per team.
  11. What you fail to take into account here is that EVERY team in the conference would have the option of having one (or two) of these three team duals. Also I did mention that they could add a non-conference dual to have at least two duals per team.
  12. You and I MAY be referring to two different things here. When I referred (above) to CONFERENCE three team duals what I was referring to was School A hosts the dual. Schools B and C compete against School A but do NOT dual against one another at School A. Say each school does that once or twice per season. That gives them two matches and only use one of the NCAA limited dates to do so. I'm thinking you were referring to all three schools having a dual on the same day against the other two teams. If they bring in another (non-conference) school and have them dual all three schools all the better as then all schools involved would have at least two matches in one day.
  13. I have been a proponent of three team duals (in conference) for a long time. To me it makes a LOT of sense to do that. Don't know about 4 team duals tho. Just because I am a Boise State fan (and therefore a Mtn. West fan) I'll throw another log on this fire and suggest that MAYBE the Mountain West Conference could be convinced to add wrestling as a Conference sport. Three of the current Mtn. West schools have a wrestling team (Air Force, Fresno State and Wyoming). IF the PAC 12 were to fold up their wrestling "tent" that MIGHT be an alternative to the MPSF - IF the Mtn West could be talked into doing that. However, that having been said, the long-time Mtn. West Commissioner doesn't seem open to any new ideas similar to that. The term "stick in the mud" applies pretty well to Craig Thompson. I have a question for those who are knowledgeable about Big 12 Conference wrestling. Am I correct in my assumption that the Big 12 wrestling conference championships are ALWAYS held in Tulsa, Oklahoma? If so - WHY? To me that seems like a good reason to NOT be affiliated with the Big 12 for wrestling.
  14. https://twitter.com/ASUWrestling/status/1283235565219901440
  15. Excellent recap and summation here Idaho. I agree that there needs to be a Western conference that is centered around the schools with wrestling programs in the PAC 12 and their affiliated schools who are in the West, i..e, not Little Rock, as well as the Mtn West schools (Fresno State, Wyoming & Air Force) and possibly Utah Valley, N.Colo. and Cal Baptist. But that's going to be a tough sell IMO. The years when those schools were basically independents in the WWC were pretty rough years for those programs. It will be difficult for them to leave the Big 12 to go back to something similar to what they were in back then. The MPSF might well be the solution for all of this.
  16. By way of comparison Oregon sponsors 7 men's sports and 11 women's sports for a total of 18 sports overall. Boise State was sponsoring that same number (7 & 11) until they (ridiculously) chose to drop the brand new men's baseball team and the women's swimming & diving teams earlier this month.
  17. Stanford is dropping the following men's and women's sports AFTER the 2020-2021 school year: Men's Sports Men's Rowing Men's Volleyball Men's Wrestling Women's Sports Field Hockey Women's Sailing Squash Synchronized Swimming Lightweight Rowing Co-Ed sport Co-ed Sailing Yet they are keeping these Men's and Women's sports: Men's gymnastics, Women's Beach Volleyball, Women's Gymnastics, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rowing and Women's Water Polo. ONE of those five women's sports SHOULD have been cut instead of cutting the wrestling team. Particularly either Beach Volleyball or Rowing.
  18. Yes, they have no problem with the minimum. They had a ridiculous number of sports sponsored at Stanford (and still do). According to the Stanford athletics website they sponsor 16 men's sports and 20 women's sports. Eliminating 11 of those sports would bring the number down to 25 I believe. I can understand why they felt the need to eliminate some sports - truly I do - however cutting the wrestling program is NOT one of the sports they should even be thinking of cutting. Especially since Stanford won their very first PAC 10/PAC 12 wrestling championship just one year ago (2019).
  19. 3x N.J. state champ, NCAA star confused, hopeful after Stanford drops wrestling https://www.nj.com/bergen/2020/07/3x-nj-state-champ-ncaa-star-confused-hopeful-after-stanford-drops-wrestling.html
  20. Where is the proof of this? Never mind...........found it: https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6757046-real-woods-enters-the-transfer-portal?fbclid=IwAR38ynZorY9wWzDT9yviFbMykADagIRLJQPoQZAxVm_1O4BZEtmQ-NaosNc
  21. I write that headline here as it's been a full week since the news broke that Peter Lipari of Rider & Rutgers is transferring to Arizona State. Yet when I checked Pinfall Recruiting's list of Arizona State's commitments (and transfers) there is no mention of Lipari. Even worse is the Open Mat's woeful list of wrestling transfers - which looks like it hasn't been updated in quite some time now. https://www.pinfallrecruiting.com/commits/commits-male/?commit_filter[]=Arizona+State&filter_submit=Filter https://news.theopenmat.com/college-wrestling-news/2020-ncaa-transfer-tracking-page/77351
  22. So the PAC 12 drags it's feet till almost literally the last minute and then FINALLY adds Little Rock to avoid having their NCAA tournament eligibility dropped. And NOW Stanford - with a 28 BILLION dollar endowment in hand - chooses to drop wrestling (and 10 other sports). So the PAC 12 is going to need yet another school with the sport of wrestling after 2021. Wonder how long they will drag their feet this next time. All of the following Stanford wrestlers (since this appears to be an absolutely final decision by Stanford) should enter the transfer portal TODAY: 125 lbs - Jackson DiSario - 2020-21 True So. - Ranked # 22 at 125 lbs by WrestleStat (From McDonough, GA) 141 lbs - Real Woods - 2020-21 RS So. - Ranked # 7 at 141 lbs by WrestleStat (From Albuquerque, NM) 141 lbs - Fabian Santillan - 2020-21 True So. - Ranked # 28 by WrestleStat (From Aurora, CO) 149 lbs - Jaden Abas - 2021 RS FR - Ranked # 15 by WS (From San Diego, CA) 157 lbs - Tyler Eischens - 2021 RS SO - Ranked # 31 by WS (From Anoka, MN) 165 lbs - Shane Griffith - 2021 RS SO - Ranked # 4 by WS (From Westwood NJ) Personally if they are going to transfer I'd like to see Woods, Abas and Griffith (at the very least) transfer to Arizona State. That would mean the following lineup for Arizona State next season 125 - Brandon Courtney (RS JR) - Ranked # 13 133 - Michael McGee (RS JR) - Ranked # 7 141 - Real Woods (RS SO) - Ranked # 7 149 - Jaden Abas (RS FR) - Ranked # 15 157 - Jacori Teemer (RS SO) Ranked # 9 165 - Shane Griffith (RS SO) - Ranked # 4 174 - Anthony Valencia (RS SR) - Ranked # 7 184 - Cade Belshay (RS JR) - Ranked # 37 197 - Kordell Norfleet (RS JR) - Ranked # 11 285 - Cohlton Schultz (RS FR) - Ranked # 48
  23. Compare those ratings (or Rankings for the sad cringer types among us) to WrestleStat's rankings: 125 lbs # 13 - Brandon Courtney - Arizona State # 22 - Jackson DiSario - Stanford # 27 - Brandon Kaylor - Oregon State 133 lbs # 7 - Michael McGee - Arizona State # 19 - Devan Turner - Oregon State 141 lbs # 7 - Real Woods - Stanford # 17 - Grant Willits - Oregon State 149 lbs # 15 - Jaden Abas - Stanford 157 lbs # 9 - Jacori Teemer - Arizona State # __ - Hunter Willits - Oregon State (not ranked by WS) # 29 - Tyler Eischens - Stanford 165 lbs # 4 - Shane Griffith - Stanford # 7 - Anthony Valencia - Arizona State # 28 - Bernie Truax - Cal Poly 174 lbs NONE 184 lbs # __ - Josh Loomer - CS Bakersfield (not ranked by WS) # 28 - Colt Doyle - Oregon State 197 lbs # 11 - Kordell Norfleet - Arizona State # 16 - Nathan Traxler - Stanford # __ - Dom Ducharme - CS Bakersfield (not ranked by WS) 285 lbs # __ - Cohlton Schultz - Arizona State (not ranked by WS
  24. The Open Mat's ratings for 2021 as of 7-06-2020 https://news.theopenmat.com/college-rankings/ncaa-di-college-wrestling-early-preseason-rankings-individual-team-july-6th-2020/78413 125 lbs # 9 - Brandon Courtney - Arizona State # 26 - Jackson DiSario - Stanford # 27 - Brandon Kaylor - Oregon state 133 lbs # 8 - Michael McGee - Arizona State # 9 - Devan Turner - Oregon State 141 lbs # 5 - Real Woods - Stanford # 21 - Grant Willits - Oregon State 149 lbs # 12 - Jaden Abas - Stanford 157 lbs # 7 - Jacori Teemer - Arizona State # 25 - Hunter Willits - Oregon State # 27 - Tyler Eischens - Stanford 165 lbs # 3 - Shane Griffith - Stanford # 23 - Bernie Truax - Cal Poly 174 lbs # 8 - Anthony Valencia - Arizona State * Last I heard AV is going to be at 165 lbs 184 lbs # 25 - Josh Loomer - CSU Bakersfield # 28 - Colt Doyle - Oregon State 197 lbs # 7 - Kordell Norfleet - Arizona State # 10 - Nathan Traxler - Stanford # 33 - Dom Ducharme - CSU Bakersfield 285 lbs # 14 - Cohlton Schultz - Arizona State
  25. I used WrestleStat's database to do a comparison on how Lipari and Crooks would theoretically do (according to WrestleStat) vs. the projected starters for the other PAC 12 teams for 2021. This is what I came up with: LIPARI vs. Projected PAC 12 starters at 149 lbs for the 2021 season: vs. Jaden Abas (Stanford) - Abas wins 8-4 vs Lipari vs. Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) - van der Merwe wins 6-4 vs. Lipari vs. Lane Stigall (Oregon State) - Stigall wins 8-7 vs. Lipari vs. Tyler Brennan (Little Rock) - Brennan wins 7-6 vs Lipari vs. Legend Lamer (Cal Poly) - Lipari wins 7-5 vs. Lamer vs. Josh Brown (CS Bakersfield) - Lipari wins 9-4 vs. Brown CROOKS vs. Projected PAC 12 starters at 149 lbs for the 2021 season: vs. Jaden Abas (Stanford) - Abas wins 8-4 vs. Crooks vs. Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) - van der Merwe wins 9-3 vs Crooks vs. Lane Stigall (Oregon State) - Stigall wins 9-4 vs. Crooks vs. Tyler Brennan (Little Rock) - Brennan wins 8-4 vs Crooks vs. Legend Lamer (Cal Poly) - Lamer wins 7-6 vs Crooks vs. Josh Brown (CS Bakersfield) - Brown wins 8-7 vs Crooks However it should be noted that WrestleStat still has Crooks listed at 141 lbs - well after ASU's head coach made it very clear that Crooks would be moving up to 149 lbs in that Zoom conference call they had last month. So that MAY be why Crooks was not projected to win any of these theoretical match-ups at 149 lbs. But based on these projected outcomes (thanks to WrestleStat) it appears that Lipari would be very competitive against all of the PAC 12 projected starters other than one of the two possible starters for Stanford, i.e., Jaden Abas.
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