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  1. Mandarino's last match wrestling for Stanford was in February of 2019 when he lost 2-1 to # 2 ranked Tyler Berger of Nebraska in the Stanford vs. Nebraska dual (at 157 lbs). It would be great for Stanford if he made it back on the roster for next season but I tried searching for him on the internet and found NOTHING recent about him at all. I have no idea what became of him since February of 2019. Berger, of course, placed 2nd at the 2019 NCAA tournament and 3rd at the 2018 NCAA tournament and 5th at the 2017 NCAA tournament.
  2. I wondered about Mandarino at the beginning of last season but he was not on the Stanford roster this past season. So I'm assuming he's done - despite the fact that he was only a True Sophomore for the season before last (2018-2019). Dominick Mandarino profile from 2019 season As opposed to Judah Duhm who WAS listed on the Stanford roster all season long (but did not compete).
  3. With Stanford returning at least 7 of their 10 starters from 2020 for the 2021 season I'm wondering what Stanford fans think will happen given the fact that Stanford had both Requir van der Merwe and Jaden Abas at 149 lbs this past season. Do one of those two move up to 157 lbs? If so does that mean Tyler Eischens also moves up from 157 lbs to 165 lbs. And if so does Shane Griffith then move up to 174 lbs? Second question is who do Stanford wrestling fans see as the probable starter for Stanford for the 2021 season at 133 lbs? Dalton Young - who WrestleStat has ranked # 119 at 133 lbs? My GUESS as to Stanford's probable lineup for the 2021 season would be the following. Tell me what you think is incorrect - if you would please: 125 lbs - # 26 rankedJackson DiSario - True Sophomore (21-9) - 2020 PAC 12 runner-up at 125 lbs 133 lbs - # 119 ranked Dalton Young - RS Junior (8-3) 141 lbs - # 7 ranked Real Woods - RS Sophomore (19-1) - 2020 PAC 12 champion at 141 lbs 149 lbs - # 38 ranked Requir van der Merwe - RS Senior (10-6) - 2020 PAC 12 runner-up at 149 lbs (2019 PAC 12 champion) OR # 25 ranked Jaden Abas - RS Freshman (23-4) 157 lbs - # 48 ranked Tyler Eischens - RS Sophomore (21-9) OR Requir van der Merwe (see 149 lbs above) OR Jaden Abas (see 149 lbs above) 165 lbs - # 4 ranked Shane Griffith - RS Sophomore (28-0) - 2020 PAC 12 champion at 165 lbs OR Tyler Eischens (see 157 lbs above) 174 lbs - # 113 ranked Jared Hill - RS Senior (5-7) OR # 69 ranked (at 184 lbs) Karmon Foster - RS Junior (15-10) OR Shane Griffith (see 165 lbs above) 184 lbs - # 63 Judah Duhm - RS Senior (0-0) - Stanford's starter in 2019 (PAC 12 runner-up at 184 lbs in 2019) OR Jared Hill OR Karmon Foster (see 174 lbs above) 197 lbs - # 19 ranked Nathan Traxler - RS Senior (20-5) - 2020 PAC 12 runner-up at 197 lbs 285 lbs - # 103 ranked Hayden Maley - True Junior (5-2) - Stanford's HWY starter in 2019
  4. Based on what I've seen lately as far as commitments for 2020 there are a LOT of wrestlers who have committed but have not YET signed on the dotted line. It's not that strange IMO.
  5. I did check it out at hoopladigital.com however the public library in my town is apparently not subscribed to hoopla. They listed some libraries in cities near where I live but not the city where I actually reside. Also I browsed thru their television options and A. It appears to be primarily British TV shows and B. I did not see any American TV shows I'd be interested in watching. So I don't think Hoopla is for me. But thanks for the tip nonetheless.
  6. Thanks Gantry - I'll do that. Thanks for the tip.
  7. Cal Poly has also signed Kendall La Rosa of Pitman HS in CA. He placed 4th at 160 lbs at the 2020 CA State tournament and he was a 2019 SQ at 160 lbs Here's a story which mentioned he signed with Cal Poly: https://www.modbee.com/sports/high-school/article241383211.html Kendall's older brother, Joe La Rosa, was a Sophomore for Cal Poly last season.
  8. I ordered all 9 seasons of "The X Files" (the original TV series - not the gawd-awful recent 2 season remake) on DVD (one season at a time) via e-bay and Amazon.com as well as all 8 seasons of "Game of Thrones" on DVD. I am finding episodes of the original "The X Files" series that are completely unfamiliar to me. Some episodes I do remember but most of them are like I've never watched them before (but almost certain did years ago). I'm almost thru season 6. I normally get DVD's of old TV series thru my local public library because what is on TV these days is simply garbage or what I refer to as "Made for Morons TV". But my local library has been closed most of this month due to this #**##** CHINESE VIRUS - but it MAY re-open on Wednesday of this week.
  9. And Josiah Hall won the 2020 CA State heavyweight championship in dominating fashion - by pinning Nicholas Villarreal in 2:38. It's especially good for Little Rock as they were without a heavyweight for most of last season and had to forfeit repeatedly at 285 lbs.
  10. I'm sure he has lots of schools offering him a full ride scholarship. Personally I'd like to see him sign with Arizona State as he could very well be their starter next season at 149 lbs. As that's a real area of need as far as I can tell for ASU for 2021. Maybe they could sign both Vasquez and Sparks and fill both of their "need" weight classes for next season.
  11. Yeah, that sounds right. Thanks for YOUR clarification on this.
  12. According to one website Vasquez is SAID to have committed to Ohio State but that same website also mentioned that there is nothing which verifies that to be accurate. I'm thinking it's likely wishful thinking on the part of an Ohio State fan.
  13. 106 lbs - Andre Gonzales - Poway H.S. - 2020 Junior - Uncommitted 113 lbs - Richard Figueroa - Selma H.S. - 2020 Junior - Arizona State verbal commit 120 lbs - Tristan Lujan - Selma H.S. - 2020 Senior - Michigan State verbal commit 126 lbs - Maximo Renteria - Buchanan H.S. - 2020 Junior - Illinois verbal commit 132 lbs - Aaron Nagoa - Esperanza H.S. - 2020 Senior - Minnesota verbal commit 138 lbs - Alex Ramirez - Rowland H.S. - 2020 Junior - Uncommitted 145 lbs - Jesse Vasquez - Excelsior Charter H.S. - 2020 Senior - Uncommitted (4 time CA State champion) 152 lbs - Chase Saldate - Gilroy H.S. - 2020 Senior) - Michigan State signee 160 lbs - Andrew Sparks - Calvary Chapel H.S. - 2020 Senior - Uncommitted 170 lbs - Giano Petrucelli - Clovis H.S. - 2020 Senior - Air Force signee 182 lbs - Nathan Haas - St. John Bosco H.S. - 2020 Senior - Nebraska signee 195 lbs - Guillermo Escobedo - Los Altos H.S. - 2020 Senior - Wyoming verbal 220 lbs - Brandon Leon - Roosevelt H.S. - 2020 Senior - Uncommitted 285 lbs - Josiah Hall - Bakersfield H.S. - 2020 Senior - Little Rock verbal commit
  14. I would be more surprised is Cal Poly had gotten a CA State champ to commit or sign with them. I don't mean that as a "slam" it's just that this year's class for Cal Poly is probably the best recruiting class I can recall for them since a long time ago. Most of their new recruits the last few years have either not placed or placed no higher than 5th at the CA State tournament. Also the Seniors in CA who win a State championship in wrestling (or multiple State championships) go to the bigger wrestling programs. I believe their are 2020 CA wrestlers who have either signed or committed to Nebraska, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, North Carolina, etc., etc., etc. Cal Poly has had some very poor recruiting years of late. It's been a long time since the days of Darrell Vasquez, Chase Pami, Boris & Filip Novachkov, etc.
  15. I included Gioffre a few days ago in the thread I started here about the 13 Cal Poly recruits. And he had also been listed on the Open Mat list of commits for Cal Poly for quite a while.
  16. Here is the best video I've found of "Sparkie's" 7-1 win over Cael Valencia in the 2020 California State championship match at 160 lbs. I saw another video but if I referred to that other video as very poor that would be a compliment to it IMO. It did have very nice shots of the floor and the ceiling tho. I thought maybe Stanford was in charge of shooting that other video. (J/K). https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Andrew+Sparks+wrestling+video&&view=detail&mid=931B49A9763CC8604713931B49A9763CC8604713&&FORM=VDRVRV It appeared to me that Cael Valencia simply had no effective response to any of Sparks' attacks. Sparks was very clearly the better wrestler.
  17. Yes, I am aware of that, however that does not stop schools from offering scholarships right now. In the last week or so (as a Boise State grad and fan) I've seen roughly two dozen high school football players who Boise State has offered scholarships THIS WEEK.
  18. Sparks won the 160 lbs weight class at the 2020 California State tournament and he defeated Cael Valencia 7-1 in the championship match. Yet I don't see him listed anywhere as having committed to any college. Valencia was ranked # 1 in the State of California before Sparks beat him 7-1. Anyone know what his story is? Here's a link to a story on him: https://www.ocregister.com/2020/03/02/orange-county-boys-athlete-of-the-week-andrew-sparks-calvary-chapel/ It seems to me this kid is worthy of a wrestling scholarship SOMEWHERE.
  19. This list of new recruits for Cal Poly for next season came from "The Open Mat" and their commit list for various schools - which you can see here: The Open Mat commitment list for 2020-2021
  20. There are a few of the 13 new recruits for Cal Poly who I think have some real potential. Particularly Adam Jacob (133/141) and J. T. Stinson (174 lbs) and Tyler Gianakopulos (197/285) ================ Brenden Johnson of Del Oro H.S. in California (133 lbs) Johnson placed 8th at the 2019 CA State tournament at 132 lbs - He did not compete at the 2020 CA State tournament ================ Adam Jacob of East Pennsboro H.S. in Pennsylvania (133/141 lbs) Jacob placed 4th at the 2020 Pennsylvania State wrestling tournament at 132 lbs (He also competed at 138 lbs occasionally) and 6th at the 2019 Pennsylvania State wrestling tournament at 113 lbs (he also competed at 120 lbs that year but was at 113 for State) ================ Joshua Medina of Servite High School in California (141 lbs) Medina placed 6th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 138 lbs and he placed 7th at 132 lbs as a Junior in 2019. ================ Logan Gioffre of Buchanan H.S. in California (149 lbs) Gioffre place 4th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 145 lbs. He defeated Elijah Blake (see next Cal Poly recruit) 2-1 in the 2020 CA State tournament consolation semi-finals. Gioffre did not place at the 2019 or 2018 CA State tournament. ================ Elijah Blake of Del Oro High School in California (149 lbs) Blake placed 5th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 145 lbs. He also placed 7th at 138 pounds at the 2019 CA State tournament and 7th at 132 lbs at the 2018 CA State tournament.. ================ Noah Cortez of Dinuba High School in California (157 lbs) Placed 6th at 2020 CA State tournament at 152 lbs. He also placed 8th at 145 pounds at the 2018 CA State tournament. Cortez qualified for the 2019 CA State tournament but went 1-2 at same. ================ William Kloster of Lemoore High School in California (165 lbs) Kloster placed 8th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 160 lbs and he also placed 8th at the 2019 CA state tournament also at 160 lbs. ================ JT Stinson of East Nicolaus High School in California (174 lbs) Stinson placed 3rd at the 2020 CA State tournament at 170 lbs. Stinson also placed 5th at the CA State tournament in 2019 at 152 lbs and 7th at the 2018 CA State tournament at 152 lbs. Stinson also qualified for the 2017 CA State tournament at 132 lbs, as a 9th grader, but did not place. ================ Jarad Priest of Bakersfield High School in California (174 lbs) Priest placed 6th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 170 lbs and he also placed 7th at the 2019 CA State tournament at 170 lbs ================ Tyler Avila of Porterville H.S. in California (184 lbs) Avila placed 7th at 182 lbs at the 2020 CA State tournament. He did not compete at the 2019 CA State tournament. ================ Tyler Gianakopulos of Clovis High School in California (197/285) Gianakopulos placed 2nd at the 2020 CA State tournament at 195 lbs and he also placed 5th at the 2019 CA State tournament at 182 lbs and 7th at the 2018 CA State tournament at 170 lbs. ================ Josh Harkey of Dana Hills High School in California (197/285) Harkey placed 5th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 195 lbs. He qualified for the 2019 CA State tournament but did not place at 182 lbs. ================ Trevor Tinker of Northview H.S. in California (197/285) Tinker placed 6th at the 2020 CA State tournament at 195 lbs. He lost 3-2 to Harkey (See above) in the 5th place match at the 2020 CA State tournament. Tinker qualified for the 2019 CA State tournament at 182 lbs but did not place (he went 1-2). ================
  21. If I wanted to read about this virus (again) I'd go to ANOTHER website. I come to THIS website to read about WRESTLING.
  22. I can't recall any J.C. wrestler who has ever competed for Arizona State. So I looked at all of the wrestling team rosters on the ASU website - going back to 2011-2012. And I saw only one J.C. guy. He was listed on the 2011-2012 ASU roster. That being P.J. Starnes of Harper College in Illinois. He was listed as a Junior on the 2011-2012 ASU roster but he was not listed on their 2012-2013 roster. So he apparently didn't last at ASU. I would think they would be looking at guys on the transfer portal rather than J.C. guys but you could be right. I know Oregon State goes the J.C. route regularly but I just couldn't recall any J.C. guys who did well at Arizona State in the past. Maybe they have had them - I just don't recall any J.C. guys for ASU who did well at the D-1 level. P.S. The J.C. national champs at 149 and 165 lbs were both Freshmen. Namely Jake Beeson of Pratt College at 149 lbs and Isaiah Crosby of Iowa Western. So it would seem unlikely they would be leaving their J.C. after one year. https://www.njcaa.org/sports/wrest/2019-20/national_championship/index
  23. Arizona State had 5 Seniors on their wrestling team for the 2019-2020 season yet as far as I can tell they have ZERO new recruits coming to their program for the 2020-2021 season. Is that or is that not accurate? I would think that at the very least they would be exploring the Transfer Portal to bring in transfers from other D-1 Schools - especially for 133 lbs, 141 lbs, 149 lbs and 165 lbs. Particularly those last two weight classes of 149 and 165 lbs. Has there been ANY word on who they are bringing into their wrestling program for 2021? P.S. I'm just assuming that wrestling will not be granted any more eligibility by the NCAA due to this virus B.S. as they had only one week left in their entire season.
  24. Had to wade all the way thru that very lengthy article to find this: " Among the names expected to be contacted by Oregon State about its head coaching position are Terry Brands, associate head coach at Iowa; Zack Esposito, associate head coach, Oklahoma State; Kevin Ward, head coach, Army, and Cary Kolat, head coach, Campbell." I'm shocked that former Oregon State assistant coach and now Fresno State head coach Troy Steiner wasn't mentioned. However this article also mentioned that they would be interviewing EIGHT candidates and only four are named here.
  25. POSSIBLE PAC 12 STARTERS FOR 2020-2021 SEASON 125 LBS - Rankings listed below are from WrestleStat - And this assumes Brandon Courtney of Arizona State moves up to 133 lbs next season. Which is interesting as a comparison of a possible match of Courtney vs. the 2020 PAC 12 champ at 133 lbs (Devan Turner of Oregon State) has Courtney winning that match 7-6 yet Courtney's presumed replacement at 125 lbs (Nick Raimo) is projected to lose to Oregon State's Brandon Kaylor 8-7. STANFORD - # 26 Jackson DiSario - 2021 True Sophomore (21-9)- 2020 PAC 12 runner-up DiSario beat Kaylor of OSU 10-3 at the 2020 PAC 12 tournament DiSario beat Lorenzo of CP 10-6 in Nov. 2019 (Roadrunner Open) DiSario lost 4-2 vs. Flores of CSB in Nov. 2019 (Roadrunner Open) ++++++++++++ OREGON STATE - # 31 Brandon Kaylor - 2021 RS Sophomore (20-6) - 3rd at 2020 PAC 12 tournament Kaylor beat Carson of Little Rock 10-5 in 2020 PAC 12 Cons. Semi-final Kaylor lost 10-3 vs. DiSario of Stanford in 2020 PAC 12 Champ. Semi-final ++++++++++++ ARIZONA STATE - # 46 Nick Raimo - 2021 RS Freshman (14-2) ++++++++++++ CAL POLY - # 57 Antonio Lorenzo - 2021 RS Freshman (17-5) - Cal Poly's starter for 2019-2020, Benny Martinez is ranked # 170 so Lorenzo, who RS'd, would appear to be the choice for CP for 2020. Lorenzo lost 10-6 vs. DiSario of Stanford in Nov. 2019 (Roadrunner Open) Lorenzo beat Flores of CSB 6-4 in early November 2019 (Menlo Open) ++++++++++++ CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD - # 97 Eddie Flores - 2021 RS Sophomore (9-5) - CSUB's starter for 2019-2020 was # 133 ranked Alex Hernandez-Figueroa so - like CP - i would seem Flores would be the choice for CSUB at 125 lbs for 2020-2021 Flores beat DiSario of Stanford 4-2 in Nov. 2019 (Roadrunner Open) Flores lost 6-4 in early Nov. 2019 vs. Lorenzo of CP (Menlo Open) ++++++++++++ LITTLE ROCK - # 117 Jaydn Carson - 2021 True Sophomore (12-11) - Placed 5th at 2020 PAC 12 tournament at 125 lbs Carson lost 10-5 vs. Kaylor of OSU at 2020 PAC 12 tournament (Cons. Semi-finals) ++++++++++++ ==================================================
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