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    BadgerMon reacted to TobusRex in Tell me your wrestling stories   
    In the course of our chatter I told Dr Bussey I was a walkon at OSU, then I joked "oh hell, shouldn't have told a Hawkeye that. Now you'll really make me suffer". He didn't think it was very funny, lol. 
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    BadgerMon reacted to HokieHWT in Tell me your wrestling stories   
    Another one that @Drake_Mallard just reminded me of. We had a 103lber my senior year who weighed about 90lbs. He was a 13 year old super genius who ran cross country and we recruited him so we didn’t have to forfeit the weight.
    His first match, ever, in his life, with three weeks training, was against Blake Frost from Christiansburg who had won a state title the year before and had a super aggressive style. Anyway they get going, 30 seconds into the match, Frost scoops him up, drops him on his shoulder/arm and pins him. Our guy gets up, shakes his hand and comes over to our coach and says, calmly, “coach, I do believe that I have broken both my clavicle and humerus”
    Coach : “ummm, I don’t think so, you’d be screaming right now”
    Thomas: “you are correct, however, my mother is in attendance and I feel that an uncharacteristic outburst of emotion, may cause her distress”
    Coach: “....”
    Thomas: “I’m going to remove myself and go discuss this further with the trainer of athletes”
    Coach: “ummm, ok bud”
    Turns out, he was spot on. Both his humerus and collarbone were snapped directly in two. He had emergency surgery to put plates in. The x-rays were like something I had never seen before, looked like someone sawed them both in half.
    He’s now a Harvard med professor.
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    BadgerMon reacted to klehner in Tell me your wrestling stories   
    Junior high school, match against our rival school whose team, to a man, was much better than us.  Part way through my match,
    I'm predictably on my back desperately arching to avoid the pin.  I'm looking at the sideline where their cheerleaders were, and
    I see the girl who had a crush on me in 5th and 6th grades (we were in a Rapid Learners program for those two years), and she's
    screaming "PIN HIM!  PIN HIM!"
    For the record, I did not get pinned.  Also for the record, we just had a 50th reunion with our 6th grade teacher, and it was very nice
    to see Lisa and the others again.
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    BadgerMon reacted to HokieHWT in Tell me your wrestling stories   
    In high school, my junior year, I was determined to set the National fastest pin record that was always posted in whatever wrestling magazine our coach got in the late 90s. Anyway, I had a bunch of 6, 7, 8 second pins and my coach was mad because I wasn’t getting any work in and my method, whipping a head and arm off the whistle, wouldn’t get good kids. So he told me I could do it one more time and try and beat the record, it was 4 seconds held by another VA guy, junior national,  nationally ranked #1 HWT, Luke Owens from Grundy High School.
    Ironically, my next match was in a Grundy tri-meet but not against a Golden Waver. As we shook hands, I looked at the ref and said “wait, I’m going to whip a headlock, flatten my hips, and he will be stuck in about 3 seconds, be ready”. My opponent, was truly confused and the ref just chuckled.
    Whistle blows, I lunge and whip the headlock, flatten my hips, the guy is flat and I’m yelling “hit the mat!!!!”
    The ref does, 4 seconds in! Afterwards, he apologizes and says that he was so stunned to react but that the guy was flat at 3 seconds. No big deal, I tied one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of high school wrestling!
    however...my coach never submitted it to USA wrestling or Win or whatever it was. He said that was my punishment for taking the easy way out.
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    BadgerMon reacted to TobusRex in Top NCAA DI Wrestlers of the 1980s   
    Definitely he'd have done well in any other era. 
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    BadgerMon reacted to Tennesea_hubcap in Top NCAA DI Wrestlers of the 1980s   
    Krieger was pretty good legger.  
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    BadgerMon reacted to jchapman in Flo's "Metcalf"   
    Was this Hall’s true kindergarten year, or his RS kindergarten year?
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    BadgerMon got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Best Wrestlers in Wisconsin History   
    We also brought in John Hurlock at heavyweight, who had wrestled for U of Colorado til they dropped their program.
    He had pinned Big Ten champ and #3 seed John Bowlsby first round of the NCAAs in '79 before becoming a Badger.
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    BadgerMon got a reaction from TobusRex in Best Wrestlers in Wisconsin History   
    Howe did a great job considering his Achilles injury. He did reach 4 NCAA semis.
    Not sure what happened in the Jarrod King final.
    Perry was a beast, also. No shame there- that guy could bring it- brutal rider.
     
    But yeah, I wanted him to win a few too.
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    BadgerMon got a reaction from Plasmodium in Best Wrestlers in Wisconsin History   
    We also brought in John Hurlock at heavyweight, who had wrestled for U of Colorado til they dropped their program.
    He had pinned Big Ten champ and #3 seed John Bowlsby first round of the NCAAs in '79 before becoming a Badger.
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    BadgerMon reacted to TobusRex in Best Wrestlers in Wisconsin History   
    If Uetake said it, what can I do but agree :D But that sounds more like something John Smith would say, lol.
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    BadgerMon reacted to bnwtwg in Best Wrestlers in Wisconsin History   
    When you say all his injuries out loud you really appreciate all that Howe accomplished and overcame. I wonder if he will wait to take Kennedy's spot, find his way back to Bormet, or move directly to an RTC or D1 head coach position next.
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    BadgerMon reacted to Plasmodium in Best Wrestlers in Wisconsin History   
    I enjoyed a couple of visits to their shop as well.   Very nice people.  They started a very successful club and coached one of my sons for a long time.
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    BadgerMon reacted to jackwebster in Best Wrestlers in Oklahoma State History   
    I don't know much. I know that they were close and that they later worked together at Webster. My dad also used him as a cautionary tale about the long term damage wrestling can do to you. I guess Favor had a bum everything later in life. My dad always told me to just go over; getting pinned a few times was better than living crippled. Here's his obit: https://www.mmsfuneralhomes.com/m/obituaries/Donald-Don-Favor/Memories
    Ohh...My dad said that he regularly went to practice and got to know Chesbro and Roderick. Brutal goes in my dad's telling but, then again, he also told me to turn over if something hurt.
    Now that I have a bum everything, I wonder if I should have listened 
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    BadgerMon reacted to Voice_of_the_Quakers in Underground Card #1 - Legends Matches   
    I'm still convinced Gene Mills could whip my ass, and I have him by 10 years and 50 pounds.
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    BadgerMon reacted to Antitroll2828 in Underground Card #1 - Legends Matches   
    Mocco vs Zach Rey because even if they are out of shape and don’t do much they’ll atleast stand there and headbutt  and club each other for 6 minutes 
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    BadgerMon got a reaction from GreatWhiteNorth in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    VO2 can be important- depending upon your style of wrestling.
    My teammate/same weight/opponent on the Badgers- the late Jeff Charland and a 3 time state champ, could run all day and had a VO2 of 5.0 L.  He was lean and mean. He wrestled very controlled matches and could take breaks by riding with the legs.
    Mine was 3.5 L and could not run all day, but was stocky (stockier now). I wrestled chaotically and was constantly winded. Apparently 3.5 is the low side of the average for SEDENTARY ADULT MALES.  Yay.
    Somehow we went 4-4 with each other in matches.
    So how important is VO2, and does it outweigh other "gifts"? 
     
    I understand that Jack Cuvo could run all day, was a college AA in XC, and a two time NCAA champ.THAT's physically gifted in my humble opinion.
     
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    BadgerMon reacted to gimpeltf in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    But he's twice the man he used to be!
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    BadgerMon reacted to bnwtwg in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    Ask a guy like Taylor or Metcalf. Both are probably high 70s-low 80s which translates to a nonstop torrid pace.
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    BadgerMon reacted to Jim L in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    Pretty sure Neal was never All-Pro, so you need to add Carlton Haselrig with  6X NCAA championships plus Pro-Bowl and All Pro selection 
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    BadgerMon reacted to JHRoseWrestling in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    Friend of the forum @gutfirst once told me this cool story:
    During a camp at the OTC they took the V02 max of all the athletes on campus.  Among his fellow wrestlers, Rulon had no peer.  His total was rivaled only by the cyclists at the training center.
     
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    BadgerMon got a reaction from Plasmodium in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    I remember him singing the Anthem to start the Northern Open back about 1979
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    BadgerMon reacted to gimpeltf in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    Erland van Lidth de Jeude
    He'd sing the anthem before the finals like J'Den.
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    BadgerMon reacted to MNRodent in Separated at birth?   
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    BadgerMon reacted to TobusRex in Wrestlers that went on to unexpected careers   
    Roger Frizzel, CEO to Carnival Cruise Lines, was a 4 time All American at OU (4,3,3,3). Next time you ride a Carnival ship and get the ****s, he's the one to complain to!
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