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Everything posted by DuckFor2

  1. he forgot? that's crazy. Yozzo's inside trip was about as good as you'll ever see.
  2. BraunMan was perhaps the biggest dope ever on these boards. don't miss him. nor LI Marty but yes when you lose true wrestling minds on a great mat forum such as this, you feel the void. so was Big an actual decent wrestler?
  3. just read the article, it just says he was a college wrestler, nothing about Nationals or that he was a champ. The wrestling community helped him a great deal as well.... My colleagues were helping me, too: checking in, texting, telling me what to do and what to expect. When I got in a panicky mood, I would reach out to my friends and see what they thought I should do. And my wrestling community: I am 26 years out of college, but I was getting texts from old coaches and teammates and current wrestlers. These guys are tough, tough as nails, and it helped me. When I was wrestling and I was tired and my opponent was strong, and I would say to myself, “Am I going to roll over and take this or am I going to get up and do something about it?” I channeled that. After the wrestlers texted me, I would get up and go walk in the yard. I walked as fast as I could, which was pretty slow, and I tried to take a breath and hold it 10 seconds and maybe expand my lungs. No matter how bad I felt the whole time, I made sure I got out of bed, I put on a mask, and I went out into my yard. I walked around the yard five times. I did not let my lungs get stagnant. By that point I had figured out other strategies too. For example, if you are going to lie down, you have to lie in a prone position, on your chest. It makes it easier to breathe.
  4. he coached a team that won AAU''s 4 years in a row.
  5. He was a bodyguard for the Shah . .and I'm sure a darn good one Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  6. it was definitely worth the watch Jason. And it touches on how he went to the USA after the death of Iran's greatest of all time committed suicide. NYC then Minny. He is a cult figure!
  7. thanks for the heads up Tobus! while he was training in the Lehigh Valley in the 90's I ran into the Sheik standing in line for a drink and i couldn't believe it.
  8. unfortunately many PA greats fizzle out too soon, a lot are burned out before they reach college. the list is long. Kolat just got flat out robbed. I think Spencer can be one of the guys on this list one day.
  9. has there ever been a more scintillating finals comeback than Rob Rohn? if so, i'd like to see it, down 14-2.
  10. the only one not mentioned in this thread is Pico, he is clearly our best shot. lol. all kidding aside, i still believe it will be Yianni who is our rep and who will qualify the weight. Zain was a great college wrestler because of his ability to ride on top, that's no longer working.
  11. wow, what an article. There is absolutely nothing political about this. Ignorance maybe. Castro, who brought 19 athletes to the event, said he believes part of the overreaction is related to ire directed at President Donald Trump. Castro said he concurred with his school president, Jerry Falwell Jr., who argued on Fox News earlier in the day that the coronavirus was being used by Democrats to impeach the president. “Call me a conspiratorist or whatever,” Castro said. “Is that to minimize what’s going on? Absolutely not. But you cannot view this from a prism without being political to some degree. It’s too obvious.”
  12. I'll be suprised if Zain is our rep. That was brutal.
  13. great technical match. It's difficult wrestling someone who basically does nothing until the final 45 seconds he attempts a few shots.
  14. can't disagree with you there bwn. get er done!
  15. we all can agree that upper weights are severely watered down, not just in PA. so eliminate one the upper weights, just not the 285, which is a mainstay of any team. The anchor of a great team is the big guy.
  16. nice tuneup for JB vs a quality opponent
  17. that's why I dropped cable! Too expensive. Time to move in 2020 follks.
  18. correct me if i'm wrong, but do the PIAA transfer rules also pertain to Catholics? and yes, recruiting out of state kids to come wrestle in PA is certainly ruffling feathers. Esp when they are state champs. And even though this is perhaps the strongest wrestling district in PA, this is weakening the rest of the district by taking away their better wrestlers.
  19. great thread. being a former D2 wrestler in PA, a lot of these schools thrive off of getting former D1 wrestlers highly recruited out of HS, they have issues at D1 or can't make the team, etc, end up at a smaller school with less pressure and go on to achieve AA status.
  20. don' t seize your opponents soul! or is it sole? lol
  21. completely illegal to seize the sole of your opponent. very odd rule. as is this one....To spit the water out during the break. You must swallow the water!~
  22. the 1st foot stomp v JO was clearly set up perfectly with the small steps with the right foot, then comes the stomp. actually all of them were clearly planned and executed to perfection. very enlightening.
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