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  1. 3 hours ago, 82bordeaux said:

    How big were those matches at 118 and 190 in the team race? Must have been something else to watch. Nice to see two Erie, PA boys representing in the finals!

    Carr and who is the other Erie guy? 

    Bruce coached in Erie but came from Jersey.

    also nice to see Bloomsburg represented in the finals. Is this their last finalist?

  2. HS...Rolled to a 172-10 record for Erie Cathedral Prep...Won state title as a senior with a 46-0 mark...Won state title as a junior with a 50-0 mark...Took second at states as a sophomore and placed as a freshman as well. Extremely impressive credentials for all 4 years, not coming on late but a state placer as a freshman.

  3. 13 minutes ago, russelscout said:

    Sweet man. Maybe Flo will give out some imaginary award to the state of PA. 

    I don't think any Iowa fan would argue that there is a huge talent discrepancy between Iowa and PA at the high school level right now. As an Iowa fan, I am not ashamed of PA guys coming in and taking over. I am proud of it.  It is telling that these guys wanted to come to Iowa to continue their education and wrestle. Clearly they saw it as a benefit and I think at this point it has shown to be a good decision. Plus, when they step into Carver with that singlet on they get the support of the largest and most engaged fan base in the country no matter what.

    Maybe its different at some places. I don't know. With all the state pride for NJ at Rutgers and what appears to be PA pride coming from Penn St fans lately, which I don't get because they recruit nationally too, but at Iowa I am fine in just taking pride in our guys being Hawkeyes no matter where they came from.

    being a guy who wrestled in PA, I too loved the IA style even purchased myself a Hawks jacket in the day. So no one can fault these guys for going to IA, just trying to give credit where credit is due. And that is not with IA HS wrestling. 

  4. depending on match circumstances, leverage > strength

    does that mean Bo would win vs Snyder I don't think so. But, IMO strength would not be the determining factor. And now that Russia has some live tape of Nickal, they will guarantee make some adjustments vs a savvy opponent such as Nickal. Just as Sad did vs Snyder.

  5. if the question was best wrestling area in the US through HS and college, then PA would be correct, as evidenced above with the hundreds of youth wrestlers packing gyms across the state, and # of NCAA qualifiers.

    but internationally speaking, there is no "hotbed", they come from all over and most PA 'greats' peak early because of the 100 matches every 3 months at the youth level.

    at Khasavjurt, Russia, Oct. 10-14

    U.S. men’s freestyle roster

    57 kg: Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
    57 kg: Zach Sanders (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm)
    65 kg: Dean Heil (Norman, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Oklahoma RTC)
    70 kg: Frank Molinaro (Norman, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Oklahoma RTC)
    74 kg: Isaiah Martinez (Champaign, Ill./Titan Mercury WC)
    74 kg: Dan Vallimont (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennsylvania RTC)
    74 kg: Nazar Kulchytskyy (Minneapolis, Minn./Titan Mercury WC/Gopher WC)
    74 kg: Mekhi Lewis (Bound Brook, N.J./Titan Mercury WC/Southeast RTC)
    86 kg: Kevin Radford (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
    86 kg: Zahid Valencia (Bellflower, Calif./Sunkist Kids)
    86 kg: Sammy Brooks (Iowa City, Iowa/New York AC)
    86 kg: Nick Heflin (Norman, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Oklahoma RTC)
    92 kg: Mike Macchiavello (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack WC)
    97 kg: Ty Walz (Blacksburg, Va./Titan Mercury WC/Southeast RTC)
    97 kg: Hayden Zillmer (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm)
    125 kg: Garrett Ryan (Scottsdale, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
    125 kg: Mike Kosoy (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)

    Friday, Oct. 11
    11 a.m. – Qualification rounds (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg)
    5 p.m. – Semifinals (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg)

    Saturday, Oct. 12
    11 a.m. – Qualification rounds (61 kg, 70 kg, 79 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg)
    11 a.m. – Repechage (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg)
    5 p.m. – Semifinals (61 kg, 70 kg, 79 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg)
    5:30 p.m. – Finals (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg)

    Sunday, Oct. 13
    11 a.m. – Repechage (61 kg, 70 kg, 79 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg)
    5 p.m. – Finals (61 kg, 70 kg, 79 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg)

  7. 1 minute ago, Housebuye said:

    Cox vs Yazdani would be fascinating. I’d be worried Cox might get a bunch of fleeing type penalties. He would have to get on his reattacks early or he may get cautioned out. 

    What an amazing match that would be. Sadly it won’t happen. 

    have to disagree with Cox getting cautioned out. He's a savvy wrestler and wouldn't allow this to happen. No way.

    and let's be honest, this is a possibility, can't say it won't happen just yet.

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