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  1. If you know of colleges and universities within Division III who take part in this, then by all means, please name them. I can speak directly to this and say that where I work students receive the same merit-based scholarships regardless if you are a student-athlete, play the flugelhorn, want to become and accountant or have plans for med school. I cannot speak for other institutions, but at this small D3, we do it by the book.
  2. If I remember correctly, Taylor Walsh was not so complimentary of Duane and his crew the year he was runner-up. Wasn't he saying that the training was all done by himself and his dad?
  3. How many "serious" competitors does the US have outside of these top 10 rankings? How does US depth (in terms of sheer numbers) compare with that of nations such s Cuba, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Georgia, Turkey and other nations which are routinely in the top 10?
  4. Photos five and seven are Illinois classics. The last photo is an unknown wrestler from Austin Gomez's dad's youth club.
  5. Pegboy is playing again with Bollweevils (never a fan, but really nice guys) this coming Tuesday... $20 is pricey for a punk rock show. We've been spoiled. Raygun I love and Effigies were great... even some of their mid-'80s dancier tunes from "Fly On a Wire" and "Ink." John Kezdie came to DeKalb and let me interview him for a story I did on Effigies for my 'zine. Nice guy, SUPER conservative and unapologetic about being a state's attorney and locking up a lot of old punkers. I have always wondered how he and Steve Albini are so close. I'm too young to have seen Big Black in their day, but did see Dijits a good number of times. I never saw Rick with Supersuckers, though. That would have been fun. Big Black at T&G25 was awesome and Dijits never fail to impress. My only experience with UO was meeting Nash Kato backstage at a Green Party rally in Chicago I was covering leading up to the 2000 presidential election. He and Eddie Vedder were way shorter than I expected, but very nice people. I had never been that close to Jello Biafra until then and will never stand that close to him again. Not only does he not like capitalism, but he mustn't like deodorant or showering regularly either.
  6. Hahaha! If Martin and Ebro from Crudos and Ben from Screeching Weasel knew they were being discussed on a wrestling website, they'd $#!* themselves. Like Gantry, I went to college at Northern Illinois U with Ebro. I've been to Reggie's, Beat Kitchen and Empty Bottle, all within the last eight weeks. That said, Fireside was fun, but my favorite place was probably Lounge Ax in Lincoln Park. 1995, at a Rocket From the Crypt show, was the first time I experienced Wesley Willis and his headbutts. My friend Jason and I also briefly hung out with Bill Berry and Mike Mills at that same show. That place was so small and intimate, seeing Man or Astroman? Superchunk, Shellac and I don't remember who else, was a real big deal for me between 1993 and 1996. I think it was co-owned by Jeff Tweedy's (Wilco) wife. I'm right about the same age as the Cap'n Jazz guys and they were sort of a big thing for my group of friends from 1991 through 1993, but I just couldn't get with them or JoA or the other bands you mentioned. I preferr(ed) Big Black, Life Sentence, Articles of Faith, Crudos, Beer Nuts, Raygun, et al. Screeching Weasel was another "big" local draw during my high school years, but I have never seen them play. I co-published a fanzine with some friends and Ben Weasel grabbed a copy, called me and offered to write a column for us. After the phone conversation, all I could think was, "Thanks, but nah." Nice dude, but far too much going on in that head of his.
  7. I can hook you up with him, if you need to find him. Let me know.
  8. Maybe the US team should become better technicians.
  9. I believe I misread your post originally and may have not at all been clear in what I stated. My apologies if that is the case. Slip throw: there is no reward for the opponent who stops the throw or defends it. I see it mainly as a nice "stalling" (since that word doesn't exist in international wrestling) tactic. If I try something on you and it doesn't work, that's to your advantage. I don't see the point in rewarding something only if it has a positive outcome for the one taking the risk.
  10. Are you citing online numbers only?
  11. $105K for wrestling coaching salaries... for three coaches (not including the grad assistant)... does that include benefits? Man, that is tough. I do not know the answer to this, but why is it so tough for Cleveland State to pull in more top-notch student-wrestlers? They're right there in Cleveland, two hours from Pittsburgh, 2.5 hours from the Detroit area, 5.5 hours from Chicago... Are they bound by some internal requirements (a la Fresno State) to have X% of kids from Ohio and the Cleveland area?
  12. That was a great weekend. PS - Pegboy are playing Cobra Lounge benefit for Liar's Club soon... $20/$25 at the door. EDIT - I should say that two of the kids who wrestled with my son, one went to high school with Larry and one drinks with Larry. They tried to get him to come to a kid wrestling tournament, but Larry couldn't be bothered to wake up that early.
  13. I haven't poked around to find an answer, but does anyone know the attendance numbers for this past World Cup in Iowa City?
  14. Thank you, pinnum. I do remember all of that. When you say "already a (very) low budget program," do you have a dollar amount tied to that? I think that gives the rest of us an idea as to who might apply and who will stay away from consideration.
  15. Two-time Illinois state qualifier; placed fifth this year as a senior. (Ironically, Adam lost to the same kid, in the same round, by the same score in both years to move to the wrestlebacks) Adam also competed at Fargo at least once.
  16. Alan Fried? Now that Lee Kemp's son is headed to Fresno State, I wonder if he'd want to coach a college team? Does anyone have an idea of the sort of support the team receives from the university?
  17. I understand slip throws in relation to more risk taking in the sport, but risk shouldn’t be rewarded only if it works for you. That’s the whole idea behind risk taking. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Busy year in the coaching shuffle thus far and congratulations to Tim Flynn for earning this gig. Who might be on Big Bruce's short list for this position? Maybe I am wrong, but I have to believe that Cliff Moore wants to be more than an assistant coach... maybe?
  19. Here's a start: http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/VideoPlayer.jsp?matchId=6158779132&TIM=1523377774365&twSessionId=nqqzicnshdczpzr
  20. https://www.youtube.com/user/WrestlingTV/videos - dig through here. They're updating videos pretty quickly.
  21. I stopped eating animals back in 1995. I used to consume Tofurky products, so it fit. The older I am, the more I think about ditching this account and using my given name.
  22. Also, I jumped the gun on the University of Michigan by posting Sean Bormet's info. Joe McFarland is from Ohio, but attended Michigan during his college years.
  23. https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-cup-7 - I have not tried to watch the videos from wither mat, but let us know how it goes.
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