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  1. On 3/21/2020 at 8:28 AM, Sstern said:

    I’m starting to wonder about Pritzlaff.  Seems like a good guy.  Great credentials but can’t seem to get a HC gig.  Bad interviewee?  Bad timing?  Promise from Rutgers? 

    Wasn't Donny promised the reigns at Wisconsin, and then the Barrys pulled a fast one at the last minute?

    That said, I would think that Goodale has quite a few years left, as he is only 47- or 48-years-old.

    I think Donny may have missed a really great opportunity at Maryland. I'm not sure if he went for the gig, but being a B10 school less than an hour from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, just north of Virginia, and with recruiting ties to the Midwest, that might have been his best shot.

    To the rest, I have no idea.

  2. 3 hours ago, Gantry said:

    My memory ain't what it used to be, but Joe's last Midlands title he was VERY close to losing against a kid from somewhere out east.   Want to say Penn or Rider, was maybe the semis?   He was in real deep on a shot late (or even in OT) that may have been called two if it was against anyone not named Joe Williams.   Joe ended up getting the winning TD shortly after, maybe even a counter to this TD attempt.

    So yeah that's REAL fuzzy despite being there but 1) it was definitely controversial and 2) it wasn't against one of his own guys.  Go Huskies!



    As you and I both know, you are way more up on this stuff than I am. I defer to you, sir. Gracias!

  3. 3 hours ago, Bronco said:

    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.



    Not exactly accurate:

    Josh D'Silviera - NJCAA champ at 197 for Ellsworth CC by way of Miami, FL in 2013.

    I feel as though there is one more guy there from the Zeke era from the NJCAA.

    Before that:

    Ricardo Serment via Triton College (River Grove, IL) in about 2004

    Cain Velasquez via Iowa Central CC in 2002

    Dana Holland via Iowa Central CC in 2000

    NJCAA guys can move on after one year, provided they passed the NCAA clearing house coming out of high school. If not, I know the rule used to read that they were to stay through earning their associate's degrees.

    Zeke should be calling Josh at Clackamas CC about his guys and Joe at North East Oklahoma about his guys. You just never know who will hit.

  4. 7 hours ago, tec87 said:

    Slight correction, Joe’s two world medals were bronze not silver. He also won Midlands like 10 times I believe. Back when more post grads still wrestled in it and it was still a premier tournament.

    Correct! I'm sorry for the mistakes, and thank you for correcting them.

    Yes to Midlands! Wasn't hosts last title the one surrounded by controversy against one of his own student-athletes?

  5. 42 minutes ago, Crotalus said:

    I've heard Kyle Snyder say in interviews that he used to train at Kolat's club in Maryland when he was a kid. So he definitely has at least some connection to the area.

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    When a young Pat McCaffrey was leaving Iowa (after his freshman year in Illinois) to chase his third high school title in PA, wasn't he going to attend a private school in PA while living with Cary in Maryland?

  6. If I am not mistaken, Cary remains close with Bruce Burnett, former HC at Navy from 2000-2013. Kolat may have had a leg (or two) up on that job opportunity in more ways than one.

    I wonder if he will be able to get some of these top end academic studs who consider the Ivies, Northwestern, Standford, Michigan, as options to shift their mindsets to a service academy. As a veteran, I hope he can.

    Psyched for Cary and Navy; bummed for Campbell.

  7. 7 hours ago, VND said:

    Yeah I found that list odd having not included the Williams brothers. TC Dantzler and the Williams's are cousins? Wow, i did not know that.

    Adding to the list

    Jack Griffin-1990 NCAA Champ

    Jon Llewelyn- 3,3,1X NCAA Champ at HWT. Fun fact, wrestled 155 as a senior in high school.

    Tony Davis 2x Finalist, 1x Champ

    Ed Giese

    Kirk Mammen 4xAll American.

    Daniel Dennis

    The list probably go's on but that's it for the moment.

    I may have that wrong, but I remember hearing a number of times that TC and the Williams boys are cousins. I could very well be mixing up relationships between Harvey Twisters, but that is what I am remembering.

    Great additions!

  8. 12 hours ago, Scrap Iron said:

    Illinois  Sorry, I am not up on results.  This was off top of my head 

    Larry Kristoff  Olympics

    Tim Wright  4x DII NC  Rock Island

    Earnest Benion  NC

    Mike Poeta

    Ron Clinton

    Kevin Puebla  Moline

    Mark Johnson  Rock Island

    Booker Benford  NC

    Al Sears  NC  All time pin record

    Allan Grammer  DII NC and DI placer

    Matt Lackey  Moline  NC

    Mark Kristoff

    Kip Kristoff

    sure I am missing a few

    This is a weird list indeed.

    Joe Williams - 4x HS champ, 7, 1, 1, 1 in college, then a 2004 Olympian, a two-time world silver medalist, and five-time World Team member at two different weights.

    TJ Williams (Joe's younger brother) - 4x HS champ, NJCAA runner-up, then 1, 3, 1 at Iowa, finishing with a 99-1 record for the Hawkeyes.

    TC Dantzler (cousin of Steve, Joe, and TJ Williams) - one-time HS state finalist, 4x D1 NQ for Northern Illinois U., five-time World team rep and 2008 Olympian in Greco-Roman.

    Steve Marianetti - one-time HS state finalist, in college at University of Illinois, Steve went NQ, 4, 5, 1, stopping Lincoln McIlravy from becoming the second 4x NC in D1 history, then he was the 1998 World team rep at 76 kilos. Not bad for a kid who was a preferred walk-on and didn't receive wrestling scholarship money until his RS sophomore season. He turned into an pretty darn good coach, too.

    Some other decent kids: Joe Rau, Sean Bormet, Mark Massery, Jimmy Kennedy, Tommy Erikson, Mike Mena, Scott and Mark Trizzino, Eric Tannenbaum...

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