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    xander got a reaction from Tennesea_hubcap in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    A lot of people I went to HS with in Sheldon Iowa think I am an ass. Same with a lot of my college classmates in Ames (regardless of gender). It’s hard to meet expectations of everyone.

    Ethics & opinions are grey areas. Like @$$holes. We all have one. Clear rule violations are binary yes no pass fail. Behaviors are grey areas subject to criticism.

    Do I support what has been alleged? No. Goes against my personal work ethic and fundamental principals. But I think it’s in the grey areas not binary.

    But any conflict between 2 parties has 4 sides to evaluate - each party says some things and chooses not to say some things. One always end up rendering opinions on like 50% of data - 2 of 4 sides. Ya never get, in my leadership experience , more than 66% of data.

    I graduated from isu in 80’s - some great teams back then. I always hoped I would get to see “us” win another national team championship. Came close Cael’s sophomore year I think. Had 4 in finals I think. Missed opportunity. We lost every single head to head match with the hawks that tournament. That was my last ncaa tournament I was at. Team titles have always been in a group of selected few. Isu was once in that group of which we are no longer a card carrying member. The criteria to stay in that even smaller group is quite robust in 2020. Maybe only 3 or 4 members. The rest of us are all practice take down dummies
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    xander got a reaction from headshuck in Oklahoma State VS Iowa thread   
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    xander got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Oklahoma State VS Iowa thread   
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    xander reacted to TBar1977 in Best Legger Ever (Where is Zain in the discussion)   
    Kreiger used that same bow and arrow that Zain used. Was that an ISU thing? 
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    xander reacted to TMK1 in Best Legger Ever (Where is Zain in the discussion)   
    Funny remembrance about Krieger's dominance in high school. One of my college teammates was from Iowa, and he showed me an old article on wrestling previewing the Iowa state high school tournament from Krieger's senior year at Mason City HS. For each weight there was some detailed analysis about various potential finalists and match-ups, and when it got to Krieger's weight class, it basically just said "pencil in Mason City's Tim Krieger for his third state title" and nothing else.
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    xander reacted to ionel in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    After 11 pages can we all just agree that Tom doesn't know what he is talking about  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    xander reacted to headshuck in Nebraska at Minnesota Wrestling Live on ESPNU @ 9:00PM EST   
    I think it’s Senior night. Probably fired up for the fans.
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    xander reacted to ugarte in If Iowa does become the second team....   
    i will say this: having all 10 guys in the medal round would be a hell of a lot of fun regardless of whether it is "worth more" than 5 titles in NCAA scoring. hell, i'm still waiting for cornell to put 10 guys in the tournament even if some of them are 2 and out it would be very cool to see them there.
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    xander got a reaction from headshuck in Penn State VS Minnesota 2 pm 2/9/20   
    Enjoy the matches today Headshuck
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    xander reacted to headshuck in RBY should have been DQ'd   
    Is it fair to say Brands acknowledges the mental aspect following the injury, but there's no evidence that Brands has seen video of the moments leading up to the injury?
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    xander reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in RBY should have been DQ'd   
    Sure, that's fair.  It's just something you don't hear too often from coaches following an injury.  I would guess their trainer by this time had let Tom know that it wasn't too serious, which would make his comments a little more reasonable, but that's pure speculation on my part.  
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    xander got a reaction from MedicineMan in Separated at birth?   
    Big smile — well earned !
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    xander got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Separated at birth?   
    Big smile — well earned !
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    xander got a reaction from BadgerMon in Separated at birth?   
    Big smile — well earned !
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    xander reacted to TBar1977 in Steveson vs Parris in 8 days   
    Cael has nothing to do with Michigan vs Minny.
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    xander reacted to BobDole in Steveson vs Parris in 8 days   
    Gable is not going to Parris this weekend.
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    xander reacted to VakAttack in Can Nebraska really ...   
    Refs have consistently not called the leg stalling call when in the standing position.  It is infuriating, but consistent.
    With regards to Desanto, he wasn't super active, but neither was Lovett.  He was totally content to ride out.  He'd get Desanto flat, bar an arm, Desanto would base up, rinse and repeat.  He never actually left Desanto's hips or tried to turn him.
    Warner is gassing, getting ready for a classic Warner finish, either a win where he screams loudly, or he comes off the mat screaming about something being wrong with him.
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    xander reacted to russelscout in Can Nebraska really ...   
    26-6 and outside of Assad and Lee, Iowa didnt look great IMO. Ill give Bull a pass because every White match looks like that.
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    xander got a reaction from headshuck in Toughest b.a. duo from your school's wrestlers   
    Tom & Terry. Sheldon Iowa. Go Orab’s !
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    xander got a reaction from russelscout in Toughest b.a. duo from your school's wrestlers   
    Tom & Terry. Sheldon Iowa. Go Orab’s !
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    xander got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Snyder is living in Cael's basement   
    Remember “Big” ?
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    xander reacted to headshuck in Separated at birth?   
    Minnesota’s Luke Becker.




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    xander reacted to SetonHallPirate in The 5 BEST places to watch College Wrestling   
    Clearly, none of you have ever been to the Holshouser Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
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    xander reacted to nhs67 in Steveson vs Parris in 8 days   
    Need you to calm down.
    I want him to win, too, but the way Steveson dominated Hillger last night? Not so sure.
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    xander reacted to Sheerstress in Steveson vs Parris in 8 days   
    Steveson is and should be the favorite right now.   
    Have these two ever actually met? 
    Among the top Div. I heavies, I recall that Cassioppi and Parris met at high school nationals a few years ago, with Cassioppi winning pretty soundly, although both have since made great leaps in size and skill. Is there any point of comparison with Steveson?
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