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  1. Just wanted to throw out to Jerseywrestling, these are really cool and I enjoy reading them. Thanks for putting these out.
  2. This is in the German bundesliga. They use different rules and procedures
  3. And you dont think other coaches beside yourself would take a minute to look at what the tournament or matches were, and determine the level of competition? Maybe thats how you went about your business. Its not how I did. But when you start getting to third and fourth tier wrestlers of the Junior College level, it becomes incredibly difficult. Again, maybe thats how you feel. Both of my college roommates coach for the #1 ranked Juco team with multiple national finalists and multiple team championship wins. I am confident in their ability to watch film, put it in context, evaluate the level of the opponent, and determine if at least 1 coach in the nation would take a chance with a scholarship. If you cant determine that with video, thats you.
  4. I was an assistant college coach. I helped recruit a team that won a national championship. I had to scout other high level wrestlers and analyze their strengths and weaknesses as a coach and as an athlete. I claimed I could tell if a guy could get a juco scholarship by watching him compete. Why does that sound incredible?
  5. Post some videos of you wrestling. Most college coaches know right away if you can get a scholarship at at least the JC level just by watching you. I know I can
  6. One injury at 2 weight classes could change a to ton of things for our country, leaving Bo as perhaps our best option. He just won U23 worlds as well. Putting funds into a guy who is an age group world champ doesnt seem that idiotic to me
  7. Can you give any examples of how Chamizo has shown poor character? On the mat or your insights to his personal life are both fine.
  8. I would like to chime in as maybe I have a bit of expertise. I was an All American in college as well as a resident at the Olympic training center. I also have a black belt in jiujitsu and have placed at the world championships multiple times. I would say I consider myself an authority on both cross faces and restricting breathing. Restricting breathing to a point where it could be considered a potential danger with a crossface isnt a thing. If it were, you would see people using it submission matches. To think that a teenager could just forcefully use a crossface and have that much control with his forearm to therefore completely cover and restrict breathing is ridiculous. Having been the recipient of a crossface and a bitten a guy on my team, having an open mouth and getting crossfaced, giving a crossface on an open mouth, and then being flat out bitten maliciously, it becomes very, very evident when there is a bite, vs a crossface on an open mouth. One has teeth marks, one has dragging scratches. They look nothing alike. This is why it pains me when I have parents claim that one of our wrestlers was bitten, I look, and its obvious he wasnt, or, vice versa, dad claims it was just an open mouth crossface and I know 100% my guy bit him. Not a great feeling when parents feel their son is a victim and I have to be a disciplinarian. The appeals panel is going to look at the fact that the ref instantly looked and saw bite marks, vs your account from the stands and some kind of picture coming from the appealing party. All I can hope is that the panel realizes how long and costly their lack of speed is causing your son and just drops it.
  9. There arent a ton of 25-30 year olds who are going to dedicate that kind of time to reffing at a high level. Try getting anyone that age now to show up for something on time, let alone dedicate 5 months a year to it on top of their other responsibilities.
  10. I thought Zahid had somewhat leveled out. I knew he would do well, but I thought his improvement would level off. I dont think it has after 3 years or so. The one I totally nailed was Justin Mejia. People were raving about the guy and I am pumped he accomplished what he did in HS, but to me, he was operating at his absolute ceiling of skill.
  11. You dont recall it because it puts unreasonable pressure to risk on one guy more than the other, which leads to a mistake, usually by the guy who is called 2nd. If I get put on passivity first, I know 100% that the other guys is going to have to start taking way more risks and Im just going to wait to capitalize. Watch how many times in modern wrestling, one guy gets hit for passivity and there as absolutely no way to tell who is being more passive. In fact, it is overwhelming common to see the guy who is more aggressive in the 2nd get hit for passivity for the exact reason I am talking about.
  12. Here is my problem with criteria: Refs are specifically designated to put someone on the clock if there is no score, regardless of how much action is going or or if one guy has and advantage or not. If things stay somewhat consistent, they will reverse the call in the 2nd period 10/10 times. This is purely subjective and will almost always put one guy's fate in the ref's hands if it is gonna come to criteria. To me, this isnt fair.
  13. Fresno State just started their team. I highly doubt it took them 50 million to start. Their entire athletics budget for all 16 teams at the time of start was 38 million. Why does it have to be fully endowed as opposed to almost every other team that raises money? I have athletes wrestling in college currently. I have 3 roommates coaching college teams, 1 being the juco national champs, as well as coaching college myself. Overhead for food isnt an issue, nor are free meals for all. It just fascinates me when people try to tell me what something is going to cost, and its just wildly exaggerated. It does a disservice to everyone because it makes things seem unattainable. My economics teacher told me I would have to budget 5k a month to survive. That was 20 years ago. Now Im reading its gonna take 50 million dollars to start a wrestling team. Why are people compelled to give the most expensive and difficult scenario when there are real life examples that can be used? Cal Baptist and Fresno State being the easiest to compare to.
  14. Are you actually trying to say its impossible to start a team in Cali with less than 100Million dollars? Curious as I lived and coached in Cali, with multiple wrestlers competing in college.
  15. I cant speak for you guys, but if I catch a guy in my bracket with the name of an adult male pornstar, Im pretty much looking past that one and focusing on whoever is next in the championship side
  16. I would say Jason Bryant because he has had his hands across all levels and had basically unlimited access to how wrestling works across the world. Cletus wrestled in college and I have talked to him several times about wrestling in person, same with Jason
  17. The guy is doing what most coaches would do. Come in, redshirt all of your best recruits, let most of the holdovers graduate and take your losses in year two. Next year he will unleash all of his redshirts and plug his best recruits right in, and follow suit the next season. Year 3 will likely be vastly better with this plan of attack
  18. Just watched the match. What is there to even complain about? Gross throws an illegal arm bar, falls off, and DeSanto climbs on top as the whistle blows then covers about a quarter of a second later. Gets up and motions he is under control. Guy didnt do anything.
  19. So 5 pages and no one says what exactly they are upset about with DeSanto his match at ISU
  20. I have seen this picture a bunch of times and never knew the dudes name was Gary Barton. It always struck me how much he looked like a zombie. After that run, I can see why.
  21. I have a black belt in BJJ from Checkmat. A double wrist lock is one of the most difficult moves for a smaller person to do to a bigger person because it is so easy to power out of. I have seen pics of Reed. He has a dad bod at best, and thats at 115lbs. Thinking he is going to just overpower guys above 175lbs at how small he was, I am calling BS.
  22. Never believed it. A scrawny 115lb dude is beating the heavyweight Olympic Champ. Yeah, I know they werent very good back in those days, but its a bunch of BS
  23. I just see tons of people see someone who is "ranked #12" in the USA and think that they are some elite level wrestler, when in real life, this person has been wrestling for a total of 6 years. Its the same as the guy who is ranked 3rd in Mississippi at 103lbs and thinking its the same as the kid in California or even something to note. They just assume if someone is ranked high in womens wrestling, they must be the real deal just like the guys wrestling on TV in the NCAA finals
  24. I coach womens wrestling as well as mens. I do not watch womens wrestling. The speed, power, technique, and aggression just isnt there. I often cringe while watching what other people just assume is high level wrestling because of their position on the national/international wrestling. I dont watch highschool boys either. I am glad the women are competing though. When I was at the Olympic Training Center, the women were usually more diligentI will watch womens tennis over mens. Why? Because I am entertained by longer rallys that the men dont produce because the power factor severely hampers longer rallys.
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