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Fletcher last won the day on July 5 2018

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  1. Fletcher

    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    I don't follow freestyle, so honestly made the wrong assumption about how this rule works. As Gantry says above, the stalling rules just do not work. It's almost like refs have a formula in mind - they call the first stalling when there's 17 seconds left in the match, leaving just a small enough amount of time so that they don't have to call it again and affect the score. On the other hand, I also don't like the idea of stalling points deciding a match. Really, a no-win situation.
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    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    Doesn't a shot clock just encourage guys to take "fake" shots - i.e. leg slaps/half-shots that don't put the shooter in any risk of jeopardy?
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    PSU v. NW, Nolf - Deakin (results inside)

    Are we all just going to ignore Joseph ducking Morland? Fear the gingers!
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    Ryan Deakin

    Though this is true, I doubt it was a conscious decision - someone of Deakins' caliber is not thinking mid-match "how do I not get teched?" He's thinking that if he can just flatten Nolf out, he still has a chance to win with his turns.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Stalling calls were legit, but not sure what Deakin's supposed to do when Nolf is too fast for him and he only has time to grab the leg. In hindsight, he would have been better off just letting Nolf escape, but maybe he made the decision that he's rather absorb the stalling calls then get taken down again?
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    Fix to 125 rumor?

    On another thread, someone slipped this in. Anyone else have info. on this?
  7. I recall watching an interview with John Smith a few years ago - says that when he was training for his world and Olympic titles, he became the most selfish person in the world. Family, friends, girls, and everything else was put on the back-burner and he had to focus only on himself and his training goals.
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    RIP Bill Fralic

    Former PA high school heavyweight champion. May have done other sports too. https://pittsburghpanthers.com/news/2018/12/14/football-legendary-pitt-offensive-lineman-bill-fralic-passes-away.aspx
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    Do Penn State wrestlers look small for their weights?

    Jenkins looks bigger than Taylor in this photo:
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    Do Penn State wrestlers look small for their weights?

    In past years, Nickal's looked about 2 weight classes lighter than his opponents; the kid must have a 30 lb. cranium. Will be interesting to see him at 197.
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    Kyle Conel

    Bummer - was looking forward to seeing him pick up Bo Nickal and snap him in two over his knee.
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    Bobby Knight

    Re-read the initial post - college wrestling coach straightens out college basketball coach. It belongs here and it warms my heart.
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    Bobby Knight

    Seriously? I clicked on the footnote for the Blubaugh story to read more about it but it was a dead link. Bummer.
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    Bobby Knight

    Just watched the 30 For 30 - "The last Days of Knight". It's amazing how much physical abuse and bullying he got away with at Indiana (and Texas Tech) without anyone standing up to him. It led me to Knight's wikipedia page to read through a list of all his incidents dating back to the 70s and came across this: "1960 Olympic gold medalist Douglas Blubaugh was head wrestling coach at IU from 1973 to 1984. Early in his tenure while he jogged in the practice facility during basketball practice, Knight yelled at him to leave, using more than one expletive. Blubaugh pinned Knight to a wall, and told him never to repeat his performance. He never did." I thought this crowd might appreciate this.
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    Tommy Brands Challenge of a Lifetime

    @KMF - hate to be a grammar snob, but I think you meant to say "too" instead of "to".