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Everything posted by cwillaert

  1. Prediction: Gross vs Lizak in NCAA finals.
  2. If he's walking around at 93/94 that cut to 86 would be pretty tough, especially with the current weigh-ins unless he devotes some time to making his body simply smaller. I don't think he looks small for the weight and it's not like he's carrying extra weight on him. I would expect him to stay up at 97 and just keep growing into the weight. And at this point for the sport of wrestling that's an awesome thing. Two phenomenal wrestlers, one from USA and the other from Russia. That's about as good as you can get.
  3. It is a great draw. As for the no reason he should not make the finals part...no reason except the fact that it's the World Championships and pretty much anything can happen. There's a heck of a lot that goes into what a guy does this tournament and a little bit of luck is absolutely part of it.
  4. I'm perfectly fine with the draw itself and do think Taylor will win. That being said, I do find it rather silly that the defending World Champion who was also the Olympic Champion the year before does not get seeded. I know they have their criteria for this but let's be honest, if you are the defending World Champ you at least should be seeded somewhere and if you have done it 2 years in a row I'd be seeding you 1 regardless of what happened in between. You're the king until they knock you off.
  5. Link to brackets that are finally posted. https://arena.flowrestling.org/event/586a5daf-a661-b0e9-d1a3-24e74c3a0357
  6. For some reason this event is on FloArena.
  7. Where? I refresh FloArena and still don't see them.
  8. So wrestling starts in 30 minutes and I'm not seeing Men's FS brackets posted yet. Am I missing something?
  9. What is their reasoning for no true 2nd? Seems that with what's at stake they could take the time for one more match.
  10. Most of you will say I'm insane for saying this but I honestly think he can medal. Most people thought JB had zero chance at a medal in 2011.
  11. Sitting in the stands this weekend and you could literally hear his hands make contact with guys...it was like anvils coming down on the backs of their necks/heads. I've seen it on video but that was the first time I have ever watched him in person and those snaps are all I could talk about when he was on the mat. Fun to watch.
  12. The fact that Howe is not there at any weight tells me he's probably injured. I've never thought of him as the kind of guy to avoid anybody, even if that person has beaten him multiple times in the past. As for the rest of the guys you are saying are avoiding people...I'm guessing a few of them are at the weights they are at because it's a more natural fit for their size. Sorry but 4 kilos one way or the 12 another is a huge difference for a lot of guys. And I'm guessing that realistically a guy like Brown did this more for experience and less with the idea of thinking he's going to make this years World Team.
  13. Come on man, you can't say "you guys"...you have to say "some of you guys"...you and I are on the same page. I'm partially just being a smarta$$ here and partially pointing out that I agree with your post.
  14. Right, because the other candidates had such better recruiting credentials with today's youth. I'd be surprised if most of them could even recognize most of the other names. who were the other candidates? Because I didn't ask the person I talked to about this if I could say who they were I won't post the names I heard. What I will say is I hope like h3ll that Terry reaches out to them and brings them in to work with him. I don't think hiring Terry was the worst thing for Greco in this country. Terry has always liked Greco. And the position itself is not one where he would be sitting there saying "ok guys, this is our new American greco technique and this is how we will do it". It's a lot of coordinating and as somebody else definitely mentioned, from every other aspect of training in wrestling (forget style, just wrestling in general) he knows what he's doing...strength, conditioning, mental, peaking, etc. There's no way Terry takes that job thinking that he now has to be the guy showing all the technique. I am quite certain that he's sitting there looking at the pool of talented coaches out there and trying to think of how to best uitlize each of them, assuming they are willing to work with him.
  15. You can get an Icee at Target though and in my opinion those are better than Slurpee's. Absolutely love those things. Fill your cup, walk around Target wandering aimlessly while accidentally buying $300 worth of stuff you didn't know you needed and then fill it up on the way out.
  16. I think this Facebook post from a former Hawkeye national champ kind of sums it up. I'm going to paraphrase because I didn't ask his permission to post it on here. "In sports, if everyone likes you, it means they're kicking your butt. I can't wait to be hated again." People aren't kicking PSU's butt so many are going to hate them. Everybody wants to see the top dog go down with the exception of its own fans. Kind of funny how the entire arena outside of a couple sections at NCAA's goes crazy when PSU or Iowa guys go down. Go back 6 years ago and nobody cared about PSU. It's really nice to be relevant and hated.
  17. I'll take Sparks and Gibbons over everybody else we've ever had for college duals. Knowledge, enthusiasm and passion are all there.
  18. Seems kind of silly to me to point to one call and say it cost a team the entire dual. Because unless you can say for absolute certain that the rest of that match and every match following it would have gone in exactly the same fashion you don't know the outcome. Call doesn't get made, Beitz and Dardanes still have some time left to wrestle. Score is different, both wrestlers now wrestle different. Sorry but anybody who says that call cost PSU the dual is living in a fantasy world. I can just as easily say that Nico and Taylor cost PSU the dual. I can also just as easily say that Schiller shouldn't have lost to McIntosh and if he had won then this single point in the match you're all pointing to is meaningless yet again.
  19. If I knew how to post a picture I'd show your that between ESPN, espn2 and whatever else, they showed live on tv a heck of a lot more than the finals. HDTV even.
  20. Yeah, online. But I've not seen them show anything but finals ON TV. Btw, I enjoy the hell out of those webcasts. No, on TV. You're an idiot. Tobusrex, you have added nothing intelligent to this thread. Please go away. I have about 7 hours of last years coverage still sitting on my DVR.
  21. Pretty sure Isais told me they would go on sale in January of 2014. But I'm going off memory of a 5 minute conversation with him about it in Fargo this summer.
  22. We are celebrating because we at least somewhat corrected what the previous FILA leadership had royally @#$%^& up. Wrestling was not in a position to do anything except beg for forgiveness for what the king of clowns (Martinetti) did to the sport. I've said previously that I would love to see FILA go back to somewhere in the 8-10 weight class range for World Championships and continue to improve the scoring, excitement and fan friendliness and put the sport into the position of being able to ask for more for the Olympics. Now with previous years world championships being used for qualification purposes I'm not really sure how that would work.
  23. If somebody thinks changing the uniform is going to help the sport then by all means, go for it! The problem is that nobody will agree on what's good for it. In my opinion you need something tight or form-fitting to reduce the amount of grabbing of uniforms. But I hear HS coaches all the time saying part of the problem or an issue they hear from kids they're trying to get to try the sport is that the singlet is tight. So whatever is decided internationally, we may have to go with something else at the local levels. Personally for international I say go with lycra shorts for Freestyle and no top, then go with board shorts and a long-sleeve lycra top for Greco. Can't touch legs so the board shorts shouldn't be an issue. A fully covered top will make them a little less slipery and not reduce scoring. My 2 cents.
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