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  1. The only way to make team scoring simple and also make sense is to only award placement points and nothing else. Any system that includes advancement or points for margin of victory is just as complicated as what we have now. Tournament scoring is complicated because tournaments are complicated. A website that is great during the NCAA tournament is the Penn State Wrestling Club page. If you haven't seen it, they keep track of all the scoring and also potential scoring. As the tournament winds down, you can track who still can win and what needs to happen to eliminate a team from contention. https://pennstatewrestlingclub.org/content/tournament_team_score.php?id=22&type=team
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    Pat Downey "Uncut" interview

    I kind of feel like praising Downey is like congratulating someone for climbing out of a hole without asking why they jumped down there in the first place.
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    Headgear 2019-20

    The wrestling rulebook is updated every other year. Prior to the 2017-18 season, the wrestling rules committee proposed eliminating the headgear requirement along with several other rules. See original release here. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel implemented all proposals (neutral danger, facial hair, etc.) except for the headgear elimination. Since this coming year is a year when the rulebook can be updated, it's possible this proposal will make another appearance and could go into effect for 2019-20 if the rules committee has come up with a better justification than the one rejected by the oversight panel.
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    Flo big match promotion - question

    Does Flo think this counts as reporting?
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    A bad week for wrestling?

    This item doesn't belong on this list.
  6. I'm not sure I believe the rumors about there being only 16K seats. The arena seats 18,387 for hockey. A hockey rink is 200x85. 8 mats is 168x84, so the floor space requirement is similar, even accounting for scorers tables. The arena last year seats 18,926 for hockey, so there should not be a big difference in the number of total seats.
  7. At the end of the second period, Sloan turned Warner for 2, when the ref made the "holding two" signal, the table entered the points. When he awarded the points, the table added two more. Sloan's turn in the 3rd made the "score" 18-3 when he had really only scored 16 points, but nobody caught the error and we got to see the rare 13 point tech fall. You can see it around 10:20 in this video: https://www.flowrestling.org/events/6180176-2018-midlands-championships/videos?playing=6303384
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    Worst Dual ever?

    If Flo knew he was out and didn’t report it, shame on them. If they traded access on the condition that they wouldn’t reveal it, they need to come out and admit they are not journalists. Can you imagine ESPN running hype on a big NFL game for a week and never revealing that the star QB wouldn’t be playing until obliquely mentioning an injury at the start of the game? My hope is Flo was as blindsided as the rest of us, but that seems unlikely.
  9. https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/11/07/one-legged-wrestler-aiming-pull-world-record-during-jets-bills-halftime Anthony Robles has been training and will try to break the record for pull-ups in one minute. The current record is 61.
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    I think this would be less of an issue if Brands wasn’t being deceptive. Just say Warner will be back next week. Don’t make up a lie about Juniors and the claim he “just got back.”
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    Clarion Open

    Nevills's last loss was to defending Division III champ Jake Evans from Waynesburg.
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    Does Penn State need a new lightweight coach?

    Penn State has had at least one lightweight (125-141) All-American every year since Cael got there except his first season and 2017 when Suriano got hurt. The fact that Jordan Conaway became a 2x All-American is all anyone should need to see to know that they are all set with coaching lightweights.
  13. The time made the value proposition a little tough as well. Only the semis and finals were at a reasonable hour in the US. Plus, NBC sports had a lot of the medal matches on tape delay.
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    Anyone Else Think Burroughs seemed, limited?

    When he went up 3-2 with 90 seconds left, I was hoping he wouldn't try to win by that score, but he did and paid for it. You can't give a Russian that much time to tee off on you and expect it to go well.
  15. Long Island University is combining the two athletic departments on its Brooklyn and Post campuses and taking the newly combined department into DI. LIU-Post has a wrestling team, and the new LIU wrestling team is slated to compete in DI on the Post campus. https://liupostpioneers.com/news/2018/10/2/baseball-liu-announces-unification-into-one-liu-division-i-program.aspx
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    BYU Dropping Wrestling Club - Sign Petition

    If you read the article, BYU is not dropping their club. They do not have an official wrestling club and haven't in two years. The school is telling a group of students to stop using the BYU name for an unofficial club team. It doesn't make things better for these wrestlers, but it may help with the discussion here.
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    No more T Row and Funky show

    Casber is one of the worst interviewers I've ever heard. He loves the sound of his own voice.
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    Looking for Suite Tickets

    The tournament is taking place in a state where wrestling is very popular and the event is almost exactly halfway between the two best teams. Also, the arena is smaller than the one in Cleveland. I think it will be a tough ticket to get.
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    JO nagging Retherford

    Building interest and personal brands is a good thing. Acting like a giant tool isn't. Oliver is only good at the second one.
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    Richard Perry accident

    There is zero evidence supporting this statement.
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    Poland—Ranking Series Event

    It depends on a few things. First, do you actually believe you'll never make it? For many, I think the answer is no. Beyond that, people compete for the love of the sport. Take it back a step to college. Not every wrestler in college thinks he will be a national champ, but they all keep going. Teams are full of guys who never even start, but they don't quit. If the only options are world team or failure, that's a miserable way to go through your time as a wrestler. For most, I think they get more out of it than that.
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    Poland—Ranking Series Event

    The only people who should stop wrestling are those who want to stop. You only get a finite number of years to train and compete and a finite number of times to step on the mat. You can't get those opportunities back later if you forego them now. If his body is up for it and he can provide for himself/his family while competing then he should wrestle for as long as he has a passion to do so.
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    Isn't it surprising?

    The NCAA typically only tests at championship events and does not rest at every event every year.
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    Zaddick out at Iowa State

    Zadick response: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa-state/wrestling/2018/08/13/iowa-state-wrestling-former-coach-mike-zadick-responds-dismissal/983179002/
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    Zaddick out at Iowa State

    The strangest part of this is that they coached together for 3 years, 2 at VT and last year at ISU. If there's a personality or loyalty issue, why bring that guy with you to Iowa? What was the precipitating event that caused him to get fired?