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  1. Thank you for the explanation as to 65kg, 70kg, and 125kg and Final X. It is a little confusing, nonetheless.
  2. I find that the coverage and organization for the World team trials wrestling 2022 event confusing and hard to follow sometimes. Did Oliver and Retherford ever wrestle the final at the May 22, 2022 event? I couldn't find a result or coverage information. I saw that Retherford defeated Pantaleo and Oliver defeated Deakin. Then it seems there is no further info as to the finals. What is going on here? Was there even a 70kg final?
  3. Oklahoma State really ran into some bad luck this year after AJ's accident. They started out great.
  4. He lost 5-0 to the guy from Bucknell that was ranked way below him.
  5. No, I am talking about Wittlake at 165. He just lost again 5-0. His ranking continues to head downward. It seems like he is injured or sick.
  6. No, I am talking about Wittlake at 165 for Okie State.  He just lost again 5-0 to the guy from Bucknell.

  7. What happened to Wittlake from Oklahoma State lately? It seems like he is on a downhill slide and losing a lot. Is he injured or sick?
  8. Wasn't David Taylor scheduled to compete at the Pan American Championships? I thought I read that or did I get it confused?
  9. Somehow this BIG 10 topic evolved to women's rowing. Women's rowing is the most inefficient, expensive, boring, unwatched sport I can think of for D1 sports. No wonder so many colleges have budget issues. It is utilized specifically to give a bunch of women's scholarships to satisfy Title 9. Virtually no high schools support it, no one watches it, and it is very expensive to maintain (boathouses on the water, $20,000 sculls, special trailers to transport sculls, etc., etc., etc.). I will be so glad when women's wrestling replaces women's rowing.
  10. Anyone know how Taylor's rehab is going and when he will be competing again?
  11. Anyone heard when David Taylor will start competing again?
  12. Good one! (I knew this was going to take a bad turn if I started this conversation.......LOL.!)
  13. Believe it or not, a wrestler who sweats profusely has a huge advantage. I help coach and am in still really good shape. I wrestle many matches on a weekly basis during live goes and I hate wrestling really sweaty, slippery guys. (I know sometimes it comes with the workout. Just saying....) If you can't get a good grip on your opponent due to the fact that he is slippery as an eel from sweat, it is really difficult to maneuver him around the mat for takedowns. You become much more defensive rather than offensively oriented. Forget throws, arm drags, etc. Your takedown arsenal gets much more narrowly confined to singles, low singles, and doubles from space. Maybe a duck under or spin behind. If your opponent is larger than you it REALLY becomes an advantage to the larger opponent because they want you to shoot so they can use their greater weight on top of you to try and get a spin around. I saw that last match between Taylor and Cox and I honestly thought Taylor got screwed in that match. Why the officials did not insist that they towel off Cox (and the mat no less) was incredibly bad officiating. The mat looked like an ice skating rink. I totally understand why Cael lost it at the end.
  14. One reason I always admired Jordan Oliver is that I have talked to guys who knew and trained with him at Oklahoma State. They would tell you stories that he was one of the most amazing wrestlers you ever saw. He would have easily been a 3X NCAA champ if he hadn't gotten totally screwed by the idiot who ref'd his NCAA final with Logan Stieber in one of the worst calls I have ever seen for not allowing an obvious takedown. I still remember a story where Oliver bet a 174 or 186 lb. Oklahoma St. varsity wrestler $20 that he could ride him for a whole round. (Oliver wrestled 133 at the time). The 174 lb. wrestler told me he could NOT escape Oliver no matter what he did. Same thing happened on takedowns. Team mates said he was incredibly fast, strong, and had a thousand moves. I hope Oliver keeps wrestling and finds success at North Carolina.
  15. Is it true that Oliver sustained torn cartilage in his ribs during the match? I have done that before and, believe me, it is painful. It certainly would explain a few things.
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