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  1. IMO, Pico has everything to gain in this match and Metcalf everything to lose. That being said, I think Metcalf wins. I hope it is a barnburner, not a 3-1 or 4-2 type of match.
  2. I read the book. I haven't seen the movie. The book was very good. It did not reference some of the things that seem to be depicted in the movie. I have the movie on a flash drive waiting to watch it. At this point, I am unsure if I want to watch it though, Before hearing all of the feedback about the movie, I was dying to see it. Now I am happy to have read the book first.
  3. If you look at that picture Green has much wider shoulders than Cox....crazy. The 165, 174, 184, 197 are all about the same height.
  4. Cox bumped up to HWT and won. There was talk of him bumping up for the season and finishing somewhere in the 3-8 range at the NCAAs @ HWT. Where would MM finish at HWT? It isn't really a fair comparison. Cox is like a HWT coming down to 197, while it appears MM is not. Discuss?
  5. That would be fun to see him enter one of those tournaments with Dake, wouldn't it?! Come on Ben, do it!
  6. Cox versus McMullan would be a heck of a match!
  7. Pretty brutal assessment about "a serious lack of heart," wouldn't you say? I wouldn't say its from lack of "heart."
  8. Predictions in BOLD 125: #3 Alan Waters, Sr. (Missouri) vs. #4 Joey Dance, So. (Virginia Tech) 133: #1 A.J. Schopp, Sr. (Edinboro) vs. #2 Mason Beckman, Jr. (Lehigh) 141: #1 Logan Stieber, Sr. (Ohio State) vs. #2 Mitchell Port, Sr. (Edinboro) 149: #1 Jason Tsirtsis, So. (Northwestern) vs. #2 Josh Kindig, Sr. (Oklahoma State) 157: #2 James Green, Sr. (Nebraska) vs. #3 Ian Miller, Jr. (Kent State) 165: #1 Alex Dieringer, Jr. (Oklahoma State) vs. #2 Nick Sulzer, Sr. (Virginia) 174: #2 Robert Kokesh, Sr. (Nebraska) vs. #1-NAIA Brock Gutches, Sr. (Southern Oregon) 184: #1 Gabe Dean, So. (Cornell) vs. #1 Jack Dechow, So. (Old Dominion) 197: #1 J’Den Cox, So. (Missouri) vs. #2 Scott Schiller, Sr. (Minnesota) 285: #1 Nick Gwiazdowski, Jr. (N.C. State) vs. #2 Mike McMullan, Sr. (Northwestern)
  9. 1: Dylan Palacio 2: Jake Sueflohn
  10. I just want to give a shout out to EVERYONE that made time for the fans. I was able to bring my 5 year old son along with me and attended the trials along with the head coach of our high school team and his son. I had never prior attended an event of this magnitude on the USA wrestling level. It seemed every direction I looked in the stands and around the venue I saw legends (new and old) of our sport. Our sons were able to get a few autographs from wrestlers sitting in the stands near us and as we walked out. It put a smile on my face to see him have such a great time. He would ask me the name of the wrestler signing his shirt and then say "Thank you, ." Making time for kids does so much for promoting our sport. My son just HAD to sleep in his shirt he had signed and wore his Camo USA Wrestling shirt to school today! I left this event proud to be part of a wrestling community!
  11. Metcalf had quite a few threads over the years.
  12. Watch some footage from when he competed. Jesse Delgado and Mark Perry move very similarly, though Delgado is much quicker, and has more funk defense to the takedown. To Perry's defense, he competed at a much heavier weight. Even their hand movements are the same!
  13. Hunter Weber, current NDSU wrestler pinned his fair share of wrestlers in high school with a wrist and and half. He would work an entire match to get that move, once he got it, you knew it was over. He was relentless with it.
  14. http://net.archbold.k12.oh.us/ahs/web_c ... /NIKE.html Top and bottom right column are the original Kolats I believe
  15. Kolat interview was great. Those are one of the best shoes made and highly sought after. Most of the ones you find have had bottoms resoled. The best Kolat model was the black/silver and blue/silver. These are hands down my favorite shoe that Nike made, puts the new inflicts to shame :shock:
  16. In only 3 opportunties, Fried made the NCAA finals all 3X, winning only 1X. The 2 times he comes up short, he loses to the same guy, who he had beat previously more than once. The chance he would have made the finals in the year under sanction is pretty high. Even Still in the years he was able to compete he goes 2, 2, 1. In my opinion that ranks him a bit higher than just "great." Did he ever wrestle Kolat?
  17. I love the loose shoe reference on Brands. Speaking of Brands, he said he and Kolat never met, who woulda got the W in that match?!
  18. Olddirty, interesting comment. English's points did help the team secure the title, and that was a good thing. But in fairness, you could look at this from another angle. English made it very clear that his goal was to win an NCAA title, and of course he failed to achieve that goal. If his detractors were saying that he couldn't win an ncaa title, they would be correct. I don't take anything away from this kid at all, but I'm not sure what the story is here. Yes, he helped PSU, but he failed to reach his own goals. He was crushed after he lost in the championship bracket. Then he lost again after that. He achieved what some consider to be a great accomplishment, AA honors at the NCAA Division 1 tournament, but that wasn't what he came to the tournament to do. This isn't very motivational to me. I find a story like Cael's quest to win 4 ncaa titles and Olympic gold to be more motivational. Just my opinion. Superold I have to disagree. James English did win a national title.....he also finished as an individual all-American when most people counted him out. He may not have won the INDVIDUAL NCAA title, but without his INDIVIDUAL effort Penn State does not win the NCAA TEAM title. While many would say the team title is not as prestigious as an individual title, he knows first hand that without him...they would not have won. You can say what you want, but it is pretty inspiring. To be a backup to Alton and Beitz and see limited mat time, most wrote him off, Cael included. He however, didn't give up when he easily could have. This story isn't just about wrestling, it's about life. To me and most of the wrestling world, that is motivational. In the end the James English story wasn't written to be a comparison of where it ranks among the all-time great motivational stories. It was told because the stories of underdogs and beating the odds are real. More people should appreciate them, not point out their flaws. James English, as Cael would say, "you're the man."
  19. Olddirty, interesting comment. English's points did help the team secure the title, and that was a good thing. But in fairness, you could look at this from another angle. English made it very clear that his goal was to win an NCAA title, and of course he failed to achieve that goal. If his detractors were saying that he couldn't win an ncaa title, they would be correct. I don't take anything away from this kid at all, but I'm not sure what the story is here. Yes, he helped PSU, but he failed to reach his own goals. He was crushed after he lost in the championship bracket. Then he lost again after that. He achieved what some consider to be a great accomplishment, AA honors at the NCAA Division 1 tournament, but that wasn't what he came to the tournament to do. This isn't very motivational to me. I find a story like Cael's quest to win 4 ncaa titles and Olympic gold to be more motivational. Just my opinion. Superold I have to disagree. James English did win a national title.....he also finished as an individual all-American when most people counted him out. He may not have won the INDVIDUAL NCAA title, but without his INDIVIDUAL effort Penn State does not win the NCAA TEAM title. While many would say the team title is not as prestigious as an individual title, he knows first hand that without him...they would not have won. You can say what you want, but it is pretty inspiring. To be a backup to Alton and Beitz and see limited mat time, most wrote him off, Cael included. He however, didn't give up when he easily could have. This story isn't just about wrestling, it's about life. To me and most of the wrestling world, that is motivational. In the end the James English story wasn't written to be a comparison of where it ranks among the all-time great motivational stories. It was told because the stories of underdogs and beating the odds are real. More people should appreciate them, not point out their flaws. James English, as Cael would say, "you're the man."
  20. Can someone delete the multiple posts, this forum seems to be having some tech issues lately.
  21. From what I have seen of Lazor, I would assume it has nothing to do about "getting destroyed by Zain." If anything, he'd be pissed he couldn't wrestle the match! Lazor appears to be a gamer to me!
  22. From what I have seen of Lazor, I would assume it has nothing to do about "getting destroyed by Zain." If anything, he'd be pissed he couldn't wrestle the match! Lazor appears to be a gamer to me!
  23. From what I have seen of Lazor, I would assume it has nothing to do about "getting destroyed by Zain." If anything, he'd be pissed he couldn't wrestle the match! Lazor appears to be a gamer to me!
  24. From what I have seen of Lazor, I would assume it has nothing to do about "getting destroyed by Zain." If anything, he'd be pissed he couldn't wrestle the match! Lazor appears to be a gamer to me!
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