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  1. I will try to make it a math problem for you. Ruth has 98% talent, 88% dedication and 91% preparation. Add those together and he is at 277/300. Bernstein has 88% talent, 92% dedication and 93% preparation. He is at 273/300. The 2 numbers look close on paper but the 4 pts are really a huge gap. Talent is a MAJOR factor. But for the 10th time talent ALONE is not enough. There is NO WAY Ruth goes 7 minutes of wrestling and nearly never even breathes hard without training as hard, if not harder, than nearly anyone. I love the numbers analogy here, because numbers don't lie, even if it is just hypothetical. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
  2. Probably just means he has spider veins in his nose. I used to get nose bleeds every single match until I had my nose cauterized Sueflohn has nosebleeds all the time too....
  3. I think the most difficult thing to watch was when Grajales was letting him up to give the 1 escape and get after a takedown that A. Alton just sat there on all fours and didn't attempt to get up and turn and face. To be tired/gassed enough to not even move with your head down as a D1 wrestler, that has to be a tough one to swallow. If you were Cael and you showed A. Alton this match in replay as you sat there with him, he would likely have his head down embarrassed. I to think there has to be something more to this story of gassing in matches.
  4. Not that good either. I believe at least twice he told wrestlers "foot on the line" as he motioned to them to step forward. That's a caution in my book?! No?
  5. here it is, thanks FLOwrestling.org http://www.flowrestling.org/video/6120- ... uqmKi_na1s
  6. Can we find that match with Gillespie anywhere?
  7. Can we find that match with Gillespie anywhere?
  8. He's a Wisconsin guy. Has a great website badgerstatewrestling.com that has a bunch of high school and college matches with a decent archive. I think I remember him saying he wrestled in high school, not sure if he did in college or not. We'll connected and respected in Wisconsin. Thanks for the info. Not a lot on the net about him but was always curious what his story is. Like I said earlier, I love his work on the Big Ten network. Hard not to like a guy who has so much passion for the sport. He explodes w/ enthusiasm.. I looked too, not much info on him, here is some info from the website http://www.badgerstatewrestling.com/ind ... icle&id=10
  9. Sounds like he had a pretty good game plan. I wish more high school coaches had a consistent manner like this and a reason behind their actions. It would promote more kids to wrestle. I remember my high school coach after a match I wrestled as a freshman, I believe in the first home dual of the year. I was wrestling a junior, who was a defending 2X conference champion. I tossed him to his back in the first 30 seconds. He eventually worked off his back and wore me down and beat me in the end. I thought I wrestled well, probably should have stuck him, certainly should have won the match. As I came off the mat, he said loud enough for the entire team to hear, "well, you might as well have went out there and laid down for him." The affected me my entire HS career, as he was the head coach all 4 years. I never forgot how that made me feel. For the next 3 years, no matter how I wrestled, I never felt like it was good enough. I should have been able to see past it and wrestle for myself and my team, but it did affect me. I was just a kid. I vowed as a coach, I would NEVER make a kid feel the way I felt in that moment.
  10. I like all three versions, they carry the same meaning. The wise man was one of my high school volunteer coaches and a friend today. He is the definition of a coach who cares about the wrestlers as PEOPLE, not just as wrestlers. He has shared may quotes with me over the years......
  11. A wise man once told me, "Kids don't care what you know, they just wanna know you care."
  12. That one I had to laugh out loud for that one!
  13. That use of the "any part of the body in bounds" to score might be the best one we see in a long time!
  14. No kidding. Not only could he have went 197, he chose not to and instead went HWT instead, CRAZY!
  15. Yeah, he legitimately looks like a 197
  16. How tall is Gabe Dean, he looks considerably thicker through the chest, waist and legs than Ruth...
  17. @141 lbs 7th place Luke Vaith and Zach Horan MFF out of their matches last round so it says DFF on the bracket for their 7th place match. How often does this sort of thing happen?
  18. J'Den Cox beats MM, I'd consider that an upset. Also Gulibon over Mango would be considered an upset to most.
  19. trackwrestling.com has the updates
  20. IMO, for someone to defeat Taylor, they would have to physically beat him up in the match. This would accomplish 2 things, it would potentially slow him down and also get him out of his game plan. Not saying this is something that would be easy to do, but it would be accomplished in neutral and on top. Everyone though Steiber was a lock for the Hodge, and he was ridden like a rented mule. Additionally he was beat on his feet in overtime, which is probably a toss up as one of his strongest positions. The only other way would be to catch him, in similar fashion to Bubba. He likes those singles, is anyone sneaky enough to catch him in a spladle? I am sure no one though Metcalf would be out of position enough to be spladled, but it happened. Maybe I shouldn't have said out of position. A better description may have been, Metcalf sat on the head inside single to long. Head inside single finishes need to be crisp/smooth and quick. BUT, even when they are, someone who is really good at a spladle could catch one. In any case, anything can happen. Only sure things in life are death and taxes....
  21. I think having access to Flo has put us light years ahead of where we were even just a few years ago. I will admit, there are things I like and things I don't about Flo. That being said, I am not going to come on here and bash them about what they are doing wrong, unless I have constructive criticism to provide for them. Flo has to make $$ as well and in the end it is about all we have. I personally choose to view the parts of Flo that are free. We are just lucky to have someone who covers wrestling on a national level. Someone on the first page of the thread mentioned Shane Sparks. Being from Wisconsin, we are BLESSED to have him cover wrestling for us. BadgerStateWrestling.com is incredible.
  22. We know that "damage" is not a scoring criteria. HOWEVER, if Johny's face would have looked like GSPs and GSP no visible marks, it is likely he would have won a 50-45 decision. THAT is the problem the 99.9% of the population has. No doubt in my mind, Johny won that fight, he took it to GSP, plain and simple... That being said, as DANA has commented before, "don't put it in the hands of the judges." THIS is exactly why. The people who booed Johny during his post fight interview were absurd.
  23. I'm from Wisconsin and I have had the pleasure to follow Ben Askren's career during hs, college and beyond. For any of you who think Ben is NOT good for the sport, watch this video and tell me you still feel the same.... http://www.flowrestling.org/speaker/202 ... Wins-Title
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