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  1. If I am wrong about Dieringer, I will eat my words. Until otherwise I am still going to predict he finishes as an AA.
  2. If you guys don't think that GSP started to fade in that fight against DIAZ, look at how many takedowns Diaz started to stop/defend as the fight wore on. GSP has not had a finish since 2009. The difference in this fight is Johny has the ability to land the KO/TKO, whereas most would say if GSP is going to win, it will be a decision. Johny may put himself in trouble by doing it, but if he lands that left handed bomb anywhere near cleanly on GSP, it's going to be a short night for the champ. I am a GSP fan first, but I am also a realist. I think this is a bad matchup for GSP. I'm picking Hendricks.
  3. McMullan will be top 5 and Medberry will AA
  4. Dieringer will AA, he has wrestled too good this year not to. Barring injury or other I could easily see him as a 4X AA.
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    Who would you take vs. the field?

    If I had to bet my house, I'd pick Ed Ruth, who wouldn't?
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    Stalling on Delgado

    I am not sure this has been addressed, but I want to ask about the stalling calls Delgado recieves. When as an officialwhen you can watch and see that Delgado uses stepping back and circling away to get his opponent to step in and then nearly every time he takes a shot (and usually finishes them all), do you call him for stalling at any point when he backs up? Its not like he puts on his track shoes and runs when he has built up a lead, or is just blocking off, he is still looking to score. And he isn't scoring from a counter to someone else shooting, he is the one who gets in deep. Why does this happen?!
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    Stalling on Delgado

    Thanks, I thought the stalling was from neutral
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    Ness is amazing

    I thought the conventional cement mixer with a underhook with the left arm, front headlock with the right, the wrestler peforming the "mixer" rolls across their own back, to the underhook side. NESS does the opposite, he does not roll across he back, instead he takes it to his right, the front headlock side. He takes it the OPPOSITE way Rohn hit it, Rohn rolled across his back (I assume he did the same in his win over Jesseman Smith?)
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    Ness is amazing

    correct me if I am wrong, but that was NOT a cement mixer that he his was it?!
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    Coolest Wrestling Memoribilia

    Given to me by my high school wrestling coach: Sunkist Kids Orange Warm-Ups from the 80s AND 1980 World Cup Warm-Ups belonging to Dave Schultz
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    Demas spladle vid

    The key to get the correct portion of the shoulder blades on the mat to earn the fall, as someone eluded to earlier in this thread,is the position of the head on the hip of the wrestler executing the spladle. Most of the time when don incorrectly, the navel area of the wrestler executing the spladle is over the back, like Demas' was as he started to roll through across his back. To put the opponents head in the correct location, the wrestler executing the spladle should have his hip BETWEEN the wrestlers head and shoulder. When the spladle is done in this manner, ONLY the head of the wrestler being spladled is OFF the mat, the rest of his shoulders/back is flat as a pancake. What Demas should have done was rotate up on his left shoulder/hip to avoid the defensive pin, and loosen up on the legs and allow Carpenter to slide down a little bit so only his head was up on the hip of Demas. I agree with some of the posters, at first viewing of this match on the BG10 network, I thought it could have/should have been called as a defensive pin. Check out this kid who uses it in just about an opportunity it presents itself, his hip is between the head/shoulder..... Just my $0.02
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    Tony Ramos picture on Sports Illustrated site

    I disagree, look at Brands on the far right, he is giving the point and the nod as to say to the official "you sir are number 1!" :D
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    Anyone notice DT props to Ramos?

    I am a Dake fan for sure, but I have a hard time saying he is a close second to Ruth in athletic ability. I am not sure I could name 5 wrestlers that have the same natural athletic ability out there in the last 25 years of college wrestling as Ruth. When it comes to athletic ability Ruth is on another level, IMO. If you listened to the announcers during the PSU/IA dual, you'd know what I am talking about.
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    Vote for Five Worst College Coaches

    How long has he been the assistant there?! One would have to think as technical a wrestler he was/is, he would have to have a HUGE impact in that room, especially in the lighter weights. This is his third year, so enough to make an impact but not enough to call him out yet. I think Cary is an excellent technician, but I don't think technique alone is going to do it. It is very, very hard for an assistant to turn a program around if the head guy isn't also doing it. I have no view on Mock, but it's not only too early but also unfair to call out Kolat for UNC's lack of success at this point. I was not calling him out, but rather thinking promotion?!
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    Vote for Five Worst College Coaches

    How long has he been the assistant there?! One would have to think as technical a wrestler he was/is, he would have to have a HUGE impact in that room, especially in the lighter weights.
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    Vote for Five Worst College Coaches

    is Kolat still an assistant at NC?
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    The duckunder as a skill

    I do not want to defend every coach, and I think it is imperative that coaches evolve with the sport, but that being said... the hardest thing for a coach to do is budget their time. The decisions they make are not black and white like "is this move junk, or is that move junk-" it is a complicated cost benefit calculation of "I only have x numbers of hours in my season to condition, wrestle off, manage weight, and teach technique. What moves, techniques and skills get the most benefit for the least investment in hours?" For me that usually comes down to basics and working individually as much as possible with wrestlers. There really is no point taking a half an hour on spladles with a team where 50% can not properly level change or sprawl. You will get more benefit from the basics in that half hour. But, I would consider doing duck unders for a team like that because it is far more versatile- it can be a take down, but it is also a very effective way to work on the skill of level change and the mechanics of so many other take downs- as people have mentioned. The spladle is a one trick pony, well maybe two trick pony if you are going to put it in from the top position ala NSimmons. Its mechanics are very specific and unique to it (although slightly related to switches and cradles.)The duck under is the type of thing that pays off more because it helps with so many other things- how many times do you yell "head up- back straight- cut the corner after you shoot" on Hicrotch and doubles? Ducks really reinforce those mechanics. So- I don't consider the spladle junk, but I dont teach it to too many either. I would consider it junk coaching to teach a spladle or leg cradle to a five year old who should be working basics. I agree with you whole heartedly. I guess I didn't think we we talking about a 5 year old wrestler in this case. Additionally, with a 5 year old, yes I would stick to the very basics. I guess the point I was trying to make is that while some may consider it a junk move, I have witnessed the spladle work incredibly well in even high level matches. The duckunder on the other hand, you could teach to a 5 year old and have it be VERY successful!
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    The Green machine

    I agree about Green, I think he has the tools to win it all, but he has to find a way to keep wrestling the entire match. The way he started out against Welch, you would have thought he was going to beat him by 10 or more points. He left no room for Welch to scramble out in some of those situations. If he can find a way to keep his gas tank over half full through the NCAA tourney, he will be very, very dangerous.
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    The duckunder as a skill

    [/quote[/url]] The duck he hits to the side that the opponent has wrist control is SWEET!
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    The duckunder as a skill

    No worries, the extra posts just show how you feel about this topic!;) I agree a first year wrestler, teaching the basics, but beyond that, sky is the limit! Why not give them EVERYTHING you have, then they can pick and choose.
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    When was the last time... (Dake thread)

    Well, I suppose the next logical step would be to count the number of AAs these guys have beaten through their careers, so we can figure out who had the tougher competition.......? What's next after that?
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    The Green machine

    I would disagree staying off bottom, he has to find a way out from the bottom. It is nearly impossible in a college match not to need the bottom position at some point. So to say "stay off bottom," isn't nearly as accurate as "find a way out from the bottom"
  23. What about handfighting and wrestling the edge of the mat? Wrestler A, 5-10 times throughout a match is standing back to the outer circle in some cases completely out of the circle while wrestler B Always has his back to the center. IF, wrestler B takes a shot, he certainly finishes out of bounds, If wrestler A takes a shot, he will ALWAYS finish in bounds. Wrestler A never takes that shot, plays the edge systematically and get called for stalling only once, when it was clear from the get go what is strategy was. Wrestler A even given the chance to circle back in to create action, he does nothing to step forward back into circle. Fans and young wrestlers in the stands are left to wonder why a ranked D 1 wrestler will not engage any action in the center of the mat.
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    The duckunder as a skill

    While I completely agree on the "duckunder" being a vital aspect of any wrestlers bag of tricks on their feet, I disagree about the superduck or even the spladle. If most old school coaches will just stress the fundementals and basics, they are selling those wrestlers short in my opinion. Take the spladle for example. The setup for this move is when wrestler A shoots a head inside single and sits there with the leg while wrestler B fights to defend the single. If wrestle A continues to sit and fight in this position, he is suceptible to the spladle. Finishes need to be done quickly, or head needs to not stay buried to defend against the spladle. Some wrestlers, I have seen this first hand, stick that leg out saying "come take a single leg, I am going to spladle you." If a coach chooses not to teach their wrestlers the spladle and a wrestler find themselves caught in that position, they are left to say "what the heck happened out there, I had a good shot, I even had control of his leg and before I knew it I was on my back wondering what the eff just happened," see: (Darrion Caldwell versus Brent Metcalf). If they know what that position feels like ahead of time and they find themselves there in a match, they are more likely to not get hit with that spladle, IMO. The superduck can be looked at similarly, teach it, so you know how to defend it, or atleast have a more optimal opporunity to defend against it. Why not show wrestlers everything you have when it comes to wrestling and let them pick and choose from that, to be their strengths, instead of just saying, "that spladle is a junk move, we just aren't going to get caught in it." With an approach and attitude like that, you most certainly would at some point.
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