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  1. I know there are others, like Gimp, who is one ahead of me; my first was at Princeton 1975. And I know that Dan Gable must be approaching upper 50's in NCAA appearances. Who are others approaching these numbers, and how many will this be for you?
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    Big 10s next year

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    45th NCAA in a row- annual post

    Dziedzic picked up his counter to Schalles's leg wrap counter to the single (while standing) from Muhammed Ghorbani (my asst coach and 71 World champ from Iran) that week (& he used it successfully in the 76 Trials against Wade). Clinicians were Shozo Sasahara, Dan Gable, Bobby Douglas, and Yuri Shakmuradov; Stan tried to get Yuri to show more than he did, but he only showed low % fancy stuff you never saw used.
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    45th NCAA in a row- annual post

    Fond memories of those first years-1975 at Princeton- Between sessions in the practice room was the best wrestling and exchange of ideas, techniques, etc. Greats of the past would show up and wrestle. Dan Gable would take on all comers as they lined up 40+ for the chance to go takedowns with him; he did that again at the 1975 World Coaches clinic in Mn, when Wade Shalles showed up in line. He hit a firemans on Dan, but Dan simply used the momentum of the shot to roll him thru, and Dan comes up holding 2 & 2, which is how freestyle would have scored it. Only time I've ever seen anyone do that technique. Anyway, I miss the early years of practice room exchange of ideas; learned a lot; I remember seeing Sergei Beloglazov playing with some of our best. Ask Chertow how it went.
  5. They are using the system, which calls for equal numbers of the sexes, to falsely present their daughters as athletes; yes there is a connection.
  6. It's interesting that the college admission scam exposed, the only athletes scamming the system are females; they could scam the system because necessary quotas have to be met to offset the number of males in the athletic dept. There isn't a male-only team's coach in the country who doesn't know what he's getting; girls don't need any experience to make some of these teams (in name only).
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    If all wrestlers are seeded?

    Does this mean that all #2 seeds have a pigtail match with #33?
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    If all wrestlers are seeded?

    Wouldn't it make the 32 seed have a pigtail with the 33 seed? That is correct, with winner wrestling #1 next?
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    2X or better champs without Conference titles?

    Nate Carr; Kenny Monday beat him in the Big 8's and he'd win at the NCAAs.
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    2X or better champs without Conference titles?

    Bertin and Jaggers come to mind
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    Worst Calls, NCAA Finals

    split decision at that
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    Meanest on the mat / nicest off the mat

    John and Ben Peterson along with Gene Davis
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    What would this rule change do ......

    Dumb topic
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    Nebraska at Penn State

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    Phillippi screwed up

    Wins 3-1; anyone who was there, care to comment.
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    Foxcatcher Movie

    John Dupont was delusional; in the movie where he celebrates Mark's gold medal in his trophy room, you see him taking guys down where no defense is ever attempted. He simply believed he was a good/great wrestler. He started the Veterans World Championships in Venezuela in 1992. No one knew about it and he won, unopposed. (J Corso and Cozart were there) The next year in Toronto, at the 2nd World Veterans Tournament, his opponent, was some Eastern European who had clearly been paid off to lose, but Dupont was so pitiful he fell behind (the guy was wrestling Dupont like he was a 3 yr old kid, very gently). Finally, the guy started just falling down at the mere touch of Dupont's ties, but in the process, Dupont had his wrist broken; it was a comical farce (I actually videoed it but can't find the footage). To further validate his state of delusion, Rob Koll told me a couple years ago at the Scuffle, when he was training at Foxcatcher, an NCAA former champion walked into the room to work out, and Dupont leans over to Koll and says "I can beat that guy".
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    Midlands finals

    Please watch again, and tell me you don't see it
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    Midlands finals

    Rivera was allowed to back up the ENTIRE match with only one pt; Lee simply chased him and paid the price.
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    Meanest guys on the mat

    Josh Koscheck was brutal; his beatdown of Tyrone Lewis at the NCAA's is a perfect example. ck at 4:45
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    Lehigh vs PSU

    47 takedowns for Penn St- 0 for Lehigh Is this statistic true or fake news?
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    Dan Gable used to slap Joe Williams much harder than this little love tap before matches. (both wrestlers seeking to get fired up)
  22. This video looks like a 5th generation copy of the VHS tape I have (the original). Interesting that 2 days before the tournament began LeeRoy Smith dislocated his shoulder while slipping in the shower, so Randy hustled into Edmonton, somehow made the weight, and actually had his hand raised after the match, only to have the match overturned during their backroom video review. This happened so often with FILA; so much better today, but I can think of at least 5 Americans denied their opportunity to win Gold because a bout was overturned after everyone left the gym.
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    Rule changes

    So will the classic Iranian undertook-to-drive-them-out-of-bounds be ruled no point. 86kg Yazdani is a master at this as well as half their team.
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    Worst Wrestler Turned Great College Coach

    Jim Morgan, successful coach at UT Chattanooga 70-82 ? ; several AA's in D-1 and D-2. Jim never even started in HS, serving as a backup his entire career; similar to Howard Ferguson of St Ed's lore.
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    Zahid Valencia

    Ringer reminds me of Metcalf in that they are both fairly limited in their variety of techniques; he didn't make any adjustments.