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  1. JB, I can't disagree with your statement...my question is, has/did anyone from FLO or anyone else actually try and ask Marable or Sunkist? If not, that's where I'd be disappointed. I'll assume someone has tried to get some info but they have declined to comment.
  2. I'm surprised more of you didn't see Kilgore make a motion to his mouth after they got up to get their hands raised. I thought it was pretty bush league too until I saw him motion to his mouth to the ref and then drop the "F" bombs. Immediately I knew Varner had to have done something pretty cheap to get a reaction like that. I also think that's why Varner didn't react after taking those shots. Those of you that wanted Kilgore punished by USA Wrestling...do you feel the same about them going after Varner, or is that "just wrestling"?
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR0cGlXD_rI
  4. Thanks for the link Mr. Dole, very interesting.
  5. After reading the information about the VA State Tournament debacle, I was wondering how many classes other states have and how many schools make up those classes. Appears VA's looks like this: The breakout looks like: 6A: 52 5A: 52 4A: ~53 3A: ~51 2A: 35 1A: 31 Private Schools: ~29 (but that is a quick guess, don't have hard numbers for them) *There are more schools in the breakout but theses numbers only include schools that have wrestling. *6A = largest schools, 1A = smaller schools. *6A through 1A schools are members of the VHSL each having their own state championship. *The private schools are independent and also have their own state championship for a total of 7 state championships per year in Virginia. Here in MO we have 4 classes of approximately 64 teams in each class. Off the top of my head (correct me if I'm wrong) IL has 2 classes: Over 600 schools in one class and over 300 in the other? CA has one class of over 800 schools? IN has on class (no clue how many schools) NJ has one class (no clue on how many schools). IA has three classes (no clue again). Kansas is one I thought had like 6 classes and something like 32 in each class? Correct me and add the other states.
  6. Thanks for the breakdown numbers. Obviously those seem like pretty small numbers.
  7. How many teams in each class? Here in MO we moved to 4 classes a quite a few years ago. Each division has roughly 64 teams, too many in my mind but was just wondering how many teams make up each class there in VA.
  8. Not sure about Brinzer talking to opponents either but I do know he used to talk to the gumby doll he had in his corner sometimes.
  9. My district reevaluated their coaches pay scale a couple years ago. A committee sat down and worked through every extra curricular position and graded it on about 9 criteria. Then depending on the "score", the pay scale was adjusted. Wrestling is paid pretty fair in regards to others in my district. In fact, I think it is only 1 percent less than the football and basketball coaches. I make just over 4 grand for coaching wrestling.
  10. I agree and specifically buy their products because they support wrestling.
  11. I'm no expert on this but from what I've read and experienced, for the most part you should only be lifting during the season to basically "maintain" what you gained during the offseason. Meaning two to three days a week. We didn't lift during high school season but we did during college. I believe most colleges hit the weight room during the season. I'd love to see some in-season programs that they use.
  12. It has been said ASU has an inside track on the Valencias, don't know how true it is but does make sense.
  13. I've heard ASU has the inside track on the brothers.
  14. Was Pico up a weight class?
  15. He won't if JB just sticks with the train doubles. I'm not sure what JB was doing not pulling the trigger earlier on those bad boys. He needs to forget rolling around with DT and just drive through the kid. Not discounting DT as obviously he came to wrestle and is a great talent, I just feel JB didn't wrestle that match well strategy wise.
  16. What I love about all this is that they always attack/focus on athletic programs. The law (correct me if I'm wrong) as I understand it involves all educational opportunities. Therefore, proportionality should be in all departments, i.e. law, medical, engineering, etc. I'd like to see how those numbers stack up at all the schools, I'm willing to bet there are a lot of men "losing" opportunities to women but we never hear about those instances.
  17. Yes, last points scored only matters if the previous # of scores are equal. With as much scoring that is going on with these new rules, I don't know why they just don't do a "true" overtime with the next point winning.
  18. I agree, why would anyone who's old enough to remember the way Oregon just dumped wrestling even think about buying a pair or Nike wrestling shoes? Support those brands that have supported wrestling, Asics, Addidas, Brute. Nike dominates every other market, they'll keep making their money...help the companies that support our sport.
  19. Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid.
  20. CK Dream Team Results: USA 37, Georgia 15 113: Alonzo Allen, Rockdale, GA dec. #4-Brian Rossi, Lockport, IL (Stanford), 9-4 120: #4-Sean Russell, Collins Hill, GA (Edinboro) dec. #5-Scotty Parker, Pennridge, PA (Lehigh), 5-2 126: #5-Ryan Millhof, Collins Hill,GA (Oklahoma) dec. #3-Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic, PA (West Virginia), 5-3 132: #12-Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional, PA (Bucknell) md. Tyler Marinelli, Jefferson, GA (Gardner-Webb), 15-7 138: #8-Seth Gross, Apple Valley, MN (Iowa) dec. Cameron Perry, Gilmer, GA (Virginia), 8-4 145: #1-Jason Nolf, Kittaning, PA (Penn State) dec. JJ Alfau, Turner County, GA, 14-8 152: #4-TC Warner, Cumberland Valley, PA (Old Dominion) md. Matt Moody, Lowndes, GA, 14-6 160: #1-Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin, PA (Virginia) md. Jake Henson, Pope, GA (Virginia), 15-6 170: #4-Chandler Rogers, Stillwater, OK (Oklahoma St.) wbf. Demarko Dixson, Appling, GA (Air Force) 182: #2-Bo Nickal, Allen, Texas (Penn State) md. #3-Chip Ness, Burford, GA (North Carolina), 12-3 195: #4-Nathan Rose, Sibley, MN (Minnesota) dec. #16-Chance McClure, Commerce, GA (Virginia), 5-4 220: #19-Matt Moore, Apalachee, GA (North Carolina) wbf. Sage Hecox, Harlem, IL 285: #15-Billy Miller, Perry, OH (Edinboro) wbf. MJ Couzans, Archer, GA (Tennessee St. (Football))
  21. Hope this happens, I'll go Pico.
  22. First, you're son's a stud. Any educated wrestling fan recognizes this. Anyone that puts 4/5 years in at the D1 level is a special person and deserves all the credit in the world, no matter if he ever steps foot on the mat as a starter. As someone said above, I have a certain amount of more respect for those that battle every day and never even see the mat at all, you career "practice" guy if you will. You make a good point though about college wrestlers not getting much respect from the general wrestling fans. I really think most fans do respect all college wrestlers but we often get "lost" in just discussing the highest performers and lose sight of "reality" at times. I mean this is a message board and most people just like to verbally attack and degrade other's opinions and view points. As for recognition or respect from the general public, not sure that will ever be a reality as those that have never went through a high school wrestling season (let alone a college season) have no idea what it takes. You really can't respect/admire the accomplishment if you have no first hand knowledge of how difficult it is.
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