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Everything posted by preceptor

  1. Colby Smith 125 Mizzou will be a tough matchup for about anyone. Has some quality wins at 133 and will be a big 125.
  2. Mizzou has a few more in Smith, Flynn, and Myers.
  3. It doesn’t matter to me who qualifies for nationals. I do think you should earn an allocation for your conference and then earn your spot on the mat. It’s my opinion we should do away with wild cards. You want a spot then place high enough at your qualifying event. Otherwise you didn’t earn a spot at NCAA’s. I say this as a wrestler who “earned” a wild card while competing.
  4. JMO. If a wrestler does not actually compete in their qualifying event then they should not qualify for nationals.
  5. Is Darian Cruz more talented than Thomas Gillman? Bo Jordan is an elite wrestler. One piece of wrestling that a lot of people tend to miss is the ability to not give up points. Some of these wrestlers are not flashy but they win. I would put Kyle Dake in this category while in college. David Taylor scored a lot more points and was more offensively varied so most people thought well he is more talented. However, the results did not bear that out.
  6. The college coaches that I have talked would ask for full matches vs. high level competition.
  7. 125 tomasello 133 gross 141 Eireman 149 Heil 157 Kemerer 165 Massa 174 Jordan 184 Valencia 197 Wiegel 285 Coon
  8. I made the list. I remember losing to him and throwing temper tantrum. I was a bit of a brawler and he majored me and I didn't even feel like I'd wrestled a match. I was a sophomore and I told my coach I couldn't believe I lost to a freshman. My coach told me that, that freshman is pretty good.
  9. I posted this in another thread but I thought I'd start a new topic since it is slightly off topic for that thread. Most will agree that Sanderson is the GOAT. However, if there were no Pendleton would Ben Askren be the GOAT?
  10. If there were no Pendleton would Ben Askren be the GOAT?
  11. I disagree with the assumption that an undefeated wrestler is always better than a wrestler with a few losses. I also would not always say a 3x NCAA Champion is better than a 2x NCAA Champion. More credentialed, yes. Not necessarily a better wrestler.
  12. The correct answer is Sean Hage. David Kjeldgaard Was pretty amazing as well. Two names that most guys who only follow college never know. Amazing accomplishments in high school.
  13. I think the bye is a good thing, but agree that it should be given to world medalist only. The bye is there to protect the wrestler from an upset before the finals. Imagine a situation in which Snyder does not get a bye, he wrestles in the mini tournament and first round someone throws a beautiful headlock and pins him. Over and done with. In theory, one of our best wrestlers does not make the team because in one match a wrestler executed a great technique.
  14. IMO. This is why the sport will not elevate above what it is now. People are fans of individuals. When those individuals leave they look elsewhere. Again, IMO, we need to create fans of programs. I'm a Mizzou alumni so I root for the tigers unless one of the wrestlers I coached are on a different team. To me,this is why duals are so important. Take an average joe to a dual meet and have them cheer on a program. In the "major sports" people follow the program not an individual. Sorry if this takes the thread off topic.
  15. I would prefer weight classes like below. Most wrestlers competitive weights are from 140-180. Weight classes 56~123 61~134 65~143 69~152 73~161 77~169 82~180 89~196 97~213 Unlimited
  16. If they called the last two points a "correct throw" then that is the way the rules read. Like it or not. He attempted a throw, elevated his opponents hips but doe to his opponent adjusting he did not expose. That's the way the rule has been explained to me. I'm assuming that rule will change after this tournament. Maybe one point for it but not two. Two points doesn't make sense. Either way, Oliver won by the rules for this tournament. Who knows what happens tomorrow or at WTT.
  17. Dean is a better wrestler than Nickal. Nickal beat him at nationals but I think Dean wins 8/10 matches. Nickal is better than Martin but Nickal wins 6/10 matches. It's not unheard of for better wrestlers to lose to people that they are capable of beating. BTW, Imart is better than Joseph. PSU kids won when it mattered most though. Kudos to them and the coaching staff. I do think Hall and Jordan is a true toss up though. I would expect Hall to win going forward though. He has more room to improve.
  18. Did anyone read the article? The guy was at the NCAA basketball tournament and taped the wrestling finals. It does not say anything about emulating what Cael has done or model what PSU has done. It says he would like to talk to Cael and "rub elbows" with him to talk to him about leadership etc. It does paint wrestling in a positive light but let's not get carried away with what the article says.
  19. Has it ever happened before that a team had 10 All Americans and did not win the NCAA tournament?
  20. Question of philosophy here on Team Championship. Should a team with 10 All Americans score more points than a team with 4 National Champs and 2 more All Americans? Based on seeds I have the team score (this is applying 20 pts for 1st 16 for 2nd etc. Penn State 112 Oklahoma State 104 Ohio State 90.5 Virginia Tech 75 Iowa 74 That does not include bonus points. Just wanted to start the discussion. Has it happened before that a team had 10 All Americans and did not win the NCAA tournament as a team?
  21. I do not think he should be seeded. I know he is a talented wrestler but there is no way to know if his health will allow him to compete. I think it would be a mistake for the seeding committee to allow a wrestler to be seeded if they do not actually compete in the Conference tournament. The next question would be is at what point do the coaches say that he can not compete and then give the spot back to choose another at large bid? Back to the Kindig example. He was 14-2 heading into the big 12 tournament. INJ Default and then MFF and then did not get seeded. Included in his wins were a win over Houdashelt. while winning the Southern Scuffle.
  22. Isn't this just the criteria for at large selection? I am assuming he gets an at large bid. Is there a set criteria for seeding purposes?
  23. Where and when are the at large bids announced? I read that they are announced on March 7 but could not find any more specifics. Thank you in advance.
  24. Just a feeling. No real information to base it upon. It could be more of a want to happen than anything else. I want parity going into NCAA's more than anything else.
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