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  1. Memories? OK. Go right ahead if you dare to kill yourself. Get caught and you're off the team.
  2. More than half are not students. City locals.
  3. Hodge Watch: https://www.wrestlestat.com/rankings/hodge None of which bare any relationship to the actual Hodge criteria. (throws up hands)
  4. My error. But it is an open where he wrestled unattached and not a scheduled meet that counts against the Div I limit.
  5. Not for nuttin' but Snyder has a tick in the loss column. Kinda snuffs him out for most dominate. Think pins boys think pins. 1. Undefeated 2. Pinfalls Retherford - 17 Nickal - 16 Nolf - 16 . . . Z Valencia - 9
  6. Huge bump in the attendance for Rutgers while tripling tickets prices and adding a seat license fee for season tickets. No more group ticket pricing for youth groups which once were $5. I'll hazard a guess the tix revenue today is more than 20X the revenue from when Goodale arrived and they were stuck in the College Ave Gym drawing 300-400 on a good night
  7. Hahn just made room for Dake to come onto the staff. The only question is where in the realm of hierarchy....above or below or between Dean and Grey ?
  8. Below is an NCAA Case Study offered as an interpretation, It is almost identical Ashnault's situation. Just to refresh the background.... In his first year, Rutgers had a scheduled dual meet against Hofstra to start the "season". Ashnault did not participate, he went to the Clarion Open.. The following week Rutgers participated in the Binghamton Open. He did not participate, instead he went to the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open. Rutgers last scheduled dual meet of the season was against Drexel on February 21. 2 Opens, no scheduled meets. Off the mat for 3.5 months. The key to this this rule interpretation is ...did he participate .....in season ....or.... post season ?........ NCAA Medical Hardship Waiver Case Study No. 2 Injury in First Half of Season Wrestling SA is injured in his final season of participation.The institution is unsure whether the doctor will clear him to wrestle before the end of the season; however, the SA feels his injury is improving. He would like to compete unattached in an open meet to “test” his injury. If that goes well, he likely will be cleared to compete at the conference meet. If it doesn’t, the institution will submit a hardship waiver. • SA will not qualify for a hardship waiver if he engages in any outside competition during the second half of the institution’s traditional season, including competition while not representing the institution. Officially, and in the eyes of the Big Ten, Rutgers and Ashnault's season ended on February 21. Ashnault wrestled and won the Collegiate Open.on March 3 - post season Note the shoulder injury occurred after the 16/17 season so it is considered a final year injury. The Big Ten considers conference tournaments and the Championship as post season events, not just in wrestling, all sports. Wrestling in March after the close of the season on Feb 21 did not disqualify the waiver application and his first season was accepted as his first injury year. BTW, this was a Big Ten Conference decision, not one from NCAA. The NCAA amended the Medical Hardship Waiver rule back in 2007. Chad Hawley, the Big Ten's assistant commissioner for compliance at the time stated, "If the idea is for student-athletes to have four full seasons of competition while they're in college, the thought was that 30 (percent) gets a student-athlete closer to fulfilling the idea of full participation." It pretty clear, the NCAA and The B1G wants student athletes to get there full 4 years of competition.
  9. Just another question that needs an answer.
  10. Obviously you are speculating out of ignorance of the situation. He injured the shoulder in June at the 2017 University Nationals during the round of 16 and med forfeited out. He had the shoulder surgery as soon after. Then he had his knee repaired, the injury he sustained his redshirt freshman year that kept off the mat for 3.5 months of that year (mid Nov through March). (Yes, he AA'd three times with a bum knee.) With the two injuries, he missed 100% of 2 seasons out of 5 (Opens do not count toward NCAA eligibility) which under the NCAA rules (+70% of 2 seasons) qualifies for a medical hardship waiver. As for him walking around okay in Cleveland, the knee was in rehab as well as the shoulder. By chance was he walking on his hands? .....want a laundry list of wrestlers whose careers ended after the second shoulder injury? You can have your knees cut 10 times, but your probability of a successful recovery as a wrestler after two shoulder surgeries is near nil. You can wrestle with a knee brace that manages the range of motion; ask Nolf and Lee. You can't manage the range of motion for your shoulder and wrestle successfully.Your shoulders are your most valuable asset, besides maybe your head and lungs. Pick a position, every move on the mat is reliant on your shoulder health. Yeah, Ashnault was gambling that he would get the 6th year. His goals are beyond the NCAA and coming back too soon and suffering a recurrence would likely end any aspirations of making the World Team.
  11. Ashnault wrestled 2 opens in November his freshman redshirt which were considered 2 scheduled dates and a total of 13 bouts (8 & 5). Neither qualified against the NCAA schedule since they were Opens. He injured his knee in the 2nd, the Bearcat Open. The injury kept him off the mat for the remainder of the NCAA season, 3.5 months, and prevented him from possibly wrestling in a varsity bout; i.e. taking the shirt off ala Hall, Lee and Lee. The docs didn't clear him for full workouts until that week (March) which if you note the dates is conference tournament week. He opted to go to the Collegiate Open and take it bout by bout. Fundamentally, he lost 100% of the season. Loss of + 70% due to the injury is the benchmark when the NCAA considers the medical hardship waiver. Whether its a red shirt or not doesn't matter as long as their was a loss of two seasons of 70% or more scheduled dates. As long as he remained under the supervision of a medical professional, the NCAA can accept a gradual return to play as rehabilitative medical care. Had the docs cleared him in January to return to full workouts he may not have been granted the waiver. When you apply for a sixth year hardship waiver, the medical file that must be submitted better be complete and document the medical and rehab plans. Look to football for comparisons and you'll find plenty of 6th year hardship waivers that spent a year off the practice field during their redshirt season due to injury, then lost another year of eligibility due to a second injury.
  12. Hahn to SDSU Pay attention to the source before you start quoting
  13. Gantt # 1 - and then he's got to go through both to hold on to it.
  14. Iowa ? Iowa ? Oh that's right they could only manage 7 :Q ..........but Rolli Stolli will get his if he's healthy enough to take it.
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