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  1. https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6752606-sebastian-rivera-transferring-to-rutgers?fbclid=IwAR1RjDHjHxKHe6p5POuBbuM0S-KwaPbuAkw_nDXiUWsC5enqWzmABjf5RUE&utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=article&utm_term=thumbnail.sebastianriveratransferstorutgers
  2. RUTGERS it is... https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6752606-sebastian-rivera-transferring-to-rutgers?fbclid=IwAR1RjDHjHxKHe6p5POuBbuM0S-KwaPbuAkw_nDXiUWsC5enqWzmABjf5RUE&utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=article&utm_term=thumbnail.sebastianriveratransferstorutgers
  3. I actually felt White was very understanding and NOT critical of Rohskopf; White's usually not one to get too bogged down in empathy but he extended it to the fighter. I didn't get the impression UFC was ditching Rohskopf and inferred White was talking specifically about this one bout and not Rohskopf's future with his organization. I guess we'll see.
  4. Not defending Rohskopf--everyone's entitled to their view of what happened--but short notice for a fight is tough and, if everyone's being honest, there are just days you don't have it. Can remember some competitions where the legs just weren't there, the timing was off, etc. It happens. One huge difference is Rohskopf was taking blows to the head on his off day and not getting outslicked on a mat. Dana White's opinion as far as Rohskopf's future is more important than anyone's on a board. White doesn't pull punches and is quick to call someone out for an embarrassing performance. His take: “Let me tell you what: In this (expletive) sport, if you’re done, you’re done. You should absolutely be able to quit. I know that it’s frowned upon, but guess what? Anybody that would talk (expletive) about you quitting isn’t in there fighting. It’s real easy to be a critic. With what these kids do, this is a whole ‘nother level, man. … When you get here, this is a whole different level, man. “He’s gotta get up tomorrow and look himself in the mirror and figure out who he is and what he wants to do,” White said. “There is no shame in getting here and finding out that you’re not it. There’s no shame in that at all. He gave it a shot, didn’t work out. Anybody who would try to ridicule a kid like that, (expletive) you. Come try it. Come try and do what he did tonight. Very few people can do it.”
  5. Should be noted that Waylon Lowe also has a 3rd place from the NAIA that doesn't count toward his total. One tough dude.
  6. Like it. When I was on the board of the NWCA back in the 90s I pushed this. Use the first semester to get the young guys acclimated to college study demands, conditioning, etc. Second semester, begin with competition, take advantage of the warm weather for weight management, everyone who is academically eligible to start will be eligible for the end, avoid media competition with b-ball's March Madness, championship in late April, still almost two months afterwards to focus on grades without the stress of travel and competing.
  7. HORRID I SAY! Banish any such rubbish from all wrestling media sources! Just the lamestream media pushing its agenda! And no more garbage about wrestlers disarming criminals, overcoming cancer, being born without limbs, beating poverty and the loss of loved ones! I want box scores! Just the facts! Who scored how many takedowns and the time of the fall only!
  8. Man, would love to see a certain person's reaction when someone breaks the news to him that the world isn't flat...
  9. God forbid we get a glimpse of the human side of an athlete. A look at struggles they've faced off the mat. And nothing was mentioned about her "sex life." If an article is about Jordan Burroughs being married with three kids while training as a world-class athlete, is that about his "sex life"? 2020 and no hindsight, insight, foresight, just blindness from too many people...
  10. Ott wrestled for Illinois but was an Ohio guy.
  11. My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq. We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear. He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise. Does he stand during the anthem? Yes. Is he offended if others choose to kneel? No. Why? Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy. Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded. That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that. Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
  12. "If we cannot respect the rights of fellow Americans to express opinions about political matters without trying to use mob rule to beat them down we have a problem in this country." The last few years have moved us way past that.
  13. Some a y'all too much...
  14. No, Scraplife made a very bad decision on who to hire and is paying the price for that decision. I mean, what does wrestling teach us but that sometimes life just ain't fair and the breaks don't always fall our way. Ownership of and consequences for our decisions--what's so hard to understand? They hired a loose cannon who has turned off many people. If they really didn't know this guy was out to lunch and a live round, I feel somewhat bad for them, but shame on them for not being more careful about their hiring choices and whom they allow at the control of their website; if they are good folks (and truly don't support his BS), may they learn and vet their people more closely in the future.
  15. https://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Chris-Farley-Smile-to-Shock-Reaction.gif Jeepers, a wrestling product company shouldn't use its platform to push divisive political rhetoric during times of unrest or it might hurt their business???? CONCEPT!
  16. Detroit--it was '67. Was there. Oh, and here in Detroit now, lots of protest but very peaceful.
  17. You hire someone who spreads this divisive vitriol, especially in these chaotic times, this is what can happen. Can the company survive? Have they earned enough trust that people are comfortable with their response? I guess we'll see. Lesson: be damn sure who you hire (recruit, publicly support etc.) because your choices have consequences. That's capitalism. That's American tradition. Everyone move on.
  18. Tommy Rowlands was a 125 pounder as a high school freshman and developed into a pretty decent heavyweight, placing 5th in the world at 120 k. Young man I coached won his first high school state title at 103 as a freshman and ended up a college 197 pounder, placing 3rd and 5th in the Big Ten. On a personal note, I myself was a terrible wrestler but I wrestled by last high school bout at 112 and my first college bout at 142 (cutting about 8 pounds). Also, in one year overseas I competed from 57 kilos (125.5) to 74 kilos (163)--I was unafraid to lose at any weight!
  19. Not at the level of these guys already mentioned, but Franklin Gomez has wrestled internationally from 60 kilos to 74 (and I believe did national events at 57). Chamizo is astounding, though, taking World bronze at 55 and silver at 74. Bonne has also wrestled anywhere from 57 to 65 with impressive results.
  20. Not gonna badmouth a World and Olympic champion who won clean. Early matches he showed his explosiveness and ability to score. Like many finals at this level at this time, these guys had each other totally scouted. This is obviously not a match to admire for its wild high scoring but rather for the will power and toughness shown by the competitors. And as mentioned above, a great example of why the push out was needed.
  21. Ringer can be trained by Belaglazov, spar with Amine. Should really help UM upper weights like Embree, who has great potential.
  22. https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/23503?fbclid=IwAR0HI95zu2F3vuGGoeR_2xxeKm8LcoP-cEcOMEETQWP2DtEfbR1ci829hR8 Shawn Nelson is a too-often overlooked coach who very quietly goes about the job of representing the sport with the utmost integrity. Big congrats. Even more meaningful that the award is named after Bob Bubb, one the most honorable men in the game. https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/23503?fbclid=IwAR0HI95zu2F3vuGGoeR_2xxeKm8LcoP-cEcOMEETQWP2DtEfbR1ci829hR8
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