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  1. First time I watched it live, I thought Terao might have had two, but it was VERY close. After watching it on replay and slowing it down (takedownartist thanks for the link), I have to say the right no-call was made due to body positions during the exchange. At all times when Megaludis' hands were down, Terao's body was below Mega's and for that reason, I don't think he had any sort of control. Had he been able to get height over Mega in that position, I think the takedown would've been awarded.
  2. Good question Tom... Who IS the orange? A coach ( assuming that was even Coach Dresser) that texts you privately to request that you as a "supporter" of the VT program not trash the program on a public message board, or someone that while claiming to be a supporter, chooses to try and kick the program when it was down following a particularly disappointing session at NCAAs and, even worse, chooses to take a not so subtle shot at Dance by inferring that maybe he wasn't really hurt through the use of your quotations when describing his injury? I think the actions speak for themselves. Sincerely, Chris Taylor, P.E. VT Class of '83
  3. There is no need to penalize a different style of wrestling as long as the wrestler is being offensive. Penalizing a wrestler for going to his knee in neutral would more than likely have kept an inspirational wrestler like Anthony Robles from making the tremendous impact that he did. Sure there are many that may use that particular technique more for defense, but put it on the referee to call stalling in that case (and others as well). It's really not that difficult to see when a wrestler is stalling. We just need referees willing to make the call. Maybe it's time to go back to a mandatory stall call on at least one wrestler when there is no score in the first period. If the decision is not clear cut, hit them both. Without a stall call to give, wrestlers will be a lot less likely to stall late in the match. Another option would be to do away with the warning altogether and make the first call a point. No free passes for the heavier weights either. Nothing is more frustrating to me than seeing offensive heavyweights like Gwiz, McMullan, and Walz continually push the pace and take risks on their feet only to give up a late defensive TD as the referee refused to force the other wrestler make any sort of offensive attempts
  4. Absolutely correct. There was continuous motion per the slow motion video; therefore no TD. Period. Reaction time has nothing to do with anything in this situation and the call should've been reversed. To help clarify things, suppose Storley had rolled Evans through much faster... Or even instantaneously? Is it still a TD? If not, then no TD here either. You can't have the ref trying to determine how quickly the action occurs.
  5. Jason- I believe Richmond dropped wrestling following the 1981 season (I know it was dropped while I was wrestling for VT). This seems to be confirmed by the 1982 NCAA wrestling guide showing results for the '81 season, but no profile for the team for the '82 season http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/NCAA-Guides/PDF/NCAA%20Guide%201982.PDF
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