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  1. Didn't the referee say "no takedown" after Schute shot on Louden and they went out of bounds. Next scene shows Louden taking the down position as if a takedown had been awarded.

     

    Yes, the most annoying part of the movie.

     

    Schute hits a headlock out of bounds.  The ref clearly states "Out of bounds.  No takedown"

    They go to the middle and Louden gets in the bottom position, with Shute on top.   Louden stands up and when Shute brings him back to  the mat the ref exclaims "Two, takedown!"

     

    C'mon Man!!!!!


  2. Hello,

     

    I have two tickets in Section 209, Row 12.  These are close to dead center.  I'm not a big fan of heights, and this arena is built pretty steep, as it gives you a better view.

     

    I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in trading their lower level tickets (corners, endzones are fine) for my uppers that are near the middle.  I know some prefer to be in uppers for a better view.  

     

    Obviously, we could take about a fair compensation as part of the trade.

     

    I just figured I'd take a chance.

     

    If interested, you can PM me, reply to the thread or e-mail me at mvattivo@gmail.com

     

    Thanks in advance.


  3. "Vision Quest" was the only wrestling movie for my generation.  I can't even estimate how many times I watched that movie, let alone how many times I watched certain scenes (Climbing the peg board, all the wrestling scenes, etc)

     

    These things have bothered me forever.  Obviously, the guys making the movie knew a little bit about wrestling, so, these mistakes were unforgivable.

     

    1.  The counter to the double arm bar in practice.  It was so silly, the guys were just sort of rolling through it, and Louden and Kooch just did the double arm bar without a counter.

     

    2.  Shute hits a headlock as they go out of bounds.  The ref shouts "Out of bounds, no takedown"  They bring them to the middle of the mat and Louden starts on the bottom.  He tries to stand and when Shute brings him back to the mat the referee yells "Two - takedwon".  Unforgiveable.

     

    3.  The coaches wrestling outfit.   https://journeysindarknessandlight.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/coach.jpg


  4. There are two points that haven't been made:

     

    1.)  A heavy amount of booing came after Spencer visibly scolded a female reporter for taking his picture as he was headed into the tunnel after the loss.

     

    2.) Spencer was given a huge standing ovation when he was given his medal on the podium.

     

    I'm sure there were some idiots making comments to Spencer and his family.  There are idiots everywhere.  However, I think most of the fan reaction was due to the fact that DeSanto was the underdog who many knew came down a weight to face one of the greatest PA high school wrestlers in history.  

     

    The "real" wrestling fans appreciated everything about that match and will always remember it.  You had one kid put it all on the line with a serious knee injury.  You have another kid who dropped a weight to wrestle the best, who happened to tech fall him in last year's final.  I have tons of respect for Austin and Spencer, and I think all true wrestling fans feel the same way.


  5. Only people who just signed up get a refund.  

     

    Those who have been with them for years get nothing.  

     

    Sorry, this is unacceptable and very unprofessional. 

     

    I was about to post the same thing.  Though I appreciate the apology, I was very annoyed with the wording that only people who signed up for this dual will get a refund.  A refund should be offered to EVERY SUBSCRIBER, regardless of when they signed up.   This match was offered as part of their service and it wasn't available.


  6. Vak, I don't think any reasonable person can argue with your point.  I'm surprised at how much the gap has been closed.  Against Collica & Sorensen, it felt like he couldn't get past their defense and get off a solid shot.  That was something he was able to do consistently last year.  Collica & Sorensen both made it difficult on him when he is on top.  That was something I also didn't see last year.

     

    Like you said, he is still the favorite, but, after seeing those two matches, I'm definitely concerned that he could go down.


  7. 125:  Suriano MAJOR Piccininni (Could be DEC, but, I think Nick pushes and gets the bonus point):  4-0 PSU


    133:  Brock TECH Carpenter (George will give it his all, as always, and will save us a point):  5-4 OKST


    141:  Heil DEC Gulibon (I think Jimmy has a shot here, but, Heil is so good at frustrating the opposition and finding a way to pull it out):  8-4 OKST


    149:  Retherford MAJOR Collica (Again, could be a DEC, but, I think Zain pushes and gets the bonus.  Always the chance of a pin with Zain too, against anybody):  8-8


    157:  Nolf MAJOR Smith (Could be a tech or pin for Nolf):  12-8 PSU


    165:  Joseph DEC Rogers (Probably the biggest swing match of the dual):  15-8 PSU


    174:  Hall DEC Crutchmer (Hall is capable of more, but, I think it ends up a decision):  18-8 PSU


    184:  Nickal DEC Boyd (Could be a major and Bo can pin anyone):  21-8 PSU


    197:  Weigel DEC McCutcheon (Another swing match.  I gave the first to us, I'll give this to them):  21-11 PSU


    285:  Nevills DEC Schafer (If it is White, bump to a major):  24-11 PSU



  8. Did you say Gullibon is a good tournament wrestler?!

     

    Cutch could AA. I like him a lot, especially because he is up in weight his senior year and not complaining about it. 

     

    However, he doesn't have a ranked win (off the top of my head...)

     

     

    Which AA contenders will he beat?

    J'den?

    Pfarr? (lost)

    Haught?

    Moore? (lost)

    Smith? 

    Studebaker? (lost)

    Rotert? (injured, so maybe)

    Weigel (wrestling next week I hope)

     

    He needs a significant upset to place and he is wrestling up a weight. He also has never AA'd before and is 2-4 lifetime at NCAAs.

     

    I hope he breaks through this year, but it doesn't seem all that likely.

     

    McCutcheon  is a Junior, not a Senior.


  9. Honestly, I know there are is a lot of PSU fan boasting, and I can only imagine how annoying that is to fans of other program.

     

    I do have to say that as a fan, they are an absolute joy to watch.  Not only because of their talent (which helps), but, they are obviously taught to attack non-stop and to look to score at every opportunity.  They  also chase the bonus point(s) like madmen and it great to see.  Not everyone wrestles the style that is obviously being taught, but, 80% of them do, and it is great for college wrestling.  All sports are copycat leagues, and teams are going to continue to try to bring in kids that can adapt to the PSU style.  This will be great for our sport.

     

    As much as I love PSU, this is the one sport where the sport itself trumps that.  I love and support wrestling.  At nationals, I, of course, root for PSU first.  I then root for homegrown PA wrestlers, PA Wrestling schools, & then, I just appreciate great wrestling, regardless of who it comes from.

     

    It's that time of year and I'm getting extremely anxious.  I can't wait to meet new great wrestling fans in St. Louis !


  10. Mark Hall over Brunson 17-1

     

    I've got a feeling that when St. Louis comes, his loss to Meyer will be a distant, insignificant memory.  When Cortez was ruled out, the move to pull Hall's shirt was a no-brainer.  Will it be the difference maker in St. Louis, I can't say for sure, but, having Hall's ceiling certainly helps their chances.


  11. Speaking of hydraulics - they need to infuse hydraulic fast set water cement into Nolf's nose. They're taping around his nose! He's got a bandage completely around his head. This could be problematic during tournaments.

     

     

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

     

    No one was more frustrated than Nolf.  He has one of, if not the, best gas tanks in the history of wrestling.  Anytime there is a break, you can tell he is ticked off, as it takes away from a part of his strategy.  I just thing he took an incidental headbutt into the nose, and it was bad enough that it just keep bleeding.  It won't be a long term problem.


  12. 125 - Suriano major Rodriguez (4-0 PSU) * Could be worse than major
    133 - Tomasello fall Carpenter (6-4 OSU) * Tech or pin
    141 - Gulibon decision Pletcher (7-6 PSU) * Give the toss-up to the experience
    149 - Retherford major M. Jordan (11-6 PSU) * Could be regular, but, always danger of fall with Zain
    157 - Nolf fall Ryan (17-6 PSU) * Tech or pin
    165 - Joseph decision Burcher (20-6 PSU) * Could be major
    174 - Hall decision B. Jordan (23-6 PSU) * Bo is slight favorie, but, I'm not even sure he wrestles.  Not 100%
    184 - Nickal decision Martin (26-6) * Could be major or pin.  I don't think Nickal ever loses to Martin again
    197 - Moore decision McCutcheon (26-9) * Moore slight favorite due to big size advantage
    285 - Nevills fall Fox (32-9) or Snyder major Nevills (26-13) * Snyder on another planet, as Nevills is right there with Medberry

     

    Obviously, I see everything close going PSU's direction. Bo Jordan isn't 100% and I think Hall wants to show what he is capable of.


  13. If I were Vegas and wanting to get bets on each side of the line:

     

    125 - Suriano (-7.5)

    133 - Tomasello (-14.5)

    141 - Gulibon (-1)

    149 -  Retherford (-5.5)

    157 - Nolf (-14.5)

    165 - Joseph (-3.5)

    174 - Jordan (-2.5)

    184 -  Nickal (-4.5)

    197 - Moore (-1.5)

    285 - Snyder (-9.5)

     

    My picks:

     

    125 - Suriano major Rodriguez (4-0 PSU) * Could be worse than major
    133 - Tomasello fall Carpenter (6-4 OSU) * Tech or pin
    141 - Gulibon decision Pletcher (7-6 PSU) * Give the toss-up to the experience
    149 - Retherford major M. Jordan (11-6 PSU) * Could be regular, but, always danger of fall with Zain
    157 - Nolf fall Ryan (17-6 PSU) * Tech or pin
    165 - Joseph decision Burcher (20-6 PSU) * Could be major
    174 - Hall decision B. Jordan (23-6 PSU) * Bo is slight favorie, but, I'm not even sure he wrestles.  Not 100%
    184 - Nickal decision Martin (26-6) * Could be major or pin.  I don't think Nickal ever loses to Martin again
    197 - Moore decision McCutcheon (26-9) * Moore slight favorite due to big size advantage
    285 - Nevills fall Fox (32-9) or Snyder major Nevills (26-13) * Snyder on another planet, as Nevills is right there with Medberry

    Obviously, I see everything close going PSU's direction. Bo Jordan isn't 100% and I think Hall wants to show what he is capable of.


  14. 125:  Suriano needs to commit to some shots prior to the 3rd period.  Gilman is tough to score on.  Nice win for Gilman, but, Suriano proved he can hang with the best.

     

    133:  Carpenter always gives 100%, but, Clark is in another league.  I was hoping George could keep it to a major, but, it became clear that wasn't going to happen as the match went on.

     

    141:  This could be a big win for Gulibon.  Something mentally clicked for him in that 3rd period.  He isn't a great chain wrestler, but, he has a nice shot.  He needs to get in deep on the shot or he struggles to finish.  Terrible defense in the 3rd by Carton.  

     

    149:  I have to give credit where it is due.  Sorensen wrestled a phenomenal match.  I didn't think he could ever take Zain down (or would even truly attempt to) and he did it twice.  Clutch escape and takedown by Zain to even get it into O.T.  Sorensen also did a great job on bottom.  That was what wrestling is all about.  My heart was pounding and my hands were shaking.  No excuses from this PSU fan, Sorensen showed me something I wasn't aware he had in him.

     

    157:  I would discredit Kemerer for being defensive, but, Nolf doesn't even give guys a chance to be offensive.  He just never, ever stops pushing the pace.  I don't know if I've ever seen anyone with a bigger gas tank than Nolf.  I was very impressed with Kemerer's scrambling ability in the 1st period, but, Nolf just wore him down.

     

    165:  Cenzo seemed to gas after a solid 1st period.  He was getting in on the double with ease in the 1st, but, then he allowed himself to get tied up in the 2nd and 3rd (probably because he was tired), which slowed down his offense.

     

    174:  I know that everyone is going to be disappointed with Mark Hall.  I was slightly disappointed myself.  However, I am confident that he will be fine.  Getting thrown into a match at HCA against a 5th year Senior, returning All-American is a tall task.  Hall showed flashes of what he can bring to the table (his 2nd takedown on the duck was beautiful), but, he also showed that he is human and a true freshman.  I think he will make some noise in St. Louis, but, credit to Meyer for pulling off a great win.

     

    184:  Bo is so fun to watch.  No matter what the score, you can never count him out of a match.  In this case, it was over before it started.  That spladle was odd.  He had it locked up, but, had to struggle to get his leg in and finish it.  He must be ridiculously strong despite his lanky build.

     

    197:  McCutcheon and Wilcke are both way too small for 197.  I was disappointed that McCutcheon gave up the tying TD in the 3rd, but, he did what he had to and gutted out a tough win.  My expectations aren't real high at this weight.  McCutcheon is a grinder, but, he is extremely small for this weight class (Same for Wilcke)

     

    285:  Nevills with a rare case of having a huge size advantage just bullied his way to a win.  I hate seeing that injury to Sam Stoll.  Wrestlers work so damn hard.  It really sucks to have it taken away in back to back seasons.

     

    I thought I was going to nail my 24-11 prediction (though it wouldn't have been close to how I expected them to get there), but, these matches were much closer, in many weights, than I had expected.  Hats off to Iowa, as they definitely came to wrestle.  Also, one has to always appreciate any win in that arena.  They don't come easy or often.

     

    Great dual.  Very entertaining to watch.


  15. There's no way you actually believe that.  Imar made just as many attacks in those matches and pushed the pace the entire 2nd half of the matches.  

     

    I'm a PSU fan and I agree with you.  In both the Big Ten & NCAA finals, both guys were attacking.  Even though they didn't end the way I wanted, those were two of the most entertaining bouts I've ever watched, despite both being low scoring matches.


  16. 125:  Gilman decision Suriano:  3-0 Iowa

    This will be a great match, but, I'll go with the RS Senior over the true Freshman

     

    133:  Clark tech Carpenter:  8-0 Iowa

    Carpenter always gives effort, but, talent will show here.  It could be a pin.

     

    141:  Gulibon decision Carton:  8-3 Iowa

    Complete toss-up bout.  It all depends which Jimmy shows up.  I'm predicting good Jimmy shows.

     

    149:  Retherford major Sorenson:  8-7 Iowa

    Sorenson won't be looking to win, so, he will make it difficult for Zain.  I still think Zain finds a way to the major.

     

    157:  Nolf major Kemerer:  11-8 PSU

    Kemerer is great, but, I don't think he is ready for what Nolf brings.  I'm seeing a few picking the upset.  I think a tech or pin by Nolf is more likely than a Kemerer win.

     

    165:  Joseph major Gunther/Moody/St. John:  15-8 PSU

    Joseph has put the injury and weight issues behind him.  

     

    174:  Meyer decision Morelli:  15-11 PSU

    Another complete toss-up.  I'll be shocked if this one is decided by more than 2 points.  I gave the first toss-up to PSU.  Giving this one to Iowa.

     

    184:  Nickal decision Brooks:  18-11 PSU

    This one could be fun.  Neither is afraid to lock up and throw.  That could lead to a fall, but, I'm calling a 4/5 point decision for Bo.

     

    197:  McCutcheon decision Wilcke:  21-11 PSU

    Both are undersized, which really favors McCutcheon.  He will struggle against full-sized 197's.

     

    285:  Nevills decision Stoll:  24-11 PSU

    Stoll seemed injured, and Nevills will make full use of his snatch single and riding ability.

     

    I'm looking forward to a great dual tonight.

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