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  1. Not knowing the citizenship status of Rustam Ampar, I am fairly certain the rest of the card is comprised of domestic competitors. Edit: Sorry nhs, I like you and that was rude. Point is, in this alternate reality that is the covid winter, the line between college wrestling and international wrestling has become blurred. If the deciding factor of which board commentary belongs in is the ruleset, sure this is in the wrong place. I would prefer the guiding principle be "is this of interest to the college fanbase?" . Also, and this is pure speculation, but I bet most international fans in the US follow college wrestling, while I would venture that a more significant portion of the college board rarely heads to the international board.
  2. I have no commentary on the accuracy of these tiers, but seeing the placement of MSU in the various models, I think Roger Chandler deserves some credit for getting MSU on track. It does not take the memory of an elephant to recall a time where the thought of MSU ever emerging from the basement to achieve even middle-of-the-pack status seemed a total impossibility.
  3. I am really surprised the Living the Dream medal fund doesn't get brought up more often. At the world championships that pays $50,000 for gold, regardless of if it is at 74 or 79 kg. I am sure that Kyle does well between his contract with Spartan Combat, Cornell, and various sponsorship opportunities (recently to also include pro card appearances), but the additional $100,000 over the last two years has certainly improved things for his family. the fund also pays $25,000 for silver and 15 for bronze. I am of the opinion that Kyle would have taken one if not both of JB's last two world team spots, but considering his career ledger against JB to date, it does not take a degree in advanced statistics to understand the motivation to be a near lock in 18 & 19 to finish in the money. The venture at 74 would have been a coin flip to make the team, and you can't medal if you're not in the bracket. The gold medals up at 79 are just as shiny. Legacy is important too, but Kyle has a chance to tackle that in Tokyo, where the medal fund increases to $250,000 for gold. This is a lot of words to say that the term "ducking" is overly critical. I am glad to see our medal fund working, as it was intended to keep our top guys wrestling, and maybe another consequence is that it spreads our talent out in a manner that maximizes our annual medal yield.
  4. Ok, I can't believe I am typing this. You see, I love criteria. I love the wrestling it rewards, and the wrestling it creates. I love how it gives a feet to back action an advantage that is only surmountable in the event of a tie by another feet to back, or better yet a grand amplitude action. I love the urgency it creates late in matches, where the tying action changes the winner. Coupled with a firm penalty for stepping off the wrestling area, attacking for or fending off a match changing score has lead to some of the best action and exchanges in my lifetime of wrestling viewership. And don't get me started on the alternative, two athletes avoiding risk in a silent agreement to watch a clock wind down and settle a match in a sudden death over time period. I will die on the hill that criteria creates the best wrestling and correctly values the most dynamic actions. So, it is with great pain that I recommend we return to sudden death overtime in event of a tie. Our casual fanbase can't understand criteria and our die hard fanbase is divided. Most of all, our untapped fanbase can't wrap their heads around criteria. We can't effectively explain criteria to now-adult but once-active high school wrestlers before they put on folkstyle, the Red Sox, or even the NBA. We have so little hope with the general, never-wrestling-affiliated sports fan it's not even worth discussing. It is a sad moment for me to say all this. I am recommending a huge concession of quality. But I love this sport and want everyone to experience and enjoy watching as much as I do. I guess there are some instances in life where you have to trade qualify for consumability.
  5. Goodale is the best coach to ever be this unwanted by his own. The man has proven himself and was national coach of the year in 2019. He is a resounding success and nice to interact with. I'm not interested in debating the minute details of the successes and failures of his career, but will simply pass along a friendly warning: be careful what you wish for. I see no indicators, regardless of the pedigree of his eventual successor, that the next guy will deliver more success to the NJ faithful than Scott has. I could be wrong and there could be an unrealized ceiling to the Rutgers program just waiting to be unlocked by a superstar coach. I am firmly of the opinion that, while elements of his resume lack some of the sex appeal of some of his peers, you already have your superstar coach.
  6. Just a little rules insight because the "grounded in the edge" can be so nebulous. DT made this one easy on the refs. This was called a caution and 1. It was the observation of the officiating team that Taylor left the wrestling area voluntarily, thus rendering whether or not he was grounded irrelevant. Without the caution I can also entertain that, since the sequence began standing, a step out could be awarded regardless of whether David's defense brought him to his knees. Nonetheles, I think most will agree that JB was deserving of a point at the conclusion of that exchange regardless of which interpretation you choose.
  7. Hammerlock, the UWW language about a stoppage and attention prior to a flee call in the waining seconds of a bout was introduced after the 2016 games. Even if not explicitly acknowledged as such, the firm rule was a direct response to the situation in Rio, which was one of the last of the games. At the time it would have been acceptable and advisable to issue the attention, but not mandated. Gimp, nobody was sent home after this call (well, except the Mongolian coaches). It was far to late in the competition, occurring during the last session on the last day of the Olympics. You are confusing this with a crooked call the day prior against Gomez of Puerto Rico that led to the dismissal of the three referees working the bout. Curiously, this situation also benefited Navruzov of UZE, the winner of the bronze match with Mongolia.
  8. What a bizarre subset of the population one must occupy to love wrestling enough to visit and post on themat.com message board and still not be aware of the NCAA eligibility relief for the truncated 2021 season. In all seriousness, appreciative of everyone who visits this board to discuss our great sport.
  9. Medals mean more than just adding to one's legacy. A weight change could be a $100,000 decision.
  10. Once the certification is complete, the weight class that appears on the track roster defaults to the one they would compete at on certification day. At that point the coach can change the weight class on the roster to whatever they choose regardless of what the athlete is eligible for. Some coaches do it immediately, some do eventually, and some never do. Those who do it immediately may choose to so the intended weight class is viewable, others may because they don't want to reveal what alpha weight their athlete is decending from. Those who never do may just not get around to adjusting the weight manually (there is no penalty for not touching it and the roster weight class does not change as the eligible weight class does with the weekly allowable loss of 1.5%), or they leave it strategically so as not to tip their lineup until their athlete takes the mat. Just because the track roster lists the athlete as immediately eligible for his intended weight class is NOT an indication of wrongdoing. It is also relevant to this discussion that neither an athlete's current eligible weight class, nor his lowest allowable weight are viewable to the public. EDIT to say this information is not to suggest that the safeguards of the certification can't be and never have been circumvented, but to add insight and emphasize that it would be much more common for the process to be on the level and the weights have been updated manually. And, since I've already gone on so long, I might as well add that since the NCAA allows unlimited attempts to qualify for a weight clas, the incentive to outright cheat may be much lower than at the high school level where I know some states have a one attempt policy. Let me know if any of my points require clarification. I have a pretty firm grasp on the system but recognize it is complex and confusing for most observers.
  11. In the case of Kerkvleit, there is also no immediate rush to certify as it is presumable he will not have to decend to his competition weight over time. He could certify hydrated literally the day of his first competition, although there's no good reason not to get it out of the way unless he is not currently enrolled for a few more days... I don't know what his status was in the fall.
  12. The only factor that triggers eligibility in track is whether or not the athlete is certified. No other relevant data to eligibility is required to be logged in the track roster. Of course, there are a wide range of reasons why an athlete wouldn't be certified, spanning from "they just haven't done it yet" to unenrolled in school, also to include a failed attempt at the hydration minimum and academic eligibility, among other possible reasons.
  13. Nothing additional to add, just enjoying the recollection that at one time there were no less than eight unique topics on the first page of this very board discussing Nick's imminent departure from Penn State.
  14. Not sure if you were asking about Wick, but he addressed the smoke in his post-match interview on the last Rokfin card. He indicated that regardless of the eventual B1G season and the NCAA eligibility relief he would not be enrolling at Wisconsin this year but keep his home base on the west coast training primarily with Titan Mercury and Coach John Azevedo. I am not sure if he said this specifically or I simply extracted it from his comments, but Wick has better access to diverse partners as well as travel and competition opportunities away from campus. Considering the "campus bubbles" and the testing and travel protocols the teams will be beholden to this season, for a young man with the goal of putting himself in the best position for an Olympic berth, this line of thinking checks out.
  15. I will take a shot at why. I think people want to punish Russian athletes who haven't tested positive because of proven, comprehensive, state-sponsored efforts to make sure that their dirty athletes test clean. The evidence suggests that, in the case of Russia, lack of a positive test is no longer sufficient to indicate clean sport.
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