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  1. I lost in the New York state finals to Jack Spates in 1970 at 107. Not sure how tall Jack was but a helluva lot taller than my 5’5”.
  2. 2012 EIWA Tournament was the worst case of unsportsmanlike conduct I have seen in my 55 years of watching and competing. Billy George of Cornell was wrestling Nathaniel Brown from Lehigh. Winner qualified for nationals. Right as the match finished George stood up and dropped down kneeing Brown in the head. Brown was unable to go to nationals and had to drop a class or two that semester. George was back next year wrestling and I don’t remember Cornell punishing him with the loss of any matches. I was matside and saw the whole thing unfold.
  3. Desanto Tucker at EIWA’s every bit as bad as the Micic match.
  4. Andy Matter at 174. 2 time champ. Freshmen not eligible back then. As a soph he was seeded second. Was winning 10-0 in the first round and got pinned. Couldn’t wrestle back. I would put him over Brown.
  5. Portland State University. Pay attention to what you read. If you read it at all.
  6. Brandon Slay and Yoshi Nakamura. Brian Snyder and Yoshi both lost to Becker in the semis and finals when he got the choice and took bottom. Terrible ot rules back then. He ran from Yoshi who beat him during the season and he got the first takedown off a Snyder shot giving him choice. Snyder chased him all over the mat.
  7. USWF. UNITED STATES WRESTLING FOUNDATION. Many people are not familiar with them but they raise a lot of money and have been instrumental in helping start many of the new programs recently. Jeff Waters is the president and the board is filled with many of our greatest wrestlers and coaches.
  8. USWF. UNITED STATES WRESTLING FOUNDATION. Many people are not familiar with them but they raise a lot of money and have been instrumental in helping start many of the new programs recently. Jeff Waters is the president and the board is filled with many of our greatest wrestlers and coaches.
  9. Eric Devos won in Minnesota twice and Iowa. Lost to Clark in the finals his senior year. Started out at Penn projecting at 125 then back to Univ of Iowa finally landing at Wartburg where he won a national title at 174. Kid got bigger.
  10. Retherford the OW and Nickal the pins. Personally I give the OW TO Nickal. 3 pins and beats Dean a two time champ.
  11. This will be approximately my 30th tournament. I wrestled at Maryland in 1972 and at Princeton 1975.
  12. 12 seed Casey Kent NCAA 4th gets Jadean Bernstein former EIWA champ who he just beat 1-0 in the 3rd place match.
  13. Subjeck lost to Brooks Martino from Penn. cost Stanford the match.
  14. I don't understand why everyone thinks Hall needs to learn to get out from the bottom on Jordan. I saw Donnie Pritzlaff wrestle Joe Heskett three times, 2 NCAA finals and an All-Star match and Pritzlaff never took down and won all 3. If Hall believes he can beat Jordan on his feet I'd say take neutral.
  15. CJ Cobb needs to be there somewhere at 1:49. He beat Sorenson at the nationals last year and also beat Clagon in a dual meet. Lost to Villalonga in the qtrs who he also beat in the dual. Thomas at 184 also missing. 6th 2 years ago beat Avery, Zillmer at Midlands to take 2nd and beat McCutcheon. Probably gave Dean his toughest match at Easterns.
  16. CJ Cobb needs to be there somewhere at 1:49. He beat Sorenson at the nationals last year and also beat Clagon in a dual meet. Lost to Villalonga in the qtrs who he also beat in the dual. Thomas at 184 also missing. 6th 2 years ago beat Avery, Zillmer at Midlands to take 2nd and beat McCutcheon. Probably gave Dean his toughest match at Easterns.
  17. We will definitely see Brown from Lehigh on the podium at 184. He is very tough and had a strong redshirt season.
  18. VSNEJ you nailed your quote. As a former Quaker wrestler and big Penn follower that was Roger Reina's favorite quote. It doesn't matter what "on paper" says, it's what happens on the mat that counts. While I'm not familiar with these wrestlers, I don't follow the high school scene much, I applaud them for putting it on the line for such a worthy cause. We should commend them and be happy they chose to compete without busying ourselves with whose credentials should be superior.
  19. Two funny Ficker moments for me. One was hearing a huge section shouting his famous slogan Headlock Sheptock. It took us a moment to realize it was the Minnesota fans. Two: I was heading into the fan festival before the finals and Ficker was walking with 3 or 4 kids around 10-14 and he was exhorting them to not wimp out during the finals and to really be vocal in their support of Sheptock. No idea who the kids were but it was very funny to watch. We had the displeasure to have Ficker at Penn for a match 2 seasons ago and I could never take that for long. I give the Maryland kids kudos for putting up with that.
  20. Thomas from Penn putting a beating on Lofthouse. Penn's first AA in 3 years.
  21. We all see terrible calls in a tournament, but at the E.I.W.A.'s I saw the worst I have seen since Churella got Kesseled. In the 184 final between Dean and Thomas it was 1-1 in the 3rd period. Dean was in on the single, Thomas threw the whizzer, and he had it deep and they were on their knees, parallel, not moving and the ref gave 2. I believe it was the longest video review in history and the ref who I said at the beginning of the tournament is incompetent did nothing to change my mind. After he gave 2 Dean stepped over into legs and had control. After speaking to Matt Valenti he said the ref did not even understand the video rule. The review starts at the point of the call, not after any further action. If any of you get a chance to see the finals you will not believe that call. Was a good match up until that point. Any other nominees for worst call. I was hoping Thomas would win not only because I'm a Penn guy but it would have separated Ruth and Dean, and moved Thomas up in the seeding.
  22. MSU mentions bringing guys back to the mat. I'll put Matt Valenti up there with anyone in that category. He wasn't always turning guys but when they stood up he always picked them up and slammed them to the mat. He won 2 nationals and his riding was the difference.
  23. It's a good question. Can anyone ever recall a 2 time national champ, even a one timer having 4 in conference losses to 4 different guys?
  24. Have to disagree with you NJWC about Grajales in H.S. and how he would compete in Pa or Ohio. I went to East Stroudsburg when he was I believe a senior. I was there following Penn and his brother Cesar and one of the best matches of the tournament was Grajales and Kindig. Kindig was winning most of the match and Grajales turned it up a notch in the last period to win, I cannot remember what round, maybe the semi's. He showed a great gas tank in that match. I remember thinking he was a can't miss in college. I do believe wrestling up a weight hurt him a lot the past couple of years, and I was sure he would be down to 41 this year, so said his family when I saw them at nationals last year. I hope he makes the podium at least once.
  25. Started 4 years for Penn, didn't lose many matches and competed twice in the Div.1 tourney. Senior year separated my shoulder at the end of the first round match, finished the match, won and then defaulted out. Had Garel the next round and he went on to win. Sophomore year won a pigtail and coughed up an 8-3 lead in the next match in the third period. No double elimination then and the next round I had Greg Johnson going for his third title. I sometimes like to think I could have prevented 2 guys from winning nationals, then I wake up. I also lost to Jack Spates in the finals of states who came damn close to winning nationals. Had a lot of great moments in the best sport we all love.
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