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  1. I like the way he wrestles usually but let's be honest Eierman was fortunate to win. 1 less TD and a hell of a lot less aggressive than Lee. If I am Lee, I feel OK going to NCAA's.
  2. Random draw? Of course. First, why would you have a random draw? Isnt that what the regular season was for? They seeded the wrestlers so why would they not put them into a bracket correctly? They more I think about it, it is even weirder than I first believed.
  3. Not that I am a genius or anything, but I have never seen, at least not at a tournament that should be run properly, where the 1-4 seeds have to wrestle while 5-8 get a bye and wait on the first round matches. What make it even worse is they switch back and forth through the brackets like someone caught it. You want to give 5-8 a bye, stupid but ok. How do you have 4-5 different ways of doing something during the tournament? 125 - 5-8 received 1st round byes 133 - 5-8 received 1st round byes 141 - 1, 2, 4 & 6 1st round byes 149 - 4, 6, 7 & 8 1st round byes 157 - 1-4 received 1st round byes 165 - 3, 4,7 & 8 received 1st round byes 174 - 4, 6. 7 & 8 1st round byes 184 - 4, 6, 7 & 8 received 1st round byes 197 - 1-4 received 1st round byes 285 - 3, 4, 7 & 8 received 1st round byes Is there a reason for this, legal, that I can't see? Is somebody getting Dressered? Does somebody need some matches or an easier path into the NCAA''s. Any help would be appreciated but it smells funny to me!
  4. Absolutely. When I read that I was like he must have opted out of the rest of the college season or something. Very strange
  5. Laying in bed laughing so hard I woke the old lady up. Christ, Hammer that is the funniest damn thing I have heard in a while!
  6. https://aueagles.com/sports/wrestling/schedule They have released a schedule. I don't know if anything else will be added or not.
  7. Got it. I didn't see it was just going of USA wrestling twitter feed.
  8. And remember Gable got stuck twice by Khasanboy Rakhimov with upperbody stuff although he is now suspended for doping.
  9. I sent an email to the AD, Dr. Billy Walker, to ask him several questions myself and others had about the wrestling team. I was pleasantly surprised when he called me in less than 5 minutes. The first thing we talked about was dropping the program. He told me in no uncertain terms that topic of dropping the program was never even brought up by the president & he should have been more forceful in his email to make sure nobody got that impression. Other points he mentioned are that the season will DEFINITELY go on & there will be a national search for a head coach beginning ASAP. He also said he and others in the athletic dept. are giving Jason and Jeric all the support they can so that the season can go on with as few problems as possible and they are trying to reschedule with Navy (would have been this weekend I believe) in addition to their other matches they have. I really appreciated the phone call which he had no obligation to make. Dr. Walker, who wrestled at Air Force and does not know me from Adam, was concerned that people were thinking the program might be dropped. He did not say why Coach Moore is no longer there which I expected. As for all of us who are fans of Teague we will miss him and hope he succeds in his next job. I personally wish Coach was still there coaching & I really hate to see him go. But, if he can't be the coach, then we all are going to be rooting like crazy for a great hire. While I read here on this board where people were saying AU is no Ivy league school, that may be true. But it is WAY above the level of most colleges including what it takes to get in there, succeed while you are there and how graduates are perceived in the work force especially in politics, business and law just to name a few. I know my kid is getting a hell of a lot better education than he would have almost anywhere else. If I hear anything else I will let everybody know.
  10. I did and am waiting. If and when I hear from him, I will post it on here.
  11. We just received an email from the athletic director Billy Walker. Jason will be assisted by former coach Jeric Kasunic. He also states that a national search will begin for new head coach. It also contains a lot of the usual stuff about your the search, financial aid continuing, etc. No info about why he's gone.
  12. The wrestlers were told today in a zoom meeting. They were not told much else except they would be looking for a replacement but it obviously would not be immediate. Their practice time on the mat has been sporadic because of COVID outbreaks. I can say this though - He is one of the finest people I have ever met (my son absolutely loves wrestling for him) and I feel fortunate my son got to know him and wrestle for him. He has been instrumental in my son growing up as a man not just a wrestler. I hate we lost him and don't understand it at all.
  13. They are having a season. Lack of practice time forced by protocols, admin, etc. has made it a bit of a crapshoot but seeing as how nobody is going to have a full schedule it may not be too bad. In other news there, Teague brought in a big recruiting class for next year and, before COVID, there was an announcement that former AU wrestler Alan Meltzer and his wife along with Jack Cassell were donating 10M for a new Center for Athletic Performance and Israel Studies Fellowship. This center would be where wrestling & volleyball practice and competition venues and the weight room are to be moved so things are looking up on that front as well. This came out at the end of 2019 and they had 2 more donations in Dec. 20 so heres hoping they break ground soon.. My kid is pretty close mouthed about everything but he has said he absolutely loves wrestling for Coach Moore. Hopefully they can have some semblance of a season and then next year everything will be back to normal.
  14. Spot uckingfa on. I like to call them Internet Tough Guys.
  15. Not 100% sure this is true but my kid was told by one of the upperclassmen that AS LONG AS YOU TAKE THE MAT, the year does not count. Then I read the NCAA release which says "Winter sport student-athletes who compete during 2020-21..." Anybody have an idea what happens if you don't compete? What about the Ivy league?
  16. Real quick, IMO, if you are talking 1-5 or so or total depth, 125 is deeper than 97 or 86. I'll look at the others later.
  17. Not a fan of Illinois but I always look forward to your breakdown each year. It is a pleasure to read and hands down the best team breakdown of any poster on here. Keep up the great work!
  18. It is on the Olympic Channel and has been enjoyable. Russia looking great and nice to have it back. Usual officiating hijinks with Russia. Vlasov vs Nemes in the semis. Vlasov with a passive in the first and Nemes in the 2nd. Of course, a phantom passive on Nemes late in the 2nd to win it for Roman. Kyrgyzstan has really improved as a country. Also, Polish greco 67kg Pacurkowski really let's it fly. Russian greco 55kg Sefershaev is new to me but blitzed the field. Stefanik lost and left shoes on the mat.
  19. It is amazing how little is known about him even among our small circle of wrestling fans. I was fascinated long before I even became remotely interested in wrestling. He is our 1st world champion and one of only 4 multiple Olympic Medalists I believe. Interesting character and life.
  20. Agreed. Still need one on Rick Sanders!
  21. I'm a Gable fan but would this match have possibly been different if Gwiz hadn't had to wrestle Parris beforehand?
  22. Was that based on the entire year or just the world championships that year?
  23. Billy, I am not trying to be a smartass with you as you are one of the good guys. However, if you have a match scheduled and you don't make weight, then I would assume you forfeit the match and are the loser.
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