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  1. On 4/8/2021 at 10:48 PM, ShakaAloha said:

    You guys think Micic is coming back to wrestle for year 8?

    If he is getting a master's or another major in I think it is worth it,  however...I'm not big on keep coming back because you have eligibility.  At some point the thought of debt must outweigh the fun of competition.   In fact I think there are a lot of guys that don't want to go to college at all, but want to keep competing.  These  guys however I believe are moreso at the NJCAA and NAIA levels as opposed to the NCAA in some (not all cases).   

  2. 38 minutes ago, IronChef said:

    Why was anyone running the scale and recording weights after the weigh-in ended?

    From accounts I heard,  officials were still in the area.  They saw him weigh in, but it wasn't recorded because time was past.   They voted no on making it official because time had surpassed for weigh ins. 

  3. We have plenty of coaches nationwide understaffed at most levels of college wrestling,  they have to in turn recruit,  schedule, teach classes,  wash mats and do so many other things.   Spread thin are most programs.  If you want to compete in a light heavyweight class,  go to a NCWA school for 235.   We have enough schools that don't get enough productive bodies at the weights we do have now to warrant an 11th.    If we were talking college women though...there is growth and the top weight class in college is about 30lbs lighter than the heaviest in high school.   

    Maybe all divisions need to look at the 12 wrestler model that saved NAIA.   

  4. It's like the thought "only dumb kids go to juco"   I had a 3x state placer with a 4.05 GPA and 30 ACT come wrestle at a small juco I coached.  He was a decent college wrestler,  but  nobody was knocking on the door.  It was fairly easy to recruit.   You see a lot of programs afraid to reach  out to guys in "other territories" as well.  You don't see Iowa sticking to just Iowa,  they dive into the area where Pitt is and so on.  Lot of wrestlers go unrecruited in a good year.  

  5. With how well southern states did in NAIA,   Georgia and Florida need to be contacted at all their DI schools to add wrestling.   In fact all NCAA schools need to be reached out to.  Emmanuel I believe is the only NCAA school with wrestling in either state. 


  6. I saw Coach Roulo from Averett mentioning on Facebook of a 9th place finish.  So, did someone do the team math on hypothetical team finishes?  Coast Guard was a team I was very interested in for this event. 

  7. Let's also state something....when you compare a UNK or a Wartburg to a Big 12 or Big 10 school...they shouldn't statistically win  but hell...  Southeastern of the NAIA beat Citadel...  Grandview beat Drexel a few years ago and lost by a couple to Iowa State (spotting the Cyclones 6).    There are certain teams that would not want to dual or compete against non DI teams, because it is risky for business.   IT is no longer anybody, anywhere, anytime.   It is better for you to schedule a lowly DI than scheduling  Coe,  West Liberty,  or other upper eschelon non D1 teams that would give you a better fight. 

  8. I think this "tournament of many unknowns"  makes it exciting.  I know at the NAIA level there were lots of surprises to include 2 unseeded guys winning it all.  Lot of top guys and returning All-American's going 0-2.   I think this may open eyes more at various regions of the US and hopefully some teams in "desert areas"  influence other schools to pick up the sport.  If the southern schools in D1 do what the NAIA southern schools just did,   it will be time for a DI push for more programs in that area of the country.  

  9. All I know is you can say what you want about the situation,   Lance still is one of the most impressive (and crazy)  Redshirt wrestlers ever.   Competed in 7 opens in 4 weeks as a redshirt and placed in 6 of the 7.  Huge hill to climb vs Steveson though.   It does sound like he might have received a cortizone type shot that evening though and again the following morning.  

  10. Lightweight:  I think Boo Dryden is a very dangerous 7-7 being the 23rd seed.  if he can pull a first round upset,  I have him making it to the blood round,  but then getting Phillipi (if the seeds play out on that side of the bracket).   He is tough for a lot of guys because of his 6 ft frame on a 133 pound body,  and he has proven success (albeit at juco level),  but he is physical and gets after it.


    Sentimental pick:  I'd love to see Cerniglia of Navy All American,  but his path looks pretty daunting either direction in the bracket at 157.


    Upper Weight:  I would love to see Redshirt Road Warrior Christian Lance of Nebraska pull off All American,  but I think he will be in the 3-2 or 2-2 range.   I do think though whom ever wins the 13 Brian Andrews vs 20 Quinn Miller match will go on to All American.  

  11. 15 hours ago, MonagFam said:

    I did not see this posted.  It is history, but a new article about the end of Univ of Omaha wrestling.


    I grew up and live in Omaha though I can only recall attending one dual meet since I wasn't really a real wrestling fan yet.  That said I remember being happy with their success and really shocked when Alberts dropped the program.


    I wrestled in the Kaufmann Brand Open while in college and that was before you had single day match limits or time limits between bouts.   One year the HWT bracket had 13 All Americans from various divisions.  Also I remember a finals starting around 1 am or later.  


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