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  1. We need a fleeing the opponent rule for the end of the match...bunch of running, if I wanted to see Usain Bolt I'd go to the track. Push out Stall call, sometimes it is on the offense sometimes on the guy being pushed out and then sometimes neither (even when it is painfully obvious). If it is called once, it should be allowed to be called again 5 seconds later, just like stalling or like an illegal hold. If I full nelson from top and 5 seconds later do it again...then points need awarded to my opponent. Spiral ride I have less of a problem of then instances where the guy is on top with both legs in parallel grunting like he is doing something with a 2 on 1 wrist control. The last 30 as you put it. I see people getting dinged for 1, but then 29 seconds can go by and not called again....kinda feeds into my belief of it was stalling the one time, why isn't it now. Maybe stallings should be 1st one is a warning, 2nd is a point and choice of position...
  2. ...and that is why I said the "Danger rule" would be great IF ENFORCED FROM A BOTTOM POSITION. But other great points came up in this discussion that would have me rethink doing that, however I do think we need more on the top guy to get things done. If a side by side or holding on the legs starts a count, why not being parallel and doing nothing?
  3. Yeah not sure either. I think with the limitations of travel, opens and other things, Mack and many other wrestlers probably did not get a chance to have opportunities this year to get valuable mat time. I know they had a lot of extra matches in duals, but I would think he had medical rs last year, this year (free year) to heal and get stronger, and then even possibly go a 3rd year with a regular redshirt. Then he could go 4 years and finish out in 2026!
  4. It does appear he is back on the roster. BTW, look how many freaking guys they have on their roster...no reason schools should have under 15 on theirs. If someone wants to complain though and say they have tons of coaches, it is the same model as Grand View. X amount of bodies equals x amount of coaches. Work hard to recruit and get some guys to go for next to nothing and pay for studs to average out.
  5. Great point. I think we need to add to the count on the leg from top. Parallel on a guy and not doing anything should warrant a count to 5 and then a stall. If you have legs in, slightly different perhaps and warn with a caution, but too many individuals just laying on top is super boring and doesn't help our sport.
  6. I believe he left the program after 1st semester there. Not sure if he is back. I believe part of the problem was gender reassignment surgery and trying to heal from that still when he went to college initially.
  7. I saw a situation where the "Danger rule" would be great if enforced from a bottom position and you get in a scramble working for a reversal. There was a guy exposed from top, but he didn't surrender a reversal...it was extremely close to being one, but not rewarded based on rule interpretation.
  8. Also schools like Mott CC were NCWA (the wrestling organization for "club") but are now NJCAA. NWCA is the advocacy group for growth of wrestling (National Wrestling Coaches Association). They have same letters, but it's like Optometrist and an Optamologist.
  9. We need the track meet at the end when you avoid your opponent to be a flee and not a warning. Point it. If you want to sprint, go join the track team, otherwise stay in and battle.
  10. That is the exact reason some NAIA programs went early. Also the Cascade Conference in NAIA didn't even have a qualifier, remote weigh-ins certified by an official to my knowledge and then a "Selection Meeting" where they just picked their qualifiers.
  11. I worked a qualifier at NAIA level this past weekend and I was impressed with having three camera workers with 3 separate feeds.
  12. The finals were insane that year. 1st NCAA's I ever attended. Team score came down to ndsu and sdsu and sdsu had defending champ...he lost. Also 125 match ended in fall in 18 or 19 seconds with 0 takedowns
  13. I would think the Mid Pacific (or whatever that conference is called that has Mountain West and a few others merged together for Men's Vollleyball, Track, and so on would add wrestling)...be quite a few programs closer in proximity.
  14. Someone not getting a lot of love at 197.... Bulsak of Clarion. I like Buchanan and his potential, but I'd be surprised if he made the finals this soon. My sleeper is Trumble of NC State. Sentimental pick: Nino Bonaccorsi.
  15. If I am not mistaken, he battled injury for a while and then couldn't crack starting lineup the next year or two. I am thinking he used up a few more years, but would have been a senior aftere 2011 when the program was dropped at UNO. I'll double check on that though.
  16. I think the one semester thing is well liked by Cali Jucos, but...Fall/Winter here in the midwest, FOOTBALL is massive at the same time. I was hesitant on a 1 semester for wrestling, but, you can do conditioning, getting ready and all that, let the athletes enjoy Thanksgiving and come back ready for the new year. Problem is administrations that don't let you come back and stay on campus or use facilities during the break (I know of a school that is pretty talented that wans't allowed back on campus or in room until 2 days before a 2nd semester event...they got skunked 55-0 and guys were pale white). I think a Late Jan start like NJCAA is doing would be great. I think we get the Cali jucos to get on the same page as the rest of the country would be huge in growing more opportunities out west as well and would open up teams traveling to and from the West Coast. I am banking opens will slowly go away and extra matches will stick around (predicting redshirts will no longer be going to Opens...at least the DI guys, and you will continue to see quads with extra matches against other DI teams, because for one, it looks bad if you are a highly coveted recruit on a DI team and you lose to a 3rd stringer DIII guy for example). Bang for your buck on traveling is great too. Pendleton at OSU can fly cross country now and get match guarantees of half a dozen for his guys as opposed to showing up for a "required conference meet" where some team may be open at a weight. I hope the addition of extra matches facilitates growth out west. We really need about 5 new programs in DI by 2025 (and all in Mountain/Western time zone) to help the sport. I personally think we should be like track and field: They have Cross Country, Indoor, Outdoor. Why can't we have Greco, FS, Folkstyle? Maybe it would take a small contingent of getting that together...and EDUCATE us on the Difference so folkstyle fans can learn FS and Greco, and FS and Greco fans can learn that style better to explain it to new wrestling fans. I hope we keep some Opens. I hope we keep some traditional invites. I hope we also continue to see a step up and face some teams we might not (Like Loras vs. UNK, Iowa State vs. Iowa Central, Gannon vs. Kent State, St. Thomas vs. Citadel and so on). I believe these small school scraps between divisions or a David vs. Goliath setting have been awesome to see and helps give identity to some teams you may not have otherwise known about as we tend to have tunnel vision to just a division we are familiar with due to having competed in, coached in, or just prefer to follow. While we are at it, Presbryterian and Limestone Women's dual on ESPN+ the other day was huge, but let's pair that up televised with a men's match before it, or interwoven with it to keep engagement of 2 styles. COVID has sucked, but technology wise, it is forcing some lazy bone SIDs and ADs to offer better streaming, or streaming in general to keep engagement of fanbases, and in many cases I think some schools you have never heard of tend to pop up on a link you find and you kick back and enjoy 2 teams battling it out that are 700 miles from your humble abode. I think a lot of great things are matriculating with our sport....now we just got to keep it going and keep tweaking things to make it as perfect as we can!
  17. Coach Vote has taking bottom dwellers to Conference Champs at 3 different NAIA programs. He was also wrestling operations director at Iowa State in Kevin Jackson's last season. Freaking has had 3-4 National Champions and has coached numerous All Americans. Helluva a good guy as well. He took a chance on my old ass for a GA spot a few years ago which in turn got me an advanced degree and now I am working for Health and Human Services (oy what a year 2020 was) and also have gotten back into sports broadcasting for the first time in over 20 years.
  18. 15 time National Champions and in the top 5 yearly for about 30 straight years. Split between NAIA and DII. Last National Title was 2007 for team. They are the only program at any 4 year level to have 6 champions in one year, and former coach David James coached 2 individuals that won National Titles 4 times. Been a long time coming since they have been very good. Covid hitting late makes me cringe as they are set to host the qualifier as well in a few weeks.
  19. Originally it was going to be Mizzou and Oklahoma state having 3 duals on the day, WVU and UCO having 2 and Wyoming wasn't in the picture yet. WVU did not want to dual UCO. As for UCO sadly my Bronchos are battling the crap, and they had to back out of this opportunity and 2 duals vs. ranked foes in conference.
  20. How about this: Yasiim Bribeseca making his mat return tonight for Limestone. In his RS Freshman year he was an All-American in a loaded 141lb weight class (for University of Nebraska Omaha).....back in 2007! He is at 149, and will need to knock a ton of rust off as he lost 10-1 this evening...but dude, so cool to hear!
  21. He is on the roster at Cleveland State and is cleared to compete. https://www.csuvikings.com/sports/m-wrestl/2020-21/releases/20200918i9cobg
  22. NAIA has some qualifiers this weekend. Others next weekend. KCAC/Sooner super conference is this week with next two weekends off before NAIAs. I believe the Cascade has cancelled theirs and will qualify differently (based off dual results I believe) GPAC is 12th and 13th. All over the place for that Level. NJCAA is now basically a National Open (but only for your top 10 in the room with 1 per weight). No need to qualify, bring your 125-HWT and scrap. No qualifier.
  23. ahhh. my bad. Yes, that would be NAIA. great catch. I forgot about the DIII guy from Simpson.
  24. Which was more based off the fact he beat the field of CKLV.
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