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    One time champ / one time AA

    LOL...damned Italian names, get them mixed up all the time.
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    One time champ / one time AA

    Mastrogiovanni?
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    One time champ / one time AA

    Derek Moore
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    Over/under on NOLF pins?

    If I had to guess who beat Gable 5 times I'd say Leroy Kemp.
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    Chance's Chances

    Oh! Didn't even notice that. Is he Alex's brother or cousin or something?
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    Over/under on NOLF pins?

    Nickal doesn't really break them down, though. He kinda backs off, hands on shoulders, waiting on them to get up and turn around at which point he can shoot immediately and dump them again. If they just kinda stay on fours, kinda semi up, and don't do anything he switches to the other side and tries to power a cradle or something like that. Fun to watch, kinda like watching a spider and a fly.
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    Over/under on NOLF pins?

    Owings was a pretty salty wrestler. He'd have probably AA'd every year under today's system, except they had a stupid reperchage type system in effect back then. You could make it to the quarterfinals and lose. If the guy who beat you didn't make the finals, poof, you were out.
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    Over/under on NOLF pins?

    If Bo can pin everybody, he should at least tie Nolf (assuming Nolf gets 3 pins). Would be fun to watch, I'm rooting for him. I wonder if fans realize how lucky we are to see guys like this all wrestling in the same tourney.
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    LOW SEED CONTEST

    Surprised you didn't put Brock Mauller (#4) on your list. I have near 100% confidence that Ashnault will choke at NCAAs, plus it's kind of a weak weight class. After Mauller crushed Gfeller I started thinking Mauller a great chance to win NCAAs as a FR.
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    Chance's Chances

    If Chance meets Marinelli it'll be either the semifinals or in the consos somewhere.
  11. I have it on my Kindle, somehow. That suggests you might be able to find it on Amazon...
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    Non Wrestling Fans

    The only people who follow wrestling are 1) former/current wrestlers 2) current wrestlers' families. That's about it. Heck, we can't even hang on to most of the WRESTLERS!! Out of the horde of boys at my school that wrestled in 4th grade, probably 3 or 4 made it to HS without getting frustrated and quitting. It's a tough sport and not for everybody. Regarding the lack of interest regarding World Team trials: FS is a different sport than folk. People who prefer folk often don't care for FS. FS is just a takedown clinic. Top it off with the fact that most FS at the highest level is loaded with tons of stalling. If international wrestling actually allowed the wrestlers to work from the top I'd like it much better, but it is what it is. Frankly the FS folks should be happy to have any fans at all after the snoozefest that was the last Olympics. I found it almost impossible to watch, and this coming from a guy who has been a wrestling fan/participant for the better part of 45 years. Regarding MMA: at first I was pleased that wrestlers were having so much success in MMA and I was hoping it would lead to a resurgence in wrestling numbers. Alas the growth hasn't been what I thought it would be. Add in the fact that CTE results from being pounded in the head all the time and MMA sounds like a very bad deal to me. I don't want kids who I watched grow up on the mat turn into punch-drunk morons from an MMA career.
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    LOW SEED CONTEST

    #3 Gable Steveson #7 Kaden Gfeller
  14. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I think scoring at NCAAs is fine the way it is. Maybe they could tweak the points awarded a little bit. Should a guy get as many points as he does for a fall under the current system? Anyway, I think it's okay as it is now. Can anybody say the best team hasn't won NCAAs in the last 15-20 years? Probably not. That's the goal, right, to make sure the best team ends up on top and each team has a fair chance?
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    An Outsider's Take on the Big Tens

    That's why you should've made it to the finals :D
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    3 point take down?

    We all want to see more aggressive wrestling. I don't mind if there are no points if there are legit attempts made by both wrestlers, but 3 pt takedowns seems pretty decent, especially if tempered like CoachJ's proposal. But I'm content with how we score it now for the most part. Heck, I'm still getting used to 4 pt nearfalls :D
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    Finals pickem

    Let's try this again. Only predict who you think will be in the finals. 2 pts for each correct finalist, 3 point bonus if you get the order of the top 2 correct. Put your fave for the title first, the runnerup afterward. My picks: 125 Rivera/Picc 133 Micic/Fix 141 Yianni/ McKenna 149 Ashnault/Jordan 157 Nolf/Berger 165 Cenzo/Marinelli 174 Hall/Zahid 184 Myles/Shakur 197 Bo/Moore HWT Steveson/White
  18. Damn, I was way off. I thought it was 1 pt advancement, 1/2 pt for major/techs, 1 pt for falls.
  19. None of the schools listed above DESERVES a wrestling program.
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    Predict the champs and runners up

    125 Rivera over Picc 133 Micic over Fix 141 Yianni over McKenna 149 Ashault over Jordan 157 Nolf over Berger 165 Cenzo over Marinelli 174 Hall over Zahid 184 Myles over Rasheed 197 Bo over Moore HWT Steveson over White
  21. That's because in tournaments it's impossible to compete against every other team at every other weight. Plus in tournaments the points are pretty simple. A guy can't score 15 pts for his team just by advancing to the next round, for example.
  22. Sounds ridiculous. You have guys like Nolf who can pretty much name the score. Why bother pinning a guy when you can beat him 30-3 and put 30 points on the scoreboard for your team?
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    An Outsider's Take on the Big Tens

    At some tournaments I went to they handed them out between finals matches. That was convenient, I could go sit with dad and laugh about the heavies :.
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    2019 NCAA Pick'em Contest

    Oh man,can't wait to get a hold of that Jersey Wrestling T-shirt!
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