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Matburn155

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  1. Whitefish, I thought all that was obvious, which is why I did not put it in my post. I know what it's like to cut a lot of weight and the physical/mental toll it takes on a wrestler throughout the season. I was just making a comment. All of that aside, I think Delgado gives McDonough trouble, no matter what situation. He's just "that guy" that matches up very well with him. I still think McDonough beats him if he has plenty of time to recover from weigh-ins. At the big show McDonough will be most likely to be upset in the quarterfinals, as has been mentioned in this thread. So Delgado will not catch him right after weigh-ins at NCAA's. B1G tournament....He might, depending on seeds. But at NCAA's, if they meet, McDonough will win a close one, on his way to his third NCAA title.
  2. McDonough looked worse than he did his RS freshman year. Of course he was great as a RS freshman, but one wouldn't expect this out of a senior. He just looked like crap. If he's rehydrated I think he makes a much better match, but still not sure if he wins. Delgado looked great, and seems to be McDonough's kryptonite.
  3. Risk vs. Reward....could it be that wrestlers "back in the day" were willing to take more risks and go for the fall, or is today's style just the evolution of the sport? Serious question...I'm asking what you guys think. *back in the day for me was late 80's and 90's. Of course I have watched earlier matches on YouTube, but really the 90's were when I was old enough to understand what was going on.
  4. I just wish the style, over all, had not evolved into what it is today. I miss pins! It seems like only the people at the very top can pin, and they have to be wrestling a wrestler of much less caliber do that. Whatever happened to getting the first takedown and pinning your opponent as soon as possible? In my opinion that should be plan A for every match. Of course, I know that's a little extreme taken literally, but pinning your opponent should be on your mind before you step on the mat and at all points during a match. Not riding time, not catch and release, but pinning. Riding time will take care of itself if you are constantly working for the fall on top, instead of looking like you are working for it. It just seems in the last decade or so, most wrestlers have moved away from that mentality.
  5. I'd throw Ramos in there for most continually developing wrestler in the BIG. If I take my Hawkeye goggles off I'd have to throw both Steiber's in the hat as well, but that is a different discussion...
  6. That's definately one he will show his grandchildren one day, while telling them wrestling stories! Great photo! Lol at Morningstar in the background...caught him mid-air!
  7. I'm leaning toward Taylor...pretty much just because I'm a man of humility and Dake has none, but Taylor does.
  8. 125: What was McDonough thinking with that headlock? Thorn looked decent but McDonough looked pretty rough. 133: Wow Ramos looked really good...Almost got the major!
  9. If this basketball game goes to OT and they show it instead of wrestling I will officially hate basketball again.
  10. Congrats to Pete Yates for an awesome career! You make Georgia wrestling proud.
  11. That's a law suit waiting to happen. Glad the kid is okay.
  12. Sorry I just don't like bringing old threads back for one little post. If we can handle 500 threads about Dake/Taylor I think we can handle two about handshakes.
  13. I only shook the other coaches hand right after the match if I lost. Kinda seemed disrespectful if I just beat your wrestlers tail and now I wanna handshake. The one thing that drove me nuts in high school were the kids who wanted to hug....especially if it wasn't even a close match. State finals...maybe a little different. Never made it there do wouldn't know.
  14. VQ, I never said the spladel was a "junk" move. I said it shouldn't be taught to new wrestlers, and that the basics(which includes a duck under)and positioning should take precedence way before something like the spladel or super duck should. Edit: typo
  15. 133...top 3 are 1,2,3 in the nation with other very tough individuals. I could easily see them being at 1-4 on the podium at NCAA's. 1. Logan Steiber 2. Tony Ramos 3.Tyler Graff 6. Chris Dardanes 10. Cody Brewer 14. Cashe Quiroga *rankings are per intermat
  16. Sounds like a prank/hazing that went terribly wrong. The truth will come out eventually. Something fishy is up. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
  17. Indeed, "TheOhioState", during the grind of a season I think it is important to have some fun at all levels of competition. Even the great Alexander Karelin took one day a week out of his training regiment to play games on the wrestling mat (something similar to our "mat football" if I remember correctly) according to his web page. If I had one criticism of my high school coach(nobody is perfect and I have the upmost respect for him...i would not be the man I am today without him) it would be that we didn't take enough time for such things. Mental and physical burnout can ruin some wrestlers during the grind of a season. Taking one practice out of the week would not hurt anyone's conditioning,(especially of your team subscribes to the "Iowa style" like mine back in the day) and you are still breaking a sweat and getting a halfway decent workout playing mat games.
  18. Completely agree with msu158. Excellent post.
  19. Sorry for the reposts guys. Don't know how it happened. I guess I was just trying to really drive my points home. Lol j/k
  20. Well VQ I agree on your point that wrestlers should be taught how to stay out of a spladel and super duck, but don't think it should be high on the priority list for a first year wrestler. Because to teach them the counter first you have to teach them the move and you could be opening a bag of worms, as you alleviated to with the kid who sticks his leg out so he can hit a spladel.(or waving his arm out and getting out of position in the case of a super duck). I have always coached new wrestlers to stay in good position and getting to your finish immediately. If they successfully do that then it will take care of itself. Sure they may get hit with some crazy move they have not seen, at which point I show/tell them what they could have done to stay out of it.
  21. Well VQ I agree on your point that wrestlers should be taught how to stay out of a spladel and super duck, but don't think it should be high on the priority list for a first year wrestler. Because to teach them the counter first you have to teach them the move and you could be opening a bag of worms, as you alleviated to with the kid who sticks his leg out so he can hit a spladel.(or waving his arm out and getting out of position in the case of a super duck). I have always coached new wrestlers to stay in good position and getting to your finish immediately. If they successfully do that then it will take care of itself. Sure they may get hit with some crazy move they have not seen, at which point I show/tell them what they could have done to stay out of it.
  22. Well VQ I agree on your point that wrestlers should be taught how to stay out of a spladel and super duck, but don't think it should be high on the priority list for a first year wrestler. Because to teach them the counter first you have to teach them the move and you could be opening a bag of worms, as you alleviated to with the kid who sticks his leg out so he can hit a spladel.(or waving his arm out and getting out of position in the case of a super duck). I have always coached new wrestlers to stay in good position and getting to your finish immediately. If they successfully do that then it will take care of itself. Sure they may get hit with some crazy move they have not seen, at which point I show/tell them what they could have done to stay out of it.
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