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Everything posted by gobraves101905

  1. Fresno State just came back couple years ago. If Stanford does go , that’s a big loss. But decimated west coast wrestling is not accurate in the least. You have to think the Pac 12 is in a lot of trouble without Stanford. But the Big 12 and MAC could swallow up those remaining PAC schools.
  2. Zeke Jones interview on the radio right now. Says Mizzou and Lehigh will both visit Tempe this year.
  3. Trader you worked with. You are too thick headed to still be in that business. But nice movie cliche line. To help my friend unable to think on his own. Got an extra year, scholarship money is easy to come by. To shutdown or save a program, it’s not always all about the money.
  4. It’s not always 100% about money. But the ASU money came mostly from those heavily invested in the RTC. Old dominion doesn’t have that local support. Stanford is not dead yet. It’s not the RTC that writes the check to the school. You could actually see the light if you tried to.
  5. What are you talking about? There are At least 10 donors for each wrestler that would pay for a hammer to wrestle another year. Getting the money for top wrestlers is absolutely zero problem. ASU had 8 mil pledged the day they announced cutting the program in 2008. To get money for a few athletes to stay another year is a drop in the bucket for top programs.
  6. I really thought Phoenix would get one. Not sure if they were pushing for it, but would have been great to bring the show out West.
  7. The guys wrestling on the extra year won’t count towards the 9.9 scholarships. Heavily favors the rich$$$ RTC programs. But I like the rule. Don’t make the athletes make the choice to sit out in fear of losing the end of this year.
  8. 2 guys out there that could be 5 timers. Something to watch for.
  9. Did you notice Trey Munoz wrestling Greco at 87kg at Sr Nationals? Where does that leave him fit the college season? Does he drop all the way to 174? Or maybe that is why we haven’t seen Zane Coleman for a year. Maybe he has been working on getting down to fill the 174 spot?
  10. So basically all I learned from this thread is Nolf is soft for even accepting such a match.
  11. What he has done has been incredible. Let’s not take it the wrong way thinking he is a bad or subpar coach.
  12. Cael Rahnavardi - Don Bosco, IA is committed to Northern Iowa! How many Cael’s will be wrestling in college the next 6 years?
  13. Cassar won 3 freestyle tournament starting in Dec 2014. It’s a good example. What does it say about his coaching of Nevills? It’s nice you think 2 time IL champ is better than an undefeated NJ champ. Have to remember that when comparing PAC 12 titles to Big 10 titles.
  14. Solid 2015 jr world team member. Doubt that was Cael’s doing in 3 months.
  15. ASU has put 2 guys in the Greco finals, both #1 seeds. Went 1-1. Have two guys in the freestyle finals, seeded 3 and 5. So both outperformed their seeds already. So why don’t you come to ASU?
  16. Show me one guy Cael coached up to all American. He has success will blue chip talent. Show me a Kordell Norfleet that he’s coached.
  17. Zahid could not have had a better career than he did. Anthony has been in grad school for 2 years. Zahid stayed in Tempe to train with Sunkist. I would say they are happy with the way things turned out.
  18. Let’s just start with Ed Ruth and his .28 BAC DUI charge at Penn State. At least ASU and it’s coached hold their athletes accountable. Sanderson isn’t squeaky clean and neither is the program. Everyone is human and has faults.
  19. Sanderson took the easy road and ran from his alma mater. What he has done is incredible. Jones ended one of his incredible streaks early. Jones has coached at a higher lever. I disagree about Sanderson developing guys. He gets handfuls and handfuls of the top guys. None of which exceeded expectation. Some have underachieved. None have come from nowhere.
  20. It’s tough to get to the top of the podium. He built the program into a team contender. Shields and Zahid did well. Anthony has fallen short. Losing Benick really hurt. Hall did well. Maruca was a long shot coming in. The second tier is coming along well now. That’s what it takes to build a strong long term successful program. Courtney moving on up. Norfleet looks very good. Very good RS freshmen take the mat this year. Starting to get a little depth. The recruiting classes really disappointed after the first one. Seems like the roster never got filled. They seem to be getting talent each year for the most part now. Funding is getting better. And the RTC in Tempe is absolutely exploding.
  21. Bubba has been at many ASU matches and events over the years. Will be interesting to see how it plays out with Molinaro now at ASU. Would love to see Bubba change direction with the situation. I know he loves ASU and Tempe.
  22. Pac-12 wrestling schedules were always one of the latest to be released. They waited until the Pac-12 football tv schedules were finalized. Ohio state always seemed to release their schedule among the earliest. Wrestestat has what parts of schedules out on their site under the team. ASU has dates for Fresno State and Cal Poly because those two schools have released full schedules it looks like.
  23. Good find on the article. I think his starting days are behind him.
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