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  • Birthday 01/11/1971
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    Midlands finals

    Great match by Rivera who did back up most of the match, but absolutely did not stall. He did all of the shooting. As good as Lee is on top, he is also very good on his feet. Have no idea what's going on, but I did not expect Spencer to lose another match in his college career.
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    Bold Statement

    Having confidence in one's ability is crucial to success, what Taylor did last night was put it on a microphone. Does he do that if his matches were in Lincoln or Bethlehem? Probably not, but I like the confidence and it would not surprise me at all if he wins a World title this year. In fact, it would not surprise me if he wins multiple world titles. And I would say that for a freestyler from any school assuming I thought he had the skills!! DT has the skills!
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    Mark Hall

    A big win for Hall. Probably was trying to show some emotion based on winning after being behind (convincing win) plus fire up his teammates who had yet to take the mat (Nickal, Cassar & Nevills) and the fans. He was successful in every way.
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    PSU/tOSU vs the Superbowl

    After two straight nail-biters, it's time for a break although both "games" went my way! PSU Iggles!! or We Are #FlyEaglesFly
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    PSU v tOSU

    What a job well done even without Nolf and very questionable officiating! 133 & 141 were a joke!! ANTHONY CASSAR!!!! and Mark Hall .... and Bo Nickal!!!
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    Spencer Lee

    My pick is Lee. A ceiling that is so high I don't think the other strong contenders have that. They obviously have high ceilings too, but Lee is one of those that come around once in a VERY LONG time. Lizak was beaten mentally last night as well. Wrestling guys like Lee will do that to 90% of their opponents.
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    Midlands Semis

    Considered Suriano the favorite to beat Lee in a close match, but now not so sure. I think Lee is now the favorite although Suriano's style will keep it close. Have always thought Lee had the higher ceiling as he can score points in every way possible and very quickly - especially on top.
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    "We are!"

    I can vividly remember Rec Hall being very full in the early 1990s when I began going to PSU matches. I'm referring to the last days of the EWL for PSU and the early years of the B1G. I would be surprised if it wasn't full during the late 80s when Martin, Chertow, Flynn, Elinsky, Voit, Mayo etc. were competing.
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    Nick Suriano and Spencer Lee

    Suriano may win the match right now, but I think Spencer has the higher ceiling before it's all said and done. As for last year at PA states, we could easily see Spencer wasn't the same in the quarterfinals. I absolutely would not take anything away from DeSanto as I'm a huge fan and he's currently showing he's going to be a major factor in the collegiate game, but Spencer wasn't anywhere near 100% in that match. And I hope DeSanto becomes a 4-time All-American and possibly get a national title as long as he doesn't beat a PSU wrestler to do so. Hope Suriano and Lee go at it at the Midlands.
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    Penn State is still gonna win

    Glad to see not one team is a clear favorite. The suspense and excitement kills me! It should be a fun year regardless of who wins it. Ohio State has put together a nice team and with PSU weak in some spots, it could be real close. As for Pantaleo's success against Nolf, it won't be any better or closer than it was with Retherford. He might be beaten in a different way, but there will be no doubt. With Nolf, you never know what offense you're going to see.
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    Greatest wrestler from each State?

    Agree with all the posts regarding Kolat's international screw jobs. Never realized it to the extent it was until I watched the special on him on Flo about two years ago.
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    Best Legger Ever (Where is Zain in the discussion)

    Per Ray Brinzer's earlier post, I remember Troy Steiner being very brutal on top as there's a match of his I'll never forget how tough he was riding. Made a very solid wrestler look helpless trying to get out.
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    The GOAT High School Wrestler (highlights)

    Kolat was a favorite at all three levels (never saw him wrestle freestyle in person). As for the greatest HS wrestler ever, I would not argue with that although Spencer Lee is right there regardless of his loss to DeSanto (props to both in that match - to DeSanto for his performance and to Lee for competing with that injury). Since a couple of others have mentioned Fried, I didn't see him wrestle in HS but I remember all of the attention he was getting especially at junior freestyle nationals. I had an AWN that I swore had a pic of Fried holding Tom Brands on his back during one of those tournaments. I think the score was 16-0 Fried. Did see him wrestle freestyle and folkstyle for OK State. Very tough dude!
  14. I would set the over/under at four. Nolf & Retherford are almost locks, Nickal is close to being one too. Martin has beaten him, but Bo is a solid favorite IMO. If Valencia goes up, then he could make it more interesting. Joseph improved so much during last season who's to say he won't continue to greatly improve? He is a strong candidate to repeat although IMar and Massa will have their say. I predict Hall to be much improved because as noted by others, he will have a full season to train, get bigger and there will be no speculation of a redshirt. I think this is the year he separates himself even further. If Valencia stays at 174, then obviously, he along with Jordan will be tough to beat again, but I believe next year's version of Hall will be much, much better than this past season. Suriano is a very strong candidate and could have won it last year. The big ? is Tomasello and where he's going. Of course, Cruz will be tough too although Nick handled him pretty well in an early season dual. There could be six PSU champs and if that happens, I would not be surprised. I think at least four is a safe bet though.
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    Dresser vs Brands

    I believe Cael mentioned the HS talent that is available in PA when he took the PSU job. It might not have been the driving force behind him coming to State College, but I bet it didn't hurt. Iowa State has taken some very good steps in restoring their program the past three weeks. Glad to see it and hope they return to what they were not long ago.
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