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Posts posted by HokieHWT

  1. 11 hours ago, Housebuye said:

    All Cubans lie about their age? What?

    I thought this was common knowledge in regards to Cuban athletes who come here to compete. Look back into the large influx  of Cuban baseball players who lied about being MUCH younger to earn longer and higher paying contracts.

  2. 2 hours ago, matts1w said:

    Serious question, why would you not want your kid to be the oldest in his or her class?   It seems to me the positives far, far outweight the negatives- physically, emotionally, socially...  Even if your kid isnt an athlete, doesn't it make more sense?  (That is a serious question.  Please tell me why it isnt.  I would love to understand more.)


    I started kindergarten, the first time, when I was 4 turning 5 a month later. However my aunt and uncle were told I was “immature” after the first quarter and that I should start the next year,. They pulled me and I started over the following year which made me 18 within a month of the start of my senior year.

    The problem that occurred, and one that I fear for my boys, is while I may have been “immature” socially, physically I was enormous (6’4” when I stop growing), and academically I tested in the 95-99 percentile on standardized tests throughout primary and secondary schools. This lead to a host of problems rbecause in the mid 80s elementary schools didn’t have “gifted classes”.

    In elementary schools every single teacher would write the agenda for the day, with page numbers and assignments for each subject. Instead of waiting for us to switch subjects, I would read the materials and complete the work within the first 90 minutes of the school day. This lead me to have plenty of time to goof around, bother other students, and get in trouble. Starting in the winter of second grade the teachers, administration and guidance counselor decided it was best if a desk was put outside in the hallway and when I finished my work, I was to go out there, sit and read. Every. Single. Day. 

    Imagine being 8 years old and by 10AM you have to sit in the hallway by yourself, only joining classmates for lunch, recess and extracurricular classes until school let out at 330PM. Pretty soon I was faking illness to go lay down in the nurses office rather than sit at that desk. If the nurse called for me to picked up, which only happened a couple of times because my guardians figured out I was faking, leading to playing my favorite game “pick a belt”, and they told her not to call anymore as they wouldn’t be coming.

    To put it mildly, I hated school. Every day I dreaded going. I never want either of my kids to hate school, so I will never let them sacrifice academics for athletics. If they are ready academically they will start then, no sooner, no later.

  3. 5 minutes ago, LJB said:

    full disclosure, i just held back my younger son this school year... he walked around 84 last summer and turned 14 in august... so, i am not 100% against the practice for reasonable circumstances...  

    Initially, I was trying to plan my wife’s first  pregnancy so that our child would be a 18 at the beginning of his or her senior year. After 5 years of trying I’d take anything and my oldest was born mid-August, so it worked out. Now it’s convincing her, our intellectually advanced, toddler shouldn’t start kindergarten until he’s 6.

  4. 1 hour ago, LJB said:

    regardless of enchemendia...

    i find it endlessly amusing that it is perfectly acceptable for a 19 year old to smash a 14 year old, but, a 20 year old to smash a 17 year old is cause to light fires in the trashcans...

    I think the issue is if he is as old as some are saying he CHEATED someone out of state and Junior National titles.

  5. 3 hours ago, LJB said:

    you are 100% right... my math sucks...

    you can be 16 years old on sept 2nd as a freshman and still only be 19 as a senior...

    It’s ok, but you make a valid point. At one school I coached at 75% of wrestlers red shirted in 8th grade for “emotional growth”. 

  6. 1 hour ago, LJB said:

    i get that, but, we are splitting hairs at that point and i can't help but feel that the main reason it's an issue is because he is a foreigner and not the principal of the matter because no one really cares about all the 20 year old seniors beating up on poor 14 year freshman...

    No state allows 20 year olds to compete in high school athletics. The common rule is you cannot have turned 19 later than July or August 1st.

  7. 20 hours ago, TripNSweep said:

    Not really. 

    Are you referring to the one in the College section? The one that is still on page 3? The one we’re only 9 posts mention women directly with the majority talking about HWC/RTC funding, Brands or Perry? It can’t be one of the 64 posts in the Women’s Section because no one has been there since March 19th.

    I respect and support Women’s wrestling but don’t act like the majority of people here do.

  8. My advice is to Lift and EAT! Below is a breakdown of macronutrients and a rough calculation of how many calories you’re burning a day, which you must INCREASE to gain weight.

    Also I’m writing  this as if you’re currently  doing sprints, Greco and freestyle 5 days a week, 3 1/2 hours of training a day.

    NOTE: At age 14, that is a lot of training, and may lead to a condition called “overtraining” that can lead to, but is not limited to, poor performance, excessive fatigue, poor mental health and attitude. I suggest only doing sprints 2 days a week, for no more than 30 minutes and beginning to lift weights 2 or 3 days a week instead. I am willing to write two lifting programs, both the 2 and 3 day options, and send them to you, free of charge, if you private message me information  on what, if any, strength equipment (barbells, dumbbells, bench press platform, squat rack, free weights or machines, etc.) you have access to you. If the answer is none, I have a backup plan.

    Current Estimated Daily Caloric Needs Calculation 

    108 (lbs) x 12 (basic needs) x 1.6 (average base metabolic rate) = 2074

    Now we calculate calories burned during exercise

    Weight lifting- 45 (minutes per day) x 3 (days because you’re all in) x 2.6 (Calculated burned calories for 108 lbs) 

    Total 351 calories

    Sprints- 30 (minutes) x 2 (days) x 6.2 (calculated burned calories per minute based on weight and knowing you’re not actually sprinting  30 minutes straight)

    Total 372

    Wrestling- 210 (minutes after estimated breaks) x 5 (days) x 5.1 (calculated burned calories)

    Total 5355

    Exercise total 6078 divided by 7 (days per week) = 868 calories + 2074 = 2942 (estimated daily calories required to maintain a weight of 108 lbs)


    You’ll want to add NO MORE than 1-2 lbs of MUSCLE per week so...

    3500 (calories in a pound) divided by 7 (days) = 500 (additional calories that must be consumed to gain 1lb per week, which is where you should start)

    500 (additional calories) + 3000 (2942 current caloric needs rounded up) = 3500 (total calories required to gain 1lb per week)


    1 gram protein = 4 calories 

    1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories 

    1 gram of fat = 9 calories 


    40% carbohydrates (complex carbs like oatmeal, brown rice, nuts, sweet potatoes)

    3500 x 0.4 = 1400 divided 4 = 350 (grams of COMPLEX carbs per day)

    30% protein (fish, beef, cottage cheese, eggs, etc.)

    3500 x 0.3 = 1050 divided by 4 = 262.5 (grams of protein per day)

    30% fat (most will come from you’re diet but if you need a boost, drink whole milk and eat a few scoops of peanut butter)

    3500 x 0.3 = 1050 divided by 4 = 117 grams of fat per day)

    I hope this helps! I had a lot of fun writing it, I haven’t worked in athletics, where I was a football/wrestling coach and nationally Certified  Strength and Conditioning Specialist, for 10 years but replying to your post reinforced that I want to get back into it.

    Feel free to reach out with any questions.





  9. In preparation for my Veteran’s run, I’ve been running they following series in between her t-cons. Since it was brought up, no mat (May be a purchase upon securing employment as my oldest is 2 1/2 and his brother will be a year end of next month and they need to get a handle on the basics). Each series is followed by my preferred finishes, in order of my wife’s, scripted actions, to simulate real match reactions and chain wrestling.

    > = reset

    Front head

    (collar tie and inside tie) standing snap and spin, > snap, bounce the head, forearm on back of head, back of hand in armpit, arm block, spin > snap, circle, tuck head, dump > snap, circle, tuck head, far side knee tap > snap, bounce, arm drag, spin > snap, bounce, step to headlock side, shuck towards inside tie, snap, lock hands, Kolat sit out to foot hook > snap, opponent stands up, release head, Cuban  

    (collar tie and underhook) bounce, cow catcher >  bounce, cement mixer > bounce, cow catcher but release the chin and arm wrist on headlock side > snap, Cuban (see above)


    “Sky” (perpendicular to the opponent, pop your hips and lift) > Run the pipe/hike the football > Double across > Ankle in arm pit, hand back of neck, leg sweep/trip > tree top, dip open shoulder under leg in arm pit, dip shoulder (releasing ankle from armpit), elevate until opponent falls.
    Sweep single 
    Elevate ankle with far side hand, shoulder into hamstring/back of knee, double behind > shelf the leg (standing), double behind > run the pipe > swing opponent leg outside, frontside double > Ankle in arm pit, hand back of neck, leg sweep/trip > tree top, dip open shoulder under leg in arm pit, dip shoulder (releasing ankle from armpit), elevate. 


  10. 21 minutes ago, Fishbane said:

    McDaniel changed their name in 2002.  Before that it went by Western Maryland College.  Though there is a good chance you had never heard that name before either.  

    You are correct but I do now! The more I’ve been thinking about all this, the more aggravating it is making me. If I had any association to Wheeling I’d be emailing the AD and explaining to that schmuck the differences in programs, associations, World Championships (the 10th place, out of 13, going 0-1 had me on fire), and volunteer to find someone worth while. I’m sure the pay isn’t great but a young (mid-late 20s) coach would do much better. The whole coaching a HS team AND ISU club/rec team at the same time should of raised questions.

  11. 3 hours ago, Swayz said:

    Dude I am telling you DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA....go for it! Most have credibility, but many have low numbers that apply too.  There is a note out there on new hire in January.

    Well we just bought a house in the suburbs Northeast of Baltimore, and my wife just landed a high grade GS with the DoD that has allowed me to take some time off (unfortunately too much time as I was thinking a month or two, not four, or more) and find a career I’ll be happy with so.....looks like it’s either Johnny H (D3), McDaniel, whom I’m never heard of (D3), or UMBC (club/NCWA). I’ll keep a look out.

  12. 8 hours ago, Swayz said:

    He was fired by end of 2nd week in November...now D2 Wheeling has picked up this guy! Wtf?!

    Can’t see a release about his firing, only that there is a new HC. What happened and how the hell did he get the Wheeling job?!! Maybe I need to start applying for D2, D3, and JUCO jobs because if this clown can land one, I may have a shot.

  13. On 4/17/2020 at 6:10 PM, Tommy Payan said:

    Means nothing......you didn't wrestle......you didn't earn anything.

    You sound like a guy who was JV his whole life but tells people how amazing you were. You now force your kids into activities, even though they hate them, in hopes of raising a “champion”. You sit in the stands and yell “I taught them that” after every little success. When your kids get to high school, or if they already have, you tell everyone you meet that they have been offered scholarships to certain schools, even DIII schools that don’t offer them.

    You are a sad, miserable person who probably bought an old high school and/or college letter jacket, displaying it proudly in your living room, even though you never earned it.

    With that said, relax Uncle Rico, your jealousy is blinding.

  14. I think it comes down to lack of experience. Everyone that has ever wrestled started with folk style. Most, never tried FS and even less tried greco. Now think of all the coaches, from youth league to college who are, and some that aren’t, experienced enough in folk style to actually teach it. Now take that number and divide it by 99 and that’s how many of them are qualified to teach/coach FS/GR.

    There just aren’t enough coaches to make a systematic change that eliminates folk style. Kids, today, aren’t going to listen to a coach who can’t talk about their personal successes.

  15. 24 minutes ago, Lurker said:

    So PhD doesn't deal with medicine, and is not a program in medical schools.  Interesting.  You're right, you are just super cool.

    I fully realize there are different degrees in same content area.  PhD is most commonly associated in some sort of medical area of practice or research.  But my point is making light of it "just" having an Ed.D is pretty....well it just says alot about the person that's all.  Especially when finding out that person actually is in education.  Like i said....matter of respect.  As such,  I appreciate your work in education.

    I appreciate that. It was just a joke at the expense of this guy and his work for ODU. Ed.D professionals do a lot of good in the field of education, as practitioners. I was joking that he did all this “research” and analysis, while, more than likely, not being trained in it.

    The joke was in poor taste.

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