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ironmonkey last won the day on May 3 2016

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    #FireBrands?

    I bet Kentucky Mudflap would be interested.
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    Another Barstool Wrestling Blog

    The all ear team was funny. A lot of wrestling fans have no sense of humor. I dig the coverage!
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    Nickal came off as a world class tool

    Loved his interview. Loved the passion. I even loved the veiled shot at other programs which he just earned the right to make. Not a fan of tossing headgear though. if we teach kids they shouldn't do it when they lose, they definitely shouldn't see the superstars of college wrestling doing it when they celebrate. Just my two cents as someone who works with the kids.
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    Suriano to 133 next year

    Suriano has beaten Cruz twice (a national champ). I am not sure he hasn't already separated himself. Adding strength? I really dont think that is an issue at all. Outside of Tomasello, who was (is) stronger than he was (is)? He just lost to an extremely talented wrestler. Lee was lights out this weekend. Props to Lee. I don't think Suriano needs a complete overhaul of his approach though. He just was runner up in a tough weight class while less than 100%.
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    Billy Baldwin

    ​I would totally agree if it were not for 3rd place. These guys are on camera shooting the breeze during the consi finals while guys are wrestling their hearts out. And if you want to grow the sport, you best show those matches and not tell people to break out their laptops during on air coverage of the medal rounds. If you are going to cover it, show the matches!
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    Billy Baldwin

    The guy likes wrestling. I like his inclusion in the broadcast. With that said, the consi finals coverage was horrible. Entire weight classes missed. What happened here???
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    Spencer Lee vs Suriano prediction thread

    Suriano makes it physical. Lee gasses in the third. Suriano keeps pace through 3 periods and takes a close one.
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    Intermat article on best all time from each DI school

    What do freestyle results have to do with college careers? pretty cool list. fun!
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    Suriano Out

    I totally agree. Seems pretty mature to me. He left what would seem like perfect situation to find his personal perfect situation, or closer to it anyway. Every transfer isn't selfish. That narrative is hogwash. He has said some things that seemed questionable to me in the past (had a national title taken away??), but nothing about changing his surroundings seems questionable at all. HE wanted something different and he went and got it. Now we will see how it works out. Keep in mind the results may not tell us how it works out for him personally; only how it works out on the mat.
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    Lewis, Massa, and Iowa's corner

    Massa has gone full on Heel mode in the past.
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    Rutgers ??????

    Surprised there isn't more buzz around Richie Lewis. He is right with the top guys at this weight class heading into nationals and held his own against Imart.
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    Rutgers ??????

    weak showing following a rough year. I get that they caught the injury bug, but lots of teams do. They just weren't very good this year even though they competed hard for the most part.
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    Suriano update

    The 4 time AA needs the shirt even less than the guy who might just develop into a starter by year 4 or 5. One is ready to compete and win. One isn't. I agree with you about redshirts being terrible unless Olympic or injury related though. I am less sold on the Olympic even. The original intent as I understand it is completely lost in some of the arguments above. Redshirts are now only for AA quality wrestlers who enter college most ready to compete?
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    Suriano update

    No doubt. Rutgers has a strong recent history of prioritizing duals. I definitely applaud that. Doesn't change the fact there was another option though, and they were not going to forfeit.
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