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Posts posted by ironmonkey

  1. On 5/10/2022 at 9:17 PM, TheHeel said:

    for head Judo coach? because that is the only way it makes any sense. does anyone have a link to the job posting? is the position still open? if not, does anyone have any idea as to the timeline?

    Obviously he was more successful in Judo than wrestling but he was a round of 12 guy in wrestling, a graduate, and an Olympian.  He has coached successfully for years in Judo within hours of the school.  I'm not really suggesting he should be the head coach at all.  I did say "in some capacity".  I have seen assistants that offer far less.  Since this is a wrestling board, do you think a struggling judo club could potentially benefit from adding a gold medalist in wrestling with years of high level coaching success in his sport?  


    This is all hypothetical of course.  He wrestled at the same time I did in college so his name jumps out to me.  Seems like a lot of upside if he wanted to get involved and help reshape the program.  I think the old mindset that wrestling credentials equate to coaching aptitude can often be a bit flawed.  

  2. I don't hate freestyle but I definitely prefer folk.  I don't think much needs to change. The sport is exciting as it is.  I wouldn't mind a pushout rule  in overtime though.  Less rideouts is a win for everyone. 



  3. 11 hours ago, ShakaAloha said:

    Rutgers is a better dual team than Princeton, and the fact that Princeton's team score is higher at NCAA's is misleading as Rivera is clearly injured and it also looks like Poz is injured too

    Rutgers had some big injuries this year as well as a weight issue but Rivera looks to be wrestling close to his seed so i don't think his injury has anything to do with Princeton outscoring Rutgers.   I guess I was asking more about Princeton's future.  

  4. This debate is circular unfortunately.  Some fans hate wrestling going out of bounds (almost irrationally if you ask me but nobody does) and some fans hate seeing wrestlers in vulnerable positions driven out of bounds with no attempts made to finish takedowns.    Luckily we have two styles so we each can watch what we enjoy!                            

  5. 4 hours ago, HoundedHawk said:

    It will increase the action to stay in bounds.  And that's a higher quality action than the incessant trips out of bounds to keep from being scored on that stop action.

    And I think it's worth a point if your opponent doesn't have enough control to stay on the mat.  Controlling your opponent is worth a point.  

    or drive opponents out of bounds

  6. Maybe If you watch freestyle, you get bent out of shape when wrestlers go out of bounds in folk.  Perhaps If you don't watch freestyle, you don't have the same issue with it in folk.  Conversely, Maybe if you watch primarily folk and see a free match decided by a pushout, you get upset.  Yet maybe if you watch both, you won't have the same issue.  

    I can't isolate the variables to be sure but I suspect the rules themselves that we grow used to determine the action that we expect and demand.   I only watch folk so I don't see the issue at all with going out of bounds.  I even see recent improvements in the ways stalling is called around the edges that has encouraged more action and less out of bounds calls.  I also have noticed the difference in the coaching at the youth level regarding out of bounds.  I suppose a pushout is a definitive way to address things but what are we addressing?  I'm not convinced it will increase action.  it will incentivize pushouts though.  Are they really worth half a takedown?  That is my big holdup.  It should be worth a fifth or a quarter but half?  Too much.  




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