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  • Birthday 04/16/1968
  1. Central High School in Keller, Texas will be looking for an assistant wrestling coach. Keller is on the west side of Fort Worth and is known for its great schools. It is truly an excellent place to live, and we can bring a first year coach in at 56,000 dollars. Obviously more if you coach more than one sport or have teaching experience that transfers. Right now the position would most likely be hooked with Science or Spanish, but this is a big school and other positions are likely to open. Our program has consistently been in the upper part of our District for a decade. We have consistently produced state qualifiers, state placers, state champs, all-americans, and even a national champion. This would be a great opportunity with great working conditions for the right applicant. All of our assistant coaches get their CDL, and earn extra money for driving kids to events. If you are interested in being part of our team ,visit us at www.centralwrestling.org, our district at www.kellerisd.net, or email me at bill.wilson@kellerisd.net
  2. I am sure he wasn't happy losing that dual, but OU did not have their best lineup in there either. ON paper, they still should have had enough to win. They just didn't get it done. Bonus points at 184 was huge for Rutgers.
  3. I am in complete agreement. I have never met the kid. I have watched some of his matches and it is clear he is an enormous talent. He has put himself in a perfect situation to maximize his enormous talent. He could have started right away in many programs. He chose to pick a top program. Sometimes you have to wait your turn. It is amazing that so many don't get that. He didn't create his superman image. The media, like the people on this forum, did this. He is just a kid trying to be the best he can be. Many of us on the forum have been right there in that spot, trying to be the best we could be. It is what makes this sport so special - the individual quest for excellence.. It has ups and downs, but you learn to get back up. It saddens me that 1) so many on this thread didn't get to experience that for themselves or 2) they have forgotten. I have been there and done that. The first thing you learn is not to read the paper, the rankings, or the forums. This is why. In this sport, it doesn't matter what others think, It only matters what your think. The purpose of this forum is not to discourage 18 year old kids. Forums are great, but sometimes they have a way of turning good people into cowards. It is shameful that adults would say such cruel things from behind their computers. Sometimes I wish you would have to sign you name behind a post instead of hiding behind your anonymity
  4. Superman couldn't have lived up to this hype. Let Smith coach him for a year, and you will all be happy with him. If he doesn't get in the lineup this year, he needs to redshirt for a year anyway if he is going to do this for five years. The kid will be fine.
  5. I don't care who you are. Your toughest year is your freshman year. Away from family and friends and for the first time in your life, you are surrounded by people that can beat you. In his case, maybe the first time he has been asked to cut weight. Welcome to the freshman year in Division I. He will be fine in time. He is in a great place with great mentors.
  6. Love to see those Texas boys getting after it. Bo Nickal is going to be a good one!
  7. I think the tournament serves a good purpose in a long season. There are some good athletes in the tournament, and you have an opportunity to enter multiple athletes in a weight class to get some ranking done. It is fine for an early tournament, but for sure it is going to get tougher. Between the Red and White Scrimmage, the OCU open, and this Invitational, it gives you a good look at the athletes moving forward to the bulk of the season. The Sooners entered multiple athletes in six weight classes.
  8. 1. Oklahoma 173.5 2. Lock Haven UniversitY 154.0 3. Kent St. 120.0 4. West Point 106.0 5. SUNY Buffalo 103.0 6. Bloomsburg University 50.0 7. Brockport 21.5 Sooner Results 125 Pounds 1st Place Match - Maxwell Soria (SUNY Buffalo) won by decision over Ryan Millhof (Oklahoma Freshman) (Dec 3-1) 133 Pounds 1st Place Match - Cody Brewer (Oklahoma RS Jr) won by major decision over Mackenzie McGuire (Kent St.) (Maj 11-2) 141 Pounds 5th Place Match - Trae Blackwell (Oklahoma Freshman) won by decision over Dalton Dennis (Oklahoma) (Dec 2-0) 7th Place Match - Rocco Russo (SUNY Buffalo) won by decision over Jon Townsend (Oklahoma) (Dec 5-2 149 Pounds 3rd Place Match - Shayne Tucker (Oklahoma RS F) won by major decision over Kevin Lauback (Bloomsburg University) (Maj 11-3) 157 Pounds 1st Place Match - Justin Deangelis (Oklahoma RS Sr) won by decision over Russell Parsons (West Point) (Dec 11-5) 165 Pounds 1st Place Match - Chandler Smith (West Point) won by decision over Clark Glass (Oklahoma RS So) (Dec 3-1) 174 Pounds 3rd Place Match - Matt Reed (Oklahoma RS So) won by major decision over Travis Moyer (Lock Haven University) (Maj 13-4) 184 Pounds 1st Place Match - Fred Garcia (Lock Haven University) won by decision over Greg Wilson (Oklahoma -So) (Dec 7-6) 5th Place Match - Brooks Climmons (Oklahoma Freshman) won by decision over Samson Imonode (West Point) (Dec 8-3) 197 Pounds 3rd Place Match - Brad Johnson (Oklahoma RS So) won by decision over Joe Ariola (SUNY Buffalo) (Dec 10-7) HW 1st Place Match - Zach Merrill (Oklahoma Sr) won by decision over Mike Brown (Oklahoma Sr) (Dec 2-1) 3rd Place Match - Ross Larson (Oklahoma RS So) won by decision over Mimmo Lytle (Kent St.) (Dec 5-4) Competition about to stiffen up. Dual with Cornell on November 22nd
  9. Marstellar's biggest issue is the standards that have been set for him by the public as a true freshman. Even the most talented of incoming freshman usually need to eat a serving of humble pie before they can flourish. My guess is he will flourish if he can ignore the media, listen to his coach (who has better advice for him than anybody on this fourm) and just embrace his college experience one day at a time. ONe thing is for sure, if his attitude is right, he is going to get much better over the next few years.
  10. A lot of new faces this year. Time will tell.
  11. http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=209737439
  12. I am in complete agreement. Like other posters on this site, I love the NCAA tournament. Let the NCAA crown the team champ at the duals. Let the NWCA crown the tournament champ. Then you get two great events instead of one. It is a win-win. I am a die hard. I will still love the tournament! And it will be really interesting watching the coaches go after the team championship.
  13. according to the NCAA rules clinic, locking a cradle is not considered a takedown until the hip of the defensive wrestler's hip is brought to the mat. I haven't seen the NWCA interpretation, but this contradicts it. I like the rule changes / interpretations in this video
  14. IMO there is nothing to lose. The Individual tournament will continue to sell out because people go to that tournament to see the best two guys at each weight class compete for a national title. Having two great events instead of one is a win - win. We have nothing to lose by trying something new. If we stay the same, we maintain the status quo. I like the national tournament right now. If we adopted the national duals as the method of crowning a team champ, or if it was part of the equation to crown a team champ, I will still like the national tournament. It remains high on my events-to-go-to no matter what is decided. The status quo is not great right now. Roll the dice.
  15. http://www.soonersports.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=780111&SPID=127240&DB_OEM_ID_COUNT_=2&DB_OEM_ID_1_=31000&DB_OEM_ID=31000&DB_OEM_ID_0_=31000&Q_SEASON=2014
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