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Everything posted by Perry

  1. Joe Williamson was one of the original guys, who used to be referred to once upon a time as Joe Flo. I have known him for many years and cannot stress enough how great of a person he is.
  2. Lots of other bad incidents that I had forgotten about. The Cornell kid vs Lehigh and DeSanto vs Micic are the two worst that stand out on the list to me. Another addition, though it didn't happen during the match, was McDonough taking second at big 10s and his trophy was almost immediately found in a trash can at the venue and posted online. Not the worst reaction ever, but he probably could have waited until he got home to pitch it.
  3. John Smith had a pretty good moment with the official in the Oliver/Stieber match, though he was somewhat warranted in his complaint there..
  4. Honorable mentions to Koll, Manning and Brands for pretty much being obnoxious babies on a daily basis.
  5. Who are the contenders for throwing the biggest fit/temper tantrum of all time after suffering a loss? I will note a couple of contenders but I'm sure I have forgotten some pretty legendary meltdowns over the years. Metcalf shoving Caldwell down mid flip. I'm sure the Hawk faithful will defend this one stating there was .1 seconds left on the clock, but we all know the truth. Metcalf couldn't handle the beating that Caldwell laid out for him in the NCAA finals. Taylor in match 3 vs Cox. Wow was this one ugly. A very poor look by the Magic Man followed up by equally gross behavior on social media while Cox went on to win a bronze medal at the World Championships. Jadidi trying to raise his own hand and then crying to the mat judges. Legendary breakdown. Team Mongolia. Protest away, big guys. This was without a doubt the best reaction to a loss ever and happened at the Olympics to boot. Kyle Dake in any match he's lost. What a baby. Terry Brands trying to climb a fence after his loss at WTT? I believe it took Gable and Tom to pull him down otherwise we may never have seen him again. Any others that deserve inclusion?
  6. did JO or Nolf even try to score a real point? My god what a boring match.. Lugo clearly too big for Pletcher imo and had a dominant win. Best match of the night was Sanders vs. Richards. The greco/Freestyle match with Downey was zzz
  7. I assume they may be referencing Aragona, who is going to be a standout kid one day. Not sure if he is top 10 atm, but if he jumps to 149 and has another year to build (and look at his workout partners, wow..) he will be a force. I don't think Suriano comes back, and certainly not at 125, but if he did imagine the starting line up of Suriano, Alvarez, Rivera and Aragona. That is a force to start any dual meet.
  8. Imagine if Suriano was in the mix and still able to hold 125.. that 1, 2, 3 punch would be as good as anyone's including Iowa..
  9. I don't care what weight it is at anymore, Dake over Taylor no matter what at this point.
  10. 1. Zain Retherford (likely 4x undefeated if he didn't go as a true frosh) 5,1,1,1 2x Hodge 2. DT 2,1,2,1 2x Hodge 3. Nolf 4. Ruth 5. Nickal
  11. I like the picks, pretty close to what I had on my bracket.
  12. Perry


    The bumped line up looks very solid, and may be the best bets for high placements for the seniors. 165 is so stacked though a healthy Massa is right there with any of those guys. Having been battling injuries in college it may be better for his body to not have to constantly get his weight down (though 165 from 170 if that number is true is not much of a difference). I will say, I am not sure I see Massa beating Kemmerer as much as I could see him winning over Marinelli, but there are also 5 or 6 guys around Marinelli's level where there are maybe 1 or 2 others somewhat close to Kem. Salty looking line up.
  13. Lee vs glory this past year. Either brands/lee ducks (multiple times) or a virus derails the entire tourney
  14. Storr over lee, interesting.though not THAT surprising I suppose. Some interesting matches come up next.
  15. I would say freestyle teaches you how to not expose your shoulders which is different than being held down. As an example, you don't typically need to worry about defending a cradle or armbar series in freestyle bc the top wrestler doesn't have enough time to work/set up a series like that. Slightly different things like that make a big difference when you are at the elite level of competition.
  16. Echemendia is very good. He didn't just beat saunders in the match up of fargo champs, he big brothered him. Age questions aside, he is very talented. As for the jordans both were very good. Micah would have likely been a 4 timer if he wasnt sucking so much weight for the team as a freshman. The start of that season looked very different compared to his performance post season. He was never great on bottom or the mat in general (though he did cradle up Lugo to beat him in one of their matches) compared to bo. Bo was solid, especially on top, until injuries caused him to struggle. The one wrestler who I remember making him look bad on bottom was daniel lewis who did that to pretty much everyone once he got on top
  17. Worst part for gomez is the review judge called 2 blue multiple times and was told to change it to red. That was clearly wrong and messed up on many levels. Olympics is a great goal for wrestling but I do think we'd be better off giving them the finger.
  18. Wow.. perry, gilman and now the entire hwc girls program. Not a good trend for Iowa and brands calling this story false is another black eye. After the ramos situation I wonder how loyal brands really is to his wrestlers when the going gets tough.
  19. Joe Williams was pretty short
  20. Real question, does it look like he mouthed "F* you" to someone as he slapped Kebler's hand?
  21. Brands' sportsmanship was top notch even back then I see
  22. Or a football player (for different reasons)
  23. Not much of a surprise that he got it but the news is still good. Definitely helps Iowa's chances of bringing home the team title next year.
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