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Everything posted by TBar1977

  1. Yes. They met twice at Cheesehead when Nevills was in 9th grade and Black was in 10th. Black was already a double Fargo champ and rated #1 in the country. He beat Nevills 6-5 and 2-1, the second win coming on literally a last second take down. http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/23 ... zBaEYWyp5Y
  2. I can probably pull up a dozen interviews where Brands has said something very similar to "score and keep scoring and the winning will take care of itself." As a matter of fact, here's an article from earlier this year where Grothus talks about the philosophy being taught by the Brands'. ALl from a seven second Google search. http://thegazette.com/2014/01/10/grothu ... oma-state/ “You have to work hard in all aspects of wrestling,” Grothus said. “Like Terry Brands said, you have to score first and keep scoring and that was my mentality.” Who knew? A quick Google search has reignited the dormant Hawkeye program. Vak, despite what you wrote Lawrence is still right. Brands might say something similar to what Cael Sanderson says, but his wrestlers don't go out there and do it. The different actions/styles speak much louder than words here. The Penn State wrestlers are way, WAY more offensive minded than the Iowa wrestlers. The most offensive minded wrestler I saw for Iowa this year was Clark. Even more so than Ramos against better wrestlers. The Iowa guys get in there against tough guys and I just don't see where the offense is. The only wrestler I saw in a PSU singlet who did not out shoot his opponents the past few years was James English, but he practically has arthritis already due to dozens of injuries. The rest of the Penn State guys shoot no matter who they are wrestling, and unless totally out manned like Gulibon against Ramos they virtually always take more offensive shots than their opponents.
  3. Frank, when I saw that Cory committed to Penn State I could hardly believe it. I know this kid did well in a couple of summer time events. People say he's a lot like Ruth with the cradles. Also that he is really quick, but maybe a little raw. Does this sound right?
  4. I think Howe's conference finals loss was officiated poorly. But then NCAA's happen and I think Perry flat out decisively beat Howe in the Championship final. I was actually quite surprised that Howe could not fire off a real quality shot in that match. All straight ahead and no angles. Shocked me a little.
  5. NJDan. no, Bo Jo has never wrestled Chance Marstellar. The Jordans all wrestle in Walsh Ironman where basically you get a great field with lots of top guys, but I don't believe they have done the Fargo, Super 32, or other national events that Marstellar has wrestled in and they just have never crossed paths. Marstellar is a stud. If he is healthy he will be right in the title mix from day 1. The same obviously goes for Bo Jordan. Different styles, but both of them are hammers. I don't even know why Chance has detractors here after all he has done.
  6. Tyler had about as phenomenal a Tournament record as you can have without winning the title.
  7. Penn State also has former wrestlers who are now donors with really, really deep pockets. Forget millions, thinks hundreds of millions. It helps. This just adds to what you wrote, all of which is absolutely true and accurate.
  8. This. Zain is the best freshman wrestler, but Cox got the better result because of pure physical strength. Cox was bigger and stronger even as a true freshman than almost everyone he wrestled. While Cox is a very good wrestler, Zain is the better pure technical wrestler. Zain was nowhere near Logan Stieber in strength but he beat him once and wrestled him harder than anyone wrestled him all year, including Devin Carter. Zain's only other loss was in ride outs to Port and Port looked at least 10lbs. bigger than Zain. Something tell me that when Zain catches up in size and strength his technical skill will have him dominating guys. Joey Dance finishing 3rd is great, and I expect big things from him. He had 10 losses though, which shows he isn't quite where Zain is just yet. Still a great young wrestler. Coon is going to be a force as the Hwt weight class clears out. Probably needs to get a little bigger, which he obviously will.
  9. Yep. More Chance, more Kyle, more BoJo, and more David Taylors are needed. This is what the Young Guns want to see.
  10. Even when Dake beat David 5-4 in the NCAA Tourney, Taylor STILL outscored him in team points for the Tournament. Taylor stands alone as the biggest continual bonus point scorer I have seen over the last 10 to 20 years. No wonder the Young Guns want to be like Taylor.
  11. Hence the purpose of the bet. Hello? :D
  12. Anyone who has been to Rec Hall, or to many Penn State away matches where David always signs autographs knows what you are saying is true. The kids all want to be like David Taylor. The phenomenal thing about the past 4 years is that Ruth, Wright and Taylor have had the whole barn and kitchen sink thrown at them. I don't recall one time ever seeing any of them brought to anger or even saying anything that wasn't 100% classy and positive. Taylor spoke so highly of Minnesota and Oklahoma State at his post tournament press conference, but that is just who he is. He won't be in our singlet going forward, but thankfully he is staying with The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club so we can still feel his impact here. Cael Sanderson summed it up best when in his own post tournament presser he said In the history of college wrestling David Taylor is the guy he would pick first on his team. David Taylor was a program changer for Penn State.
  13. Cornell fans, I am assuming you may already know this, but if not then here is the story. Your incoming 145 recruit Joey Galasso was hospitalized in serious condition with a stab wound after an altercation in Philadelphia on Friday night. A group of 8 to 10 thugs attacked a smaller group of three very well respected kids including Joey and his cousin. I don't know anything more than that he was listed in serious condition. My prayers are for a quick and speedy recovery.
  14. I predict not so boldly that Snyder and Bo Jo are on another level compared to Burak and Moore. Iowa will not be beating Ohio State at those weights next year.
  15. I don't know what you have loaded and ready to go , but you are 100% correct. Cael Sanderson is a 100% class act.
  16. Your guys wrestled great. The whole event I was thinking they would slow down, but they just kept winning, and winning, and winning. Gave me an ulcer. Seriously, they wrestled like champions. Unbelievable.
  17. Did they give the Gorrarian to Felix?
  18. F-T is the new sherriff on The Mat!!!!!!!!!! :D Hey Mopar, you had some fun tonight, huh? :D
  19. Pretty sure the order was partly dictated by the team match ups, and it worked pretty well. Imagine the tension had Ness won, or pinned Dieringer. That would have forced Taylor to major Caldwell.
  20. didn't seem to have a frigging clue about Ness' pinning ability? I'm about as certain as can be that ALL Penn State wrestling fans were nervous that Ness would screw us over by pinning Dieringer, thus forcing Taylor to major Caldwell. The announcer never once thought to mention that Ness had the very real ability to pull something like this off (although as well now know he did not, but still). Clueless. Why was he even doing the play by play? This is like hearing Chris Berman call anything.
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