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wnywrestling last won the day on July 31 2014

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  1. Maybe deserves its own thread, but D3 Brockport State's Don Murray is entering year #50. https://spark.adobe.com/page/8NNbbGFdxrzhI/
  2. I don't know about PA, but looking at the National circuit (Super 32 and Cadet Nationals, for example) it seems there are a lot of freshmen out there that weigh ~100. The problem is that there aren't a lot of 10-12 graders that light, hence less wrestlers "overall" and a false impression that the weight isn't needed. I'd like to see head counts in PA of just freshmen broken down by weight. I'd also like to see a list of 125 & 133-lb. NCAA qualifiers and what weight they were as HS freshmen. Subtracting just 5-lbs per year from a 125-lb. college freshman puts him at 105-lbs four years earlier. Sure, those guys are studs and could've gone 110, but for each of them there are countless others not so lucky.
  3. In 1904 (and other early years), it wasn't freestyle. (Wikipedia and most modern publications are wrong; go look in an old book from that era.) It was catch-as-catch can under the rules of the Amateur Athletic Union. Not sure if the NCAA used the same rules (I have a 1915 AAU rulebook, and the weight classes as the same as the NCAA.) I'm not sure what year freestyle began, but the AAU started using it in 1922. The International Amateur Wrestling Federation (today, UWW) was founded in 1920. Looks like they probably merged catch-as-catch and greco to form freestyle. Though, maybe it was the AAU that did that (not sure).
  4. And you call them forfeits? Aren't those byes? I'm talking regular season dual meets, where many of the 106 pounders are up wrestling 113 (and many of the 113 pounders are at 120, etc.).
  5. Regarding 106, you can't really count forfeits, because guys often wrestle up a weight or two for duals. Unlike the other weights, nobody bumps up to 106 (because it's the lightest!). So, saying "106 has the most forfeits" is a flawed argument as far as participation rates go. The lightest weight will almost always have the most forfeits, no matter what it is. For a better statistic, you need to count bracket sizes at tournaments.
  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_–_Qualification https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6264346-tokyo-2020-olympic...
  7. FROM THE CASE BOOK Unnecessary Roughness-Hands to the Face A.R. 5-44. What is the official interpretation of unnecessary roughness when talking about hands to the face? RULING: Rule 5.3 states, “a forceful slap to the head or face, gouging or poking the eyes” is considered unnecessary roughness. To interpret this further, it would mean that any wrestling action in which the wrestler places their hand in, on, or around the eyes nose and mouth is considered gouging or poking the eyes. The hand is considered to be any part of the base of the palm of the hand, the palm of the hand itself or any of the fingers or thumb. Additionally, if the hand is not in, on, or around the wrestler’s eyes nose and mouth but is applied forcefully then it is also considered unnecessary roughness. (Rule 5.3) A.R. 5-45. Will a wrestler be called for an unnecessary roughness violation if they are in a scramble situation or normal wrestling action (i.e. hand fighting) and their hand inadvertently hits the other wrestler’s face or eyes? RULING: No, unnecessary roughness refers to physical acts that are deliberate in nature. If a wrestler’s hand comes into contact with their opponent’s face inadvertently and not because of the use of a purposeful hold or tactic then this is not considered unnecessary roughness. (Rule 5.3) A.R. 5-46. Why is a wrestler being called for unnecessary roughness when they place their hand on the opponent’s face without using excessive force? RULING: Because of the low amount of force needed to cause injury to a wrestler’s eye, placing the hand(s) in on or around the eyes nose or mouth as a hold, tactic, defense or any other purposeful technique, regardless of the force used, is considered deliberate and is unnecessary roughness. (Rule 5.3)
  8. Isn't Pico fighting at 66kg (see Bellator 199 on May 4, 2018)? The Olympic weights go 65 then 74. In the unlikely event he tries out in 2020, I would guess it would only be if he can make 65. That would pit him against Zain, Yianni, Stieber, etc.
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  10. I see it listed on ESPN Saturday night: http://www.espn.com/espntv/onair/index?start=3-16-18-5:00-PM
  11. Report: CEO Of FloSports "Stepping Away" From The Company https://www.fightful.com/report-ceo-flosports-stepping-away-company
  12. http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_15907388-002b-11e6-80f8-8fd67abf64ed.html
  13. I'm just curious how many 18 year old champs there have been? Also curious if there have been any All-Americans over 30 years old? I know there have been some wrestlers (esp. Div III) who did not enroll in college until their mid- to late-late 20s.
  14. Anyone who started kindergarten at age 5 and was born after mid-March, without being held back, would be 18 throughout their freshmen season. That's a lot of students. (My birthday is late August, and I turned 19 first day of classes sophomore year.) I'd like to see that list of freshman NCAA champs ordered by age, not year.
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