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  1. Yes, 2 shot clock points. One each period. He was definitely the more aggressive wrestler. No question. The ref signaled 2 for a TD at the end. Not sure if time had run out or not. The scoreboard said 4-1 Nolf.
  2. It's good to see. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2020/June/01/USA-Wrestling-statement-on-social-justice BY USA WRESTLING | JUNE 01, 2020, 4:04 P.M. (ET) USA Wrestling statement on social justice Social injustice is wrong and contrary to the inclusive nature of wrestling. USA Wrestling’s mission is to provide quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full athletic and human potential. Recent tragedies in our nation compel us to do more and do it better. We stand with our African American and black communities and all of the diverse people who are part of our sport. We will focus our actions on how we can drive change against unjust treatment, police brutality, and systematic racism that is plaguing our nation and world. We need to come together now and use our voice, platform, and actions to help create the kind of society that reflects our values. By its nature, wrestling can be the most inclusive sport on earth. Anyone can wrestle and everyone is welcome. When we hit the mat, we are all part of one wrestling family.
  3. I can't recall a single shot he took in the match vs Nico. At one point, the announcers said that Nico was taking 7 times as many shots. But I don't think Delgado was called for stalling at all. He would back up, circle super widely, dive into a stalemate (or stall-mate) situation constantly, and hump the leg like a horny dog when he was riding. Glad the rules changed. It looked like Nico was shouting at him at the end of the match: probably something like "Wrestle with me, man; don't dance the tango or hump my leg"
  4. 2014 Big Ten finals on right now. Wow, was Delgado ever a staller and someone who exposed his back constantly. He would not do well under today's rules
  5. Frank Molinaro immediately comes to mind. Had a very low seed at trials, if I recall correctly (though I may be wrong); won the trials against high odds; then had to qualify the weight abroad before the Olympics began. Finally, he was very close to winning a medal (finished 5th in a tight bronze medal match).
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    Ufc 249

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    Ufc 249

    Dana White and UFC in hot water: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/09/epidemiologist-blasts-ufc-president-dana-white-mishandling-coronavirus-protocol/
  8. PD III quacks like a Clown: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa-state/wrestling/2017/02/22/pat-downey-iowa-state-wrestling-dismissed-kevin-jackson-kevin-dresser/98271108/ https://giphy.com/explore/clown
  9. Taylor has blanked Clowny twice: 10-0, 10-0. And the only reason why Clowny wrestled at Worlds is that Taylor was injured and Nickal was up a weight. Clowney now has a new strategy, however: he thinks he can score finally score a point on Taylor by tweeting nonsense with no evidence on social media. The scoreboard just changed to reflect the new reality: it's currently DT 20 and Clowny negative 100 (disqualification for lack of sportsmanship)
  10. What happened at the 2019 US Open in Vegas? I was supposed to wrestle in the round of 16, against the guy who won the tournament, Yahya Thomas — but that guy went to the head table, or someone started complaining about me. At that point I didn’t have my legal ID in the USA, so I couldn’t keep wrestling in that tournament. The head table called me out and asked me for my legal papers to wrestle in that tournament. I beat two guys and they were like, ‘Who’s this guy?’ Everybody started complaining. They kicked me out. I wasn’t hurt. I was fine. I was ready to wrestle. What about Fargo? I had everything: my Arizona ID, legal documentation here in the USA. But some guys did the same thing, ‘We’re gonna do the same thing we did in Vegas, we’re gonna kick him out.’ But I had my Arizona ID so they couldn’t kick me out. What would you say to people who still think there’s concern about your age? I would say to those people that I hope one day they could support me, because I just want to wrestle — for the USA, to represent this country. And I hope one day they could support me if I go to the World Championships or the Olympics. I wanna see their support. I’m not gonna say something rude to anybody. My whole family’s in Cuba — so wrestling followers are my biggest supporters.
  11. His answer on FLO: "I know how old I am: I’m 20 years old. My birthday is September 10, 1999."
  12. Why can't (or shouldn't) rules allow the bottom wrestler to fight back more instead of "opening up"? It makes the bottom wrestler so passive and it looks downright submissive. My bigger problem is with allowing unlimited leg lace and gut wrench turns. That often ruins a competitive match. Put them back on their feet after 2 turns.
  13. Nolf: Three-time champ. Four-time finalist. Just two actual ("true") losses in college by just 1 point each time to 2 time champ and 4 time finalist, IMAR (whom he also pinned). 60 falls total (averaging 15 per season), a PSU record. 86.6% bonus rate. Fierce beyond measure; dominant as hell; super creative; versatile scoring machine, especially on his feet; and a punishing pace. Pushed the sport ahead with his experimentation and inventiveness.
  14. 125 Gwiz - Two Watermelons and a Dancing Bear (from one of former wrestler John Irving's novels) 97 Snyder - Tom Ryan & the Coronavirus (since Tom won't be getting a vaccination) 86 Taylor - His Wife (or as many of their cats who combine to weigh 189.598 pounds) 74 Dake - Benjamin Button (somewhere in midlife but growing ever younger) 65 - Retherford - A Seedless Benton Watermelon (which, possessing no legs, can easily counter leg laces) 57 Fix - Ben Askren (hair affinities) // Or if Fix is suspended, then Gilman (partnering with his agile but heavy handed snap-downing shadow)
  15. The Curious Case of Kyle Dake. He's getting younger and better. He will soon be wrestling 57 KG and then competing for a cadet title and then another high school state championship and then . . .
  16. It might be kind of funny if someone like Nolf or IMAR make a big jump in the next year and take out both Dake and Borroughs, who get to sit on their couches, watch the Olympics, and argue who is second-best
  17. Joseph vs. IMAR (NCAA finals, first time) Nickal vs Martin (NCAA finals, second time)
  18. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/coronavirus-camus-plague.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR2b8wrqssGSBjPwSKrW9rUCAgL7EaL50IOoIWd9jx6DX6ZiP-RqFJS0B9I
  19. Semifinal Matches: 57 kg: Thomas Gilman vs. Juan Ramirez Beltre (Dominican Republic) 65 kg: Zain Retherford vs. Agustin Destribats (Argentina) 86 kg: David Taylor vs. Yurieski Torreblanca Queralta (Cuba) 125 kg: Nick Gwiazdowski vs. Luis Felipe Vivenes Urbaenja (Venezuela)
  20. Don't tell me or anyone where we can locate our passions.
  21. Got to give Iowa credit for performing well at home, where all their big matches were this year. The question is can they perform at that level on the road in the post-season
  22. Who's complaining? Making points that are relevant IS the point. Constructive analysis and criticism is what these boards are about rather than kibitzing, complaining or crying (though all those things occur with frequency).
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