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    Nebraska at Penn State

    Huh? In a high school match, Berger once edged Nolf. Since then, Nolf has tech-ed him and majored him twice.
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    Who is college wrestling's top heel in 2019?

    Rumor has it that Gilman is lobbying to get on the voting list even though he is no longer a college wrestler. He says he enjoys the infamy, attention, and platform. He might warrant a Dishonorable Mention.
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    No Teasdale?

    Hmm. Perhaps, then, Teasdale is like Keyser Söze . . . An Unusual Suspect whom everyone fears but no one actually sees (wrestles).
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    Best wrestler to never win the Hodge?

    How about four-timer Logan Steiber? He never won it, right? Or am I mistaken?
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    Best wrestler to never win the Hodge?

    Lots of talent in this list. I'm not proposing him as "the best" but Gwiz should be part of the general conversation as well in terms of guys who missed out due to the level of competition. Two-time champ. Three time finalist. Four time AA. And subsequently multi-World Medalist in freestyle.
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    Nebraska at Penn State

    WrestleStat comparisons (below). Rasheed vs. Venz should be good. Lee vs. Red. Nolf vs. Berger. Joseph vs. White. Hall vs. Labriola. Cassar vs. Jensen (who is undefeated). https://www.wrestlestat.com/compare/dual/60/penn-state/45/nebraska
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    Nebraska at Penn State

    Match notes (below). 17 ranked wrestlers. 9 for PSU. 8 for Nebraska. https://s3.amazonaws.com/gopsusports.com/documents/2019/1/16/WRNotes18_19NEB.pdf
  8. Is it any better or worse than the "Fighting Quakers" (U Penn), which has got to be some of kind interesting oxymoron? https://www.thedp.com/article/2010/02/whats_in_the_quaker_name
  9. From the all-knowing (but often wrong) Wikipedia: Rutgers University's school color is scarlet. Initially, students sought to make orange the school color, citing Rutgers' Dutch heritage and in reference to the Prince of Orange. The Daily Targum first proposed that scarlet be adopted in May 1869, claiming that it was a striking color and because scarlet ribbon was easily obtained. During the first intercollegiate football game with Princeton on November 6, 1869, the players from Rutgers wore scarlet-colored turbans and handkerchiefs to distinguish them as a team from the Princeton players.[3]The Board of Trustees officially made scarlet the school colors in 1900.[3] In its early days, Rutgers athletes were known informally as "The Scarlet" in reference to the school color, or as "Queensmen" in reference to the institution's first name, Queen's College.[3] In 1925, the mascot was changed to Chanticleer, a fighting rooster from the medieval fable Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renart) which was used by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales.[3] At the time, the student humour magazine at Rutgers was called Chanticleer, and one of its early arts editors, Ozzie Nelson (later of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet fame) was quarterback of the Rutgers team from 1924 to 1926.[18] The Chanticleer mascot was unveiled at a football game against Lafayette College, in which Lafayette was also introducing a new mascot, a leopard.[18] However, the choice of Chanticleer as a mascot was often the subject of ridicule because of its association with "being chicken."[19] In 1955, the mascot was changed to the Scarlet Knight after a campus-wide election, beating out other contenders such as "Queensmen", the "Scarlet", the "Red Lions", the "Redmen" and the "Flying Dutchmen."[3][20] Earlier proposed nicknames included "Pioneers" and "Cannoneers". When Harvey Harman, then coach of the football team, was asked why he supported changing the Rutgers mascot, he was quoted as saying, "You can call it the Chanticleer, you can call it a fighting ****, you can call it any damn thing you want, but everybody knows it's a chicken."[21] Harman later is said to have bought the first "Scarlet Knight" mascot costume for the 1955 season, which was to be his final season as football coach at Rutgers
  10. How about a reasonable rule solution: first offense is a warning. Second offense is a point for one's opponent. Same with third offense. Not entirely sure what the rule (interpretation) was previously, but the change would likely prevent most bouts ending on (being decided by) a hands-to-face call and give guys time to adjust. I suspect most (or, minimally, many) hands-to-face are in some sense unintentional or at least a consequence of habit. Hope refs and wrestlers figure this out by the time of NCAAs. No one wants to see a match at NCAAs decided by this kind of call. Same with very quick locked hands call from a standing position. Recall the 174 pound finals a few years back where Matt Brown won on a locked hands call. That's going out with a whimper rather than a bang.
  11. 165 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr. Alex Marinelli Iowa So. 174 Mark Hall Penn State Jr. 184 Myles Martin Ohio State Sr. Emery Parker Illinois Sr. Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 197 Bo Nickal Penn State Sr. Kollin Moore Ohio State Jr. Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. (injured, 5-0) Patrick Brucki Princeton So. Anthony McLaughlin Air F. 285 Sam Stoll Iowa Sr. (3-0) Jensen . Nebraska Gable Steveson Minnesota Fr.
  12. The match was a new form of collective torture: for the two wrestlers, the fans in the hall, the fans online, the coaches, the replay reviewers, the rankers, the parents of the wrestlers, the teammates, the dogs of fans waiting to go for a walk at the break between matches, and even the referees. The metaphysical (or theological if you buy that kind of nonsense) plan may have been to break the record for the length of time these two guys wrestled at "Whose #1" several years ago. How long did the match actually last from start to finish (including all the stoppages)? Any guesses? The prize for winner of the guessing game is that they don't have to watch it again.
  13. List updated. Reenan, Gravina, and Joe Smith now have losses are off.
  14. It's not too early to pay attention to the war of attrition occurring within the ranks of the undefeated, especially since the rate will likely increase soon with the upcoming holiday tournaments. And it might also provide a sense of who is left standing in the hunt for the Hodge Trophy. 125 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern So. Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr. Jack Mueller 133 Seth Gross South Dakota State Sr. Stevan Micic Michigan Jr. Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Fr. Matt Schmitt West Virginia So. 141 Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell So. Joey McKenna Ohio State Sr. Nick Lee Penn State So. Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. 149 Matt Kolodzik Princeton Jr. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Sr. 157 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr.
  15. Gfeller off the list # of undefeated left at each weight 125 3 133 5 141 4 149 2 157 1
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    Ryan Deakin

    It's all just a counterfactual discussion. We'll never know. It's more interesting to me how guys will fare in the future rather than matchup in the past anyway.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Apparently, JB had three decisions his senior year. One was a 10-7 win over Howe.
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    Ryan Deakin

    I don't think that Howe was better than IMar even if Nolf won't face him this year. He faced him his freshman year though and pinned him first time out (barely losing the next two matches).
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    Ryan Deakin

    I know Borroughs was 128-20 overall.
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    Ryan Deakin

    How dominant was Borroughs at 165 in college in terms of bonus-ing opponents? Do you have the stats? I'm curious (not making accusations). It would be interesting to compare Dake, Taylor, Nolf, and perhaps others who are at or near this weight.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Why does it have to be at 165? Both wrestled 157. In any event, I bet a lot of folks didn't think DT's style and body were especially suited for freestyle either.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Nolf just turned 23 the other day so he is presumably not even yet in his prime. He is a rare three time PA state champ and four time finalist (only one close loss in high school that was avenged). He will very likely be a rare three time NCAA champ and four time finalist (with only two true close losses to a two time NCAA champ and four time finalist; and one victor over him). He has DT's creativity, motor, and technical ability. He has Dake's ferocity and confidence. (He is perhaps only lacking Dake's world level defensive skills) I would reasonably speculate his ceiling is still pretty high.
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    Ryan Deakin

    Deakin isn't in the same wrestling universe as Nolf right now. I would take Nolf over the best version of JB in college and perhaps even DT or Dake (although those matchups would be amazing). The real question to me is how Nolf will possibly do against James Green and all other comes at 70 KG if and when he turns to freestyle full time. One has to certainly appreciate his chances against anyone in the US at that weight, right?
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    New Flo Rankings

    One among many of FLO's false or misleading claims (to put it lightly) that Spey defends. I could easily share many more. Erin Phillips <erin@flosports.tv> Dec 26, 2017 at 8:15 PM I passed along the information you shared with the wrestling team. As far as your second question regarding comments, those will be coming back to the site soon (including all old comments. Thanks and have a great new year, On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 2:46 PM, FloSports <no-reply@wufoo.com> wrote:
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