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  1. gallison

    Which college coach is the best developer of talent?

    Brian Smith, absolutely!
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    World Team Trials - Day 1

    Where can a person see real time results?
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    Mizzou Assistant: Any Word?

    What's the scoop on Tyrel Todd? Good hire? Will he add more in the wrestling room or the recruiting trail?
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    Watching the 97 NCAA finals on Espnu

    Loved that ESPN chose to show this. Wish they'd show the finals for past years throughout the long off season. It was fun and interesting to see the past matches and champions!
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    Allen High School Miracle! (Texas)

    Absolutely. You've already heard about Texas football being the #1 Texas sport by far. As the old saying goes, spring football is # 2. Texas wrestling has come along way though, since we moved here in 91 from Missouri. There's been a big influx of better coaching and an increase in better quality athletes. "Freestyle and Greco have also seen rapid increases in participation. In the 90's many of the Texas high schools had their head football coach also fill the athletic director spot (to afford a higher salary). In turn, they'd assign one of their def back coaches to coach wrestling. Not because he knew the difference between a single leg and double leg take down, but because he needed more money to stay at that school to coach football. Pleased to see the progress in Texas. Can't wait to see one of the Texas universities start a division one program. Meanwhile, I'll continue to be a big fan of Mizzou and the great work everyone there is doing.
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    Allen High School Miracle! (Texas)

    Agreed. I've lived in Texas (Missouri Alumni) since 1991. Both my sons wrestled in a Texas high school. My youngest played football and wrestled as a 7th grader. When 8th grade rolled around he decided to wrestle year round. One day the football coach saw him using the school weight room; no one else there. The coach was so mad he quit football he ran him out of the weight room saying the room was meant for football players only. I grew up playing football yet the attitudes in Texas were so horrible it really turned me off. I've seen the booster club award the football program $10,000 for a year end banquet (for a losing record) but then debate whether the wrestling (and other sports) team would get $100-200 for some small item. Your points about Allen are very true, but there are other high schools nationally that are of similar size, or recruit wrestlers from other schools, or even convince wrestlers to stay back in school a year so they are older by the time they are competing in high school. I still think having the Heisman and Hodge award winners at the same school is pretty amazing. If this is not an amazing accomplishment, tell me which high school has ever done this before? (no, my sons did not go to Allen)
  7. Read this on Twitter today so I an't take credit. A trillion to one odds! In 2019 , as you know, Bo Nickal won the Hodge award for the best collegiate wrestler during the 2018-19 season. Also, in 2018-19 Kyler Murray won the Heisman award for the best collegiate football player in the nation. Both amazing athletes are from the same Allen high school in Texas. Probably had the same English class. Can any other high school in the nation claim this? Wow!
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    Colby Smith?

    I heard he was transferring to Lindenwood College in St Charles Missouri.
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    Missouri - '18/'19

    Agree with milbruem. Love the direction of the Mizzou program. How many teams can say they had three true freshman compete at Nationals; one AA (Brock), one an eyelash away from AA (Elam) and JJ showed growth with his performance all season. Wrestlers and coaches continue to improve the program every year! Congrats to the entire team and coaching staff.
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    Full Bracket Prediction: 1st attempt

    Thorough, well thought out analysis. Fun stuff. Can't wait for things to get rolling.
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    Lee Threads (combined)

    Julia Child? Mickey Roony? Who'd a thunk!
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    Lee Threads (combined)

    Dirty Dozen
  13. Maybe your rankings are different, but wasn't 133 lb Erneste (Mizzou) considered an upset when he tech falled Gomez (Iowa State)? I thought most rankings had Gomez ranked ahead of Erneste by a couple of spots.
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    Your favorite wrestler who never won it all

    Brandon Slay. Great wrestler, smart guy and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Oh yeah, he's from Texas too!
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    Had John pulled any of his starters, Okie State would have most likely lost the dual.