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  1. Plus it's great news for those of us who live in Texas! We can now travel to OU and OSU for duals a lot easier! Better competition! Can't wait to see MIzzou and OSU compete next season!
  2. There's a big difference between not making it easy to cancel and not making it possible to contact anyone for anything.
  3. I think I subscribed to Rokfin at the beginning of this past season and somehow the account got set up as an auto renewable monthly fee. Trying to cancel and, as you may know, it seems to be impossible. There's no chat or phone listed on their web site. The only phone number I could find (417-631-8529) isn't connecting to anyone or a VM. Gee, it's almost as if they don't want anyone to be able to cancel their account. Any suggestions? Thx
  4. Take a closer look at the low to mid weight wrestlers and who they wrestled. I think everyone under 157 lost only to All Americans. Speaks more to the bad draw they got than to poor wrestling. I do agree that a few of the Mizzou guys wrestled below their seeds, but many did not. Especially proud of Surtain who was a backup for 99% of the season. He did well enough at MAC championships to get to the nationals and wrestled tough (but lost) to two AA's.
  5. Love the performance and potential of O'Toole, but let's not overlook another great job. Rocky Elam, also a true freshman. His path to a medal this year may have been the toughest path of anyone in the tournament. He met and beat several top seeds to become an All American. Future looking bright for Mizzou!
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    Missouri

    I understand Schmitt is a grad student, so don't know if he returns. It'll be fun.
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    Missouri

    Where will Josh Edmond fit into the lineup next year? Are there any other backups expected to break into the starting lineup next year.? Connor Brown should be back after his injury. Doesn't appear that Mizzou will lose any starters. Also, what about the rumor that Mizzou will change conference for wrestling next year. Any updates to that rumor?
  8. No pick for first/second? I'm waiting with baited breath! (whatever the hell that means)
  9. Wrestling has begun. ESPN+ coverage doesn't begin till 3:30 this afternoon. I checked Track Wrestling and they're showing results "after the match" but seems like no live scoring. Anywhere I can get live scoring?
  10. Anyone know a start time for action on Friday? Also, any idea where we can see a live broadcast? Thx
  11. I think it was on a Missouri wrestling blog. Haven't heard anything official from the University or the coaching staff. Sounded as if the move was already discussed and agreed to though. Getter better competition from the BIG 1 would be very welcome.
  12. As a side note, I understand Mizzou wrestling is moving to the BIG 12 conference next season, correct? If so, that will increase their "in conference" competition over the MAC group.
  13. Glad to hear some of the newer Mizzou wrestlers will participate. Mizzou has a very deep group of quality wrestlers. It'll be great to see how well they compete with this quality group of wrestlers.
  14. It's ridiculous to suggest that Mizzou could "flake out" as if they're scared of the competition. If Brian Smith skips the event it's in the best interest of his team's health. NOT to get a better seed!
  15. This Challenge is scheduled for Sunday the 14th. I've heard rumors that Mizzou is skipping this due to the COVID risk less than two weeks from the MAC championships. The Mizzou website still shows this on the Mizzou schedule. Anyone know for sure what's going on,...one way or the other? While I understand the risk, I'd love to see Oklahoma State and Mizzou wrestle (if they can do it safely). Thanks
  16. I'm looking forward to the match in a week and a half with Rocky Elam! As you might guess, I'm picking Rocky to win. Go Mizzou!
  17. Couldn't agree with you more. Great recruiting class this year. On top of that, Smith and his staff do a great job in developing wrestlers. In many cases they've taken good (not great) wrestlers who aren't highly recruited and developed them into AA's. I also like the way Smith and his staff keep wrestlers involved getting them matches in tourny's and duals even if they are quality backups vs starters. Here's hoping Mizzou Athletic Dept keeps Brian Smith and his staff challenged, happy and paid well so they stay at Mizzou and continue doing a great job!
  18. It'll be fun watching Rocky Elam and O'Toole rise up the weight class rankings this season.
  19. Love the projected lineup and excited for the season the get started!
  20. COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following a near 10-month layoff, Mizzou Wrestling is set for another competitive campaign with 16 duals tentatively scheduled for 2020-21. After the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back their typical season start date, the Tigers are slated to square off in seven consecutive weeks from Jan. 3 – Feb. 14. Prior to the 2020-21 regular season opener, Mizzou will host its annual Black & Gold exhibition on Dec. 22 inside the Hearnes Center. Action is slated for a 5 p.m. CT start. The exhibition will be closed to the public, but Tigers fans will be able to tune-in live via Rokfin. Victors of nine-straight conference championships (eight consecutive Mid-American Conference titles), Mizzou Wrestling head coach Brian Smith and the Tigers will trek north to Fargo, North Dakota, for the North Dakota State Quadrangular (Jan. 3). Mizzou will be joined by South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Oregon State inside the Scheels Center. The following week (Jan. 8), black and gold fans will have their first chance to watch the Tigers, as Central Michigan and Wyoming visit Mid-Missouri. Mizzou and the Chippewas’ dual will be the first of six scheduled MAC contests this season. Nine days later (Jan. 17), the Tigers will travel north to Ames, Iowa, for arguably their toughest test all season with a quadrangular dual at Iowa State. Mizzou, Northern Iowa, Arizona State and the host Cyclones all finished last year in the NWCA Top-25 Coaches Poll. The action continues the following week (Jan. 23) with a tri-dual inside the Hearnes Center. Mizzou will host Northern Illinois and Ohio for a pair of MAC matchups. Conference action continues eight days later (Jan. 31) in Kent, Ohio, with the Tigers meeting Kent State and Rider. Mizzou will then host SIUE (Feb. 7) for its final home dual of the season. The Tigers’ third quadrangular dual of the 2020-21 campaign caps their regular season a week later (Feb. 14) with contests against Central Oklahoma, West Virginia and Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys are Mizzou’s fourth scheduled opponent in 2020-21 who finished top-25 nationally a season ago. The month concludes with the MAC Championships (Feb. 27-28) in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on the campus of Rider University. Postseason action will conclude in St. Louis, Missouri, with the NCAA Championships (March 18-20). Mizzou will serve as the host institution once again with collegiate wrestling fans flocking across the country to the Enterprise Center.
  21. All we need now is a wrestling season. With the change in rules for this season, I expect to see all the top freshman to be in the starting line-up.
  22. My son (Rob Allison-Missouri) started wrestling at age 12. He was good enough to qualify for the Missouri Team to wrestle in Dallas his first year of freestyle and greco. His first freestyle match was against Temoer Terry (Nebraska 3-time All American). All the guys on the Mizzou team were telling Rob how good Temoer was when one of the mothers looked up from reading her book. She told the boys that if Temoer hadn't lost in XX number of matches, then he hadn't travelled far enough from home. Very wise mother! Although Temoer dominated the match, it was a good lesson for my son and the other boys from Missouri.
  23. Haven't the rules been relaxed regarding high school wrestlers competing in college open tournaments? Better competition brings quality of the high school kids up pretty dramatically.
  24. As of Sept 7: Joining Mizzou Wednesday are the following (national ranking is as of Sept. 2): No. 6 Keegan O'Toole – 165 Pounds – Hartland, Wis. No. 11 Rocky Elam – 197 Pounds – Kansas City, Mo. No. 45 Colton Hawks – 184 Pounds – Wentzville, Mo. No. 48 Josh Edmond – 141 Pounds – Detroit, Mich. No. 100 Trey Crawford – 133 Pounds - Kansas City, Mo. Ellis Pfleger – 157 Pounds - Grafton, Wis. Ethan Turner – 133 Pounds - Houston, Ohio As of Jan 28 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Wrestling head coach Brian Smith has announced the signing of two-time NCAA qualifier and Missouri native Matt Schmitt (Platte City, Mo.), a graduate transfer 133-pounder from West Virginia. Schmitt, a former team captain for the Mountaineers, will have two years of eligibility remaining as he took a redshirt as a freshman and an Olympic redshirt this season. April 8 Looking good for 2020/2 and beyond! Thank you to Coach Brian Smith and his coaching staff!
  25. Maybe the current red shirt rules could be used as a guideline. Baseball season, as an example, was barely begun before being shut down. Give them a redshirt. Wrestling and basketball were done with the exception of the season championship. Those sports would not get a redshirt. Probably not a popular thought on this forum. Forget the virus issue for a moment. If a wrestler wrestled all season and was hurt just before championship weekend, would you give them a redshirt? All said, I was really looking forward to the NCAA's. My son and I had tickets.
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