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  1. Rocky Elam, Zach's younger brother, was registered to wrestle at 197. Anyone have an idea why he didn't wrestle?
  2. Following the Clash too. Interested in how Leeth does today as well. Thanks
  3. Can Connor Flynn move back down to 165 from 174? He's getting beat by J Kent at 174 and we seem to be struggling with Peyton Mocco at 165.
  4. Dack Punke (125 pounds) finished the 2018-19 season with an 11-12 with a 6-3 record in tournaments and was an NCAA qualifier at 125 pounds. He will wrestle Virginia Tech's Joey Prata who last year finished his first full season with a 15-13 record and placed third at the ACC Championship. Mizzou has not named a wrestler for the 133-pound weight class for Saturday's dual. Virginia Tech will wrestle No. 14 Collin Gerardi. Alex Butler (141 pounds) posted a 14-6 record during his redshirt junior season he has a career record of 53-28 over the last three seasons. He will wrestle Mitch Moore who finished 18-9 and placed second at the ACC Championship. Brock Mauller (149 Pounds) opened his Tiger career with a 32-5 record and was 8-0 in conference. He became a MAC Champion and NCAA All-American (sixth place) after one of the finest true freshman seasons in program history. He will wrestle Brent Moore who in the 2017-2018 season was a ACC Champion at 141 pounds and went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships. Jarrett Jacques (157 pounds) finished his freshmen year with a 27-8 record and a perfect 9-0 record in conference duals. He will wrestle B.C. LaPrade who went 18-11 and 10-4 in duals and 1-2 in the NCAA Championships. Peyton Mocco (165 pounds) is a redshirt freshman who last year as a Tiger went 9-3. The other option for the Tigers at 165 pounds is Luke Fortuna who finished his redshirt junior season at 174 pounds with an 8-7 record and 2-0 in MAC competition. One of those two Tiger grapplers will wrestle David McFadden who went 24-4 overall and 5-0 in the ACC he finished fifth in the NCAA's. Connor Flynn (174 pounds) ended the season 21-9 with a perfect 7-0 record in MAC duals. He will wrestle Cody Hughes, who went 7-7 last year. Dylan Wisman (184 pounds) concluded his 2018-19 season with a 17-9 record and a perfect 4-0 in the MAC giving him his first MAC Title. He also was an NCAA qualifier. He will wrestle Hunter Bolen who redshirted last year and went 13-1 at open tournaments. Wyatt Koelling (197 pounds) ended the season with a 20-10 record and a perfect 7-0 record in the MAC. He was an alternate selection for the NCAA Championships and will look to improve that standing this year. He will wrestle Stanley Smeltzer who went 4-3 last year. Austin Meyers received a NCAA qualifier spot at the NCAA Championships in 2017. He will wrestle John Borst who went 12-10 last year and 0-2 in duals.
  5. Besides Mizzou, which colleges are competing in this tourn?
  6. Last high school season he was wrestling around 145. I was surprised to see him in the 160 or so weight class. Glad to see him do so well. He'll be a great addition to the Mizzou Tigers next season.
  7. Grades must be especially bad. Athletes can be ineligible because of grades and work themselves back in the starting lineup.
  8. So far though, no one has been able to confirm whether Connor is eligible to wrestle this season. The predominant opinion is that he's required to sit out this season since this is his second transfer.
  9. That'd be a shame. He was expected to have a starting role this year (subject to Connor Brown's availability). Don't know who would have won a wrestle off. Either way, excited to see this new Mizzou team compete. Coach Smith continues to build champions and recruit well.
  10. Still no one that knows anything about Malik Johnson? Is he till at Mizzou, or not?
  11. Apparently the decision Leeth will go 141 was made shortly after last season. He's come down to 141 in a very gradual manner; not overnight. He's surely lost some muscle but he'll still be a monster at 141 if he isn't suffering from the cut.
  12. Thanks PinFallRecruit. No picture was posted, so I scrolled right past it. Any idea if he's eligible to wrestle this year? Will he need to sit for a year? I've seen it speculated in both ways. Thanks
  13. Missouri has posted their 2019/2020 roster and it raises a few questions. 1. Malik Johnson a 4 time Missouri state champ from CBC, is not on the roster. He would have been a red shirt sophomore and was likely a starter at 133. What's up? Has he transferred? 2. Grant Leeth is listed at 141 which was expected. However, Jaydin Eierman is also listed at 141. I would have expected if Jaydin was taking an Olympic RS he would not be a registered student and therefore, not on Mizzou's roster. Is this just my misunderstanding or is Jaydin not taking his RS? 3. The rumor that Connor Brown was transferring to Mizzou was not substantiated by having his name on the roster. Any update on Connor's plans? Thanks for any help on this. Gary
  14. I agree with all prior posted wish lists. But somebody's gonna do this so I may as well be first. My wish list is completely Mizzou focused. 141 - Agree with the excitement around Grant Leeth. Hope he can maintain the weight without killing himself (or someone on the Mizzou team). 149 - Brock Mauller did an amazing job with his true freshman AA effort. Can't wait to see his sophomore jump. HWT - Zach Elam looked like another true freshman all star at the beginning and end of last season. Don't know whether it was injury or burnout that caused his mid-season slump. I'm guessing a good off season of rest and weight lifting will reward Zach and his Tiger team mates with a fabulous sophomore season. As always, I'm also excited to see the entire Mizzou team both returners and new faces to the starting line-up. Gonna be an exciting year and already have tickets for my son and I to cheer on Mizzou in Minnesota. Go MIZZOU!
  15. What is the date that all OLY redshirt decisions must be finalized? In other words, when will we know for sure "who's OLY redshirting and who isn't"?
  16. Where can a person see real time results?
  17. What's the scoop on Tyrel Todd? Good hire? Will he add more in the wrestling room or the recruiting trail?
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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)
  21. 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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