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  1. A few questions about next years starting lineup. 1. Will McGee be back? He under performed this year. Reason unknown. Injury, lost interest, ???? 2. Who fills 149? DeLoach? Another discussion suggested Lavalle was dropping. 3. Miklus to 197? 4. Wisman to 184? 5. Daniel Lewis to 174? 6. 165? Connor Flynn? 7. Reg Daniel Lewis,...was he having difficulty making weight? He was dominant for 2 periods, even against top rated opponents. Third period starts and he looks like he can't even stand up. Other potential changes?
  2. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Due in large part to one of his program's best weekends of competition, Head Coach Brian Smith was named National Coach of the Year by his peers at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) following the conclusion of the NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships. It's the second national coaching award of Smith's career, following his 2007 Dan Gable Award. http://www.mutigers.com/news/2017/3/18/wrestling-smith-named-nwca-coach-of-the-year.aspx
  3. Congrats to the Mizzou team and coaching staff. Unbelievable showing in St Louis! 1. Coach Smith should be coach of the year considering the challenges he's faced this season and how he's juggled the line-up and motivated the team. Several starters, including returning AA's were lost to injury. 2. Wrestlers were up and down with their performance through out the year, but most came through with their best wrestling performances when it counted. 3. This performance should continue to improve the recruiting for Mizzou. Brian Smith continues to show how he can take good wrestlers and make them great. He can take great wrestlers and turn them into All Americans and National Champions. Looking forward to tonight's finals,...first time Mizzou's had three in thee finals? Can we overtake Iowa?
  4. gallison

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    Nice to have 3 wrestlers competing from Mizzou,....and that is without Cox.
  5. Mizzou's schedule for the 2016-17 season is posted on their website. Duals with Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Cornel, Ohio State and Oklahoma State should make for some exciting wrestling. Can't wait!
  6. 125: Barlow McGhee 133: Jaydin Eierman/ Clayton 141: Matt Manley 149: Lavion Mayes 157: Joey Lavallee 165: Daniel Lewis 174: Dylan Wisman 184: Willie Micklus 197: J'den Cox 285: Austin Myers
  7. Can you say who the three incoming HWT's are expected to be? Anyone expected to be competitive at NCAA's? And yes, Mizzou should have a very strong team next year. Love it!
  8. Thanks TigerFan. I appreciate the insight. Do you think Synon will make the starting lineup? Regarding Mayes, he seems to need work on his riding and all takedowns, other than his double. Do you expect he'll be able to become more "well rounded" in his technique in the off season? He is very good, but could be so much better. If I'm wrong in this assessment, please say so.
  9. Anyone close to the program have insight on next years lineup? Will Cox redshirt? Move to Hwt? Who will move up a weight class? Seemed like a couple of the guys may have struggled with cutting too much this past season. L Mayes moves to 149, I assume. Who are the best new wrestlers coming into the starting lineup? Thanks!
  10. Good story, good coach, good program. Thanks for posting the article.
  11. No love for J'Den Cox? True sophomore winning a second championship in his first 2 years of college? He's undefeated this year.
  12. Like all Mizzou fans I was excited to see them beat Iowa yesterday in the Dual Championship. Hopefully, we're about done with all the back and forth regarding the infamous slam in the Waters, Gilman match. To help Mizzou fans move on, I'd like to share some of my thoughts and observations while watching the dual yesterday. Keep in mind, living in Texas, I don't see many of the matches. I'd appreciate your thoughts and feedback. 125: Waters seems ready to win a championship. Comes down to his health and mental focus during the tournament. It'll be a tough bracket but he can win it all. 133: Synon may win a match or two, but this seems to be just a good start for next year and beyond. 141: Like many others I was very impressed with Mayes work on his feet. I was equally unimpressed with his mat work. Should still have enough to come away from St Louis as an All American. 149: Drake seems ready physically and mentally. Great intensity and chain wrestling. Excellent shot at winning it all. Hate to see him graduate. 157: Lavallee has the ability to wrestle well at nationals and contribute a nice point total but I suspect he'll come up just short of AA status. He seemed small compared to Kelly. Is he a small 57 lb'er? He also seems inconsistent; winning matches you think he won't and losing matches you think he'd never lose. Nice addition to the Mizzou team. 165: England seems to get better each week. Is this contributed to him getting accustomed to the lower weight class? It'd be nice to see him do well in St Louis. 174: I like Eblen and believe he'll be an All American this year. I thought he was wrestling well enough to beat Evans. He seemed to run out of gas in the third period though. Like England, is he still getting adjusted to the new weight? 184: Don't know what to think about Miklus. Early in the season I thought he was going to reach AA status in his RS Freshman year. He seems to be struggling. Have the other wrestlers figured him out? Is he dinged up? I know I'm glad he's a Tiger and look forward to him contributing over the next several years. I anticipate 2 or 3 years of AA status, hopefully more. 197: Mizzou and our fans are very fortunate to have Cox on our team. It'll be nice to have a 4 time NCAA champ on the team. However, he seems to wrestle with just enough intensity to win a match. He seems to wrestle very conservatively while ahead. Like yesterday, if he falls behind he seems to have the ability to score at will. HWT: Mellon works hard, improves and does the best he can. He's not flashy but he's steadily improved over his time at Mizzou. Best team in the history of wrestling at Mizzou! Thanks again the team members (starters or not) , Brian Smith and the entire coaching staff. Thoughts? Feedback?
  13. Thanks. I'll go back and look at that as I recorded it on DVR. Didn't see that or hear anything about it but it would certainly explain the scoring.
  14. How was Waters called for the slam? Waters was off his feet on the back of Gillman. Gillman initiated the move and the slam! He also did it with the intent of injuring Waters.
  15. Lots of discussion and debate about DQ not. I still haven't heard an explanation for why Gillman got a point in that slam series. Anyone know why the point was awarded according the refs? Made no sense to me that it was 1 and 1. The announcers explanation didn't help either.
  16. ...and Mizzou won the dual "at" Iowa. This was definitely a home dual for Iowa.
  17. I'm especially looking forward to the match between Eblen and Evans. Like you, I think Eblin wins and that will be the key to a Mizzou win for the dual.
  18. Semi finals should be some great competition! It'll be interesting to see who makes the semi's between the anticipated Minn and Cornell quarterfinal match.
  19. Now that prediction seems fair and unbiased! So there!
  20. Brian Smith may not be the best coach in college wrestling. Koll and Sanderson are very good, and there are others. What Mizzou fans are acknowleding is that Brian Smith is light years better than anyone Mizzou has had in the past and we're damn thankful to have him! He's done a great job and continues to improve the program every year. Not too long ago, Mizzou was consistently at the bottom of the BIG 12. This year we're highly ranked and competitive with any program in the nation.
  21. Couldn't have said it better. Almost forgot,...Miklus will decision Brooks @ 184.
  22. I like Eblen to upset Evans.
  23. Unless you know what's happening in the practice room, I'll suggest that just having a lot of state championships under your belt doesn't necessarily mean you are a better solution at 165. It also seems they want to give England a chance to acclimate to the 165 weight class. Maybe he just needs another month or so. Whatever the case, Mizzou seems prime for a strong Championship push in March. I trust Brian Smith will make the right decision.
  24. Agree with your predicted outcome for the dual. Good analysis overall, with the possible exception of 133 (cooler name?) Synon has been wrestling pretty well. However, I don't know enough about Harding to provide any better forecast. I'm sure some of our OK friends will educate us.
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