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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Is it time to start talking Nick Suriano NCAA champ?   
    Actually, they're not similar at all, since Nick Moore was an experience senior with a bunch of legitimately great D1 wins, like Tyler Caldwell vs. Bo Jordan, a freshman.  But thank you very much for playing.  I understand nuance can be tough for you.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to andegre in Fri. night lights, Seth Gross vs. Cory Clark   
    You saying you wouldn't be "freaking out" if Zain went down? The best wrestler on the team sounds like he'll be out an extended period of time, that's a significant blow to a team that has National Title hopes that hinge on the entire team being 100%.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to LemonPie in CKLV Seeds   
    Epperly is also a scratch, correct?  Something something orange?
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to TBar1977 in Fri. night lights, Seth Gross vs. Cory Clark   
    Thanks for posting that link. I liked what Brands had to say and I really enjoyed Clark's deadpan analysis of what will happen. "We'll see. We'll see." I don't know if the words themselves can paint the picture, but the way he said them was priceless and I laughed out loud in a very positive way. Like the kid's personality!
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to LemonPie in CKLV Potential Match Ups   
    Two guys with "win over Jake Ryan" in seeding criteria.  I love a good Tom Ryan trolling.  Good work.  
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to PA Power in PSU vs. Lehigh   
    125: Suriano should have another great early season test against a very tough and seasoned vet in Cruz. Very much a toss up. A low scoring battle is likely.
    133: Cortez should have no trouble with Parker and if he does, Penn State might have some slight preliminary concerns about their point scoring potential at this weight.
    141: Cruz might just ride the daylights out of Gulibon. He's looked sharp in the early season (win over Jack) while Gulibon has looked lackluster (loss by fall to an unranked App State wrestler). Lehigh by comfortable decision.
    149: Gardner is a tough customer as evidenced by his recent tight battle with Micah Jordan (and his previous victory over him). Zain will definitely dominate but a fall will be tougher to come by (although given his start to the season, I wouldn't put it past him).
    157: Kutler looks like a high pace wrestler but we have seen plenty of other guys who like to be active simply find themselves overwhelmed by Nolf. I think Kutler keeps it somewhat close for about a period and a half and then Nolf busts it open in the 3rd and wins big as is his MO.
    165: One of the more intriguing matches of the dual along with 125 and 174. Joseph was very impressive in his recent tournament victory and controlled a very explosive Teshan Campbell in the finals with ease. His semifinal victory over Chad Walsh also helped to erase the memory of his loss to Subjeck of Stanford. Minotti (if healthy) is a stingy wrestler who finds a way to get it done in close matches. Another coin flip of a match in my opinion.
    174: I imagine Rasheed might get the nod after taking down Morelli in the finals of the Keystone. I was super impressed by his gas tank after seeing him fade late so many time last year after taking the lead against quality opponents (see: McFadden of VT and Rodrigues of Illinois). I think he should take a controlled decision over Preisch, but Preisch is a tough kid so no guarantees here.
    184: Bo by fall. Lock it in.
    197: Cutch probably wins a very controlled match once again. It will be interesting to see if throughout the season we see any evolution in terms of his size/strength and if that corresponds to ability to put more points on the board. So far he's been looking good for an undersized guy, but PSU sure could use some more points in a weak weight class come NCAA time.
    Heavyweight: Nevills has looked good so far this season after looking comparatively unimpressive in his short stint last year. He looks leaner and like he's shaken off the rust after a couple of injuries. Vollaro is a full sized heavy who's been having a nice start to his season as well with recent victories over Larson of Oklahoma and Solomon of Pitt. Could see this one going either way but I think I'll take the hot hand with Nevills after Vollaro's loss to Miller of Edinboro.
    Overall, I see it 8-2 or 7-3 in favor of Penn State, plus bonus. Still a good dual and has some interesting matchups that will help to solidify our understanding of this Penn State team's firepower. Namely: Suriano, Cortez, whoever goes at 74, and Nevills.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to KCMO2 in Here's to an injury free season- - - -!!   
    Lay off the dames.....

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    LaxHawk174 got a reaction from xander in Best college wrestlers to never win a HS state title?   
    Dan Dennis. 
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    LaxHawk174 got a reaction from swoopdown in Perfect Wrestler Composite   
    Ben Askren - scrambling ability
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to LemonPie in Jacob Warner Commits   
    That dude is good. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to TBar1977 in Seth Gross   
    I had no idea that AJ Schopp was an asst. coach at SDSU until I heard it on FRL. It makes sense when you watch Seth Gross wrestle. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to BobDole in The NWCA being pathetic   
    Track wasn't running the event, the NWCA was.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to DAA in A Spartan Journey, by Dale Anderson...   
    Yes -- the guy at the weight above me, Dale Carr, is given some credit for "creating" or at least improving the "shoulder roll" (as they called it). Carr could actually execute a great Granby from his feet. Also, Keith Lowrance used it alot. I picked it up from both of them.
    I talk about it quite a bit in the book probably because almost no one I wrestled had ever seen it really. The problem was that a lot of referees had never seen it either -- I think the ref in my '67 match stood there for a few seconds while Yatabe struggled on his back before he gave me even the two points for reversal. 
    Frankly, I was not that good with the move -- but even Billy Martin allegedly said once that if an Iowan can learn the move, anybody can, so at least he gave me credit for trying!
    Best -
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Husker_Du in Flo 125 Analysis: 1. Gilman 2. Dance 3. Suriano   
    you're talking about Jose Tapia (New Mexico)
    4x NHSCA finalist. 
    this is his last two years: 
    2016 JR NHSCA 2nd - beat zero ranked wrestlers
    2016 Rocky Mountain Nationals - lost to unranked kid from SD
    2015 SOs NHSCA 1st- beat zero ranked wrestlers
    2015 Freakshow - lost to unranked kid from Oklahoma
    2015 Southern Plains - DNP w/ a loss to kid i never heard of and low-ish ranked Dalton Duffield (OK)
    2015 Western JR's - DNP w/ losses to two unranked kids i never heard of
    Most recently - Last week at Super 32 
    DNP - two rounds from placing - lost to two kids that were previously unranked
    good wrestler. wholly unrankable. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Husker_Du in Last Man Standing--rulz   
    where are we to make our picks?
    carp - you should just create an 'official lms picks' thread at midnight to avoid any confusion (which is rampant)
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to carp in LMS--not eligible   
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to PSUMike in Most National Champions since 2000?   
    Or a 4x runner up since Spencer Lee is certainly going to have something to say about that.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to carp in LMS   
    Coming soon.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Could I coach the Nittany Lions to a title?   
    Coach jammen wins the title this year and next at the helm of the mighty Nittany Lions, but then finishes 4th in 3 years and off the podium after that as his lack of recruiting panache and insistence during home visits on recruits watching old Minnesota National Duals victories confuses and befuddles both recruits and their parents.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Flo's FB page   
    Personally I'm enjoying the new free content Flo has been putting out today.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to CoachWrestling in Russian coach is not good person   
    LOL @ drug addict, because they caught him smoking a bong once? The American public is so deluded. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Husker_Du in Not Sure If This Has Been Discussed Yet, but is that Willie in Drag?   
    it's not photoshopped.
    i live an 'alternative' lifestyle - mostly on weekends. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to CoachWrestling in Mejia and J Rent both de-commit from Iowa   
    They had an AA this year, Rauser at 133. Wrestled all the way back. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Cletus_Tucker in Penn State will win it again   
    what are they at right now, 1 in a row?   
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to jammen in Tom Ryan, anti-vaxxer?   
    All these anti-vax kooks are too young to remember polio.  They've heard of the March of Dimes but have no idea why it was founded.
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