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    LaxHawk174 got a reaction from mightymousejm125 in Save Folkstyle Wrestling   
    I suggest bringing in the pushout, and the 30 second shot clock / cautions to replace stalling.  It's essentially the same thing, its just that the shot clock gives you 30 seconds to negate the 'stall point' by scoring.  I think this would work well to encourage much more attempts to turn on top, and action from the feet.  
    The thing i like about freestyle is that if theres 15 seconds left and you are down by 3 or 4 there is still legitimate hope to win, late second comebacks happen a lot in freestyle.  A pushout, and a takedown to nab criteria or a 4 pointer, you can make that happen very fast.  But in folkstyle as it currently is, a 3-4 pt lead with 15 secs left is basically a lock to lose barring a miracle move like Jayson Ness but it is unbelievably more rare in folkstyle than freestlye.  I think the adding of those would still keep the things we love about folkstyle (Great neutral scrambles, establishing control for points TD/Turns, and More mat wrestling compared to freestyle) while still encouraging an exciting product similar to freestyle. 
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    LaxHawk174 got a reaction from jtothep in Roster with most members who beat a finalist from 2015   
    Yeah... well.. Burak and McIntosh have wins over someone who has a World Championship! 
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    LaxHawk174 got a reaction from Jaroslav Hasek in Roster with most members who beat a finalist from 2015   
    Yeah... well.. Burak and McIntosh have wins over someone who has a World Championship! 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Is Vak superold/oldsuper and should he be banned?   
    He seems pretty cool.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Witherman in OkST @ Iowa - Outdoor meet   
    there is no tangible proof, never will be.  but you can't deny that getting more fans to a wrestling dual, regardless of what teams are competing, is for the betterment of the sport.
    I'm a die hard iowa fan, there's no denying that, but more than that am I a fan of the sport.  I was extremely proud to see carver-hawkeye jam packed for the olympic trials after lack luster attendance in the past years.  I'm always proud to see how much of a struggle it is to get nationals tickets.  I love to see facebook posts from people that don't normally follow the sport of kids that are overcoming adversity or having great success in the sport.
    when we smash the record by holding a dual in kinnick, I certainly hope PSU rises to the challenge and breaks it again.  great rivalries keep the sport alive, they also garner media attention.
    I'm not attacking you, but I am seriously disagreeing with the points you've tried to make throughout this thread.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Katie in Askren suggests international wrestling is a waste of time   
    I'm not understanding the hostility toward trying the MMA route after college. Here is why:
    1) MMA is folkstyle's cousin. In the colonial period and in the first decades of US history, collar-and-elbow wrestling was one of the most popular sports. It was practiced by men of all social classes, including presidents. Catch wrestling then picked up steam in the second half of the 1800s, which basically engulfed collar-and-elbow wrestling. Catch wrestling in turn spawned folkstyle and freestyle. In the 1900s catch wrestling as a distinct wrestling style was also incubated in the UK and later Japan, and experiments with catch wrestling styles against other styles resulted in the framework for MMA. 
    2) MMA has created a ton of interest in folkstyle. Go to any MMA message board and they will talk respectfully about folkstyle. They will discuss fighters' wrestling backgrounds. And they will watch old NCAA matches.  
    3) MMA has inspired tons of kids to join their school's wrestling teams. Most small towns don't have MMA gyms. But they do have scholastic wrestling teams, and they can participate for free. For kids who enjoy watching MMA, joining their school's wrestling team is the closest thing they can do to emulate their idols. Without this recruitment effect, high school wrestling would have smaller participation numbers, and would perhaps be on a clear decline. 
    4) MMA fighters support wrestling all the time. 
    5) The UFC joined the effort to save Olympic wrestling. 
    6) Most elite folkstylers have no realistic shot at the Olympics. With only six weight classes, maybe only 24 guys or so have a realistic shot at making the Olympic team -- and that is over the course of four years (!). But every year the NCAA pumps out far more elite folkstylers than that. What's wrong with those guys trying MMA if they feel like extending their athletic careers?
    7) Brain injuries are a real concern. But there is no evidence that ten years of MMA is worse than ten years of football. (My guess is that MMA is safer than boxing.) With more developed training methods, and with good training partners, concussions should normally only be a risk during actual fights. And if a person is unfortunate enough to experience a concussion they are uncomfortable with, retirement is ALWAYS an option. That's what Steve Young did (after his seventh concussion). 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Cletus_Tucker in Was Cael Cael after his undefeated RS frosh year? Is iMart in the same league?   
    I've never understood the logic of someone's opponent is considered better due to his accolades years later.   
    Keep in mind what matters is the level the opponent was at the time they wrestled, and for that matter, what matters is folkstyle, not freestyle.   
    Jamil Kelly was never an exceptional college wrestler, yet he went on to win Olympic Silver.   Are we to suddenly credit those guy sin college years prior with wins over Kelly, with beating an Olympic Silver medalist?  Of course not, he wasn't an Olympic silver medalist back then, nor was he capable of becoming one at the time.   It's like that girl who beat Nickerson in pee wees, does she suddenly get her record padded by virtue of a win over an NCAA champion?  
    I mean just think of what you're saying, lets wait and see how Green does, if he wins hardware the win is even better.   Nonsense.   Green had 4 cracks at an NCAA title and could never win 1.   He just was not good enough.   Now he wrestles a different style and he's one of the best in the country at that style, that somehow means he is a better folkstyler?  
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Jaroslav Hasek in OkST @ Iowa - Outdoor meet   
    maybe Grand Canyon University can have a dual literally in the Grand Canyon and sell out 320,000,000 tickets and every man, woman and child in america will be in attendance. that would probably put the record out of PSU's reach.  
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Bloate in Is Dan Gable relevant now?   
    If Dan Gable was not relevant, this thread would not exist.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Gilman 2016, will he.....   
    Why...whatever do you mean?!?!!?
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to OtisCampbell in Teams that Over-performed, Under-performed, or Hit the Margin   
    Injuries got Minnesota but not Iowa?  
    I have gotten word that Evans & Moore were dealing with injuries all year. Also, Brooks re-injured his hamstring in the Dean match at nationals. But the fact that they wrestled through them all year and didn't talk or make a big production about them makes them guys that quit on the program where Minnesota guys sit out big matches during the year and then fall completely apart at nationals and they are the classiest team in the country.  
    With how wide open 184 was it was huge for the team race. Courts took advantage for sure but it would have been nice to see what a healthy Brooks could have done. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to scribe in Ohio State University to start Tiddlywinks, drop wrestling   
    Admins: Ban shuck for posting my real picture!!
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to BigRedMachine in Change   
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Alwayswrestling in iowa's next heavy   
    Why would you be excited?
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to wrestlingphish in iowa's next heavy   
    No surprise you get confused after reading but seeing three wrestlers experience legal trouble excites you? You seem like a real awesome guy.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to LemonPie in Ben Askren Claims Iowa Worst at Peaking for NCAA's (link)   
    Askren was the worst at peaking for Pendleton
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to pm-01 in Should Gilman be punished further?   
    I made the fatal flaw of tapping the Flo link without my sound muted. What an f'ing mistake.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to Alwayswrestling in The Danger of Gilman's Move   
    DDBB can you give us the specifics of this match such as the teams and date so we can look up to see if this injury actually happened?
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to tbert in The Danger of Gilman's Move   
    Just in from Russian forum "Amerikans are pussies"
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to OtisCampbell in Iowa Rivals Board=Tough Crowd   
    You can respect a guy for winning but that does not mean you have to like the style in which they do it. Sure Nelson and Delgado are great wrestlers and scored a lot of points on guys outside the top 10, but in big matches they live(d) by what in days past would have easily been considered stalling.
    As far as Grothus replacing Dziewa I tend to agree with you until Grothus proves otherwise.
    Also, come on you seem like a smart guy, do you really not understand why some people get mad from reading something on a message board? Have you driven in traffic before. Most people are insane. 
    The better question to ask is why a grown man would make such a post then come to another message board to recap his interactions and then look for people to tell him... I am not sure what you are looking for actually.  
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to OtisCampbell in All Star Heel Lineup   
    Maybe that is what he was doing. He could have had a faulty vest bomb on him when he went into the Minnesota huddle. 
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to ironmonkey in What did Gilman do behind the Gophers bench?   
    I think some of you are seriously overreacting.  Rivalries are built on this sort of thing.  Nobody wants to watch 20 robots all with the same moves, each thanking God and commending their opponents, guided by the same coaching philosophies, performing or being interviewed in an empty gymnasium with a few steel chairs lined up along each side of the mat.    
    I personally would never do what he did, and I wouldn't really root for someone who is purposely a jerk, but it keeps things interesting and adds to the rivalry.  Look at the history of Michigan and Ohio St on the football field.  Fans eat this sort of thing up.  This thread and the announcers reaction is evidence that even if you don't approve of it, it is interesting.    
    There are other far worse things than rivalry stirring antics.  Yelling at refs, refusing to shake hands after the match, purposely attempting to injure your opponent, PED use, and countless other actions that happen each and every season are far more problematic.  What Gilman did the other night didn't hurt anyone.    
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in What did Gilman do behind the Gophers bench?   
    Clearly an appropriate comparison. I thought Gilman looks positively genocidal when he ran over there.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to SetonHallPirate in Minnesota vs Iowa   
    FYI, the Gopher takedown was not an option in this sequence once it went to video review. Because the official called the Evans takedown, thereby ending the match, everything that happened after that basically didn't exist. So, even if Jeff Cook waved off the takedown, they'd be back up on their feet, in sudden victory.
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    LaxHawk174 reacted to VakAttack in Minnesota vs Iowa   
    I haven't even seen the match and I'm 100% certain the call was correct.
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