LaxHawk174 got a reaction from WrestlingFan89 in Consecutive seasons with AA in weight class
Iowa has had a top 3 AA at 133 from 2012-2017 - 6 year streak. If Ramos had AA'd in 2011 instead of R12, it would be a pretty big streak, going back to 2008 I think.
Went 2-7-2-R12-3-2-1-2-2-1 from 2008-2017.
LaxHawk174 reacted to Ray_Brinzer in Best Legger Ever (Where is Zain in the discussion)
The problem with evaluating this is, the results tend to converge. Really good leg riders tend to look similar, and once you hit "nobody gets out from under this guy" it's very hard to distinguish.
Actually turning people would be an important way to differentiate. If you could cross-reference "people who mostly rode legs" with "nearfall points earned", it would be very interesting, but I doubt you'll find good records for nearfall points. You could scan the list of top pinners, and look for leg riders, at least.
I'd give style points to someone who was adept with both parallel legs and cross-body legs. It doesn't mean he was more effective overall, but versatility is admirable.
From my era, Terry and Troy Steiner deserve mention. At a time when I didn't worry much about getting off bottom in the NCAAs, I knew that if one of those guys got a boot in during practice, I'd be 20 or 30 minutes fighting my way off bottom... and I think they were 3 and 4 weights below me. If you'll excuse me for patting myself on the back, I think I was roughly as good as they were. Our technique was similar, and again, it's really hard to tell who is better after a certain point. (By the way, I felt matwork got easier once I graduated from high school. Pennsylvanians were brutal with this stuff.)
Also, Dave Schultz isn't remembered as a leg rider, but he was damned nasty with legs... as with just about everything else on top.
LaxHawk174 reacted to Flying-Tiger in Pat Downey To Iowa Official
Once in a while we see someone make reference to an animated, over-the-top poster from the past that is now viewed favorably from an entertainment standpoint. It seems that most of those guys were connected to one particular wrestler and once their career was over, they tend to disappear. Some day people will say remember when that PDII guy posted on the forum, well that time is now so we should all enjoy the experience.
LaxHawk174 reacted to KTG119 in The one weight where we are like Russia
World/Olympic performances going back to 1972:
1972 Wayne Wells Gold
1973 not top 6
1974 Dziedzik 5
1975 Carl Adama 5
1976 Dziedzic Bronze
1977 Dziedzic Gold
1978 Lee Kemp Gold
1979 Lee Kemp Gold
81 Kemp Bronze
82 Kemp Gold
83 Schultz Gold
84 Schultz Gold
85 Schultz Silver
86 Schultz Bronze
87 Schultz Silver
88 Monday Gold
89 Monday Gold
90 Koll 5th
91 Monday Silver
92 Monday Silver
93 Schultz Silver
94 Schultz 7
95 Schultz 5
96 Monday 6
97 St John 16
98 Marienetti 11
99 Joe Williams 4th
2000 Slay Gold
01 Williams Bronze
02 did not send team
03 Williams 13
04 Williams 5
05 Williams Bronze
06 Donnie Pritzlaff Bronze
07 Joe Heskett 5
08 Ben Askren 6
09 Dustin Schlatter 23
2010 Trent Paulson 29
11 Burroughs Gold
12 Burroughs Gold
13 Burroughs Gold
14 Burroughs Bronze
15 Burroughs Gold
16 Burroughs 9
1976-1993 medal every year except boycott and Koll 5th one year. crazy.
LaxHawk174 reacted to buckshot1969 in Trump and Wrestling?
He was the best baseball player in the state of NY in the early 60's, I remember reading that the Yankees were thinking about releasing Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris and just letting Trump play center and right field.
As far as wrestling goes, everybody knows that he only wrestled JV because the coaches hated him. His whole life has been an uphill struggle, he's never once caught a break or been treated fairly.
BTW, here he is winning Wimbledon last month. Of course the fake news media didn't report on it because they hate him and refuse to show images of his incredible physique.
LaxHawk174 reacted to steamboat_charlie in 2016 NFL Wrestling All Stars vs. 2016 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team
Another matchup of 2 teams with 5 champs. Since these are hot right now. At first blush you might think this dual is a one-sided affair. I beg to differ.
For the purpose of this analysis we assume that there is no minimum weight for any weight class.
125 - Simon Biles vs. N/A; Simone takes this one and leads the dual off for the ladies; 6-0 USWGT
133 - Gabby Douglas vs. N/A; another strong bout for the ladies; 12-0 USWGT
141 - Laurie Hernandez vs. N/A; the wins keep rolling; 18-0 USWGT
149 - Madison Kocian vs. N/A; mark up the W, they can't be stopped; 24 - 0 USWGT
157 - Aly Raisman vs. N/A; they just don't lose; 30 - 0 USWGT
165 - N/A vs. Kalif Raymond (Broncos); Kalif takes this one; 30-6 USWGT
174 - N/A vs. Will Likely (Patriots); could he beat an actual opponent? not likely; 30-12 USWGT
184 - N/A vs. DJ Killings (Patriots); he's listed at 185 but I'm slotting him here because I like the name; 30-18 USWGT
197 - N/A vs. Richard Sherman (Seahawks); prone to outbursts, but he's rangy; 30-24 USWGT
285 - N/A vs. Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers); Big Ben with the Big Win, brings the dual to a dead heat; 30-30 USWGT
Couple of items to consider--I stuck to the 5 champs vs. 5 champs formula. This one looks like a guaranteed stalemate. IF we start letting in non-super bowl winners, can Chiefs kicker Cairo Cantos (listed at 160 pounds) such down to 157 for the team? And if he can get down there, can he even beat Raisman? I'm not convinced.