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Everything posted by XiXiTiger

  1. I'm sure he meant Max, who as a FS freshman was 28-1 (I believe his only loss was by defensive pin) prior to the 2007 NCAAs.
  2. Eierman majored him 12-4 at NCAAs the only time I can remember they wrestled. Until today.
  3. Looks like transferring has him well on his way ‘to the next level’.
  4. I wondered that too. Also, seemed like a short count to give the takedown. Picc may have been been in "danger" for 3 seconds, but looking strictly at the refs count it appeared that Picc started turning belly down as soon as heard the count (before 3 full swipes). Kind of similar to the Eierman/Yanni match at NCAAs.
  5. I’m pretty sure J’Den was our World rep at 86 kg in 2017 if that means anyhing.
  6. Mizzou forfeited 133, wrestled their backup at 141 (who got pinned) and their 3rd string hwt (Elam is redshirting). No fan of Mizzou (or folks that know anything about the team) are worried based on that dual.
  7. Wasn’t a lucky pin. ‘Daniel’ Lewis got the first takedown that match and was leading at the time of the pin. Second best pinner all time at Mizzou (won the Gorriaran in 2019). He did get beat bad the second match though he rode Zahid the whole second period (just didn’t get the cradle again).
  8. That was hilarious! Very little they got right in that broadcast.
  9. Askren's bracket in 2006 had Herbert (3, 2, 1, 1) and Mark Perry (2, 3, 1, 1) in it. His bracket in 2007 had Keith Gavin (NCAA champ and world team member) and Steve Luke (NCAA champ). Including Pendleton, he's got folkstyle wins against two 2-timers (one of them a hodge trophy winner). None of the guys you listed have resumes like that.
  10. I guess if you only look at the 2-0 score at the U.S. Open. Cox also beat Zillmer 5-2 and 10-0 (in just over a minute) at Final X last year, never giving up a takedown (unlike Bo). Cox doesn't seem to care if he scores a lot or gets a tech, but his matches against Zillmer were never in doubt.
  11. I like this call. Mocco gave Carr his only loss this year. Kinda wonder if he’ll move up and take Flynn’s spot.
  12. I too hated the attempts to win via penalty points. Terrible match to watch. Good job by Suriano to keep wrestling hard.
  13. My question is, would the ref have called that stalemate that quick if Fix hadn’t gotten the controversial stall call in the first ride out? I doubt it. Everyone uses some version of a stall ride in rideouts. Ref felt pressure to give Suriano a better chance to tie it up. IMO, Suriano wasn’t trying to push him away. Fix looked like he had him with the shrug and Suriano gripped/held onto the head gear to keep him from getting behind. Fix immediately reacted so you know he felt the pull, but that reaction cost him the match. Gotta keep wrestling there.
  14. Every Yianni shot was a reattack. He was doing the same thing. Waiting for an Eierman mistake.
  15. Felt like Erneste won that match 3 times before the ref finally gave it to him.
  16. No worries! I hope you're right that it goes the same as last time.
  17. Zahid wasn't winning comfortably in that match. Lewis got the first takedown. Zahid escaped and got a takedown, then two questionable back points. Lewis got a reversal and then Zahid escaped to end the first up 6-4. It was 8-6 Lewis (counting the back points he was going to get) when Zahid got stuck.
  18. Mizzou docked a point too. Couldn’t tell what is was for but looked to be directed at the coaches corner.
  19. I doubt everyone will be happy no matter who is doing the seeding. Every person has inherent biases, even those guys and it's noticeable from time to time in their rankings (and comments). Thus, I feel like a transparent formula that incorporates the best available factors would be the fairest method. It obviously needs some tweeks to both the formula and the input factors. I could certainly see an average ranking from the reputable ranking services as an important one of those factors (instead of coaches rankings). They should also reveal the seeding 'scorecards' at the end too, just to remove doubts about the integrity of the system. Regarding ducking, with the seeding formula known, does anyone else think that Cael and other top coaches probably have the seeding scenarios fairly figured out by the end of the season? How hard would it be to sit dinged up guys like Rasheed and Micic for a B10 match if you knew they could only fall to a 2 or 3 seed?
  20. True freshmen that beat Gfeller, Thompson, Martin and everyone else he faced (not named Degen).
  21. Imar does have 2 or 3 wins against Joseph though.
  22. I've heard Askren make several comments over the years about Perry ducking him, but I thought it was because Askren didn't like Iowa. Didn't know that Perry actually called out Askren in WIN magazine. Also, good story in there about Smith's nervousness before Askren-Herbert and Askren just goofing off and working on his fro. Pretty amazing that there were three future MMA stars in Mizzou's room at the same time.
  23. The idea that Smith is “gaming the system” is laughable. The MAC schedule is weak, but Mizzou’s non con is typically one of the toughest. His wrestlers are usually well deserving of their seeds. With that said, I’ve often felt Mizzou has underperformed at NCAAs. They likely would have won in 2007 if they performed to seed. Had a shot in 2015 too. Maybe it has to do with mental pre-tourney preparation? They seem to hold their own in duals.
  24. Good to see Wisman back in the lineup, but it will be interesting to see how he looks with a knee injury and a long layoff. Dual actually looks pretty one-sided if Weigel wrestles and there are no upsets in Mizzou's favor.
  25. Lewis got the first takedown and rode ZV for a bit (2-0 Lewis). ZV escaped, took Lewis down and got a couple swipes (5-2 ZV). Lewis got a reversal (5-4 ZV) and ZV escaped right before the end of first (6-4 ZV). Zahid chose down in second. Lewis was riding ZV pretty well and had 1:20 or more of riding time before pin. Like Cradle said, it would have been 8-6 after the back points plus Lewis would have had riding time.
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