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boconnell last won the day on November 19 2018

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  1. boconnell

    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    Nope. I'm talking about individual wrestlers in general and was agreeing with the previous poster. Sometimes when a guy wrestles below seed it's more because he wrestled over his head in the regular season then because he failed in the postseason.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    There's no question he has the body fat to drop. But some guys mentally handle cutting weight and some guys don't. Smith clearly doesn't. Even cuts that look easy from outside leave him seriously diminished. And no 22 year old is cutting or not cutting the right way based on what dad makes him do. I would seriously doubt John is policing his son's weight and diet any more then he is the rest of his wrestlers.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    Yep. Overachieving/avoiding upsets in the regular season can make it look like you performed poorly at Nationals. Coming into the year 20th, wrestling a soft schedule that lands you the 5 seed, and finishing round of 12 is a great season.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    I'd be surprised by it. There are at least 4 wrestlers better than him at 174, so a quarters win would be an upset. The way he looks right now descending to 165 makes me think that if he gets there he'll be a shell of himself. I can't imagine making weight for 2-3 days at 165 will help him. They were better off leaving him up and fat and happy.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    I agree. He might as well not show up since you have diagnosed that from your house. Clearly your belief is more indicative then what actually happened in reality.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    White's struggling against a smaller/quick heavy. That's where his advantage usually is.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    That's seriously what I said. I said Koelling layed on his face as long as Smith.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    You can tell yourself what you want but, Koelling layed on his face just as long as Smith and got called half as much.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    I don't like that stall call. Near identical to what they allowed in Smith vs. Lewis. Top guy with the ankle hooked and bottom guy with head down. Now it looks like the ref didn't realize there was an earlier warning.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    Weigel clearly has no interest in taking a chance until he's forced to.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    Weigel isn't as jacked as he used to be.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    I agree Smith did nothing. But you aren't going to receive a ton of stall calls by hooking the ankle and waiting for a guy to screw up.
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    #2 Oklahoma State at #5 Missouri...

    Lewis rode the ankle the whole period. On top he just waited for Smith to move so he could cradle.
  14. boconnell

    Biggest threat to Nickal?

    I'd say the biggest threat to Nickal is boredom.
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    Bo vs. Steveson

    Some people assume because 197s bulk up and do well at Heavy, that 197s can beat heavies without bulking up. They generally can't. Nickal is not like most 197s, so I'd give him a chance, but I'd caution against assuming he can because guys who gain 40 lbs almost can. I do think if he bulked to 225 he'd walk over him.
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