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  1. Also Tervel got a gift. That guy could not win 86k much less 125k. Varner and Ruth's guys were blue chip guys, still no excuse for Varner there he can beat that guy who won Universities last year in dominating fashion. He is maybe 2 or 3 on the russian ladder. Mongolia is tough-no gimme there. 

    So after watching all that your take away is that Tervel got a gift and Varner lost to a blue chipper?  


    How about Tervel saved the day after Varner stood around for 6 minutes?  Or Varner watched the clock and held hands while losing?  


    Your biased post deflects all blame from the guys you like.  I kind of understand that.  It is biased but so are the posts from half the people on here.  What I don't understand is why you would dump on the guy who won the dual.  

  2. I had all these paragraphs written about Andrew Alton and just deleted it. I will just keep it simple. He has always been my favorite wrestler and it killed me when when I heard he needed knee surgery right before the season started. The kid can not catch a break, and I was hoping he could put it all together his last year. No one at 149 the last two years could have beat a HEALTHY Alton, not even close. I am hoping for a miracle that he gets granted another year, but from reading so many posts(mainly PSU boards) it does not look good. Whatever happens, thanks for all the great memories kid!

    I would love to see all the paragraphs and how they erase facts, history, and logic.  The kid had 3 NCAA wins in his 5 year collegiate wrestling career.  His brother was an NCAA all-american and potential National Champ who got derailed by injury.  Andrew was a great High School wrestler.  

  3. He is not the head coach.  He does not have responsibility for improving the team as a whole.  He should not receive the majority of the credit or blame for overall team performance.  When/if he gets a head coaching job one day we can start measuring his ability by NCAA team performance.  Until then you can see his limited impact on part of a team and take a guess at what kind of coach he might be.

  4. Crutchmer at 184 is a question.  He was hugely improved this year vs last, so he may do much better at 184 than he did there last year, but you never know.  He has a pretty bad gas tank for a guy who finished 5th and I wonder if not cutting at 184 makes it worse because he doesn't have to work as hard, or makes it better because he is not cutting.  Plus, 184 is just much tougher.  He will be the top returning finisher at 174 and at 184 he is in a very tough pack.  


    Figuring out how to get Rodgers/Marstellar in the lineup and seeing if Marsden can show up for nationals will decide if they are a serious threat to win or not.

  5. Will this cause them to fix the seeding?  A 2X all-american who is 17-1 and split with the #6 seed (winning the most recent), and they make him the 13 somehow?  Ridiculous.  It's not like he had 5 or 10 matches.  It's not like Stauffer or some other small conference guys who got seeded high had more high quality wins.  It's not like he was hurt in the end of the season or had a bad conference tournament.  Probably the worst seeding decision ever.

  6. hand was on the mat

    I took a picture of the TV with Brown clearly having both knees up, no hand down, and :01 on the clock.  Someone more tech savvy than me can post, but it is very clear.  It is not evidence of a bad call at all.  Reaction time is a judgement call and that ref made it.  But it is not up for debate whether he was on his feet with :01 left.

  7. They need to rethink these reviews.  When everyone has one left and just uses a challenge no matter what on their last guy, something is wrong.  They need to make all reviews in the finals initiated by the officials so they don't ruin the finals on a million reviews.

  8. I'm really not trying to dump on him my apologies if it came off that way.  I even said I thought the right guy won.

    No problem.  Message board posts aren't the best at communicating tone.  I probably read it wrong as much as you typed it wrong.


    Either way I hope I see Dieringer celebrate like that.

  9. And there's a fair chance that Ohio State and Penn State could have a lengthy drought.  Ohio St has to replace Steiber's points, and almost every one of the returning guys will be hard pressed to equal/exceed their points.  They will be the favorite, but no lock in the coming season(s).


    Penn St. will be well stocked for next year's run and beyond.  Much depends on which recruits pan out.  The margin for error will not allow for too many to not deliver on super recruit status.


    Oklahoma St brings back every point from this year since Kindig didn't score.  It might come down to how they fit all of their talent in between 157 and 197.  I am not sure why they don't move up everyone from 165-184.  Boyd is very big and has to be a big improvement over their 197 situation, and Crutchmer has been at 184 before.  Then Marstellar or Dieringer at 174 and they are in the hunt.


    Cornell is loaded with young talent and loses little.  A bounce back from Garrett and they are in the hunt next year.


    Add in Minnesota, Missouri, etc...  It is not like Penn St and Ohio St are pulling away from the field in the coming years.  I think the parity you saw this year continues.  It will come down to who is at their best in March (no doubt ohio st this year).

  10. If this is the way you debate things, you belong in politics.  You left out the part where he found out about the challenge later and texted Brian that he might have lost.  Also obviously missed the replay and saw how much time Brian had to get backs if he was concerned about needing the points.   This inability for people to acknowledge there are two sides to an argument shines poorly on the state of our society (getting deep in here eh?).

    There may be 2 sides to the argument but you are just as intellectually dishonest to pretend they are equal sides as he is to pretend the other side doesn't exist.  


    There is a huge difference between arguing that Realbutto could have HYPOTHETICALLY scored near fall if the clock tower informed him of a perfectly up to date score AND he calculated riding time in his head in the heat of the moment, versus Miller actually scored more points in the actual real world.  


    Miller outscored him and deserved to win the match.  Some combination of incompetence from the officials, the scorekeepers, the tournament committee, and his own coaches failed him.  None of that has anything to do with Koll or Realbutto.  But neither does Realbutto and Koll not being at fault change the fact that Realbutto absolutely does not deserve that win.

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