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Everything posted by boconnell

  1. If by 'at his peak' you mean that weekend in March I agree. He was unbeatable that weekend. But even the rest of that season he wasn't that guy. He just was never a guy who was going to grind out 3 months of winning mentally or physically. Plus he never came close to that peak again after that tournament.
  2. Yep. One of the TD calls was terrible, and the pin was questionable. But Churella hit a big move for a lead, and then ineffectively ran for the entire 3rd period. And if the TD isn't called it's fair to assume Hendricks takes him down again if needed. Churella offered zero resistance the whole 3rd period.
  3. There is nobody who thinks he's a 2 time champ. Many people think the match should have been scored differently (like a million other matches). Zero people think he's not a 4X champ. You had a soapbox and you created a fake argument to make the climb onto your soapbox easier.
  4. Who on this site says Logan isn't a 4Xer? This is a pathetic attempt to tear down a non-existent strawman argument. Logan is a 4X champ. End of story. Nobody debates whether he won or not.
  5. You are right. I was wrong for sure about the 149 match. That ones a tossup.
  6. Iowa by however much they want. OSU's best wrestlers run into clearly better Iowa guys.
  7. Get out of here with that. Half of the Big Ten doesn't wrestle each other, the bottom half largely doesn't wrestle the top half, and outside of conference duals, the Big Ten schedules just like everyone else. Top end Big Ten schedules might be slightly harder then the non-Big Ten in the top 15 teams, but it isn't night and day.
  8. The refs call it that way because one guy is winning and the other is losing. It bears no resemblance to how they call stalling the rest of the match.
  9. Actually if the guy stays in the center he still gets dinged. Refs are human and stalling calls are often optics as much as anything else.
  10. It's very easy to score points and stall more, especially with automatic rules on backing out of bounds and dropping to the ankle. Last night's match was well officiated. The example you gave is of a comment by the TV announcer, and the actual ref in the match completely ignored the fans you are referencing. But I agree Iowa fans complain louder and more often about stalling then any other fans. I also agree refs sometimes listen to those loud fans. Last night they didn't.
  11. When a team scores more TDs in a match is that a reffing imbalance? Or is it that 1 team was better in that dual at takedowns? Iowa was much better at not stalling in this dual.
  12. I love the throw. If he hits it the match is over even if he doesn't get the pin, because nobody is coming back from down 6 on Mark Hall. But he had 95% of a great move. Kemmerer had 100% of a great counter to that great move. I think it was all awesome and all scored like it should be.
  13. Actual head size. He looks like a walking candy apple. He definitely doesn't seem full of himself and I mean to insult only his giant noggin, not his excellent wrestling or character.
  14. I thought it was generally accepted that Mark Halls head counts for an additional weight class.
  15. If you value things that look good it was a great wrestling move. I prefer moves that end in a takedown. If he had done the same thing and ended up on top it would have been awesome. I am fine with it looking great and not scoring.
  16. The irony is awesome here. You declare you hate crybabies while whining about how you were cheated in a 6th grade wrestling match. I'm not trying to be a jerk but this was just too much.
  17. I'm not an Iowa fan and have no bias for them (serious or other). I thought Warner should have got a courtesy warning with about 15 seconds left. I thought PSU's 149 got hit an extra time in the 3rd period on bottom in a match that was already over. Aside from that I think guys got hit when they backed up, didn't attack, went straight off the mat, or dropped to an ankle. I think Iowa guys are clearly coached to not do those things. PSU guys are coached on wrestling moves and they have great gameplans and tactics, but when the PSU guys don't use those moves they stall. They aren't coached in the same ways to make it look good. Iowa guys are very good at not doing stalling things even when they aren't using wrestling moves. From a super simple perspective, one team sat with their butts in the middle of the center circle and the other team got hit for stalling more. That's what should happen. And it didn't happen more often then it should. In 10 mostly close matches the officials didn't impact or even influence the outcome of a single match. That's rare in our sport. And yet I think 10% of the posts I read while watching the dual were complaints about officials in Carver. It might be generally true but it wasn't close to true tonight.
  18. Smith was a 2X AA as well. Rogers had a bad season where he lost to the top 15 type guys he wrestled. Then he lost twice to a fringe top 15 guy in Smith. I've never considered wrestling to be a sport where guys get given spots because they tried hard or sacrificed a lot. Rogers is my favorite Cowboy of the last 5 years but he had a bad season and got beat out of the spot. I can't complain on his behalf when his failure to win matches was the reason he wasn't in the lineup. Again I have no problem with someone complaining that Smith didn't deserve the spot. I agree. I would have gone with Rogers. But I do have a problem with pretending that Rogers was robbed or that he lost his spot due to anything other than his lack of performance.
  19. You quote 17-3 but fail to mention he beat nobody and lost to every good wrestler he faced as a senior. Smith didn't overwhelmingly deserve the spot, but neither did Rogers. Smith had the clearly superior season before the wrestle off result.
  20. If this is the first time he brought it up then I don't like it. If he has addressed them first in private and nothing changed then I have no problem with it.
  21. Joe Smith is burned out and is not a good wrestler right now. He wasn't great and was in terrible shape last year. This isn't up for debate. But some people are looking at these facts and creating the narrative that Rogers got cheated last year. I would have preferred Rogers wrestle and think it was a bad decision to go with Joe, but Rogers has only himself to blame for it. He had a bad senior season. His best win all season was Connor Flynn and he lost to Ashworth and Finesilver. Then he lost multiple wrestle off matches to Joe Smith. Smith wasn't great last year but he had far superior wins entering the postseason. I still would have chosen Rogers over Smith because he'd have likely scored a few bonus on his way to a 1-2 or 2-2 tournament, but it wasn't some travesty that an underperforming guy was left out of the lineup after losing a wrestle off.
  22. Joe Smith is done and everyone but John realizes that.
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