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Everything posted by Katie

  1. According to Michigan’s website, Micic earned a bachelor’s degree in 2019, and is currently working on a master’s degree. When you add in all the traveling and international experience he’s gotten, it sounds like a pretty epic seven-year ride.
  2. I believe Lewis is 1-0 versus Marinelli, so I would say Lewis can beat Marinelli.
  3. Seems that my analysis can go further.
  4. Iowa's team has six seniors, two juniors, and two sophomores. They also have four #1s and nine wrestlers ranked in the top 7. Only one wrestler is from Iowa. This is as spectacular and seasoned a team as you'll ever find. Now, look at Penn State. They have six freshman, a sophomore, two juniors, and a senior. This is a very young team, especially when you consider that the six freshman have had a shortened season this year. Finally, with the exception of 184, every Iowa wrestler outranks their Penn State counterpart (according to WrestleStat). Further, with the exception of 141 and 184 -- where Iowa's and Penn State's wrestlers are in the same class -- Iowa's wrestler is more seasoned than their Penn State counterpart. Like a lot of people keep saying, anything less than a brutal Iowa blowout this year will have to be seen as an outrageous and program-defining embarrassment.
  5. Exactly. A competitive team race would mean there has been a massive and unforgivable failure at Iowa City.
  6. If Iowa does anything less than dominate the team race, it would be a shocking and bitter disappointment. These past few years, Iowa did everything right. They abandoned the so-called Iowa style of angrily pushing forward with no real offense. They stopped all the juvenile mean mugging. And they imported a whole stable PA wrestlers who can actually wrestle and who behave like adult humans. There is some good decision-making going on in Iowa City, that I can tell you.
  7. 125- Lee 133- Fix 141- Lee 149- O'Connor 157- Deakin 165- Lewis 174- Kemerer 184- Brooks 197- Amine HWT- Kerkvliet
  8. You might be right. At this point the coaches might be able to just sit back and watch as the Keystoners show the country how it’s done.
  9. The Iowa coaching staff likely took a good, long, hard look at Iowa’s talent, and then wisely booked a flight to PA. And thanks in large part to PA talent, it would require a massive coaching failure for Iowa to not win a title this year.
  10. Imagine: You're face down on a urine-soaked concrete floor. There's a guy on top of you, in cowboy boots. And he just threw in the legs. That can't be a great feeling.
  11. 57- Lee 65- Oliver 74- JB 86- Taylor 97- Cox 125- Gable
  12. I think it can be smart to attend an elite school if you can get in. But I also think that the advantages are overstated. A lot of professions require a graduate degree, and the name on your college diploma alone won't get you in a good graduate program. What matters is your college performance. Your school's reputation will provide context to your college performance, but will not substitute for it. For professions that do not require a graduate degree, you have two buckets. First, there are professions like engineering, where your actual performance in college is what matters. Again, your school's reputation will provide context to your college performance, but will not substitute for it. Second, there are professions which simply require a college degree of some type. For those professions, a diploma from an elite university can get your foot in the door and may make it easier for you to market yourself moving forward. But -- ultimately -- how you do once you're there is all on you. IMO, the Naval Academy can be a great choice. It is a well-known and high-quality school that will offer you a very respectable career afterwards. Annapolis is also lovely, for what it's worth.
  13. I used to like watching him wrestle. Then I checked his Twitter a few years ago and lost all interest in him.
  14. According to news reports, Jim Jordan -- 2x NCAA champ and former assistant coach at Ohio State -- is set to join Dan Gable as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This should absolutely draw more attention to wrestling. The story is here. Please no political discussion!
  15. The problem with government spending is that a trillion is a lot more than a billion? I’m officially no longer reading your posts.
  16. I’m pretty sure all students at D3 schools are forced to contribute to athletic budgets, as are taxpayers — one way or the other. If I’m wrong let me know. I’m often wrong.
  17. If you love being forced to subsidize D3 water polo teams and the like, that's your choice.
  18. So if a legislature says a tax-funded expenditure is for the greater good, you would never ever disagree? I guess some people need their hand held through life.
  19. If you really think that being forced to subsidize some random person’s hobby counts as contributing to the greater good, then please send me a picture of the front and back of your debit card. I’ll make sure the greater good is super duper well funded.
  20. I didn't realize this message board was full of communists.
  21. Meaningful? I don't recall talking about something being meaningful. At any rate, I'm really surprised that everybody on this forum seems to think that the government should forcibly take money from Person A, and give that money to Person B so that Person B can fly around the country and have fun with his friends.
  22. You are literally saying you think the government should forcibly take my money to pay for other people to have fun.
  23. Colleges should only have sports that are supported by private donations and revenue. Or perhaps no sports at all. It’s absurd that colleges force students to borrow money in order to pay into athletic budgets that exist to provide other students with fun. It’s also absurd that taxpayers are similarly forced to subsidize others’ fun. At the end of the day, school should be about kids obtaining job skills, and not about forcing students and taxpayers to pay for others’ fun. I thought Americans hated redistributing wealth like that.
  24. This thread is simply to observe Gable's reaction to his historic Oval Office visit. No political discussion please! Thanks in advance! Video Link
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