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Everything posted by takedownartist

  1. Seeing this match live really made me appreciate Jason Nolf’s athletic ability. The speed in which he is able to clear tie ups and level change at will is amazing. No body’s leg is safe against him in college. It made a very good wrestler look average.
  2. I was called Takedown Artist by a local coach in an article in the paper. It was flattering. Too bad I couldn’t defend the two on one tilt back in the day when it counted. Mat wrestling gets a lot more respect from me now...lol. Especially with the new - ish scoring.
  3. Lee Kemp scored on Dan Gable with this move as a teenager. Goes way further back then last decade or two.
  4. I would like to see Mocco vs Snyder. I think Mocco might have more attacks but would not be able to stop Snyder low single. These two are the most technical heavyweights we have had in a long time, Coon vs Konrad would be a great physical match up. These four plus Rowlands would be a fantastic mini tournament.
  5. Very impressed with the technique overall. Some fairly recent champs would have a harder time winning today. Would Delgado be able to turn funk into a takedown against Lee? Would freshman Dake come out on top of a scramble with Yianni? Imar once unstoppable underhooks were ineffective against Cenzo over hooks. Many other examples out there. Fireman’s back in style after being out of favor for a while. I think the foot sweep is out of style now..will it cycle back? Mocco the last great foot sweeper? Everything old is new again at some point. Gross bundle step over to pin Wilson in SV in semi finals Is same move that Lee Kemp uses to against Dan Gable as a teen.
  6. Ultimate respect for John Smith but he cannot do it all. Missing: Eric Guerrero- Head Coach Oklahoma RTC; 2004 Olympian, World Cup Champion, 4X US Open Champion, 5X World/Olympic Team member, Personal coach of 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Coleman Scott and World Bronze Medalist Daniel Cormier
  7. What an impressive run by Wilson! He was able to get to Gross's leg seemingly at will. With some minor adjustments on the last sequence, he would of been under the lights facing Micic.
  8. Sorry Cael. Not sure what I was thinking.
  9. Seems like more than a few people think Hall looks under sized lfor his weight class. Of course that was proven not to matter.Mark is the first recent NCAA champ not to look huge for given weight. Who else currently competing in college wrestling seems small for their weight or does not seem to believe in excessive weight cuts? Is this more common now in college or at least starting to be the case in HS? If you have a HS kid that wrestles, how much are you okay with them cutting to make weight. I have seen table workers double check they have the right kids because noticeable size difference at same weight among MS and HS kid tournaments. I imagine some kids don’t cut any weight and still compete well. Much better than the dark ages of weight cutting of 80’s and 90’s. Ironically, the medium size HS heavyweights may end up cutting some of the most weight to make 197 for college.
  10. Strong Howe influence. Although he didn't grab head gear, he was one of the best at attacking the head. Deakin has high ceiling and steadily improving.
  11. 2008 NCAA Champions: 125:Angel Escobedo, Indiana 133:Coleman Scott, Oklahoma State 141:J Jaggers, Ohio State 149:Brent Metcalf, Iowa 157:Jordan Leen, Cornell 165:Mark Perry, Iowa 174:Keith Gavin, Pittsburgh 184:Mike Pucillo, Ohio State 197:Phil Davis, PENN STATE HWT:Dustin Fox, Northwestern
  12. Three sides to every story. I sure hope we can get Mudflap to breakdown this breakdown of sorts...
  13. You can bail out on getting injured while in bow and arrow by letting your hip turn...can't bail out when knee is torqued in neutral sometimes when you are in spaghetti position if blocked.
  14. Arm Bars and Bow and Arrows have been around longer than most people alive today. Generations of refs know instantly Bow and Arrow are all good and legal in freestyle and some age groups in Folk style. They also run closer to any arm bars and yell "Keep it legal" and almost always call PD in time. I love wrestlers inflicting legal pain. I don't love seeing knees blown out and ending seasons. And No refs do not do a good job in knee torque situations. They look if control has been established and studs do not cry out in pain. They are taught to tough it out. I know....tell them to rub dirt on it. It will be fine.
  15. It is a good start with awarding back points while the leg passers are wrong side down...sorry Heil. But I have noticed youth and HS kids are starting to being taught to over torque the knee if they can't score from spaghetti positions, exactly where ankle grabbers tend to always end up shortly before stalemate. They have the attitude if it inflicts enough pain, he will let go and give up a TD. I have seen this often at practices where it makes even less sense. Knees and shoulder injuries are the bane of wrestling. Refs do a great job of calling PD on armbars for the most part. Are refs looking that hard to award control that knees get popped before they see over torque?
  16. Year round wrestling killing the sport? I think it forces a lot of average kids to bite the bullet earlier and drop out of the sport. Kids realize by 6th grade if they are competitive or just simply wrestling. Track assigns a value to you.
  17. Some high level game planning, right there.
  18. He is unfit to coach. Safety should always come first.
  19. Check ego at door. Of course you know more than you could possibly teach in the allotted practice time. Even though everyone is too good for it... Start practice by warming up with at least a couple basic skill drills straight from USA practice curriculum. Don't be that coach with half the team wrestling for years but do not get the "up and through" concept on shots. Coach the position, not the moves will go a long way. An expert is a master of the basics but that is so boring.
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