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  1. Preaching to the choir here. We have a throw dummy, crash pad and mat in the basement. Too many part time wrestlers in folkstyle still post with straight arm on simple mat return or lift double and break bones. I wish folkstyle was never invented but it is not going away. Best case situation is that powers that be nudge the rules to resemble freestyle bit by bit. Do not expect fantastic high amp throws to be added but do hope that playing the edge strategy gets eliminated one day via pushout rule adoption.
  2. Three words why Freestyle will never replace Folkstyle here. Back Arch Throws. Little Johnny's mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, etc. are scared to death of them. True Story. There is a better chance that football will get rid of shoulder pads and helmets to adopt rugby equipment. Tis' a shame - T.A
  3. http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/sports/college/2016/03/25/cornells-garrett-disappointed-despite-triumph/82244060/
  4. Maybe the ref was still on the old "Reaction Time" rule...
  5. Several top wrestlers planning on some pretty heavy cutting to get to their weight. Of course with no fat already, this means mostly water and some muscle. I think there will be some pretty big names missing weight. What are the biggest names in previous Olympic Trials to miss weight?
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2mxTtDXFi0 After watching this match again, I was even more impressed with both wrestling. Excitement from start to finish...non stop action. Miller hitting two inside trips, both using his injured lead leg. He left everything on the mat. Imar using freak athletic power to scramble out of second inside trip while not giving up the takedown. He may just have the most powerful core in college wrestling.
  7. Here are links to compare situation # 1.Terao and Caldwell get to same position. Two vastly different outcomes. Mega scrambles away, Metcalf gets folded into a spladle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acJvED4rKqY First 20 seconds of Megaludis vs. Terao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQuvAN-c36g @1:20 ish mark Caldwell vs. Metcalf
  8. Perry, Howe and Ringer have quite a few between them but also most World Championships too thanks to JB. Crazy how stacked.....
  9. Kolat has the drive, passion and knowledge to lead the way. But by being cursed by the wrestling gods, he most likely will not get the chance due to back room politics.
  10. OK State insiders....How bad does Perry beat up Ringer in the room?
  11. Actually they show some bottom work. Coach Jordan has an awesome story about how Taylor beats Steiber by clearing double boots and then shows the technique used in that particular match. No camp can cover everything and most general camps are heavy on neutral technique for whatever reasons.
  12. Wow. Perry would know. This will be an interesting match up. I hope they meet on the mat. Nobody gets too big brother anyone, unlike how Howe did to Taylor in 2012.
  13. 2012 Fargo Finals Results: 100: Tanner Rohweder (Iowa) dec. Carlos Fuentez (Illinois), 1-0, 2-1 106: Paul Mascarenas (New Mexico) dec. Nkosi Moody (Illinois), 5-4, 4-0 113: Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) dec. Adrian Cordova (Colorado), 2-0, 6-0 120: Nathan Tomasello (Ohio) dec. Zac Hall (Michigan), 3-1, 0-3, 3-2 126: Cory Clark (Iowa) dec. Joey McKenna (New Jersey), 0-6, 5-3, 2-2 132: Zain Retherford (Pennsylvania) dec. Zane Richards (Illinois), 1-1, 1-1 138: Bryce Brill (Illinois) tech. fall Quinton Murphy (New York), 6-3, 11-4 145: Anthony Collica (Ohio) dec. Austin Eads (Missouri), 3-3, 3-0, 7-0 152: Josh Llopez (Maryland) dec. Yoanse Mejia (Florida), 1-0, 2-1 160: Isaiah Martinez (California) dec. Nick Wanzek (Minnesota), 4-3, 0-6, 3-2 170: Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma) dec. Micah Barnes (Minnesota), 1-0, 6-0 182: Jordan Rogers (Washington) dec. Glenn Climmons (Georgia), 5-2, 2-0 195: Sam Brooks (Illinois) pinned Broc Berge (Minnesota), 3-1, 0:32 220: J'den Cox (Missouri) dec. Michael Swider (Illinois), 4-0, 5-0 285: Adam Coon (Michigan) dec. Donte Winfield (Indiana), 1-0, 1-0 -------------------------------------- I see All Americans everywhere..... (using Sixth Sense kid voice)
  14. Not sure how Ringer will do against Howe. Howe is quite a bit stronger and used to wrestling equally strong Burroughs and Dake.
  15. Same old story. The rich get richer. Hats' off to the traditional power states...keep up the good work.
  16. Maybe the ref thought it was a Greco match where you can't block with the head. Of course if it was a Greco match with Greco wrestlers, Imar would of known not to circle towards Nolfs underhook and get tossed.
  17. Some interesting results and familiar names from 2016 NCAA Championships..... https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/10473
  18. The action is so fast paced that this old man is thankful for Google Chrome adjusts down to 1/4 speed. Awesome to slow it down to catch the many subtle set ups that are near invisible in real time speed.
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RT35uJtn13k
  20. I have no dog in this fight. Both wrestlers are deserving to win. But I could not be happier that young wrestlers saw that the funk roll is not option one for leg attack defense. Leg attacks and defense is about who wins the race to the corner. Traditional whizzer/stuff the head defense is under coached in some youth wrestling programs. I have seen kids that have wrestled for five years that do not know when to switch leg attack defense from stuff head/sprawl to whizzer to funk roll/leg pass.
  21. Just wow. He will not be in the running for the Takedown Artist award this year.
  22. Ha Ha. That's why those 3-3 TB2 particpants often get smashed in freestyle when grabbing ankles won't help you.
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