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  1. swoopdown

    Do Penn State wrestlers look small for their weights?

    When he wears his world championship belt, Taylor looks much bigger than Bubba. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Do Penn State wrestlers look small for their weights?

    I thought I had recently read an article which stated that PSU's tolerance in allowing a recruit to manage his high school weight upward in the future influenced his decision to enroll - but I couldn't find the article so maybe I imagined it. But I did find Cael squalshed the "sudden-cut-weight" mentality when he first showed up article - https://www.pennstatewrestlingclub.org/content/read_news.php?id=615 I don't think this explains the tendency for PSU wrestlers to appear smaller or less defined though (which I also believe true) .... But it does illustrate the emphasis on technique (and the fun of eating). Maybe it's just a matter of getting recruits that are talented enough to win closer to a natural weight - they don't feel compelled to bulk up or cut down to extremes in order to succeed? Or maybe it's just the body types that they are getting and it will cycle to something different in the future? Or maybe some sort of perception bias in the part of fans (you always notice the formidable looking opponent, but tend to forget when your guys look bigger)? Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    ESU adds women's wrestling.

    http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/esu-adds-women-s-wrestling-to-athletic-program/924007849 Pretty small high school footprint for recruiting. Can top down demand move PA high schools to add the sport? Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Duck of the month club

    Nothing goes with duck like a little wine Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Should I quit?

    Quit when you commit to other beneficial activities and goals that you want to focus on which you find more satisfying than wrestling. Until that happens, take steps to conquer burnout. https://thebestschools.org/magazine/student-athlete-burnout-preparing-quit/ Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
  6. The great wrestlers all have characteristics that mortals lack, but more than a few may be missing certain brain components typical to humans as well.
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    Howard commits to . . .

    That's what stood out for me ..... Two awesome talents. Choosing to recruit one over the other would be tough based on that match. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    The crazy one Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    The bow and arrow should be illegal

    Zain injured me with that move a few times until I learned the counter ...... Roll on my back, reach as far as I can and turn off the TV. But then I would turn on the TV again and it was Nolf ..... Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Lehigh vs PSU

    I had to look it up Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Is Iowa PA-west (or midwest)?

    https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.businessinsider.com/regional-differences-united-states-2018-1?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQECAFYAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s PA is multi-cultural! Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    NWCA All Star Classic

    Old timers wrestling would result in too many broken hips. Perhaps a NCAA wrestling champion dwarf throwing contest would attract more stars. Are the Brands up to being tossed around? But it's crazy to think that either of them would beg a champion wrestler to toss him, right? Would never happen. Forget about it, we'll never, ever see it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. My questions .... when did Sad see this? Did Sad respond to an unanticipated opportunity, or did he set up a scouted weakness for which he had drilled and prepared? Has Sad used this move previously? I guess it is unlikely that a specific weakness was scouted for Snyder, because who has put him in a similar situation before? Probable that Sad forced the error and responded to an unanticipated situation? Or does Snyder have a general recurring technique weakness when he defends shots? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. The US should recruit these guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    congratulate me!

    True enough, but no such things as a boring question if abdullahgadzhi deigns to respond. What's up with you .... Usually you restrict your stalking to boring knee jerk critiques of TBar posts ... must be getting close to Halloween Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk