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    Is Desanto being in the room hurting Lee?

    I have to confess that I had major doubts about Desanto emerging as a force. I thought he could prove toxic to the Iowa room. Brands x2 and his teammates (especially Lee based on the interview) are doing a great job coaching and big brothering him so far. A few minor emotional transgressions but no major meltdown. My take is that DeSanto has lifted the room, and Lee as well, so far; but what is more remarkable to me is how the coaches and team seem to be lifting Desanto. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Is Desanto being in the room hurting Lee?

    The point was that a Hawkeye source made this claim. Hate to see you strike out getting it. Must be frustrating for you so I'm happy to help out this time. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Is Desanto being in the room hurting Lee?

    "DeSanto replaced originally chosen Lee, who was wrestling through a torn ACL and mononucleosis in the state final, as Pennsylvania’s 126-pound all-star. " - per https://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sports/college/columnists/chad-leistikow/2019/02/12/iowa-hawkeyes-wrestling-spencer-lee-austin-desanto-friendship-teammates-tom-brands-terry-brands/2836011002/ Just imagine how good this kid will be once he shakes the mono that's been plaguing him since high school. Maybe he should have gone to Rutgers in order to have access to a good doctor. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    RBY Nick Lee rankings

    This forum needs to develop a standard for satire fonts. This was too well done to be overlooked.
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    Biggest threat to Nickal?

    Hair is closer for Bo but ... Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Biggest threat to Nickal?

    Beaker? Mep? I thought about posting Beaker and Desanto in the Separated at Birth thread but the hair color difference stopped me. Nothing else though. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Official List: Who is taking Moore over Nickal?

    The Shakespearean take. Alas when thou thinkist Moore greater than a Nickal
  8. Your observation that "talent is more concentrated today which makes it harder" is point on. What Cael has done at PSU over the past decade is remarkable, already arguably more (or less) remarkable than what Gable did with Iowa over multiple decades. But I don't see it continuing at the same pace. There are a few comparable programs out there in terms of talent acquisition potential, facilities, coaching that will divide up titles in the next decade. Parity may not exist, but 3 to 5 teams will alternate at the top of the food chain over the next decade. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Why do people hate Cael?

    Hair style jealousy Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
  10. If you'd have blown me up 140 pounds I could have destroyed every heavyweight that's ever lived. Oh and if I had a better training ethic. And had more skill and athleticism. That's if I had wrestled all the other great heavyweights that ever lived of course. Oh and I was cured of the flu that plauged my entire career. There's that. But otherwise, I'm the best fantasy heavyweight that's ever lived. Don't know if I could have beaten fantasy NATO though - some things are just not meant to be. (Actually I just threw that in to appear humble. He'd have been toast.) Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Is Jason Nolf overrated?

    Yes he is overrated - I don't believe a kinesiology major has ever won the Nobel prize and I don't like his chances at being the first. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Does The Bull stall?

    I could see how heavy hands, pushing and clubbing early only for the sake of tiring out an opponent late in the match could be construed as stalling. I've not seen the match that Asken was talking about but from the few I've seen Marinelli mauls early and takes honest shoots too. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    To be fair........... Does PSU's Hall stall?

    I'd have to say that Hall has generated some of the best scambles I've seen. Fun to watch. But I admit he is patient on his feet to the point of being annoying. But Dake the too-often-counter-wrestler was (is) fun to watch too, except when he got in that 3 point stance where time stops and the atmosphere become a solid. The 3 point is so effective that NATO wanted to adopt that stance in case Russia invaded. Unfortunately it is unsustainable because they can't recruit enough boring, inactive people. Times and official review can be more annoying but not by much. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    Mrs. Casey Cunningham

    If she tells him to shut up he'd be wise to listen. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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    To be fair........... Does PSU's Hall stall?

    I saw Bo Nickal at the arts festival just this year. Only time I've seen him in a stall. He may have been looking at a painting of a duck. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
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