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  1. Part of what makes Cael so unique is that he retired from competition at his peak. 8 years later he competes on a whim and makes the World Team. Really without much opposition domestically. Makes you wonder how many medals he could have had if he didn't get into coaching right away. We'll be saying the same thing about Gable and his legacy down the road.
  2. Isn't it amazing Taylor is the only who can beat him . Man. What a rivalry even though it's been 1 sided It's been super close every time though. Even the match where Yazdani got pinned, he was in front early before gassing out. DT could definitely drop a close one to him.
  3. And some of you guys think we shouldn't be wasting our time wrestling Folkstyle!
  4. People usually get busted years later when the testing catches up with the PED technology. There will always be a lag period. Unless they're using old school PED's, which would be foolish.
  5. Forgive me if I'm just flat out wrong, but there were several instances in Tokyo that I thought points for a takedown could have been awarded, but the referee only gave 1 for a step out point. Is there a hard and fast rule concerning this, or is this something that can vary slightly from ref to ref? Curious to see what others think about this.
  6. He might go down as one of our best wrestlers to never compete on a World/Olympic team.
  7. Dake is such a complete wrestler. Very fun/scary to watch.
  8. As a PSU Alum, I'm rooting for DT here. Wrestling is his sole focus and he's had the goal of winning an Olympic Gold since he was a kid. Bo loves to wrestle, but it clearly isn't his main focus. I'm pretty sure he and Anthony Cassar want to venture into MMA. Against anyone else I'd be rooting for Bo.
  9. Bajrang's throw by against Ashnault was way cooler. Then he added the back roll for exposure. I think that entire sequence was awesome, and not something you'd see from our wrestlers. Most of his scoring was highlight reel worthy.
  10. JO might be the best wrestler to have absolutely zero credentials internationally. The guy is already 30 years old, so it's not like he has a lot of time left. Pantaleo did wrestle a great match though, so maybe we should give him more credit instead of thinking it was a tactical error on JO's part.
  11. Could be totally wrong but I thought I read a few years ago when Zain signed to NLWC he was making around 60k.
  12. I was referring more to away duals. You know what schools have a heavy scale. There's no "check" scale. You get off the bus and weigh in. And that scale could be heavier than the one you know in your home locker room.
  13. Not uncommon if you've wrestled before. You hear from your more experienced teammates which scales are "heavy." I guess this happens at this highest level too. This is not a Burroughs problem, and that narrative is bothering me. This is a scale calibration problem. Simple as that.
  14. I have no problem with the endless turns. There's a reason we don't see them a lot; they are very hard to pull off. On another note, seeing Graff's win had me tearing up. Had no idea how old he was. He puts so much passion and heart into what he does. Truly rooting for him come Worlds.
  15. You got me good. Do we have a timeframe when we can expect a response? I hope whatever they choose, that they are transparent with how the rules are interpreted.
  16. Hi all. Final X is quickly approaching. Bouts are as follows: Session 1: NoonBout 1: Men's GR 87 kg - U.S. Open champion Joe Rau (Chicago, Ill./Titan Mercury WC/Chicago RTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Ben Provisor (State College, Pa./New York AC/Nittany Lion WC)Bout 2: Women's FS 72 kg - U.S. Olympic champion Alyvia Fiske (Napa, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Victoria Francis (Litchfield, Ill./Titan Mercury WC)Bout 3: Men's GR 82 kg - U.S. Open champion Kendrick Sanders (Marquette, Mich./New York AC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion John Stefanowicz (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps)Bout 4: Women's FS 50 kg -U.S. Open champion Whitney Conder (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Victoria Anthony (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)Bout 5: Men's GR 55 kg - U.S. Open champion Max Nowry (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Brady Koontz (Plover, Wis./Ohio RTC)Bout 6: Men's GR 67 kg - U.S. Open champion Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Jamel Johnson (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps)Bout 7: Women's FS 57 kg - U.S. Open champion Becka Leathers (Chapel Hill, N.C./Titan Mercury WC/Tarheel RTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Jenna Burkert (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP)Session 2: 6 p.m.Bout 1: Women's FS 65 kg - U.S. Open champion Forrest Molinari (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Maya Nelson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids/OTC)Bout 2: Men's GR 77 kg - U.S. Open champion Kamal Bey (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament Pat Smith (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm)Bout 3: Women's FS 68 kg - World bronze medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Alexandria Glaude (W. Sacramento, Calif./Titan Mercury WC/McKendree Bearcat WC)Bout 4: Men's FS 125 kg - World bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn./Minnesota RTC)Bout 5: Men's FS 65 kg - U.S. Open champion Yianni Diakomihalis (Rochester, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes RTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Zain Retherford (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) Bout 6: Men's FS 79 kg - World champion Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes RTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC)Bout 7: Men's FS 92 kg - World champion J'den Cox (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) vs. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Bo Nickal (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) Besides Whitney Conder vs Victoria Anthony, I must admit that none of the noon matches pique my interest too much. Highly considering just attending the 6 PM session. Don't really want to spend all day in New Brunswick anyway. I was wondering what everyone else was thinking about doing. P.S. Feel free to call me names for only wanting to see the marquee matchups. I deserve it.
  17. Wow. Does PD3 automatically claim the spot now?
  18. They kept showing her over and over... talk about distracting, I'm trying to watch wrestling!
  19. He looked up and saw 16 seconds on the clock. He didn't feel like rolling through. He was already up, and the team race was secured. Really, why should he have gone for it?
  20. They challenged it being TD and 2 backs I believe. That sequence should have been 2 TD 2 Backs for Yianni. 1 escape for McKenna. 3rd period no TD. Lots of controversial calls in thia year's finals unfortunately. Something has to be done about that.
  21. Would have been strange to be a 3x NCAA Champ while having 0 Big 10 Titles. Didn't feel right because he would squeak by some of his opponents. I feel the same way about Mark Hall.
  22. Seems like the guy didn't even want to be helped up. Bo is like "okay man, whatever." Lol.
  23. Just ironic. Ducks so Martin can't get a feel for him. And then loses to a 15 seed and doesn't even get to face him. Maybe a case of counting your chickens before they hatch... Or however that saying goes.
  24. So many matchups I would have liked to see in that room. Nolf vs Retherford. Nickal vs Taylor. Ruth vs Taylor (folkstyle only... the one freestyle match they wrestled was so poorly officiated that I couldn't take anything from it, although it is noticeable that Ruth wasn't great at freestyle). Probably some others I can't think of off the top of my head.
  25. They also said Ashnault was the first NJ 4x State Champion, which is wrong. First undefeated 4x State Champion more like. But yeah I also heard the 4.5 and scoffed. As a Penn State alum I can confirm they, and no other reputable college/university, gives out weighed grades. 4.0 being an A is the highest GPA you can achieve (I didn't achieve that).
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