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Posts posted by iGranby

  1. Two programs in the midst of a rebuild. One has taken pretty big leaps since its coaching change, and the other is still in phase 1 building its base. 

    Yes, a shutout looks very bad but I'm sure no alarms are blaring at UMD. Again, MSU has made significant improvements. Brighter days are definitely ahead, for both programs. 

  2. If you watch them compete you can see the improvement. Even in their losses (individually, and as a team) you can see the improvement. 

    I believe they can become somewhat competitive in time. Somewhere in line with what youve seen from Lock haven. Top 20-15 team with AAs here and there and a solid number of qualifiers. I think that would be great and is completely realistic down the road. 

  3. I see him having a similar year to last, but with a higher finish. I could see him taking out one of the top 3 guys in each part of the season. One in a dual, one at Big tens, and another at NCAAs. Dont think/know if he can beat any of them more than once though. If he wound up between 2-4 at NCAAs I am not shocked at all. I believe he will win one before he graduates. Probably a multiple time finalist imo. 

  4. 17 hours ago, WF89 said:

    Since Ben’s arrival there seems to be a lot of Wisconsin talk added to the typical Penn State /Iowa discussion.

    I mean, they have been having an interesting/good year. They also had a wild weekend. Its not like Ben is on there talking about his involvement with the Program (which would honestly be an interesting discussion piece as he does not talk about it much at all.)

  5. 15 hours ago, wrestlingnerd said:

    Eierman would be an instant title threat. What are some of you guys smoking? If he goes this year, the team race is over.

    Eierman has never mailed it in after a loss at a tournament that I can recall. His freshman year, he lost a close one to eventual champ Heil, then to Meredith, and then beat two higher seeds to make 5th: Ashnault and Kolodzik. his sophomore year, he lost to Yianni in OT, then majored Nick Lee and lost to McKenna in the consolation finals. Last year, he only lost (another 1-pointer) to Yianni.  He has only lost to champs and finalists, and none are around this year. 

    Lee recently making Eierman his love slave was a reflection of Lee making a jump, not Eierman suddenly sucking. You have to favor Lee in a rematch, but in folkstyle, Lee is not a confident pick. Some of Eierman’s best stuff, mat wrestling and Askren-influenced scrambling, is useless in freestyle.


  6. 1 minute ago, nhs67 said:

    They have had a lot of content all year. More than ever, in fact.

    I think they just spoiled us with so much content so far this season the regular holiday lull seems much more drastic.


    Maybe Ive just not seen it. Ill do some digging! 

  7. cool interview with Sam Herring up on flo now. 

    Not much content other than the matches themselves. Seems to be a common theme as of late with Flo. Kind of a bummer. Last year I was really pleased with the amount of like Mic'd up content, and interviews. Hopefully they get back to that kind of stuff for big duals, and the post season. 

  8. Does Ben still coach for the WiscRTC? I never see/hear him promote or anything of the sort (I could just be missing it I guess) and he is never in anyones corners at these sr level events. Does his arrangement with UW just need him to run practice? He mentions "helping" a few times a week but other than that I feel that I hardly see anything from him in regard to his position with the WiscRTC. 

  9. It was posed to me by a friend that the Bucks were kind of training through this dual in preparation for vegas. Im inclined to believe that, as Pletcher looked gassed similar to Sasso which is not typical of Pletcher. 

    In any case, better now than in March. Im pumped for Vegas. 

  10. I think that Rofkin could have a tremendous impact/be highly valuable once College athletes are able to make $ off of their name likeness. If the language is correct (pretty vague right now to my understanding), an extremely popular wrestler could make their own profile, and provide exclusive content through their platform. That could be extremely valuable. Once that starts, I think you could potentially see some dominos fall and see some coaches do the same- that could potentially happen sooner even. 

    Right now though, I personally cant see a reason why one would choose Rofkin over Flo for wrestling content. Sure, if you have the money maybe do both but I certainly dont have that kind of spare change.  

  11. Who does it benefit more for them (Bull/Wick) to not wrestle?

    I gotta think Wick - he's not a one-trick pony by any means, but he is good in all positions, and very good on top. Bull is solid in all positions. 

    I cannot imagine Bono gaming the dual like that, especially when they will need a win by Wick to win it. 

  12. 7 minutes ago, spladle08 said:

    I mean, his past performances from my perspective, are generally "Trail the entire match, then hit a feet to back for 4, against all the top guys"
    Here, he beat the Japanese guy who was looking tough, had a nice little win over an always game Henderson, and lost by 2 to JO.... 
    I think it was actually pretty solid performance by him. Not sure what you'd seen from him in the past

    Fair enough. I guess I just expect/expected more offensive output. Closing the gap mainly via pushouts against JO as opposed to looking for a takedown is also something I kinda shrug at but thats also just part of the freestyle game. So it is what it is. 

    I guess just as well - I agree with your perspective of his past performances. So to see him act the way he does when he is not able to do it is probably what's given me a bad outlook on the guy. Risky game, and when you're a high level athlete (which he is) you probably realize this is not a productive strategy long term. Idk. 

  13. I guess it depends on the formatting of programs. 

    If there is womens wrestling at say tOSU, NC State...etc. and they are marketed as well, or well enough then sure. A lot of the time youre a fan of an institution. So if your favorite institutions have a womens program and you enjoy the sport, I'm sure you'd follow it at least casually. I would, or at least I'd like to think I would. 

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