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  1. I disagree. Wrestling is 1 on 1 and a full wrestling meet, counting warm up partners, coaches, refs, timers, etc requires less than 50 people and you could cut that to less than 30 if you didn't have extra warm up partners, limited on mat coaches, and didn't need an announcer on site. This pandemic is about numbers as much as it is about contact which is why banning large groups was the first step taken in pretty much every jurisdiction around the world. Football, which involves several hundred people even if you banned spectators, is much more what people are thinking about when it comes to Covid. There's no way to get a football game below 100 people on the field and 100 people breathing down each other's throats is a lot worse than 10 sets of 2.
  2. I'd be opposed to naming Iowa champs for the same reason I'd be opposed to naming the #1 seed champs, because they didn't actually wrestle. But AAs being a season long award is something that pretty much every other sport does already so it isn't a stretch.
  3. I don't agree with the idea of awarding championships but I could get on board with "officially" declaring the top 8 seeds at each weight to be all americans.
  4. Surely this, the 1,000th thread about the push out, will be the one that changes anyone's mind.
  5. If you're unbeaten but don't have enough matches under your belt to even have an RPI I don't think it is particularly impressive. Part of the reason it is hard to go unbeaten is because you have to survive lots of matches where funky things and fluky losses can happen. If you have a 95% chance of winning every match and you only wrestle ten matches you have a 60% chance of being unbeaten. But if you have a 95% chance in every match and you wrestle 25 matches you only have a 27% chance of being unbeaten.
  6. Wasn't he expected to be in the lineup 2nd semester though? Not quite the same as somebody verballing as an underclassman in high school and opening it back up months or years later.
  7. We spend four years with increasingly more ridiculous posts about how Taylor is actually better than Dake if you think about it.
  8. I disagree, I think it would have a larger impact in wrestling than in football/basketball. Imagine a Penn State that doesn't even have to pretend to be in alignment with 9.9 scholarships, and an Oklahoma State, Iowa, Ohio State, Minnesota, etc trying to keep up. The only thing that would keep any semblance of balance intact is that only one guy per weight per team would be able to compete in the postseason. This isn't about Rudis being able to cut a check to the Kyle Snyder's of the sport while they're still in school to be part of an ad campaign. This is about boosters being a being able to hand recruits, above board and with no risk or crime involved for anyone, as much as they're willing to pay out to get them on campus and keep them there in exchange for an autograph. I think the end result would be a lot of lower level programs dropped as they're unable to stay competitive since the one thing they can offer, a full ride scholarship vs. walking on or a partial at a bigger school, gets negated. And also anybody they have who does wrestle well as an underclassman would be even easier to pick off by a school with boosters willing to pay.
  9. I don't think wrestlers are outside the current norm for college athletes on that, honestly. In the last 10-15 years the FCA has been enormously successful with getting their Tim Tebow brand of evangelical Christianity installed among a large number of athletes across just about every college sport. Whether they're getting more or less religious I don't know. But they're definitely getting louder about it.
  10. I do think they need to be careful with how they word anything about RTCs paying athletes just to make sure they don't prevent them from helping college kids travel to compete internationally. Like Yianni or Fix - I hope that they aren't getting paychecks from FLWC or whatever the OSU RTC is called, but I don't have any issue if their RTC buys their plane tickets, pays for their hotels and entry fees, and so on.
  11. I feel the same way. I'm not a Brands or Iowa fan at all, but I think it is cool that they are supporting multiple women athletes with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.
  12. When people post 'X All Americans' are they meaning that many of the wrestlers in that bracket were All Americans at some point in their careers? Or counting multiple honors like 8 guys all being three time AAs as 24 All Americans?
  13. "potential" yeah. But all four guys who finished ahead of him are coming back next year plus Bravo-Young, Phillippi, WIlson, and Gomez. He's a potential finalist but also could potentially not AA.
  14. If Lee had faded to 7th like Marinelli but Iowa had still gotten 4th (from Stoll or Wickle AAing, bonus points, whatever, how that would happen doesn't matter unless it's another guy in the finals) Brands wouldn't even be able to sit down because of how hot his seat would be. Having an individual champ really takes the sting out of a lessened team finish.
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