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    BobbyGribbs reacted to LJB in Why is Echemendia the next big thing?   
    i'm sure that in the last year and a half since anyone has seen him "wrestle" stall- style, echemendia has not worked on bottom at all with anyone...
    not once...
    and probably will continue to not work on it...
     
     
     
    anyway... an interesting article that surely swayed echemendia...
    https://www.buckeyesports.com/cuban-connection-drove-anthony-echemendia-to-ohio-state/
     
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to nyum in How old is Echemendia?   
    So because somebody had reason to then he must have, right? 
     
    On the one hand, yes if he was older than advertised then what he did was dishonest but also best for his own interests, can’t Really blame him. 
     
    on the other hand if he is his stated age, then how stupid do all of you look. 
     
    so let’s just let it be.
     
    What’s done is done
     
    and never forget it’s not worse than what the NCAA did to Ian Miller
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to LHU125 in Wrestling Season 2020-2021   
    Athletics aren't even step 1. Getting the policies in place for students to come back to campus would be the first thing I would imagine universities are working on. 
    So many schools need their precious and ridiculously expensive room and board money.
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Billyhoyle in Group of 5 AD’s ask for NCAA President....   
    Yes. Every student is off campus so they are losing a ton of money previously obtained from room/board.  Every public university expects a drop in state funding. Universities with hospitals have lost all revenue from elective procedures. And revenue from both spring and fall sports is expected to be 0. Donations from alumni are guaranteed to decrease as well. Almost every university in the country has instituted a hiring freeze and non revenue athletics are the least of their worries at the moment. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to MSU158 in Sammy Sasso wins Freshman of the Year   
    It has a ton also to do with who you beat. 
    Sasso had wins over the #1,7,8,9 and 10 seeds also having beaten 2 of the 3 guys he lost 2. He also, admittedly gained the benefit of basically ignoring the “fluky” loss by fall. 
    Brooks had wins over # 6,7 and 11 while only wrestling 16 matches. Sasso wrestled 27.
    I find it a bit funny that you argue 18 matches for Lee not being enough while endorsing a guy with less matches in this case......
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Mokoma in Who Would Be In Your Mount Rushmore for College Wrestling   
    For me this one is simple currently if it’s college wrestling specific.
    1. Pat Smith
    2. Cael Sanderson
    3. Kyle Dake
    4. Logan Stieber
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to russelscout in Off topic: what are you guys doing during quarantine?   
    Its one of the weirdest things I have seen, but I couldnt stop watching. You will be glad you watched it. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to JHRoseWrestling in Car Kolat leaves Campbell for Navy   
    The greatest testament to the job Cary Kolat did at Campbell is it actually has some wrestling fans wondering if it is a better job than Navy.
    Ask any non-wrestling fan outside of the southeast region if they'd ever heard of Campbell University.  After they say no, ask them if they'd be proud to say their son went to the United States Naval Academy.
    Good hire, and a no-brainer all-around.
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    BobbyGribbs got a reaction from RealAmericanHero in Car Kolat leaves Campbell for Navy   
    I respect this awesome rivalry in every sport...and say to you Go Navy! beat Army! And the same I root for Army except vs. Navy. Oh I guess those guys in Colorado also
     
     
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Force118 in College wrestler with the biggest...   
    Lats -Ed Ruth
    Dad Bod-Ben Askren 
    Rib Cage-Mike Zadick
    Traps-Brock Lesnar
    Best Tan-Lance Palmer 
    I skip leg day-everyone at Iowa
    Every day is chest day-NATO
    Honey I shrunk the kids-OKSt.
    Honey I blew up the kids-Penn State
    Overall specimen-Kevin Randleman
     
     
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Old Corps in Car Kolat leaves Campbell for Navy   
    I think Kolat’s attitude and philosophies will mesh well with those at Annapolis. 
    He’ll ratchet up the sense of urgency and commitment among the wrestlers, and will bring out the best in them. He’ll also draw some “fence-sitters”...guys who were thinking about the Academy already, and who will now sign because Kolat will be there. 
    Kolat will also likely bring in new blood in the coaching ranks, which will add value. 
    Great move by USNA; Kolat is a winner and makes others want to win, too. 
    GO NAVY!
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Idaho in Documentary - Wrestle   
    I didn't see any other threads on this (because we all love 7 threads on the same topic). Watched it last night. The storylines are pretty good. The filming is excellent. The wrestling level itself was not real great but that wasn't the point of the doc. It has won several awards- came out about a year ago. Story of a wrestling team in Alabama from a failing high school. This was the school's last year in existence. Coach is working hard to keep these kids in school, graduate and get somewhere in life. Yes, it's high school and this is a college thread - I get it and don't care. 
     
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to shieldofpistis in Mark Hall - best 1x Champ ever?   
    I would go with NATO as more disappointment.  Hall had refs help to get past bo
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to stp in NCAA BRACKETS   
    Was gonna watch, then I saw Shane Sparks.  
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in No fans at NCAAs   
    Largest NCAA tournament venue ever... lowest attendance ever.  
    Can't wait to hear Terry berating officials, echoing across a silent, empty football stadium.  
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Antitroll2828 in Big 10 Finals Thread.   
    Anyone else immediately mute the tv when Shane sparks starts his interviews ?
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to ConnorsDad in Big Ten Session 2   
    It makes not one bit of difference to me but I do not get where everybody keeps saying how Kollin Moore is going to find a way to blow it again this year. 
    Freshman - Seeded 3rd. Goes MD, MD, MD & then loses to the 2 seed by 4. Wins in the consi's by decision and then pins the 4 seed to finish 3rd. Horrible job.
    Soph. - Seeded 1st. Goes dec, MD. Then gets caught, makes a mistake or call it what you will, he loses to Conel. Wins 3 on the backside including a win over #2 seed Darmstadt and then loses to Conel 5-3 and gets 4th. You want to say he underperformed okay but as the one seed it's either exactly to seed or underperforming. Not a great tournament obviously but not horrible. Conel was certainly better than his record would have indicated which was 30 - 11. 
    2019 - Seeded 2. Has 3 MD and a 6 point decision before losing 5-1 to a once-in-a-generation talent who was the three-time champion.
    3 years at an upper weight and he finishes fourth, third, second. He was nowhere near as big a recruit as Warner but to listen to people talk about him he's been ****ty for the last three years. Sorry but the facts don't back it up.
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    BobbyGribbs got a reaction from Ohio Elite in Your #1 Favorite D1 Collegiate Wrestling Team Since the Dawn of Time   
    Ohio State! I am An alum.
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    BobbyGribbs got a reaction from tightwaist in Will this sell out?   
    I am open to growing the sport, encourage it heavily. I am trying to understand how going bigger capacity and shrinking the intimacy needed to watch wrestling will grow the sport based upon 1 event over a 3 day period.  Our beloved wrestling is a niche sport that doesn’t get a whole bunch of media coverage. Media coverage and better marketing to non wrestling fans will grow the sport to drive us to fill large capacity arenas. 
    Hopefully NCAA goes overboard on the fan experience away from your seats. Maybe allow fans to move freely to seats so they can better watch certain mats? A great experience will draw people back, encouraging me to spend money on seats w a bad view. I have high hopes. 
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    BobbyGribbs got a reaction from jon in Will this sell out?   
    I am open to growing the sport, encourage it heavily. I am trying to understand how going bigger capacity and shrinking the intimacy needed to watch wrestling will grow the sport based upon 1 event over a 3 day period.  Our beloved wrestling is a niche sport that doesn’t get a whole bunch of media coverage. Media coverage and better marketing to non wrestling fans will grow the sport to drive us to fill large capacity arenas. 
    Hopefully NCAA goes overboard on the fan experience away from your seats. Maybe allow fans to move freely to seats so they can better watch certain mats? A great experience will draw people back, encouraging me to spend money on seats w a bad view. I have high hopes. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to jstock in NCAA on ESPN   
    I would like to contact ESPN and ask them to reestablish the 4 mat view option for the NCAA tournament since I will be watching from home.  The tournament is way easier to watch with 2 streams on 4 mats on w big screen TV’s than constantly switching mats or managing the “too many streams” error.
    I am curious if this option is important to other fans watching at home and would you pay for the option on ESPN+. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to uncle bernard in tOSU/PSU discussion   
    Bad night for the official. I'd say home cooking, but considering how sedated the crowd has been I can't explain these stall call inconsistencies. The one on Traub would have stalled out Verkleeren if called the same way. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Lee true number 1 at 141   
    Right now it's splitting hairs with these two. Order doesn't matter considering they're going to get to settle it on the mat.
    The issue with the 141 rankings IMO is Real Woods.  For my money he's the 3rd best guy at the weight, and I'm definitely not alone there. He could easily end up as the #8 or #9 seed with only 1 loss, and blow up the whole bracket.  See: 2019 Mekhi Lewis.  
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to TobusRex in If Immediately Following the 2020 NCAA Championships...   
    I dislike the lack of control in FS. FS reduces wrestling to just takedowns. I consider it half a sport. I want to see wrestlers demonstrate the ability to control their opponents, or to escape from them AS WELL. FS is just one dimensional.
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Perry in Can Nebraska really ...   
    Desanto's head hasnt left the mat in 1.5 minutes and hasn't gotten dinged once. Home cooking officiating
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