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Everything posted by bp2xbw

  1. I know a National Championship is all that matters to the Hawk Fans but during the Cael Years at Penn State either Iowa or Ohio State has scored the second and third most points at the NCAA's. That's not bad coaching at Iowa. Maybe the Administration is happy that stands are packed and TnT bring passion and intensity to the program.
  2. Two of the top 3 greatest American freestyle wrestlers were unheralded coming out of high school.(with only 1 State Championship between them.)
  3. Suriano transfer to Rutgers is more beneficial for the State of NJ Wrestling than if he stayed at Penn State or went to Iowa. He can help keep (some) of the elite wrestlers from Bergan Catholic in state. Obviously being in a more competitive room is better for his wrestling but he's where he wants to be.
  4. Well Desanto went from Drexel to one of the best rooms in the country. And Suriano went from one of the best rooms in the country to Rutgers. I would expect Desanto to improve. Don't think Suriano is regressing just not progressing. Let' see how the post season plays out before we write off Suriano.
  5. Agreed. I often record matches and fast forward until there is a score then rewind to see the score. Nothing worse than a whole period of hand fighting without a shot attempt.
  6. So Pritz does all the behind the scenes administrative work?
  7. To me it looked like Bo was embarrassed for Moore. This was suppose to be a great match and Bo sticks him pretty easily. It was like Bo said in his mind : it's OK Dude, you're still a great wrestler"
  8. Reputation wise: Iowa = Oakland Raiders : Desanto = Jack Tatum At least they have Spencer Lee for the good cop, bad cop routine.
  9. Most athletic heavy guys play football as their primary sport. They don't devote their full year to wrestling like most of your good lighter guys do. The pool of talented wrestlers at heavy is much less than at 133. This has always been obvious to anyone who follows wrestling.
  10. Yup, you're right. I'm assuming Spencer Lee's goal is another NCAA Championship. He still has to beat everyone in front of him regardless of his seed. If he is 100%, I think he can do that, just not as easy as last year.
  11. Who cares? The top 6 (at least) are going to qualify for Nationals anyway.
  12. I don't get it, What did Lee have to lose? He's now definitely not top seed in B1G, Not that it would matter that much anyway. It's bad for the fans who follow closely. C'Mon Tommy B. throw us a few bones during the regular season.
  13. Brands? Why?. He's the epitome of Iowa Wrestling. If you don't like Iowa, Well Ok then, but Brands is definitely a character and good for the sport. Plus, he gives the best interviews of the Big 3. (Cael, J.Smith, Tom Brands)
  14. Nick needs to shoot. period. He's too hesitant and relies on his leg defense too much. He needs to listen to Donny P.(one of the best single leg attacks I've seen)
  15. If you take the " Folk Rules" literally. Two wrestler could stand in the center of the mat and practically do nothing as long as both stay in the center and do nothing equally and not be dinged for stalling. I have seen both wrestlers DQed for lack of action (albeit high school.) I'm not saying this was the case with Fix/Suriano. Both were hand fighting hard. I actually thought Fix was doing slightly more. He was at least dropping and thinking about a low single. Suriano's hips were back the whole time and he was obviously blocking more in the face which ultimately cost him the match. Whatever, happen to forcing upperbody if you can't get to the legs? I'm sure these two know plenty of throws.
  16. Watched the match. If the ref had any balls he would have banged them both for stalling starting in the first period. Maybe, that would have opened them up.m As it turned out, the ref is vilified anyway for his match.
  17. Brands is probably thinking " Wow, this kid is even crazier than Gilman"
  18. Yeah, that just might happen. Depends if Brands got on Desanto about the after match antics. I see Suriano shutting down Desanto.
  19. Yeah, I was wondering that myself. Also, he has the greatest freestyle wrestler in American Hx as his coach and he doesn't shoot. J. Smith must be frustrated.
  20. Please don't let the Thugs of Rutgers represent the entire State. This is Goodale's bad. He needs to control his guys. Princeton and Rider are in State too. BTW Millions of out of staters flock to our beaches every summer.
  21. Excellent point.... I would be embarrassed if that was my son.
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