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    Rutgers @ Minnesota 3:15pm on B1G Network

    Huh? I've watched every Marinelli match this year and I can't think of a single instance of him even approaching Steveson's antics (which I don't think are a big deal). He wrestles hard and is very physical, but everything between the whistles from what I can tell. Considering he wrestles for the most historically hated program in the country (which itself has a history of such antics), I think he would be getting way more chatter than Gable if he were approaching the same antics. I don't get the need for Gable defenders to always try to find some reason for why he does it or someone else to compare him to to make him seem not as bad. Let's just acknowledge the reality. He is a very chippy wrestler. He always has been too, going back to his first match with Schultz at fargo. Typically, when there's chippiness in a Gable match, he started it. And that's fine. It's part of his competitive edge and his style. He's mean and nasty out there, and he translates that into big points. It's legal, and when it isn't, he is penalized for it.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    I actually think he has a harder time being in a close match while winning than losing. I'd feel much better about him coming back then holding a close lead right now. The problem arises when he shuts down and stops trying to score, and if he's losing he won't shut down. He's a completely different guy when he's on defense.
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    Midlands

    Warner screamed out in pain before going to his back. The whistle blew before anybody even hit the mat. He didn't even call for time (unlike your guy who took the most shameless, obvious lunger i've seen in years).
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    This. I think he ends up teching him even if that's stalemated. Getting caught on his back scared him and he stopped wrestling from that point on.
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    Midlands

    Warner wrestles like a kid who's terrified of losing. Hope he figures it out.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    I completely agree. He's never had to learn to close matches. The reports out of the iowa room/otc about his matches with Gilman fall in line with this as well. He either mauls Gilman or Gilman hangs around and wins late. If he can figure out how to close matches against elite guys I legit think he can go down as one of the greatest ever both collegiately and internationally. Right now that's a big if. We'll see how he looks against Rivera tonight. I wouldn't be surprised if Rivera gets one against him this year. He might have 4 opportunities.
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    Midlands

    Their starter went 1-2 here so I think it's safe to say who's better. His losses this year are to Miklus, Brandon Whitman (another top recruit), and Andrew Davison. Davison is the worst loss, but I'm willing to make an exception because that's his older brother.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    It's a good thing i'm not because I have no idea. I think Clark had some issues like that his freshman year at 125. He had a meltdown against Garnett at midlands I think. I remember the brands bros just yelling "BREATHE!" throughout most of his matches the rest of that season. We'll see what they come up with.
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    Midlands

    A bit disingenuous to call Davison the back up. He's their top recruit redshirting and would probably start this year with little problem. The point does stand though. Something isn't right with Warner.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    And I said that that match and the desanto match were the outliers because of the physical impediments of being sick (in addition to the torn acl against Desanto). However, the nerves probably made things worse during the matches as his opponents were able to hang around. Look at the difference between his two matches with Picc and Rivera last year if you want an example of how the nerves/being rattled causes him to gas. Picc got a takedown and he stopped wrestling. Rivera rode him out and he stopped wrestling. In match 2, nothing knocked him off the path and he pinned picc while being up 13-0 midway through the second and beat Rivera 12-0 pushing for a tech late in the match with no signs of fatigue.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    I think it might be beneficial to give up a moderate lead to him if the goal is for him to fall apart. He wrestled tougher late in his first two matches with Tomasello when the score was tight and he still had to wrestle offensively than he did at NCAAs in my opinion. I think the wheels were starting to come off in the semis. He was going backwards and had given up a takedown and Tomasello was on his way, but Lee was able to exit an exchange with a deep underhook and his offensive instincts took back over from there. I think if you can get out of first 4-0 or 6-0 you have a chance if you put a tough ride on him and start taking ground on your feet. The obvious catch here is that he can always take top if he needs to and put you away.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    Lee was clearly sick for this match. This and the desanto match are outliers because of the physical impediments hindering Lee. Lee looked like a ghost walking out there and was slower and less explosive from the opening whistle.
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    Spencer Lee vs Patrick Glory semi

    It's nerves. It was my biggest issue as a competitor too. I could go 30 minutes in the room, but I would get so nervous before my matches that I would be dead by the end of the first period. He only gasses when he gets rattled. His first picc match is a great example. Picc gets a takedown and it starts coming apart. The first rivera match was the same instead of getting a takedown, Rivera rode him out. Both postseason matches against these guys were blowouts because they were never able to knock Lee off his trajectory and shift his focus from "i'm going to smash this kid" to "how much longer do I have to hold him off for." This was clear as day in the Glory match today. He looked strong and energetic up till the moment glory took him through and almost pinned him. That scared Lee and he immediately shifted into shutdown mode. The problem is the kid doesn't know how to properly shut down. He is a completely different guy when he's not looking to attack. If you can make him nervous or rattle him early enough, he can be beat. I think Glory might have the best chance because he has the most ways to rattle lee with his scrambling and top ability.
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    Need reminder on Joe Smith

    This is pretty spot on. Joe was a big recruit because he had high level results in HS and a wide variety of skills to match. He looked really good as a freshman and I think most thought he would be the top challenger to Nolf the next 3 years. Injuries and weight struggles have really slowed his development, but he is still very solid. "Bad" Joe Smith was still a mid-level AA competitive with anybody not named Nolf. Very curious to see how he stacks up at 174. He's skilled, but it's a deep weight and he hasn't been firing on all cylinders for a while now. The beat down he put on Drew Hughes has my attention though.
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    Fix to 125 rumor?

    Is he referring to being within a couple of pounds of 133 or 125? The writer doesn't make that entirely clear. I would be surprised if he was weighing out 5-6 lbs under weight after every practice. I think he should stay at 133 where he can wrestle at the insane pace he's been wrestling at. He doesn't have a consistent leg attack, but nobody can hold their ground against him right now. I'm not sure he keeps that pace at 125. We saw him wrestle a little slower at 125 this summer and it bit him.
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