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  1. 41 minutes ago, AHamilton said:

    I really thought it was his ankle that gave out, but there was probably also some weakness of the knee that was challenged by the turn.

    But as far as looking badly injured, Etch-a-sketchy has nothing on the VTech heavy.  He appeared to be in so much pain Friday night that I thought there was a very serious injury.  Then he regained his composure and wrestled another 6 minutes.  I'm not making fun of him either; if you saw the match, you know what I am talking about.

    Yep, he clearly grabbed his ankle initially, then moved to the knee.

  2. 18 hours ago, SamStall365247 said:

    I think it’s a regional thing and is more common in the culture of the rural-midwest than East Coast. Probably a combination of that and religion. 

    I'm from the midwest and only know one couple that got married while in college (due to a surprise pregnancy, they are still married 26 years later).  I think it is more, if you know, you know.

  3. 5 minutes ago, lu1979 said:

    I would disagree with those who say that you cannot rank a guy in a new weight without results there.  Reasonable projections can be made as guys move up in weight.  Is there anyone who would try to make the argument that Cael or Bo should not have been ranked their senior years when they moved up to 197? or Logan S as a junior moving up to 141?  That being said it is not unreasonable to give the benefit of the doubt to the wrestler who has competed at the higher weight if records and accomplishments are comparable.  For that reason I think Rivera should be behind Lee and Eierman right now.  3rd is the right place for Sebass at the moment.

    those guys you listed were all national champs at lower weights and then moved up.  Last time we saw Rivera at NCAA's he was wearing a saddle.  Even last year without NCAA's he caught a break without Micic, Suriano and Fix in the weight class.  I don't see any justification to rank him #1 over 2 guys that have proven themselves legit title threats at 141 over the last 3 years.

  4. 2 minutes ago, tigerfan said:

    How is Lee still ranked at all? Has he completed at all this year? Doesn’t Flo have a policy about removing guys from rankings if they miss a certain amount of time?

    Most teams have what, 2 or 3 duals to this point?  Little early to be pulling somebody from the rankings.

  5. 41 minutes ago, uncle bernard said:

    I know all this. I saw most of these matches in person. You're proving my point a bit. He has matches where he looks like a world beater and he has matches where he looks average. Why that is doesn't really matter. I would agree he can be a bit over aggressive at times, but that's also what's given him his biggest wins where he just overwhelmed Griffith and Carr. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.

    I've never seen a match where Joe Lee looked average.  Is he an immediate threat to AA?  Absolutely.  He's in the right room with the right coaches and teammates to refine his game.  I don't think he's top 4 at this point, but he's not far away.  The match with Deakin, if it happens, should help clear things up either way.

  6. 1 hour ago, uncle bernard said:

    This is exactly what I was talking about in my post. He's done this his whole career and usually regresses back to the mean, which is still very good. For example, the high school season following his complete domination of Shane Griffith at fargo, he then took in state losses to 2 guys with 5+ in state losses on the year. Neither should have even been on his level. Maybe he's finally found consistency though.

    Joe's problem wasn't consistency.  I think Joe's problem was being overly aggressive at times.  Nick is a more controlled wrestler than Joe.  Joe's loss his freshman year in the state finals was to a 2x champ.  Joe was dominating early (up 4-1 after the first period), got too aggressive (IMO) got in bad position and was put to his back and pinned late in the 2nd.  He could have gone conservative, played defense and likely would have won.  His two losses his soph year, one was the exact same thing.  He was wrestling a kid that he dominated every time they wrestled.  Got overly aggressive and the kid took advantage and pinned him.  The same kid a year earlier dominated and pinned Brayton Lee to give him his only loss.  The kid also finished 3rd for Wabash in D3 in 2018.  His other loss that year was to a teammate of Chad Red's.  I didn't see the match, but that kid was a tough senior.

  7. 5 minutes ago, southend said:

    All good points. But pointing out the Mendez example illustrates another inherent problem for Indiana. Unlike Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, The Hoosier state lacks the volume of the elite. So going to other states with an unproven program for elites creates a huge hurdle to jump. But proven programs make it easy to cherry pick Indiana high elites. Nebraska, Michigan ,Penn state, and Northwestern love that Indiana is down.

    IU has been down for so long, the Indiana HS elites have been leaving the state for decades.  Going back to the 80's and 90's, guys like Bud Palmer (Iowa), Keith Davison (wisconsin),  Kelvin Jackson (Mich St), Vega (Minny), and into the 00's with Blake Maurer (Ohio St), Tsirtsis (Iowa), Tsirtsis (Northwestern), Howe (Wisconsin), among others.  Now the Lee's (PSU), Lee (Minny), Red (Neb), Micic and Parris (Mich).  The only 2 highly ranked HS studs that ended up at IU are Coughlin and Angel.  I really do hope Angel turns it around, I'm just not that confident.

  8. 29 minutes ago, southend said:

    That said, would you wrestle for a new ,yet unproven coach  if you were an elite Hoosier prep, or take the security offer from Cale or Tom ?
    Your decision . 
    In a couple more years when angels recruits get a few years in the program, then maybe an elite has a little more information about the program to be able to make an informed decision to jump on board or not.

    It is really a catch 22 when a program is run down so low , and hire a man who has never run a program. So it is what it is, a 5 year look and see for Angel. Ask the boilermakers how the process works. 

    If that new, unproven coach could sell me on his vision of the program, show me that they are headed the right direction and it felt right, then sure I'd accept an offer.  If not, then no I wouldn't.  

    the other problem is, while Indiana has some good HS wrestlers, I don't see one in the pipeline on the level of Jesse Mendez.  So it might be a while before IU has another shot at a truly elite in-state wrestler.  He will have to develop these in-state recruits into all-americans, and the jury is obviously still out on whether he and his staff can do that.  This is year 3, so he's got some time, but you would hope to see some improvement by now.  6-12 in 2019, 2-10 last year and so far 0-2 this year with one or two possible dual wins on the schedule left.

  9. 18 hours ago, southend said:

    Easy now feet! I’m thinking Indiana might be able to contend with both Maryland and Michigan State.  But come on here ,you need to give a little love for the changes made recently in all these programs.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day!

    It's a process, sure.  But results have to come soon.  Angel is doing good things, but it will take more than Indiana HS studs to turn the program around.  Getting Mendez would be a coup.  Getting a guy like him could potentially cause other highly ranked recruits to follow.  If they miss on him, then it will be more of the same.

  10. 1 hour ago, NJDan said:

    OK, if he is smart about his money, he may be set for life based on that number. Of course, the stories of athletes who made much more than then before going broke are legion. Hope Henry is one of the smart ones and that he has a post-MMA career,

    Worth around $1M

    https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/henry-cejudo-net-worth#:~:text=Henry Cejudo Net worth 2019,-Advertisement&text=Henry is also an Olympic,to be around %241 million.

  11. 25 minutes ago, irani said:

    As far as I know, only two people have three gold medals in freestyle wrestling, Medved and Satiev (should have had four)

    Who are others who came close, and could have had three.  Below is my list

    1. Most obvious, Arsen Fadzehev - won gold from 1983 - 1992.  Almost a sure bet to win the 1984 gold if it wasn't for the stupid boycott
    2. Sergei Beloglazov - Another obvious choise, victimized by the stupid boycott
    3. Yarygin -  won gold in 1972 and 1974, but allegedly While preparing for the Moscow Olympics herealized that the young Soviet wrestler Ilya Mate has a better chance for the gold medal (which he indeed won), decided to retire.  He was the 1979 gold medadlist, so if the story is true, I think he made a terrible mistake and missed an opportunity to be a member of a very elite club
    4. Khadartsev Two golds and one silver, one match away
    5. Bruce Baumgartner -  The man has two golds, one silver, and one bronze.  He was probably one match away from getting three golds
    6. Gholam Reza  -  He has one gold, one silver, one bronze and one forth place .  Not as close as others, but still had a shot

    Who did I miss?


    Why should Satiev have had 4?

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