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    tigerfan got a reaction from Thor77 in Iowa vs Penn State   
    I've been watching wrestling for a long time, and that was quite simply 14 of the most intense minutes of wrestling i've ever seen.  It doesn't get much better than this.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from Ish in Iowa vs Penn State   
    I've been watching wrestling for a long time, and that was quite simply 14 of the most intense minutes of wrestling i've ever seen.  It doesn't get much better than this.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from Housebuye in Iowa vs Penn State   
    I've been watching wrestling for a long time, and that was quite simply 14 of the most intense minutes of wrestling i've ever seen.  It doesn't get much better than this.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Iowa vs Penn State   
    I've been watching wrestling for a long time, and that was quite simply 14 of the most intense minutes of wrestling i've ever seen.  It doesn't get much better than this.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from pamela in Iowa vs Penn State   
    I've been watching wrestling for a long time, and that was quite simply 14 of the most intense minutes of wrestling i've ever seen.  It doesn't get much better than this.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from red blades in Split season?   
    I used to divide my year into Fishing Season and Wrestling Season.  It is becoming more and more apparent that I have to revise my schedule to Fishing Season and One Weekend In March For Wrestling. On the plus side, this means more Fishing!
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    tigerfan reacted to Mohammer in South Beach Duals   
    Jacques beats up early 7-1
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    tigerfan got a reaction from mlbruem in South Beach Duals   
    Mizzou’s own press release today listed NCSt as an opponent. Someone is confused or lazy. 
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    tigerfan got a reaction from gallison in South Beach Duals   
    Mizzou’s own press release today listed NCSt as an opponent. Someone is confused or lazy. 
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    tigerfan got a reaction from Housebuye in South Beach Duals   
    Anyone else going? I could use some 80 degree sunshine and my girlfriend in a sundress.  Oh, and some great wrestling.  Any matches in particular that look especially interesting?
    I'm looking forward to Jacques/Early, Hart/Tucker, Leeth/Wilson, Wisman/Hidlay, Jacques/Humphreys, and Kent/Kutler
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    tigerfan got a reaction from Show_Me in Rudis podcast on transfer portal   
    Everyone who doesn’t loudly praise Iowa at every opportunity is biased against Iowa. Got it. For the record, his comments, other than joking about Brands’ probable frustration with Eierman’s style, were barely tangential to anything regarding Iowa. Only you imagined some kind of besmirching of the almighty Hawkeye. 
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    tigerfan reacted to 1032004 in Rudis podcast on transfer portal   
    I thought the main knock they made on Iowa was the suggestion of tampering, most of it wasn’t really specific to Iowa.   But it was really Dernlan that was way more mad about it, so I’m not sure if talking about Askren being biased against Iowa is really relevant.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from jon in Rudis podcast on transfer portal   
    Who were the U23 coaches? They made a joking reference to U23 being a great recruiting trip. If anyone tries to assert that conversations such as those that so obviously occurred in Eierman’s case don’t happen routinely, they’re being intentionally obtuse. Ben’s point about the portal being a joke were spot on. I happen to like Jaydin personally, and wish him the best in achieving his goals. This podcast didn’t paint the best picture of him, that’s clear. The cancerous effect of RTC’s on college wrestling is also clear, as is the positive effects they have on our international efforts post college. 
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    tigerfan reacted to ionel in Is Mizzou in trouble?   
    and here I had ya for a Princeton fan   ;)
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    tigerfan reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Is Mizzou in trouble?   
    There are definitely some red flags right now, but I'll try to talk you off the ledge a little:
    1) Young talent.  Mauller is a home run recruit, Jacques and Elam solid ground-rule doubles.  Hart and Mocco I think are also quality guys, give them some time and I think you'll see some solid results this year.
    2) Class of 2020.  This is your reloading class.  O'Toole and Rocky Elam IMO are can't miss guys, guys you build a top 5 lineup around.  I see O'Toole challenging for titles, and maybe early in his career as well.  Add to those two 3 other top 100 big board guys, very encouraging. 
    3) History.  Smith is a proven winner, with one of the strongest track records in the country of developing talent.  There are going to be bumps in the road here and there across a 20+ year run.  Mizzou doesn't have the fundraising power that the big boys do, but they compete with them annually anyway.  That's a disadvantage in terms of RTC's and retaining talent post-graduation, but that's the same battle Smith has always been fighting, and oftentimes winning. 
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    tigerfan reacted to PSUSMC in Kerkvliet has entered the transfer portal...   
    It's where they train the girls.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from Panther78 in What happens when the "wrong" guy wins the wrestleoff?   
    There are lots of reasons to hold wrestle offs, or scrimmages preseason.  Determining the starting lineup is pretty far down the list.  Coaches see what's happening everyday and have a pretty good idea who the better wrestler is.  The preseason matchups provide an opportunity to make weight and scrap under the lights in front of fans.  Sometimes new guys can prove they can perform when it matters, if the coaches have doubts.  Sometimes, veterans don't take it too seriously and lose, but the coaches have no doubts about who is better.  Sometimes guys have made a jump in the room and coaches get see if that translates to match conditions.  These preseason matchups, along with practice habits, lifestyle, academics, Open performances, etc. all provide data points for the coaches to determine who the starters will be.  Not many coaches stake their lineup on one intrasquad match, other than the perhaps the first dual if it comes before an Open can give a better reading of the situation.  Intrasquad duals also serve to provide the fan base with a reason to get excited about the upcoming season.  Like I said, lots of reasons.
     
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    tigerfan got a reaction from steamboat_charlie v2 in What happens when the "wrong" guy wins the wrestleoff?   
    There are lots of reasons to hold wrestle offs, or scrimmages preseason.  Determining the starting lineup is pretty far down the list.  Coaches see what's happening everyday and have a pretty good idea who the better wrestler is.  The preseason matchups provide an opportunity to make weight and scrap under the lights in front of fans.  Sometimes new guys can prove they can perform when it matters, if the coaches have doubts.  Sometimes, veterans don't take it too seriously and lose, but the coaches have no doubts about who is better.  Sometimes guys have made a jump in the room and coaches get see if that translates to match conditions.  These preseason matchups, along with practice habits, lifestyle, academics, Open performances, etc. all provide data points for the coaches to determine who the starters will be.  Not many coaches stake their lineup on one intrasquad match, other than the perhaps the first dual if it comes before an Open can give a better reading of the situation.  Intrasquad duals also serve to provide the fan base with a reason to get excited about the upcoming season.  Like I said, lots of reasons.
     
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    tigerfan reacted to PinFallRecruit in Huge pickup for the Cyclones   
    Coaches have a pretty good idea what would get in and what wouldn't get in as soon as they look at the grades/test scores. Admissions departments would definitely look to verify as well, but they would also need to take a look at the exact classes taken in HS. D1 requires a core set of classes to be eligible, they also have a time frame some of those have to be completed in. It takes a little more to figure out eligibility than it does acceptance.
    Coaches aren't going to waste their time recruiting wrestlers they know they can't get in. They are going to get transcripts/test scores as early as possible. Kids can commit before or after being accepted. 
    With that said, athletes (and others with "special abilities") get leeway at most schools for acceptance since they bring other skills to the university. How much that is is dependent on too many factors.
    Echemendia would be more of an unknown and would take quite a bit more time to figure out due to not being in the US until his Sr year. With his talent, it is worth taking a stab at and seeing if everything is going to work out.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from jon in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    We'll never know.  The argument that covering and promoting duals throughout the year to build interest in the national tournament is not without merit, obviously. PSU and Carl felt that continuing to win team titles with an individual tournament would be better to grow the sport than shifting at least some focus to duals and true team championships, which ESPN was actively encouraging us to do.  I don't know if we have good data yet, but I suppose we'll eventually be able to judge whether Carl was right.  Of course, PSU will always be able to fall back on "we don't know things would have been better."  Men's gymnastics, here we come!
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    tigerfan got a reaction from jon in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    You can postulate this because of...? Is it the garbage coverage they give the NCAA wrestling championships? While it is true that Carl was not the ONLY coach opposed to a Dual Team Championship, his voice was clearly the loudest.  As for Iowa/VT, that took place precisely BECAUSE what remained of the National Duals were largely meaningless since it wasn't the official team championship.  BTW, I'm not saying Flo is bad, I subscribe and appreciate their efforts.  In fact, ESPN probably never would have gotten interested in the first place without Flowrestling.  But they did, and when we had a chance to capitalize on that and move to the big leagues, Carl (and a few others) shot it down.  So now we remain with minor league operations like Flo and Track.  They do the best they can.  
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    tigerfan reacted to jammen in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    You're either forgetting or not aware of the history of the ESPN/Natty Duals proposal.  As I've previously posted Fritz and Sunderland coached PSU to 15 podiums in 17 National Duals appearances, including two titles, three 3rds, and four 4ths.  Cael lost a single Virginia Duals, and then actively campaigned to destroy the National Duals, including writing a blog titled "Just Say No to  National Duals". 
    Cael's decision to kill the National Duals  had nothing to do with growing the sport of wrestling, but everything to do with his own self-interest based upon his dismal 4-10-1 dual record vs the big three at the time (Minny, Iowa, Okie St).
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    tigerfan got a reaction from jammen in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    Lest we forget, ESPN expressed their desire to support and promote wrestling by advocating for a dual team championship several years ago.  Had that happened (thanks a lot Carl), who's to say how much their coverage and promotion of wrestling would have grown by now.  Unfortunately, Flo is what we were left with. Without looking, my guess is PSU fans will express unqualified support for Flo due to the uncomfortable reality that a better future with ESPN was shot down by their living god.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from headshuck in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    Lest we forget, ESPN expressed their desire to support and promote wrestling by advocating for a dual team championship several years ago.  Had that happened (thanks a lot Carl), who's to say how much their coverage and promotion of wrestling would have grown by now.  Unfortunately, Flo is what we were left with. Without looking, my guess is PSU fans will express unqualified support for Flo due to the uncomfortable reality that a better future with ESPN was shot down by their living god.
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    tigerfan got a reaction from cjc007 in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    Lest we forget, ESPN expressed their desire to support and promote wrestling by advocating for a dual team championship several years ago.  Had that happened (thanks a lot Carl), who's to say how much their coverage and promotion of wrestling would have grown by now.  Unfortunately, Flo is what we were left with. Without looking, my guess is PSU fans will express unqualified support for Flo due to the uncomfortable reality that a better future with ESPN was shot down by their living god.
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