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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to MNRodent in Which programs need a coaching change?   
    The Gophers were 7-2 last year with only losses to Neb. and Iowa and were around #7-10 all year in most of the rankings.  Eggum's first recruiting class since being named head coach (Steveson, Lee, McKee, etc.) are just hitting their stride.  Since then recruiting has been solid (except for maybe 2019), and most needs have been addressed.  Also, an outstanding practice facility has been built and an RTC has been developed with a full time coach.  Things are looking up in Gopher-land!
     
     
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to MNRodent in Gable returning for senior year   
    Another Minnesotan, Baron Von Raschke will be teaching him the Claw hold.

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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to MonagFam in Fun FS Match from Germany Over the Weekend   
    Just thought I would share as I really enjoyed this match:
     
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to JasonBryant in Gable signs with WWE   
    Oh boo hoo. The "respect" argument being tossed out by the professional wrestling haters here and on the Facebook groups is strong and full of vitriol for no quantifiable reason. It's like to be respected in wrestling, you have to coach, be poor, only win medals and only stay in the sport and work at Dick's or Home Depot to supplement training. 
    The ignorance of the "business" of professional wrestling/sports entertainment in this thread and the Facebook groups is also next level. We celebrate people being wrestlers in all walks of life - but there's this get off my lawn crowd who has some issue with the WWE et al using the word wrestling. You know who isn't complaining about us using the world wrestling? Professional wrestling fans. I don't watch it nearly as much as I did growing up, but I follow OUR people and if that's the career path they chose, guess what, their "amateur" accolades get mentioned pretty much every time they're on TV. 
    Millions of viewers will hear about Jacob Kasper's college accolades as Julius Creed, same with Gable's gold. Just like they did with Kurt Angle. You know who hasn't put wrestling infront of millions of eyes each week for the last couple decades? Our wrestling. 
    Gable (and everyone else who went the pro wrestling route) doesn't care about anyone's respect except those in their circle of trust. That definitely doesn't mean, you, me or any other blowhard on the web who wants to take a dump on other people's life choices and how they use their talents to make a living. 
    Boo freaking hoo. 
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to BigTenFanboy in From Wrestling to Rassling   
    Its pretty common for many pro "wrestlers" to have legitimate high school wrestling experience.
    Cody Rhodes was a hs state champion Georgia.
    The late Reid Fliehr[ (son of Ric Flair) wrestled at Blair Academy in high school where he was a National Prep placer.
    Randy Orton was a highschool wrestler who i believe placed at the state tournamnet.
    Bobby Lashley (current WWE Champion) was a 3x NAIA national chmapion.
    Jack Swagger real name Jake Hager was an AA at Oklahoma in 2006 and had a win over NCAA Champ Dustin Fox
    Mick Foley was a high school wrestler.
    Chad Gable (real name Chad Betts) was on the 2012 US Olympic team for Greco
    Jason Jordan (real name Nathan Everhart) was ranked 2 for a while wrestling at Indiana.
    Jerry Brisco was a big talent recruiter for WWE the past 20 some years and has ties to the Oklahoma State Wrestling program.
    Matt Riddle was a high school state Champion and wrestled at East Stroudsburg Univiersity. 
    Not to mention Danny Hodge (you know the guy who the award is named after) was a long time pro wrassler and is in the Prowrestling hall of fame.
    So.. yes, much to the chagrin of the purists there is a legitimate connection between Wrestling an Pro-wrasslin. 
     
     
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to headshuck in Gable signs with WWE   
    Spencer and Gable could tag team!


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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Plasmodium in Gable signs with WWE   
    What will his finishing move be?  Maybe he will go to the top rope, turn his back to the opponent, wave a realistic replica of his gold medal, do a back flip and land belly to chest for a dramatic count of three!
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Plasmodium in Gable signs with WWE   
    Word on the street is Steveson is now six feet seven inches and 341 pounds.  His wiki has been corrected to show he hails from somewhere outside Accra, Ghana.
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to iwrite in From Wrestling to Rassling   
    Here are some notable amateurs who wrestled pro over the past century, with final year of college listed:
    1. Robin Reed, 1924 Olympic champion (no college)
    2 Pete Mehringer, 1932 Olympic champion (All-American at Kansas, 1932)
    3. Wayne Martin, 3-time NCAA  champion (Oklahoma U., 1936)
    4. Verne Gagne, 2-time NCAA Champion (Minnesota, 1949)
    5. Dick Hutton, 3-time NCAA champion (Oklahoma State, 1950)
    6. Joe Scarpello, 2-time NCAA champion (Iowa, 1950)
    7. Dan Hodge, 3-time NCAA champion (Oklahoma U., 1957)
    8. Chris Taylor, Olympic bronze, 2-time NCAA champion (Iowa State, 1973)
    9. Brad Rheingans,  2-time Olympian, 3rd in World, NCAA Div. 2 champion (N. Dakota State, 1975)
    There are many more who tested the waters -- men like Dean Rockwell, Dale Thomas and even some college coaches in the 1930s who wanted to pick up some extra money in the summers.
     
     
     
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    HurricaneWrestling2 got a reaction from Plasmodium in From Wrestling to Rassling   
    In 1962, Jim Raschke (Nebraska) was the Big 8 heavyweight champ and seeded # 2 at that year's NCAA Tournament but DNP.
    Wikipedia lists his amateur career as follows:
    1958 Nebraska State High School Heavyweight Championship (Omaha North High School) 1962 Big Eight Conference Heavyweight Championship (University of Nebraska) 1963 World Games Bronze medalist 1964 Olympic Team qualifier 1964 Amateur Athletic Union Freestyle Championship 1964 Amateur Athletic Union Greco-Roman Championship 1965 Worldwide Interservice Wrestling Championship (United States Army) 1985 inductee to the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame He wrestled professionally as Baron Von Raschke:

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    HurricaneWrestling2 got a reaction from headshuck in From Wrestling to Rassling   
    In 1962, Jim Raschke (Nebraska) was the Big 8 heavyweight champ and seeded # 2 at that year's NCAA Tournament but DNP.
    Wikipedia lists his amateur career as follows:
    1958 Nebraska State High School Heavyweight Championship (Omaha North High School) 1962 Big Eight Conference Heavyweight Championship (University of Nebraska) 1963 World Games Bronze medalist 1964 Olympic Team qualifier 1964 Amateur Athletic Union Freestyle Championship 1964 Amateur Athletic Union Greco-Roman Championship 1965 Worldwide Interservice Wrestling Championship (United States Army) 1985 inductee to the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame He wrestled professionally as Baron Von Raschke:

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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to irani in Is wrestling the most popular sport anywhere in the world?   
    I would argue, that Juybar, Mazandaran is the winner
    Some data
    Population of around 30k Have produced a few world medalists and champions, including Hassan Yazdani Reza Yazdani Komeil Ghasemi Masoud Esmaeilpour Mehdi Hajizadeh The main square in the small city is called the wrestling square!  Picture below
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Uwwdoc in 2021 Worlds: Taylor vs. Yazdani   
    Agreed. He was an absolute gentleman on the mat considering he went from gold medalist to silver in a painful 17 seconds, and he was equally class at the medal ceremony.
    I think the pressure and expectation Hassan was under to bring home gold was absolutely immense in a way that most won't have felt, including other athletes like Taylor himself. Hassan is the star of Iranian wrestling in Iran, and had to an extent transcended the sport in that country from a star power point of view, the vast majority that support him are not massively knowledgeable about wrestling from a technical view point. There are a lot of "casuals". So we are talking of millions who expected almost without thought that Hassan would get revenge on Taylor, make it look easy and the gold medal was definitive. Also the fact that he was regarded as the favourite for gold in the entire Iran FS & GR team, he definitely felt a lot of pressure going into the mat, so for him to let gold slip with less than 20 seconds after spending the best part of 3 and a bit years trying to deliver for his nation then I will forgive him for screaming loudly and kicking a chair.
    What is interesting to note is however is that if anything his popularity has gone up even further in Iran, there has been an outcry of sympathy and support and he received a heros welcome more than any of the 3 olympic gold medalists for Iran. Will this motivate him and put him at ease to be able to get 1 in the books against Taylor? Only time will tell.
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Wrestleknownothing in Will Spencer Lee ever win Olympic gold?   
    Correction: Kerkvliet did not wreatle a D1 dual right off the bat. It was Maryland.
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to alliseeisgold in I've had enough of John Smith on the mic   
    John Smith's country drawl makes you feel like your at a bar watching wrestling with the legend himself. I don't need some Chris Fowler or Christian Pyles trying to precisely announce wrestling correctly, just someone who sounds like one of the boys and one of the best of all time to boot. I actually really enjoy listening to him get on the refs.
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to grappler111 in Medal Count US, Russia Men's Freestyle   
    https://uww.org/event/tokyo-2020?tab=team-rankings&weight-category=2e4e1e21-e8ea-11eb-803a-06b1e9be04dc

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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to goheels1812 in The upside case for Snyder   
    This is important to remember. Snyder has taken some freestyle loses here and there. But the guy has an Olympic gold and Olympic silver medal to his name. There’s not a long list of Americans that can claim the same thing. He may never beat Sad again because Sad is once in a lifetime level good, but Snyder has had a hell of an international career. 
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Drew87 in The Champ is Saduleav   
    oh dude, never count your GOATs before they hatch, especially with a field like Russia’s.  It just takes one gangster mf-er out of the hinterlands.  They have warehouses full of evloevs.
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Jackal in The Champ is Saduleav   
    Or you the Jersey Jerk. 
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to AHamilton in I've had enough of John Smith on the mic   
    :26 second mark.  I learned this phrase as a young Buffalo Bills fan.  (I know... sad) 
    The great Marv Levy has a Masters in English History from Harvard, so I always trusted his judgement as far as vocabulary.
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    HurricaneWrestling2 got a reaction from AHamilton in I've had enough of John Smith on the mic   
    I didn't think so either but Google says:
    of·fi·cious assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters. "the security people were very officious" intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering. "an officious bystander"
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Jrr277 in The Anthem of the Russian Olympic Committee   
    IOC should have made them use "I Want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis
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    HurricaneWrestling2 reacted to Crotalus in Steveson - Petriashvili gold medal match   
    I would not hurt him, but it would only increase his standing amongst us international wrestling fans. He doesn't care about his freestyle legacy. He doesn't care about NCAA champships or about having any other number of freestyle accolades other than Oly Gold. He wants to be rich and famous, and the WWE is the easiest route to the goal. I don't blame him, even though I wish he would stick around.
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