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  1. UsedToBe103

    Official Striking Wrestler at Fargo

    I had the sound on and I could hear the slap.
  2. He most definitely would have.
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    Entire World Team

    Most of the comments are about Men's Freestyle, so I don't know how many people care, but Pat Smith made the World Team in 2017, so this is his second team.
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    Iowa Hawkeyes - Director of Operations

    Agreed that she is qualified. Her bio on the Iowa page says: "She was a manager for the Hawkeye wrestling team from 2015-19 and has four years of administrative experience working with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club."
  5. Good to know. I don't fly very often so I had no idea.
  6. Two weeks is way too close to the World Championships. I know that this isn't the highest priority, but think of the logistical dilemma of arranging travel for the friends and family of the two competitors; if you're Dake or Ringer's parents do you hedge your bet and book flights now? Hopefully they have a credit card with a good travel cancellation policy.
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    The strangeness of U23

    After changing it from "University" to U23 there is no longer a requirement to be enrolled in college. Not that they ever checked it really thoroughly back when it was "University."
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    Smith lays an egg

    That is one of the funniest posts I've ever read.
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    Should I quit?

    I kinda see your point but I stand by his statement because a match is 6 (or 7 in the case of college) minutes, roughly the amount of time to run a mile, give or take. Running a mile as fast as you can mimics the energy system needs of a wrestling match more closely than jogging 5 miles.
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    Blair at the Midlands Tournament

    I hadn't heard about this. What wrestler and what tournament?
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    Should I quit?

    I would ditch the 5 mile run and do some shorter, more intense conditioning workouts in its place. Many wrestlers still buy into old school conditioning techniques, but there is a lot of evidence that higher intensity training such as sprints (the best being hill sprints) or intervals is more efficient for weight loss. When you do long distance cardio, your body stops burning calories shortly after stopping, but when you do sprints your body has an after-burn effect for several hours. Not to mention that you can get your conditioning done in less time - most wrestlers would need at least 30 minutes to run 5 miles, whereas a sprint workout could be done in 10-15 minutes. Imagine that, you'll spend less time running and less time cutting weight. And if that weren't enough, sprints and intervals more closely mimic the energy systems needs of a wrestling match than long distance cardio does. Jogging is good for building a conditioning base when you're getting back into shape or doing active recovery, but after that it has diminishing returns. As one NCAA All-American told me: "It [a wrestling match] ain't no five mile jog - heck, it's a friekin' one mile sprint!"
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    How can another school overtake PSU and OSU?

    I agree that he still would have been successful at ISU, or elsewhere for that matter. David Taylor was originally committed to ISU before Cael took the job at PSU.
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    Foxcatcher Movie

    I watched the movie in the theater shortly after it came out and was disappointed by it. The dialogue was painfully slow - there were a lot of pauses added, presumably for dramatic effect, but they seemed overdone and annoying in my opinion. The trailer made it look action packed, but that's because nearly all of the good parts were in the trailer, and the majority of the scenes were slow and dreary. The movie didn't explain some of the details that it should have, and myself and another wrestler in the theater both agreed that it would seem like a pretty boring movie to someone who doesn't know anything about the real story or about wrestling. When the murder scene happened, most of the people in the theater gasped when the gun was drawn, as if they had no idea that was going to happen, so it seemed like many in the audience were not familiar with the story. The movie is supposed to be based on Mark Schultz's autobiography, also called "Foxcatcher" but there were many differences. The book was WAY more entertaining in my opinion and I recommend it to anyone on this forum. The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "The Prince of Pennsylvania," and the "Team Foxcatcher" documentary are worth watching.
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    Weight Cutting Education

    This is a good step for an MMA organization to make, but I agree that it would be too costly for most high school and college programs. Matside weigh-ins would be much simpler.
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    Weight Cutting Education

    Couldn't agree more. One of the best philosophies I've ever heard was to spend all your time and energy at practice on becoming a better wrestler, rather than spending your time and energy on cutting weight. It makes complete sense, but it's almost too simple for some people to understand, especially if they've always bought into the old-school weight cutting.