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  1. 5 hours ago, Maximus Meridius said:

    When Nickerson won his championships, New York only had one classification. Now the state has more than one—hence it’s easier. 

    That not entirely true the 2 class system came his junior year. It wouldn't have mattered nobody in NY could last a period with him at that point.

  2. I think it was a combination of both. If I remember correctly I think Gardner was outside shot to even medal and  Karlin was destroying everyone in his path still. I watched the match but was 12 years old so the details are fussy and didn't know Greco wrestlers like I did freestyle. Internet was not yet a big part of my life and many others. So basically I had no idea who Gardner was at the time but knew Karlin.

  3. 8 hours ago, ugarte said:

    i definitely agree that it says something that a 22-year-old wrestling at 125 wrestled at 132 in high school because guys fill out. i would also say that i think wrestlers - for very good reason - don't (or shouldn't be asked to) cut as aggressively in high school. i didn't wrestle so i'm more than open to being corrected.

    I only listed Yianni above him because at the time it was rumored that Vito was Cutting to 132 so they stayed away from each other. I'm sure it wasn't much of a cut if he was and again this was just the rumor back then.

  4. 5 hours ago, ShakaAloha said:

    How is Vito's competition weight from 5 years ago relevant to how much he cuts presently?

    It's pretty relevant when your try to make 125 for the last year he finished high school at 132.. if you also remember he originally tried to win the 133 spot at cornell and lost it toTucker. It took him sometime to get his weight down to 125 and get that spot.

  5. 4 hours ago, scribe said:

    It’s something to see fans on amateur wrestling forums defending the loss of talent. No other sport I look at has this attrition of the best. And certainly none others dense enough to defend it. 

    Nobody likes the loss of talent but it's his life and his decision. Would he get just as much flake if he decided to hang up his shoes to work full time as a business owner? I'm sorry but I'm never going to knock anyone that makes any kind of career decision for themselves. USA should be confident in our system that we simply say next man up.

  6. On 9/4/2021 at 10:36 PM, NJDan said:

    Will he be able to pass a drug test after joining WWE. Serious question.


    WWE had a wellness policy they have suspended their world champion and countless others even some development trainers before so they seem to take it seriously.

    Don't understand why most of you guys always feel so personally threatened WWE is a completely different product that few amiture wrestlers make the move to.

  7. On 8/12/2021 at 9:05 AM, Bozak2018 said:

    I'll have to actually see Suriano in somebody's line up at 125 before I believe it.  A cut to 57 kg for a tournament here and there is one thing, but holding 125 all season is another.  I think he'll be at 133.  I think Vito and Glory are the big hurdles at 125, and Vito could end up at 133 as well.  

    Given Kerk's history, maybe he doesn't make it through the season injury free.  Not to mention he'll have to Cassioppi, Parris and Schultz again.  If he isn't 100% he loses to all three of those guys.

    I think we see Vito going 133 honestly don't know how he's been able to make the cut to 125 for so long. It's got be brutal at this point.

  8. On 8/9/2021 at 11:34 AM, MSU158 said:

    Honestly, I would be VERY surprised if a big name school took him with ZERO official coaching experience.  If DI Head Coaching is actually something he eventually wants to do, he needs to latch on somewhere as an assistant coach SOON to get some official experience.  He can keep training, but would have the experience on the resume.  The problem is, he would almost assuredly need to go somewhere OTHER than PSU as I don't see them cutting ANYONE from that All Star Staff to make room for him.  Unless, MAYBE, they get creative and move one of them to strictly NLWC(God knows they have enough money to pay one of them for now) and let Taylor on staff.

    But, I truly don't see that benefitting PSU, as I see Cael staying on for quite some time and I doubt Taylor would want to stay being the 3rd assistant for that long(since he is already in his 30's).  With that in mind, I don't know why PSU would want to juggle a great winning formula to inevitably groom Taylor to become a Head Coach somewhere else.

    With all that and the fact he is already in his 30's without official coaching experience, does he even want to be a HC when he retires from competition????

    His name would automatically draw in top recruits. talent is still the name of the game. 

  9. 2 minutes ago, Mr. Poopy butthole said:

    Folks here claiming that Spencer Lee sacrificed his goals for the team, that he did so involuntarily at the behest of the Iowa coaches no less, dont know Spencer, his family, or the Iowa coaches and must not have watched a single interview he's given over the years 

    So since you seem to know more than the rest of us. I have always wondered who gets the big piece of chicken at the dinner table being that both parents are accomplished judo competitor's themselves. First point wins? 2 out of 3? 

  10. Iowa fans crucified me for thinking he should take time to get healthy and focus on international. It would a shame 20 years down the road to wonder how he would have done on the world stage If he gets hurt again going after a 4th title. I'm personally a bigger fan of my country and fielding the best team than to the allegiance of my college team. But then again he might know that he's already done after this season.

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