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John Morgan last won the day on February 21 2020

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  1. Very nice post Mr. Chapman and thank you for sharing.
  2. The current Zeitgeist will play a factor in the decision...https://www.olympic.org/news/tokyo-2020-event-programme-to-see-major-boost-for-female-participation-youth-and-urban-appeal
  3. Stanford Physicians discuss risk level which is relevant for other sports.
  4. Yep. Greg was always so positive, enthusiastic, and considerate. Great man. RIP.
  5. Dang, sad news for sure. RIP Carlton.
  6. "Short Time!" When on your back late in the match with no oxygen as the guys squeezes you in head and arm. Except there is 28 seconds on the clock.
  7. Similar to soccer, usually people who like it played it and understand the intricacies of the strategies, tactics, techniques and plays. Many people in America don't appreciate this unless they grew up with it or had kids who played. I have wrestled and coached all styles and appreciate the training, techniques, strategies, etc. to be successful. Similar to Soccer, oftentimes GR gets a bad wrap because people don't really know what the participants are trying to do. Honestly, I have watched many GR matches and wondered the same thing. For instance, I will watch a guy pummel like heck to get an under hook but immediately pulls it out when the other wrestler locks in an over hook. This is stalling. If I work to get an under hook, I should have a purpose for that and not be afraid when the other guy engages. I see this a lot of this in the American style today. Guys who have not trained enough or know enough in the body lock position and therefore rely totally on a pummel match (cautions/push outs) to win a match. This is boring but it shouldn't be allowed by astute officials. However, most officials don't recognize this as passivity and don't call it. I could probably write a book on this topic but just wanted to provide perspective.
  8. I don't know him I just remember watching some of his fights.
  9. I don't know him I just remember watching some of his fights.
  10. Greg Haugen is one tough dude and great fighter.
  11. http://www.paynesvillearea.com/news/sportsarticles/archives/111203/1112johnmorgan.html The last paragraph of this article speaks a bit to my background (I only share this to provide credibility to my comment). I grew up doing both and my freshman/redshirt year at NDSU I won the ND Golden Gloves tournament. Then lost in the finals of what is known as the Upper Midwest GG Boxing Championships. Then went back to wrestling. I was the transition athlete (did both) in the family as three older brothers all boxed and me and my two younger brothers took to wrestling. Wrestling training and competing is more demanding and tiring than boxing. As you all know, if you train appropriately and get into top shape, the training and competing become much easier. Boxing you stand more straight up keeping your feet underneath you and stay REAL loose. Boxing training consisted of running but no weight training (you didn't need it to punch hard), and a lot of shadow boxing, sparring, and rope skipping. Amateur's were 3, 3 minute rounds and were not as tiring as wrestling. If your good, you don't take punches flush and you go with everything and shots glance off you. As you compete against better fighters it is inevitable you will take one square in the nose or the chin (this is rare for good fighters). However, if your not in shape, too muscle bound, or to tight, you can wear yourself out quickly and can get yourself hurt. In summary, the two sports are just different and each has their unique challenges in training and competing.
  12. My question is...what scoring rules in Freestyle would you like to see implemented in Folk? The reason I ask is because the NCAA Rules Committee is constantly adapting rules to make the sport better. Sometimes those rules are very minor but sometimes they make a big difference. "Hands to the face" penalty first offense lasted one year, and it was changed as too draconian. Scoring and allowing pinning out of bounds has been a good rule change. There are some Freestyle rules I would like to see in Folkstyle but there are many rules I would not want. I would like to see a reward for feet to back technique. Think Mark Hall vs Michael Kemmerer first match. Hall jacks up MK with double underhooks and throws MK to his back and MK comes out the back and scores TD so 2 MK and 0 MH. Maybe this could have been 2-2 or 3-2? The excitement of Hall taking the risk on the throw hurt him. What's the lesson? Don't take those kind of risks, or only in desperation. The moment you add scoring for feet to back, you will see better technique being developed in wrestling rooms across the country (just watch the Russian Nationals highlight film). However, there are many things about Free I would not like: * 3 Officials...ridiculous * Par Terre * Being under the umbrella of UWW rule changes. Would you rather be under the protection of The Bill of Rights or under the whims of the UN?
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