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John Morgan

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  1. Good questions. I don't recall if USAW pays for National Team Members to attend Nationals, OTT or WTT. USAW usually pays for National Team Members (top 3 finishers from WTT or OTT) for international competitions along with mandatory domestic training camps (CO Springs). Domestic competition travel expenses are usually paid by the Club they are associated with. The club pays for air travel, hotel, local transportation and per diem for meals. Depending on the circumstances, the coach may rent the car or the athlete might. As far as driving back and forth that too will depend on circumstances but it can go either way. From what I have gathered, KJ was acting as personal coach and not National Development Coach so who knows who paid for what. The National "Developmental" coach is generally responsible for improving FS wrestling throughout the country at all levels and is not a Sr. level coaching position. I say "generally" because maybe the job description was personalized to fit the strengths of the employee.
  2. I am not sure how usaw or the universities handle this with the athlete. It is earned income so maybe they defer it or apply to tuition, etc. I'll let someone in the know answer this.
  3. Correct. The top three place finishers are awarded $ and the opportunity to accept invitations to overseas competition as well as their way paid to training camps. For instance, USAW will send two teams overseas to two separate competitions. #1 gets first choice, then #2, etc. These things make a difference for those serious about being on World and Olympic teams. The reason there are so many forfeits in the consolations is this was the last shot for many of these guys. Or maybe they aren't sure yet but their desire and drive is diminished in consolations.
  4. Disgusting how the refs won't touch the wrestlers all weekend, then put on a glove for finals like their lepers.
  5. Disgusting how the refs won't touch the wrestlers all weekend, then put on a glove for finals like their lepers.
  6. Thank you wrestlingnerd and i'll try that. I got this from Flo's site. Championship Series Mat 2 7:30 p.m. NBCSN | LIVE STREAM Championship Series Mats 1, 3, 4 7:30 p.m. Peacock | LIVE STREAMS
  7. Hopefully, they wait for all 3 bouts to be done before starting the next matches so we can adjust best bouts to big screen.
  8. What the? So I have one big screen, two laptops, and Track on my phone to determine what to watch and when. For simplicity I will have NBCSN Mat 2 on the big screen and stream the others to the laptops. But wait, Gwiz and Gable are up first on Mat 3, with JB and Dake up second bout mat 2? Note to USAW, your audience is on line in case you weren't aware. How about making it a bit more user friendly?
  9. Good point. I think CA could hold their own in a dual meet tournament. If there were such a weighted average ranking, here is how I would rank the states by quality output of HS wrestlers... 1. PA 2. OH 3. NJ 4. IL 5. CA 6. Tie...MN, MI, IA, OK, MO (probably couple others could go in here but who's to say)
  10. Both are awesome wrestling states with rich histories. I would say from pure population density alone they would have 3-4 x as many top kids. Population density helps for competitions, coaching, less travel, club participation, work out partners, etc.
  11. Nope, sitting right next to camera along with broadcasting. Just zoooom in a bit.
  12. Funny. it's not impossible to film from higher up and still be connected for mat score. Mat 1 Utah Valley St vs SDSU, guy filming zooms in and wrestling is close up. Looks fine and he is positioned well. Mat 2 NDSU V Air force match is zoomed out as mentioned above. Use the zoom and position yourself.
  13. https://www.flowrestling.org/live/24814 If promoted by flow and accessed through their website at "Live Now" then it doesn't matter to me who is filming. If they sub this out totally cool. Take 30 seconds to explain to anyone filming on their behalf on how to do it.
  14. I am making a complaint on this forum in hopes some flo guy follows this message board and makes a change. The reason for my complaint is that I have contacted them on three previous occasions without success so I will try this strategy. My complaint is watching matches/dual meets when the camera is zoomed so far out it feels like you are in the nose bleed section. From my experience, it is best to film from a bit higher up (so people don't walk or stand in the way) and then zoom in and leave a foot or two above and below the action. Not rocket science. Today, the NDSU v Air Force dual the camera is on the side of the mat (people walking in front, ref in the way, etc.) and I can actually see the top of the arena. Good grief, the arena is empty so why are you at mat side zoomed out? For the most part I am a Flo supporter (at the moment the benefits I receive are more valuable than the money I pay) so I am not bashing them...I just want them to improve the product so I (we) can enjoy the matches. I hope they read this.
  15. Very nice post Mr. Chapman and thank you for sharing.
  16. 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
  17. Stanford Physicians discuss risk level which is relevant for other sports.
  18. Yep. Greg was always so positive, enthusiastic, and considerate. Great man. RIP.
  19. Dang, sad news for sure. RIP Carlton.
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