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    John Morgan got a reaction from TheOhioState in Joe Heskett   
    Wow.  Sad to hear and great guy, coach, and wrestler.  Prayers for Joe for a healthy recovery.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from pamela in Penn State suffers critical loss!!!   
    Man, can't wait for the conference wrestling to start.  
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Panther78 in Penn State suffers critical loss!!!   
    Man, can't wait for the conference wrestling to start.  
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Creek chub in 2020 Bracket Busters   
    cameron Caffey 184 MSU
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    John Morgan got a reaction from IfYouAin'tFirstYou'reLast in 2020 Bracket Busters   
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    John Morgan got a reaction from RoosterAttack in 2020 Bracket Busters   
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    John Morgan got a reaction from TBar1977 in 2020 Bracket Busters   
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    John Morgan got a reaction from MonagFam in Are there DII, DIII, NAIA, Junior College Wrestling Fans/Followers?   
    Hi Monagfam,  I am a fan for two reasons...I love to look for diamonds in the rough.  The kids who were overlooked in HS for various reasons and then pour it on later.  They have a passion for the sport and want to be really good, and can be, but they may not be in the right training environment.  No disrespect to any naia, dii, or jc coaches, but a top DI programs have the practice partners, alumni via club training, multiple coaches, tougher schedules, etc. and that environment is difficult to replicate.
    Second, and this is more locally, I like to follow kids who I enjoyed watching in HS to see how they do at their respective national tournaments.
     
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in Wyatt Sheets, OK State   
    I love watching the kid wrestle and he is fully capable of wrestling DI and I too think he can AA.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from muskyjunky in Kemerer went from a small 157er to a huge 174er in 1 year   
    Strength and Conditioning coaches at colleges today are top notch at putting beef on athletes.  If an athlete has the frame for it, through proper diet (increase calories) and proper high weight/low rep weight training this can easily be done.   Many young athletes have not fully matured yet (and some have...Mark Hall?) and once you quit cutting weight and go the opposite direction (lifting and eating) it is not out of the question to jump two weight classes.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from BLT in RBY should have been DQ'd   
    From the rule book. Although what happened was not exactly illustrated, the pressure is against the normal movement of the knee joint.  The rule book also states that an illegal hold should be stopped by the referee to prevent injury but in cases where the illegal hold/movement cannot be prevented it should be penalized.  Objectively, I would say that move is going against the normal movement of the joint no matter who does it.

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    John Morgan got a reaction from Daybreak in RBY should have been DQ'd   
    From the rule book. Although what happened was not exactly illustrated, the pressure is against the normal movement of the knee joint.  The rule book also states that an illegal hold should be stopped by the referee to prevent injury but in cases where the illegal hold/movement cannot be prevented it should be penalized.  Objectively, I would say that move is going against the normal movement of the joint no matter who does it.

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    John Morgan got a reaction from JasonBryant in Probably a dumb question (acronyms-related)   
    VPF  Victory by Pin Fall
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Marcus Cisero in BTN's Alex and Eli Documentary   
    Agreed.  It was a nice documentary and a great tribute to Alex and the Stickley family.  Odd, I remember watching the Wi/IA dual last year and hearing about the bELIeve story but I guess I didn't really put the it together until today.  I was at the Big Tens last year when Alex beat Joseph and the arena was just electric after his victory.   Powerful tribute.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Housebuye in PSU's Brady Berge suffers severe injury at U23s   
    %$#$@ Ref.  From being in the room for thousands of hours and referring tons of wrestle off's, you know immediately when someone is injured like that.  That should be her last match.  Fired!
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    John Morgan got a reaction from MDogg in PSU's Brady Berge suffers severe injury at U23s   
    %$#$@ Ref.  From being in the room for thousands of hours and referring tons of wrestle off's, you know immediately when someone is injured like that.  That should be her last match.  Fired!
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    John Morgan got a reaction from RealAmericanHero in PSU's Brady Berge suffers severe injury at U23s   
    %$#$@ Ref.  From being in the room for thousands of hours and referring tons of wrestle off's, you know immediately when someone is injured like that.  That should be her last match.  Fired!
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Big Nasty in PSU's Brady Berge suffers severe injury at U23s   
    %$#$@ Ref.  From being in the room for thousands of hours and referring tons of wrestle off's, you know immediately when someone is injured like that.  That should be her last match.  Fired!
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    John Morgan got a reaction from TBar1977 in PSU's Brady Berge suffers severe injury at U23s   
    %$#$@ Ref.  From being in the room for thousands of hours and referring tons of wrestle off's, you know immediately when someone is injured like that.  That should be her last match.  Fired!
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    John Morgan got a reaction from MDogg in All these People Who Say Greco is Popular   
    I'll chime in here...from personal experience being on a couple US GR World teams.  Oftentimes when training and traveling overseas we would work out at the local gym prior to competitions.  I was always impressed with the GR technique while watching some of the kids/youth wrestlers in places like the Scandinavian countries, former eastern block countries, Russia, and Cuba.  Their GR technique was well developed at younger ages.  Not that this makes it more popular but it is an advantage in these countries that don't do folkstyle.  
    We in America are used to folkstyle because we grow up with it.  The rest of the world does not.  How to grow a sport is from the youth level on up.  People once said soccer will never take off in the U.S., but it has and you know what...they DIDN'T change the rules.  As more people competed the more they appreciated the finer details of the sport and the sport earned their admiration.
    Don't get me wrong, my favorite style is actually folkstyle and one of the main reasons is because our coaches make up the ncaa rules vs some bureaucratic officials organization like the WWE (formerly FILA) that changes rules every other month it seems.  With all the rule changes over the years in international wrestling, there really isn't a greater fan base in wrestling than when I was a kid.  Go to most wrestling tournaments and it is family members who are the spectators but this is no different though than swimming, gymnastics, skating, cycling, etc.   The majority of people who watch and follow any sport are people who grew up doing it.
     
     
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    John Morgan got a reaction from whaletail in All these People Who Say Greco is Popular   
    Hi LJB,
    That is one way to do it but I have found if you love wrestling, you can learn any style.  It depends on your end game I guess.  I remember in the my final trials match in 92 I lost to Dan Henderson.  Dan was a great all around wrestler but he didn't take the traditional college route after HS and went to Russia to train in GR.  Worked for him but I would say it is even more difficult today because you are dealing with fewer weight classes (Olympic years anyway).  Right  off the bat you have a 40% lower chance of making the team than in say 1992 because of this alone.  I remember when someone asked Lincoln McIlravy why he retired and he simply stated because I didn't have a weight class anymore.  Personal opinion though...I think the Olympics are way over rated and there are much better opportunities to pursue.  
    I had three sons all wrestle through HS and I was their coach.  All enjoyed the sport and what it offered them and they wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  However, none of them had the same level of passion I did for the sport and now pursue different professions.  In the end, to even keep them in a sport as demanding as wrestling is a challenge...especially when the world around them offers instant gratification.  I digress though as that is another topic altogether.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from Lurker in All these People Who Say Greco is Popular   
    Hi LJB,
    That is one way to do it but I have found if you love wrestling, you can learn any style.  It depends on your end game I guess.  I remember in the my final trials match in 92 I lost to Dan Henderson.  Dan was a great all around wrestler but he didn't take the traditional college route after HS and went to Russia to train in GR.  Worked for him but I would say it is even more difficult today because you are dealing with fewer weight classes (Olympic years anyway).  Right  off the bat you have a 40% lower chance of making the team than in say 1992 because of this alone.  I remember when someone asked Lincoln McIlravy why he retired and he simply stated because I didn't have a weight class anymore.  Personal opinion though...I think the Olympics are way over rated and there are much better opportunities to pursue.  
    I had three sons all wrestle through HS and I was their coach.  All enjoyed the sport and what it offered them and they wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  However, none of them had the same level of passion I did for the sport and now pursue different professions.  In the end, to even keep them in a sport as demanding as wrestling is a challenge...especially when the world around them offers instant gratification.  I digress though as that is another topic altogether.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from jon in All these People Who Say Greco is Popular   
    Hi LJB,
    That is one way to do it but I have found if you love wrestling, you can learn any style.  It depends on your end game I guess.  I remember in the my final trials match in 92 I lost to Dan Henderson.  Dan was a great all around wrestler but he didn't take the traditional college route after HS and went to Russia to train in GR.  Worked for him but I would say it is even more difficult today because you are dealing with fewer weight classes (Olympic years anyway).  Right  off the bat you have a 40% lower chance of making the team than in say 1992 because of this alone.  I remember when someone asked Lincoln McIlravy why he retired and he simply stated because I didn't have a weight class anymore.  Personal opinion though...I think the Olympics are way over rated and there are much better opportunities to pursue.  
    I had three sons all wrestle through HS and I was their coach.  All enjoyed the sport and what it offered them and they wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  However, none of them had the same level of passion I did for the sport and now pursue different professions.  In the end, to even keep them in a sport as demanding as wrestling is a challenge...especially when the world around them offers instant gratification.  I digress though as that is another topic altogether.
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    John Morgan got a reaction from whaletail in All these People Who Say Greco is Popular   
    I'll chime in here...from personal experience being on a couple US GR World teams.  Oftentimes when training and traveling overseas we would work out at the local gym prior to competitions.  I was always impressed with the GR technique while watching some of the kids/youth wrestlers in places like the Scandinavian countries, former eastern block countries, Russia, and Cuba.  Their GR technique was well developed at younger ages.  Not that this makes it more popular but it is an advantage in these countries that don't do folkstyle.  
    We in America are used to folkstyle because we grow up with it.  The rest of the world does not.  How to grow a sport is from the youth level on up.  People once said soccer will never take off in the U.S., but it has and you know what...they DIDN'T change the rules.  As more people competed the more they appreciated the finer details of the sport and the sport earned their admiration.
    Don't get me wrong, my favorite style is actually folkstyle and one of the main reasons is because our coaches make up the ncaa rules vs some bureaucratic officials organization like the WWE (formerly FILA) that changes rules every other month it seems.  With all the rule changes over the years in international wrestling, there really isn't a greater fan base in wrestling than when I was a kid.  Go to most wrestling tournaments and it is family members who are the spectators but this is no different though than swimming, gymnastics, skating, cycling, etc.   The majority of people who watch and follow any sport are people who grew up doing it.
     
     
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    John Morgan got a reaction from websterk149 in Top NCAA DI Wrestlers of the 2010s   
    Select your own dates but overall a very cool database

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