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Everything posted by Cradle1969

  1. Everyone is complaining about Marinelli having to wrestle Smith in round 1. What Smith having to wrestle Marinelli in round 1.
  2. I think Steveson wrestles much more aggressively if they meet again. I think he will use his weight advantage better and try and force some stall calls.
  3. I don't think Marinelli wants to see Wick for a third time this year.
  4. No way Cenzo drops below 3. Most likely 2.
  5. I think he will be in the mix in Paris 2024.
  6. Nobody will want to be seeded 4 or 5. The six seed has a better chance than the 4/5.
  7. Myles Martin is an extremely impressive young man. I look forward to seeing how he develops on the next level. His pure athleticism combined with his attitude make for a very high ceiling.
  8. Wrestling is an incredibly emotional sport, but coaches at the college level should not act like that. If i were the AD at Northwestern, I would speak to Stornlio about his assistants. Direct your passion and emotion at your athlete, not the opposing coaches or athletes. This comes with experience and maturity.
  9. They should make the seeding meeting a PPV event.
  10. He should be 2 or 3. Even if he had wrestled today and lost - i don't think he would have fallen below 3.
  11. Obviously Bo is #1. What does the seeding committee do with Weigel? He's undefeated and just dismantled Miklus. Also interested in seeing what seed Warner gets. He has had some good wins but also a few bad losses.
  12. It is going to be VERY interesting to see how they seed 285. The top 3 have all beaten each other. I would go 1 - Cassar, 2 - Gable, 3 - White.
  13. Missouri may need bonus points from Lewis to win.
  14. But nobody has successfully attacked Rivera like Micic did. Micic made him look very vulnerable. I'f Im an opposing coach, i would break down the tape and see what worked against him. If anything else, it showed he is VERY beatable. Its the same thing that happens in football at all levels. Once a teams weakness is exposed, everyone tries to attack that weakness. I respect Rivera for what he did. I'm just not sure what he actually got out of it. And please don't tell me it was for the team. Northwestern wasn't going to beat Michigan.
  15. Valencia was up 6-4 at the beginning of the period. After the cradle (had Valencia gotten out of it) Lewis would have been up 8-6.
  16. I think nerves before matches is also key. PSU guys seem more relaxed than most others.
  17. The goal of a high school wrestler is to win state. The goal of a college wrestler is to win NCAA's. The goal of post grads is to win Worlds/Olympics. I agree - challenging oneself to be the best is important and part of the "code", but should not interfere or get in the way of winning these championships. These athletes/coaches have to do what is best for themselves and their programs and not worry about who wins fans respect.
  18. Who were the coaches in Bey's corner?
  19. I think how teams approach the weight cuts are also important. Ryan eluded to the fact that mckenna may not of handled the cut too well this time.
  20. Was it smart for Rivera to bump up? What did it accomplish? Yes, he showed he's not afraid to lose, yes he showed he's up for a challenge. But at what expense. Did Micic expose some weaknesses that Lee and Brands can now attack? I believe the # 1 goal of an NCAA wrestler is to win the NCAA Championship. Whatever strategy, tactics, approach that gets THAT job done is what should be done. If I were a NCAA coach - that is what I would be concerned with. I wouldn't worry about what the fans want to see or what some people think is best for the sport.
  21. Didn't Malik compete at 149 this past weekend?
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