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    Logan Macri

    Do we know that the mother wasn't abusive? I don't want to place odds here, as it isn't a horse race. But there are, admittedly not common, situations where parent(s) can drive their children to drastic measures. You never know - after it's all said and done, the wrestler could be the victim here. And his actions may not necessarily be excessive (think - chained to the radiator type things.) (Is this politically correct enough to not to be deleted this time?)
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    Logan Stieber retiring

    I've always thought he was a great wrestler with a great attitude and work ethic. But - the elephant in the room may still be his "win" against Oliver... it was one of the most significant mistakes by officials in recent wrestling history. (Yes, Kessel was the asst. ref) I don't mean to bring the horse back from the dead to beat - but, at the same time, a send off for Logan wouldn't be complete without his most controversial "win"
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    Wrestlers that could do a big number of pull-ups at one time

    We are, without a doubt, firmly in the off-season conversation period.
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    Coach Dake?

    Couldn't agree more - Dan Gable is really something special.
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    Coach Dake?

    And, while we are at it, can we stop acting like being 'undefeated' is the be-all measure for how good a wrestler was? Not every undefeated wrestler was necessarily better than wrestlers with 1 career loss. It doesn't track. Yes, going undefeated is tremendously difficult when you consider how easy it is to have a bad day due to sickness, a car accident, death of a loved one, or many kinds of bad luck - even if you are good enough to beat everybody else on a good day. Don't get me wrong, going undefeated is very impressive, and it is certainly worth of mention and praise. But, lets be honest, luck plays into it. Just because a really great wrestler has a bad day, or 2 or 3, and loses to an inferior wrestler, or 2 or 3 doesn't mean he's suddenly not a great wrestler. Maybe his dog died, maybe he had the flu, maybe his dog got the flu and died. When he comes back and avenges his losses (Ex: Spencer Lee this year), maybe he is the best wrestler and his stats just don't reflect it. Even great wrestlers have bad days. Just because another wrestler didn't have any bad days, doesn't make him automatically better. Just makes him have better stats.
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    Calling it now - Kollin Moore is the 2020 197 pound champ

    Can't argue with a plan to 'turn him with double arm bars' - its, no doubt, a great plan regardless of wrestling IQ.
  7. 2019 NCAA Championship Finals - 7:00pm (EST) HWT - #1 White (OkSt) vs #2 Cassar (PSU) 125 - #3 Lee (Iowa) vs #5 Mueller (UVA) 133 - #1Fix (OkSt) vs #3 Suriano (RU) 141 - #1 Diakomihalis (Corn) vs #2 McKenna (tOSU) 149 - #1 Ashnault (RU) vs #2 Jordan (tOSU) 157 - #1 Nolf (PSU) vs #2 Berger (Neb) 165 - #2 Joseph (PSU) vs #8 Lewis (VT) 174 - #1 Hall (PSU) vs #3 Valencia (ArizSt) 184 - #5 Dean (Corn) vs #6 Foster (UNI) 197 #1 Nickal (PSU) vs #2 Moore (tOSU)
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    Rob Koll

    Relax on the 'most cowardly' BS. I've already stated clearly where I stand in my posts. (I hate when people react to a single post and don't read the whole thread) It ain't rocket science. If you have a guy who may have gas tank issues, you grind on him early to take advantage of it. Per Koll's game plan, Dean had to grind early to get Foster to gas. Dean didn't grind, and Foster didn't gas. Here's where the logic comes in --- Foster winning (good match by him) doesn't make Koll wrong.
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    Yanni's shoes

    In the US, we call them 'shoes'... one for each foot. Unless you have three feet, then you need trishoes. People with long feet wear shoeskis, but you Russians would already know that, right?
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    2019 Seniors You'll Miss in College Wrestling

    Steve Bleise was a warrior's warrior. Looked like a cross between mummy and cyborg at NCAA's, but brought all of it every time. Wrestled hard from whistle to whistle. Pay attention kids, that is how it should be done.
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    Rob Koll

    I get it - you have a gut instinct here. You're guessing about my perspective. Well, that's a swing and a miss for you tonight. I think Foster wrestled tough until the end and earned the win. Nice job by him - fantastic win. As far as Koll being right or wrong - logic takes precedence. I can't recognize him as being wrong any more than I can recognize him as being right. Under enough pressure from Dean per the game plan, Foster may have folded. Logic dictates that Koll wasn't necessarily wrong.
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    Rob Koll

    I don't believe Koll definitively says Foster has only 1.5 periods of coasting... but that should be obvious, right? In context, it implies actual wrestling. And he did specifically say that Dean needed to wear on him. I just rewatched it - it's now absolute historical fact recorded on video. Again, I have no interest in defending Koll. I'm merely stating that what we watched tonight doesn't prove Koll wrong. If Dean had done a better job at grinding on Foster, he may well have slowed down mid 2nd period and gone passive. We don't know because it didn't happen. You have to admit, not many expected to see Mark Hall shut down as early as he did tonight either. Wouldn't be a stretch at all to see it from Foster.
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    Nolf's ankle bands

    Keep STP out of here - I think the OP is Nolf's MOM!
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    Rob Koll

    Your ad populum argument doesn't hold water. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Koll isn't necessarily wrong. Dean needed to wear down Foster for the 1st period and a half. Dean did not do that successfully. Foster coasted a fair amount of it. We simply didn't see Foster get worn down as Koll had anticipated and hoped for. NOW, that being said, a lot of you really seem to dislike Koll. That's cool by me. Just find a better argument than to use the "Foster 1.5 period" one - it's weak.
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    But the Hodge is all about being the most dominant wrestler. Protecting a relatively small lead to not lose is nearly the exact opposite. Worst part was that the viewing audience was bored. All the hype and then snoozefest. Zzzzzzzzz
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    Who got OW of the tourney?

    mercifully idle = stalling
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    Who gets the Hodge?

    If it were based more heavily on tonight, Valencia.
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    Rob Koll

    This will be unpopular, but to be fair Koll isn't necessarily wrong. Dean's directive was to work Foster hard but he really didn't do a great job of wearing him out.
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    Who got OW of the tourney?

    Lewis deserves it and should get it.
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    After that yawner, OW needs to go to Lewis
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    Is Bo trying to set up something big? Weird to be content here
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    Except the part where he said Foster was only athletic for 1.5 periods... it was candid, but turns out it wasn't so high quality
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    I thought it was a candid, quality interview to boot.
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    This show started slow but the heat has been picking up... hot now!
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    NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread

    We need a video review booth with a couple giant TV's that double checks the on-mat ref's questionable calls - and does it quickly. What we have now just doesn't work.
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