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  1. i have no idea how hidlay started the year ranked so low after going 24-2 as a greyshirt last year. he didn't have any INCREDIBLE wins but he beat some decent guys (Finesilver, Womack) and his only losses were close, to very good wrestlers (Smith and McFadden). darmstadt didn't look good against him at all from neutral.


  2. not a great day. too tentative and repeatedly gave up points at the end of periods/matches. the darmstadt loss was brutal because he neither tried to score from his feet nor defended particularly well when hidlay's main move today was to flat-out truck him. three other matches where we could have won with a little offense were just sad close losses. not a great start. i can't even celebrate princeton over lehigh because i was kind of expecting to lose to lehigh again and now i'm worried about losing the ivy title too.


  3. 14 hours ago, Antitroll2828 said:

    Foley got hated on not BECAUSE of his views but because he shoves his views down people’s throats In a wrestling blog and puffed out and pounded his chest when people would ask strictly for wrestling , and he views everyone who doesn’t agree with him as wrong, 

    the only time anyone says "stick to ..." it's because they disagree with the political view being expressed


  4. 15 hours ago, ugarte said:

    After looking at the registration for the Cornell Open, it looks like it's for Division I (and D-I greyshirts at FLWC and USMAPS) and, given it's location, NYS Collegiates is probably for the D-III and JuCo teams that Cornell and Army used to mostly destroy.

    also non-NY teams are participating

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  5. 8 hours ago, Mat Rat said:

    Looks like the NYS collegiate will be Sunday Nov 24 art Oswego State.

    After looking at the registration for the Cornell Open, it looks like it's for Division I (and D-I greyshirts at FLWC and USMAPS) and, given it's location, NYS Collegiates is probably for the D-III and JuCo teams that Cornell and Army used to mostly destroy.


  6. 49 minutes ago, JasonBryant said:

    The concept of it, I'm fine with. What it means now, in execution, has become a painful point in our sport. How many matches in recent memory are 3-2 decided by 1:04 of riding time where it's grab ankle until a four count, drive opponent down to the mat, rinse, repeat. I think it sucks in its current format. I believe it should be kept and only scored if a viable nearfall attempt has been scored. We have stalling rules aimed at reducing "riding" yet we still have something called "riding time." I didn't grow up in wrestling from a young age. I discovered it in my teens after being an avid and rabid fan of all sports. It's one less nuance as well. When I went to the Virginia Duals and saw the second clock, it confused me. Without fail, I have to explain riding time to every single high school fan under the age of 50 who looks over to watch college wrestling. It's been my personal experience that it's another unnecessary nuance that slows matches down, creates controversial scenarios with ankle riding, added rules to combat it and ultimately, serves as what exactly? Some time of weird tiebreaker? With all the attacks on freestyle and its criteria, we decide a winner based on seconds of riding time when athletes go into the tiebreakers. I think the concept of riding time, perhaps in your era, was justified and provided some merit. I've only been around college wrestling approaching 25 years, so my scope of why I don't like riding time comes from this era.

    Wrestling's got three positions, top, bottom and neutral. I think proficiency on top should be about turning and going for the fall, not hanging on and going for a point for hanging on for a minute. I don't subscribe to a theory that we should go freestyle, but I've just never liked riding time. I also don't subscribe to the theory that one style is wholly superior to the other. I like them both.

    i think this is generally true - i think there may be a happy medium between free (where you get one chance to get a turn before they put you on your feet) and folk (where you can sit on someone for 2:58 as long as you are making an effort to expose). too many other folk rules - like 2 and 4 second exposure requiring a different type of control than a gut or lace and the tiebreaker emphasis on the value of the escape point - argue against doing away with the skill of riding entirely. even the RT point itself has some merit.  but some kind of guidance for refs that balances it out - a determination that the guy on top can't turn and the guy on bottom is trapped - could be a return to neutral without awarding the escape point. 

    since i just dashed this off, there wasn't a ton of thought behind it, but jason gave me something to think about so i thought about it a little.


  7. On 11/18/2019 at 7:37 PM, nhs67 said:

     

    -97-

    Wasn't fair.  Macch earned the bid, however nobody on Snyder's side of the bracket had a realistic shot to earn the bid.  A true 2nd would have been appropriate here

    agreed. needed a true second contingency for this or if, say, garrett won 55 (or any non-American won their weight).


  8. 3 hours ago, Cary by the Lake said:

     Second Plasmodium sounds like someone who likes to pick at scabs.  Just one person's opinion.  

    That one person has ruled that Plasmodium failed skin check.

    Lehigh won this dual despite two wrestlers finishing one point short of a tech and three guys wheezing their way through the third period. Did Bethlehem have a higher altitude than usual?


  9. This was a great tournament and a pleasure to watch from up close. I watched from the 74 QF through the consolation rounds live, then the medal rounds on Flo.

    Comments in no particular order.

    Snyder isn't getting beat at this weight by anyone save maybe Cox once he chooses his weight class. Outscored his opponents 31-0. Yeesh.

    The college guys - Gross, McKenna and Suriano - were all better than I expected. I especially did not expect Suriano to challenge much less dominate Garrett (and he even teched the guy who beat Garrett) but as a Cornell guy I have to think that Garrett will keep improving through the trials. 

    I promise that I was telling the truth about IMar complaining about his shoulder after nearly losing to Gantt but he was putting a lot of pressure on that shoulder to turn Nolf over, and even an injured Nolf would make that unlikely if the symptoms were anything more than ephemeral. 

    Nobody had anything for Dieringer. Cakewalk. The most stunning match was Abounader / Pfarr - Abounader was up 8-0 and just gassed.

    Steveson rolled. In the consi semis, Hemida took a 2 point lead by shoving Nevills out of bounds... right through the ref, who took it like a champ. It's hard to tell on the screen but live, my son said Hemida seemed shook by knocking her over. Nevills quickly got in on a single leg and as Hemida was trying to fight it off ended up on his back and pinned with 1 second left (not that it mattered since he'd already been awarded 2 to go ahead.)


  10. 2 hours ago, ugarte said:

    Would not be surprised if it is a double MFF. My son and I were right next to Mat B. IMar barely held on against Gantt - I still can't believe he fought off the 4th turn - and after the match he was holding his left shoulder and told his coach "I can't feel my shoulder" as he walked off the mat.

    This did not age well, and I'm glad. IMar showed absolutely no evidence of a shoulder injury the way he threw Nolf.


  11. 2 hours ago, TBar1977 said:

    Yeah, the way he wrestled today he was looking so smooth in every position. I think he outscored his opponents by like 30+ to 0. This will just suck if he is injured. Even if he has to MFF, that also sucks. 

    Would not be surprised if it is a double MFF. My son and I were right next to Mat B. IMar barely held on against Gantt - I still can't believe he fought off the 4th turn - and after the match he was holding his left shoulder and told his coach "I can't feel my shoulder" as he walked off the mat.

    This was a great event to go to. I wish I could have gotten there earlier than the middle of the QF. Still can't believe that Garrett lost to Richards. 


  12. On 11/13/2019 at 10:57 AM, TBar1977 said:

    I realize I am quoting Attorney General Wm Barr when I write this, but the report on collusion found that "No American Colluded with Russia". ...

    Mueller specifically states in the report that he did not focus on “collusion” because it is not a term of art in federal criminal law. Instead, Mueller said he focused on deciding whether the Trump campaign committed conspiracy — a legally defined crime — and on “coordination,” which is not a legal term but which the special counsel defined as “more than the two parties taking actions that were informed by or responsive to the other’s actions or interests.”

    Mueller said he did not establish that “the Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russian government.”

    Look, the report said a lot of things. It pointed to a lot of suspicious behavior, inconsistent cooperation and dishonesty from the White House, pretty obvious destruction of evidence by Bannon and Erik Prince. If you want to hear me and another liberal lawyer (I'll say it so you don't have to) talk about it while citing specific evidence and laughing at the corruption and incompetence (and deflating some of the more hyperbolic accusations) have at it. The "evidence" of a parallel effort of Democrats collaborating with Russia or Ukraine is literally nothing. As in, people say it but there is nothing to point to, it's just something people on talk radio say to muddy the waters.

     

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