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    Ragu reacted to jackwebster in Should "hiding" an arm be an automatic stall call?   
    Yup, and so should sealing off on the bottom so as not to give up a wrist or block a leg coming in. Staggered stances are also stalling: you should have to present both legs for attack. Further, blocking leg attacks with either your head, hands, or hips is stalling.
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    Ragu got a reaction from IfYouAin'tFirstYou'reLast in Big 10 Preseeds release (Penn State)   
    Cam Caffey keeps his hot streak rolling to a Big 10 title. You heard it here first 
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    Ragu got a reaction from herma48852 in Things to watch for at B10s   
    125 - Watch Spencer Lee dominate his way to his first Big 10 title. That's it
    133 - How the 1-5 seeds finish. I highly doubt these seeds go chalk. Many questions will be answered this weekend. Is Gross the man to chase or is he in the pack with everyone else? Is Rivera back to full strength? Will that even matter in the grand scheme of things? Who wins between RBY and DeSanto? Barring any dumb or actual MFF this is the weight to watch.
    141 - Will Lee and Pletcher run the gauntlet to the finals? Their path to the semis should be quite easy but they could face multiple different people as the weight class is quite nice from 1-7. The champ here will look pretty good sitting at the 1 seed come NCAA time.
    149 - The semifinals. Storr vs Sasso has always been fun to watch. Assuming chalk holds, it will be interesting to see who will get the chance to dethrone the true frosh. Lugo or Lee? 
    157 - Ryan Deakin to widen the gap. He is easily the best wrestler in the field this year and I think it opens it up and puts any doubt to rest.
    165 - What version of Marinelli and Joseph will we see this time? It's clear that they are ahead of the rest of the field, as deep as it is, so which versions of each will we see this time? Just keep your eyes glued to the screen on this one as anything can happen in a split second.
    174 - Who will get the 1 seed in Minnesota? Will Mark Hall reverse the result earlier in the year or will Kemerer keep it rolling? Either way they get the 1 and 2 right? I expect this match to happen more than once this month.
    184 - Is Brooks the real deal or will he make rookie mistakes? If he has Venz in the semis he will have to reverse an earlier loss. Also will Cam Caffey keep his hot streak rolling. He's won a lot of close matches lately, so over really good guys and some over average guys. A few different guys could win this one.
    197 - Watch Kollin take the first step to his first NCAA title. This is his weight to lose and I expect him to go relatively untouched here. Where is Rasheed at? Both mentally and physically? His bonus rate is way down and he's taken a few loses this year. How he performs here is big for the team race not only for Big 10s but also NCAAs.
    285 - Who wins in the clash of titans? I pray to any and every god there is that this does not end up being a MFF and I'll see you at NCAAs type of final. Parris has shown up everywhere and competed every time. He's hungry and deserved the 1 seed, does he prove he deserves the same in Minnesota? Does Gable come and end the match wagging his finger to the Michigan crowd? Regardless, I see this match also happening twice this month and fireworks each time.
    Team race - Watch Iowa win it before it even starts. More interesting than that though is if Iowa actually brings a guy in every weight to Minnesota. How many will Ohio State and Penn State bring? All that determines whether you get team title or not. This weekend will be a good one. Feel free to add any additional thoughts.
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    Ragu got a reaction from Wrestleknownothing in Things to watch for at B10s   
    125 - Watch Spencer Lee dominate his way to his first Big 10 title. That's it
    133 - How the 1-5 seeds finish. I highly doubt these seeds go chalk. Many questions will be answered this weekend. Is Gross the man to chase or is he in the pack with everyone else? Is Rivera back to full strength? Will that even matter in the grand scheme of things? Who wins between RBY and DeSanto? Barring any dumb or actual MFF this is the weight to watch.
    141 - Will Lee and Pletcher run the gauntlet to the finals? Their path to the semis should be quite easy but they could face multiple different people as the weight class is quite nice from 1-7. The champ here will look pretty good sitting at the 1 seed come NCAA time.
    149 - The semifinals. Storr vs Sasso has always been fun to watch. Assuming chalk holds, it will be interesting to see who will get the chance to dethrone the true frosh. Lugo or Lee? 
    157 - Ryan Deakin to widen the gap. He is easily the best wrestler in the field this year and I think it opens it up and puts any doubt to rest.
    165 - What version of Marinelli and Joseph will we see this time? It's clear that they are ahead of the rest of the field, as deep as it is, so which versions of each will we see this time? Just keep your eyes glued to the screen on this one as anything can happen in a split second.
    174 - Who will get the 1 seed in Minnesota? Will Mark Hall reverse the result earlier in the year or will Kemerer keep it rolling? Either way they get the 1 and 2 right? I expect this match to happen more than once this month.
    184 - Is Brooks the real deal or will he make rookie mistakes? If he has Venz in the semis he will have to reverse an earlier loss. Also will Cam Caffey keep his hot streak rolling. He's won a lot of close matches lately, so over really good guys and some over average guys. A few different guys could win this one.
    197 - Watch Kollin take the first step to his first NCAA title. This is his weight to lose and I expect him to go relatively untouched here. Where is Rasheed at? Both mentally and physically? His bonus rate is way down and he's taken a few loses this year. How he performs here is big for the team race not only for Big 10s but also NCAAs.
    285 - Who wins in the clash of titans? I pray to any and every god there is that this does not end up being a MFF and I'll see you at NCAAs type of final. Parris has shown up everywhere and competed every time. He's hungry and deserved the 1 seed, does he prove he deserves the same in Minnesota? Does Gable come and end the match wagging his finger to the Michigan crowd? Regardless, I see this match also happening twice this month and fireworks each time.
    Team race - Watch Iowa win it before it even starts. More interesting than that though is if Iowa actually brings a guy in every weight to Minnesota. How many will Ohio State and Penn State bring? All that determines whether you get team title or not. This weekend will be a good one. Feel free to add any additional thoughts.
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    Ragu got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Things to watch for at B10s   
    125 - Watch Spencer Lee dominate his way to his first Big 10 title. That's it
    133 - How the 1-5 seeds finish. I highly doubt these seeds go chalk. Many questions will be answered this weekend. Is Gross the man to chase or is he in the pack with everyone else? Is Rivera back to full strength? Will that even matter in the grand scheme of things? Who wins between RBY and DeSanto? Barring any dumb or actual MFF this is the weight to watch.
    141 - Will Lee and Pletcher run the gauntlet to the finals? Their path to the semis should be quite easy but they could face multiple different people as the weight class is quite nice from 1-7. The champ here will look pretty good sitting at the 1 seed come NCAA time.
    149 - The semifinals. Storr vs Sasso has always been fun to watch. Assuming chalk holds, it will be interesting to see who will get the chance to dethrone the true frosh. Lugo or Lee? 
    157 - Ryan Deakin to widen the gap. He is easily the best wrestler in the field this year and I think it opens it up and puts any doubt to rest.
    165 - What version of Marinelli and Joseph will we see this time? It's clear that they are ahead of the rest of the field, as deep as it is, so which versions of each will we see this time? Just keep your eyes glued to the screen on this one as anything can happen in a split second.
    174 - Who will get the 1 seed in Minnesota? Will Mark Hall reverse the result earlier in the year or will Kemerer keep it rolling? Either way they get the 1 and 2 right? I expect this match to happen more than once this month.
    184 - Is Brooks the real deal or will he make rookie mistakes? If he has Venz in the semis he will have to reverse an earlier loss. Also will Cam Caffey keep his hot streak rolling. He's won a lot of close matches lately, so over really good guys and some over average guys. A few different guys could win this one.
    197 - Watch Kollin take the first step to his first NCAA title. This is his weight to lose and I expect him to go relatively untouched here. Where is Rasheed at? Both mentally and physically? His bonus rate is way down and he's taken a few loses this year. How he performs here is big for the team race not only for Big 10s but also NCAAs.
    285 - Who wins in the clash of titans? I pray to any and every god there is that this does not end up being a MFF and I'll see you at NCAAs type of final. Parris has shown up everywhere and competed every time. He's hungry and deserved the 1 seed, does he prove he deserves the same in Minnesota? Does Gable come and end the match wagging his finger to the Michigan crowd? Regardless, I see this match also happening twice this month and fireworks each time.
    Team race - Watch Iowa win it before it even starts. More interesting than that though is if Iowa actually brings a guy in every weight to Minnesota. How many will Ohio State and Penn State bring? All that determines whether you get team title or not. This weekend will be a good one. Feel free to add any additional thoughts.
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    Ragu got a reaction from JoeNP in Desanto - what if he gets cradled again?   
    The ref will most likely start counting back points is my best guess
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    Ragu reacted to DoubleHalf in Walsh Ironman 2020 Who does he need to contact to get this done?   
    I hope it’s Peter Duke...
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    Ragu got a reaction from ugarte in Cornell Big Red Wrestling   
    Troy Nickerson (2001-2005): 96, 103, 112, 119 (2004 was the year NYS split into 2 divisions with Nickerson being D1, the harder one to win of the 2), and 125
    Adam Busiello (2015-2019): was a finalist his 7th grade year at 99 and got pinned by Jacori Teemer in one of the most entertaining matches I have seen in person. 99, 106, 120, 126, and 138
    Jacori Teemer (2014-2018): 99, 106 (one of the most stacked NYS brackets I've ever seen), 126, 132, and 152
    Greg D (2016-2020): 99, 113, 113, 113, and 120
    All the 5-timers are D1 guys which is mind blowing
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    Ragu reacted to klehner in National Collegiate Open Takeaways   
    Not an apt comparison:  JJ was a much better folkstyle wrestler than Berreyesa (and a better GR wrestler, too).
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    Ragu reacted to Cptafw164 in National Collegiate Open Takeaways   
    I would put money on Foca over Berreyesa by MD.  
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    Ragu reacted to Show_Me in Big 10 Preseeds release (Penn State)   
    I think you are selling him short on his post-season magic.
    In 2018, he was NOT Seeded, yet finished 7th.
    In 2019, he was a #16 Seed, yet finished 8th.
    He significantly over performed both years.
    I would expect him to be Seeded higher this year unless he lays an egg at Big 10.
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    Ragu got a reaction from fightingsioux in Big 10 Preseeds release (Penn State)   
    Chad Red in the postseason is a dangerous man 
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    Ragu got a reaction from mlbruem in WrestleStat Weekly Pick'em   
    For those of you who don't know, each week WrestleStat is doing a pick'em for D1 duals. It's a fun game to see how well you do. Linked for those who are interested
    https://www.wrestlestat.com/pickem/thisweek
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    Ragu got a reaction from andegre in WrestleStat Weekly Pick'em   
    For those of you who don't know, each week WrestleStat is doing a pick'em for D1 duals. It's a fun game to see how well you do. Linked for those who are interested
    https://www.wrestlestat.com/pickem/thisweek
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    Ragu reacted to scribe in What happens when the "wrong" guy wins the wrestleoff?   
    Cinnabon vs Ragu wrestle off. Which is the right guy?
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    Ragu reacted to PSUSMC in What happens when the "wrong" guy wins the wrestleoff?   
    If there's a tilt in there somewhere, Ragu probably smothers 'bon.
    Then again,  Jimmy could crack Ragu and break things open. 
    But I think Ragu is the guy - mangia bene!
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    Ragu got a reaction from Jimmy Cinnabon in What happens when the "wrong" guy wins the wrestleoff?   
    Similar situation happened last year with Ohio State with Gary Traub beating Singletary in their wrestle-off and that was the "wrong guy" but Ohio State did roll with Traub to start with if I remember correctly but by the time a few opens had passed Singletary went the rest of the way obviously. I don't know if they hit a second time or not but I don't remember them wrestling again. I mean Hoffman is better than Singletary so I don't know what they will do but history repeats itself so don't be surprised if you see Steiner getting the go-ahead.
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    Ragu reacted to fadzaev2 in Top individual wrestlers and biggest team years of canceled programs?   
    Mark Kerr 190, 1992 NCAA Champion for Syracuse
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    Ragu reacted to BigTimeFan in Top individual wrestlers and biggest team years of canceled programs?   
    Dave and Mark Schultz started at UCLA. 
    Gene Mills at Syracuse - here is an article about Syracuse I liked:
    http://dailyorange.com/2016/03/its-been-15-years-since-syracuses-wrestling-program-folded-gene-mills-is-trying-to-bring-it-back/
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    Ragu got a reaction from fadzaev2 in P4P US FS rankings   
    Leaving out Gray is disrespectful unless we're talking strictly men's FS
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    Ragu got a reaction from Mphillips in Flo Wrestling is good/bad for wrestling   
    I really am tired of people complaining to FloWRESTLING about the payment of the FloPro account feature. You guys do know they have no control over that right? FloSports is a huge conglomerate of sports networks including track, football, basketball, grappling, ect. It's not even expensive and the FloPro account gives you pro access to all websites that fall under the FloSports name like MileSplit, FloHoops, FloWrestling, ect. I think they provide excellent wrestling coverage, technique videos, rankings, a free wrestling podcast, and FloArena is getting better all the time. They are constantly improving as a website and a company. Wrestling is still small guys and for the attention wrestling gets and the funds FloWrestling gets and uses they do an incredible job. I'm honestly shocked at all the slander they get. They are constantly getting better and we are ever growing our sport and no doubt they help in that avenue. FloWrestling is a 10/10.
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    Ragu got a reaction from DocBZ in Cox vs. Sadulaev?   
    I don't know about definitely, but that is a match that I would pay top dollar to see
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    Ragu got a reaction from PHL in Cox vs. Sadulaev?   
    I don't know about definitely, but that is a match that I would pay top dollar to see
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    Ragu got a reaction from kimbo in Hot Take Time   
    J'Den Cox is the best wrestler in the USA
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    Ragu got a reaction from Giovanni in Hot Take Time   
    J'Den Cox is the best wrestler in the USA
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