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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from flyingcement in Jacobson where you hook a bent leg - is it legal?   
    They were legal in HS when I wrestled.  Saw my shoe soles a couple times.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from SignificantACCBias in Congrats to my brother Ned   
    I am a USMA alum and former member of the wrestling team (I dare not call myself a wrestler).  Ned IS a great coach and I knew West Point simply couldn’t hold onto him for as long as all is fans would have liked.  After his first year at army I would sweat every time a D1 HC job opened.  
     
    Im sad to see him go, but I’m genuinely happy for Ned.  We were lucky to have him as long as we did.    
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from Plasmodium in Dake may legitimately be the best current US wrestler there is, but.......   
    Those Belgian blue cows were selectively bred.  The selective breeding isolated the cows which had the Myostatin blocking gene.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from Gantry in Congrats to my brother Ned   
    I am a USMA alum and former member of the wrestling team (I dare not call myself a wrestler).  Ned IS a great coach and I knew West Point simply couldn’t hold onto him for as long as all is fans would have liked.  After his first year at army I would sweat every time a D1 HC job opened.  
     
    Im sad to see him go, but I’m genuinely happy for Ned.  We were lucky to have him as long as we did.    
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    Cptafw164 reacted to Elevator in Cornell U.   
    yes - but it was one of those freestyle matches where Foca won a few scrambles and got exposures - by no means would you watch that and conclude Foca would beat Dean in folkstyle - but perhaps concluded it would be a good match.   +
     
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from portajohn in T/F: You can't be the GOAT if you got pinned   
    I never thought of it as an accomplishment when old geezers would brag about never being pinned in college.  I got pinned once in college.  But I averaged about 10 matches per year and only wrestled 3 D1 all Americans and two D3 all Americans in my college career.  Oddly enough the pin was against another “non starter” wrestler.  
     
    I think being teched is worse than being pinned.   You can be winning or in a close match then get pinned.  You can’t win due to a “fluke” technical fall.  
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    Cptafw164 reacted to Antitroll2828 in Cornell in 2022 EIWA finals   
    O’Malley really had Focas number in high school, beat him multiple times O’Malleys senior year including the state finals, should be interesting  to see if Foca can get over that hump 
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    Cptafw164 reacted to Fishbane in 7th year wrestlers in 2021-2022 sesaon   
    In D2 and D3 you can get really old student athletes.  The eligibility clock in these divisions stop when a student is not enrolled full time.  So an wrestler could wrestle three years their first 3 years out of high school, graduate, get a job work ten years, return for graduate school and complete their 4th year of competition in their 30s.  Sure D3 has a no-redshirt rule but that only prevents a wrestler from practicing with the team during the "redshirt" year.  The wrestler could practice at a club/RTC whilst taking full time classes in the "redshirt year."  They could even take another "redshirt" year and do that same so long as they are not enrolled fulltime.  The no-redshirt year essentially means that if an athlete practices with the team after teams first competition it counts as a year of participation regardless of whether or not the individual participates in a competition.    
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    Cptafw164 reacted to RichB in 7th year wrestlers in 2021-2022 sesaon   
    Unless Military, D1 eligibility should end at 6 years. No more 3 year Mission then 5-6 years in college.
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from GockeS in Rule change for edge of mat (not pushout)   
    Watch some Navy wrestling matches.  
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    Cptafw164 reacted to LJB in Rule change for edge of mat (not pushout)   
    this 100%...
    nothing more obnoxious to hear someone complain about a passivity with...
    but, but, but... this guy shot!!!!
    "shots" are used as stall tactics all the time...
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from madcat11 in Which school has the “smartest” wrestlers?   
    I compare it to the Rutgers school of Communications.  After all, Rutgers should be Ivy anyway.
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from Greatdane67 in David Carr Twitter   
    Carr is extremely talented, but dancing in front of your opponent, the 31 seed, in the opening match of the NCAAs while up big, and you are the 3 seed, is like seeing a #3 ranked FBS school tear down the goalpost when they beat a FCS school the first game of the season.  I would not say that’s class.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from cjc007 in David Carr Twitter   
    Carr is extremely talented, but dancing in front of your opponent, the 31 seed, in the opening match of the NCAAs while up big, and you are the 3 seed, is like seeing a #3 ranked FBS school tear down the goalpost when they beat a FCS school the first game of the season.  I would not say that’s class.  
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    Cptafw164 reacted to dmm53 in Writing a book on: Mental Toughness for Wrestlers   
    Question:  why are you valuing "mental toughness" (whatever that might mean) to such an extent?  Serious inquiry.  
    It's an extremely old-fashioned approach.
    How about other values and conditions?  Flexibility, openness, creativity, risk-taking, body type,  etc.
    There has been quite a lot written about so-called "grit" in psychology.  You might take a look at that research.
    "Mental toughness" plays up (and overplays) the "will" of the individual.  Lots of research suggests that circumstance, habit, habitat, training partners, and so on play a bigger role in development.
    Wrestlers often fetishize individuality. It's a conservative bias.  There is a broader culture that is often arguably more (or as) important.   Look at the success of PSU over the last decade.
    The old idea seems to originate and get popularized with Dan Gable and then get promoted through what we can call Iowa ideology—that toughness and endless hours of work somehow win out.   It's increasingly a fiction and a basis for turning sport into work.  It's a kind of revamped Protestant work ethic that spiritualizes suffering and hopes it pays off in the end -- in the "afterlife" (NCAAs; World Championships; whatever).   
    Like all forms of dogma and received opinion, its should investigated and checked whether it is born out with empirical information and studies.
    "Mental toughness" is undoubtedly a factor in many kinds of personal success, but there is a great difficulty in measuring it, confirming it, defining it, and so on.  
     
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from Plasmodium in At what age does athletic endurance decline?   
    I shredded my labrum at 8 years old during a subluxation messing around with an “8year old heavyweight” between matches at a tourney.  I had surgery at the age of 31.  In the scope pictures, the surgeon showed me these threads growing off the bone around the labrum.  He said, “I have done 80 shoulder scopes and never seen that before.”  I told him I had an injury at 8, and he paused and said, “there is a possibility that your body tried to grow it back or you injured it badly during growth periods.”
    acute child injuries cause weird things.  Those threads impinged my socket for years causing chronic pain.  
     
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    Cptafw164 reacted to wamba in At what age does athletic endurance decline?   
    Awesome, thanks for sharing this.
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from wamba in At what age does athletic endurance decline?   
    It is impossible to put an age on it.  If you have wrestled from the age of 6 to 26, there is a very high chance that you have chronic overuse injuries that limit how hard you can train.  And that is if you don’t have any acute injuries that limited you.  
    Randy Couture smoked the human gas tank of Tito Ortiz.  Randy was 43.
    Also, who was that wrestler who won the olympics...or placed third in his late 30s?  He was an IOWA guy.  Gable said he was the best athlete he ever coached.  He ended up getting a JD...got bored and trained for the Olympics.  
     
    (it’s bothering me, so I am gonna have to look that up).
     
    Chris Campbell:  
    1977-78 ncaa champ
    FREESTYLE:
    1980 Olympic team
    1980 world champ
    1990 world silver
    1992 Olympic bronze 
     
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    Cptafw164 reacted to Sparky in College Programs on the Rise   
    Navy used to be a consistent top 10 to 20 program under Ed Perry.  The service academies are among the best wrestling coaching jobs around.  Someone might make more money elsewhere, but having "unlimited" scholarships for recruits who are motivated athletically and academically is a huge plus.  They academies aren't for everyone, but the opportunity to get a top tier education, with guaranteed jobs and a very involved alumni network are hard to beat.  The academies, along with the Ivies and other select schools like Stanford (hopefully), Northwestern, Duke, and others, are terrific opportunities in preparing for long term success.  It isn't all about wrestling....
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from cjc007 in College Programs on the Rise   
    I wasn’t advocating Army being a top 10 threat as much as I was using Army to explain why Navy won’t be a perennial top 10 any time soon.  Sure, army could do it with some big “if’s.”  My argument was that navy had bigger “if’s.”
    You know I am an optimistic Army Fanboy.  Thusly, I can’t let any Naval Academy praise go uncontested.
    Some things we can agree on:
    1.  Cornell gets top talent and has the best record of ensuring they meet or exceed the hype.  They also get a few recruits who exceed “predicted” potential willing a conf title and doing damage at NCAAs.
    2.  Lehigh gets a large volume of blue chip talent however, they “miss” more on recruits meeting the hype (recently).  
    IMHO, I think Cornell has a better way of timing their recruits so they can walk into starting jobs as freshmen and sophomores, while Lehigh will have elite recruits waiting 2-3 years until they start.  
     
    Army, Navy and AIR FORCE are turning things around in terms of getting freshmen and sophomores that can start from day 1 despite not being ranked.  However, Army has THREE starters who were former NHSCA senior national champs, and unranked in HS.  All EIWA finalists:  Peters, Ogunsanya, and Pasiuk.  
     
    Also, army has more ranked guys coming in than you think.  In fact, you probably know who they are, you just forgot because they were ranked last year.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from Show_Me in College Programs on the Rise   
    I wasn’t advocating Army being a top 10 threat as much as I was using Army to explain why Navy won’t be a perennial top 10 any time soon.  Sure, army could do it with some big “if’s.”  My argument was that navy had bigger “if’s.”
    You know I am an optimistic Army Fanboy.  Thusly, I can’t let any Naval Academy praise go uncontested.
    Some things we can agree on:
    1.  Cornell gets top talent and has the best record of ensuring they meet or exceed the hype.  They also get a few recruits who exceed “predicted” potential willing a conf title and doing damage at NCAAs.
    2.  Lehigh gets a large volume of blue chip talent however, they “miss” more on recruits meeting the hype (recently).  
    IMHO, I think Cornell has a better way of timing their recruits so they can walk into starting jobs as freshmen and sophomores, while Lehigh will have elite recruits waiting 2-3 years until they start.  
     
    Army, Navy and AIR FORCE are turning things around in terms of getting freshmen and sophomores that can start from day 1 despite not being ranked.  However, Army has THREE starters who were former NHSCA senior national champs, and unranked in HS.  All EIWA finalists:  Peters, Ogunsanya, and Pasiuk.  
     
    Also, army has more ranked guys coming in than you think.  In fact, you probably know who they are, you just forgot because they were ranked last year.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from TobusRex in College Programs on the Rise   
    I wasn’t advocating Army being a top 10 threat as much as I was using Army to explain why Navy won’t be a perennial top 10 any time soon.  Sure, army could do it with some big “if’s.”  My argument was that navy had bigger “if’s.”
    You know I am an optimistic Army Fanboy.  Thusly, I can’t let any Naval Academy praise go uncontested.
    Some things we can agree on:
    1.  Cornell gets top talent and has the best record of ensuring they meet or exceed the hype.  They also get a few recruits who exceed “predicted” potential willing a conf title and doing damage at NCAAs.
    2.  Lehigh gets a large volume of blue chip talent however, they “miss” more on recruits meeting the hype (recently).  
    IMHO, I think Cornell has a better way of timing their recruits so they can walk into starting jobs as freshmen and sophomores, while Lehigh will have elite recruits waiting 2-3 years until they start.  
     
    Army, Navy and AIR FORCE are turning things around in terms of getting freshmen and sophomores that can start from day 1 despite not being ranked.  However, Army has THREE starters who were former NHSCA senior national champs, and unranked in HS.  All EIWA finalists:  Peters, Ogunsanya, and Pasiuk.  
     
    Also, army has more ranked guys coming in than you think.  In fact, you probably know who they are, you just forgot because they were ranked last year.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from portajohn in College Programs on the Rise   
    I don't see it.  Sure, they have some ranked recruits coming in, but to be a perennial top 10, you need to have at least one CHAMPIONSHIP contender, not just AA hopeful.  They graduate their two best wrestlers at 141 and 165.  The rest are unproven.  Army is sitting better than navy right now, because after this year, Army has pretty much their whole team coming back.  They only lose starters at 141, 184 and HWT, and their back-ups were younger wrestlers who had the starting spots at the beginning of the year.  
    I am not saying Army is going to be there.  But a Penn resurgence is more possible than Navy.  If we are going based on recruits, then Air Force is up there.  Plus they have just as many ranked wrestlers.  Their recruiting class has some known names and is DEEP.  Academies have the ability to roster 50+ guys and each weight class is a "platoon" of bodies.  
    Without a few national champ contenders, meaning SURE AAs, It is hard to be ranked in the top 10.  
    Next year:  
    Navy:  If all goes well, you may see Koser at 197 grab some hardware this year, so he would be a contender next year.  Not enough points for top 10 though.  Also, the number of qualifiers is a big deal.  Navy will have many this year, but with the Ivies coming back, that number will drop.  I don't see more than 4 qualifiers next season.  
    Army:  149 & 157 have good chances to AA this year, and they come back next year.  That is two contenders.  However, they will most likely qualify 6-8 wrestlers for nationals.  You would need 4 AAs to be top 10.  Doable, but anything more than 2 would be a stretch from what I currently see.  I do see some of them getting to R12.  In R12, it could mean getting a lucky draw in the consis.  BAD NEWs is after the 21-22 season they will lose 5 starters (possibly 6 of Laughlin goes up to 184).  That prep school class was the best to ever come out of the prep school, which probably had to do with them being coached by Cam Simaz, so Army loses a lot.  
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    Cptafw164 got a reaction from TampaRyley in EIWA Interactive Tournament Seed Projections   
    I know that you do this for all conferences, but I am an EIWA FAN (Army) and like to watch opponent matches prior to them wrestling Army.  You do good analysis with Wrestlestat records and match score comparison.  
     
    I have some input based on what I watched:
    AU:  Since they had ZERO matches, is the EIWA bringing back last year’s rule that said “no seeding with 0 matches UNLESS you are a previous conference finalist.  In that case the best seed you can have is one seed less than the number of slots.”  They could tweak it for “previous conference placements of 4 or better.”  That still means Curry can get a 4 seed and Clarke can get a 5 seed.
    125: Jarrett lane is the top guy here.  Pinned Tropea easily and beat Koehler twice last year.  Roes majored cockerel and pinned Tropea.  Ryder does not have as much quality wins as he really didn’t go against many good guys.  Chauvin is interesting because he has earned the 10 seed this year but a late stall call giving roes a point sent the match into OT.  He also lost a close match with Seidman right at the end.  The Treaster match was close until the end, the first takedown Treaster had was after the buzzer.  Chauvin can be the next Frankie Guida being the 10 seed and making the finals.  
     
    133:  army bias here, but Monty is a 3 seed.  He has better “quality” wins over Allen of navy then Hines (escape and RT).  Monty actually took Allen down multiple times.  Monty was also the only guy to earn a RT point on Miller (over 2 mins) and blast doubled him twice.  Lambert started strong and finished the season with bad losses.  If Monty doesn’t get a 3/4 seed, then he is an instant “paper” dark horse for the finals.
    141:  Flores’ 3 wins are against 3rd string 0 win wrestlers in extra matches.  If you SAW Kurt Phipps wrestle, you would put him at #5.  He is the dark horse.  

    149:  All that might happen here is we get a crappy 149 situation like we had last year.  4 slots and 5 guys who can win a match at NCAAs.  Prince didn’t have a single match at 149 and didn’t meet the “min match criteria” so he was a prior year finalist who was seeded 5th.  I am not high on Gaxiola at all.  He has 0 good wins and some horrible losses.  1-5 is OG, Cobb, Hoffman, Kolonia and Clarke.  
     
    157:  Hartman got robbed of the 1 seed last year even though he beat Monday...who got the top seed.  Actually, Hartman got the 1 seed until Princeton got their team of lawyers to change it.  I saw the pin heller had on Hartman, not worried about a rematch.  Delp is really good.  He is the style clone of Hartman when Hartman was a freshman.  I saw his match against OU’s Justin Thomas (#11) and he had him beat until a bad call.   Cerniglia has no wins over anyone Wrestlestat has ranked below 100.  
     
    165:  after the top 3, the talent and ability is about the same.  Casella is really good but not dynamic so he hasn’t slight edge over the rest of the field.  However, the last seed, Ryan ferro, countered a Skidgel throw and got a TD, 4 swipes and a clear pin that was not called (if you have Flo, watch the match at EIWAs last year).  Then he got pinned by skidgel.  Ferro is the type of guy who can beat the top seed then lose his next two matches.  
     
    174:  Here is where you need to watch matches.  Pasiuk was the only guy to major Logan this year (#11 Lautt needed SV).  In fact Logan’s 2 losses were by 1 and 2 points.  Also, Pasiuk is the only guy to major Caravella this year.  Caravella has only lost by 1 2 and 3 points.  Lastly, Pasiuk beat Nolan twice last year, the second match was a MD.  Nolan has only 2 wins over EIWA starters, and they aren’t quality ones.  Pasiuk is the clear #2 seed.  Watch the matches, he had Logan wishing he wasn’t on the mat anymore.     
     
    197:  1-2-3 Brown-Koser-Jacobsen.  If you use prior year EIWA placement as the 1 seed “tie breaker” in this logjam, brown is the winner.  Plus brown is ranked the highest.  Then you can use head to head for #2, putting Koser there.  Jacobsen would get the three seed.  Brown may have close matches against veteran guys like Deprez, but Brown manhandled him despite not scoring many points.  It is just his style...like skidgel of Navy (ok, not that bad).  I don’t understand how referees let someone sit on a 1-0 lead nowadays despite obvious stalling.   
    Like I said, I am an army fan, but I saw many matches.  I’ll post my seeds I posted on an Army page later.  
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