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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Mokoma in 10 Best College Wrestlers From Each State   
    I’d have Myles Martin firmly in the top 10.
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Broomstick in 10 Best College Wrestlers From Each State   
    This has probably been done before but perhaps the passage of time would make any old thread out-of-date.  Based solely on college results, list the 10 best wrestlers "from each state" meaning attended all 4 years of high school in the state.  I will start with Ohio, naming the best college wrestlers (from any college) who attended all 4 years of high school in Ohio.
    1.  Logan Stieber - 4 time Div. 1 Champ.  Really no choice but to put him first given the 4 titles.
    2.  Lee Kemp - 3 time Div. 1 Champ, 1 time runner up.  Even though Steiber has one more title, there are strong arguments Kemp should be #1 given that his loss freshman year in the finals was somewhat controversial and he did not lose another college match thereafter.  Still, I'm going with Steiber over Kemp based on  the simple concept of 4>3.  Others may disagree.
    Does any other state have a better top 2?
    3.  David Taylor - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 2 time runner up.  This was the easiest placement for the list.  Taylor's level of dominance throughout his collegiate career puts him a level (or 2) above Ohio's other 2 time champs and, in my opinion, he has to be below Steiber and Kemp based on number of titles.
    Does any other state have a better top 3?
    4.  Kevin Randleman - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 1 time runner up.  Only 3 years of competition due to "foregoing" his senior year.  Some may say this placement is controversial since there are 4 time AAs below but there is nobody on this list who was more intimidating than "the Monster".
    5.  Tommy Rowlands - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 4 time AA.  The greatness of the HWY weight class during his years justifies him being above some others.
    6.  Ryan Bertin - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 4 time AA.  For various reasons, I never saw many of his matches.  My loss.
    7. Alan Fried - 1 time Div. 1 Champ, 2 time runner up.  Only 3 years of competition due to Oklahoma State sanctions his junior year and his two runner ups were losses to Tom Brands (as were 5 of his 6 losses in college).  Like Randleman, although he ended up with less titles or AAs than some below him on the list, the "eye test" justifies his higher placement.
    8.  Markus Mollica - 2 time Div 1 Champ, 4 time AA.  An knee injury one year may have prevented a 3rd title.
    9.  Jim Jordan - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 3 time AA.  The fact his first championship came via a win over John Smith causes me to put him above some of the other 2 time champs.
    10.  J. Jaggers - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 3 time AA.  For various reasons, I saw so many of his matches and what a treat that was.  His two titles were filled with exciting matches in the tournament, the 2nd of which I was able to attend in St. Louis.
    11.  Dean Heil - 2 time Div. 1 Champ, 3 time AA.  I imagine some will argue he should be at #8 or 9, which may be correct.  Who knows, if he was not hampered by injury his senior year and wins another title, he is solidly in the top 3 or 4. (I had him at 10 but then remembered I left Mollica off the list when I first submitted)
     
     
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Marcus Cisero in Arnold Classic Banning, 'most' spectators from event   
    I've been following this since last week, especially the way its affecting product from China to the rest of the world. I'm involved with seniors (including my 86 year old Mom who I'm responsible for) and was blown away after learning just how much of our medicines come from China. More research led to other critical items that could be shorted as well Then the possible impact on the Tokyo Olympics as well as sports here came to light.
    Here's what I presented this past Sunday which generated a few nasty emails to my email box by some of the know-it-alls who run this joint.
    Question: Will the NCAA delay March college sports events (including WRESTLING) due to health safety concerns?
    Based on what I read here’s what’s being discussed.
    Precautions should in include cancelling all auxiliary events that put players in contact with crowds such as meet and greets and press events Some are saying perhaps the sports events should be played in an empty arena without fans at all. Some have said, well – perhaps there should be no games at all. Do you guys feel this could happen?
    The conference wrestling championships this weekend can't come soon enough! Can't wait!
     
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to pamela in Penn State suffers critical loss!!!   
    Ed Ruth pouring one out
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from jon in Will this sell out?   
    Even more, I love when people won’t allow any criticism and we’re told to just be happy with what we have. 
    I hope for the best, but the originally tweeted photo makes it looks like 2/3rds of the stadium won’t be able to even decipher what singlet each wrestler is wearing. It’s ok to be critical of it. 
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from wrestlingrecruit in Will this sell out?   
    Even more, I love when people won’t allow any criticism and we’re told to just be happy with what we have. 
    I hope for the best, but the originally tweeted photo makes it looks like 2/3rds of the stadium won’t be able to even decipher what singlet each wrestler is wearing. It’s ok to be critical of it. 
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to klehner in Will this sell out?   
    If that is any indication, it'll be like watching ants fight over a grain of sand.
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Wrestleknownothing in Coach that could make Cael-like splash   
    I believe it is spelled Sandursun
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to VakAttack in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    Ballsy of Kevin Dresser to go with the Astros "f**k you" defense.

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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from Rhackler in #1 Spencer Lee vs. #4 Nick Piccininni   
    Definitely take AHamilton’s opinion on the spelling of dual vs duel
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from jon in #1 Spencer Lee vs. #4 Nick Piccininni   
    Definitely take AHamilton’s opinion on the spelling of dual vs duel
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Eagle26 in Criteria vs. Overtime - what's better?   
    The problem is if you and I wrestled and we each scored one takedown, who demonstrated they were the better wrestler? Why is the last takedown better than the first? That is the part that is purely fabricated. Like I said, I agree criteria is fun to watch, but it feels a lot better to see a guy earn a win on an offensive point rather than a tie breaker criteria.
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to TobusRex in Berge officially done for season   
    I bet he still gets the RS. Cael knows some stuff I bet we don't. 
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from AHamilton in #1 Spencer Lee vs. #4 Nick Piccininni   
    Definitely take AHamilton’s opinion on the spelling of dual vs duel
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Plasmodium in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    Fair to say Dresser is acting like an orange in this respect?
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from ThorsteinV in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    Makes me laugh that this thread is now 4 pages long and the topic is all over twitter, yet this was the first response. 
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Fantasy Matchup - Spencer Lee vs Yojiro Uetake   
    I feel like the bigger question is if we can compare a mid-60’s wrestler to current day. Do we feel they are on the same athletic level? Honest question. 
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Mohammer in Reactions vs Posts ratio   
    Tigerfan preaching some of his own inconsequential nonsense 
    ive just wasted 20 seconds of my life reading and responding 
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    RavishingRickRude got a reaction from jon in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    Makes me laugh that this thread is now 4 pages long and the topic is all over twitter, yet this was the first response. 
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Sparky in Maryland - Two Piece Uniform   
    Pretty sure there are enough that they don't have to share. 
     
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to Titabawassee in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    2 of the 3 Iowa State guys who defaulted to Coleman were not even 184lbers showing what he did was premeditated!!!!

    -Caleb Long competed at 165/174 all season not 184 
    -Austin Stotts competed at 174 all season not 184. 

    He purposely put his own guys up at 184 to fix these matches!!! 
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to silvermedal in CoronaVirus - Cancelling or moving Olympic Games   
    Wrestlers know how to handle a health crisis.  Defense Soap.  
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to RichB in Iowa St. Open (merged topic)   
    How about a first period default to a teammate, with no competition points ie Takedown scored does not count towards winning percentage or RPI
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to DocBZ in Lee will pin Pletcher   
    Ref was awful tonight. How did he miss an obvious Pin??
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    RavishingRickRude reacted to goheels1812 in Brand's tenure   
    *Tony Ramos has entered the chat*
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