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  1. Plenty of guys on gear in the NCAA.
  2. Bryce Andonian at 149. Anybody in D1 that will reach back on bottom like they don’t have a care in the world is going to be can’t miss.
  3. It’s barely been a season so whoever wins the hodge this year should get an asterisk anyway. Might as well not be handed out at all. As for Lee, he will bonus everyone, including in the finals, but the weight class is exceedingly weak this year—so it’s not nearly as impressive as it would be if the Ivy League was in the mix. In regards to Fix, it was Ostarine of all things and at really low levels. It’s regularly found in tainted everyday supplements, so let’s not act as if he was on a cycle.
  4. The answer can only be found in the three inch binder.
  5. Yes, Rivera, who has two wins over Lee moved up to duck him. Just because someone can possibly make 125 doesn’t mean they want to cut or that they are ducking Lee by moving up. Most college kids grow—crazy, I know. It’s entirely different to cut for freestyle competitions that have huge weight jumps.
  6. Not anymore, Les Gutches is easily 240 and a competitive bodybuilder. Google him, unrecognizable.
  7. As long as they don’t drug test, Les Gutches v. Brock Lesnar.
  8. The thread is called “revisiting the racism, at team FoxCatcher.” A discussion about DuPont’s mental status is fair game when discussing the motives of his actions. Also, to acknowledge that perceived racism is not always indicative of a racist motive, is not a counter narrative. To make arguments in absolution and to assume every repudiation to your stance is a “narrative” is myopic and virtue signaling at its finest. Furthermore, it’s necessary to acknowledge context and not ignore the likelihood of misunderstandings especially outside of a forum, where lives and careers are at stake. Education and dialogue needs to supplant cancel culture. But I guess it’s easier to just sit back and throw stones, as if that makes any difference or benefits anyone.
  9. 1. DuPont was severely mentally ill. Clearly and unequivocally mentally ill. His mental illness undoubtedly contributed to his actions at FoxCatcher. To what extent, is up for debate. To mention this undeniable truth is not a defense for his actions but does provide context surrounding what happened. 2. DuPont may have been racist. As much as it’s popular to think, speak, and judge in absolutes, racism does exist on a spectrum. 3. Racism is not a clinical mental illness and to suggest so, demonstrates a clear lack of understanding about mental illness and further stigmatizes those who suffer from legitimate mental illness by grouping them with racists.
  10. Not sure when you wrestled but as a whole women’s wrestling has come a long way in the past 10-15 years. One of the fundamental differences between gender performance isn’t just physiological differences but access. There are limited opportunities for woman to compete, train, and have access to the best coaches as compared to men. Therefore, they don’t develop as well. That has changed considerably. Just as wrestlers in Pennsylvania dominate the wrestling landscape-Not because they are special humans but because that’s where the best resources and participation tends to be. A cursory search of objective performance measures indicates the best women in track and swimming have times similar to average college men. Furthering that point it wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility if the USA women’s soccer team put a beating on Division 1 JV men’s teams. If we look at combat sports, would it be so outrageous to suggest Amanda Nunes, Holly Holm, Valentina Shevchenko, or even prime Rhonda Rousey could beat up on a average male fighter in the regional circuit? Seems very possible to me.
  11. Laugh all you want but at the lighter weights the strength differences aren’t as apparent and you would be surprised at how technically sound and slick the female wrestlers have become. Several USAW coaches I know, believe the very best women could compete against men at the lighter weights-especially backups nobody has heard of.
  12. The HWC relies on marketing and donations for funding. It’s going to be especially hard now and probably not a good long term strategy to run off the best publicity available-winning; primarily only done by the HWC women. My guess, with the lack of wrestling on the schedule they decided the cost of supporting the HWC women outweighed the publicity (nothing to win right now). That coupled with a significant budgetary shortfall and the cost of the new facility, basically forced this move. Tom implied it was their choice. It would be like saying you aren’t going to pay someone any longer but they are welcome to come to work for free at any time. If they don’t, they “chose” to leave on their own. Regardless, it’s perplexing to announce Glynn and Moody so soon. Major PR blunder. Besides, Ragan probably beats Glynn in the room.
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