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  1. 6 minutes ago, Jimmy Cinnabon said:

    It's not really an issue -- it's a condition that never goes away.  And it's not treatable.  

    So are you claiming it's physical? Look, whatever the issue is with DeSanto (and I suspect it is a spectrum disorder), it is a mental health issue that can be treated. IMO they have done a great job at Iowa helping Austin. I don't know what happened this weekend, but I hope it isn't as bad as some people claimed. I will reserve judgment.


  2. Just now, Sstern said:

    It may be the media reaches out to the parents and some say go ahead and others want to keep a distance.

    Media will always reach out, it's what they do. They will always show some more than others, but if you're at a public event, you can be photographed without consent. Media will not stop filming just because you told them to stay away.

  3. 2 minutes ago, Jimmy Cinnabon said:

    The problem is that some (including very high level guys and champs) use tactics that involve running to the edge of the mat and wrestling from there.  It would be hilarious watching someone like Jesse Delgado have to moonwalk for 30 seconds to start wrestling each period though.

    Hit him for stalling!!!!

  4. 6 minutes ago, IronChef said:

    It's definitely kind of weird that these guys will wrestle duals on giant mats and then the NCAA finals on one that is the most common size but also the smallest size allowed by the rules. 

    Let's make the mats big enough that the athletes can wrestle without having to worry about this nonsense. It's easy to do and it needs to happen.

  5. 2 minutes ago, nhs67 said:

    Verk has diabetes.  He has a very controlled lifestyle as far as diet goes, so I don't think him going up or down is as easy or as ideal as staying at 149lbs.  He never really cut for 149lbs.

    Good point. People forget about that (including me), but obviously it's a huge factor for Jarod. If Verk goes 149, Kem will have to wrestle off with Badgett at 157, and Burnett will take a RS. That's probably the ideal actually.

  6. 3 minutes ago, Jaroslav Hasek said:

    its a good thing no one cares about Flo's rankings imo. wouldn't want anyone to lose sleep over them or get triggered so bad that begin harboring notion of murdering me over them. 

    Damn, you're really letting that $25,000 salary go to your head. No one really cares about what you write bro; you're not that important. 

  7. 4 minutes ago, 1032004 said:

    LOL he didn't get "hammered."   He got taken down once and then Wentzel hung onto his back for dear life swinging Lewis's arm around.  But yes Wentzel most likely still wins if Lewis doesn't get hurt.

    LMAO. He was getting shut out and his face was getting stuffed into the mat, with a turn (and major) coming soon. Call it what you want, but goldenboy got whooped bad. 

  8. 8 minutes ago, TBar1977 said:

    What would any wrestler do if the opponent had their foot? They'd try to do what Brooks did. The fact they are at the edge is coincidental to the act of trying to free the foot, which any wrestler would do anywhere on the mat. The other part of this is that the same thing happened in several dozen other matches because this type of action is common.

    Please read the other part of my reply. It is nothing against Brooks or anyone else. That part of the mat should not be there for him to grab. It should be filled by a couple extra feet of mat so that they can wrestle within the rules, without the "touching the floor" limitation. This is an obvious and quick fix for NCAA wrestling.

  9. 1 minute ago, 1032004 said:

    Well yeah I think some of these things are admitting that there's some subjectivity to it, but I don't necessarily think they're being inconsistent.   The national tournament obviously matters, and it appears they give more weight to making the finals than finishing 3rd if you lose to the guy that got 2nd.

    Wentzel beat O'Toole in getting to the finals, giving him a win good enough to jump Mekhi/Marinelli.   But O'Toole himself didn't really have a great win.   His best win was probably Wittlake, who split with Ethan Smith at the tournament, who Marinelli has never lost to.

    I don't think their rankings are perfect (I disagreed with them having Brooks #4), but it seems you're just arguing to argue.  But it seems like most of the arguments were about the "eye test" with guys like Brooks originally, or some of the freshmen.    But if you're going off the "eye test" which is how most people do rankings, I think a lot of them would still put Lewis and Marinelli ahead of O'Toole...

    My biggest problem with the rankings is that they clearly put some guys on a pedestal, and then use every excuse to not knock them down, while simultaneously claiming that it's "objective" and "results based." They had Mekhi as the #1 guy going into NCAAs after getting HAMMERED by Wentzel. I mean come on.   

  10. 6 minutes ago, Le duke said:



    How about this? Hidlay should’ve been hit for stalling so many times the last ~30s doesn’t matter, and Brooks gives up the TD, gets ridden out or cut by Hidlay, and the end result is the same.


    If you’re going to complain about anything, complain about Hidlay fleeing the mat for the first 6 minutes.



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    I'm not defending Hidlay's actions through the whole match. I am simply talking about this sequence. My post is about improving our sport, not partisanship. I agree Hidlay stalled too much without getting called. I couldn't care less who won the match. I love wrestling, and it is embarrassing that our sport is so poorly regulated/officiated. 

  11. 1 minute ago, nhs67 said:

    Verk at Pitt would be nice to see.  Curious if he would stay at 149 or go up/down.  They have Kemererererer at 149 and Matthews at 141.  Would Kemererererer go to 157 and Verk slide in, or what?

    I think it's Verk's choice. He could beat Pitt's 149 and 157. For Pitt, it's better that he go 157, as Mick Burnett has a lot of potential at 149, but is growing into the weight. Kemerer either bumps to 157 or backs up Burnett at 149 IMO.

  12. Can't believe the amount of people defending what Brooks did as a legitimate defensive tactic. I guarantee you would get called for a penalty point for that in any high school match.

    How about this? We put a couple feet of extra mat on the sides, so these guys can actually wrestle within the rules! Then we can see who is better on the mat, without all this nonsense of "touching the floor"!!

  13. 12 minutes ago, teach said:

    Nothing, really, he could and maybe probably is a fun guy and darn good!  I find it funny though, how the media picks out some parents and show them a lot.  Then they talk about how he has been there every step of the way.  Boy!  do you really think that is unique for a wrestler at that level?   I think most families invest a lot, but some dads sit nervous with out the TV.  (Not his fault by the way.  (Is TFBJR maybe his dad?)   

    I assume it's a media connection. He is handsome/photogenic, so maybe that helps. They show other parents, but seem to hone in on Ferrari Sr. Maybe because AJ is such a star? Could be a combination, but they are clearly pushing Ferrari. 

  14. 8 hours ago, pish6969 said:

    Yeah. Spey just put his end of year rankings out and has O’Toole who placed 3rd in the tournament that literally just ended 24 hours ago and has him ranked 5th behind Lewis and Marinelli both who didn’t place. Holy SH1T!!! Lol

    Ok. I’m done. Spey you are one of a kind. This made my night.

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    Flo rankings are garbage. By the criteria they use to justify the rankings, Mekhi should still be #1, since he didn't lose by anything but med forfeit. Why did Wentzel not pass Lewis after handedly beating him in a duel (which Lewis forfeited while losing in the 3rd period), but passed him after nationals (which Lewis also forfeited out of)? Drop the "scientific" bs, because the guys at Flo aren't smart enough to keep their own rules straight.

  15. 1 hour ago, TFBJR said:
    The letter from Dad to his son.  Not reminiscent of PD3.
    Birthday Letter to AJ Junior:
    Happy 18th Birthday son. You are my oldest son and I am super proud of you. You have been a terrific example for your younger brothers and sister. You have accomplished a lot in your brief time in this world. You are close with God and your family. You study the bible and pray. You have high grades. You are the #1 P4P wrestler in the country.
    Being the #1 P4P wrestler in the country is really something to be proud of. Please don’t ever forget what got you there. Hard work, faith in God, faith in yourself, your family support system and not being afraid of failure.
    It is a lot to handle for a young man. People know you where ever you go. People look up to you.
    Luke 12:48 says, “To Whom Much is Given, Much Will Be Required.”
    Satan uses vanity to pull us away from God. Don’t ever forget that without God, none of your success would be possible. He blessed you with parents who love you and have sacrificed more than you can understand (until you have a wife and kids of your own) to accomplish what you have. Your mom and sisters have sacrificed time away from me as I spent countless hours training you and your brothers and travelled the country getting you the best competition.
    Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
    God, Family/Friends & Wrestling. Keep your priorities in that order. If they get out of order, your life will get out of order as well.
    Don’t let others around you get you to question you or your upbringing. God’s laws don’t change with the times… and neither should the way we live our life. Since you were a teenager, you were teased for not having a cell phone until you were 17. Or about not having video games in our house…. Or about not having Cable Television. But all those things are part of what made you who you are today. Instead of playing video games and watching the garbage on today’s TV, you watched Christian movies, listened to the real news (not that stuff on TV), you studied wrestling, studied the Bible, worked out, practiced wrestling, spent time with your family (playing board games, becoming proficient in Chess and shooting pool) and played outside.
    Remember this is Satan’s world. If you are fitting in too much, then you are probably doing something wrong.
    1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”
    I have told you and your brothers this since you were young… You do not just represent you. You represent the Ferrari family. You represent Christians. You represent USA Wrestling. You represent Allen, Texas. You represent Italian-Americans. There are not many Italian-Americans in Texas… if you act foolish, people here will assume that is how most Italians act. You have a lot of responsibility. You are a young man, no longer a boy.
    Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.”
    God’s laws are real. Our actions have consequences. It is easy for you to become prideful and think you are better than others because of what you have accomplished. You are no better than anyone else. In fact, you are less than others if you do not treat others as you would like to be treated. If you get too cocky or arrogant, there will be consequences… in this life or the next.
    Finally, I love you unconditionally. I will be there to support you in all your future successes. More importantly, you can always count on me to be there for any setbacks to help you get back on the right path in wrestling and life.
    Love Dad

    If this is real, Mr. Ferrari sounds like a wonderful father.

  16. 1 hour ago, Casey said:

    Just a guess but I suppose Wentzel is finished and nino returns.  Their 2021 incoming class did well at states this year, but who knows.  Steen is most recognizable name to me.


    125 - Colton Camacho/Gary Steen

    133 - Philippi

    141 - Cole Mathews

    149 - Luke Kemerer

    157 - Badgett ??

    165 -  ???

    174 - McGill

    185 - ???

    197 - Nino

    Hvy - ??? - 

    Wentzel is coming back for the extra year. Nino is only a junior, so he's back. Good chance Greg Harvey comes back at 184 too.


    149- probably Mick Burnett over Kemerer

    157- Badgett or a transfer

    184- Harvey

    Hwt- Austin Cooley 


    I'm guessing redshirts for all the freshmen. PA AAA champ Luca Augustine could certainly push McGill at 174 though.

  17. Grabbing the mat like Brooks did to stop a takedown should be an automatic penalty point. In no way is that a legitimate defensive tactic.

    MORE IMPORTANTLY, there needs to be an extra piece of mat on the edges so we don't have to deal with guys touching the gym floor in the first place. I like the NCAA out of bounds rule, but it is consistently undermined by not having the proper size of mat to support it.

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