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  1. I'm pretty sure those are the only two. (Aside yo other NCers -- any outside of D1? I know Daniel Ownbey from Enka was a 2X D2 champ) Tab Thacker was the last champion in the unlimited era. There are sources from the time that list him as 6'4", 450 lbs. He had a career in film & TV acting after wrestling, and passed away in 2007.
  2. I'm curious why you think so (I'm a WCU alum). Do you think they might be able to tap into the talent in the Hickory and Winston-Salem/Greensboro region, maybe parts of Georgia and Virginia? I think there would be a major challenge recruiting against App State.
  3. That honor belongs to Tab Thacker. 1984 D1 champ at Heavyweight, went to West Forsyth.
  4. I'll try? Just trying to visualize this has been fun. Method 1: It starts out out as honest-to-goodness MMA-style cross arm breaker from mount for Wrestler A. Wrestler B tries to swing his free arm through the legs while curling his locked arm(bringing his arms close together). A anticipates this and uses his hands to help create the bundle before locking with his legs, then releases his own hands to elevate (since otherwise his hips are toast in the scramble). Method 2: Wrestler A creates an arm bundle in some way and throws B to his back with it. A is driving with hips high to keep B on his back; A's legs are more open than would be ideal. They wind up in a scramble where B tries to roll through might be able to take his (still-bundled) arms out the back-door. A is able to block B's hip-through by throwing his far leg in sort of a crossface with the calf, but this loosens the arm bundle and A realizes he will lose it. A scoops with the far leg and tightens the other leg to finish with the position you see here. Method 3: catch a leg lacer napping as he's trying to switch sides sloppily or breaking a grip too early? I don't know how you could possibly plan it.
  5. So people are from converting from kg back to lbs to give the "0.4 lbs over" estimate?
  6. How do they handle to the kg-to-lb conversion with US weigh-ins? 97 kg = 213.848 lbs -- so at 0.4 lbs over, he was at 214.248 lbs?
  7. Why not award bottom man 1 point any time the action goes out of bounds? Perhaps require that the action is standing. Eliminate fleeing as a penalty from bottom position. Folkstyle Wrestling rewards control, not hanging on. If top man can't keep his opponent on the mat, does he really have enough control to deserve a reward? It's true you'd see some absurd sprints to the edge and coaches yelling "dive out!" Things would even out quickly. There are things you can do to someone running away from you that use that momentum. Just an idea.
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