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On 11/3/2018 at 9:39 PM, IronChef said:

Nevills's last loss was to defending Division III champ Jake Evans from Waynesburg. 

Jake Evans is also close to 30 Wrestling an 18 year old kid.  The guy is solid.   

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On 11/3/2018 at 5:37 PM, TBar1977 said:

Beard has jumped a level in terms of figuring a way to score from top. He made that look a lot easier than it is. Will indeed be interesting. I don't think Bulsak has ever been down 11 points in a college match, but Beard had a 13-2 lead before he ran out of gas. Throw some good muscle mass and cardio on that skill set and watch out. Beard looked more advanced today than Bo Nickal did at the Bearcat Open his true freshman year. He doesn't have Bo's freaky athletic skills, though. How many do? 

How can you possibly proclaim he has “jumped a level” after his first weekend against college competition?

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2 hours ago, 1032004 said:

How can you possibly proclaim he has “jumped a level” after his first weekend against college competition?

I said he jumped a level figuring out how to score from the top position. How could I say that?  

Here is a match of Beard's against a Blair wrestler from early 2017. All of the offense is from neutral. It is all take down, let 'em up. Take down, let 'em up. https://www.flowrestling.org/video/5717172-195-rr-rnd-2-michael-beard-malvern-prep-vs-nick-mosco-blair-academy

Here is his finals match at Escape The Rock from earlier this year. Just watch the first period alone. Here he spends half the first period trying to turn his opponent without success. https://www.flowrestling.org/video/6082899-195-lbs-final-robert-spezza-bethlehem-catholic-vs-michael-beard-malvern-prep

Now go watch his matches from The Clarion Open where he gets take downs and immediately gets to scoring from top. Not only does he obviously understand eactly how to execute the turns/tilts, he executes them with precision. The contrast and his progression is pretty easy to see if you have watched a lot of his matches. 

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10 hours ago, JasonBryant said:

Then he turned 29 between now and March when he wrestled at the Division III championships, so he's either about to turn 29 or just turned 29. He was competing at 28 in Cleveland. 

As of March 23, 2017, in this article:  https://www.heraldstandard.com/yellow_jacket/sports/jake-evans-is-not-your-typical-all-american-wrestler/article_f185f996-0d7a-11e7-99bd-3fd282b6fb3e.html

He was 28 then.  So, he is at least 29 and could be 30.

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1 hour ago, JasonBryant said:

Crazy discrepancy.  Well, we do know that he graduated High School in 2006.  That should make him turn 18 at some point in 2006.  Going by that, it would be safe to say he would be turning 30 at some point in 2018.

 

Also, here is another article that says he is at least 29:

https://observer-reporter.com/sports/evans-path-to-gold-medal-a-long-winding-road/article_6af7f2ce-2a4f-11e8-b51c-ff5dcf235532.html

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Go back to the original link. Clearly shows 2017.

 

Jake Evans Is Not Your Typical All-American Wrestler

At 28 years old, sophomore takes unconventional path to become an All-American

  • By Cody Yankulic Editorial Assistant
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    • Mar 23, 2017
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