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Iowa wins the NIT of tourneys

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Just like the NCAA tournament the Midlands is the basic equivalent of the NIT(National Invitational Tournament) - a once proud tournament now relegated to hosting mostly second placers rather than champs.

 

Iowa seems to be pushing to be the king of the smaller division competition as winning this shows. Put them on the mat at the Southern Scuffle(the new kid on the block who has overtaken Midlands) and they would be 4th at best - on a lucky day.

 

Sad to see Midlands as second banana to the Southern Scuffle and Iowa holding on by entering have won a basically hollow title this year.

 

Midlands was once the best tournament of the year with Open competition including former NCAA champs, Olympic and World champs and even top High School talent good enough to challenge the big boys.

 

Sadly it is no longer the premier event and Iowa, with their new habit of trying to bully Junior Colleges and tiny two horse burgs is the winner this year. Nice to win but doing it on a bigger stage means a lot more.

 

Let me get this straight you douche. You say you are sad to see a tournament sink in quality. Yet you rag on having a top team being at said tourney. There better be the exact same post last year about whoever won midlands as iowa was absent. But we all know the real reason why you created the post. You hate iowa. Your time is wasted on teams you dislike. There is a reason why you will never know the success that top level wrestlers attain- because you dwell on the negative. You lead a sad and pathetic life just like the rest of these "fans" who's time is spent solely on posting garbage about other people's teams. /end rant

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Some real soreheads and idiots who can't face reality.

 

Midlands used to be THE tournament outside the NCAA finals.

 

Now it is second banana to the Southern Scuffle. Few post grads come in as they did in years past. Fewer top programs enter every year. Iowa is the top team this year tho they are down and schedule too many second rate opponents.

 

So, Midlands fits the NIT mold very well - second banana tourney - if it even rates that high.

 

Reno may well be tougher.

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Some real soreheads and idiots who can't face reality.

Midlands used to be THE tournament outside the NCAA finals.

Now it is second banana to the Southern Scuffle. Few post grads come in as they did in years past. Fewer top programs enter every year. Iowa is the top team this year tho they are down and schedule too many second rate opponents.

So, Midlands fits the NIT mold very well - second banana tourney - if it even rates that high.

Reno may well be tougher.

You miss the point. We face reality just fine. (Well, most of us...) Comparing the Midlands to the NIT doesn't bother me a bit. So what if Midlands is weaker this year? It was still lots of fun, and we could watch it on TV. That has nothing to do with reality, but everything to do with enjoying college wrestling.

Also has nothing to do with Iowa or their schedule. The Midlands is more than about Iowa. If Iowa had a tougher early-season schedule this year, Midlands would have been the same: entertaining.

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