The escape and not turning around, I didn't like that and I'm sure he'll get a talking to about that.dont like star dancing like rby and what with the escape and not turning around??
I agree that Dean looked fast, technical and aggressive. He also looked shorter and smaller than both his opponents. Perhaps that is why Beard and he are so close as per reports. Great start...but lets not pop the Champagne just yet. Either guy is going to be a threat for a top podium placement. As much as I want to go 100% homer.......I'll have to defer for now. That said....C-Star looks like the most Improved. Not bad for a National Champ. Kerk looks healthy, fast and strong. Bartlett looks aggressive but still small and short for 149. Not being able to take down #29.....a bit concerning. Joe Lee and Facundo?>>stay tuned.....hoping for the best there. All in all....a promising start.The way Dean looked tonight, With Hildebrandt, with Joe Lee , with Facundo, and with Kerk looking good again. This team will be a contender for the national championship! Don't want to be Mr. overhype but they really looked good tonight!!!!!
Thanks for the weather update.......prick Kaylor looked good......almost had 6 and then had a 14 point lead but got a bit gassed and Shunk gutted out a comeback to keep it to a 7 point decision- 16-9.
Not so fast my friend…I agree with your assessment if Dean and Warner meet, but, I think the Bearded one will win the spot 👍I’m calling my shot - Dean is going to brutalize Jacob Warner. Leg attacks are good and he’s going to eff him up on the mat. Warner will not beat Dean with his SOP of 7 min of hand fighting
Nice opener for the Nits; took care of business!
Very much enjoyed the Rokfin announcer; seamlessly transitioned from arena announcer to play by play, and was very technically savvy; excellent job!
If you subscribe to Rokfin, the replay is up:He's a really good guy. I hope he has a shot at an AA spot before he graduates.
Just keep the faith when they look flat/sluggish in a few weeks (probably vs. Lehigh) and some guys appear to struggle. There will be a Mr. Sky Is Falling or two, plus some emotional discontent. But history tells us it is part of the process. A plan of sorts.The way Dean looked tonight, With Hildebrandt, with Joe Lee , with Facundo, and with Kerk looking good again. This team will be a contender for the national championship! Don't want to be Mr. overhype but they really looked good tonight!!!!!
Got dinged. He’ll be fine in a week or so.
I notice Corby mentioned in the Rokfin chat during the SHU match that Barraclough beat Joe Lee pretty convincingly in their wrestle-off. Any truth to that? Injury related?It says he's dinged up like Hoosier Lion just stated
I went back and didn't see anything in the chat about that.I notice Corby mentioned in the Rokfin chat during the SHU match that Barraclough beat Joe Lee pretty convincingly in their wrestle-off. Any truth to that? Injury related?
The Ali shuffle can maybe be called a strategy in boxing. In wrestling not so much.The escape and not turning around, I didn't like that and I'm sure he'll get a talking to about that.
The "dancing" is literally a strategy. I know Iowa fans think it's a taunt but it's the Ali shuffle.
Anyone know what is up with Brandon Meredith? Shunk lost to him 20-6 in 2019. Is Meredith injured or has Shunk made improvements?
Or why Bear Claw didn't get the start at 157? Blumer seems undersized at the weight.
In both instances, of course, we will likely see another wrestler down the road: Hildebrandt at 125 and Joe Lee at 157.
It's interesting to note that Edsell has only performed at 184 and 174 in other seasons. He looked half decent in 2 wins today at 165. Wonder how much weight he is cutting. Matt Brown used to ascend or descend to get matches early in his career. Edsell is akin to a utility infielder in baseball perhaps. This year's version of Mason Manville maybe? He's a fighter and it was good to see him working for the turn ... and the win!
Nah - I’m fine with my opinion out there.Let's pump the brakes on whoever our 197 is will "brutalize" Warner talks. Warner is a very boring wrestler but he's very hard to take down and is a very strong rider. Can it happen? Yes absolutely and we'd be in great shape since Warner is a Top 4 kid right now but these talks reminds me of the "Kerk will major Cass" talks early on last year.
And in some cases fill in and score points at nationals.The real lesson there is an appreciation for our depth guys who toil for 4 years, knowing they're unlikely to get more than a spot start due to injuries, and still do everything they can to help our starters win titles. And do so for little or no scholarship money.