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College / Gwiaz
« on: March 21, 2015, 11:03:05 PM »
Two time champ. Just thought that he deserved at least one thread started in his honor.

D'burg tough!

International / Outstanding coverage JB!
« on: June 02, 2014, 04:49:07 PM »
Thanks for the great coverage of the World Team trials. Very informative and a pleasure to follow.

Off-Topic / Vote for Maddy!
« on: April 15, 2014, 08:52:16 PM »
The granddaughter of a fellow inspector could use a little help. She needs a wheelchair accessible van and if she is one of the top vote getters on May 9th then she will get one donated to her. It only a minute to sign up and vote. Once you are signed up you can vote once a day until May 9th. Maddy is adorable with the heart of a lion and the smile of an angel.

The following is her grandfathers original request.

"Please take the time to vote for my granddaughter Maddy. She was born with major handicaps that prevent her from walking. Now that she is getting older, she needs a wheelchair accessible van. Please support her here:

Thank you for your time and support.


The Bazzo Family. "


College / Gwiazdowski
« on: March 24, 2014, 12:38:54 PM »
I think that he earned at least one thread of his own after proving all of the naybobs of negativity wrong. Nice job Nick. You made your home town proud.

Off-Topic / VICE!
« on: February 19, 2014, 03:52:05 PM »
Wazz up.  8)

Off-Topic / Why did the chicken cross the road?
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:26:40 PM »
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear... if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road.
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?
COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
COACH SPARKY: If you had read the scientific studies done on this subject you would know the answer moron.
JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?
DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
CTC: The 6,000 year old question.
MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ROCKHARD: To screw the hens on the other side of the road. Next question.
ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.
BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of Chicken 2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?
BUCK: 0/10

Off-Topic / Edith
« on: June 01, 2013, 05:14:20 PM »
RIP dear lady. My condolences to Archie, Gloria, and Meathead.

Off-Topic / Rumble yesterday
« on: May 16, 2013, 10:45:02 AM »
Jeff 1- Hernia 0

Bitch thought that the old silverback was getting weak. Bitch thought wrong. I am LXP. I am legion.

College / Gwiaznasty
« on: March 24, 2013, 02:03:45 PM »
Coming soon to a wresting venue near you. Beware and use caution.

College / Dake/Taylor
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:14:29 PM »
 I will miss not seeing them battle in folkstyle again. One of the finest rivalries by two of the very best.

College / Old AWN article
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:54:11 PM »
Ray Brinzer article

How could anyone NOT like this guy!
By Andrew Hamilton, Iowa City Press Citizen:
Ray Brinzer still wants to form his own country someday.
Really, he’s serious. He has the land picked out and many of the details are planned. Brinzer had been thinking about this long before his days as an Iowa wrestler when he mentioned the idea to reporters.
“I was shocked that people thought I was joking,” said Brinzer, a two-time all-American at Iowa. “There are some South Pacific islands that are very much available and I think things could go well there. I think it could be a very successful venture if I ever got into it.”
For now though, Brinzer has concentrated on a much smaller business enterprise. He formed the Angry Fish wrestling club for wrestlers ages 7-20. Brinzer, 29, also works as a computer programmer in Pittsburgh.
There are so many things I want to do,” Brinzer said. “I want to run for office, I want to write books, I want to change the world in God knows how many ways. There’s really no shortage of things for me to do.”
For that matter, there’s really not a shortage of tales about Ray Brinzer that still circulate through the Hawkeye wrestling room when his name is mentioned.
Growing up in Wexford, PA, Brinzer was given a Gumby doll in sixth grade. While other wrestlers would have a coach sitting in the matside chair, Brinzer would prop the rectangular green doll in his corner. He even talked to Gumby during breaks in the action.
“I was a little shocked at the reaction I got,” Brinzer said. “People were amazed that I woulddo this and they started talking about it. I would be looking at the wall charts and kids would say, ‘Oh God, I’ve got that kid who talks to his doll, I don’t want to wrestle him.’ What more could a junior high school kid want than to cause that much trouble? So I just kept doing it. It was just a way to rattle people’s cages a little bit.”
He rattled the cage of his friend and future Hawkeye teammate Rich Catalano late one night in high school, dressing up as a ninja and sneaking into Catalano’s house with a sword in hand.
Shortly after transferring from Oklahoma State in 1993, Brinzer learned how to sneak into Carver-Hawkeye Arena, getting in through the building’s duct system. Once when Brinzer wanted to attend a Metallica concert in the arena, he got his hands on a T-shirt with the word “Staff” printed across the chest. After getting to see the show, Brinzer went a bit too far in his attempt to get backstage by saying he “ran the grounds crew.”
Brinzer’s wrestling talent was never a question. Considered the top prep wrestler in the country in 1990, Brinzer was a three-time Junior National champion in high school, although he nearly missed a match once at the UNI-Dome when Pennsylvania coaches couldn’t find him.
After the public address announcer paged Brinzer to the mat several times, Pennsylvania coaches found Brinzer playing video games on the arena’s concourse. He insisted on breaking the high score in the game before wrestling his match, until the coaches unplugged the machine.
Brinzer’s style on the mat was unique, too. A junior Olympic silver medalist in judo, Brinzer’s offensive arsenal included foot-sweeps and trips. His Greco-Roman wrestling background made him dangerous with upper-body throws. Brinzer’s uncanny flexibility made him a dangerous pinner who was difficult to keep in the bottom position.
Brinzer’s mentality separated him from the other Iowa wrestlers, who were known for their all-out, all-the-time work ethic. Brinzer, admittedly, was always looking for the easiest, most efficient way of doing things.
“He would look at a match and say, ‘OK, I’m ahead 2-0 because I know I’m going to get an escape and I know I’m going to get a riding time point, so I can stall for 45 seconds in the first period. If I can sneak one takedown in,’ that’s how he would think,” said Hawkeye assistant Lincoln McIlravy, a teammate of Brinzer’s at Iowa.
A philosophy major, Brinzer wouldn’t warm up before a match. He viewed wrestling as a martial art and told McIlravy if someone jumped him in a dark alley, he wouldn’t have time to warm up. Before weigh-ins, Brinzer would stand on his head for nearly five minutes. He said it made him lighter.
“He was into some bizarre things,” said Iowa coach Jim Zalesky, an assistant when Brinzer was at the school.
“He had different goals. He wanted to graduate last in his class. Instead of being first, which he had the ability to be, he wanted to graduate last.”
Brinzer ran into academic problems near the end of this stint at Iowa. He said the athletic board in control forbade Brinzer from dropping classes and finishing incomplete work.
“They put restrictions on my academic career that no normal student would ever have,” Brinzer said.
Eligible by Big Ten and NCAA standards, Brinzer was ruled ineligible by Iowa for the first semester of this senior season. He said the athletic board in control used that to take away his scholarship money.
He spent the fall semester of 1994 living under the topper in the bed of his pickup, sleeping under as many as six blankets during the winter.
“Without my scholarship. I was forced to spend what little I had on my tuition and I wound up without enough money to live on and have a normal room,” Brinzer said.
“There was no place to park and I just got an enormous amount of tickets parking here and there. It was very hard to manage.”
Brinzer returned to the team in January 1995 and placed third at the NCAA meet as a senior, the second time he had finished one rung below making the finals.
Those who wrestled with Brinzer say his mind was razor sharp in certain areas. But being on time was not one of Brinzer’s best qualities.
“He’d be on his way to class, he’d have 10 minutes to get there and all of a sudden, he’d start talking to somebody about a nuclear warhead and spend an hour doing it and forget all about class,” McIlravy said.
Brinzer once missed the team bus to Minnesota. He found a truck driver heading to the Twin Cities and caught a ride, arriving to the team hotel at 3 a.m. For a home meet, Brinzer once forgot his singlet and briefs. He borrowed both items that McIlravy had worn in his match earlier in the night. McIlravy insisted that Brinzer keep the briefs.
“Normal people wouldn’t do that,” said McIlravy, who was Brinzer’s write-in candidate for Johnson County Auditor last November. “Normal people wouldn’t borrow a pair of soaked out briefs.”
But nobody ever accused Ray Brinzer of being normal.

College / Riding time.
« on: January 11, 2013, 09:24:16 PM »
Anyone know what the record is for most riding time in a 7 minute match?

College / Kyle Dake vs Kimbo Slice
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:59:52 PM »

nuff said

College / No one called this.
« on: January 02, 2013, 07:44:51 PM »
Bozak whoops Ruth 7-3. Almost 3 minutes of riding time.


College / Dake!
« on: January 02, 2013, 07:22:50 PM »
Earned more cake!

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