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1
Announcements / Server Migration - Still Some Kinks
« on: May 30, 2017, 11:41:24 pm »
We moved to a new server.  Certain links are still broken; I expect to have them fixed tomorrow.

2
Wrestling / Nenad Lalovic Thanks the Wrestling Community
« on: July 30, 2016, 06:51:24 pm »
From the UWW website:

Quote from: Nenand Lalovic
A word of gratitude to the Wrestling Community:

I would like to wholeheartedly thank the Wrestling Community for their patience and support of United World Wrestling in these difficult times. Thank you for trusting in the Special Commission and for allowing them to work diligently through the recent accusations against one of our members. Their work had to be carried out in order to preserve the integrity of our sport.

I know we will find similar unity across the wrestling world in the months and years to come. I sincerely wish all nations the best in their Olympic journey and please be assured that United World Wrestling serves you, the athletes, and encourages you to go with passion and compete your very hardest to fulfill your Olympic Dream.

We have all worked hard to get back to this point and I now leave it in your hands to show the world the beauty of competition, the beauty of wrestling and the beauty of the Games.

Okay, so while this is arguably fluff... I have to say, it's a refreshing change from the "Hear my words, O useless minions!" tone that FILA had.  While we're not out of the woods, we're a few years past the crisis and this guy still isn't talking like a pompous ass.  I'm impressed.

3
International / UWW Icons
« on: February 15, 2016, 01:12:31 pm »
Here's the "sprite sheet" from the UWW website.



I'm trying to figure out why the new logo looks like some single-celled organism, and why they're apparently paying homage to Led Zeppelin.


4
Off-Topic / Robot Wars is Back
« on: January 13, 2016, 10:28:34 pm »
Time to head to the garage.

Quote from: BBC Media Centre
Robot Wars rebooted for BBC Two

Mentorn Scotland, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been commissioned by BBC Two to produce a new series of the man and machine battle series Robot Wars, it was announced today.

The iconic entertainment show will return as a 6x60’ series and will feature a new structure with more robots, more battles and more science than ever before.

The new series includes a raft of technological advances since the show first aired over a decade ago, and viewers can expect to see more innovative fighting machines as teams of amateur roboteers battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.

5
Wrestlingref - Officiating / Mat Positioning
« on: December 12, 2015, 07:33:48 pm »
Since we have a little refereeing disussion going on, I figured I'd draw up my view of mat positioning. It's a topic I don't hear discussed much.


6
Coaching and Technique / Two Important Points
« on: November 17, 2015, 10:40:21 pm »
I am occasionally reminded of a few things I've learned about coaching.  Most of the occasions where I watch a practice, for instance.

1) Talk less.

Seriously. There's about a 99% chance you think what you're saying is more important than it is.  Even if it is as important as you think it is, if you talk too much the athletes will miss much of it.  And in particular, if you tell the athletes the answer to a problem they don't have yet, it won't sink in.  Keep the athletes active.  If, then, you say the right thing at the right time, it will work wonders.

2) Ask athletes to do things they can do.

With young athletes, this relates to the first point:  they can't pay attention long, so don't ask them to.  But also, don't ask them to do things they can't physically do.  When you ask them to do penetration steps up and down the room, do they look like drunkards?  Then don't.  Their balance probably sucks.  Can't stand up off bottom?  Teach something besides a standup.  Sure, maybe the goal is for everyone to have a good shot and a good standup, but that doesn't mean going directly at it is the best way to get there.  You may need to turn them into better athletes first.

How do you know an athlete can do something?  Watch him wrestle.  If he does it, he can do it.  If he shows you he can do it, you can show him how to do it better, and the information will sink in, because now you're giving him relevant information.

7
Announcements / Server Issues
« on: October 23, 2015, 06:44:17 pm »
As many of you have noticed, we were down this morning.

To make a long story short, we had an issue with the server.  We're awaiting further communication from our hosting service.  It does not appear that the problems are altogether resolved:  we just had a reboot, and were down for several minutes.  I can see that someone is logged in at the machine's console.  So, work appears to be continuing.

I don't expect more major downtime, though the chance does exist.  As well, a server migration is probably coming up in the near future.  We'll try to minimize downtime when that happens.  If things go well, you won't notice.

8
College / Division I Universities by Gender Ratio
« on: October 14, 2015, 01:39:31 pm »
Following up on this conversation, this table shows the full-time undergraduate gender ratio of the NCAA Division I member institutions.  These are 2013 numbers, pulled from the National Center for Education Statistics... and to give credit where it's due, the Department of Education makes a heck of a lot of data available, which is really nice.

I'll update this as time allows.  Pulling the data into database tables was a bit of a pain, but now that I have them there's a ton of interesting information beyond this.  That means it's now fun to play with.

Name
Full-Time Men
Full-Time Women
M:F ratio
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
2353
164
14.348
Virginia Military Institute
1499
176
8.517
United States Military Academy
3829
762
5.025
New Jersey Institute of Technology
4495
1214
3.703
United States Naval Academy
3550
976
3.637
United States Air Force Academy
3097
896
3.456
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
8837
4454
1.984
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
5581
3453
1.616
Bryant University
1876
1324
1.417
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
13756
9756
1.410
Purdue University-Main Campus
16593
12066
1.375
University of Tulsa
1905
1388
1.372
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
6076
4631
1.312
Drexel University
7920
6057
1.308
Robert Morris University
2225
1710
1.301
Iowa State University
14733
11444
1.287
Utah Valley University
8860
6891
1.286
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
17685
13831
1.279
Tennessee Technological University
5125
4015
1.276
Lehigh University
2724
2138
1.274
Louisiana Tech University
3685
2900
1.271
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
11953
9516
1.256
Montana State University
6108
4904
1.246
Arizona State University-Tempe
19401
15588
1.245
Texas Tech University
13471
10867
1.240
West Virginia University
11587
9440
1.227
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
5222
4286
1.218
Oregon State University
10143
8341
1.216
University of Utah
9474
7845
1.208
University of Colorado Boulder
13092
10856
1.206
University of North Dakota
5126
4259
1.204
Manhattan College
1741
1454
1.197
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
9836
8222
1.196
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
6403
5400
1.186
Stony Brook University
8068
6824
1.182
Brigham Young University-Provo
13535
11549
1.172
University of Idaho
4295
3716
1.156
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9697
8405
1.154
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
20795
18031
1.153
Clemson University
8590
7460
1.151
Lafayette College
1297
1138
1.140
SUNY at Binghamton
6687
5872
1.139
Stanford University
3706
3275
1.132
University of Akron Main Campus
8414
7456
1.128
University of Maryland-College Park
12965
11557
1.122
Columbia University in the City of New York
3881
3493
1.111
University of Notre Dame
4452
4007
1.111
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
10699
9633
1.111
University of Maine
4165
3757
1.109
Central Connecticut State University
4003
3621
1.105
Ohio State University-Main Campus
20989
19031
1.103
Kansas State University
9496
8614
1.102
Harvard University
3786
3454
1.096
The University of Texas at San Antonio
10455
9578
1.092
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9549
8760
1.090
Texas A & M University-College Station
20619
19022
1.084
Mississippi State University
7805
7243
1.078
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
10597
9908
1.070
SUNY at Albany
6229
5826
1.069
University of Toledo
6715
6325
1.062
Western Illinois University
4531
4274
1.060
Wofford College
821
777
1.057
University of Dayton
3822
3633
1.052
University of Hartford
2300
2195
1.048
Rice University
1995
1909
1.045
Princeton University
2673
2571
1.040
San Jose State University
10628
10224
1.040
Dartmouth College
2140
2060
1.039
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
9048
8745
1.035
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
13853
13463
1.029
South Dakota State University
4383
4263
1.028
Yale University
2748
2676
1.027
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
10030
9769
1.027
University of Connecticut
8707
8512
1.023
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
8846
8713
1.015
University of Wyoming
4155
4100
1.013
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
15975
15784
1.012
Washington State University
10195
10117
1.008
Georgia Southern University
7896
7866
1.004
University of Kansas
8611
8582
1.003
Santa Clara University
2673
2665
1.003
Vanderbilt University
3387
3377
1.003
Northern Illinois University
6919
6902
1.002
College of the Holy Cross
1438
1439
0.999
Western Michigan University
7927
7952
0.997
Auburn University
8973
9038
0.993
Davidson College
889
899
0.989
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
8691
8792
0.989
Indiana University-Bloomington
15417
15633
0.986
St Bonaventure University
883
897
0.984
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
9391
9551
0.983
Duke University
3282
3347
0.981
University of Houston
11297
11532
0.980
Michigan State University
17237
17601
0.979
University of New Orleans
2655
2721
0.976
Idaho State University
3462
3554
0.974
Southern Methodist University
3019
3100
0.974
University of Southern California
8743
8986
0.973
University of Illinois at Chicago
7592
7810
0.972
University of Miami
5229
5408
0.967
Northwestern University
4166
4323
0.964
University of Pennsylvania
5063
5256
0.963
Cornell University
7048
7332
0.961
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
14135
14805
0.955
Temple University
12062
12681
0.951
Utah State University
7436
7824
0.950
Weber State University
5301
5578
0.950
University of Arkansas
9044
9521
0.950
University of California-Riverside
8858
9347
0.948
Wright State University-Main Campus
4858
5129
0.947
Northeastern University
6418
6786
0.946
Brown University
2998
3170
0.946
University of Wisconsin-Madison
13872
14696
0.944
Valparaiso University
1522
1614
0.943
Jacksonville University
1068
1133
0.943
Portland State University
7118
7553
0.942
Ohio University-Main Campus
8127
8629
0.942
Youngstown State University
4573
4864
0.940
Boise State University
6030
6422
0.939
South Carolina State University
1314
1400
0.939
University of Kentucky
9626
10258
0.938
Alabama A & M University
1836
1963
0.935
Villanova University
3163
3384
0.935
University of California-Berkeley
12146
13074
0.929
Wichita State University
4240
4567
0.928
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
10979
11832
0.928
University of Iowa
9390
10132
0.927
Miami University-Oxford
7215
7786
0.927
University of Louisville
5975
6451
0.926
George Mason University
8280
8981
0.922
University of Missouri-Columbia
12102
13156
0.920
University of the Pacific
1811
1969
0.920
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
9766
10634
0.918
Bucknell University
1677
1827
0.918
The University of Texas at Austin
17645
19254
0.916
Marquette University
3841
4205
0.913
The University of Texas at El Paso
6180
6793
0.910
Wake Forest University
2265
2491
0.909
Bradley University
2196
2422
0.907
University of Oregon
8982
9910
0.906
University of California-Santa Barbara
9065
10011
0.906
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
5366
5931
0.905
Saint Joseph's University
2132
2357
0.905
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
12831
14219
0.902
University of Arizona
13448
14953
0.899
University of Nebraska at Omaha
4503
5008
0.899
St John's University-New York
5164
5744
0.899
The University of Montana
4465
4981
0.896
Appalachian State University
7141
7974
0.896
University of Nevada-Reno
6104
6830
0.894
University of Richmond
1419
1591
0.892
University of North Texas
11361
12765
0.890
Old Dominion University
7106
7996
0.889
Canisius College
1328
1497
0.887
Southern Utah University
2468
2786
0.886
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
4480
5076
0.883
Coastal Carolina University
3762
4270
0.881
DePaul University
6364
7230
0.880
Indiana State University
4261
4870
0.875
Middle Tennessee State University
8106
9275
0.874
Boston College
4379
5011
0.874
Siena College
1400
1607
0.871
The University of Alabama
12353
14195
0.870
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1068
1232
0.867
Cleveland State University
4174
4824
0.865
University of Rhode Island
5478
6351
0.863
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
3431
3987
0.861
Fordham University
3557
4137
0.860
Campbell University
1635
1902
0.860
Eastern Washington University
4490
5225
0.859
Hofstra University
2947
3431
0.859
Xavier University
1912
2238
0.854
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
5552
6511
0.853
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
5655
6640
0.852
Northern Kentucky University
4478
5258
0.852
Western Carolina University
3252
3829
0.849
University of Denver
2353
2776
0.848
Gonzaga University
2206
2620
0.842
University of Central Florida
16510
19719
0.837
University of California-Irvine
10534
12593
0.836
Western Kentucky University
6091
7291
0.835
Iona College
1410
1700
0.829
Presbyterian College
492
595
0.827
Florida Atlantic University
7187
8704
0.826
University of South Carolina-Columbia
10171
12362
0.823
North Carolina A & T State University
3652
4446
0.821
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
7702
9389
0.820
University of Mississippi
7024
8604
0.816
California State University-Northridge
12656
15544
0.814
Georgetown University
3274
4026
0.813
University of Virginia-Main Campus
6767
8322
0.813
University of Hawaii at Manoa
5409
6655
0.813
Colgate University
1287
1584
0.813
Savannah State University
1837
2261
0.812
College of William and Mary
2777
3418
0.812
University of San Diego
2459
3027
0.812
San Diego State University
10764
13273
0.811
Lamar University
2955
3649
0.810
Syracuse University
6448
7974
0.809
Morgan State University
2459
3045
0.808
Eastern Kentucky University
4900
6069
0.807
Mount St Mary's University
737
913
0.807
Illinois State University
7447
9236
0.806
University of California-Los Angeles
12520
15564
0.804
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
4029
5037
0.800
St Francis College
1088
1368
0.795
University of Florida
13427
16887
0.795
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2457
3095
0.794
University of North Florida
4464
5624
0.794
Central Michigan University
7911
9969
0.794
University of Vermont
4310
5454
0.790
Radford University
3771
4774
0.790
Marshall University
3644
4624
0.788
California State University-Fullerton
11751
14931
0.787
Florida International University
11419
14535
0.786
University of South Florida-Main Campus
10434
13300
0.785
The University of Tennessee-Martin
2605
3322
0.784
Providence College
1668
2130
0.783
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
7255
9268
0.783
George Washington University
4215
5394
0.781
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
1390
1781
0.780
Florida State University
12669
16241
0.780
University of South Alabama
3838
4929
0.779
Oral Roberts University
1100
1417
0.776
Florida Gulf Coast University
4433
5718
0.775
Virginia Commonwealth University
8621
11125
0.775
Jacksonville State University
2522
3257
0.774
Texas State University
11207
14476
0.774
Southeast Missouri State University
3466
4487
0.772
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
7303
9457
0.772
Mississippi Valley State University
696
904
0.770
University of California-Davis
11227
14599
0.769
University of North Carolina at Asheville
1359
1770
0.768
Missouri State University-Springfield
5982
7823
0.765
University of Missouri-Kansas City
2950
3863
0.764
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
5788
7599
0.762
East Tennessee State University
4201
5526
0.760
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
3289
4356
0.755
Stetson University
1158
1534
0.755
Northern Arizona University
7984
10593
0.754
Drake University
1368
1817
0.753
California State University-Long Beach
11042
14773
0.747
Abilene Christian University
1500
2010
0.746
Buffalo State SUNY
3542
4751
0.746
Furman University
1141
1536
0.743
California State University-Sacramento
8982
12112
0.742
Liberty University
11029
14882
0.741
University of Delaware
7173
9679
0.741
Murray State University
3044
4109
0.741
California State University-Fresno
7471
10100
0.740
University of Georgia
10520
14226
0.739
Loyola Marymount University
2521
3414
0.738
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
3070
4167
0.737
Eastern Michigan University
5727
7815
0.733
Niagara University
1149
1570
0.732
Tulane University of Louisiana
2740
3747
0.731
Saint Louis University
3034
4176
0.727
University of Northern Iowa
3926
5404
0.726
Saint Peter's University
870
1198
0.726
Ball State University
6347
8781
0.723
University of Alabama at Birmingham
3501
4856
0.721
Texas Southern University
2227
3094
0.720
University of Evansville
956
1334
0.717
Georgia State University
7675
10735
0.715
Baylor University
5442
7617
0.714
East Carolina University
7704
10796
0.714
Prairie View A & M University
2593
3641
0.712
Seton Hall University
2237
3143
0.712
Kent State University at Kent
7706
10827
0.712
Sam Houston State University
5550
7809
0.711
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
7296
10274
0.710
University of Memphis
5112
7206
0.709
Kennesaw State University
6995
9874
0.708
Morehead State University
2565
3644
0.704
University of Portland
1407
2003
0.702
Marist College
2028
2896
0.700
University of Central Arkansas
3404
4881
0.697
Seattle University
1798
2579
0.697
High Point University
1623
2330
0.697
Eastern Illinois University
3002
4325
0.694
Saint Mary's College of California
1156
1667
0.693
Monmouth University
1761
2543
0.692
Rider University
1547
2244
0.689
Bethune-Cookman University
1472
2139
0.688
University of South Dakota
1927
2805
0.687
Duquesne University
2337
3403
0.687
Elon University
2224
3240
0.686
Loyola University Maryland
1602
2349
0.682
Alabama State University
1975
2897
0.682
Creighton University
1545
2270
0.681
Oakland University
4959
7293
0.680
Belmont University
2066
3051
0.677
Austin Peay State University
2769
4097
0.676
Tennessee State University
2188
3239
0.676
James Madison University
7061
10465
0.675
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
1097
1630
0.673
Fairfield University
1426
2120
0.673
Lipscomb University
1041
1549
0.672
Texas Christian University
3338
4988
0.669
Pepperdine University
1270
1902
0.668
University of North Carolina Wilmington
4566
6842
0.667
Grambling State University
1544
2316
0.667
Mercer University
1459
2200
0.663
Jackson State University
2304
3508
0.657
Troy University
3614
5527
0.654
Boston University
6538
10055
0.650
Southeastern Louisiana University
3934
6065
0.649
Butler University
1553
2421
0.641
American University
2714
4271
0.635
California State University-Bakersfield
2528
3991
0.633
Towson University
6427
10161
0.633
McNeese State University
2304
3669
0.628
La Salle University
1363
2179
0.626
Saint Francis University
593
954
0.622
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
3081
4959
0.621
University of the Incarnate Word
1609
2592
0.621
Nicholls State University
1803
2926
0.616
Quinnipiac University
2404
3903
0.616
University of Detroit Mercy
833
1363
0.611
University of Northern Colorado
3296
5437
0.606
University of San Francisco
2306
3805
0.606
Alcorn State University
1020
1712
0.596
Sacred Heart University
1408
2365
0.595
Gardner-Webb University
779
1310
0.595
Delaware State University
1334
2245
0.594
Norfolk State University
1855
3124
0.594
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
1606
2724
0.590
Stephen F Austin State University
3436
5897
0.583
Southern University and A & M College
1733
2975
0.583
Houston Baptist University
738
1267
0.582
College of Charleston
3573
6135
0.582
University of Louisiana at Monroe
1785
3109
0.574
Charleston Southern University
934
1667
0.560
Loyola University Chicago
3345
5994
0.558
University of Southern Mississippi
3882
6959
0.558
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
1767
3246
0.544
Wagner College
621
1144
0.543
Hampton University
1223
2268
0.539
Samford University
998
1852
0.539
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
4302
8167
0.527
University of South Carolina-Upstate
1458
2768
0.527
Longwood University
1390
2733
0.509
North Carolina Central University
1784
3513
0.508
Winthrop University
1467
2965
0.495
Howard University
2087
4408
0.473
Grand Canyon University
2557
5427
0.471
LIU Brooklyn
1315
2880
0.457
Chicago State University
864
1988
0.435
Coppin State University
629
1622
0.388

Update: I colored the names of schools with wrestling programs green.  The schools which are DI in wrestling only aren't listed of course.  These are:

DII
Bloomsburg
Clarion
Edinboro
Lock Haven

DIII
Franklin & Marshall

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High School & Lower / MOVED: After school wrestling program for K-6
« on: October 10, 2015, 01:33:25 pm »
This topic has been moved to Coaching and Technique.  Let's start using that category.

http://forum.theopenmat.com/index.php?topic=33829.0

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High School & Lower / MOVED: Drill vs Situations
« on: October 10, 2015, 01:33:05 pm »
This topic has been moved to Coaching and Technique.  Let's start using that category.

http://forum.theopenmat.com/index.php?topic=33826.0

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Announcements / Font Change
« on: October 10, 2015, 12:33:52 pm »
I didn't actually like the font we were using all that much, so I have changed it.  I decided to keep it close to what people are used to, using a sans-serif font, even though I tend to prefer reading (long passages, particularly) with serifs.  I like the outcome for reading, but not as much for titles and other special text.  Your opinions are welcome.

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Off-Topic / MOVED: Hey - How about Tebow?
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:23:39 pm »

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High School & Lower / MOVED: Rules Interpretation
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:54:25 pm »

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Off-Topic / MOVED: Execution
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:30:11 pm »

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Off-Topic / MOVED: Hunting License
« on: December 07, 2014, 12:07:19 pm »

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