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College / O'Toole
« on: March 19, 2022, 08:52:37 PM »
Great performance and toughness. Won the deepest weight class by far in his 2nd year out if hs. I saw 1 bad and 2 very questionable calls that went against him. Looking forward to seeing him the next few years. Congrats!!

College / Northern IA 19 OK St. 15
« on: January 30, 2022, 02:35:32 PM »
Would have still won w that 197 lber in the lineup. The southern part of the country should just stick with what they're good at. Conspiracy theories, guns, and corrupt mega-churches.

College / Fleeing the mat
« on: January 23, 2022, 03:43:19 PM »
Is this legal in college? See end of IA vs OSU, 141 lbs.

College / Wisconsin 21 Minnesota 15
« on: January 16, 2022, 04:17:21 PM »
Big win for Badgers. They're continuing to improve steadily. Hamiti looks more and more like the real deal. Rest of the team just looks solid.

College / Cassioppi U23 World Champion
« on: November 11, 2021, 08:36:52 AM »
That guy either suddenly got into incredible shape, went through puberty or is on some performance enhancing drugs. Looks completely different than he did.

College / Wisconsin World Champs
« on: August 18, 2021, 11:50:04 AM »
Keegan O'Toole wins Junior World Championship. WI native.
Braxton Amos wins Junior World Championship. Will wrestle for Badgers next year.

College / Iowa Wrestling - No Natives
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:41:10 AM »
What's going on with Iowa wrestling? I know they have a great team but I just noticed yesterday that none of their starters actually went to H.S. in Iowa.

Wondering how Iowa fans feel about this. Do they feel like the team is less associated with the state?
Would you rather have a great national team that happens to be in Iowa or a more mediocre team that truly represents your state?
How is the level of H.S. wrestling in the state of IA? I know it is pretty good but the population is a little sparse so maybe there just aren't enough good wrestlers to go around with at least two other D1 programs in the state.
Did Brands decide to change his recruiting focus?

Wrestlingref - Officiating / Eye Pokes
« on: January 09, 2020, 04:02:11 PM »
Wondering how refs are handling inadvertent eye pokes. I'll admit I've been inconsistent with this. I've called illegal holds and awarded a team point when I saw it but other times I've just stopped the match and made sure wrestler B is OK without starting any injury time. Seemed like a compromise (which is frequently done) when I didn't see what happened but not technically correct. If a wrestler indicates a more significant eye pain that requires more than just a few seconds to recover from and you didn't see for sure what happened that puts you in a bad situation.

College / Seth Gross to Wisconsin
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:20:28 PM »
Just announced today. Combined with a #4 recruiting class in the country, it looks like the Badgers should be getting stronger in the next few years. I know that Gross will only be there for one year though.

College / Kerkvliet
« on: March 04, 2019, 05:08:21 PM »
I noticed from a youtube video that he was very close to beating Steveson last year. Did they wrestle at any other time? The reason I ask is that I wonder if he coudl be the 2nd best wrestler in the country for college wrestling, even though he is in high school. He seems to be extremely dominating even though I'm not super familiar with the wrestling in MN.

Wrestlingref - Officiating / Taping During Injury Time
« on: February 13, 2017, 08:00:03 AM »
I'm officiating at regionals. Injury time for red. The trainer gets out to the mat and I start injury time. He does a somewhat lengthy evaluation of the elbow and then decides to tape it up with 30 seconds left. He wants to put at least a couple layers on including the pre-wrap. Injury time expires and he is about 2/3 done with the tape job. I let him finish the tape job because the wrestler was able to continue but it was good to prevent further injury and it isn't good to wrestle with a "partially taped" arm. I know I could have told the trainer (I was telling the coaches) directly how much time he had left to get the arm taped up but I didn't. Regardless of how I got there, I was just stuck with an arm still in the process of getting taped up as injury time expires. Wondering what other officials would do. The green coach gave me a little grief for it but not much and we moved on without any controversy.

Wrestlingref - Officiating / Loss of Control
« on: November 26, 2016, 09:38:24 AM »
Hope the fellow coaches and officials have a great season. I'm pretty excited about it, again.

I do have a question that I've pondered many times in the past but haven't discussed in a long time and didn't have the chance to bring it up in our local officials meeting. I think this is something that is discussed between officials from time to time:

A takes down B. During a scramble, A is underneath and facing B (B may or may not have a front headlock) and "loses control." In other words, doesn't have the legs in any way. B is already in a superior position. The first question is, do you give an escape to B? I normally don't because they were never truly neutral. B went right from an inferior to superior position. If I give the escape then B can spin around the back and also get a very easy takedown on top of that. I normally just wait for the reversal or for A to at least get out from underneath before giving him an escape.

Now, even though A lost control, he then reaches out and locks his hands around one of B's legs, or gets one hand each around both legs. The period ends or they go out of bounds in this position. So the 2nd question is, do you award an escape since A did completely lose control (beyond reaction time) before he "unlost" it? Or do you just go with how they ended up and disregard what happened a few seconds earlier? I've been putting A on top during the restart but I think some officials give A the escape.


Mixed Martial Arts / RDA is Out
« on: February 23, 2016, 06:56:23 PM »
Hope McGregor can fight Ferguson. Looks like he isn't fighting Khabib, Aldo, or Edgar.

I have almost no interest whatsoever in seeing him fight Diaz or Cerrone. Those would both be jokes.

Off-Topic / Netflix
« on: January 02, 2016, 06:07:08 PM »
What are some good TV series to watch on Netflix? So far I've watched Breaking Bad, The Office, Orange Is The New Black, and I'm finishing up Sons of Anarchy.

If anybody has any recommendations with a brief description I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Mixed Martial Arts / Klitchko vs. Fury
« on: November 27, 2015, 12:54:17 PM »
Any thoughts on this? I see this being a tougher fight for Klitchko than most people are considering. Fury doesn't have much knockout power and doesn't seem to be very athletic but pretty impressive technique, toughness, and gas tank for a guy his size.

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