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NCAA Individual Wrestling Finals Tonight

Discussion in 'Other Teams' started by Paramus, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM.

  1. Paramus

    Paramus Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    7 PM Central, 18 March on ESPN. What a great event. About 10 matches. In just 6 minutes you get to see someone experience the thrill of victory and another the agony of defeat. See it live in St. Louis.

    Penn State is way in front in the team standings. They are going for their 6th NCAA team title in 7 years. Penn State advanced 5 wrestlers to yesterday's semi-final round and today they have 5 guys in the finals.

    UNL has a chance to finish in the top ten.
     
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  2. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Travel Squad 2 Year Member

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    As a fan and a wrestling coach. I could not agree more. Wrestling is awesome.
     
  3. Paramus

    Paramus Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    I wrestled for 3 years. 6 minutes on the mat was the most exhausting thing I ever knew. I got tired of always trying to make weight. I guess liked to eat more than I liked to wrestle.

    So all five of the Penn State finalists won yesterday. 4th time in history that a team had 5 NCAA individual champions. Dan Gable won a lot of Championships as Iowa's HC. The Penn State coach might catch him one day. He already has 6.

    Jordan Burroughs was there. They talked to him. He is 28 Years old and he plans to keep wrestling.
     
  4. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Travel Squad 2 Year Member

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    Dan won ten in a row. A lot of catching up to do.
     
  5. Bean

    Bean Grey Shirt 2 Year Member

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    I was glad to see SC native Dudley from Irmo come back and Pin the Iowa wrestler [3rd seed]ranked over him after beating the fourth seed to get a Third place finish. I wish Manning had the success that PSU is having.
     
  6. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Travel Squad 2 Year Member

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    Part of it is that Dan Gable was such a great wrestler in the 70s that everyone wanted to wrestle for him. It would have been like Michael Jordan coaching college the year he retired. The only wrestler that has come close to DG is Cael Sanderson. So all he has to do to recruit is walk in and say "Hi I am Cael will you wrestle for me?" Dan was the same way.
     
  7. Vegas Baby

    Vegas Baby Recruit 2 Year Member

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    Nebraska finished 9th with four all americans. Big 10 dominated with six of the top ten teams, and eight of the top 13. Penn State returns all five of their national champions next year. Two will be sophomores, two will be Jrs. and only one a senior. Their highly rated 125 pounder (Freshman this year) was injured and missed the tournament. He may well start next year as the top rated in his weight class. Gable's record is safe for now but PSU is looking good to repeat.
     
  8. Paramus

    Paramus Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    I believe two of PSU's champions were freshman. Only 4 people have won 4 NCAA championships (one is the PSU coach), so PSU now has two guys that have a chance to do it.

    I like dynasties. PSU has one going right now.
     
  9. Huskerthom

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    I would also add that this dynasty is being built in the toughest conference in the world. What the B1G is to wrestling makes SEC football look like pop warner.
     
  10. Vegas Baby

    Vegas Baby Recruit 2 Year Member

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    You are correct. One was a true freshman and one a redshirt. Two were sophomores and one a jr.

    While the freshmen could win four it is incredibly hard to do. Just last night IMar from Ill. (a Jr. who won as Fr. and So. was beaten by one of PSUs freshmen in the finals. Very tough sport which can turn on small things during the course of a match, tournament, and season. Old saying in wrestling: there is always somebody new. Dan Gable, one of the greatest in US history won two NCAAs, sophomore and Jr. but lost his last match in the tournament as a senior. Only loss in college. Not eligible as a freshmen.

    Would love to see Nebraska wrestling a more aggressive style like PSU. Truly seven minutes of hell (if you can last) when you step on the mat with them. They win with a lot of falls and tech falls.
     
  11. Bean

    Bean Grey Shirt 2 Year Member

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    NU has had very good recruiting team rankings but it seems there is some issue with getting them to the championship mat.
    http://d1collegewrestling.net/Recruiting_Rankings2016.html

    Past D1CW NU Recruiting Rankings: 2013 #8, 2012 #4, 2011 #2, 2010 #7, 2009 #4, 2008 #15

    Team recruiting rankings:
    2014: #6 -
    Top Recruit: (149) #17 Tyler Berger-Prineville, OR
    Recruiting Class: (141) #21 Hayden Tuma-Boise, ID; (197) #45 Derek White-Edmond, OK; (141) #74 Colton Adams-Scottsbluff, NE; (157) #85 Nick Bennett-Novi, MI; (165) UR Dustin Williams-Gardner, KS

    2015:
    17) Nebraska

    Top Recruit: (125) #50 Kris Williams--Harvey, ILL
    Recruiting Class: (184) #71 Jacob Armstrong--Salem Hills, UT; (285) #97 Patrick Grayson--Stafford, VA; (141) NR Jordan Shearer--Fargo, ND

    2016:
    4) Nebraska

    Top Recruit: (141) #6 Chad Red--New Palestine, IN
    Recruiting Class: (184) #9 Beau Breske--Hartford, WI; (197) #30 Eric Schultz--Tinley Park, ILL; (184) #99 Taylor Venz--Farmington, MN; (165) #126 Johnny Blankenship--Platte Co., MO; (149) #145 Luke Weber--Forsyth, MT

    For PSU:
    2016: #2) Penn State


    Top Recruit: (165) #1 Mark Hall--Apple Valley, MN
    Recruiting Class: (125) #3 Nick Suriano--Paramus, NJ; (157) #10 Mason Manville--Lorton, VA; (197) #88 AJ Nevills--Clovis, CA

    Past D1CW Recruiting Rankings: 2015 #21, 2014 #1, 2013 #7, 2012 #17, 2011 #4, 2010 #2, 2009 #8, 2008 NR

    It don't look like that they have out recruited NU using the above info; must be something in the water...o_O
     
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  12. Bean

    Bean Grey Shirt 2 Year Member

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    NU recruits- 2017 individual HS rankings: Another good recruiting class!

    http://news.theopenmat.com/high-school-wrestling/high-school-wrestling-rankings/adidas-national-high-school-individual-wrestling-rankings-mar-15th-2017/62374

    Weight: 132:
    #7 Jason Renteria Oak Park River Forest Sr. IL Nebraska
    #14 Tucker Sjomeling Delano Sr. MN Nebraska
    145:
    #4 Josiah Rider Grand Junction Jr. CO Nebraska
    170
    #1 Mikey Labriola Bethlehem Catholic Sr. PA Nebraska
    220:
    #9 Wyatt Wriedt North Scott Sr. IA Nebraska
     
  13. Bean

    Bean Grey Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Bueller? ..... Bueller?:Sleep:
     

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