125: Olanowski was tougher on his feet than I thought. Still, Clark had some good takedowns and was up 6-1 but gave up a reversal at the end. He has been improving pretty well this season.
133: Fanthorpe did really well on his feet, had good TDs and was able to ride a returning AA McCormick pretty well. McCormick never really got anything going and Fanthorpe controlled him.
141: Not a lot of action in the first, Gallick was riding tough in the second and Hoehn got out with about :30 to go. In the third, Gallick got out right away, which is good because when he has struggled it has been on bottom a lot. There were some shots in the third, but no TDs and Gallick won on RT.
149: Mueller got taken down early and Wagner almost got RT, but Mueller got out. In the second, Mueller couldn't get anything going on bottom and Wagner ended up with about 2:30 RT. Wagner wore down in the third and Mueller got a TD and cut him, and was in a couple times but couldn't finish, which seems to be the story this year with him. Wagner wins on RT.
157: Outside of the Henning match, when Cyler loses, he looks bad. He was up 3-0 in the second, but got reversed to his back in the second. In the third, I don't know if he panicked or what, but he tried the same Oklahoma headlock he did against Oregon State, didn't get it, then got in a scramble that got him reversed. On top of that, he gets hit for stalling and Chandler cut him and got another TD. Almost got majored.
165: Reader is really close with all the top guys (outside of the Perry match) but can't quite get through it. It was 2-2 in the third, and they got in a scramble and Reader was thisclose to a TD, but Marable came out on top. Reader got out and got in another shot, but couldn't finish in time.
174: Scott is looking better and better. Not much scoring but he kept shooting and got a stall point (there was an idiotic double stall in the first). Also was working for a TD and got a fleeing the mat call against Missouri.
184: Good match. Varner scored in the second with an arm drag to ankle pick. Jordan was never really in on Varner's legs. Surprising was Jordan escaping in about 9 seconds in the 2nd, but as long as Varner gets the TD, he'll win this match.
197: Bert came out and got the first TD, was riding pretty well, and Askren got a defensive fall. What are the odds?
285: Zabriskie had real good TDs, Ellis wasn't really close to taking him down. Obviously Z is no Conrad, but I am feeling better about him closing out duals. He has a great motor and the only people he really struggles against are guys who are big that he can't wear down, like Fox and Fields.
Overall ISU was above average, winning some tough matches and losing some close ones. It seemed like they were chasing Missouri across the mat in some of the matches. Hopefully Missouri doesn't have too much trouble getting home.
well, i don't think the mizz kid asked for a timeout. he looked at the ref weird, almost as if he thought something illegal just happened, and the ref granted it. i blame that one on the ref. as for the defensive pin, bert was on his butt, with his arms locked around max's neck and under his right arm. had control of max's legs with his legs. but, when he went to lean back for back points, his own shoulders got close to the mat. askren had on foot on the ground, and so he was able to push with it and arch his back. this pushed his shoulder in to bert's chest, and bert was in trouble. they were probably in this position for about 5 seconds before the pin was called. long enough for my buddy next to me to say, "bert's gotta get out or he'll call it." it was too late tho - i don't know that bert could have rolled out of there, even if he knew the ref was gonna call the pin.
and a fun refresher from that backes match :)
Who won the meet?
we did 18-15
first of all the clones didn't wrestle at all well today besides a few matches ... did any one think that cyler was sick? or looked like he cut weight to quickly before the meet?
I thought that there was something wrong with him as well. He didn't wrestle at all like he normally does.
I didn't think that we wrestled as good as we normally do. The only thing that i would of like to of seen was for the ref to call things more evenly. I realize that we did get a couple calls our way but I also feel that we were more aggressive throughout the meet than what they were. And the more aggressive teams should get a couple calls every now and then.
I did the same thing, then I looked at the scores he had listed. It was then that I realized that he was predicting a score, because Varner, even though he will win nationals this year, isn't aggressive enough to take someone down that many times.
Now please don't think that I don't like Varner, I do, he should win three national championships. But the fact that at the Oklahoma State meet, needing bonus points from him to tie or win the dual, and he got a stalling warning.......that made me question what was most important to him, keeping his record perfect, or the team's success.
He is definitely one of those wrestlers that makes sure he feels out his opponent first and makes sure he takes good shots when he does. I don't know if its so much he's not in it for the team but he is a very conservative wrestler. Which is bad and good. But he is one of those guys that for surely won't tech. fall his opponent.
What's important is winning. Dual meets from a team standpoint are pretty much a sham. Individuals have to win their matches because there are only two events that matter -- conference tournament and NCAA tournament. And you get better seeds by winning individual matches.
The NCAA is going to try to make dual meets more important in the near future (increasing number of competition dates and possibly an official dual tournament championship). It will be interesting to see how it works out.