Not surprised at all by Cyler losing. Chandler is very tough. I was more surprised by Cyler beating Chandler by 4 at Midlands...
Cleveland spanked Hoehn last year too. I thought there might be some transitive power out of all that, but hey... By the way, anyone watch the Iowa-Minnesota dual?
Keddy got pushed to the brink Minnesota's new 84-pounder. I tuned it halfway through. Morningstar and Borschel looked pretty tough.
Beatty had a bit of a scare at 197 too. Very close to a TD on edge of mat in 3rd period for the Minny wrestler.
#8 Freshman Zach Sanders beat #4 Senior Charlie Falck at 125
Minnesota's young but real solid in the lower weights. Looks to be a close dual Friday night. By the way, why isn't this on Mediacom right now? The Duke-BC basketball game is on Fox Sports Midwest right now. Supposedly the wrestling meet was supposed to be playing on tape-delay right now.
i can't believe you people think not winning duals are important. every match,every dual,every big 12 championship,and at the national NCAA met,every wrestler should be trying to win period. i can't believe sanderson cant't put a full team on the mat. if fanthorpe isn't ready to go,dammit find someone that wants to wrestle up a weight or drop down a weight. put a full team on the mat.
This meet was disappointing in a number of areas. This team needs momentum and they aren't finding it.
The passivity must change, and I hope this is a wake-up call! There were opportunities for aggressive points out there and they were not attacked. And yes, there should be no open weight in a program of this stature. I can see the loss in a meet or two, but this is insane. Numerous comments have been made by Coach Sanderson on the ability to overcome issues on a few of his teammates. Appears it is still an issue - and a major one.
NCAA now has a rule that says a wrestler can only drop a percentage of their body weight per week to go down to lower weight. All figured through body fat and muscle mass.
Is it worth dropping a redshirt for three matches?
I want to see them win too, but looking at the future is the reason they redshirt kids
:jimlad:I am not sure how we wrestle 3 at 125 next year to save red shirts.
A) Not worth the redshirt burn.
2) It's a low weight -- a higher weight would have (theoretically) more "backups" from lower weights.
C) If YOU are a student and you weigh 133 or less, please offer yourself as the sacrificial lamb.