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Last I heard the WWC was going to let them in, but I haven't heard anything recently. I'll try and find some links
Heres a link to the article saying they might go to the WWC. The second one is saying that the WWC is their most likely destination. I'll keep looking, it should be settled by now...
A shirtless Alan Waters heaves the barbell upward and slams it into the iron rack. Missouri Waters asks during a break.
With Missouris official move to the SEC nearing, the wrestling program is trying to figure out where it belongs.
Sounds like they haven't figured it out yet. This quote is from Jeff Jarnecke, NCAA associate director of championships:
“We haven’t had these specific conversations, but if they were able to get back with the Big 12, that’s a reasonable solution for us,” Jarnecke said. “If they had an affiliate membership with another conference, that’s a reasonable solution for us. And I suppose at day’s end, if those two options or any other options didn’t come to fruition, they would wrestle through the West Regional next year.”
So it basically sounds like they'll be in the WWC if they can't find another conference to call home.
Changes are coming to college wrestling – and they could lead to monumental shifts in the landscape of the sport. NCAA officials met Saturday with college
FloWrestling did an article on the returners at 125.
Can anyone stop Matt McDonough next year?
The 125lbs weight class has 5 of the 8 all-americans returning for the 2012-2013 season lead by 2x NCAA champion Matt McDonough of Iowa. McDonough will return for his senior campaign in search of his third NCAA title while Nico Megaludis of Penn State, and a host of others, will attempt to dethrone him. Nico Megaludis surprised many when he upset #2 seed Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the quarterfinals at the NCAA tournament and then beat Cornell's Frank Perrelli for a birth in the finals against McDonough.
Also coming back will be Ryan Mango of Stanford, a very talented multiple time all-american who wants that elusive national title in his final year of college. Other returning as all-americans are Jesse Dlegado of Illinois and Steve Bonanno of Hofstra. Jesse Delgado was the only guy to defeat McDonough last year in a first semester dual meet. Missouri's Alan Waters has been ranked near the top in each of his first two years of college but has not been able to do it at the big dance, could Sammie Henson be the guy he needs in his corner to get him over the hump?
Here is a list of the wrestlers returning at 125 from the all-americans to those who made it to the round of 12 and round of 16:
1. Matt McDonough- Iowa Sr.
2. Nico Megaludis- Penn State So.
5. Ryan Mango- Stanford, Sr.
7. Jesse Delgado- Illinois, So.
8. Steve Bonanno- Hofstra, Sr
Round of 12. Anthony Zanetta- Pitt, Sr
Round of 12. Trent Sprenkle- NDSU, Sr
Round of 12. Alan Waters- Missouri, Jr
Round of 16. Camden Eppert- Purdue, Jr
Round of 16. Pat Rollins- Oregon State, So
Round of 16. Morrison- Oklahoma State, Jr
Round of 16. Matt Snyder- Virginia, Sr
The 125lbs weight class has 5 of the 8 all-americans returning for the 2012-2013 season lead by 2x NCAA champion Matt McDonough of Iowa. McDonough will return for his senior campaign in search of his
Excellent work bro keep it up
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I heard rumblings about him and Ramos swapping weights I dont know if there is any truth to it or not
Montell Marion arrested again
Former University of Iowa wrestler Montell Marion, a three-time All-American who has been in and out of legal trouble during his time on the team, was arrested again about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of domestic assault.
Details of the incident that led to his arrest were not immediately available. A bond amount has not yet been set in his case. Marion is no longer eligible to wrestle for Iowa, although he’s still listed as a “professional short-term monthly” student in the university’s online directory.
Marion in March pleaded guilty to driving while barred as a habitual offender and was ordered to pay a fine. The plea was meant to close out a string of legal trouble he’d been in over the previous two years.
The three-time All-American and two-time NCAA runner-up who tallied more than 90 wins with the Hawkeyes was banned from all team activities in May 2010 after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
That arrest came after Marion had received moving violations for failing to maintain a safe distance and disobeying a traffic signal, according to his attorney. At the same time he received the operating while intoxicated citation, Marion also was ticketed for failure to use a turn signal and failure to obey a traffic control device.
Marion got a speeding ticket in July 2011, marking his sixth moving violation in two years and warranting a year driving ban. His attorney in March said Marion wasn’t aware that he had been banned when he was arrested on suspicion of driving while barred.
His attorney, Paul Rosenberg of Des Moines, told The Gazette in March that his client “never would have driven had he known.”
Marion’s once-permanent suspension from the Hawkeye wrestling squad was lifted in January 2011. Despite an offered transfer release from the UI, he chose to stay and try to regain his spot on the team.
Marion earned his spot back and received the team’s Mike J. McGivern Award for the team’s most courageous wrestler. In March, Marion made his second NCAA finals appearance and placed second in an overtime battle.
Three-time all-American has had history of legal troubles
Like to give guys the benefit of the doubt but C'Mon Montell. One thing after another since hs.
Yup he needs to get his shat together
i don't care about montey anymore - but i thought i read he wanted to be a coach
Wrestling owns the Olympics
He needs a coach and anger management one
To answer the question posed by FloWrestling, I don't think anyone can beat McD in the tournament. Delgado would be the only guy I would give a chance to.
Also, I really hope they don't switch McD and Ramos. Ramos needs to get his head in it when he needs too, not move down a weight to win.
I not sure if they are or not. have you heard anything about it?
Nope, its tough going for wrestling news this time of year. Once football gets going there should be a little more.
Other then some fan speculation at the end of last year, I haven't heard anything else about it.
I have heard that but dont see it happening. Fact is McD controls his weight so well that theres no need to switch. McD was a national champ last yr and Ramos beat Oliver.
McD will win it next yr again and i dont see any real threat. Only thing that bothers me is a true freshman from PSU getting 2nd last yr. Christ now these A-holes are getting stud lower weights too. Brands will have to earn it if expects any NCs now that Cael is in happy valley. Makes for some awesome competition tho. Would guess PSU gets it this yr again but then its open again for a couple yrs. So many good young teams right now. Man is it wrestling season yet?!?
It can't get here fast enough
Did you guys read that Long was only sentenced for 1 year? Guess the victim ask for him to have a reduce sentence or it was a plea agreement of some sort.
KFSuperStar has been following this story for some time now so Im sure he'll chime in on this one
The assault victim of former Penn State wrestler Andrew Long is the reason hell spend the next year in the county jail, not a state prison.
125: McDonough vs. Gurule. Last year I had the pleasure of Gurule riding with us to BIG'S, he is quite the character but we all know how this will turn out.
133: Ramos vs. Trizzino. Ramos starts out a little slow but dominates in the end.
141: Ballweg vs. Dziewa. Probably the most anticipated wrestleoff we will have. I'll take Dziewa in a close win
149: Carew vs. Trizzino/Grothus winner. I'm leaning towards Trizzino but would not be suprised if Grothus wins Friday night. But the winner gets Carew and I think Dylan wins a close match here. I know have alot of people have given up on Dylan but I am not ready yet. Anybody that has had 7 surgeries on his knees and still wants to wrestle says something to me about how bad he wants it. Word is Carew isnt a 100%
157: DSJ vs. Kelly. Kelly will try alot of things and maybe a few things that are a bit uncalled for but in the end DSJ is a winner by major.
165: Suprise for you guys here Moore vs. Rhoads. I like Moore to win pretty handily but not enough for a major.
174: Lofthouse vs. Evans/Gambrall winner. Yes I think all 3 will try for 174 and the "losers" will adjust accordingly. My thoughts are Lofthouse wins 174 over Evans and Grant goes to 184 while Mike goes back to 165. That's the best thing that can happen but if Evans wins 174 that may hurt us a bit then Lofthouse wins out over Grant for 184 and forces Grant back to 197.
184: Fahler vs. Haug where Fahler wins but eventually loses the spot later to Grant
197: Lira vs. Burak. My heart says Lira shocks the world and wins but my gut is tellling me Burak wins a VERY close match.
Hwt: Telford vs. ???? Maybe Backes lases up and wrestles with Bobby. I doubt that they let Danimal do it but maybe...
So Grant couldnt cut to 184 ALLLLLLLL last year till the end because it was too tough for him and now he is wrestling at 74??? Strange I think a true frosh can crack the line up too possibly but we shall see
yeah - read about this cut by grant a couple months ago - really looked soft at 197 - and still soft at 184 - but he did compete very well. hope this works for him.
so the Matt to 133 discussion is dead.
btw - thanks for sharing fu
Its crazy to think with Iowa's lineup they will still be "dogs" heading into the season. Team is stacked with potential. Gotta figure out that log jam 65-84. Be nice if Lofthouse/Evans/Gambrall could all find a spot. Who is the odd man out?
I am sure they will be on the mat and i agree we are loaded with talent
Interesting article from InterMat on coaches opinions on the proposed new NCAA championship format.
Flo keeps their series with Dan Gable going, this time with building mental toughness.
Heres a link, for some reason it won't let me attach it.
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