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Pretty dec article on Gable that I had never read.
Love the updates from practice - thanks and keep 'em coming!
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
Iowa hs wrestling is not very well represented on their list. Did graduate a TON of talent last yr. Doug Miner from Spirit Lake is pretty legit. Believe hes going for 3x. Actually works out for Iowa cause sounds like they dont really have much $ for this yr. State of Minnesota is stacked. Thinking its that Mark Hall from Apple Valley (152) that won it as a 8th grader in Michigan, moved to Minnesota and won it as an 8th grader again, and is now nationally ranked as a freshman at 152. Possible 6x champ. Dont quote me but i think thats the kid. Apple Valley reeks of talent.
Brooks Black is a must get imo.
Heres an article on that Hall kid. I kinda slaughtered the story above ^^^^^^^ but its an interesting read.
Mark Hall IIs father insists the two-time state champion wrestler still might enroll at Apple Valley High School, and a person with knowledge of the situation who had told the Pioneer Press that the wrestler had not enrolled and was moving to Michigan conceded later that Hall II could conceivably change his mind.
notes from tobini on HR on the first practice:
"1.Gilman was paired with McDonough and it wasn't pretty. I LOVE Gilman but he needs to put some weight on to hang with Matt. He could get to his legs but just got overpowered and he relaxed a few times and Matt pounced on him.
2.Clark looked pretty good but cant remember for sure who he was wrestling
3.Cant remember for sure who Ramos was paired with but it wasn't pretty either. All Ramos and Ramos all day long.
4.Carton was paired with Gurule and on his feet he dominated but Gurule evened it up on the mat.
5.Ballweg was paired with Ryan if I remember correctly and Ballweg actually looked pretty good.
6.Dziewa and Dennis were going hard and Dziewa looked good at times but relaxed a few to many times for me and Dennis made him pay.
7.First time I have seen Skon go live and WOW!!! Love this kid he is a "goer" and he was relentless on Owens!!! Should get to see him on Flo they spent a lot of time watching him...
8.Kelly and Grothes were not all that close until Grothes hit one of his throws and cut Kelly's chin. But Kelly dominated most of it.
9.DSJ vs. Star was fun but I must say Star got the better of him. DSJ is my favorite Hawk and love his chances but Star was just to strong for him yesterday.
10.Evans/Metcalf was a blast to watch. Honestly spent the most time watching these 2 go at it. Evans actually had a few nice takedowns and rode him VERY hard for a while. Although he needs to cut him and work on his feet a bit more he did look pretty good.
11.Cant for sure remember who Grant was wrestling but it was all GRANT. GG is going to be tough this year guys. Here's hoping he goes 174 and I think he wins it there guys.
12.Lofthouse and Backes, that's right Backes!!! Its was hard to tell but this might suprise a few of you Lofthouse looked to be getting the better of Backes. Everytime I looked over Lofthouse was either riding tough or just took him down. Ethan REALLY impressed me yesterday.
13.Brooks and Fahler were pretty entertaining. Brooks is definately the better wrestler but Fahler kept it close for a while with his funk. Fahler is a pretty good athlete but he is pretty raw.
14.Lira and Bess were going at it hard and Lira looked REAL good. Had him on his back numerous times and Lira used a different set of moves to get a td and back pts.
15.Telford made the biggest impression on me. What he did to the "Danimal" just amazed me. He owned him and looked GREAT! I am REALLY Excited about where he is at"
A&M was mad about the Longhorn Network and their ongoing perceived position as "Little Brother" to Texas.
MM got hosed.
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matt is not entertaining material like Taylor, Ruth, Dake.
matt has no appealing opponent as a rival
so - i believe his overall ranking is about right
Oliver is interesting because - he may wrestle at 149/141/133 (i think 133 is not happening though)
Wrestling owns the Olympics
Stud Broc Berge commits to Iowa, kind of a big deal cause he has a younger brother that's pretty good and upcoming in a couple years
Two-time Minnesota state champion Broc Berge, rated a five-star recruit by Amateur Wrestling News, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Iowa. Berge, of Kasson-Mantorville, was second at the 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals at 195 pounds and projects as a 197-pounder. Berge went 48-0 in 2011-12 [...]
Wee, not so wee, and fricken huge. This is fricken huge. Need all the big bodies we can get.
Shows what I know about wrestling recruiting, I didnt even know he was interested in Iowa. Only name I had heard was Illinios
Don't feel bad kf I follow closely and had no clue either. This is a huge pick up. We are starting to get some depth at the heavier weights now which is well needed and long overdue.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Come on guys, 4th page second post from the top. I told you he was heading here. If your not going to read, study and memorize the gold nuggets Im dropping.... than im going to start dropping some f-bombs
Ok boys and girls I do not know how many people on here are interested about Iowa Wrestling but I am an absolute freak about it. It goes han
So I am blind but the sadder part is I did read that so now I am blind and losing my mind. I am going to hell in a hand basket
If I was Todd I wouldnt call one of Tom Brands recruits/possible recruits either. The Brands are scary scary people.
Charges against Montell Marion dropped.
how do you know them?
i like to use the f-bomb as an exclamation point too
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