I too find it interesting how quickly the tide turned on Phillips. The question no one seems to be asking, and that I want to know, is what is Phillips' injury and any word on if he is going to be able to wrestle this weekend?
We have watched the kid for years now and he has shown nothing but toughness. When he lost for the first time in his high school career, at SS last year, he still got up on the podium. When he lost his chance to be a 4xer in the Semi's at state last year to a kid he dominated the year before, he still came back and wrestled the consolations to take 3rd.
It seems to me if he were a head case, as some seem to be implying, those 2 losses last year would have been much more devastating than his loss at SS this year. I don't know the kid and really only saw him wrestle in the state tournament the last three years, but nothing I have seen from him would suggest he is a head case.
All of this brings back my question, how serious is his injury?
I sure hope he is able to wrestle -- I have said it on here before, the matchup between Ayersman and Phillips was the one I was most looking forward to this weekend.