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  1. Though the field was diluted due to Senior Nationals not being a qualifier for anything this year, Mason Parris goes 10-0, 9-4, 9-6. 7-0, 12-2. He absolutely manhandled Tanner Hall in the final. Even without the other top guys (Gwiazdowski, Steveson, Nelson, Kerkvliet) it was a very impressive win.
  2. "He looks like a monster. He looks like he just eats weights." On The Cave Talk podcast. I din't post the link because there is a fair amount of swearing that goes with it.
  3. Think of it as a realization by USA Wrestling that the best coaching available was at the collegiate level. If they wanted to raise USA's standing in international wrestling it had to start with the college campus. By establishing the RTC system and ensuring compliance with NCAA rules they could have the best of both worlds. There is no question it gives a recruiting advantage to the schools that have an RTC, but it also serves the greater goal of raising the international competitiveness of USA Wrestling. on balance, the latter has been more important than the former.
  4. From the NCAA By-Laws Athletics Activity Waiver. The Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, or a committee designated by it, shall have the authority to waive this provision by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting to permit student-athletes to participate in: (Revised: 1/10/91, 1/9/96, 1/14/12, 7/31/14) (a) Official Pan American, World Championships, World Cup, World University Games (Universiade), World University Championships and Olympic training, tryouts and competition; (b) Officially recognized training and competition directly quali
  5. According to Flo, the NCAA is scheduled to vote on Monday whether to allow another year of eligibility to athletes who had their season canceled due to coronavirus. They quote basketball reporters who believe that spring sports will get an extra year, but winter sports will not. I assume that any decision would extend to Olympic redshirt status as well, meaning you still only get one. If you took it in 2020 there will not be another redshirt year granted. Presumably we will all know in the next 4 days.
  6. I wonder how much the wrestlers care about the historic titles like 4 time AA. After all its not like any of them failed to AA this year. There is a difference between 3 time AA that wrestled 4 years and got beat one of them and 3 time AA that didn't.
  7. Thank you for the information. It is good to have informed content. I was the one who commented on scholarship limits. Though I called them artificial rather than arbitrary. And what you describe (the impact of Title IX) is certainly artificial. I agree this is a very complex situation combined with a complex rule set. I am saying the rule set can change. Of course, this is so much more broadly reaching than just wrestling. All other sports are impacted and would need to be considered in the equation. I assume that the people making these decisions will attempt to be c
  8. Could not agree more on NCAA cynicism. The guys who get stuck behind returning wrestlers are in an awkward situation. Think Joe Lee who waited 2 years for Vincenzo Joseph to graduate. And now might need to wait another.
  9. I feel like the scholarship issue is actually minor. The 9.9 limit is an artificial NCAA limit that could easily be raised to some other artificial limit. The coaches have been asking for that limit to be raised for years. As for affordability based on the ever growing size of school endowments I suspect that most schools could afford it. And if they choose not to offer more then the transfer portal is open.
  10. The NCAA says if you bought tix through them or an official source you will be automatically refunded minus applicable fees. Hilton said they will allow cancellations even for no- cancel and pre paid reservations. Other chains are likely to follow. Most airlines are already offering vouchers or free rebooking. All of these kinds of things are why you see the stock market tanking. The impact on economic activity has many concerned.
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