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  1. What will be the biggest challenges with the new requirements from the Department of Education for running practices and matches if these requirements continue on as expected into winter sports? (Page 18 is the beginning of the relevant info)
  2. I don't know Jaden, but did you mean to say "she"?
  3. Yeah, it's a shame we dont have any way of doing an all-in tournament so teams can prove their worth in the same season as the event. It's been a disappointing circumstance for a good long while. With that said, CG obviously faced the same qualification process as everyone. They had some bad luck, but the bottom line is that they didnt score enough points to win a bid or to reach the threshold to be considered for a vote-in spot. It's a bit of a cold, emotionless, black-and-white process in that regard. Even if there's compelling evidence you'll be amazing next year, you have to win the matches necessary to get in the discussion. I coached and refereed in Johnson County for close to 10 years and always like seeing CG do well, so I hope they have the strong team the next couple years that it seems they're headed toward.
  4. If you're referring to the suit for birthdays--it seemingly won't be an option any more.
  5. Think of bracketing in terms of individuals, not teams. We would want to keep individuals where they were randomly drawn other than the fairness of reslotting seeds. The new replacement would go where the now non-existent 6-seed slot used to be because it's the only non-drawn slot available.
  6. Dawson Combest and Jack Eiteljorge were named D2 All-Americans wrestling for UIndy. UIndy's Ana Abduljelil was also named.
  7. Kris Rumph also D3 first team All-American wrestling for Wartburg.
  8. He'll turn 26 that academic year. And he'll be transfer eligible and have great credentials. He could look for an opening and go for the ultra boss senior-year double of head coach-national champ.
  9. Yeah, if they grant replacement Olympic redshirts for the upcoming year, it would be his third. Not many guys get to wrestle their last year of college eligibility in front of their grandkids, but Stevan is headed that way.
  10. 125 - Angel Escobedo (champ, 4th, 5th, world top 5) 133 - Stevan Micic (2nd, 3rd, world top 5) 141 - Nick Lee (5th, 5th, current clear top 2) 149 - Jason Tsirtsis (champ, 3rd, 7th) 157 - Dave Lilovich (4th, 7th) 165 - Andrew Howe (champ, 2nd twice, 3rd) 174 - Bud Palmer (2nd, 3rd) 184 - Keith Davison (3rd, 5th) 197 - Riley Lefever (undefeated D3, as high as #3 on Team USA senior depth chart) HWT - Mason Parris (current clear top 2)
  11. Really hard to say this early on about a class. There have been so many good ones. 2004 was loaded, with its 9 champs and numerous legends amongst them: 112 Chris Miller (3 time placer) 119 Jose Escobedo (4 time qualifier, 3 time placer, 2 time finalist..part of the legendary Griffith group of that era) 135 Andrae Hernandez (2-timer, junior national runner-up) 140 Darren Elkins (UFC mainstay and world top 10) 145 Alex Tsirtsis (4-timer, 236-0, some people's GOAT) 160 Adam O'Neill (small school college AA) 171 Blake Maurer (4-timer, junior AA, some people's GOAT) 189 Heath VanDeventer (3-time top 3, cadet AA) 275 Chad Ruggeri (arguably most electrifying state run ever...3 first period throws to pins--including the final--and one tech off of 3 throws) Add Reece, Angel, Coughlin, Kasten to that list of state champs that year too--what an unbelievable all-time group of state champs
  12. The truth is, the Quant simulation seemed to spit out very realistic results in terms of percentage and likelihood of upsets--but their final score outputs were not calibrated very well. The WrestleStat simulation had 95% favorites winning and virtually all matches between close seeds as 1-point matches. Not realistic in either respect.
  13. I won't say never. With the NCAA simulation that TrackWrestling posted that was mathematically very realistic, Purdue finished 10th--only 11 points behind 5th. If Schroeder hadn't gotten an unlucky wrestleback draw and finished 7th instead of losing in the blood round, Coleman finishes 5th instead of 7th, and Lyon/Filius/Parriott win 4 matches between them instead of 2, Purdue is top 5.
  14. In imaginary land, Nick Lee falls by one point again, 6-5, to Pletcher; and Mason Parris emphatically avenges his only loss by winning a national championship, 5-0, over Gable Steveson. Purdue ends up 10th as a team.
  15. In imaginary land, Nick Lee falls by one point again, 6-5, to Pletcher; and Mason Parris emphatically avenges his only loss by winning a national championship, 5-0, over Gable Steveson. Purdue ends up 10th as a team.
  16. TrackWrestling is running a simulated NCAA finals based on strength values of each wrestler from all past individual match score results. It then essentially rolls dice with predetermined probabilities of all possible results and spits out a randomly selected result based on those probabilities. Some of the match scores in their simulation are inflated but the number of upsets that get randomly chosen seems about right, so it's fun looking through the brackets they've posted in the same way as all Track tournaments. Some interesting results for Indiana guys so far heading into the final day: For IU: Liam Cronin makes a surprise run to the blood round before falling and finishing 3-2. Rooks goes 2-2 in his fictional first foray into the tournament. For Purdue: Currently in 10th place heading into the final day Christian Brunner on a great run into the championship final against Kollin Moore of Ohio St. Devin Schroeder is the unfortunate unlucky blood round loser to #2 Pat Glory, who got shocked in the second round. Kendall Coleman is an All-American and will wrestle for 7th. Dylan Lydy is an All-American and is in the consolation semi's. Thomas Penola caps off a great year with two upset wins before falling. Lyon, Parriott, Filius go a combined 2-6. Others: Drew Hildebrandt in the consolation semi's and an AA. Chad Red in the consolation semi's and an AA--again. Brayton Lee loses in the blood round. Jake Tucker 2-2. Drew Hughes 0-2. Cael McCormick falls 11-10 in the blood round. Ben Harvey 1-2. Lucas Davison 2-2. and... Nick Lee and Mason Parris hold serve and reach the championship finals against their nemeses Pletcher and Steveson. The wrestle back semi's, placement matches, and finals will be simulated today.
  17. TrackWrestling is running a simulated NCAA finals based on strength values of each wrestler from all past individual match score results. It then essentially rolls dice with predetermined probabilities of all possible results and spits out a randomly selected result based on those probabilities. Some of the match scores in their simulation are inflated but the number of upsets that get randomly chosen seems about right, so it's fun looking through the brackets they've posted in the same way as all Track tournaments. Some interesting results for Indiana guys so far heading into the final day: For IU: Liam Cronin makes a surprise run to the blood round before falling and finishing 3-2. Rooks goes 2-2 in his fictional first foray into the tournament. For Purdue: Currently in 10th place heading into the final day Christian Brunner on a great run into the championship final against Kollin Moore of Ohio St. Devin Schroeder is the unfortunate unlucky blood round loser to #2 Pat Glory, who got shocked in the second round. Kendall Coleman is an All-American and will wrestle for 7th. Dylan Lydy is an All-American and is in the consolation semi's. Thomas Penola caps off a great year with two upset wins before falling. Lyon, Parriott, Filius go a combined 2-6. Others: Drew Hildebrandt in the consolation semi's and an AA. Chad Red in the consolation semi's and an AA--again. Brayton Lee loses in the blood round. Jake Tucker 2-2. Drew Hughes 0-2. Cael McCormick falls 11-10 in the blood round. Ben Harvey 1-2. Lucas Davison 2-2. and... Nick Lee and Mason Parris hold serve and reach the championship finals against their nemeses Pletcher and Steveson. The wrestle back semi's, placement matches, and finals will be simulated today.
  18. Goshen (a couple of these are stretched slightly to make a lineup): 106: Gerardo Quiroz, 2nd 113: Michael Bryant, 3rd, 3x qualifier 120: Tom Skinner, 7th, 3x qualifier 126: Chris Bowman, 2x qualifier 132: Schuyler Barkes, 4th & 5th 138: George Pestow, 3rd 145: Andrew Yoder, 4th, 3x qualifier 152: Brian Goss, 2x qualifier 160: Jim Hoke, 4th twice 170: Shannon Hunter, 7th 182: Dave Edlund, champ & 3rd 195: Miguel Navarro, 6th & 8th 220: Joe Piwoszkin, 3rd-7th-7th 285: Hershberger, 4th; Hanson, 4th; or Daniels, 5th
  19. In a sense, Track and Swimming work like this. We earn our 2, 3, 4 slots per event based on athletes' recent achievement of time standards. Then we have trials where someone can earn the right to be our rep whether they were one of the ones that previously met that standard or not.
  20. Both ladies roll easily into the finals and qualify their weights for the US for the Olympics. They still have to win trials whenever they happen, but there's a definite Olympic spot waiting for them. Our ladies only qualified 4 of 6 weights last cycle, so this is really nice work by both girls. Congrats!!
  21. The first day of the Pan Am Olympic Qualifying event went on today as planned in Ottawa, Canada. The U.S. qualified 4 of the 6 Greco weights. Women's freestyle is tomorrow and men's freestyle on Sunday. Sarah Hildebrandt (Penn grad) at 50kg will be 3rd up in her first match when wrestling begins tomorrow at 10:30am. Kayla Miracle (Culver Academies grad) will be 9th on the mat at 62kg. Both ladies need to advance to the tournament final to place Top 2 and qualify the weight in the Olympics for the United States. They both have ladies in their half of the bracket who have placed high in the world in the past like themselves, so it will be an exciting day.
  22. Yes, I'm definitely living in a dream world where the Olympics get cancelled sometime in the next couple weeks and public life starts coming back online a few weeks after that--too late to re-examine the Olympic postponement decision but not too late to plan a nationwide "return to sport" celebration and consolation prize that wouldn't matter to anyone but us. It's obviously a pipe dream for a million reasons. But I sometimes have pleasant dreams that make me happy I had them.
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