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PENN STATE FOREVER
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
Our studs came to play + a great tourney from Matt brown.
The team did well!!!! One last hurdle!!
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
It never gets old beating Iowa and Minnesota.
Thank you for sharing the photo. Spent the weekend repainting the interior of my house and could only check every so often. This makes me smile more than close to being done.
Sam Louwagie @SamLouwagie
This is the 2nd place 125 pound Big Ten trophy. We found it in the garbage. pic.twitter.com/8okPCUp22d
Bring home another National Championship men!
I gotta tell you guys this, my only contact with the tournament results was this thread that my wife kept checking on my phone as I drove our son back to U. Park.
Anyways, she says "why don't these arrows work", and I'm like what arrows. "The Green and Red ones" Needless to say I'm a bit paranoid that she's been down-voting people, but turns out the only votes given out that I see now that I'm home were up-votes.
So, thank you Justin6 and everybody for keeping this up all afternoon.
"We want the warriors"
In case you don't follow the twitter thread, here are some good things I found:
Tony Mancuso @GoPSUTony
VIDEO: Highlights & interviews with all four of @PennStateWREST's 2013 Big Ten individual champions... http://bit.ly/WCWOeZ
Ed Ruth Big Ten Wrestler of the Year!!! #d1Wrestle
Penn State @penn_state
Wrestling's Cael Sanderson today became the 7th Penn State coach to win Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2012-13.
Friggin' Iowa. I can understand the sentiment that 2nd place isn't good enough, but show a little bit of respect to your opponent and to the conference.
Not a problem! I figured I'm watching, I may as well post updates for those who can't watch.
Follow me on Twitter @rayraycotto
I can't wait to see the guys out here in Des Moines. I'm going to try to volunteer to help out at the meet and if not then I'll buy some tickets hopefully. I get the feeling its gonna be a great environment because they love their wrestling out here in the corn fields.
B1G Champs love it. Next is to open another can at the NCAAs.
'Respect All Fear None."
Yea, McD was PISSSED. At the award presentation for 125 class he jumped off the podium before it was done and just left. Delgado had a great smile on his face watching him leave. Nico stood there in 3rd place like a gracious competitor and not a sore loser. Guess McD also threw his medal away. None of this surprises me.
P.S. Congrats to Ruth on the B1G POY award, but I still think David Taylor is the more impressive wrestler. Love them both, don't get me wrong, but I just come away dazzled by Taylor every time. Ruth is as smooth as he is dominant, but I've got a man-crush on DT. I can't wait for the Taylor-Dake rematch.... I'll be on the edge of my seat the whole week leading up to that.
I've been following wrestling (and watched it back when I had cable), but I still feel like I can't truly appreciate the dominance of Ruth and Taylor.
I was like that too until this season. Ruth flipped me to his side of the fence. He make it look so easy and effortless.
I realize this is like saying that I like the $150k Maserati more than the $150k Bentley, but still..... can one of our resident wrestling gurus explain what it is about Ruth that gives him the edge over Taylor in these types of subjective evaluations?
I wouldn't call myself a guru, but L'll give my personal opinion. For me, it's his defense that sets him apart. DT is perpetual offensive motion, always working for the takedown. Plus, he's a tremendous rider on top with his arsenal of tilts. Ruth is also great offensively on his feet, and is a tremendous rider on top with his arsenal of cradles. But the key aspect that Ruth excels in is his defense in neutral. Guys will get in deep on a single and Ed just shrugs them off most times. Occasionally he needs a whizzer to break the grip, but even that is rare for him. He's just so strong without looking so because of his effortless flow on the mat. All of that said, I still enjoy watching DT wrestle a bit more.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
This year I'm going Ruth ... been totally dominant at his weight.
We are debating levels of greatness really and it's not a knock on Taylor, but Ruth has been great this year and really all 3 years have been just wow and visually seem effortless.
I think Taylor defeats Dake this time.
If Dake is allowed to stall like crazy and take injury timeouts when DT is about to score on him, then Taylor won't win. In the last two national finals matches, I think Kyle Dake has taken a grand total of one offensive shot. He'll sit back and tie up DT through the entire first period; then it will be a battle of attempted ride-outs. That plays into Dake's favor. Hopefully Taylor can get a takedown or two in this match and force Dake to come out of his defensive posture.
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