Wrestling: Buckeyes Will Honor Unused Minnesota Tickets Vs. Iowa

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Seattle Linga's picture

Another Classy move by the OSU athletic department.

Andy - how do you see this one playing out?

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Andy Vance's picture

I won't put my preview together until later in the week, but I'm hard put to see anyone other than Penn State winning more than a couple of matches versus this Buckeye roster. They're that good.

Seattle Linga's picture

Thanks - I guess their schedule has not been the strongest so far.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Knarcisi's picture

Tom Ryan is on a damn mission. 

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Andy Vance's picture

True story. Talking with him last night, he was as intense after the meet as I've seen him. Lots of coaching is happening on a daily basis.

Knarcisi's picture

Seems like he knows what PSU has and wants a piece of them. He had a sense of urgency with some offseason moves and sure seems like his wrestlers are operating with a sense of urgency with pins and bonus points. 

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Desymond's picture

Great move by the athletic department. We need some revenge against Iowa for last year.

AV/Anyone got early predictions on the 125 matchup?

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Andy Vance's picture

You'll not find me betting against Nathan Tomasello. Ever. He's dropped some matches over his career, sure, but not many (he's something like 105-6 over the past four seasons). Lee is the hot new thing, but after watching Tomasello simply dominate Lizak last night, I have nothing but confidence in NaTo.

iowabuckeyes's picture

So what about the brave diehards who did make it? Do they get free tickets?

Tomasello versus Lee @ 125, who was the #1 overall wrestler in the 2017 class, should be fun.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Desymond's picture

Just read that Lee went undefeated in HS until his last match, the Pennsylvania state finals, where he lost to a guy he teched 15-0 before. Finished his career 144-1. That's got to be heartbreaking. The guy who beat him wrestles for Drexel, and cut Lee with 30 seconds to go, giving him the lead, before getting a takedown at the buzzer for the win. You've got imagine going out like that just lights a fire inside an already elite athlete. That's got me hyped for this matchup. 

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Elfkrieg's picture

I believe you can still find the video of the match.
As I remember, essentially Lee had a bad leg at the time and his opponent (Austin DeSanto) exploited it.

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Desymond's picture

Thanks for the insight, I actually suspected that. I was reading that the reason for the redshirt (until now) was that he was rehabbing leg/knee surgery that he had "very shortly after his final HS match." I didn't see anything explicitly saying that's why he lost, but it definitely would make sense. 

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Byaaaahhh's picture

If there's any type of tear-away on the tickets, I would say no. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Great move. Pack that house.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

So you have to bring the unused ticket to the ticket office on match day. I assume that’s so they can do an exchange. That could be a lot of tickets, which potentially means a long line. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Standtall's picture

Isnt there a chance they over sell now? Last years big match had almost 16k people. if several thousand show up without purchasing a ticket because they are going to do an exchange how will the ticket office know how much more they can sell?

WishUwereMe

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Desymond's picture

I'm assuming they've calculated it won't oversell. Last year they just let you walk in with your student ID, no ticket required. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

WTF is my student ID? I just had it...a few decades ago...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Desymond's picture

Dude you gotta keep that. If anyone questions it you just say you're a philosophy graduate student. 

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Buckeyefan4742's picture

Sell this baby out!  Crush Iowa!

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