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Curt Heinrichs

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Member since 27 January 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slings Ken Dorsey to the turf in the desert- 2003
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk/ Anthony Gonzalez
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 31 Jul 2017

ESPN would like you to believe that poker is a sport. I dare you to show me non-celebration induced concussions from poker. I'll wait. 

Comment 23 May 2017

RB, I've seen Doughty twice in Cleveland. I very much enjoy his music both with Soul Coughing and his solo stuff. His book "Book of Drugs" leaves little hope that there will ever be a Soul Coughing reunion. 

Comment 09 May 2017

The Stones are at their best when they're playing the blues. On the last few albums, I've found myself wishing they'd just remember how they got started. 

Comment 05 May 2017

125 is a tough weight to fill with somebody of the quality that the Buckeyes have had. Guys like Nathan Tomasello aren't just waiting in the wings for a call from a coach. 

I agree that there are certainly guys in Ohio that would love to wrestle for the Buckeyes, but wrestling is a different animal than football as far as the number of scholarships goes. A fully-funded wrestling program (like the Buckeyes and most of the other top programs) only have 9.9 scholarships to distribute for every 4 year cycle. While no coach is going to lay it all out there and say exactly what each guy is getting, I've been told that there are very few full scholarships awarded to any one guy. It's probably safe to say Kyle Snyder is on a full-ride, but guys that aren't expected to start are often at a small percentage or they're walk-ons that are on the team just patiently waiting for a chance to compete. If the top guys in Ohio aren't staying in Ohio to wrestle for Tom Ryan, you've got the blue chippers like Alex Marinelli (Iowa), Dean Heil (2x NCAA Champ from Ok State), Anthony Collica (Ok State), and Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) leaving the state to wrestle for whatever program they want. In addition to those guys, you've got the next tier of guys that go to programs like Pitt and have nice careers. Unlike college football, you see wrestlers stick around for all four years, so you don't get the kind of turnover that you come to expect when you watch Urban Meyer reload every year. 

Comment 04 May 2017

Pletcher did win the UWW Junior US Open. He's better suited to wrestle at 133, but filled in nicely at 141 out of necessity last year. If he redshirted, that gives the Buckeyes four years with Like and Ke-Shawn each in the lineup.