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Comment 20 Dec 2019

Great showing at Walsh Ironman..

p.s. also, this may be worth a listen..
Seven Minutes with Tom Ryan:  https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/PortalPlayer.jsp?videoId=1871642132

Comment 14 Jul 2019

..some might say that Buvaisar Saitiev is the Usain Bolt of wrestling (or that Usain Bolt is the Buvaisar Saitiev of sprinting -- but I digress).
Brandon Slay did beat Saitiev at one point (https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/brandon-slay-usa-wrestling-olympics-rio).

Kyle is doing well, but he still has work to do.. it was a relatively close win.

Comment 28 Jun 2019

- Data analysis is not a silver bullet by itself.  However, if applied correctly it can produce results.  The litmus test is to see how programs (a) compare to themselves post-analytics and (b) compare to other programs.
- Applying something willy-nilly is not recommended.. remember there is a difference between "measures of performance" (which are usually well-defined and measurable) and "measures of effectiveness" (which may be more subjective).  A whole approach is needed to bring together entire systems.
- Additionally there are many variables at work, for example:  play calling, mental preparation, game day fitness, etc.

"...Of course, the whole problem is that military systems aren’t just one vehicle. We don’t have just one tank fighting itself. There’s lots of vehicles involved, lots of men involved trying to work together as a team..." - Mike Muuss, 50 Years of Army Computing: From ENIAC to MSRC

Comment 20 May 2019

[Disclaimer:  I was ingorant to the fact that 2018 is seen as a bigger win than 2015.]
For additional perspective, look at the coverage by my hometown newspaper which straddles the line between fanbases:

Comment 03 May 2019

I forgot how long ago and where, but I remember reading an article that looked at
(a) performance at the collegiate level
compared to
(b) how highly recruited wrestlers were coming out of high school

Most likely it included the example of Jordan Burroughs (who was ranked #52 coming out of high school).
The bottom line was that ranked wrestlers coming out of high school do not always transition as expected.
Some fade, while other lower ranked wrestlers rise up 'out of nowhere'.
It would be interesting to conduct some analysis on how good of a predictor overall high school ranking is to future success at the collegiate level, and whether or not this is changing over the years.

Comment 03 May 2019

..Coach Ryan referenced it in his twitter feed..

original announcement here: