I would be willing to bet you real money that DA goes in the first two rounds. He’s going to test very well in the underwear olympics, minus the bench press. He was chosen for the Senior Bowl but declined, which was surprising to me. He had a great 2019 season and improved every year in S&G.
I agree 100%. Why would he want to go to an Iowa home game, his first game back with the team, and be heckled for his decision.
The Covelli will be rocking. The only downside I can see is a sellout and big prices on the secondary market. We’ll see but I would guess they sellout. St. John doesn’t have air if it’s hot.
Have to watch Carmens Crew at the Covelli for sure. It will be interesting to see who else joins the guys this year. That extra unexpected 100.00 for just liking my guys last year sure was nice!
As much as I’m not a fan, Franklin is the only one over 5 mil a year that has “earned” it. Day should be in the 5 mil a year category sooner than later one would think and it will be earned.
If by chance PSU is up by a comfortable score, I truly hope not but if they are, I could see them sitting him. This is a huge match individually for several. I’m 10x more stoked for this than the basketball game today.
If he can’t play defense he can’t stay on the floor. That’s always been the biggest thing with Justin. His instincts on defense just aren’t there.
I think HS wrestling in Ohio is on the rise as well. Lots of teams show up to support the Bucks at the Covelli. I love the feel of the place. No bad seat or standing room.
That picture above of Coombs and whomever is behind him could have been a different one, just saying. Great article though.
3 champs. Heinselman, Kinner and Hoffman.
Great way to finish up the home slate. Seems like the Coveli Center was a great add! I’m not positive but I believe most home duals were sold out. Really no bad seat or standing room in the place.
I too was at that 64-13 debacle. I however drank it out of my memory about mid way through the 2nd quarter. I came out of my blackout at a fraternity party with many hot coeds. The hosts were good guys regardless of the score of that shit show. I talked a little shit before the game and they only gave it back to me a little as I think they felt bad for us. The same guys came to Columbus two years later ranked #4 and went home feeling about the same as we did in 94, even though it wasn’t as bad of a beating.
Hicks and Miller will probably both see offers by mid summer. Bama is all over Hicks. I wonder if he’s any relation to Jordan Hicks who went to Texas a few years back?
The only thing I would add to this comment is IF Wesson could play at the level he did against TTUN he could find his way on an NBA team.
Riding time is accumulated by the time being in control of your opponent while they are on the mat. It increments for each wrestler as they are in the “top” position. If at the end of the match one wrestler has accumulated more than one minute of riding time they are awarded an extra point, only one point at the end of the match. Example would be a guy taking the other wrestler down and controlling him for 1:25. Say the second period that wrestler chooses to start on the bottom, the time begins to count down until it builds positive for that wrestler. If the match ends with either wrestler with plus one minute or more they get a point.
Not Andy but some teams, Iowa and PSU included, sit their top guys to protect them. If the match could be close and not hamper the overall team score it’s a regular occurrence. Then come NCAA or B1G tourney time that wrestler can’t be dinged because they didn’t get beat. Same goes for medically forfeiting. DeSanto from Iowa took a medical forfeit just as he was locked up in a cradle against PSU’s Roman Bravo Young. He could have been injured I suppose but it just looked like he was about to get stuck so he cried out so the refs would stop the match.
Slammin’ Sammy Sasso is my sons favorite wrestler. He loves Pletch and Moore too of course but the way Sammy works and can get out of anything seemingly is the reason.
Pitt with exception of conference affiliation is not a step up.
FIFA World Cup championship game. The US wouldn’t be in it, most likely, so hanging with crazy Brazilians or someone like that would be fun.
Did anyone catch Ahrens playing air guitar after a made 3 on the bench Saturday? That was awesome!
Gonna be a tight match.
Sure not in the Stone Age with Mick! Keeping the staff mostly together is one of the things that has impressed me the most about Day. We have a very good mix of age and experience to go along with younger maybe more energetic guys that kill it on the recruiting trail. Then you add back one of the most energized, high intensity assistant coaches in my lifetime and BOOM! This team should be in the mix for the playoffs every season.
Well done as usual!
Michael Hall Jr come on down! BOOM
Sunshine 2 in a Remember the Titans remake.
I mentioned this on Twitter but this Maryland squad was pretty terrible. My understanding is their coach is new and they have a very young team but they gave up in most matches. Maryland could benefit from recruiting some of the top states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa) guys who aren’t going to the OSU, PSU, and Iowa’s of the wrestling world.