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Comment 2 hours ago

Yeah, the CBS thing just came up over the weekend. It looks like a better deal than FloHoops, assuming you really just want to watch this tourney and not the other stuff Flo offers. 

Comment 17 Nov 2017

This was a step in the right direction in terms of improving the quality of opponents at the IC Duals, which is appreciated, and regardless, I think there's value in wrestling some fresh faces. They see the same dudes in the practice room day after day, week after week, and month after month.

The rankings are low, yes; giving a fuck about these rankings in November seems like an utter waste of time. They're essentially pre-season rankings. Let's see where Iowa is in March, not November. The team ought to be better then; it may include one or more different faces in the lineup by then as well. And, yes, Iowa has actually finished that low (or lower) before.

The Gable/Brands question... I mean, whatever. Brands isn't Gable. He'll never be Gable. We're never getting something like Gable again. Brands/Zalesky... people can think what they want to think, I guess. I think Brands has been, is, and will be better, but this topic has been so exhaustively hashed and rehashed, I'm tired of talking about it. Iowa has Brands; he's not going anywhere and they're not firing him anytime soon. We'll find out in the next few years if he's learned any lessons from the last few years and figured out how to improve Iowa or not. 

Comment 17 Nov 2017

I think Lee might wrestle this year, but am not expecting it, personally. 

We're not going to know either way on Lee and Warner until Midlands, most likely. 

Comment 17 Nov 2017

125 was close-ish; Stickley got the first takedown in that match, but Akins was all over him after that. Stickley fought off a lot of attacks, but obviously not all of them. My hopes/expectations for Stickley have been tempered a bit after today's matches. 

Comment 17 Nov 2017

Joey Lavallee (Missouri) is ahead of Kemerer in several rankings. Lavallee was runner-up to Nolf at NCAAs last year (he beat Palacio at NCAAs; Palacio beat Kemerer). 

Comment 17 Nov 2017

NDSU FINAL

125: Paul Bianchi FALL (1:57) Justin Stickley (NDSU 6-0)
133: Philip Laux TECH FALL (15-0) Tirso Lara (NDSU 6-5)
141: Vince Turk TECH FALL (19-4) Sam Hampton (IOWA 10-6)
149: Brandon Sorensen MAJ DEC (11-3) Kyle Gliva (IOWA 14-6)
157: Michael Kemerer TECH FALL (17-2) Clay Ream (IOWA 19-6)
165: Kaleb Young DEC (3-2) Andrew Fogarty (IOWA 22-6)
174: Joey Gunther DEC (10-4) Dylan Urbach (IOWA 25-6)
184: Mitch Bowman DEC (5-4) Tyler McNutt (IOWA 28-6)
197: Cash Wilcke DEC (5-3) Cordell Eaton (IOWA 31-6)
285: Sam Stoll FALL (6:13) Dan Stribal (IOWA 37-6)

Comment 17 Nov 2017

NDSU update

125: Paul Bianchi FALL (1:57) Justin Stickley (NDSU 6-0)
133: Philip Laux TECH FALL (15-0) Tirso Lara (NDSU 6-5)
141: Vince Turk TECH FALL (19-4) Sam Hampton (IOWA 10-6)
149: Brandon Sorensen MAJ DEC (11-3) Kyle Gliva (IOWA 14-6)
157: Michael Kemerer TECH FALL (17-2) Clay Ream (IOWA 19-6)

Comment 17 Nov 2017

BUFFALO final

125: Kyle Akins DEC (8-4) Justin Stickley (BUFFALO 3-0)
133: Bryan Lantry DEC (2-0) Paul Glynn (BUFFALO 6-0)
141: Vince Turk MAJ DEC (12-2) Balek Retell (BUFFALO 6-4)
149: Brandon Sorensen FALL (4:40) Jason Estevez (IOWA 10-6)
157: Michael Kemerer FALL (1:34) Kobe Garrehy (IOWA 16-6)
165: Kaleb Young MAJ DEC (12-4) Noah Grover (IOWA 20-6)
174: Joey Gunther DEC (3-1) Austin Weigel (IOWA 23-6)
184: Mitch Bowman DEC (10-4) Brett Perry (IOWA 26-6)
197: Cash Wilcke MAJ DEC (14-3) Joe Ariola (IOWA 30-6)
285: Sam Stoll DEC (4-3 2OT) Jake Gunning (IOWA 33-6)

Comment 17 Nov 2017

BUFFALO update

125: Kyle Akins DEC (8-4) Justin Stickley (BUFFALO 3-0)
133: Bryan Lantry DEC (2-0) Paul Glynn (BUFFALO 6-0)
141: Vince Turk MAJ DEC (12-2) Balek Retell (BUFFALO 6-4)
149: Brandon Sorensen FALL (4:40) Jason Estevez (IOWA 10-6)
157: Michael Kemerer FALL (1:34) Noah Grover (IOWA 16-6)

I think we're going to see Iowa starting in a hole a lot in duals that start at 125/133...

Comment 17 Nov 2017

IOWA 48, IOWA CENTRAL 0

125: Justin Stickley TECH FALL (15-0) Kevin Radcliffe (IOWA 5-0)
133: Philip Laux DEC (8-5) Todd Small (IOWA 8-0)
141: Vince Turk TECH FALL (18-3) Eric Clarke (IOWA 13-0) 
149: Brandon Sorensen TECH FALL (24-8) Yar Aldiva (IOWA 18-0)
157: Michael Kemerer FALL (2:47) Alex Leone (IOWA 24-0)
165: Kaleb Young TECH FALL Tyler Helfrich-Meyers (IOWA 29-0)
174: Joey Gunther MAJ DEC (22-10) Jonah Elgi (IOWA 33-0)
184: Mitch Bowman FALL (3:17) Brady Vogel (IOWA 39-0)
197: Cash Wilcke DEC (10-4) Tyree Sutton (IOWA 42-0)
285: Sam Stoll FALL (1:49)  Jordan Hill (IOWA 48-0)

Stoll came out to "Why Can't We Be Friends" by WAR lol

Comment 17 Nov 2017

125: Justin Stickley TECH FALL (15-0) Kevin Radcliffe (IOWA 5-0)
133: Philip Laux DEC (8-5) Todd Small (IOWA 8-0)
141: Vince Turk TECH FALL (18-3) Eric Clarke (IOWA 13-0) 
149: Brandon Sorensen TECH FALL (24-8) Yar Aldiva (IOWA 18-0)
157: Michael Kemerer FALL (2:47) Alex Leone (IOWA 24-0)
165: Kaleb Young TECH FALL Tyler Helfrich-Meyers (IOWA 29-0)
174: Joey Gunther MAJ DEC (22-10) Jonah Elgi (IOWA 33-0)

Comment 17 Nov 2017

Pemsl did have one really great play last night -- he made a behind the back bounce pass while falling out of bounds to Moss for a wide open 3. I'm sad there's no video of it available that I can see. I'm 99% sure he didn't MEAN to do it -- it seemed like he was trying to deflect the ball off a Grambling player, but it missed the Grambling player and fortunately went straight to Moss... but it looked awesome.