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    How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    ISU was pretty content to base out on the bottom and wrestle with the goal of not getting pinned. That said for us to have any shot at a NC we have to be able to get bonus points and hopefully pins against lesser opponents.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    I don't think any ISU fans realized there was a match. Nobody cares. It's wrestling.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    It is a bit concerning. On the one hand, teams like PSU put up lots of back points. On the other hand, despite the beat down, ISU is a big rivalry and I think they wrestled better against Iowa than versus Old Dominion.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    ISU spent most of the evening stalling on the bottom and doing whatever they could to not get pinned. Iowa will do just fine getting bonus points later in the season.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Teams like PSU will actually wrestle, which will help us out in our attempts at back points.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkforlife9 View Post
    I don't think any ISU fans realized there was a match. Nobody cares. It's wrestling.
    Yet you post in the wrestling forum. Nobody cares? How about the 10,000+ fans that showed up. How about all the extra tv exposure wrestling as a whole has gotten over the last couple years. I'd say if you think nobody cares, then you have no clue.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Yeah, so I live in wrestling wasteland. How did the team look against ISU? Are the upper weights going to be a problem this year, especially 197?

    Apparently my daughter's high school has a pretty good wrestling program, for here anyway, but from what I saw in the few minutes of wrestle-offs I happened to catch they would struggle mightily back in Iowa.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by atxhawk View Post
    Yeah, so I live in wrestling wasteland. How did the team look against ISU? Are the upper weights going to be a problem this year, especially 197?

    Apparently my daughter's high school has a pretty good wrestling program, for here anyway, but from what I saw in the few minutes of wrestle-offs I happened to catch they would struggle mightily back in Iowa.
    I think our upper weights will be fine. Evans will man 174 and get better with conditioning. EL will be very good at 184, should definitely AA. 197 will be servicable, might not even qualify, but it'll be better than last year. Telford will give us another AA at heavyweight. Will it be enough to knock off PSU, probably not, but the upper weights are good.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Good to know. This forum is pretty much my source for any wrestling news, well, actually it is pretty much all I look at for any Hawkeye news. So despite the obvious trolls keep the info coming because some of us basketball fans support the wrestling team.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by atxhawk View Post
    Good to know. This forum is pretty much my source for any wrestling news, well, actually it is pretty much all I look at for any Hawkeye news. So despite the obvious trolls keep the info coming because some of us basketball fans support the wrestling team.
    Ross WB over at BlackHeartGoldPants.com does write-ups for most meets, and they have a pretty good community of wrestling commenters over there after the articles. It's a nice place to follow, especially as we get into Midlands, BigTen, and NCAA portion of the schedule. People start paying more attention at those points of the season.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpdog20 View Post
    I think our upper weights will be fine. Evans will man 174 and get better with conditioning. EL will be very good at 184, should definitely AA. 197 will be servicable, might not even qualify, but it'll be better than last year. Telford will give us another AA at heavyweight. Will it be enough to knock off PSU, probably not, but the upper weights are good.
    Going to be tougher then most think for Telford to AA this year with both Trice and Bradley coming off red-shirt years. (especially if he wrestles like he did on Saturday night)
    197 is a huge question mark right now with neither Lira or Burak showing the potential so far to make a good run at either the Big 10 or National tourney. I'll wait to make a judgement on lofthouse at 184 until he faces a tough opponent. 184 is loaded this year so it will also be very difficult for Lofthouse to AA. Overall the Hawks need to start stepping it up and work for more bonus pts or else they will be looking at a 3rd/4th place finish at Nationals this year.
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    Re: How concerning is 0 nearfall points vs ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan340 View Post
    Ross WB over at BlackHeartGoldPants.com does write-ups for most meets, and they have a pretty good community of wrestling commenters over there after the articles. It's a nice place to follow, especially as we get into Midlands, BigTen, and NCAA portion of the schedule. People start paying more attention at those points of the season.
    Cool. Thanks. I don't get over to BHGP as much as I should.
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