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Forum: College 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By Nelson*0.5
2018 Midlands

Who can tell me why Midlands is back at the Sears Centre this year? I was so looking forward to it being back at the newly renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena this year. It was a great wrestling venue...
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 3,491
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Shocked to read about it? Try seeing it...

Shocked to read about it? Try seeing it live....:D

It was a very pleasant surprise. It would be quite a switch if it is something he can continue. Kind of reminds me of the dramatic...
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 3,491
Posted By Nelson*0.5
The Illini at Grange Grove

Just under way at Grange Grove. They really have not made this very spectator friendly, especially for the vertically challenged like myself. No seating at all..... Just standing room. The Chief...
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,757
Posted By Nelson*0.5
This would be the second poster that has...

This would be the second poster that has suggested that Montalvo will be at 285:



Perhaps there is truth to it. Guess we'll see in a couple days.
Forum: College 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Nelson*0.5
HUGE Commit for the Illini

Chief and the rest of the Illini faithful are slacking here. Can't believe no one beat me to this. DJ Shannon has verbally committed to attend Illinois.

Shannon is a 3x Missouri state champion...
Forum: College 09-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Nelson*0.5
True. Not sure how I forgot about him. I expect...

True. Not sure how I forgot about him. I expect he will be 285. He should have a decent career there although 285 will be BRUTAL in the Big Ten for the next bunch of years with guys like Steveson,...
Forum: College 09-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Nelson*0.5
I love what they're doing. But it sure seems like...

I love what they're doing. But it sure seems like they are stockpiling lower weight guys. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Just don't want to see them neglect other parts of the lineup, like...
Forum: IHSA 3A 09-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5,339
Posted By Nelson*0.5
I think it's far more embarrassing to have...

I think it's far more embarrassing to have someone come out of 4-6 years in college with $100K+ in student loan debt with mediocre academic performance and a degree in a field that they can't find a...
Forum: IHSA 3A 09-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5,339
Posted By Nelson*0.5
I have 2 college aged kids so far.....both...

I have 2 college aged kids so far.....both decided to go to college. Both earned partial scholarships out of high school. The 3rd son is currently looking to make a decision on what college to...
Forum: IHSA 3A 09-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5,339
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Not if your heart is not in it or you are...

Not if your heart is not in it or you are performing at an average level or worse. Far too many young people nowadays submit to this notion that a college education right out of high school is the...
Forum: IHSA 3A 09-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5,339
Posted By Nelson*0.5
You're displaying a lot of ignorance to suggest...

You're displaying a lot of ignorance to suggest that an education is the only road to a successful, prosperous life especially in this day and age. The road I took served me just fine, but while I...
Forum: College 08-01-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 18,507
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Another one who may be in the mix at 149 is...

Another one who may be in the mix at 149 is Kanzler.
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 07-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 6,892
Posted By Nelson*0.5
According to momma Lopez' post on FB, it sure...

According to momma Lopez' post on FB, it sure seems like they intend to wrestle.

When this has happened in the past, they have allowed the brothers to not wrestle and crowned co-champions (e.g....
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 07-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 6,892
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Brothers from Illinois wrestling in the finals....

Brothers from Illinois wrestling in the finals. That's something we have never seen. Fabian Lopez vs Damian Lopez at 132.
Forum: College 07-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,904
Posted By Nelson*0.5
He de-committed from Army a few months back.

He de-committed from Army a few months back.
Forum: IHSA 3A 07-02-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 9,662
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Very simple.... You have numerous examples in the...

Very simple.... You have numerous examples in the 35 years since the dual meet format of crowning a state championship was introduced that the 2 best teams in the state meet in the first round. As...
Forum: College 06-20-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 18,507
Posted By Nelson*0.5
I think Tony would do great wrestling as a true...

I think Tony would do great wrestling as a true freshman for the Hawks, but I would think it would be more likely that they'd let him redshirt and give Costello a year in the lineup. Tony is a much...
Forum: College 06-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By Nelson*0.5
He was never officially with the program. If you...

He was never officially with the program. If you recall, he verbally committed to Iowa, then he de-committed. Then he signed with Illinois, then wasn't accepted due to an "administrative" issue....
Forum: IHSA 3A 05-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 8,692
Posted By Nelson*0.5
A single team state berth should not move them up...

A single team state berth should not move them up due to the success factor (unless something has changed that I am unaware of). The success factor would only apply to a non-boundaried school that...
Forum: College 05-11-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4,397
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Andre Lee has proven he has an uncanny ability to...

Andre Lee has proven he has an uncanny ability to keep matches close, regardless of whether he is wrestling a nationally ranked opponent or an average to subpar backup. What he has not proven he has...
Forum: College 05-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4,397
Posted By Nelson*0.5
I don't believe so..... If it happened, that's...

I don't believe so..... If it happened, that's definitely one I missed. However, even if it did happen, that wouldn't change my thoughts a bit. Counting his redshirt year, Lee just completed guys...
Forum: College 05-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4,397
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Great reply!:p

Great reply!:p
Forum: College 05-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4,397
Posted By Nelson*0.5
125 - Travis Piotrowski 133 - Dylan Duncan ...

125 - Travis Piotrowski
133 - Dylan Duncan
141 - Christian Kanzler
149 - Michael Carr
157 - Johnny Mologousis
165 - Danny Braunagel
174 - Nikita Nepomnyashchiy
184 - Emery Parker
197 - Matt...
Forum: College 04-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 6,361
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Chief, you better not be slacking here....I...

Chief, you better not be slacking here....I expect to see a "Getting Dane Durlacher" post. This one is kinda special as it begins what could be 3 in the next generation of Durlachers to wrestle for...
Forum: College 04-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 6,361
Posted By Nelson*0.5
Getting kids like Pucino and Lopez to commit this...

Getting kids like Pucino and Lopez to commit this early is HUGE for the Illini. This is exactly the recruiting coup that they have needed for quite some time. Still lots of work to do, particularly...
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