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Forum: College 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By lauden swain
That's correct. If anything it's considerably...

That's correct. If anything it's considerably tougher being a member of varsity sports while at an Academy because of the time commitment with an already hectic schedule.

But varsity sports teams...
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By lauden swain
For the sake of generalization, every kid in a...

For the sake of generalization, every kid in a Service Academy is wicked smart, high character, physically fit and were leaders in their community long before they ever got to an Academy.


Lauden
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By lauden swain
Academies are a whole different animal in many...

Academies are a whole different animal in many ways.
Every single student receives a full scholarship. Every single student.
All scholarships are considered academic scholarships. So there are no...
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By lauden swain
BJ Futrell was assisting at Naval Academy this...

BJ Futrell was assisting at Naval Academy this past year.

I don't know if there are many rivalries like Army -Navy. I'm positive that Administration is unhappy with losing four straight to the...
Forum: College 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,439
Posted By lauden swain
How surreal is it going to be for the coaches,...

How surreal is it going to be for the coaches, athletes, officials, etc to be in that mammoth venue without fans?

I'm sure there will be other irregular provisions for all involved during the...
Forum: IHSA 3A 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 11,298
Posted By lauden swain
Izzy Resigns

Facebook post on my feed (fake news planted by Russians?)

"8x State Champion and Hall of Fame wrestling coach Israel "Izzy" Martinez has resigned as the head coach of Montini Catholic High School....
Forum: IHSA 3A 02-07-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2,820
Posted By lauden swain
1A Regional at Bowen is just Saturday

1A Regional at Bowen is just Saturday
Forum: College 02-07-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By lauden swain
The Illini Braunagel Twins

Zac and Danny Braunagel are used to sharing. The twin brothers from Belleville shared a room for their entire lives ó until college. They share similar personalities. And, of course, they share...
Forum: College 01-28-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By lauden swain
Iowa Building New Facility

The facility race in college wrestling continues with the announcement of plans to construct a new wrestling training facility separate but adjacent to Carver.

I like that plans do not include...
Forum: IHSA 3A 01-28-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 14,996
Posted By lauden swain
A vote taken amongst the officials working the...

A vote taken amongst the officials working the respective match.

Lee Kemp won 3 NCAA Championships and would have been the first 4-time champ except he was defeated in the NCAA finals his freshmen...
Forum: IHSA 3A 01-18-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By lauden swain
Congratulation to Griff Powell and LTHS Wrestling...

Congratulation to Griff Powell and LTHS Wrestling Nation. Griff is a great coach and a classy individual.

Lauden
Forum: IHSA 3A 01-16-2020
Replies: 276
Views: 33,691
Posted By lauden swain
Beat the Streets Chicago has organized for a...

Beat the Streets Chicago has organized for a second straight year the Beat the Streets Brawl, which will be held this Saturday at Oak Park River Forest (Ill.). Like last year, the field is again...
Forum: College 12-30-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7,904
Posted By lauden swain
Final Round begins at 7 pm. Warner and...

Final Round begins at 7 pm.

Warner and Brucki both upset in semis

Iowa absolutely crushing the field

"Midlands" in name only. Only a shadow of what it once was in it's heyday .

ILLINI...
Forum: College 12-29-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7,904
Posted By lauden swain
Iowa leads team race with 12 wrestlers advancing...

Iowa leads team race with 12 wrestlers advancing to the quarters. The quarterfinal round is scheduled to begin at 7 pm


Quarterfinal matchups

125:
No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) vs. Nolan...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By lauden swain
Just to clarify opportunities for Team USA to...

Just to clarify opportunities for Team USA to qualify weights for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

There are only 3 possibilities:

-2019 World Championships
Men Freestyle qualified 2 out of 6 weight...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By lauden swain
The number one guys will be representing USA at...

The number one guys will be representing USA at the Pan American Championships. If I remember correctly, Burroughs and Snyder were the only guys to qualify their weights for the Olympics.
The Pan...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-19-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By lauden swain
Senior Nationals menís freestyle preview:...

Senior Nationals menís freestyle preview: Exciting battles expected for coveted Olympic Team Trials bids

This weekendís Senior Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, will serve as the biggest Olympic...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By lauden swain
Senior Nationals Pre-Seeds

It's an Olympic year! Guarantees spectacular competition this weekend in Texas. The possible dream matchups are endless. Can't wait!!

Lauden



USA Wrestling released the pre-seeds for this...
Forum: IHSA 3A 12-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 7,798
Posted By lauden swain
. Rank Team Points 1 Wyoming Seminary...

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Rank Team Points
1 Wyoming Seminary (PA) 234.5
2 Blair Academy 189
3 Malvern Prep 126.5
4 Brecksville 119
5 Montini Catholic 116
6 Lake Highland Prep 107.5
7 Notre Dame 101
8 Elyria HS 95.5
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By lauden swain
Remember the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? ...

Remember the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi?

Here's a refresher: Russia dominated. Dozens of Russian athletes, from cross-country skiers to bobsledders, to took home gold medals, leaving other...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By lauden swain
Excerpt from yesterday's Washington Post: ...

Excerpt from yesterday's Washington Post:

Dec. 9, 2019 at 10:43 a.m. CST
The World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee handed down the most severe punishment to date in the years-long Russian...
Forum: IHSA 3A 12-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3,026
Posted By lauden swain
Ironman Pre-Seeds

106 pounds
1. Marc-Anthony McGowan - Blair Academy, NJ
2. Mac Church - Waynesburg Central, PA
3. Daniel Sheen - Wyoming Seminary, PA
4. Joe Fernau - Montini Catholic, IL[
5. Gabe Giampietro -...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 12-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By lauden swain
Russia Banned From 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Here we go again. Disappointed if there is no Sadulaev - Snyder matchup but Russia was initially banned from participating in the last Olympics also. Will be interesting to watch how the politics...
Forum: Freestyle / Greco-Roman 11-20-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By lauden swain
Cadet National Duals Moved to Rockford

Awesome tournament being hosted by Rockford for at least next two summers.

Lauden



ROCKFORD, IL ó In partnership with USA Wrestling, the national governing body of wrestling in the United...
Forum: College 11-15-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 3,863
Posted By lauden swain
ST. LOUIS - Fighting Illini wrestling secured a...

ST. LOUIS - Fighting Illini wrestling secured a dramatic, 19-14 victory over No. 13 Missouri Thursday night at Francis Howell High School in St. Louis. Trailing, 11-6, at intermission, the Illini won...
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