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Old 02-18-2019
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Forfeits: Injury vs Poor Sportsmanship

IMO there has been a very disturbing trend developing over the past few years. This year there were some DEFINITE injuries... hobbled knees, popped shoulders and flu symptoms that kept some wrestlers from starting or finishing a match and limiting their performance. I totally agree with holding these guys out to insure their safety. But then I see some guys lose- they look completely healthy walking or even "running" off the mat only to Forfeit the rest of the matches in the tournament. I hope the parents and coaches teach these young men that IN LIFE you are not always going to win and be #1 but you need to pick yourself up go out there compete and do your best EVERY match you are able.
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Not sure if this has anything to do with your post, but what happened to Luke Odom? We left to go eat after the 2A prelims and I saw he lost his 1st match and medical F his wrestle back. I was really expecting to see him put on a stellar performance this weekend! Sick, injured, what? Anyone know?
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I thought someone here had posted that Odom may have been dealing with a concussion?

I was bummed to see TFM default out after the semi's. I understand it, but as a fan, would have loved to have seen him compete in what should have been some very good matches on the backside.
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I thought someone here had posted that Odom may have been dealing with a concussion?

I was bummed to see TFM default out after the semi's. I understand it, but as a fan, would have loved to have seen him compete in what should have been some very good matches on the backside.
TFM was on crutches. Would of been hard to compete.
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Twist quick on TFM defense interesting.
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Twist quick on TFM defense interesting.
This post was titled "Injury vs poor sportsmanship". Twist wanted us to know which side to put Melton on.
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TFM was on crutches. Would of been hard to compete.
As a guy who wasn't there, I was unaware. Thanks for the heads up. Was just going off track brackets that didn't mention inj. default.

Loved watching him compete over the years looking forward to following him in college as well. Hope it's nothing too serious.
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My guess would be that his injury prevented him from making weight. If you do not weigh in for day 3 they call it a fft. not a medical dflt. I saw him front row cheering on his teammate in the finals. He was definitely on crutches. I also spoke to an Edwardsville insider who said that Odom was concussed in the 1st period of the Nolan match.

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Ford-Melton could barely walk back to the center when his match ended
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