Why - Winning #10 - is great....

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Those are a lot of acronyms for us flat-foots out here.

The days of running and gunning in the mountains of Afghanistan are over. A lot of people in Army Special Forces find the traditional main SF mission of training local nationals in partner nations/forces to be on the boring side. And doing it for half of your career is rough. Lack of personal and family stability, etc. Not saying that that was his motivation for the move, but it could be.

He's part of the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), the same program that Jenna Burkert and most of the Greco guys belong to. So, he'll get paid the salary, BAH (basic allowance for housing) and BAS (basic allowance for sustenance) benefits he'd get as any other active duty person of the same rank. Will likely make more than most of the non-medalist NLWC guys, I'd imagine.
 

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The days of running and gunning in the mountains of Afghanistan are over. A lot of people in Army Special Forces find the traditional main SF mission of training local nationals in partner nations/forces to be on the boring side. And doing it for half of your career is rough. Lack of personal and family stability, etc. Not saying that that was his motivation for the move, but it could be.

He's part of the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), the same program that Jenna Burkert and most of the Greco guys belong to. So, he'll get paid the salary, BAH (basic allowance for housing) and BAS (basic allowance for sustenance) benefits he'd get as any other active duty person of the same rank. Will likely make more than most of the non-medalist NLWC guys, I'd imagine.

Typical! Cael and the NLWC cheating again - signed, Ironbird
 

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The days of running and gunning in the mountains of Afghanistan are over. A lot of people in Army Special Forces find the traditional main SF mission of training local nationals in partner nations/forces to be on the boring side. And doing it for half of your career is rough. Lack of personal and family stability, etc. Not saying that that was his motivation for the move, but it could be.

He's part of the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), the same program that Jenna Burkert and most of the Greco guys belong to. So, he'll get paid the salary, BAH (basic allowance for housing) and BAS (basic allowance for sustenance) benefits he'd get as any other active duty person of the same rank. Will likely make more than most of the non-medalist NLWC guys, I'd imagine.
Speaking of Jenna:
 

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You only get pants that wet from peeing in them or a wrestling workout.
 
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Hey boys, stopped in Iowa City today on my way to Omaha for some training for my job. Pit stopped at Carver and got some pictures with the Gable statue and got to go inside the arena. Seems like a nice college town, but the banners inside seemed to have stopped. Idk.

Just drove to Lincoln. Nothing there. Didn’t see any banners.
 

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In other (not surprising) news, Ben Askren picked Ohio State to beat us in a dual this year. Every uncertainty goes their way, no bonus, etc.

He’s all over the board re: Penn State. Admires Cael and the coaching style - and his style is closely aligned with what Cael wants out of his guys - but there’s always some sort of biased undercurrent going on. Maybe no surprise none of his AwA guys have ended up with Cael?
 

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In other (not surprising) news, Ben Askren picked Ohio State to beat us in a dual this year. Every uncertainty goes their way, no bonus, etc.

He’s all over the board re: Penn State. Admires Cael and the coaching style - and his style is closely aligned with what Cael wants out of his guys - but there’s always some sort of biased undercurrent going on. Maybe no surprise none of his AwA guys have ended up with Cael?
We need an eye-roll reaction emoji. Maybe Ben doesn't want anyone else taking credit for his kids successes? Maybe not.

Isnt that Van Ness in pic w Kerk?
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In other (not surprising) news, Ben Askren picked Ohio State to beat us in a dual this year. Every uncertainty goes their way, no bonus, etc.

He’s all over the board re: Penn State. Admires Cael and the coaching style - and his style is closely aligned with what Cael wants out of his guys - but there’s always some sort of biased undercurrent going on. Maybe no surprise none of his AwA guys have ended up with Cael?
Will lose casual duals and answer questions all day to casual wrestling fans about Penn State is down and then follow back up after Big Tens to then shatter scoring records at Nationals all day.
 

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In other (not surprising) news, Ben Askren picked Ohio State to beat us in a dual this year. Every uncertainty goes their way, no bonus, etc.

He’s all over the board re: Penn State. Admires Cael and the coaching style - and his style is closely aligned with what Cael wants out of his guys - but there’s always some sort of biased undercurrent going on. Maybe no surprise none of his AwA guys have ended up with Cael?
Does Askren believe everything he says?

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In other (not surprising) news, Ben Askren picked Ohio State to beat us in a dual this year. Every uncertainty goes their way, no bonus, etc.

He’s all over the board re: Penn State. Admires Cael and the coaching style - and his style is closely aligned with what Cael wants out of his guys - but there’s always some sort of biased undercurrent going on. Maybe no surprise none of his AwA guys have ended up with Cael?
Bennie uses PSU wrestling as his click bait. You know Bennie knows wrestling, but he babbles a lot of bullshit simply looking for reactions. If ever he babbles some BS that actually happens he can proudly say, "yeah I was wrong the first 99 times, but I got that one! Look how smart I am."
 

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Fairly stout list from Themat but really not one PA kid in any of those years? Hunter and Guilbon both 4-time state champs in those years plus 3-timers like Darling or Oliver getting no love
It's a good reminder that the best HS wrestler in the country can come from anywhere, even if one state produces more total top-level talent.

I don't remember Chamberlain's HS career (except he dominated Peppelman at Dapper Dan), but Oliver would've been a good choice. Also: flagged for not picking Quentin Wright in the same year.

Gulibon got pinned by Heil his SR year. Darling was very good in HS but not national wrestler of the year caliber, and lost his Dapper Dan match.

IMO the one PA guy in that stretch (other than Q) who perhaps could've won was Coleman Scott in 2004. Maybe Nico in 2011, except Morgan was much better in freestyle than Nico, on top of his folk success.
 
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Just drove to Lincoln. Nothing there. Didn’t see any banners.
Stayed in Champaign last night on my way home. Lots of NCAA trophies but looks like 4 of them are there and they are individuals. Who knows. Drove through Columbus and no one was there. Just a sign on the door that read At the Bahamas, see you in the Fall. I was disappointed. I was going to leave 1 star review, but decided on a 5 star with no substance review.
 
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