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    If your gonna call protecting a lead stalling and gassed then I agree. Either way Caldwell won and that's the goal at the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Blickenderfer View Post
    If your gonna call protecting a lead stalling and gassed then I agree. Either way Caldwell won and that's the goal at the end of the year.
    I believed he was stalling more than gassing. Caldwell completely outwrestled Metcalf and I don't see anything based on that match that says to me Metcalf would be favored in a rematch.

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    I can't believe anyone would back up a stalling wrestler in a match that big, also you can't outwrestle an opponent if you don't wrestle seven minutes. That's not wrestling the way Iowa wrestles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Blickenderfer View Post
    I can't believe anyone would back up a stalling wrestler in a match that big, also you can't outwrestle an opponent if you don't wrestle seven minutes. That's not wrestling the way Iowa wrestles.
    Wanna talk about stalling did you see 125 lb final last year? maybe 1 shot was taken. Caldwell wrestled all out for much of it as did Metcalf. Caldwell did seem to tire and took the obvious lung time out, but he and Brent did more in the first period than Dhoe and Nickerson did in the regulation and 3 OTs of their match. Not to mention they kept it up too.
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    If Caldwell would have been obviously stalling, he would have been dinged over and over again but since he had such a big lead, it was his match to decide how to wrestle it. He had a great strategy. Give everything you have for as long as you can. Obviously he ran out of steam by the third period but because he had racked up such a big lead, he without a doubt earned the title. No one can deny that.
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    I saw the match in person about 10 rows away from center mat (great seats we won), I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Since then I've watched the match several times on DVR. Every time I watch it, I get angry at how DC backs away from Metcalf. In my wrestling day backing up off the whistle was stalling. I also get angry at a guy who takes injury time, a few minutes later looks perfectly fine doing back flips. DC was the better wrestler for 3-4 minutes, and took Metcalf out of his game. Great strategy in DC's part, and the only affective way I've seen at beating Metclaf. Too bad Metcalf won't get another chance to wrestle DC again in his collegiate career, it would of made a great finals match again. I've talked to Brent in person, he is a great kid. He wrestles with some great intensity, and has some great leadership. As a Wrestling fan I will miss watching his intensity on the mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowahawkfan View Post
    I saw the match in person about 10 rows away from center mat (great seats we won), I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Since then I've watched the match several times on DVR. Every time I watch it, I get angry at how DC backs away from Metcalf. In my wrestling day backing up off the whistle was stalling. I also get angry at a guy who takes injury time, a few minutes later looks perfectly fine doing back flips. DC was the better wrestler for 3-4 minutes, and took Metcalf out of his game. Great strategy in DC's part, and the only affective way I've seen at beating Metclaf. Too bad Metcalf won't get another chance to wrestle DC again in his collegiate career, it would of made a great finals match again. I've talked to Brent in person, he is a great kid. He wrestles with some great intensity, and has some great leadership. As a Wrestling fan I will miss watching his intensity on the mat.
    Sounds like sour grapes...stalling is not called enough in DI wrestling especially at NCAA, as long as they don't call it, it is smart to protect a lead.

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    I was pretty disappointed with Brents performance in that NCAA final. I expected a man possessed to come out and close the door on Ohio Stater and to stake his claim to the highly coveted Hodge award. Instead I saw a guy get dominated in the tie ups and get bullied around, much like he has done to lesser competition since he was a high school freshman. I saw a guy known for his gas tank and intensity; his will to break his opponent laying flat on his stomach with his face in the mat and a look of defeat in his eyes. I saw a guy out there unable to get it done during regulation time and instead resort to cheep shots after the final whistle. That let me down.

    I had a house full of people watching and I pointed to that guy as the guy who would define what NCAA division 1 college wrestling is today. Instead we had to witness the antics of a poor sport. But it happens. I'm hoping he's able to gain redemption this coming NCAA tournament and go out on an honorable note. Brent Metcalf is too good and too focused to allow his disqualifications/reprimands to define his career. I know he can do it.
    Lets go Brent!

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