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    I never knew why he transferred. Can someone fill me in? And who was the Portland State wrestler he faced?
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    I grew up near Ray and remember him all the way back to when both were youth wrestlers.

    Although we have been in the same gym together dozens of times, I probably only spoken a few words to him.

    As stated above, he is a very eccentric person.

    I remember him as a kid wearing funny hats and always reading books in the bleachers.

    It would be his turn to wrestle and he would be no where to be found. They would be announcing his name again and again on the loud speaker until he would appear all disheveled and step out onto the mat.

    Many (including myself) consider his 87-88 high school team the best in PA history.
    Being on such a great team, his talents probably weren't apprenticed as much as they could have been.

    I also clearly remember him with the Gumby doll on the medal platform at states.

    I still see him every now and then at tournaments. But as I said before, he is eccentric and difficult person to walk up to and strike a conversation with.
    Not that he is rude or unfriendly, he's just on a different plain than most people.

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    I remember him at Fargo this year and managed to say hello to him. My fellow coaches were pointing out the fact that he was wearing what looked like womens capri pants and his patented Hawaiian shirt. I said "that's Ray Brezner, so he's allowed."
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    Hmm, were staying at the Days Inn across from the FargoDome?
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Who me? If so, sure was. We're the only team allowed to stay there anymore. Team FL got kicked out for all the havoc they caused last year. Spent most of my nights at Buffalo Wild Wings.
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    I think I might have ran into you a couple times then. Also, your kids weren't angels by any means, banging on my door at 3am!!!
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Wasn't our kids. We heard about it and Days Inn has cameras everywhere. Found out it was some FL kids, saying they were from OR, in the hotel pissed about not being able to stay there again. They got caught throwing all the tables and chairs into the pool, among various things. Team Leader watched all the video and said there wasn't one of our kids in it.

    I might of ran into you. I was the smaller, dark complected guy with glasses and Abe Lincoln beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrastler118 View Post
    I never knew why he transferred. Can someone fill me in? And who was the Portland State wrestler he faced?
    Joe Seay committed recruiting violations (I believe while going after the Purlers) and as part of the penalty, Oklahoma State was banned from NCAAs for one year and the wrestlers were all going to lose that year's eligibility. Several Cowboys transferred, but Ray didn't come to Iowa right away. Then, Ray's father was diagnosed with a serious illness and it was recommended that his treatment be done at the Iowa City VA Hospital. That's when Ray decided to come to Iowa.

    At first John Smith wouldn't release Ray from his scholarship, but finally did the second semester. Ray's first match in the Hawkeye varsity lineup was at National Duals against Mark Smith and Mark pinned him.

    Let's go back in time. Ray came into Carver Hawkeye Arena as a freshman member of the Cowboys for a dual meet and wrestled Mark Reiland (who would eventually be the national champ that year - 1991). Ray was so confident that at one point he stood in the middle of the mat and held out his leg and shook it at Reiland - as if to invite him to take a shot. Ray was immediately booed by the 14,000 Hawkeye faithful in attendance. Nationals were held in CHA later that year and when Dan Russell from Portland State beat Ray in the early rounds Russell became an immediate crowd favorite. In fact, at one point, Ed Aliverti jokingly said over the PA that he'd never seen so many Portland State fans at the NCAAS. When Russell was introduced on the medal stand (he finished 4th) he got almost as loud an ovation as any Hawkeye that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrastler118 View Post
    Wasn't our kids. We heard about it and Days Inn has cameras everywhere. Found out it was some FL kids, saying they were from OR, in the hotel pissed about not being able to stay there again. They got caught throwing all the tables and chairs into the pool, among various things. Team Leader watched all the video and said there wasn't one of our kids in it.

    I might of ran into you. I was the smaller, dark complected guy with glasses and Abe Lincoln beard.
    Thats good then. Ok, now back to Ray Brinzer stories.

    While at Fargo this year, I noticed him and told the guy I was with "look at that goofball." Then about five minutes later, I'm like, "no wait, thats just Ray Brinzer."
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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