Reading the Dake article on the front page of themat.com prompted me to go back and watch Dake's finals match against Marion.
Two things really struck me:
1. How in the world did Marion not get a TD on that shot in the first period? Maybe one of the ballsiest and incredible body-control things I've ever seen by Dake. By all rights, that should have been 2 and more for Marion, but Dake...just wow.
2. Dake was huge. I mean, REALLY big. We all knew he was struggling to cut weight, but you can really see why here. He looked almost TWO weight classes bigger than Marion. Incredible.
#1 is very cool just for watching, but for actual discussion, I think Kyle Dake's ridiculous body growth is more interesting. As big as he looked for 141 that year, he looked EQUALLY AS BIG for 149. And now, this year, I've felt he looks as big for 157. That is, he looks like an enormous 157.
What do you guys think? Is this type of growth in college WHILE maintaining this level of success unprecedented? This is unreal. He will probably go up AGAIN next year, also. Pretty incredible story that often gets mentioned but rarely gets discussed, if you know what I mean.