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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Please elaborate on how Jayson Ness (who was a freshman in high school at the time) would have been a better OW choice than Cael Sanderson at NCAA's in Albany. We're all ears.

    Posts like this make Vais' assertion that you don't know what you're talking about seem increasingly likely.


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    So looking at the bracket, it would seem you have 3 real choices for OW when Cael was a senior. Cael, Rohn and Holker. I don't like giving it to someone who was nearly teched in the finals, I'm not sure if Rohn was losing any other matches before he scored the pin or not. Holker had an impressive tournament as the 5 seed beating the 4, 1 and 2 seeds. I don't know if that is enough to truly overcome Cael's dominance, and fwiw, Cael beat the 8, 4 and 2 seeds or the best seeded wrestlers he could face as the one seed as well.

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    I don't have an issue with a guy that came back to get a fall on a guy who was kicking his a$$. In fact, I might be more inclined to vote for him.
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    Rohn was the most exciting and inspiring wrestler, but Cael was without a doubt the most talented wrestler at that tournament.
    Maybe, he had set the bar so high that his domination of the tourney did not seem as impressive.
    Abas won his third title that year as well but I remember him looking a little flat in the final (albeit still with a dominant win).

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    I just don't see getting your ass kicked for most of the match being outstanding, I file it more in the lucky category.

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    I really wasn't following wrestling at that time other than to know who Cael was, but I would guess that several people either dropped a weight class to avoid Cael? That may strengthen the argument for Rohn who was at 184, then again I could be completely wrong. I still would have a hard time arguing against Cael getting the award.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I just don't see getting your ass kicked for most of the match being outstanding, I file it more in the lucky category.
    This.

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    Cael was the "OW" no question. I am a huge IA fan and always have been but for someone to say Cael wasn't the OW his senior year is just stupid. He destroyed everyone and deserved the award hands down. Now if last year Robles would have won the Hodge that would have been a career award. Buroughs was def the best wrestler in the country. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I just don't see getting your ass kicked for most of the match being outstanding, I file it more in the lucky category.
    Rohn did not get his ass kicked the entire match. He got a TD in the first and was still leading a decent way into to the 2nd when he started getting tilted. Yes he did get tilted all over the mat and was about to get techfalled at the beginning of the 3rd period when he was able to get a reversal during an attempted tilt and then stuck Lambrecht. Rohn was ahead in the first got creamed in the 2nd and then got his revenge in the third. He was trying risky moves from the bottom and they eventually paid off because he was pinning everyone that tournament. I don't see his victory as lucky.

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