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    What's strange about the Cornell website is that not only do they list him as a senior, but they give his record for 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11 and of course there's this year. The Ivy League doesn't allow RS years, so he couldn't have wrestled for Cornell as a RS 2008-9. At least that's how I understand it.

    But, if Bosak said on ESPN that he's a junior--well. . . he ought to know!

  2. #29

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    I wonder who gets the best of whom in the practice room between Taylor, Ruth and Wright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    I agree with you that Wright isn't on level with Ruth and Taylor, but as far as this point. No, it wasn't.
    Austin Trotman just got 3rd. How great could it be?
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    I don't think Ed Ruth fears the field at 184. It should be the field at 184 that is wary of Ruth. Wasn't Chris Perry the top ranked 184 when he dropped to 174? While it's far from certain that Perry would have placed top 3 at 184 had he stayed, I think it shows that there is greater parity between those 2 weights than we had thought.

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    My brother coaches jr. high back in PA District 3 and saw Ruth a lot in high school at Susquehanna Twp. The feeling then (I think he lost to Wright in states his junior year) was that he had a wealth of potential but was very raw. I think the year at Blair and three years at PSU with Cael have obviously polished him and brought out his potential. I do think he can get even better, but in what measurable way, I don't know. But I do believe he'll make the transition without a hiccup if he does go to 184.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirahan View Post
    you don't have to forget about the jenkins match, just understand that it was 98-99% fluke.
    Knowing Bubba Jenkins, that's not so much a fluke as Bubba being bubba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Eisenhauer View Post
    My brother coaches jr. high back in PA District 3 and saw Ruth a lot in high school at Susquehanna Twp. The feeling then (I think he lost to Wright in states his junior year) was that he had a wealth of potential but was very raw. I think the year at Blair and three years at PSU with Cael have obviously polished him and brought out his potential. I do think he can get even better, but in what measurable way, I don't know. But I do believe he'll make the transition without a hiccup if he does go to 184.
    Someone recently posted (somewhere) a link to a bout Ruth wrestled his senior year in HS (for Blair Academy in a tournament). Ed got pinned in the first round, getting caught in a splade. Ed was killing the kid at the time until he got caught in the splade. But what interested me was how much his style then looks like his style now. Sure, he's much more polished and makes fewer mistakes. But it was a very similar style.

    One other note on ER. Living so far away I don't get to see many wrestling matches live. But I did get to see his first 2 varsity duals last year. His first match against Bloomsburg was funny. He pinned the guy, but he did not look polished at all, finding himself in some very humorous positions. He has really developed since then.

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