Give Kyle the kudos on that. He worked his butt off to make sure we got the scoop and he should get a high five from everyone.
I just handled the techie stuff tonight, it was all Klingman on the show!
Wow, it was pretty darn close:
1. Jake Herbert, N’western: 60 (5)
2. Darrion Caldwell, NC State: 58 (3)
3. Jordan Burroughs, Nebraska: 34
4. Steve Luke, Michigan: 15
5. Anthony Robles, Arizona State: 8
6. Brent Metcalf, Iowa: 7
7. Aaron Wernimont, Wartburg: 5
8. Franklin Gomez, Michigan State: 4
T9. Todd Meneely, Neb. Omaha: 3
T9. Troy Nickerson, Cornell: 3
11. J Jaggers, Ohio State: 2
12. Billy Murphy, Iowa Central: 1
From the placing vote scores 9-7-5-3-1 it means that Herbert got 5 first place votes, a 2nd place, a 3rd place and a 4th place vote. 2nd I can *maybe* see, 3rd is a huge stretch but 4th place is pretty much impossible to defend.
I can't believe that Herbert didn't walk away with it.
The vote tally listed above appears to be for Rev Wrestler of the Year, announced March 27, which Herbert also won. It was based on a vote of Rev writers, and has somewhat different criteria than the Hodge Award, which is a product of WIN Magazine.
Here's a link to that announcement: http://revwrestling.com/articles/484...er-of-the-Year
Staff Writer, RevWrestling.com
listening to Mike and Bryan discuss the decision process before the announcement was made, it sounded like it wasn't very close in their minds. They discussed how even though the All-Star match doesn't count for ranking purposes, they still count it in their minds for the Hodge. They pointed out that it's a college match, with college wrestlers, college rules, etc, so they take it into consideration. They were saying even with Caldwell's dominant win in the NCAA finals, they would have had a hard time giving the Hodge to someone who had lost by a tech fall. They also mentioned the "strange" loss against Terry with the back spasms. From the time the interview started it was pretty clear Herbert was the winner. At least, that's the way it sounded to me.
Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013
"Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference