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    I'm a Penn State fan, but always enjoyed watching this kid wrestle, as he was the definition of a goer...Iowa style, always attacking, with a seemingly unlimited gas tank...It has to be the weight cut bothering him. I had a feeling he would be vulnerable today, as he had to make weight a second day in a row. And while his gas tank was always his strength, it's looked to be a weakness as of late. I'm actually happy for the kid that he will only have to make 125 pounds 1 more day in his life. He is huge at the weight, and has been since his freshman year. He still goes down as an all-time great lightweight, but it seemed like coming into the year he was a safe bet to win his third national title, but as the year went on he looked more and more vulnerable...I don't think it's a coincidence that the two worst matches I have ever seen him wrestle were after the second day of weigh-ins, last week against Delgado and today against Garrett. I would have never imagined him getting ridden out in the third and feebly giving up a quick takedown in OT like he did today (he was 1 second of riding time away from losing in regulation, as well). I think he now has as many losses this year as the rest of his career combined.

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    Not a weight issue it is something else.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    Not a weight issue it is something else.
    Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlion91 View Post
    Care to elaborate?
    All I can tell you is he no longer shoots that High crotch and is unable to finish shots he finished the last four years. The only shot he is taking is that sweep single. Matt is not one to make excuses and I'm not making any for him. I've been told it's not a weight issue.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton




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    Sounds like back or neck issues if so.

    But what do I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Sounds like back or neck issues if so.

    But what do I know?
    Agree. Was going through what injuries would cause an inability to do a high crotch and came to the same conclusion, back. Tough to see him go out like this, just hoping he can eke out a few more wins and get his 3rd place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Sounds like back or neck issues if so.

    But what do I know?
    Similar to what hamstrung Pucillo as a senior, sounds like.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    I've been told yet sworn to secrecy . Now that he is done think Esco and TNick.
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    I've been told yet sworn to secrecy . Now that he is done think Esco and TNick.
    Bingo. He's been wrestling with one arm all year. Shoulder needs surgery. The only reason I am saying anything is that some guys have already spilled it on Hawkeye Report.
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