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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU2008 View Post
    157: 149: Ketcher got the start here, and almost was about 5 seconds from a win, just couldn't finish the takedown in time. Pickerell looked a full weight heavier but did not look great on his feet.
    Ketcher is listed as a 133lber, so no suprise that Pickerell looked so much bigger.

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    some observations from this meet:

    165 - neither guy seemed to want to wrestle on his feet. Just as ISU2008 said, last reversal wins. Fay was just tough enough to get the riding time point.

    Overall - either Cael is teaching the cradle very well or Penrith is teaching that putting your knee up by your head is a solid counter. Man oh man.

    I expected a bigger crowd for Night of Champions. Mike McCready's wife got the biggest ovation (you kinda have to be from Iowa to know how loved Mike was) followed by Tony Davis and then 3X NCAA champ Keith Young. Most people didn't seem to know who Bill Smith was (BTW - I got it wrong in an earlier post - he won his Olympic gold medal in 1952). Still, it gave me goosebumps to see all of those wrestling legends. As has been pointed out before - only 10 schools have won an NCAA DI team championship and UNI is one of them (while still Iowa State Teacher's College).

    Also - The McLeod Center is a great venue for a dual meet. If you haven't attended one there - try to.

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    gg,
    I completely agree about the McLeod Center. That was the first time I'd been there and I was really impressed. I don't remember who said it, but it would be great if ISU had a place like that for most of its duals. I liked the character of the West Gym, that was a great venue too.
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    gg,
    I completely agree about the McLeod Center. That was the first time I'd been there and I was really impressed. I don't remember who said it, but it would be great if ISU had a place like that for most of its duals. I liked the character of the West Gym, that was a great venue too.
    I agree. Most colleges could use a specific wrestling and volleyball facility for meets and games so that the crowd gets close to the action. If crowds get big, you could always move it to a larger venue (like Hilton, etc.) I thought I read that Cornell has such a new wrestling and volleyball facility. It's a little depressing to have 4,000 people in a facility built for 15,000.

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