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    From the Sunday Iowa City paper:

    Perry said his bad positioning started on the scale. He said weight issues were at the core of his problems Saturday night. He didn't specify when asked how much weight he had to cut to get down to 165, but said it was "way too much" and said he felt fatigue setting in before the match started.

    "You can't do it that way with one-hour weigh-ins," he said. "You can't cut that much weight with one-hour weigh-ins and expect to perform well. No excuses. It's my fault that happened. I'm taking nothing away from that kid. But if I do it like that, I'll get pounded every time with a one-hour weigh-in, so I've got to make that change. I'm trying, it's just hard."
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    I guess I don't know how to feel about that... a 5th year senior not managing his weight is a bit on the pathetic side seeing as how he is the returning National Champion...

    Then again, his honesty is refreshing.
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    "I'm taking nothing away from that kid. But if I do it like that, I'll get pounded every time"

    Kind of like saying you're not taking away anything from your wife, except that pretty much any girl would have done the same given the circumstances...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I guess I don't know how to feel about that... a 5th year senior not managing his weight is a bit on the pathetic side seeing as how he is the returning National Champion...

    Then again, his honesty is refreshing.
    I couldn't agree more. Pathetic, at this point.

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    He looked bad. Should be a lesson for him and I hope he manages his weight better going forward.
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    It was the antithesis of the Reader match @ Midlands. As soon as I saw the vid on Sunday (even before knowing about the weigh-in problems), I could see he was weak. His legs almost looks wobbly and he had questionable strength. He appeared to be winded too. Obviously, the OSU kid is no slouch, so losing to him wasn't disgraceful. However, I would take Perry in a re-match @ the NCAAs which could happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    He looked bad. Should be a lesson for him and I hope he manages his weight better going forward.

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    no doubt
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    i agree, he really should be able to keep his weight under control. I like the honesty but Perry can come across a little whiney at times

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