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    Default Poeta's loss

    IMO, he learned the hard way that there are 3 phases to wrestling; neutral, top & bottom.

    Letting Leen have the go ahead escape point uncontested late in the third period shows he had no confidence in his riding skills.

    Leen deserved to win.

    In contrast, Coleman Scott is a fierce top wrestling and it paid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    In contrast, Coleman Scott is a fierce top wrestling and it paid off.

    Where did that come from? Seems rather unrelated...

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    It's related because lots of guys never even think of wrestling for a pin.

    Too many wrestlers are all about takedowns. IMO.

    I personally think a wrestler should be well rounded and more than a takedown technician.

    Scott is one wrestler that has always been tough on top and always seems to be working for a pin. It paid off big tonight.

    Poeta showed no riding ability and it probably cost him the match.

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    It wasn't a bad strategy to let Leen up. Either way he would have to have a takedown to win the match whether it be in regulation or overtime. Its better than trying to ride him out and then giving up a late escape to lose the match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    It wasn't a bad strategy to let Leen up. Either way he would have to have a takedown to win the match whether it be in regulation or overtime. Its better than trying to ride him out and then giving up a late escape to lose the match.
    Thats right because Leen would have escaped anyway because he is just so much longer and bigger than Poeta that no matter what it would have been hard for Poeta to hold him. Tough Loss but the refs still made a horrible call not calling that takedown at the edge in the second period. Hopefully Poeta can learn from this and get himself a national championship because really I believe he is better than Leen. Leen just wrestled a great match to win the national championship.

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    That was a terrible call on the edge of the mat but Poeta should have pushed the action. He really didnt set anything up and he was only going one move at a time. He seemed to be too tenative IMO. It seemed to happen a lot last night that nobody wanted to take a chance in the early periods and they end up in OT or with 30 seconds left trying to throw stuff together.

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    Illinois' style is not aggressive enough overall, and that's why they have showings like they did this weekend.

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