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    Default Re: Where is Jake Deitchler going to college?

    It means Lester can't make 66kg anymore and he is an average 74kg wrestler.

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    It means Jake Deitchler beating him was not something he fathomed before the match and he was pretty devastated by it. In all seriousness, that had to be hard. He's looking at capping his international career with an Olympic Medal and an 18 year old wrestler from Anoka, MN stood toe to toe with him and took it away.

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    Wow. I had not seen that Jake won this. I'm shocked, disappointed that Lester won't be in the Olympics, but how can you be anything but happy for a high schooler who just fought his way into the Olympics against all odds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    It means Lester can't make 66kg anymore and he is an average 74kg wrestler.
    He had a big Frestyle win last year at 74kg (collegiate nationals?). I think if he concentrated on wrestling instead of cutting weight, he would be a threat to any one. I just hoping when they said he retired, that means he didn't retire from wrestling.

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    Harry Lester said it in his post match interview: his body feels like it is 90.

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    I don't think people realize that Harry was going to retire after this year no matter what. In his post match interview, he said his body feels like it is 90. This past year was rough on Harry with injuries. What I find interesting is what TC Dantzler said in his post tournament interview on FLoWrestling. Someone asked him if he was planning to retire after this Olympics. He said that he has no plans to retire because if he let himself think like that, he would lose the edge he needs to win a medal at the Olympics. That statement makes me wonder if Harry didn't lose his edge, having determined that he would not continue wrestling after this year. I talked with guys he wrestles with day in and day out. They say they have never seen Harry wrestle the way he did this weekend. Take nothing away from Deitchler, but it was not the same Harry Lester this weekend that we have been accustomed to. In fact, there were more than few upsets and a changing of the guard this weekend. I am still kind of reeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    Probably easy to remain humble when you are an Olympian and you are still redshirting next year.

    J Rob almost has to certainly reconsider though if you can bump Schlatter to 157 and put Deitchler in at 149. Safratowich can stay at 165 and compete with Glasser but you can't let this kind of talent sit on the bench for a year.

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    I'd agree if they are going to be wrestling Greco but they are not so I'm sure Jay will base his choices on what the folkstyle action in the room looks like next year.

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    Default Re: Where is Jake Deitchler going to college?

    You think he'll have a better college career then his coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factory51 View Post
    I'd agree if they are going to be wrestling Greco but they are not so I'm sure Jay will base his choices on what the folkstyle action in the room looks like next year.
    Absolutely but I think you have a responsibility to at least try to put your best team out there when possible. (I.E.) Zach Sanders going 125 versus Ness who could still almost surely make 125 again next year.

    If we go:
    125 Sanders
    133 Ness
    141 Thorn
    149 Deitchler
    157 Schlatter
    165 Saf/Glasser
    174 Sitch/Young
    184 McPhail/Yohn
    197 Eidensheink/Malamura/Geiger
    Hwt Berhow/Nord

    I think that is immediately a potentially stronger line-up then:

    125 Ness
    133 Mincey/Zilverberg/Mellmer/Murphy/Marcicki/Johnson
    141 Thorn
    149 Schlatter
    157 Safratowich
    165 Glasser
    174 Sitch/Young
    184 McPhail/Yohn
    197 Eidensheink/Malamura/Geiger
    Hwt Berhow/Nord

    I like line-up #1 versus line-up #2 if I have to go against Iowa.

    I know that Deitchler will most likely redshirt and probably should but if you think about going up against Iowa and others, I like the thought of possibly splitting at 149 and 157 versus potentially losing both. Same thing at 125 and 133. I do think that J. rob is intrigued now at this point what J.D. may be able to do at 149. Don't forget that he is not too damn shabby and a folkstyler, he just happens to be phenomenal as an 18 year old Greco-Roman wrestler. Anyone who doesn't think this Olympic Berth won't give the kid the potential over the top confidence he needs to compete as a true freshman is fooling themselves. Hell, Bubba Jenkins won Jr. Worlds and came back a much improved wrestler albeit with no gas tank.

    Just thinking out loud. Sorry.
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