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    Phil Davis Out of UFC 133 Main Event Due to Injury -

    Undefeated light heavyweight Phil Davis has been forced to withdraw from the UFC 133 main event against former champion Rashad Evans due to a knee injury ?Mr. Wonderful? recently suffered less than a month before the August 6 pay-per-view event in Philadelphia. The news was first reported late Tuesday by MMAFighting.

    Davis (9-0) opened his UFC career with five straight victories, with his most recent win coming by unanimous decision over Antonio Rogerio Noguiera in March. Evans (15-1-1) has not seen Octagon action since defeating Quinton ?Rampage? Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 114 in May of last year.

    Lyoto Machida is rumored to be the front-runner to step in and rematch Evans at UFC 133, with the UFC is expected to announce Davis? injury and the new main event for UFC 133 as soon as Tuesday night.

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    McIntosh, Burkert named 2011 ASICS High School Wrestlers of the Year | - USA Wrestling

    Every year at the ASICS Junior National Championships, the ASICS High School Wrestlers of the Year are announced. This recognizes the top high school athlete in the nation, regardless of age level.

    This year?s recipients are Morgan McIntosh of California for boys and Jenna Burkert of New York for girls.

    McIntosh, a 2010 ASICS Junior Nationals champion, won three California state high school titles for Calvary Chapel High School. He was named the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner on the national level by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, based upon athletic and academic achievement and community service.

    McIntosh is expected to compete this week at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior Nationals in freestyle. He will attend Penn State in the fall.

    Burkert was fourth at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open, and was a member of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games team. She won the FILA Junior Nationals title this spring and qualified for the Junior World Team at the Body Bar Nationals.

    Burkett attended Marquette High School in Michigan, where she is a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Center (USOEC) program.

    Burkett will not be competing this week at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior Nationals, as she is in her final week of training for the Junior World Championships which take place next week in Bucharest, Hungary.

    Burkert becomes only the second girl to win the award twice, joining California?s Tatiana Padilla who was honored in 2007 and 2008. No boy has ever won this award twice.

    The program began in 1986, when California?s Laurence Jackson was named as the first ASICS High School Boys Wrestler of the Year. With the growth of women?s wrestling, the first ASICS Girls High School Wrestler of the Year was recognized in 2001, with Toccara Montgomery of Ohio receiving the award.

    Looking back over the history of the program, the winners have gone on to achieve great things at the higher levels of wrestling.

    Olympic champion Henry Cejudo of Colorado was the 2006 boys winner. Others who have made Olympic teams for the United States include boys recipients Oscar Wood of Oregon, Cary Kolat of Pennsylvania, Joe Williams of Illinois and Steve Mocco of New Jersey and girls Toccara Montgomery of Ohio and Ali Bernard of Minnesota.

    World medalists who are past winners include girls Montgomery and Padilla, plus boys Kolat and Williams.

    Wrestlers who have won multiple NCAA Div. I titles included Kolat, Williams, Mocco and Damion Hahn of New Jersey. Others won an NCAA Div. I title were Alan Fried of Ohio, Jesse Jantzen of New York, Zach Esposito of New Jersey, Dustin Schlatter of Ohio and Troy Nickerson of New York.

    Future winners of this award may be competing this weekend in Fargo. A large majority of past winners have either won titles here or have been multiple All-Americans on the Junior or Cadet levels.

    ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year
    1986 - Laurence Jackson, California
    1987 - Dan Knight, Iowa
    1988 - Alan Fried, Ohio
    1989 - Adam Mariano, New York
    1990 - Ray Brinzer, Pennsylvania
    1991 - Scott Schluchter, Oklahoma
    1992 - Cary Kolat, Pennsylvania
    1993 - Joe Williams, Illinois
    1994 - Oscar Wood, Oregon
    1995 - Sean Hage, Georgia
    1996 - David Kjeldgaard, Iowa
    1997 - Kenny Cox, Oregon
    1998 - T.J. Hill, Missouri
    1999 - Damion Hahn, New Jersey
    2000 - Jesse Jantzen, New York
    2001 - Steven Mocco, New Jersey
    2002 - Zack Esposito, New Jersey
    2003 - Roger Kish, Michigan
    2004 - Dustin Schlatter, Ohio
    2005 - Troy Nickerson, New York
    2006 ? Henry Cejudo, Colorado
    2007 ? Cody Gardner, Virginia
    2008 ? Jason Chamberlain, Utah
    2009 ? David Taylor, Ohio
    2010 ? Logan Stieber, Ohio
    2011 ? Morgan McIntosh, California Girls High School Wrestler of the Year
    2001 - Toccara Montgomery, Ohio
    2002 - Brandy Rosenbrock, Michigan
    2003 - Samantha Lang, Oregon
    2004 - Ali Bernard, Minnesota
    2005 - Deanna Rix, Maine
    2006 ? Jackie Cataline. California
    2007 ? Tatiana Padilla, California
    2008 ? Tatiana Padilla, California
    2009 ? Adeline Gray, Colorado
    2010 ? Jenna Burkert, New York
    2011 ? Jenna Burkert, New York

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    Nation's top prep wrestler Morgan McIntosh returns to Fargo for a final test before college | - USA Wrestling

    Morgan McIntosh of California is the best high school wrestler of 2011.

    The graduated senior has piled up more accolades in his four-year career at Calvary Chapel High School than most wrestlers can dream to earn in a lifetime.

    His resume is long. A three-time undefeated California State champion, the 2010 Junior Freestyle National Champion, a multiple age-group All American, the 2011 Asics High School Wrestler of the Year and much more.

    McIntosh is not yet ready to put the wraps on his astonishing high school career.

    He is back in Fargo doing something that many graduated high school seniors do not do: compete in the ASICS Junior National Freestyle Championships the summer after they graduate.

    ?My college and high school coaches wanted me to wrestle through the summer, and there are no other big tournaments,? said McIntosh, who is looking to win his second straight Junior Freestyle title. ?This tournament is a big one, and it?s a fun trip coming out here.?

    One of his coaches, Calvary Chapel head coach and California National Team coach Arsen Aleksanyan, believes that McIntosh?s accomplishments are significant to more than just himself and his school.

    ?It means a lot to the whole Orange County wrestling community,? said Aleksanyan. ?He is a great example for all his teammates and all wrestlers.?

    McIntosh won the 2010 Junior Nationals title wrestling at 189 pounds, which is also the weight he wrestled during his senior year of competition. But he made another unique move and decided to wrestle up a weight class at 215 pounds.

    ?I want to wrestle up a weight class in college,? said McIntosh. ?So I want to get used to wrestling big, strong guys. I also didn?t really feel like dropping all the weight to make 189?

    So far in this year?s tournament, McIntosh has been tossing those ?big, strong guys? around the mat as if they were mere infants.

    In his first match of the tournament, McIntosh wasted no time taking down Kansas?s Cameron Bruce and turning him three times to take the first period 7-0 in less than 30 seconds. The second period was a mirror image of the first, as McIntosh won by technical fall after taking the second period 7-0.

    He won the next two matches in dominant fashion, stopping Mark Garrity of Virginia by technical fall, 7-0, 7-0 and Tanner Harms of Colorado

    ?It is a good tournament to get some good matches in,? McIntosh said. ?It would be a nice way to go out if I can win it.?

    McIntosh will carry all his momentum from high school across the country to begin a new chapter in his wrestling career at Penn State University for the defending Division I National Champion Nittany Lions under its head coach Cael Sanderson.

    Wrestling powerhouses Cornell and Ohio State were also among McIntosh?s final college options before he went on a visit to Penn State and ultimately made his decision.

    ?I went out and saw the campus and all the facilities and they were really nice,? said McIntosh. ?The coaching staff is a great group and is all family men.?

    After the visit, McIntosh?s knew he wanted to wrestle for Sanderson and the Nittany Lions. He made his commitment not only to wrestle for the school, but also to strive for greatness.

    ?I?m going to set my goals very high for college,? said McIntosh. ?I want to be a four-time national champ.?

    Aleksanyan completely believes in the abilities of his former high school standout.

    ?The sky is the limit for him in college,? Aleksanyan said. ?After being in that room for 3-4 months, he will be very hard to beat at that level as well.?

    If McIntosh sees similar success at Happy Valley as he has in Orange County, then the rest of the nation needs to be wary.

    McIntosh started his career competing at 160 pounds as a freshman, and completed his season with a 41-5 record and a fifth place finish at the California State Championships.

    That was merely the beginning.

    After his freshman year, McIntosh did not lose another high school match, cranking out three straight undefeated seasons at 171 pounds and 189 pounds respectively. He capped of each season with a California State Championship.

    ?I have great training partners that are a big reason for my success,? said McIntosh. ?We train year round, but a lot harder during the school year to try and peak for the big tournaments.?

    This success was no surprise to Aleksanyan. From the very first time he worked out with McIntosh, he knew the kid was special.

    ?He picked up on things so quickly, some really advanced things,? said Aleksanyan. ?He was doing it in practice so it was easy to do it in a match.?

    That hard work that McIntosh put in was also a stimulant for his coach and teammates.

    ?I would tell the team if he could do it in the practice room, then they could do it,? said Aleksanyan. ?He did everything that was ever asked of him and always wanted to get better.?

    And McIntosh indeed got better. Way better.

    He accumulated some incredible statistics in his dominant career at Calvary Chapel, posting an amazing record of 189-5 including 128 pins. An even more mind blowing fact is that McIntosh did not even get taken down in both his junior and senior year.

    ?The last time I got taken down was my junior year summer,? said McIntosh. ?I was wrestling at the FILA Junior Championships and got taken down a few times.?

    That tournament was two years ago.

    While his dominance at the high school level has been truly amazing, McIntosh acknowledged that he will probably redshirt his freshman year at Penn State allowing him time to adjust to college life and wrestling.

    While the Nittany Lion?s wrestling program has to be extremely excited about getting the top-ranked wrestling recruit in the nation this year, they have other reasons to get excited about McIntosh. The kid is incredibly dedicated to community service and helping those in need, proving that he is not only a champion on the mat, but also off it.

    ?It is very important to give back to people that are not as fortunate,? said McIntosh. ?It is a really good experience to do so and it also feels good knowing you made a difference.?

    McIntosh was a part of the Calvary Chapel hydroponic project, in which McIntosh and fellow students travelled to Mexico to help build homes and take part in other community building activities. He was also the only high school student to go on the tsunami relief trip to America Samoa in 2009.

    ?I?m going on another mission trip this summer to England,? McIntosh said. ?I?m going to be helping run a Christian music festival. It should be a good thing to be a part of.?

    Throughout his life McIntosh has been a part of many of good things and, according to Aleksanyan, it stems from his strong belief and support systems.

    ?He has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is very religious,? said Aleksanyan. ?He has great parents that raised him the right way and taught him the right values. They were always there to support him.?

    For his sincere efforts to give back to the community as well as for his accomplishments on the mat, McIntosh was the 2011 winner of the Dave Schulz High School Excellence Award. The award is given annually to a graduating high school wrestler who embodies in wrestling, scholastic achievement, character, citizenship, and community service.

    The award is named in honor of the late Olympic and World Champion Dave Schultz, who was a legend as a high school wrestling star from California.

    ?It was an awesome trip to get to go out to Oklahoma to receive the award,? said McIntosh. ?I got to see the Hall of Fame and shake the hands of some of the biggest names in wrestling.?

    McIntosh said he hopes that he aspires to one day be one of those big name wrestlers shaking the hands of the best youth wrestlers of the year.

    ?Throughout all his success he has had, he has never changed as a person,? said Aleksanyan. ?He never got cocky, never got an attitude and never thought he was too good for anything.?

    While his goals are set high, they seem impeccably reachable for McIntosh if he can continue to grow and work his way towards not only being one of the best wrestlers in the nation, but also in the world.

    ?I know his goal is to one day be an Olympic champ,? said Aleksanyan. ?I?m excited for him.?

    This week, McIntosh is back in Fargo for one last go-around at a Junior National Championship. If things go his way, he could wrestling for his second straight Junior Nationals championship on Saturday, July 23.

    Everyone should enjoy the show.

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    I think Morgan and Coon (the top-ranked wrestler going into the 215 competition at Fargo) just wrestled sometime in the past few hours. I was gone and unfortunately unable to watch it...anyone know the outcome?

    EDIT: Just read that Morgan pinned him in the first period. Incredible...
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    Am I cool now?

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    He pinned Coons

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    McIntosh wins the finals 5-0, 5-0. Very dominating performance. Interesting to see him at the higher weight, I'm wondering if he's going to make a run at 197 for PSU this year.

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    What is Penn State's BEST NCAA Point scoring Line up for 2011-2012? (Upper weights only)

    SO FAR...

    Results (total votes = 30):

    74 Ruth 84 McIntosh 97 Wright-5 / 16.67%

    74 Ruth 84 Wright 97 McIntosh-19 / 63.33%

    74 Cowburn/Brown 84 Ruth 97 Wright-5 / 16.67%

    74 Ruth 84 Wright 97 Crowell/Ortega-0 / 0.00%

    Some other one not mentioned (post YOUR entry below)-0 / 0.00%

    The heck if I know its too confusing-0 / 0.00%

    I'll be picking the worst one possible b/c I'm from Iowa-1 / 3.33%

    It won't freakin matter-0 / 0.00%
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    Just talked to a buddy coaching HS wrestling in PA.
    PSU was at his school & he got to talk to DT.
    So to confirm everything we already have been saying per DT
    he is going to 165 & Ed & Q are NOT bumping.

    So I guess we really can get onto discussing 141 & 197....

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