It may be the weakest division, but I would believe that all 4 would have made it in D-I or D-II and three of the four still would have won state and the other top 3 finish in the other division.I believe those 4 are the only ones that made the state tournament in the states weakest division.
LKWD, Sam has been defensive against White, but I have seen him wreslte many other top kids in the state and man handle them. He is not all defense. I would love to see him open up against White.
I have never seen McCauley wrestle, so I'll take your word on his aggressiveness.
Clark is also very aggressive. I love his style. Had a win over Taylor and I'd almost be willing to bet that half of Taylors TDs given up in his folkstyle career have been to Clark, though their last match had zero TDs I think. Super defensive wrestlers like White and the kid from Jersey (whose name escapes me--Bergen Catholic was his school the year before this one) can frustrate guys that like to attack like Clark and (I presume) McCauley.
Personal I think the call in the finals was crap!!!!! yes he was not being agressive, but to call the stall at that time waas cheap. If they were going to make the callit should have been done in regulation with 15-20 seconds left.
You are from Massillon. OK. It's a tough way to lose, but certainly not unprecedented. Remember why Cameron Wade was denied a podium spot and all of his points deducted from Chanel's team score two years ago?
I've seen all of the Clark-White matchups. What percentage of the running time in all of their matches would you say that each wrestler, individually in neutral, has spent in the center circle (as opposed to outside of it--AKA playing the edge)?
Not to take anything away from Mr. White though. He is a marvelous wrestler with more than a state championship on his resume.
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Wrestling has changed over the years. Back when I wrestled we were taught to wrestle on the outside, ( mat awareness). To me that is part of the game. I used it very wisely, as I was not great on my feet, but a mat wrestler.as opposed to outside of it--AKA playing the edge)?
stiebers own anyone anyday