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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    That's a horrible situation for Paulson if it's true.
    That was all Travis' fualt, you can never leave a match "in the hands of the balls bag."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobracoach View Post
    That was all Travis' fualt, you can never leave a match "in the hands of the balls bag."
    You speak the truth. It's still a bad run of luck, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    Gold, you are a well known, respected, and liked member of this board. Your contributions are both valuable and appreciated. I can honestly say that I look forward to reading your posts, and getting your insight. Regarding Metcalf, I am very frustrated with him and I think it's fair for other fans of his to be also. Lets take a look at how he's performed since NCAA's in March

    NCAA final as the biggest favorite in the field and his team needing him to win in order to clinch the team championship, Metcalf suffers a one sided defeat and loses the national championship as well as the Hodge trophy. He also leaves the door open for Ohio State to win the team title.

    US Open final leading 1 period to zero and having escaped the clinch, Metcalf only needs to avoid getting scored on for a few more seconds and he wins the open title. He is unable to do it and instead loses 2 consecutive periods and has to settle for 2nd place

    Pan Am games has the poorest performance of team USA, losing to the Canadian in the process.

    WTT seeded number 1 and having outplaced both Schwab and Frayer at the US open, he needs to put it all together and finally get over the hump. He ends up losing consecutive matches and is outplaced by part time freestyler, Darrian Caldwell.

    I am going to ask you to forgive me for the Olympic Gold comment, but I can't help it if I'm a little frustrated with Brent's results recently and as a result, I'm beginning to lower my expectations out of him. Schlatter and Varner got it done and I'd like to see Metcalf getting it done too. I don't believe that that's too much to ask.
    No harm done. I guess I can see how it would be a bit disheartening to Iowa/Metcalf fans since a few months ago they thought of him as the best wrestler in college by a long shot, but now there are a number of collegiate wrestlers having more success.

    The good news for his fans is that he is an extremely hard worker coached by people who know how to train for specific matches (in this case, Caldwell; I don't see Metcalf staying behind Schwab and Frayer for the next 3 years). I'm sure we will see him make huge improvements and become quite a force in the coming years. It may not be enough to pass the very promising Caldwell, though.


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