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Minnesota takes lead into NCAA wrestling finals [Finals tonight 8PM espn]
big ten network ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a

Posted on 03/22/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by FlJoePa

The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships has reached Saturday night’s finals, and Minnesota sits atop the team standings. The Gophers, with 104 points, lead three-time reigning champ and Big Ten rival Penn State (101.5), which is in second place. Iowa (74.5) is fourth, Ohio State (52) seventh and Nebraska (43.5) 10th. See the full standings in this post.

The Championships begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

[ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ]

TEAM STANDINGS AFTER SESSION V
1. Minnesota, 104
2. Penn State, 101.5
3. Oklahoma State, 87.5
4. Iowa, 74.5
5. Edinboro, 62
6. Cornell, 53
7. Ohio State, 52
8. Virginia Tech, 49
9. Oklahoma, 45
10. Nebraska, 43.5


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: ncaa; wrestling
Hard to describe how close this is. If MN wins both their matches, they win (unless PSU wins both their matches by fall or tech fall).

If MN splits and PSU wins both their matches, PSU wins.

Starting order starts at 174 and ends at 165. This could come down to Taylor needing a win or possibly a pin to win the team.

I despise the ncaa and espn, but this has been a great production from start to finish.

If Ruth takes care of business early, then it could come down to someone stopping this at the end of the night:


1 posted on 03/22/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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Starting order starts at 174 and ends at 165

Hated that rule ever since they put it in.

2 posted on 03/22/2014 1:24:20 PM PDT by xone
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To: xone

They move it around for drama. They did the same last year w/ Dake/Taylor - that was the last match and they hyped it to the max.

Good for the sport. I also enjoyed Billy Baldwin’s commentary. As an actor/color guy - he showed his knowledge of the sport (he was a good college wrestler) and did a fine job imo.

I hope they have him back on tonight.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

I remember the first time I saw David Taylor wrestle. I was impressed to say the least. He’s an animal. I think he changed weight classes in HS in order to wrestle some other standout in the finals. That took guts.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT by sgt_lau
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To: sgt_lau

One of my regrets - and I’m in FL obviously - is that I haven’t gotten back to Rec Hall in the past 4 years to watch Taylor and Ruth (and Nico, for that matter) wrestle in person. The b1g channel is great, but Rec Hall in person is something else.

Should be crazy and electric tonight. Time to put it all out there.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 2:13:58 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa
This has been one very exciting tournament. I have watching on ESPN3 where you can pick which mat you want to see. That's the first time I've done that and it works great. I'm looking forward to tonight and watching it on the big screen. For what is worth, here's my picks for finals tonight.

174 - (1) Perry (OKSt) over (2) Howe (OU) by decision.
184 - (2) Ruth (PSU) over (1) Sheptock (MARY) by dec
197 - (1) Heflin (tOSU) over (2) Cox (MIZZ) by dec
285 - (2) Gwaizdowski (NCSt) over (1) Nelson (MiNN) by fall
125 - (2) Garrat (COR) over (1) Delgado (IlL) in SV
133 - (3) Ramos (IOWA) over (5) Graff (Wiscy) by dec
144 - (2) Stieber (tOSU) over (4) Carter (VT) by MD
149 - (5) Tsirtsis (NW) over (11) Kindig (OKSt) by MD
157 - (3) Dieringer (OKSt) over (9) Ness (MINN) by dec
165 - (1) Taylor (PSU) over (2) Caldwell (OKSt) by fall

Ok, the last one is a bit of wish on my part. I'd like to see Taylor set PSU's all time pin record. (He's tied right now.) He'll at least get a major.

6 posted on 03/22/2014 4:10:57 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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And off we go. Gonna be great.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Congrats on 3x champ Ruth of PSU.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

2 out of three so far...not bad.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 5:57:23 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ConservativeInPA; FlJoePa

GWizz puts you guys in the catbird seat for the National Championship.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 6:10:11 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45; FlJoePa

Yes. Hugh and Series win by Gwizzz. I thought he had it in him, after beating Nelson twice last summer.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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Watch Garrett here. These Cornell kids are tough. Delgado will probably try to stall his way to a win.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:08 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Team is over - unless Taylor loses. Bwuahhhhhhhhhhh....

Nice job PSU!


13 posted on 03/22/2014 6:19:52 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

bwuahhhhhhhh ... DT will at least major.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 6:23:01 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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Garrett up on RT


15 posted on 03/22/2014 6:24:14 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Garrett should have had those two TDs


16 posted on 03/22/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Such a great job by Cael. Bring it on Magic Man!


17 posted on 03/22/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: ConservativeInPA

Once the first TD was denied, they couldn’t give him the other since it was essentially the same position. Entertaining match, though.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 6:31:47 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: FlJoePa

It looks like Cael and Franklin are becoming friends. Franklin really likes Cael a lot. They are going on a coaches tour together ... raise money.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 6:35:04 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: FlJoePa
Ed Ruth Presser
20 posted on 03/22/2014 6:39:26 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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I do not like Ramos, but he will probably win.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Ramos pulled out another on at the end. Darn it. Iowa sucks and Ann Arbor is a whore.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 6:51:49 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Graff moved into a mistake and Ramos took advantage. Tough ending...


23 posted on 03/22/2014 6:53:21 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

yeah, right after his coach told him not too.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 6:55:15 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: T-Bird45; FlJoePa

Steiber is a class act. Well spoken young man. Gave credit to Carter. This is a great Tourney.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 7:10:40 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: FlJoePa

Here comes the start of the team title!!!

Come on, Pokes...Bonus Points!!


26 posted on 03/22/2014 7:12:28 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

Are you a Cowboy fan? Up hill battle for you if so


27 posted on 03/22/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yup, O-State has a hill to climb but they can do it.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

this bout is a lot closer than i expected. Kindig is better than ranking. Off to SV


29 posted on 03/22/2014 7:22:20 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Crap...


30 posted on 03/22/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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good bout. hang in there to watch DT. I feel a clinic coming on. It is his last bout in college and he is one pin away from the all-time pin record at PSU. Also I want to see Dieringer to put world of hurt on Ness.


31 posted on 03/22/2014 7:26:17 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: T-Bird45

quick TD!


32 posted on 03/22/2014 7:31:05 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Good sign and now has riding time.


33 posted on 03/22/2014 7:32:03 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

NF!


34 posted on 03/22/2014 7:33:12 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: T-Bird45

working on a major decision


35 posted on 03/22/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: FlJoePa

Four in a row!


36 posted on 03/22/2014 7:38:52 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA; FlJoePa

Congrats on the team championship, courtesy of OSU’s win in that match. Still looking for a good final match over Taylor, though.


37 posted on 03/22/2014 7:40:19 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

Thanks for spending time on this thread tonight. Dieringer was a beast. Very good wrestling going on tonight. The refs are even pretty decent... especially on keeping things moving.


38 posted on 03/22/2014 7:42:03 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Love it. And we still get to watch Magic Man put his seal on this season. Nice job Cael. Nice job James English!


39 posted on 03/22/2014 7:42:08 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Taylor is 3-0 over Caldwell and has a strong start with the initial TD, looking tough for OSU in this match.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 7:47:40 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Enjoyed it and agree about good wrestling with decent officials.


41 posted on 03/22/2014 7:48:46 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

good match. no pressure on either one of them. they are just wrestling.


42 posted on 03/22/2014 7:49:59 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA; FlJoePa

Congrats to PSU and Taylor — see you next year!!


43 posted on 03/22/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Thanks for the good evening guys. That was a great night of wrestling. All these kids have worked so hard and have made so many sacrifices to compete at this level.


44 posted on 03/22/2014 7:58:44 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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