Not Too Disappointed

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Not Too Disappointed

Post by whiz wit » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:02 pm

I think the team had an A- season. They lost to Penn State, of course, on criteria to a very good Pitt team, and to Princeton when they came up on the short end of all five of the close bouts. They had wins over Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Cornell, Arizona State, Missouri and Army, among others. They had a terrific EIWA Tournament, distancing themselves from several teams, including Princeton, that were supposed to be contenders for the team title.

According to flo, if teams wrestled to their wrestlers' seeds at the Nationals, Lehigh would come in 15th. So it would have been a tough road to hoe to make top 10. It's nice to finish the season on a very high note.


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Re: Not Too Disappointed

Post by Richb-3 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:24 pm

And you probably would have changed your handle to Lutefisk
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Post by D3 for LU » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:36 pm

:? :?: :? :?: :?
... why would anyone change their handle to a whitefish soaked in lye?
(Inquiring minds want to know? :P )
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Re: Not Too Disappointed

Post by Richb-3 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:49 pm

I think that is all that is served at the USBank Concession Stands, run by Lake-Woebegone-Catering
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Post by D3 for LU » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:09 pm

Richb-3 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:49 pm
I think that is all that is served at the USBank Concession Stands, run by Lake-Woebegone-Catering
...where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. :mrgreen:
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Post by JAD77 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:08 pm

To follow-up on whiz whit's original post, before this thread went off the rails and went full Scandanavian :D , one real positive the last few years has been the strength training. Those of us who have been posting on this and the prior forum for awhile will remember there used to be a real strength disparity between the Lehigh wrestlers and the wrestlers from the BIG conferences. You don't see that anymore. Yes, we've had one or two guys wrestling above their preferred weight, but that happens to all teams. The last few years, hardly anyone from Lehigh has been losing due to a lack of horsepower.

Also, this year's team performed above expectations. If not for the flu bug that hit the team heavily at the beginning of the season, they might have ended with a 14-1 season record. Entering this year, with question marks at 133, 141, 149 and 165, this team solidified quickly and performed exceptionally well. A real testament to the coaches.

One last thing, thank you Jordan Kutler. Has Lehigh ever had a more consistent presence in the lineup? He may not have ended up a National Champion (though this year I wouldn't have bet against him), but even with all the injuries he suffered through the years, he hardly ever missed a dual. One hell of a kid.
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Post by Mountain Hawk » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:00 pm

Could not agree more with JAD's thoughts here. Coaches really got this team ready all season. Saw guys with excellent approaches and strategy in just about every match win or lose. Your sentiments on Kutler spot on. Unfortunately ran into Mark Hall's era, but can't remember someone so completely consistent. Just try to take the center of the mat from him.....
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Post by Richb-3 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:09 pm

Well also ZV era. Jordan lost to a lower ranked wrestler once in 4 years. At Journeyman, 2 days after his first varsity bout at Bucknell (well maybe someone will find that he was 5th ranked, losing to a 6th ranked. Basically, to me, losing to a guy ranked one below is not an upset save for a 1 or 2.

Also we beat PSU if they bring the lineup they used against AzSU, or the lineup they had left at the end of the year, No Berge, a 197 at hwt, Pomrinca at 141
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Re: Not Too Disappointed

Post by Richb-3 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:15 pm

I see the NCWA championship is going on with 58 teams, including Club teams from PSU and ISU
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Re: Not Too Disappointed

Post by jdalu75 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:53 pm

JAD77 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:08 pm
went full Scandinavian
And this is a problem ..... how, exactly?

Other than the lutefisk, that is. That must be an ancient Norwegian's idea of a joke.
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