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What Grinds My Gears: Iowa Fans

Grinds My Gears

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and are not necessarily shared by TheOpenMat.com. Do you know what really Grinds My Gears? Iowa Hawkeye wrestling fans. That’s right, I said it. They are insufferable. “TWO!” “He’s stalling!” “What’s bottom doing?” We’ve heard them all from the stands and I for one have had ...

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What Grinds My Gears: Long Road Trips/Lack of Flying Cars!

Grinds My Gears

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and are not necessarily shared by TheOpenMat.com. Do you know what really Grinds My Gears? I have been waiting around since Back to the Future II for my flying car! October of 2015 has come and gone and here I am still driving around on four ...

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What Grinds My Gears: Repechage

Grinds My Gears

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and are not necessarily shared by TheOpenMat.com. Do you know what really Grinds My Gears? “Repechage”. What? Don't you know what that is? Don’t worry about it, it only comes into play on our sports largest stage, the Olympics (and also World Championships). Not only are ...

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What Grinds My Gears: People Who Whine About Singlets!

Grinds My Gears

Do you know what really Grinds My Gears? Have you ever watched swimming or diving at the World Championship or Olympic level? You never hear people complain about the uniforms that the men are wearing! Why is it such a hot topic among wrestling fans? It really grinds my gears to listen to debates about changing to compression shorts and ...

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NCAA Wrestling Rules Changes: Thoughts

NCAA-Wrestling-Rules

We have been on a bit of a hiatus but do not worry, we are here and paying attention. The recommendations are not breaking news and many of you may have already shared you ideas and thoughts on any number of forums. But, recently I was reading an opinion piece about Deflategate written by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay ...

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Mat Mayhem Round One Quick look and Predictions

NWCA Mat Mayhem 2015

With the national duals staring this week we will be looking at the eight matches scheduled instead of a dual of the week. This event has been the center of much discussion the past few seasons due to discussions around having a NCAA recognized dual meet championship. This week 16 teams will compete in eight regions. Region 1: Drexel at ...

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10 Things I love and Hate about College Wrestling

College Wrestling

Being involved in wrestling for as long as I have been you start to like and dislike things. Below are five things I like and five I am not such a fan of. Love 1. Intensity: who does not love walking into an arena before a big tournament or big duel and feeling the intensity that exist within that arena? ...

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What’s he doing on top?

The Open Mat

If you’ve been to a wrestling match anywhere in the country I’m pretty sure you’ve heard that guy. You know the guy 10 seconds into a match is yelling “What’s he doing on top?” I know for a fact that if you have attended a Minnesota or Iowa dual you have heard that guy and he may be reading this ...

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Is it Funk or just Fluid?

Dylan Ness Wrestling

By Eric John I often hear people say something like “this guy is funky”. This goes back to the days when Ben Askren was wrestling for Missouri and beyond. I remember then everybody telling me how funky Ben was on his feet or from the mat. At the time I agreed with most comments. But the older I get the ...

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The Conversation with Ray Brinzer

Ray Brinzer

One of the new features of TOM Prime is "The Conversation" with Ray Brinzer. Ray is one of the more interesting people in our sport and has always had a lot to say. This new feature will be a mixed bag of things. The format will be a conversational tone. Sometimes it will be more of a Q&A while other ...

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