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Old 02-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #62
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Where you at Ricco? Sectionals start this weekend in Iowa. AAU districts are Sunday. Been some crazy matches this year in college. Check out Grajales vs Alton last weekend.
I've got a premium flo account now. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the pointer!

I'm doing the podcast for our high school Sectional tournament this weekend and regional duals (considering we make it...we will) and Districts. Should be fun, but I've been nervous as hell...not about the podcast, but just about certain kids and whether we get them through to state or not.

I keep on forgetting about AAU districts...will be my youngest bro's last year doing it since he is in 8th grade. It's a tough tourney, but he is having just a beast-mode of a season this year. He's currently at 52-1 with 4 techs, 3 decisions and 45 falls. It's been crazy-awesome watching him do his thing this year. Hope it carries over to high school next year. Ironically, his 1 loss was vs. a Kansas kid named Jacob Beeson...4-2 in OT at the Park Hill Duals. It took me forever to actually learn that kid's name, for I wasn't there...that's like a million miles away from me, but finally asked one of his coaches and the dude knew the name.

Some interesting drama going on for the Iowa Hawkeyes this year. They have been switching off between Thomas Gilman and Cory Clark. Clark evidently wins the challenge matches, but has been struggling to maintain his weight...and Gilman has been compiling some big wins. Gilman took an embarrassing loss to Brancale from Minnesota. Looked like crap. Clark was back in the lineup a few days ago vs. Northwestern and looked solid. I guess it's not a bad problem to have for Iowa. What is crazy about it is the fact that both of them are 4 time state champions...Clark won 4 in Iowa, Gilman won 4 in Nebraska. Gilman is from Iowa, but went to a private high school across the border in Nebraska (Omaha Skutt). The crazy thing is that Clark and Gilman go wayyy back to the AAU days...in which Gilman beat Clark at AAU state in the semis when they were 8th graders in what was a crazy match that I will never, ever forget. Gilman ended up with first, Clark placed 3rd. 6-7 years later and they are battling for a varsity spot for the Hawkeyes.
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