Gwilson wrote:what if him jumping early would have stoppped yangs first move and caused him to ride yang out? in triple over time this has to be called.. also he had 2 previously so obviously he had been jumping the gun the whole match. watched jordan oliver, defending national champ at OSU, lose a match this way. sucks but the ref has to call it.
This is a great example: Nickal vs Short at the Cheesehead this year. Start of last overtime Nickal gets to his feet and it looks like the clock didn't start or something and they have to start back down. Then at the end of the overtime looks like Short loses his lock but no call from the ref. Everybody has good or bad calls, a wrestler in not made nor broken by one single match. I don't know Nickal personally, but I bet he didn't focus too much on that match and moved forward to his first state championship this year. Just as I don't suspect Pierce or Bass will focus on their loses at state. They all are too good for that and understand that they are not defined by one match. If you wrestle long enough a person is bound to encounter a call that goes against them. Wrestlers, coaches and parents need to move on from one match to the next, and if you continuely focus on the what if's or the last match you are bound to get beat. Looking ahead is always better than looking back.