rundown of Michigan's riser
True freshman Taylor Massa makes his hyped debut by pinning his opponent. Two other true freshman got starts. 5 of the 10 starters are ranked top 20 nationally at their weights. This is a good young team and the recruits are good too for next year.
I don't really follow wrestling, but this seems pretty significant: No. 2 senior recruit Coon commits to Michigan (that's no. 2 in the nation in the 2013 class).
Adam Coon, from Fowlerville, Michigan, decided on wrestling over football at the college level:
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Coon was recruited by several Division I programs for football, including Big Ten programs Michigan State (where his mother earned her master's degree), Northwestern, and Wisconsin.
But his father says football could still be in his future:
"It was a very difficult decision for him," said Dan Coon. "He has not completely given up on playing football again. Stephen Neal is one of our heroes, a great heavyweight wrestler who played football later on. So that's always in the back of his mind. So he's open to playing football later on if wrestling doesn't work out."
Looks like Coon is part of a pretty good recruiting class:
Coon is the third highly ranked recruit from the Class of 2013 that Michigan has landed. The other two are Ben Whitford (St. Johns, Mich.) and Brian Murphy (Glenbard North, Ill.), ranked fourth and 11th overall respectively in the Class of 2013.
Slow sports day, but in the world of Sports Entertainment we've got the other Granddaddy of them all. Here's the card:
- Preshow: Primo and Epico vs. The Usos vs. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd (Triple Threat Tag Team Title Match)
- Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres (Tag Team match)
- Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny (12-man tag team match)
- Randy Orton vs. Kane Singles match
- Cody Rhodes vs. The Big Show (WWE Intercontinental Championship)
- Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus (World Heavyweight Championship)
- CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho (WWE Championship)
- Triple H vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
- The Rock vs. John Cena (Main Event)
I predict wins by Orton, Rhodes, Sheamus, Jericho, Undertaker and Cena, but could see The Rock win with a run-in-assisted finish. Team Johnny should win, and I'm guessing Maria Menounos pins someone because she's on some television show.
Should be fun.
I figured this would be the easiest way to compile a list of potential inagural class candidates. The 190 comment thread would be a difficult place to keep track, so here we can be a little more organized. Make suggestions and I'll add them to the lists. Since this is just a way to keep track of potential candidates, feel free to throw out some "maybes." Mods, feel free to edit the OP accordingly.
This may also help keep that initial thread focused on the manner in which people are elected, etc. Without further adieu...
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The #12 Michigan Wrestling team fell 24-13 to #6 Ohio (YTO) in Columbus today. But the most interesting thing to come out of the day was easily the worst call I have ever seen.
For those of you who don't know much about wrestling, ask yourself this: does the Michigan wrestler (Justin Zeerip) have control over the Ohio wrestler (Nick Heflin) before the clock hits zero (or for, I dunno, the LAST 10 SECONDS).
This is probably as bad as the blown extra point call in the Syracuse game. Actually, it's probably worse.
EDIT: Embed fail. Video in first comment.