D1 wrestling is in trouble. Even at PSU, the program is a revenue loser but at least there are fans. Outside of the B1G, interest continues to wane. As a former wrestling coach, it was always embarrassing to forfeit a weight class. In 20 years I only had to do it once. I’m still disappointed my heavyweight was sick that day.
It is sad to see even that in the wrestling power state of Pennsylvania the growing number of forfeits. It is a concern of all wrestling advocates.
I stand by my post. For a team that has won 9 championships, has the largest fan base in the country, and receives big money in donations from alumni, it was embarrassing to forfeit a weight.
I love how you question and call something embarrassing regarding Cael... A 4 time NCAA champion, Gold medal winner, and 9 time NCAA National Championship coach...
...while also telling people who question Franklin to "Trust". So sure, go ahead and stand by your post stating that the possibly greatest athlete and coach in NCAA wrestling history should be embarrassed. What a hypocrite. LMFAO.
You obviously don’t know wrestling. Minnesota has recently come under fire for underachieving. One of the criticisms was the Golden Gophers forfeiting weight classes. PSU developing such a strong program, forfeiting a weight class vs ASU is inexplicable. Sanderson has more financial resources than any other college wrestling program.
Clearly the coaching staff was unprepared. On road trips extra guys travel with the team. If a guy went out and didn’t get pinned, PSU wins!
Roam, you are definitely an unusual fellow. Quick to hide behind the anonymity that the Internet provides and throws insults at those who disagree with you.
For sure, you never wrestled. It takes a confident guy to go on the mat and take full responsibility for the result.
For the record, Cael is embarrassed about the forfeit. He knows it was a screw up and unlike many in our society has taken responsibility. Good for him.
I think you are the hypocrite roam. Keep posting, I always enjoy a good laugh.