College Wrestling: Who Knew Wrestling Could Be So Violent?
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on March 23, 2009
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In case you were to busy watching basketball or picking dingle berries out of your neighbor’s ass, the NCAA Wrestling Championships was this past weekend. The Iowa Hawkeyes won the team title even though they didn’t have an individual champion in any weight class.
Iowa’s best hope of winning a personal was on the shoulders of junior Brent Metcalf who happened to be riding a 69-match winning streak however he was beaten in the final by N.C. State junior Darrion Caldwell. Caldwell decided to celebrate this victory by performing a backflip in which Metcalf shoved him to the ground while he was in midair. Vince McMahon used to put a lot more money into Wrestlemania.
Since when is fighting apart of a sport such as wrestling? What’s strange is that in the third period Caldwell had to take an injury timeout because his lower back was hurting. so I guess after some Mr. Miyagi treatment, he was cured to perform backflips. Metcalf has only lost 2 wrestling matches in his entire varsity life (he was 288-0 in high school and 71-1 in college before Sunday) with both losses coming to Caldwell-so he was understandably perturbed because if he kept his streak alive his next opponent was going to be Goldberg.
Oh, and in case you were wondering: Edinboro University’s Paul Donahoe, one of the former Nebraska wrestlers that were kicked off the team for posing nude in videos and photographs on an Internet p0rn site, beat a one-legged guy in the semi-final (seriously!).
Donahoe failed to win a championship due to a technical violation in double overtime. (He illegally clasped his hand behind his opponent’s head, and was docked for the winning points.) His coach should be fired for forgetting the ol “throw chalk in the ref’s eyes” move. It was his only loss of the season unless you count his loss of pride and self-worth.
All in all the video makes me wish there were more backflips in wrestling, or more wrestling/violence in gymnastics. I think it would make both sports more fun to watch.