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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby Allen Brown » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:17 am

^^^I'd assume Lehigh has had about 900 guys in its wrestling room since the early 20th Century.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby Egg » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:59 am

HatchetJack wrote:He was not top 30 at 125 so I doubt he is now top 30 at 133.

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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby JJH » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:08 am

Fot those of us have seen him wrestle at 133 (as opposed to those who sit in front of the family room fire and post all-knowing comments), it is quite clear that Mason is a better wrestler at 133 than he was at 125. I think this will soon begin to translate into some W's, and that he will be an NCAA Qualifier and possibly Top 20 wrestler by the end of the season. JJH
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby scribe » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:12 am

He is a good wrestler at either weight. If he can put that sort of pressure on a very strong Perrelli, he can more than handle himself within the ranks of a top 20 wrestlers at 133. As a true frosh, this is a strong indicator that he is going to have a very good career that many wrestlers dream to have, starting this season.

Let's face it. Lehigh is thin at 133/125. Let the kid wrestle wherever he is comfortable and competitive.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby JAD77 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:56 pm

HatchetJack wrote:Honestly, I think you are all putting future value in an unproven commodity so far. Beckman has lost a lot this year and has not shown the same skills as other highly touted freshman (See Nico). In addition to an average 125 campaign, he had to bump up to 133 which makes the likelihood of him being a player at this weight pushed back probably 2 years. He was not top 30 at 125 so I doubt he is now top 30 at 133. Lehigh has a tradition of great recruits not evolving to "greatness". No doubting they've had some great development stories too.


All programs have blue chip recruits that don't become either NCAA champions or AA's. And when you add the academic pressures that a school like Army, Navy, Lehigh, Cornell or Bucknell - just to name a few - add onto the wrestling burden, it is not at all surprising that wrestlers priorities/focus change while in school. Without looking at the stats, Lehigh is something like 4th or 5th in both NCAA Champs and AA's. That is a tradition of not evolving to greatness?!?! I think most schools would be thrilled with that level of underachievement.

Also, not quite sure I understand the "pushed back two years" comment. He started the year at 125. Couldn't both maintain weight and wrestle effectively. They let him move up to 133, which will be a more natural weight for him. At most, they lost the summer having him build up muscle for 133. Stuff happens.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby BP-LU87 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:12 am

Mason Beckman will beat Aaron Khalil this weekend.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman - scouting Kalil

Postby LU in the Hub » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:14 pm

Hope BP-LU is correct, but, in case we're forgetting, this is what a top 15-20, 3rd. year (+ prep year) D1 wrestler looks like...

http://www.navysports.com/sports/m-wres ... ron00.html

• Kalil in 2010-11 (Jr.): Produced a 29-11 record, including a 6-1 dual mark en route to earning his second-consecutive NCAA Championship berth ... placed in five of the eight tournaments in which he competed, including taking first at the Navy Classic and the All-Academy Championship ... scored a 6-1 decision over Bucknell's Derek Reber to win the Navy Classic and beat The Citadel's Richard Alarcon by major decision to earn the All-Academy title ... opened the year with a third-place showing at the Eastern Michigan Open ... defeated former teammate Prescott Garner now wrestling at UT Chattanooga in the fifth-place match at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... defeated Harvard's Steven Keith behind an 8-1 decision to capture third at the EIWA Championship and earn an automatic bid to wrestle at the NCAA Championship ... dropped an 11-6 decision to ninth-ranked Jarrod Patterson of Oklahoma in what was his first dual match of the year ... went on to win six in a row, including an 8-0 major decision over Army's Travis Coffey in the annual Star Match ... also earned a 13-3 major decision over Lehigh's Mitch Berger en route to leading the Mids to a 19-15 victory over the Mountain Hawks in Annapolis.

• 2009-10 (So.): Reaped the rewards of hard work by carding a 22-13 record and earning his first NCAA Championship berth as Navy's top 125-pounder ... competed in eight tournaments, including the EIWA Championship where he placed fifth and earned an automatic bid to compete in Omaha at the National Tournament ... after beginning the season with a loss at the Eastern Michigan Open, went on to win seven-straight matches that featured his first-career tournament win at the Navy Classic ... scored an 11-2 major decision over teammate Allan Stein to take the home tournament win ... went on to compete at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Southern Scuffle, but did not place at any of the three ... found his stride during the dual season where he put together a 6-2 record ... his 10-3 decision over East Stroudsburg's David Luthy kicked off a five-match winning streak for Kalil, all in dual competition ... his success flowed into the annual All-Academy Championship where he earned the title behind an 11-8 win over Sam Sheppard of Air Force in the finals ... helped lead the Mids to their 10th-straight win over arch rival by defeating Lance Penhale, 11-9 ... opened up the EIWA Championship with a 14-2 major decision over fifth-seeded John McDonald of Lehigh, whom he also beat in Navy's annual dual against the Mountain Hawks ... fell to the fifth-sixth place match where he upset third-seeded and 20th-ranked Jasen Borschoff of American, 7-4 ... Borschoff bested Kalil in Navy's first dual of the year by a 4-3 decision ... a newcomer to the NCAA Championship, Kalil was 0-2 at the tourney after having to face the No. 6 and No. 11-ranked wrestlers.

• 2008-09 (Fr.): Wrestled his first year at 133 pounds where he saw a great deal of action ... competed in six tournament and wrestled in eight dual matches after two-time All-American Joe Baker suffered an injury and had to sit out much of the first half of the year ... posted a 17-17 record (1-7 dual) and placed in a pair of tournaments ... finished third at the West Virginia Open, as well as the Navy Classic ... picked up his first collegiate win by way of a 5-2 decision over Cleveland State's Josh Palivoda at the Eastern Michigan Open ... won his lone dual match of the year against Justin Durham of Cal State Bakersfield by pinning him in 1:34 ... reeled off six straight wins between the West Virginia Open and the Navy Classic ... also competed at the Nittany Lion Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Southern Scuffly while representing Navy at the Virginia Duals.

• High School: A 2007 graduate of Salem High School, Kalil attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... a four-year wrestling letterwinner, Kalil was a three-time state champion (2005-06-07) and owned a combined 184-12 record during those three seasons ... crowned the New England Champion in his weight class in 2006 and `07 ... claimed the NCWA National Championship with a 32-5 record in 2008 ... served as team captain his senior year ... named Salem High School's Athlete of the Year in 2006 and `07 ... was a volunteer Pop Warner football coach.

• Personal: Son of Ron and Robin Kalil ... majoring in Economics.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby black_sabathia » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:25 pm

Pop Warner volunteer....well that does it for me. Kalil wins 9-3.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby BP-LU87 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:25 pm

Kalil is tough for sure (for an economics major). Also, appears that he is undefeated against Lehigh dual opponents.

Beckman 4-3.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby JAD77 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:30 pm

BP-LU87 wrote:Kalil is tough for sure (for an economics major). Also, appears that he is undefeated against Lehigh dual opponents.

Beckman 4-3.


Who are you, Nostrodamus? :-)
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby BP-LU87 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:39 pm

Is the name Oracle taken? :)
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby scribe » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:48 pm

It's for rent. Pretty cheap too!
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby LU in the Hub » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:51 am

No way he is Nostradamus. He was off by 2... But seriously, glad BP was right and EL turned out to be a non-prophet.

Congrats to the entire team, especially the two true freshmen who got two big wins over very good wrestlers.
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby jd » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:59 pm

Great job by Beckman last evening. Besides making good strides as a wrestler, he is a genuinely nice kid.

Congratulated him on his victory after the dual and his reply was, "thanks for coming to watch us" That is class. JD
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Re: Deprogramming Mason Beckman

Postby BP-LU87 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:33 pm

Hess is like that as well. Hope to see him in the starting line-up next year. Is he wrestling at Millersville today?
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