Underlion wrote:It looks like the strategy against Zain is to smack him in the head for the first three minutes and then take your chances on the bottom. If he doesn't break you down it is hard to use his favorite Bow and Arrow. I think that strategy comes from the Rutgers match where that kid more or less punched him in the head. Zain can't wear you down if you just dance with him.
You nailed it Under. I thought the same thing when watching the Big Ten Championship match, hands in his face all the time. The ref did say something earlier this match but they won't stop it heck the Rutgers kid was penalized and immediately went back to it as I remember. I suspect Cael and Zain will come up with a plan for the NCAA match. IF they don't it's going to be very boring to watch. I understand why an opponent would do it but the official must do his job and stop it with penalties or Heaven forbid, DQ's if they are obstinate. I don't favor DQ's to enforce a rule yet watching Zain get poked in the face constantly needs to be a point of focus for officials and Cael.
The brackets come out this evening at 6 p.m. which is only a half hour from now. Woo hoo.