Wire wrote:Tommy Brands "rants' from the chair .... Unstoppable !!!
Olde Skol ... Tom Brown from the UW back in the day .... Far Side Cradle from the turk ... Lee Kemp in '76 was about the only guy who could stop it.
Favorite Tom Brands moment was at the Iowa-Ohio State Dual a few years back. Colt Sponseller was putting on an absolute clinic in the artof conditioning against Jake Kerr, ended up being nearly a tech on all takedowns and Kerr was pretty much the most physically exhausted human being on the planet....he could barely drag himself back to the center of the mat to get taken down again. At some point late in the match, someone from the stands yells- "hey Brands, your guy doesn't want to wrestle anymore!". Brands turns and seemed to look right at the guy, with some special Brands power to zoom right in on the heckler, and yells back from the bench- "What, you don't think that I can see that???". Classic response.
I don't doubt your story one bit, no doubt in my mind it occurred just that way. Thanks for sharing it.
With that said, if you've watched Jake Kerr wrestle as much as Iowa fans have, many would tell you there was never a moment where it looked like he wanted to wrestle. Not a one. To say the least, his approach was lackadaisical, on a good day. Not trying to berate the young man, who was obviously good enough to wrestle at Iowa (and he beat some tough kids in his time - mostly with great defense and one great counter), but that is who he was, and it ultimately lost him his starting spot to someone that appeared to care a lot more in Aaron Janssen.
To say that Jake Kerr drove Tom Brands insane would be an understatement.
GO HAWKS !!!!!!!!!!!!