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  • Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

    Obviously a big guy (6' 10"), he can toss. Throwing 71' 11" at the national championship meet. And he has one more year, when this guy get on the world seen (out of college), do you think hes our next dominant shot guy. 75 feet? more than that? What about Christian Cantwell? What about Dan Taylor?

  • #2
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    I guess we shouldn't mention the steroid bust and suspension.

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    • #3
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      Myerscough's juice issues were a while ago and dont get me wrong, I am a thrower and am whole-heartedly agoinst steroid use but I just think at this point he could progress to elite levels. Yes, I would think the governing body's would keep a watchful I on him because that type of behavior is unexceptable. Taylor and Cantwell both have potential to be high level competitiors.

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      • #4
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        What about Myerscough coming off of his two-year international ban for drugs. Has he finally learned how to do "things" correctly, without getting caught.

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        • #5
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          Obviously, Myerscough went to Nebraska so he could compete during his suspension since the NCAA doesn't recognize IAAF rules.

          Is every shot putter who competed against him during the suspension now tainted under IAAF rules? Or can you only be tainted by competing against a banned competitor in IAAF events?

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          • #6
            Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

            It will be interesting to see if he's allowed to compete in Athens. Our Olympic Association has different rules than the Track Federation, they ban anyone caught from competing in the OG's even if they've done their time. I imagine the lawsuits are already being prepared.

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            • #7
              Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

              >Obviously, Myerscough went to Nebraska so he
              >could compete during his suspension since the
              >NCAA doesn't recognize IAAF rules. Is every
              >shot putter who competed against him during the
              >suspension now tainted under IAAF rules? Or can
              >you only be tainted by competing against a banned
              >competitor in IAAF events?>>

              Myerscough only competed in a couple of indoor meets for Nebraska in 2000 before they realized what was up and wouldn't let him compete. He didn't throw again until the 2002 indoor season, so effectively served his two years.

              People under IAAF suspension have competed in NCAA meets before though, but the IAAF has loopholed the rules so people who compete against them in that setting aren't set down.

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              • #8
                Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

                My money would be on Toth. He's really come along this year under his new coach. He's just a beast of a man. He'll hit 75!

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                • #9
                  Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

                  Yeah, maybe Toth will do it at some obscure US meet, but once he gets to the World Champs/Olympics, he will struggle to throw 65...

                  BTW, anyone else notice how the top US putters are struggling to replicate their US performances on the European circuit this year? Same with Myerscough (second at the European Cup, 1.2 meters down on his NCAA performance). Something must be getting lost in the process of metric conversion... ;-)
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

                    Nelson, Toth, and Godina are all recovering from injuries. It looks like Nelson is headed back to good form and Godina wasn't too far from it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

                      Ok, here's a question for you....

                      Is it POSSIBLE in your humble opinions, for a man who's a great physical speciman (which I realize isn't necessary, re: Nelson, but I digress), has great speed, technique, etc., to throw 23-24 meters WITHOUT performance-enhancers?

                      I ask that in consideration of the fact that the vast majority of our monstrous men go on to become NFL linemen or something else besides putters (and may or may not also be using).

                      I repeat, is it possible for the right person, naturally? Surely if "little" Adam Nelson can do what he's done, and I really hope he's clean, a fast, technically sound, strong but drug free 6-4, 300-pounder can do it...?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Carl Myerscough-Next 75 footer?

                        I guess I'm still a "naive" fan of the throws, but I do beleive that not all of these guys (and gals) are using.

                        Toth has gotten a bad rap for under performing at the big Euro meets. He's a good guy that will let a big one rip very soon!

                        Don't forget about Cantwell, he's gaining momentum too! Nelson seems to finally be getting heathly again.

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                        • #13
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                          I have pretty much considered Toth to be the guy to do it, the question for me has just been where when. He just been a no brainer in my opinion. I have almost been expecting it from him so when I see a throw of 72 I have still been dissapointed. I just think that there is a tough call on you has potential to do it other then him the next few years. By the way The most exciting to watch(out of the spinners) is Toth but I find Myself supporting Nelson because I am about 6', 250 ish and hes about that size. Gotta give it up for the smaller guys. Its funny because out in the world I am a pretty big guy but in the throwing world I am a runt. You gotta make up for it with strength.

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                          • #14
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                            >You gotta make up for it with strength.

                            ...and speed and technique. Nelson's body position coming across the ring is something every other thrower on the planet could learn from. He stays extremely low and absolutely explodes as he uncurls. He's definitely strong but I think his equalizer is his speed and technique not his strength.

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                            • #15
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                              Nelson has an amazingly unique technique. I've heard him referred to as a "torque" thrower because of the huge amount of torque generated by his lower body. He has a tremedous left leg wrap.

                              He's found a way to be successful against men that are usually much larger than him. Don't know about his comparative strength levels, but this shows that they are many ways for a thrower to be successful, and it's not always just the biggest and strongest!

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