Melihat Perubahan di Langit Gegara Covid-19 Lewat FlightRadar24

first_imgPantauan FlightRadar24 saat jumlah penerbangan harian mencapai titik terendah pada April lalu. Foto: FlightRadar24 Industri penerbangan berubah drastis sejak Organisasi Kesehatan Dunia (WHO) mengumumkan wabah Covid-19 sebagai pandemi global. Namun, di antara banyak cara untuk melihat perubahan tersebut, FlightRadar24 menjadi salah satu yang favorit.Baca juga: Miris, Inilah Tampilan Ruang Udara Cina Sebelum dan Sesudah Wabah Virus Corona, Sepi!Perubahan di industri penerbangan akibat Covid-19 memang bisa terlihat jelas di situs yang dikunjungi oleh 2 juta user per hari itu. Dilansir skiesmag.com, pada bulan 29 Maret lalu, misalnya, FlightRadar24 mencatat ada sekitar 64.522 total penerbangan dalam sehari. Angka yang bahkan tak sampai setengahnya bila dibanding dengan periode yang sama tahun lalu sekitar total 175.350 penerbangan. Beranjak ke bulan April, industri penerbangan justru makin terpuruk. Situs yang menjadi travel app nomor satu di AppStore di lebih dari 150 negara ini mencatat, 12 April lalu menjadi rekor penerbangan terburuk sepanjang masa, dengan mencatat total penerbangan terendah dalam sehari sejumlah 46.294 flight.Bulan Mei, wabah Covid-19 di dunia memang masih mengganas, khususnya di negara-negara yang telat dihampiri virus yang pertama kali diduga berasal dari Wuhan, Cina itu, seperti negara-negara Amerika Selatan dan Rusia. Namun, di berbagai negara lainnya yang di bulan sebelumnya menjadi hotspot penyebaran virus corona, kondisinya sudah membaik.Pantauan FlightRadar24 saat jumlah penerbangan harian mulai menggeliat di akhir Juli. Foto: FlightRadar24Tak ayal bila di bulan ini, industri penerbangan sudah mulai menggeliat. FlightrRadar24 mencatat ada sekitar 110.361 penerbangan di tanggal 20 Mei. Capaian tersebut merupakan pertama kalinya sejak 22 Maret lalu dimana penerbangan per hari mencapai lebih dari 100 ribu flight. Meski demikian, tetap saja, persentasenya masih 48 persen di bawah persentase penerbangan di tanggal yang sama tahun lalu.“Lalu lintas komersial mulai kembali perlahan. Kita berbicara tentang beberapa poin persentase di sana-sini. Tapi pertumbuhan sebenarnya adalah lalu lintas non-komersial di mana orang mengambil keuntungan dari kesempatan untuk kembali bepergian. Tapi mereka tidak bisa pergi kemana-mana,” kata Ian Petchenik, Direktur Komunikasi FlightRadar24.com.Di bulan Juni, penerbangan komersial kondisinya relatif tak jauh berbeda. Namun, untuk penerbangan non-komersial, seperti penerbangan glider, jumlahnya mengalami peningkatan luar biasa.Baca juga: Citra Satelit NASA Temukan Polusi di Cina Berkurang Drastis, Akibat Sepinya Penerbangan?Di Eropa, misalnya, pilot-pilot glider mengaku baru kali ini mendapat kesempatan terbang dengan sangat bebas. Pada hari-hari awal di Bulan Juni tahun lalu, Flightradar24 mencatat hanya ada beberapa lusin penerbangan glider di Eropa. Namun, Pada 1 Juni 2020, glider yang meluncur bebas di udara jumlahnya mencapai 1.200.Di akhir bulan Juli ini, penyedia jasa informasi penerbangan real time yang sudah diunduh lebih dari 40 juta lebih itu mencatat, industri penerbangan jauh lebih menggeliat dibanding bulan-bulan sebelumnya. Namun, tetap saja, jumlahnya masih tak melebihi total penerbangan di periode yang sama tahun lalu. Tanggal 30 Juli tahun lalu, ada sekitar 18,269 pesawat yang beredar di udara. Masih 33 persen di atas jumlah peredaran pesawat tahun ini, yang hanya mencapai 12,086 pergerakan di tanggal 28 Juli lalu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAnalis Penerbangan Sebut Kosongkan Kursi Tengah di Pesawat Tak Masuk Akal!08/07/2020In “Featured”Virus Corona Justru Bikin Bandara Terpencil Ini Jadi yang Tersibuk di Dunia06/05/2020In “Bandara”Selamatkan Industri Penerbangan, APEX Serukan Pemerintahan Global Kucurkan ‘Bantuan’ Rp3.805 Triliun!19/03/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

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5 moments you missed from the North Korea summit: The biggest developments from overnight

first_img Related ABC News (NEW YORK) — They came. They shook. They made history.President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state on Tuesday.The controversial summit, held in neutral Singapore, appeared to go off without any major or noticeable hitches.Trump and Kim Jong Un have now parted ways, since Singapore is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, and are heading home, but here’s a round up of the biggest moments from their time together.1. The made-for-TV handshakeThe official start of the summit came when the two world leaders shook hands shortly after 9 a.m. local time.The pair met at the Capella resort on the island of Sentosa. They walked in from opposite sides of the building and met in front of a row of interspersed American and North Korean flags.It was the first in a series of handshakes that were televised throughout the day, but it stood out as a landmark moment.2. Solo meetings and group workThe first meeting that the pair had on their schedule was one-on-one, accompanied only by translators.Both leaders spoke briefly before the doors were shut to the gathered press, with Trump saying that he thought it would be “tremendously successful.”Kim said that “it was not an easy path here,” but went on to say that “we’ve overcome everything and come to this place.”The meeting lasted for about 45 minutes before the pair reemerged and joined an expanded bilateral group which included some of their top aides.From there, the group expanded even further for a working lunch.3. Joint signing of an “important” documentAfter their lunch, the two men took a walk past reporters and Trump said that they were headed to “a signing,” giving little details about the document itself.No further clarity came during the signing itself, with Trump calling it “a pretty comprehensive document” that “we’re both very honored to sign.”Kim spoke at the signing, through a translator, saying that they had a “historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind.”“The world will see a major change,” he said.The actual text of the document was visible in a picture from the signing, after Trump held it up to show their signatures.“Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the document states.Read a full copy of the document here.4. Trump speaks exclusively to ABC NewsIn his first interview after the summit, Trump told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that he trusts Kim, in spite of the dictator’s past brutality.“I do trust him, yeah,” Trump said. “Maybe in a year you’ll be interviewing and I’ll say I made a mistake. It’s possible. We’re dealing at a high level, a lot of things can change a lot of things are possible.”Trump seemed to hold an optimistic take on Kim’s intentions, saying that the dictator “really wants to do something I think terrific for their country.”He said that he would welcome Kim to the White House for a future meeting, and said that he believes that this summit changes the relationship that North Korea has with the U.S.“This is different, I believe you’ll find in years to come, George. I think you’re going to find this is different,” Trump said.5. Trump’s final stop in SingaporeBefore getting on a plane headed back to the U.S., Trump held an hour-long press conference with the gathered international media, describing his hopes for the impact of the summit.“My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct and productive,” Trump said in a media availability following the meeting. “We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time under very strong, strong circumstances. We’re prepared to start a new history and we’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations.”The question of North Korea’s dismal human rights record came up more than once at the news conference, and at first, Trump said that he and Kim discussed it “relatively briefly,” but later saying that “it was discussed at length outside of the nuclear situation.”“I believe it’s a rough situation over there, there’s no question about it and we did discussed it today pretty strongly,” Trump said in response to a question from ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl.“I mean knowing what the main purpose of what we were doing is — de-nuking — but discussed it in pretty good length. We’ll be doing something on it. It’s rough, it’s rough in a lot of places, by the way, not just there but it’s rough and we will continue that and I think ultimately we will agree to something,” Trump said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Man City loses at Wolves, strengthening Liverpool title bid

first_img“It’s not a race if you think about it,” City manager Pep Guardiola told Amazon Prime Video. “Always the goals can be avoided but sometimes it’s fatigue, it’s tiredness.”Wolves, who fought back from Raheem Sterling scoring twice for City, rose to fifth in the standings — two points from Chelsea in the final Champions League qualification place.“We fight to the death whatever the situation, whatever the difficulty,” Wolves winger Adama Traoré said, “and that’s what we did today.”City has now lost five of its opening 19 games of the season, but had coped initially after goalkeeper Ederson was sent off in the 12th minute for rushing out of the penalty area and bringing down Diogo Jota.City took the lead in the 25th minute after a chaotic spell.After Riyad Mahrez went down in the area, VAR gave the penalty and Raheem Sterling’s initial effort was saved by goalkeeper Rui Patricio.But the spot kick was ordered to be retaken due to encroachment and, after the goalkeeper saved again, Sterling tapped in the rebound.Objects, including what appeared to be a hip flask, were hurled toward Sterling. An announcement during the first half at Molineux warned fans that there had been numerous reports of the throwing of foreign objects.Sterling struck again in the 50th minute, breaking clear of the Wolves defense and lifting the ball over Patricio.But Traoré gave Wolves hope five minutes later when he scored into the bottom corner.Wolves leveled eight minutes from end.Traoré dispossessed City defender Benjamin Mendy, who was trying to shield it out of play for a goal kick, and crossed for Raul Jimenez to convert into the net.Wolves completed the turnaround in the 89th minute as Doherty fired past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.“It’s a lot of minutes to defend (with 10 men) and it’s sometimes difficult,” Guardiola said. “No regrets, they did absolutely everything to defend a result for 80 minutes and it was difficult.” City is third in the standings halfway through the season, 14 points behind leader Liverpool. Juergen Klopp’s side is 13 points ahead of Leicester with a game in hand, putting the 18-time champions in strong position to end a three-decade title drought. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Conor Coady celebrates at the end of an English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)Wolverhampton, England (AP) — Matt Doherty scored in the 90th minute to complete Wolverhampton’s comeback from two goals down to beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2 on Friday, dealing a further blow to the champions’ faint hopes of a third consecutive Premier League title.center_img Loading…Sponsored ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever28 Awesome Shower Curtains To Make Your Bathroom Less BoringTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Nowlast_img read more

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Local clubs get behind Team 11

first_imgBy Nick Creely The bid to bring an A-League and W-League club to the south-east of Victoria has received the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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A feast of fashion

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM A FLOCK of fashionable racegoers meant judges had their work cut out at the 2015 Pakenham Cup…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Ali Hatipoglu Named Director of Security – North America with Gucci.

first_imgAli Hatipoglu has been named Director of Security – North America with New York based Gucci. He is a former Director of Loss Prevention at Aeropostale and has held leadership roles with bebe stores and Bloomingdale’s. Ali holds a Bachelors degree from John Jay College (CUNY) in Security Management.Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.Congratulations Ali!- Sponsor –  Information provided by our partners at Loss Prevention Recruiters Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

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Kevin Durant Is Playing Like Kevin Durant Again

Source: Basketball-Reference.com 201220632910721.8 20166483311113.5 The obvious small-sample-size caveats strongly apply, but Durant has played like his usual self these past few games. First and foremost, he’s shooting the ball in line with his career norms again — and while most of that is due to better “shot-making” and not improved shot quality, Durant’s been an ace shot-maker for as long as we can track the statistic. For KD, not outshooting expectations is the freak outlier. He’s also played much better D, lowering his defensive rating (that’s good!) and raising his rank in points allowed per chance to the 65th percentile since May 2 despite matching up against tougher offensive competition. 1Weighted by the number of defensive plays he had matched up against each opponent, the average player Durant has checked since May 2 had a regular-season offensive BPM of +1.5, vs. a +0.2 mark for those he was guarding through April 30.Although the series is all tied up, San Antonio is still a 69 percent favorite to advance according to our Elo predictions. But if Durant can keep playing like the all-time great we’re accustomed to seeing don that No. 35 jersey — instead of the second-rate version who wore it early in these playoffs — the Thunder still have a decent chance to knock out one of the greatest teams in NBA history.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Last three663210721.2 201117582910820.3 PLAYOFF GAMESTRUE SHOOTING %USAGE %DEF. RATINGAVG. GAME SCORE 20106503510714.1 201311573210323.1 Kevin Durant is already one of the greatest players in modern history; that goes just as much for the playoffs as it does the regular season. Durant ranks 13th since the merger in playoff Value Over Replacement (VORP) through age 27; in six career postseasons, he’s led the Thunder to an NBA Finals berth and two other conference finals, with the possibility of a third looking surprisingly strong after Durant’s 41 points (on 25 shots) powered Oklahoma City to a win in Game 4 of the Thunder’s second series.This season, Durant answered whatever doubts arose during his injury-riddled 2014-15 season by posting the second-best campaign of his career (on a per-minute basis). But in the playoffs, he got off to an uncharacteristically rough start. After five games against the Dallas Mavericks and a brutal Game 1 drubbing at the hands of the favored San Antonio Spurs, Durant’s postseason numbers in 2016 were the worst of his career. Sure, Durant was averaging 24.3 points per contest over that span, but he was also shooting a horrific 37.1 percent from the floor, playing uninspired defense — according to SportVU player-tracking data, he was in the 23rd percentile of playoff defenders in points allowed per offensive chance — and helping teammates less than usual with his playmaking. And with more games looming against the historically dominant Spurs defense, things looked bad for Durant.Instead, Durant has turned his playoff campaign around — strength of opponent be damned. In Game 2, he scored 28 points on his best shooting night of the playoffs to date, as the Thunder took a rare road victory at the AT&T Center. And although the Thunder lost Game 3, Durant scored 26 and continued to shoot well, providing hope that a huge KD signature game wasn’t far away.That big game finally came in Game 4 — at least, in the second half. Held to 12 points on 4-for-12 shooting at halftime, Durant was as less-than-stellar as he’d looked earlier in the postseason. But down the stretch, he poured in 29 with an effective field goal percentage of 90.9 percent, single-handedly outscoring the Spurs 9-1 in the game’s final three minutes. OKC’s victory knotted the series up at 2-2, and added another data point to Durant’s mid-playoff statistical turnaround: YEARGAMESTRUE SHOOTING %USAGE %DEF. RATINGAVG. GAME SCORE Durant’s rocky playoff start 2016 statistics through April 30Source: Basketball-Reference.com Durant’s mid-playoff turnaround First six483311113.5 201419573210820.8 read more

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JT Barrett Ohio State offense hoping to tighten screws during spring game

OSU then redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) celebrates after a touchdown during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorGoing into spring camp, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer had a definite answer for who was going to be the guy behind the center: redshirt junior J.T. Barrett. But beyond Barrett at quarterback, there are many questions of who is going to replace players such as running back Ezekiel Elliott or receivers Braxton Miller and Michael Thomas. With the Buckeyes’ annual spring game set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m., there are several young players looking to make a good impression on Meyer and the offensive coaches. OSU is looking to limit the transition phase to only the spring so it can come into the regular season ready to produce at the high level that is expected, and having the veteran Barrett still at the helm makes that slightly easier. After former offensive coordinator Tom Herman took the head coaching job at Houston before the 2015 season, co-offensive coordinators Tim Beck and Ed Warriner were left with the tall task of replacing him. There were obvious growing pains during the 2015 season, but they seemed to recede toward the end of the year, evidenced by the dominant performances against Michigan and Notre Dame. Meyer said Beck and Warinner are still learning, but, at the same time, they’re helping grow the offense.“(Beck) took over for a very valuable guy, and I expect more out of him and our offensive staff in general,” Meyer said. “We have to do a better job than we did a year ago. I see it happening this spring as far as the growth of the offensive staff.”As the centerpiece of the offense, Barrett has impressed many this spring, including Meyer. Just the fact that Barrett is healthy and getting a chance to take part in these valuable reps is a benefit that he hasn’t been afforded since leaving Texas for Columbus. “He’s having a great spring,” Meyer said. “He’s never been the quarterback in spring practice or in a spring game. We are changing some things on him that were not fundamentally where they needed to be last year. … He is a fast player and we need him to play as fast as he can.”Barrett said he is already working on some of those fundamental changes that Meyer and the offensive staff encouraged him to make. “I am trying to evolve my game to be able to see things faster because the game slows down as you play more,” Barrett said. “That’s just from watching film and transferring what I see onto the field.”That comes from practice, which Barrett said is a key part of what Buckeye fans see on Saturdays in the fall. “We don’t have game players,” Barrett said. “You have to make plays in practice in order to make plays on Saturday.”Two players taking advantage of the practice time are fighting for the top spot in the offensive backfield: senior Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt freshman Mike Weber.Even though Dunn has more game experience at the college level — he has 48 carries for 287 yards in his career — Meyer said both Weber, a high-profile recruit from Detroit, and Dunn are neck and neck to take Elliott’s spot.“As of now, Bri’onte and Mike are still fighting it out, and the young guys have done a decent job,” Meyer said. “No one has separated themselves yet.”The backup quarterback role is another position, in addition to offensive line, that still needs to be decided upon. Even though Barrett has solidified himself as the clear starter, redshirt freshman Joe Burrow is performing at a high level this spring. “He’s doing pretty well,” Meyer said. “I don’t think he’s the athlete that J.T. is right now, but he is becoming a much better runner, his release is night and day of what it was.” Meyer was asked what would happen if Barrett sustained an injury and Burrow had to assume the starting spot. “We would probably lean on the tailback and high-percentage passes,” Meyer said, “But he’s getting close to being game-ready.”With that said, a way for young players, like Burrow, to become game-ready is through the spring game. With fans breaking the national attendance record for spring games last year, Meyer is hoping that will happen again for the sake of the younger players. “I want to see Joe Burrow and Mike Weber perform in front of 100,000 people in the stadium,” Meyer said. “They have never done it. The value is probably the greatest it’s been in my four years here to see the young players respond.”Spring practice is not the stopping point, though, before the football season starts. It’s only a jumping off point, as there is still a lot of work to do before the team is game-ready, Barrett said. “One of the things we like to talk about is development and developing guys, and spring ball has definitely helped,” Barrett said. “Also, we still have summer. That’s the time where I get to work with receivers, especially the ones who haven’t been in. That’s definitely going to help us later on.” read more

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Womens soccer team to host NCAA Tournament games

After finishing the regular season as the second-ranked team in the Big Ten, the Ohio State women’s soccer team will play host to the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.The Buckeyes will play their first-round game Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Oregon State and a potential second-round game against either Florida or Illinois State. Both games will be played in OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Playing at home is something coach Lori Walker cherishes.“We love being at home,” Walker said. “We’re in the Jesse and we’re thrilled about that. I think that’s a wonderful opportunity for us, to be here in front of our home fans.”The Buckeyes are hoping to shake off the disappointment of a loss in their regular season finale. The 1-0 defeat at the hands of Michigan State kept OSU from winning the program’s first ever regular-season conference title. “I was disappointed for our team, but I was in no way disappointed in our team,” Walker said. “I think that’s behind us, and all we’re worried about now is Oregon State.”Oregon State finished the regular season as the Pac-Ten’s sixth-ranked team, with an overall record of 12-7-1. “They’ve had success in a very difficult conference so we’re going to do our homework and find a way to tactically adjust as we need to,” Walker said. “But really this part of the year is about us playing well, doing the things that we do well and finding a way to continue to score goals.” read more

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OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan pushes for success on off the mat

For many in the wrestling community, it’s a family sport. Often, when one brother wrestles, so do the others. In the case of Ohio State’s wrestling coach Tom Ryan, who has eight of his wrestlers competing for a national championship this season, that’s precisely what happened. “The truth in the situation for me is that basketball was my first love, I played it from second grade until seventh grade,” Ryan said. “And in seventh grade, the coach of the junior high team didn’t think that I was as good as I thought I was.” His junior high basketball coach cut him. His five-year love affair with basketball was in shambles. But Ryan’s brother, who was on the wrestling team, had another idea. “He said, ‘Listen, I want you to try wrestling.’ And I was like, ‘You’re crazy, I ain’t wrestling, I ain’t wearing that singlet,’” Ryan said. But after his first workout with the wrestling team, Ryan said he was hooked. Since he first stepped onto the mat, wrestling has led Ryan to many places, the first being Syracuse University where he followed his brother to wrestle. “My brother was a great role model to me growing up, we were very close,” Ryan said. “Basically, wherever he went at college to wrestle, that’s where I was going to go.” And yet, his heart was at the University of Iowa, where he had attended wrestling camp almost every summer, Ryan said. But Iowa never called and offered him a spot on their wrestling team. Syracuse, on the other hand, was only four or five hours from his hometown, and the full scholarship they offered him made the cost of college easier on his family. For two years, Ryan wrestled and lived with his brother at Syracuse. After finishing 2-2 at the National Tournament at the end of his sophomore year, Ryan said he grew frustrated with his own performance and sought a place that could challenge him to be the best he could possibly be. “I felt that the pull of wanting to stand out in the sport was really tightening at me,” Ryan said. “I had this ache inside, and I just felt that the best way to cure the ache was to go somewhere known to really challenge people.” He packed his car, talked to his parents, his coaches, his team and his brother, and headed to the University of Iowa, the place where his heart was. For two months after arriving in Iowa City, Ryan lived in a hotel until he enrolled in school and walked onto the wrestling team. After coming to Iowa, there was no turning back, Ryan said. “I talk to my team a lot about this, but go burn the boat. It’s like the Vikings, when they conquered a foreign land, the first thing, the first thing they did when they got to shore was burn their boat,” Ryan said. “And the thought process there was, either we conquer this new place or we die here. And that was the thinking; I’m going to this place and there’s no looking back.” His first day of working out with the Hawkeyes still stands out to him, Ryan said. “I remember vividly wrestling with two brothers, twin brothers, they were the Steiner brothers, and they beat me unmercifully,” Ryan said. He said he left practice crying “quite uncontrollably,” and remembers sitting in his car contemplating whether or not he was willing to do what it took and not just what he wanted to give, to make this work. “It was that moment in my life that was a clear crossroads and I obviously decided to stay and before long, I was a starter there, and impacting the program in a positive way,” Ryan said. Ryan graduated from Iowa having been selected as an NCAA Division I All-American twice and won two Big Ten Championships in 1991 and 1992. In the years that have passed since Ryan wrestled his last match for the Hawkeyes, he’s held an assistant coaching position at Indiana and a head coaching job at Hofstra that led him to OSU. Since he took over in 2006, he has led the Buckeyes to two NCAA runner-up seasons in 2008 and 2009 and was awarded the National Coach of the Year in 2009. On Jan. 20, he became OSU’s first wrestling coach to beat Iowa since 1966. For Ryan, though, it’s more than taking down a school like Iowa and making a statement for OSU wrestling. It’s more than just winning Big Ten titles and National Championships. He said the first time he and his family set foot on campus, he realized he had a huge platform to impact peoples’ lives. Even as a freshman wrestler, Cam Tessari said he can already see how invested Ryan is. “He’s a great guy, a great wrestling coach, a great person all around. He definitely wants the best for you in all aspects of life,” he said. Redshirt freshman Logan Stieber agreed. “He’s real energetic, he always has funny stories and he’s got probably the best analogies I’ve ever heard,” he said. “He really cares about everybody on the team and he’ll do anything to help us out and make sure we’re the best we can be.” Ahead of last weekend’s Big Ten wrestling championships in West Lafayette, Ind., Ryan set a goal for OSU to qualify 10 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship in St. Louis, Mo., March 15-17. Seven qualified for the national meet, and redshirt freshman Logan Stieber won the Big Ten championship at 133 pounds. The NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee announced Wednesday that an eighth wrestler would receive an at-large bid to the national meet.. Ryan might be serious about crafting the Buckeyes into a national power, but some of his wrestlers say he also has a softer side. Ryan can also be goofy, said freshman wrestler Derek Garcia. “He’s always one of the guys to make jokes and be serious,” he said. “He’s a good guy, an awesome coach, I don’t know how to explain it.” For Ryan, it’s not about him — far from it. The team always starts practice with a talk from Ryan, Tessari said. “He wants you to succeed as a person, rather than just on the mat,” he said. read more

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