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  1. 6 points
    dps831

    Zaurbek Sidakov Slide-By Study

    For those interested in film study, here is a video I created analyzing 2018 World Champ Zaurbek Sidakov's Slide-By technique:
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    Idaho

    Cael is already there...

    Let me tell you about my Russian family...
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    Perry

    Iran Wrestling News

    That's a great looking team Iran put together this year, congratulations on the success
  4. 2 points
    Shiraz123

    Iran Wrestling News

    3 going for gold tomorrow in the first 5 weights at cadet worlds and 2 going for bronze 48 - Amouzad pretty much beat everyone comfortably similar to how he won 45 last year. Would be a big upset if he does not win gold 55 - Veisi beat a tough American in the semi final to make the gold match. Almost let the match slip out of his hands with a minute to go when he completely stopped attacking. 65 - Motaghi lost to Azerbaijan 4-3 but has a chance for bronze 80 - Firouzpour makes the gold medal match pretty much without any problems but the Russian on the other side looks very strong, I expect a silver 110 - In the end Habibi lost to the constant none stop leg attacks of his Russian opponent in the semi final and will have a chance for bronze which he should win. To be fair I thought the Russian was much better but Habibi almost beat him just by countering his constant leg attacks. He should get the bronze.
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    Perry

    Yianni/Zain Ruling

    It would give us another thread opportunity if he did compete for greece and beat Zain once again at the world championships
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    TheOhioState

    Cael is already there...

    It's amazing how threads can stray...
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    jammen

    The Piccininni

    That would be the Lee:
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    jchapman

    PSU Coaching Tree

    Bubba Jenkins was an assistant coach in season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter.
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    Perry

    Yianni/Zain Ruling

    Per Flo it looks like a decision will be made one week from today on how this situation will be moving forward
  10. 1 point
    Luke The Drifter

    Rice University

    Wonder if Rice University could ever add wrestling one of their AD's is a former 3x Division I All American https://riceowls.com/staff.aspx?staff=6
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    Just now read an article on UWW site..https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/ioc-determines-taymazov-fails-london-re-test CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 26) – The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Taymazov tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol). The Uzbek wrestler had earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) will become the new gold medalist, Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) remains silver, and Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) will be the newest bronze medalist. Gold: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) Bronze: Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) Bronze: Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ) Taymazov may opt to appeal the IOC DC decision before CAS within 21 days. United World Wrestling will then determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.
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    1986

    Dieringer vs Dake venue and time

    We are less than three weeks away! Any news on this?? Cmon USA wrestling!
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    The Genius

    Iran Wrestling News

    Don't forget the Mansourian sisters - 6 world championship gold medals between them! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahrbanoo_Mansourian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaheh_Mansourian
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    bnwtwg

    Rice University

    He's also a great place to start when people ask if wrestlers can be highly intelligent and/ or have highly successful careers outside of the sport
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    MDogg

    Day 1 Draws for Cadet Worlds (link)

    Agreed. Nobody - and I mean nobody - had ever heard of Mekhi Lewis when he was cadet age.
  16. 1 point
    Lurker

    Cael is already there...

    I don't get the feeling that going away from home is much of an issue with this kid. He seems to want what he wants.
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    Sheerstress

    Gary Abbott blog on Joe Seay

    I thought he summed it up nicely with the phrase: "With Joe as a freestyle coach, it was never about himself. It was all about helping athletes." Seay always struck me as a guy who made things happen at all levels because he was so good at connecting with athletes and convincing them that they could win under him, regardless of the circumstances. https://www.si.com/vault/1982/05/03/624314/gonzo-man-on-the-go "Seay, 42, a former national 149.5-pound champ from Wellington, Kans., started the school's wrestling program in 1972 with such limited funds that his team had to train in a science lab and his wife had to do all the wrestlers' laundry. Even now the school lacks a weight room and has a pitifully tiny wrestling room and so few wrestling scholarships that Seay, an exceptional coach, has to recruit athletes impoverished enough to qualify for general scholarships, which is what Gonzales had. "The school thinks they could throw us out onto the grass and we'd still win," says 158-pound senior Perry Shea, who's one of the four Division II champions on this year's team. "They're probably right." Cal State Bakersfield has won six of the last seven Division II team titles and finished in the top 10 of Division I for five years in a row." In his book Foxcatcher, Mark Schultz notes that after things didn't work out for him and Dave at Oklahoma State and UCLA, they considered wrestling for Seay at CSB: "...on the way [to Oklahoma], we stopped at California State Bakersfield, where a friend of ours, Joe Seay, was the coach. Joe tried to talk us into ending our trip and wrestling for him. Joe was building one of the best teams in the country and his offer was enticing, but the wrestling room was the smallest I had seen, with room for only one mat. I could not imagine how an entire team trained in there." It was unfortunate how things ended for him at Oklahoma State, for a man who loved the sport as much as anyone out there. I think that the rivalry between OSU and Iowa back in the 80s and 90s was as good as it was largely because of his efforts.
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    Iran brought a squad to this tournament... Howard has a tough semi against their returning cadet 44kg champ. He should have the size advantage though. Pleasantly surprised by Poulin. Ultra-lightweight hasn't historically been the toughest in cadets (probably because it's harder for 20 year olds to fake their weight than their age), but I didn't really know what to expect. Looks like he will medal.
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    TripNSweep

    Cael is already there...

    There's a big difference between visitng as a tourist for a few weeks and trying to live there for an extended period of time. It isn't something you're likely to experience as a foreigner there unless you live and work there. Japan, like some other Asian countries is pretty homogenus. They tend to shun outsiders and people who they don't feel fit in. Remember their history of being closed off to the outside world. There are people of Korean descent who even today aren't afforded all the rights of Japanese citizens, simply because their grandparents or great grandparents are ethnically Korean. I worked on an immigration case a few years ago, a half American and half Vietnamese guy was being threatened with deportation because of his criminal record. He was 100% willing to go to prison because he wanted to get himself clean and sober from drugs and alcohol. We had to present evidence that if he were returned to Vietnam, he would be treated badly, since Vietnamese people look down on people like him, since they view his mother as a traitor basically. We managed to get him off the removal list and he was able to get clean and sober in prison. Had he returned he wouldn't have been allowed to go to school or work in any normal job, he would have been forced into doing menial labor for almost nothing and possibly not even allowed to do that. I'm not saying Japan is exactly the same, but it is similar culturally. You aren't likely to advance your career in Japan as a foreigner since much of the power in the corporate and business world there still rests with old school Japanese who carry attitudes like menboku. To them it would be dishonorable to let a foreigner have a powerful position in Japan. The attitudes are changing, but it's happening very slowly. Part of what I think will cause change is that Japan has an aging population that is very top heavy and in another 30 or 40 years a lot of what most would consider "old school" Japanese, meaning people who were alive during the wars or had parents who were and were brought up in a different Japan (pre and post war era), won't be around anymore.
  20. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    Zaurbek Sidakov Slide-By Study

    This is great stuff. Hopefully JB can stop it this time now that he knows it's coming.
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    Luke The Drifter

    schedules 2019 - 2020

    Army https://goarmywestpoint.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Bloomsburg https://buhuskies.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Bucknell https://bucknellbison.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=657 Cal Poly https://www.gopoly.com/sports/wrest/2019-20/releases/20190821imszqf?mc_cid=652fd4c019&mc_eid=3cd086c2d4 Campbell https://gocamels.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Clarion https://clariongoldeneagles.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Cleveland State http://www.csuvikings.com/sports/m-wrestl/2019-20/schedule Columbia https://gocolumbialions.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Edinboro https://gofightingscots.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Fresno State https://gobulldogs.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling George Mason https://gomason.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Iowa State https://cyclones.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Lock Haven https://www.golhu.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Long Island https://www.liuathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=wres Michigan https://mgoblue.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Northern Colorado https://uncbears.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Ohio State https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-wrestl/schedule/ Princeton https://goprincetontigers.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Virginia https://virginiasports.com/schedule.aspx?path=wrestling Utah Valley https://gouvu.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=2199&path=wrestling Virginia Tech https://hokiesports.com/news/2019/6/27/hokie-wrestling-reveals-opponents-for-2019-20.aspx?path=wrestling VMI http://www.vmikeydets.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9800&SPID=12385&SPSID=100842&DB_OEM_ID=9800
  22. 1 point
    Preposterously early 2022 champs 125- McHenry 133- Fix 141- Bartlett 149- Yianni 157- Sasso 165- Carr 174- Lewis 184- Brooks 197- Beard Hwt- Steveson Bookmark it
  23. 1 point
    MDogg

    Preposterously Early NCAA Predictions

    If Sasso and Brayton Lee are on your list then the redshirting freshman who beat them both at Midlands last year also belongs. Teemer is my #1 P4P incoming redshirt freshman. He’s gonna be a contender at either 157 or 149.
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    Haha isn’t that some bias
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    nhs67

    Any Reporting Zain’s Knee?

    I would say the odds are 3-2 in favor of Zain. Too much politix here.
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    jammen

    The Piccininni

    THE PICCININNI:$12.45 Chicken cutlet, melted mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon, French fries, coleslaw, topped with gravy and Russian dressing on a toasted garlic hero http://se-portdeli.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/the-piccininni-490x314.jpg
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    gimpeltf

    Yianni/Zain Ruling

    English, Dutch, French or Swedish Apple pie?
  29. 1 point
    Jaroslav Hasek

    Iran Wrestling News

    Congrats to Ghasemi! UWW made the right call imo.
  30. 1 point
    In May we returned from a training trip to India. What an absolutely crazy, amazing out of the box experience! We spent the bulk of the time in Delhi however we also ventured to Agra and Jaipur. We encountered elephants a heard of wild monkeys where one of them stole a cell phone from one of our coaches leading us on a 30 minute game of cat and mouse. Our group encountered homeless orphans as young as 8 years old living on the streets and some of the most extreme poverty imaginable. I've taken groups all over Europe for wrestling but the Kushti wrestling experience was like nothing we've ever experienced. Virtually all wrestlers in India start their wrestling career in the mud/dirt pits. It's an ancient style of wrestling that goes back over a hundred year (some locals say the style has been around for thousands). We were there in May and the temperature was over 100 degrees. The first Kushti club we visited was a very traditional club. Unless you were wearing the uniform, you were not allowed to go near the Akhara (or competition area). We arrived around 4:30 PM for their evening session. They pretty much follow the same training schedule every day. Wrestlers live at the club, sometimes as many as a dozen staying in a room that fits maybe one queen size bed and little more. On that day, like all others, their wrestlers got up at 3:00 AM and trained. They did squats, these press-up things that are a common exercise there and they also run, climb ropes and use homemade weights. It's not uncommon to do thousands of exercises each morning and run several miles. A few hours later they start their morning wrestling session. The Guru watches the training/live matches and the largest/most experienced wrestlers start first while the others wait for their turn. The matches can go on for 30 minutes until one of the wrestler's quits or the Guru tells them to quit. By mid morning they rest, give each other massages and take naps until the afternoon session. Wrestling Kushti in India can be very rewarding. The better wrestlers can win enough money to make a nice living for themselves. India is still very much separated by the class system. Kushti is one of the few things that makes them all equal whether you are rich or poor. Unlike most countries where our wrestlers want to lose weight to compete, in India the goal is always to get bigger and stronger. Wrestling Kushti is treated like a religion. A traditional Kushti wrestler will follow his training schedule with precision, will eat a very specific diet and they abstain from all worldly pleasures including alcohol, dating/sexual relationships. Their only focus is training/competing. Their tournaments can draw thousands of spectators. At every Kushti club you'll find statues of their god Hanuman. You'll see wrestlers praying and giving offerings to Hanuman before competing. Even the competition area is blessed prior to the wrestlers start wrestling, all under the watchful eye of the Guru, making sure everything is done as it should be. Wrestlers don't do anything without the Guru's approval. He makes decisions on who can enter the club, who competes, how long the wrestling continues and more. When we arrived are wrestlers were taught how to put on the proper Kushti uniform. I called it a loin cloth but the proper name was kowpeenam. Coaches were only allowed near the pit if they were bare foot. To walk near the area with your shoes it was considered extremely disrespectful. We watched as the dirt pit was carefully prepared for the session. Selected wrestlers carefully prepare the area while all the other wrestlers quietly watch their progress. After it was blessed wrestlers were picked to wrestle and they started out with the largest/oldest wrestlers first. The technique was absolutely crazy. There is little rules in Kushti. The key to winning is a touch pin. Anything pretty much goes. Grabbing the kowpeenam was OK and actually a major part of their technique. Blood and sweat is handled by your opponent throwing dirt on you to help maintain better grips. It's hard to describe the entire experience but it was absolutely an amazing opportunity for our wrestlers. Here's a few pictures of our experience. I look forward to returning in 2020!
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    The DII and DIII Management councils both recommended that women's wrestling be added to the emerging sports list. DI is yet to decide, it seems. From here, it moves to the President's Council for each division and then potentially on to the full membership for a vote at the 2020 convention. All that to say, women's wrestling is not yet on the list and won't be until January, but there don't seem to be any major obstacles in the way. Most NCAA schools with women's wrestling are in DIII, so I did a write up that explains what comes next: https://www.d3wrestle.com/womens-wrestling-one-step-closer-to-ncaa-sponsorship/
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    gowrestle

    Yianni/Zain Ruling

    This whole situation is an embarrassment for wrestling. Freestyle rules are a joke.
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    Shiraz123

    Iran Wrestling News

    Iranian women may not be the prettiest but they are extremely physically powerful and scary. If the government allowed them to wrestle it would be a massacre. The Japanese domination of women's FS would be over.
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    Housebuye

    Spencer Lee isn’t redshirting

    If the season started today he wouldn’t redshirt. If he gets injured between now and then he still has the option. Katie I’m a bit surprised. You used to be polite on the forum but recently you’ve attacked people. Hope all is alright with you.
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    J_Aferiat51

    PSU Coaching Tree

    https://www.collegian.psu.edu/sports/wrestling/article_9dfce5d6-48e4-11e8-96ae-6b97773a76ab.html Here's a story I did on that last year actually.
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    scribe

    Cox deserves a nickname (and a shoe)

    2muchcox
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    scribe

    Cox deserves a nickname (and a shoe)

    Slippery Cox
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    ConnorsDad

    Any Reporting Zain’s Knee?

    Like I said I see where you're coming from and agree mostly with what you said. Just feel that if Zane, or anyone else go into Worlds with no realistic chance of doing anything because of injury, then I think they owe it to USA Wrestling to step aside and let whoever is next take their spot because of the consideration in trying to qualify the spot for the Olympics. I understand there's other times that you can qualify the spot but in this instance you're not only damaging your team/country, but you're also hurting yourself possibly for the next year to compete in the Olympics. The Olympics are far and away the most important competition for our sport and we should do everything we can to make sure we qualify every spot. The participant in the world championships the year before has the best opportunity and therefore should at least be in somewhat decent health in order to compete. By not qualifying at the world, we now only have two other chances. Pan Am's which are not seeded are a crap shoot and we have not shown we can consistently beat everybody in Cuba and the last chance qualifier is obviously an extremely tough tournament. I realize this is all just opinion but that's how I feel about it. I will say this that, assuming that the spot is qualified, whoever wins our trials and is going to compete at the Olympics has, in my mind, every right to participate regardless of their health. There's nothing depending upon their results in the Olympics save a mythical team title and competing at the Olympics has obviously got to be dream of a lifetime for all of these guys and gals. Throw in the possible monetary awards and I have no problem with them going in there at way below 100%.
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    CMickey92

    Any Reporting Zain’s Knee?

    I agree but thats not even the worst of it. If the officials would have followed procedure correctly for a failed challenge, Yianni would’ve won outright anyways after they reviewed the last part of the match, which they obviously did because you could see it being played on the big screen. Yianni got screwed in more than one way in this match and the fact that some people are okay with it is mind boggling. Just my 2 cents.
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    cjc007

    Any Reporting Zain’s Knee?

    If there isn't any bias, it should be 5/0 for Yianni. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
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