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  1. 5 points
    gimpeltf

    Junior Worlds

    ???
  2. 4 points
    PT

    2020 NCAA seating

    There is another site visit coming up next week which there will be numerous people (myself included) that will finalize the layout. Contrary to what some people want to say here, the fan experience is very important to the NCAA and so they are trying to find the perfect balance. Will this be a different fan experience than before? Yes, but it is also something that is pretty exciting to see and something that could be pretty special. IMO, The opportunity to have 40K plus fans to attend the championships is something we should celebrate. It has been made pretty clear this is not something that will happen on a regular basis but a non-traditional site or location is something we might see once every bid cycle. Like anything in life, you can find the negative and say why its not going to work or look and find the positive and what it might bring.
  3. 2 points
    TBar1977

    Junior Worlds

    FIFY
  4. 2 points
    dmm53

    Junior Worlds

    https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-championships-23?tab=schedule The action begins Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Tallinn, which is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone. All of the action is broadcast live in the United States on Trackwrestling. Aside: the UWW website shows a livestream, but who knows, it might be blocked in the US.
  5. 2 points
    Lurker

    Dake/Dieringer predictions

    I can assure you both they, particularly the ones who will be working the series, aren’t going to be intimidated. I mean if nothing else, being called names is far less intimidating than having chairs thrown at you. But none the less, everything will be fine.
  6. 2 points
    Crotalus

    Anything from arbitration?

    Yeah, this is obviously the same conversation from the other threads, but what else is there to talk about? I wasn't rooting for one wrestler over the other, but it's clear to me that Cael et al. were trying to game the system. They obviously felt the score was wrong the moment the points were awarded, but they waited to throw the brick because they didn't want to risk giving up one point for a failed challenge if they didn't need to. That was not a "reasonable" amount of time. It just feels wrong to go back 45 seconds and re-score the match. That is why you have to throw the brick very shortly after the points are awarded. At least give the ref a chance to stop the match and get it right before the final whistle.
  7. 2 points
    freestyle_fan

    India wrestling

    There are few reasons to it - WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) recruited few foreign coaches back in Jan'19 as a preparation for 2020 Olympics - Iran's Hossein Karimi (men's freestyle), USA's Andrew Cook (Women's Freestyle, Georgia's Temo Kazarashvili (Greco-roman). I think both men's FS and women's FS improved substantially Some players like Bajrang (65kg) and Sushil Kumar (2 time olympic medalist, now preparing for 74kg) appointed thier own foreign coaches (mostly using the money they received by government when they won medals on international stage). Bajrang's personal coach - Emzario Bentinidis (Georgia) Sushil Kumar's personal coach - Kamal Malikov (Russia) This year, both Bajrang and Sushil (along with few sparring partners) spent 4 weeks training in Dagestan, which i think definetly helped them a lot Indian government under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) along with private-sponsor/partner TATA MOTORS ( that's why you see TATA MOTORS YODHA on Indian player's singlets) investing a lot with an aim to increase the medal count in Olympics for 2020, specially wrestling, badminton. PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in India - a private league tournament with players from different countries participate. PWL in fact brought the wrestling to main stream audience, earlier only cricket is the main stream sport for general audience Local clubs ( one in Delhi which produced Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt etc and many more) focusing more on international style and preparing thier students for international wrestling (not just the traditional kushti mud wrestling) Indian women's freestyle also improving a lot - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) is a good prospect for a olympic medal for sure. Indian women's team had training program in Japan for a month during this year. Overall i think for 2020 olympics, India is poised to get models in following Mens - 65kg - Bajrang, definetely a medal (any color) contender for olympics. India never won a gold in wrestling, lot of expectations from Bajrang on winning India's first gold in wrestling Womes - Vinesh Phogat (53kg) - she defeated both top#1 ranked players from Japan (Yuki Irie) and China (Sun Yanan) in winning 2018 asian games gold. Other prospects includes - Sarita Mor (Women's 57kg), Ravi Kumar (mens 57kg)
  8. 1 point
    Perry

    Junior Worlds

    Makes me that much happier I picked Vito to win ncaas on the college forum prediction thread (assuming he doesnt oly shirt which has been hinted at). Kid is legit
  9. 1 point
    klehner

    Dake/Dieringer predictions

    Hey, stick to the topic! :-)
  10. 1 point
    MNRodent

    Tbilisi Results

    Wrestled at Indiana. Coaches at Princeton.
  11. 1 point
    TBar1977

    Anything from arbitration?

    You can understand because it has been said many times already, a lot was happening in the final 45 seconds of the match. The Chair made a colossal blunde r in scoring. A scramble of epic proportions was ongoing. None of the Ref, Judge or Chair ever sought to stop that scramble. The ref posts one score, the judge a different score, and the Chair a third different and obviously not allowable score. And its that wrong score that is posted. The referee delegate is the ultimate authority over the match, and its their job to settle scoring issues. Given all those facts, what should Tucci have done? Submitted to the Chair? But the Chair is not the ultimate authority, and its the Chair's mistake that led to all this. Tucci had the ultimate authority to review that sequence. When the brick came in he was required to review it. Nt reviewing it was no longer an option. Was accepting the brick reasonable? I contend given all these crazy facts that it was just that. Reasonable. Get the score right. This is what Tucci did and his actions were entirely warranted given the problems the Chair handed to him.
  12. 1 point
    Mphillips

    Dake/Dieringer predictions

    Took about a page and a half to go, 'total conspiracy theory.'
  13. 1 point
    Rhackler

    Worst practice partners

    On my high school team it was the cranky weight cutter. One day he was bundled in so many layers that he could barely move. I was trying to open him up with a cross face from the top position when he snapped and bit me in the arm.
  14. 1 point
    Lurker

    Entire World Team

    Where is he doing all this trash talking?
  15. 1 point
    As always, you and Katie are spot on. You are correct. Dave would not appreciate the xenophobia.
  16. 1 point
    freestyle_fan

    Entire World Team

    My take on this as below - 57: Daton Fix - Best Case: Gold, Worst Case: Bronze 61: Tyler Graff - Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP 65: Zain Retherford - Best Case: DNP, Worst Case: DNP 70: James Green - Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP 74: Jordan Burroughs - Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP 79: Kyle Dake or Alex Dieringer - Best Case: Gold, Worst Case: Silver 86: Pat Downey - Best Case: DNP, Worst Case: DNP 92: J'den Cox - Best Case: Gold, Worst Case: Silver 97: Kyle Snyder- Best Case: Silver, Worst Case: Bronze 125: Nick Gwiazdowski - . Best Case: Bronze, Worst Case: DNP
  17. 1 point
    The thoughtfulness of the opinions in this thread is refreshing after listening to Pyle's inane xenophobic rants on the topic for too long. I think, and would hope, that our athletes never bank on defeating their opponents by denying them resources that our athletes get only by virtue of being born here. This isn't zero-sum, and elite guys training and living in different environments and cultures strengthens the sport everywhere. Someone like Dave Schultz would be appalled by the idea that we wouldn't be encouraging people to come to America for as long as they wanted to, imho, or that our athletes wouldn't take any route available to travel and compete all over the World whenever possible...
  18. 1 point
    simple

    2019 Medved International Line-Up

    Steveson was absolutely 100% robbed of the 4 pointer. Another obvious example of corruption. He could’ve bounced back from it though, but didn’t. Still needs to mature.
  19. 1 point
    Perry

    Dake/Dieringer predictions

    LOL I'm not even a PSU fan in particular, just calling Koll out for what he is, a pompous (yet successful) coach who thinks his kids are better than others. He has said these things himself. I don't respect it and doubt that he cares if I do or not.
  20. 1 point
    tbert

    Dake/Dieringer predictions

    You dont have to be a PSU fan to realize Koll is a sore loser. Hopefully there will be no embezzlement from the officials this time.
  21. 1 point
    denger

    Worst practice partners

    I remember three types of Old Guy. Only one of them was really bad, and one of them was really good. One was there objectively to wrestle and generally kick your ass. He wasn't necessarily a good wrestler but would give you an interesting look with the man strength backing up his unusual, perhaps outdated style. Second was there to please his sadism. He would claim to be "teaching" pressure points, etc., but he really just showed up to hurt and dominate people. He would leave thinking that the younger generation was weaker than his, conflating his decade of man strength with some sort of nostalgia for his glory days. All it took was for one tough kid to score on him, and he'd never come back! Third was someone who wished he was a coach but didn't have time to commit. He was like the first in that he was objective and not necessarily a great wrestler, but he would see the opportunity to teach and used his seniority to interrupt your bad habits and talk you through it. It was still going to be a tough day with this Old Guy, but you weren't going to get hurt...And you never knew if you scored on him whether it was legit or just a teaching moment, because it didn't hurt his pride.
  22. 1 point
    jchapman

    Question about Forum Rules

    Watch it Treep! You are flying way too close to the sun. At least silently deleting the thread is better than JB coming on and berating wrestling fans and forum members.
  23. 1 point
    As much time as they can afford. Cross cultural training whether them coming here or one of our athletes going there is always a good idea.
  24. 1 point
    Housebuye

    Who wins 141 in 2019-2020? (POLL)

    Also - Grant Leeth I think is a legit pick here. He rarely gets taken down. He is also huge for 141. Plus this is his 12th year in college.
  25. 1 point
    MadMardigain

    Worst practice partners

    You have a few different categories of worse here to choose from: Worse because they absolutely won’t let you drill anything due to being so stiff, fall over to easily, or just approaching practice very slow/lazy. And yes even at the college level I’m sure some people are still that way since they take the Allen Iverson vies of “practice.” Worse in terms of being absolutely painful and relentless to face in live goes. So you start hesitate too much on stuff or you spend most of the match getting pounded/grinder rather than getting moves in yourself. Worse due to being such a unorthodox/funky even when they don’t necessarily have to that you wrestle into their style (but worse) in live goes. Thus your technique and discipline goes out the window and the practice is a wash. Lots of ways to define someone as being a bad practice partner for you.
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