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  1. 7 points
    1. I was told beforehand by a former NCAA champion that I would not like it. He had tried, very low key, and given up. I'm 71, been involved in wrestling for 65 years as a wrestler, parent and coach. Thought I'd give it a try. 2. Way too much testosterone-fueled, bully boy bragging, threatening, insulting. Nastiness is the best descriptor. This is endemic on all internet forums, of course, perhaps that wrestling is the topic here only makes it worse. 3. A shortage of reasoned, logical, fact-based discussion/argument: arguments are good, they're just an exchange of diverging views, they educate. They don't have to end in punching someone in the face. Literally or in a post. See #2 above. 4. The hardest thing for humans to do is admit they are wrong. Many people have never said or heard these words said to them: "I believed this, but after listening to your argument and thinking about it, I see that I was wrong." Again, see #2 above. 5. Pet Peeve: Googling does not make you an instant expert on a subject. 6. An amazingly small number of posters, relatively speaking. I wonder how many potentially interesting, wrestling-knowledgeable, well-spoken and perceptive posters either quit entirely or just lurk because of the overly aggressive, jump-down-your-throat tone of the boards. It is the forum's loss. 7. I realize that I read and posted for a very short time. There seems to me some very old grudges, even hatreds, that clog-up and eventually sidetrack almost every thread of any length. I'm a 10-year member of a stock board with an expert, respected and respectful moderator who stops that kind of crap immediately! Stay on point, be rational, no ad hominem attacks. It's remarkable how quickly the loud-mouth bullies leave the room under those rules. 8. I was astounded how many truly elite-level (back in the day) wrestlers post here. In my brief visit, I counted 12,482 high school state champs and 3,723 NCAA AA's. Mind-boggling! 9. I don't mean to paint everyone with the same brush. I encountered some very informed, sophisticated posters, able to give and take with affable courtesy. NJDan and irani come to mind, I'm sure there are many others. 10. In closing, it's not a great experience for a newcomer and not something I'll recommend. That's really too bad, because when all is said and done we all love the sport of wrestling and a fair, thoughtful, civilized meeting place for the exchange of information and opinions (even strong and passionate ones) would be great.
  2. 3 points
    maligned

    More on Greco v. Freestyle

    Last style is typically the preferred style of the host nation. Kazakhstan are hosting and they prefer freestyle. Junior worlds, for example, were in Estonia, a greco nation, so Greco was last.
  3. 2 points
    The Genius

    Iran Wrestling News

    They are in the post below the FS predictions :-) However, that was before the draws! I predicted potential medals at 3 weight classes (Nasserpour, Kaviani and Abdevali) - and we saw what the draws for those 3 were today... I think Nasserpour can still get Bronze if he performs well, Kaviani from Bronze to no medal unfortunately, and Abdevali from Silver to Bronze. Draws really were a bit unlucky, but the depth of talent in these non-Olympic weights is weaker this year so we can't complain.
  4. 2 points
    I am one of those who post infrequently, but read quite often as the negativity is not worth it to me. I do appreciate fightingsioux's analysis. I see this forum, and many others, as the Wild Wild West, akin to something like Deadwood... few rules and not much regulation. I do enjoy great wrestling banter and conversation, not much of this in day to day life, so I like to come here and see what I can find. Anything we can do do build positivity around our sport is a good thing. Good thread and a good reminder.
  5. 2 points
    Yeah good point this racist pig needs some sensitivity training.
  6. 2 points
    Many can not distinguish between sarcastic humor and outright personal attacks. Also many get butt hurt over unintentional slams at certain ethnic groups such as the OPs screen name.
  7. 2 points
    Amen. Way too much bullying and ad hominem attacks, the vast majority of which have included me as a target. Nevertheless, she persisted. Despite my lack of popularity on these forums, I ALWAYS stick to discussing wrestling. No politics, no religion, no childish squabbles and name calling.... That is more than many revered regulars on this forum can say.
  8. 2 points
    Many thanks for the honorable mention! I agree with your 1-2% doing 90% of the damage. So for the most part, I focus on the 98% who help me enjoy discussing international wrestling.
  9. 2 points
    MSU158

    Been a long time coming

    Grandma's Boy was beyond a pleasant surprise. It was one of those movies I just starting watching because there really wasn't much else available at the time. It turned out to be one of my favorite comedies of all time. Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison are a bit too much Sandler during his overly amped up days. I actually like him more when he is toned down a bit like in 50 First Dates. Both had funny parts, but neither are the complete movie that Grandma's Boy is.
  10. 2 points
    Jon_Kozak

    FS Credentials at Worlds-All Weights

    57KG - 38 Entries. 7 World/Olympic Medalists. 2 World/Olympic Champs Andreev (BLR) - World Bronze 14 Atli (TUR) - World Bronze 18 Atrinacharchi (IRI) - Asian Champ 19 Amiraslanov (AZE) - Junior Champ 15, Euro Games Champ 19 Erdenebat (MGL) - World Bronze 17 Fix (USA) - Junior Champ 17 Harutunyan (ARM) - 2 x Junior Bronze 17 and 18…Euro Champ 19 Micic (SRB) - Jr. Bronze 15, Euro Games Silver 19, Euro Bronze 18 Sanayev (KAZ) - World Silver 18 Takahashi (JPN) - World Champ 17, World Bronze 18 Uguev (RUS) - World Champ 18 Yatsenko (UKR) - World Bronze 17 61KG - 26 Entries. 4 World/Olympic Medalists. 1 World/Olympic Champ Bonne (CUB) - World Champ 18, World Bronze 17, World Bronze 14 Ehsanpoor (IRI) - Asian Champ 19 - 5th in worlds 17 Graff (USA) - Pan Am Champ 17 Gvarzatilov (AZE) - World Bronze 16 - Junior Champ 13 Idrisov (RUS) - U23 Champ 18 Lomtadze (GEO) - World Silver 16 Tumenbileg (MGL) - World Bronze 18 Topal (TUR) - Euro Bronze 18 and 19 Yamaguchi (JPN) - Junior Champ 19 65KG - 46 Entries. 7 World/Olympic Medalists. 3 World/Olympic champs Aliev (AZE) - World Champ 17, 15, 14, Olympic Bronze 16 Guidea (ROU) - Euro Bronze 16; 18 Khinchegashvili (GEO) - Olympic Silver 12, Gold 16, World Silver 14, Champ 15, Bronze 17 Kilicsallayan (TUR) - Euro Silver 19; Bronze 18, University Champ 14, Junior Champ 13 Muszukajev (HUN) - Junior Silver, Russian Runner Up in 2018 Niyazbekov (KAZ) - World Bronze - 2011 Otoguro (JPN) - World Champ 18 Punia, Bajrang (IND) - World Silver 18 Rashidov (RUS) - World Silver 17, 18 Retherford (USA) - Cadet Champ 12 Skryabin (BLR) - University Bronze 14, Russian Nationals Bronze 16 Tevanyan (ARM) - U23 Euro Champ 2019, Jr Bronze 18 Valdes Tobier (CUB) - World Bronze 17, 18 70KG - 30 Entries. 7 World/Olympic Medalists. 1 World/Olympic Champ Baev (RUS) - Jr Champ 17, U23 Silver 18 Batirov (BRN) - World Silver 18…HE’S 34! Junior Silver 03, Euro Silver 04; 09, Dogdurbek Uulu (KGZ) - World Bronze 16 Emamichoughuei (IRI) - U23 Bronze 17, Jr World Bronze 17 Gadzhiev (POL) - World Silver 17 Ganzorig (MGL) - World Bronze 13, 14 Green (USA) - World Bronze 15, Silver 17 Iakobishvili (GEO) - World Bronze 18, World Champ 17 Karpach (BLR) - Euro Bronze 18 Navruzov (UZB) - World Silver 15, Olympic Bronze 16, Radulov (UKR) - University Silver 12, University Bronze 13, Euro Bronze 16 Sava (MDA) - University Silver 16, University Bronze 14 74KG - 41 Entries. 10 World/Olympic Medalists. 4 World/Olympic Champs Abdurakhmanov (UZB) - World Bronze 14, 18 Afzali Paemami (IRI) - University Champ 12, 16 Bekzhanov (KAZ) - World Silver 16 Kaisanov (KAZ) - Asian Champ 19 Sakaev (KAZ) - University Bronze 16 Burroughs (USA) - World Champ 11, 13, 15, 17, Olympic Champ 12, World Bronze 14, 18 Chamizo (ITA) - World Bronze 10, World Champ 15, 17, Olympic Bronze 16 Demirtas (TUR) - Olympic Bronze 16, World Bronze 17, Gadzhiev (AZE) - Junior Champ 18, Junior Bronze 19, Sr. Euro Games Bronze 19 Garzon Caballero (CUB) - He’s 35! Junior world Champ IN 2003 (Andy Simmons was in this bracket)!!! World Bronze 05 (Chris Bono took 22), World Bronze 06 (Bill Zadick won!), World Silver 07 (Doug Schwab took 5th here), World Bronze 10 Gomez (PUR) - World Silver 11, Kentchadze (GEO) - World Silver 18, Khadjiev (FRA) - Euro Silver 17, 18, Junior Champ 14 Nurikau (BLR) - World 5th - 14, 15, 17 Sidakov (RUS) - World Champ 18 Kumar (IND) - He’s 36! Olympic Silver 12, Olympic Bronze 08, World Champ 10 Vasilioglu (ROU) - University Silver 18 79KG - 24 Entries. 4 World/Olympic Medalists. 1 World/Olympic Champ Dake (USA) - World Champ 18 Gaidarov (BLR) - HE’S 39! World Silver 03, Olympic Silver 08 Hasanov (AZE) - World Bronze 11, Silver 18, Olympic Bronze 16 Kurbanov (UZB) - World Bronze 13 Nabiev (RUS) - Junior Champ 15, U23 Silver 18 Nazhmudinov (ROU) - U23 Bronze 18 Salkazanov (SVK) - U23 Champ 18 Teymouri (IRI) - Asian Champ 19 86KG - 46 Entries. 9 World/Olympic Medalists. 1 World/Olympic Champ Aminashvili (GEO) - World Bronze 15 Dauletbekov (KAZ) - U23 Silver 17 Davlumbaev (KAZ) - U23 Bronze 16 Downey (USA) - Junior World Silver 12 Dudarov (GER) - Junior World Silver 12 Erdin (TUR) - World Silver 18 Espinal Fajardo (PUR) - Olympic Silver 12 Friev Naskideava (ESP) - World Bronze 18 Gostiev (AZE) - Euro Silver 16, 17, 18 Ianulov (MDA) - University Champ 10, University Bronze 13 Makoev (SVK) - World Silver 17 Naifonov (RUS) - Junior World Champ 17, U23 Silver 18, Euro Champ 18 Orazgylyov (TKM) - U23 Silver 18 Punia (IND) - Junior Champ 19, Junior silver 18 Shabanov (BLR) - World Bronze 13, 14, 17, 18 Takatani (JPN) - World Silver 2014 Torreblanca (CUB) - Pan Am Champ 19, 17, 15 Vereb (HUN) - World Bronze 13 Yazdani Charati (IRI) - World Champ 17, Olympic Champ 16, World Bronze 18, World Silver 15 92KG - 20 Entries. 3 World/Olympic Medalists. 1 World/Olympic Champ Cox (USA) - World Champ 18, World Bronze 17, Olympic Bronze 16 Karimimachiani (IRI) - World Bronze 15, 18 Mtsituri (GEO) - U23 Bronze 17, Euro Silver 19 Rubaev (MDA) - Junior Silver 2011 Toth (HUN) - University World Silver 18 Yankouski (BLR) - World Silver 18 Zhabrailov (RUS) - Russian Nationals Champ 19, Bronze 18 Zubairov (AZE) - U23 Champ 18 97KG - 28 Entries. 7 World/Olympic Medalists. 3 World/Olympic Champs Andriitsev (UKR) - Olympic Silver 2012, World Bronze 14 Hushtyn (BLR) - Euro Silver 17,18,19 Ibragimov (UZB) - Olympic Bronze 16 Odikadze (GEO) - World Bronze 18 Sadulaev (RUS) - World Champ 14, 15, 18, World Silver 17, Olympic Champ 16 Saritov (ROU) - World Bronze 11, Olympic Bronze 16 Shabanibengar (IRI) - U23 Bronze 18 Sharifov (AZE) - World Champ 11, Olympic Champ 12, World Bronze 09, Olympic Bronze 16 Snyder (USA) - World Champ, 15, 17, Olympic Champ 16, World Silver 18 Thiele (GER) - Junior Silver 16 125KG - 31 Entries. 6 World/Olympic Medalists. 2 World/Olympic Champs Akguel - (TUR) - World Champ 14, 15, World Silver 17 World Bronze 13, Olympic Champ 16 Berianidze (ARM) - World Bronze 10, 17 Deng (CHN) - World Silver 18 Gwiazdowski (USA) - World Bronze 17, 18 Khotsianivski (UKR) - University Silver 13, University Bronze 12 Khugaev (RUS) - Russian Champ 19 Ligeti (HUN) - University Bronze 10 Magomedov (AZE) - World Silver 15, World Bronze 11 Mohebbi (IRI) - Asian Champ 19 Petriashvili (GEO) - World Champ 17, 18, World Bronze 14, 15, Olympic Bronze 16 Rakhimov (UZB) - Junior Bronze 18 Romanov (MDA) - University Bronze 16
  11. 2 points
    pish6969

    Iowa ranked #1 by WIN magazine

    Of course Iowa should be #1 preseason. Not debatable. They’ve won 8 of the last 9 team titles, they have 7 returning AA’s, 3 of them being past champions. What ranking service wouldn’t rank them 1 to start the season? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 1 point
    Katie

    2019 Worlds: Make your predictions

    Who do you think will win gold? How do you think our rep will do? Here's how I see it: 57kg - Sanayev (Fix DNP) 61kg - Bonne (Graff DNP) 65kg - Otoguru (Zain DNP) 70kg - Batirov (Green DNP) 74kg - Burroughs 79kg - Dake 86kg - Yazdani (PD3 DNP) 92kg - Cox 97kg - Sadulaev (Snyder silver) 125kg- Petriashvili (Gwiz bronze)
  13. 1 point
    MedicineMan

    Jadidi wants to know

  14. 1 point
    gimpeltf

    Iowa ranked #1 by WIN magazine

    I assume they teach crop rotation there!
  15. 1 point
    Shiraz123

    Iran Wrestling News

    Thats one of those low probablity troll picks you make to look smart on the low chance it happens
  16. 1 point
    I think OP is looking for serious responses, not batsh#$ insane recommendations.
  17. 1 point
    Jaroslav Hasek

    Journalist Picks

    Cox is 3-0 against Karimi and Karimi is easily the 2nd best guy in the field. Overall pretty conservative picks, hard to argue against any of them. wonder if the ranking system helped. easier to know who the top contenders are? I feel like in the past there's always been a few real head-scratchers.
  18. 1 point
    message boards are inherently difficult places to foster quality discussions. the most inflammatory posts get the most engagement and visibility. I'd give twitter a shot, lots of good wrestling chatter on that platform.
  19. 1 point
    Katie

    Best anticipated matches in Nursultan

    JB beat Chamizo 6-5 @ 2018 BTS (in slippery conditions) Chamizo beat JB 10-10 @ 2018 Yasar Dogu. JB beat Chamizo 4-4 @ 2018 worlds. EDIT: JB beat Chamizo 9-2 @ 2019 Dan Kolov (Edit thanks to JH)
  20. 1 point
    dwkeller

    California's bid to overtake PSU

    You are right, Fresno State will be a drawing card for ultra talented athletes.
  21. 1 point
    Gasman1

    Suriano to redshirt

    He still has a regular redshirt available so either way, he can take the year off from the NCAA
  22. 1 point
    It's hard to see where we've got a path to the semi's outside of one or two significant upsets. I don't see Nowry or Stefanowicz winning their first matches. Bunker could get to the quarters and Mango joining him with an upset over Turkey isn't impossible to imagine. Mango getting BOTH upsets in the R16 and quarters will be a tall order and Bunker winning in the quarters would be a big upset. Hopefully I'm wrong on this!
  23. 1 point
    red blades

    Penn State schedule/no Scuffle

    I wonder if this has less to do with location and more about coaches wanting to limit some of the grind / wear and tear on wrestlers. If you look at PSU's scheduling in the past few years, that seems to be the case. I do know that both Koll and Brian Smith at Mizzou switched to South Beach duals instead of the Scuffle in part because they saw the latter as a big drain on the wrestlers right before the dual meet season starts in earnest.
  24. 1 point
    Housebuye

    Iowa ranked #1 by WIN magazine

    WIN rankings are always terrible
  25. 1 point
    Thanks for this man, hadnt been on in a few days. Solid project :) #cheers
  26. 1 point
    lu1979

    Iowa ranked #1 by WIN magazine

    Win always has a lot of omissions that leave you thinking that their rankers really aren't paying much attention. RBY was one of the most blatant. Some others: Mattin Mi is he RS? Myers VT has been widely reported to be dropping to 125 they have him @ 133. Also Paetzal Lehigh is dropping to 125 and should be ranked there. Duncan Ill @ 133? No mention of Gfeller despite reports that he is going 141 to replace Brock. No Prince Navy @ 149. I would be surprised to see Hayes still at 157 this year. McCormick Army should probably be ranked at165. Darmstadt should be ranked at 184 vs 197. J Holschlag No Iowa is a top 5 guy who was omitted at 197. T Lane Cal Poly @ 197 made the round of 12 at NCAAs lst year and should be ranked. i am sure there are a few oversights I missed but WINs rankings continue to be about the worst out there.
  27. 1 point
    I got down to the njdan testimonial and now I wait for the op to admit he is wrong.
  28. 1 point
    scribe

    Been a long time coming

    They all peel off a buck fifty annually?
  29. 1 point
    Fishbane

    California's bid to overtake PSU

    No the NCAA did not, but that is irrelevant. The question I replied to was asking about a player the NCAA was making millions off and didn’t specify anything about likeness. The NCAA makes billions off the television rights to march madness and use players images in advertising it. How much do you think a company wanting to use the image of the best player in college basketball in a TV advertisement would have to pay on the open market? Zion’s popularity translated into millions in free advertising for Duke and the ncaa’s march madness. Players like him put fans in the arenas, influence shoe buying decisions, and when a team goes on a deep post season run that’s increased revenue and advertising for the school. With advanced statistics a players contribution to the success of the season can be estimated and a value put on it. In a sport like basketball a star player can make a big contribution. Pro athletes use such metrics to negotiate their worth meanwhile a Heisman wining football player or Naismith winning basketball player who ostensibly the most valuable college player in their sport is compensated the same as any other scholarship athlete on the team and forbidden from making the market rate for their image or sports talent. The Ed O’Bannon case and others kind of put the kibosh on the NCAA and institutions outright selling a players image on t-shirts, to video game developers, and jerseys bearing their name.
  30. 1 point
    77again

    Schedule and Streaming

    EDT. Thanks Gimp! Qualifying rounds will be 1 am to 6 am EDT on most days.
  31. 1 point
    airmail

    FS Credentials at Worlds-All Weights

    Damn man! What a great post, good work!!
  32. 1 point
    Too much sugar. You know who you are LemonPie. Cinnabon. TBar.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    First off you should post this under the thread Willie posted 1-2 weeks ago named “Top 5” I believe. Could not agree more. I lurked for a long time before I started posting a few months ago. In my opinion the overall value of this forum is decimated by no more than 10 posters. BY FAR the worst are the total bully, smart-a*s, know it all keyboard warriors who seem to only be here so they can jump down the throats of well meaning strangers with no repercussions. Just so they can prove they know more or just feel good about themselves. The rest are much less damaging: spammers and overly sensitive fans of certain programs or wrestlers who turn everything into a perceived slight. There is a great community of well informed wrestling fans who are here for the right reasons, but as you said they seem to be increasingly drown out by a vocal minority of anonymous wanna-be bullies who ruin things for the rest. The 80/20 rule in business, where 20% of the people add 80% or the value, is true but in reverse and to an even bigger extreme: maybe 1-2% of the posters do 90% of the damage to this forum. In my opinion either the moderator needs to get more active in getting rid of the smarta*s bullies or they need to make it easier for everyone else to block or ignore certain posters (at least on the mobile version...which is the only way I post). There’s still a lot of value to this forum but it could be so much more. Not giving up yet but also don’t think I’d recommend to anyone else right now. Maybe that’ll change once the NCAA season kicks off and the hibernaters come back...then again maybe that’ll just make it worse.
  35. 1 point
    They walk around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, looks like mostly by Zilker Park.
  36. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    California's bid to overtake PSU

    Since you seem to be an expert on California, would you mind letting me know which state Fresno State is in? One of the only D1 programs to actually get restarted was in Cali. Meanwhile the entire SEC has no wrestling. Dropping wrestling programs is apolitical.
  37. 1 point
    gimpeltf

    Suriano to redshirt

    The way I read the Rutgers release is that he's red shirting to pursue Olympic hopes. Not necessarily an Olympic red shirt. And with the us open being before the start of the second semester it would allow a lot of the names mentioned a chance to get back on the mats by then if they see they're not in the range.
  38. 1 point
    No. No, wait, yes.
  39. 1 point
    SetonHallPirate

    Penn State schedule/no Scuffle

    Keep in mind that the minimum for the RPI was reduced back to 15 (from 17) for this coming season.
  40. 1 point
    Uguev vs Amiraslanov (57kg) Otoguru vs Rashidov (65kg) JB vs Sidakov (74kg) Yazdani vs Naifonov (86kg) Sad vs Snyder (97kg) Akgul vs Geno (125kg)
  41. 1 point
    77again

    Schedule and Streaming

    Those times are Kazak time. Subtract 10 hours for EST. Preliminary rounds will begin at 1am on east coast and run until 6am. Stock up on mountain dew.
  42. 1 point
    Any matchup between Rashidov, Aliyev, Khiche, Otoguro, Punia, and Navruzov Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    Blue Dragons

    Track Wrestling Charges

    I think that you should create your own company and really get things right for all of us.
  44. 1 point
    lu1979

    Iran Wrestling News

    Iran has a young guy that just won his 2nd Jr World title at 97 kg this year (92 kg in 18) named Abbas Foroutanrami. He was very dominant in both his Jr world triumphs - Has he competed on the senior level in Iran ? How do you think he could do against Shabani or any of the top guys internationally? I was very impressed watching him at the Jrs tournaments.
  45. 1 point
    Jon_Kozak

    FS Credentials at Worlds-All Weights

    Thought some of y'all would be interested in how I spend my free time. A lot of information to comb through so I'm sure there are some mistakes but this should serve as a good reference point once draws come out. Also shows depth of talent comparatively at each weight.
  46. 1 point
    I am interested to see how Pat Smith performs. Although Kamal Bey is still inexperienced at the senior level internationally, he is still a good win - despite being a hot-head lol. I don't think Smith with get a medal, but he should beat some of the weaker guys, before running into Georgians, Kazakhs and Russians etc. I think most of the USA has the same problem; beating weaker Greco countries before running into those who actually care for Greco.
  47. 1 point
    nhs67

    World Championships Entrants List.

    It is interesting seeing who is listed w/ our #1 guys. Question... IF, by chance one of our guys gets hurt, lets say the Zain Train...? Does that mean that our other guy that is there and listed(which would be Dariun Cruz) would be eligible to be our rep? Would we then be able to use Meredith(who is listed at 61kg) at that chance, or how does that work? I understand that this 'list' is likely just folks entered for their passes at this point, and UWW has the finalized roster list, but I'm just curious. I know a lot of things can be assumed, but there are things that can't be, too.
  48. 1 point
    Germany has his best greco team in a few years. I hope we can at least win 3 Medals. 57kg Fabian Schmitt won bronze at the European Games but due to a good draw he came into the match for bronze with 0-1. 60kg Etienne Kinsinger, well got nothing to say about him besides he is very solid. 67kg Frank Stäbler hopefully will win his 4th World Title and the Olympics afterwards. 72kg Michael Widmayer is a young guy, it's his first Worldchampionship but he has good results and trains very very much, with a good draw and a non Olympic weightclass he can win bronze. 77kg Roland Schwarz, also a young guy, son of famous Russian wrestler Islam Dugutschijew, he won second at Europeans and all of his matches were pretty awesome and solid besides of his final against Vlasow, but again he is only 22. 82kg Pascal Eisele, well Pascal won the Europeans in 2016 and bronce at world's in 2017, his last tournaments weren't the best we saw from him, but I think he still can win a medal. 87kg Denis Kudla, Kudla the only guy on the team with an Olympic medal, he won bronce in 2016 Rio and silver at world's 2017, this year at the Europeans he lost razor-sharp against Abbasov from Aze but fought against absolute beasts in the repechage like Dawit Tschakwetadse and Maksim Manukjan to win the bronce medal and I think he will win a medal again. 97kg Peter Öhler looked good at the grand prix of Germany and it seems he overcame his injuries and I'm a bit curious about him, he always seems like a medal threat but ends up injuring himself, like last year world's he injured his elbow against Venezuela and lost. 130kg Eduard Popp finally deserves a medal, he always ends up getting 5th place but a good draw like last year he won't get this year, but I hope he proves me wrong.
  49. 1 point
    andegre

    Rank the Rankers - 2019

    Thanks again Ching! One thing that we/WrestleStat would also like to point out, if you exclude 285, WrestleStat was #1. (I know, picking data to fulfill my argument....). Pretty cool to see though, that all of the work myself and my algorithm guy did this offseason paid off in a BIG way. (Last year we scored around 515 if I recall). Thanks algorithm guy ;) Scratch that, leaving out 285 OR 157 and WrestleStat wins... :) edit 2: my “algorithm guy” wants his name changed to: “Oregon State Alum who doesn't do social media”, so thank you, “Oregon State Alum who doesn't do social media”
  50. 0 points
    irani

    Iran Wrestling News

    If someone said can you design a bad draw for these guys, I don't think I could come up with anything worse.
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