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    klehner

    USA FSs Most likely to win Gold in Oslo

    Yianni has competed internationally at two World Cadet championships, the Yasar Dogu, the Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial, the Poland Open (2021), the 2020 Pan Ams, and the 2021 Henri Deglane. He has lost one match total in those seven tournaments (the Poland Open, which he won anyway).
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    sisi

    Yianni’s defense - new approach?

    Great points by all of you. Great thread so far. Yeah , I think now with the D, it is a great improvement for Yianni, good to see his progress and improvement. And like they say , styles make matches. Something else added to his toolbox. Should he need the gumby flexibility, it is there, should he need the leg D, it is there. I think he will adapt it accordingly to whomever he is wrestling.
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    lu1979

    USA FSs Most likely to win Gold in Oslo

    Which of the USA's FS team are most likely to win Gold in Oslo? I am going with my order with comments below. 1 - K Dake 74 kg - Dake's weight will be a bit light of top end talent with Siddakov sitting, the Belarussian and Bekzod moving up to 79 - I have not heard whether or not Chamizo intends to go. 2 - D Taylor - I think he will win again but with Yazdani he has a guy who is close in talent. 3 - J Cox - I think he wins but he has to bring his A game - also the Iranian will be hungry. 4 - JB - Can he add one more Gold to equal John Smith's total - I hope so. 5 - Yianni D - I know he is a rookie but I think he has a real shot - Like Dake (even more so @ 65kg) his weight is missing a lot of the top tier talent. 6 - T Gilman - If he is wrestling like he did in Tokyo I like his chances - still 57kg is always tough with lots of high level talent. 7 - J Green - This may be the year he gets it done. 8 - K Snyder - It would require a major upset of the great Sadulaev - but it is not like he has never done it before:) 9 - D Fix - Russian, Georgian and other top guys in weight. 10 - Gwiz - With Taha, Geno, and Zare in the field as well as other guys he has lost to in the past Gwiz will need multiple upsets to get gold.
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    Of course Mongo was a Hawkeye - that dialogue was all ad-libbed
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    bnwtwg

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    icky? BAD sticky icky? GOOD
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    Husker_Du

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    our WFS hwt popped one year (i think for pot). i don't recall if it was Ali Bernard or if Ali Bernard ended up taking the spot.
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    bnwtwg

    USA FSs Most likely to win Gold in Oslo

    All I See Is Gold Tier 1) 86 Taylor - 3-0 against the best competitor, but the gap is still a fraction apart between the two. I really like JB and Cox more but DT is the king of the mountain until proven otherwise. 2) 79 JB - What elite competition shows up? Currently this appears to be JB's weight to lose. I like angry JB he's always more fun. 4) 74 Dake - Appears to be the US #1 vs possibly Zhamalov (Russia #2 and global top 5 or better). Hope they don't meet until the finals, and I hope that Dake doesn’t run into a land mine again. 5) 92 Cox - Mortal lock? No. Would I be willing to put down a significant money at -110 odds that J'Den takes out the field? You betcha. Does the world's P4P show up? Tier 3) or 6) 97 Snyder - Does Sadulaev show up? If yes, then unfortunately I give Snyder a minmal chance (though still better than anyone below this spot). Not a knock on him that he went from being the P4P champ to being in the finals 3x and counting against the P4P champ. Just tough and will always root for a guy who does things the right way and has an amazing attitude. If no Sad, then the competition pool is very shallow. No Sad = disappointment if no gold. Probably not a chance but better than the group below Tier 6) 57 Gilman - Was Tokyo the best version of Gilman that we ever see? How is the foot injury and training progressing? Did everyone look good against Uguev before they came up short? 7) 65 Yianni - Would I be surprised by gold? Nope. He has proven international results. Would I be surprised by a DNP? Nope. It's 65 for crying out loud! Even if every Olympic medalist shows up there may be 4 new people on the podium. Going to need a miracle run Tier 8) 61 Fix - Anything less than a perfect draw with tomato cans to tech off the mat and conserve energy going into finals will prove fruitless. A medal is certainly within reach, but this post is about gold. 9) 70 Green - Father Time is still undefeated. Do I think Greezy can medal? Absolutely! Do I think he can win gold now when he couldn't in his prime? Not really. 10) 125 Gwiz Will Geno, Akgul, or Zare show up? What about Deng? What about "dang, at least we got gold a few months ago."
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    BAC

    USA FSs Most likely to win Gold in Oslo

    Agree. And I may have sounded down on Yianni, but I'm actually really excited to see how he fares on the senior level. There's the school of thought that his main weaknesses are on techniques/approaches that are mainly used by Americans (see Lee v Yianni) but that he matches up well internationally, and he does have a couple senior level matches and those Cadet-level golds to support that take. I'm just a bit worn down on getting all excited very year about our 65kg guy only to see him go 0-1, yet again.
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    BAC

    USA FSs Most likely to win Gold in Oslo

    It may be a minority view, but I think Snyder has a decent -- maybe 30% -- chance of knocking off Sadulaev. It was really just one mistake he made at the Olympics (twice) -- over-extending himself on an ankle pick on a guy who know how to exploit it. Snyder is in better shape. I think Snyder can still do what he did in 2017: keep it close by not making any dumb mistakes but keep the pressure on, only take shots where he stays positionally sound (e.g. his high crotch, or high double), and turn on the gas in the last 90 seconds, where Sadulaev's defense starts to crack a bit.
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    Just pointing out the OP's list was best chances to win, not to medal. Don't know if that changes your thinking any.
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    Mphillips

    Nickel MMA

    Pointing out someone's mistakes even when we know is also a, "reflection of our society."
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    ionel

    Evening Gents

    Yes :)
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    VakAttack

    Starocci

    Re: Pletcher, possibly. I personally just felt like there was a jump in his finishing to go along with increased attack rate. That could be purely thanks to the weight jump, true. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    bnwtwg

    Nickel MMA

    Is this Nickel fella cousins with Gable Stevenson?
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    VakAttack

    Starocci

    Again, that's not how lines work. In that scenario, you are wrong. Lines aren't a "who's closer?" proposition. It's a "who's right" proposition. You are now trying to claim a win for your "heavy favorite" argument if Starocci wins by a last second takedown, or, you know, a takedown in overtime. Incredible.
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    headshuck

    Nickel MMA

    I might watch just to see the Bo helping hand.
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    AHamilton

    Evening Gents

    It was a tough day yesterday!
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    VakAttack

    Starocci

    There's no "midpoint." If you say the spread is 2.5, you're right if Starocci wins by 3 or more. You can't be like "I think Starocci is a 2.5 point favorite, but I also win if he wins by 2 points." This is how lines work.
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    lu_alum

    Nickel MMA

    Why?... just to see him take a dive against Taylor?
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    Right. That's what I thought I remembered. MSU had Berger listed as one of Kaleb's marquee wins. I was wondering if I missed a result
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    NJDan

    Ohio State loses Dlagnev to Nebraska

    Why? Isn't a world champ who is also 4X NCAA champ a good guy to lead an RTC?
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    Husker_Du

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    guys, i'm not trying to be vague. lol. i assumed it was abundantly clear (or easily ascertainable) that i'm saying that anyone who holds a lifelong grudge against someone who made a bad decision is less than magnanimous. i'd expect more in this otherwise ever-forgiving culture we now live in. i also pray for you two who couldn't figure this out.
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    Husker_Du

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    oh. you're super judgemental p*ssi*s sorry i thought that wouldn't be difficult to deduce
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    This happens all the time on these forums. You see it with greco supporters a lot trying to convince everyone that their style is the superior style of wrestling.
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    flyingcement

    NIL Issues in Happy Valley?

    Oh come on now - I posted a rumor from another message board. Don't you believe in science?
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    Housebuye

    NIL Issues in Happy Valley?

    Let’s not make this a political thread please. Happy to talk about it elsewhere.
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    Housebuye

    NIL Issues in Happy Valley?

    Based on people arguing about it in this thread and how fired up you are about it, clearly it is controversial.
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    spladle08

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    @denger the "change your name" penalty, for Russia needs to have a documentary... It was an absolutely absurd punishment.
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    Mphillips

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    I'll be rooting for every American. Even the ones wrestling for San Marino...
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    GockeS

    Daton Fix, first since when?

    this is crazy years of doping/cheating... russia gets slap, and no one bats an eye ppl who test positive for virus not allowed to compete north koreans are banned from winter b/c they didn't go to summer b/c of virus now we think fix should be banned for one test?
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    And to think, Vito beat Fix last time they wrestled!
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    Coulda just said who gets third.
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    Bro you are 6 months late with this…Ryan announced after ncaas that Ohio state guys would be focusing on folk only in the future bc they aren’t good enough to be worrying about free, so when they decided this Tervel took the job in Nebraska
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