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  1. 3 points
    spladle08

    Suriano to PSU

    Fair, but I mean it takes a whole lot of coordination to kiss a room full of 22 and under kids and literally nobody tell. There's gotta be a pudding eatin Georgia 3x'er that'll never wrestle a match somewhere in the room, ready to reach out to the first person that'll listen.
  2. 2 points
    From UWW: "I really wanted to win in Oslo, because five-time world champion sounds better than four-time champion." "Years of work pays off and thank God I won again. I always have tough matches with Snyder. I could barely get off the mat at the Olympics, today I was tired at the end, but everything went well." "In Tokyo, I immediately began to attack, but here in the first period I decided to see what he would do. I understood his tactics, and in the second period I did not let him take the lead." "I don't have any special tactic for the matches against Snyder. I know he is trying to wear me out. So I was trying to make him wrestle my way and not let him set his own rules. In the end, I noticed that he got more worn out than me." "Personally, I think [Snyder] was better prepared physically and mentally at the Olympics. I was more tired there. It was easier to win [for me] here." ___ Nothing too shocking, although I found the last sentence interesting. I expected Sadulaev might point to his knee injury as a reason for the closer match in Tokyo, but he pointed to Snyder being better prepared for that match instead.
  3. 2 points
    I have compared 2 time periods - 1960-1991 with 1993-2021 to estimate the impacts on medal counts for the former Soviet Union and Soviet bloc countries before and after the soviet union breakup. It is an excel workbook with 2 pages and would print on 4 printed pages. If you can't get excel and would like to look at, email me and I will paste it into Word or something else (timjoemcc@gmail.com). The information is shown by country for both time frames with total medal count and gold medal count. I found it pretty interesting to do but I am a nerd number type guy - not for everyone I know. The several key messages are: * The Soviet Union won 26% of all medals and 46% of gold medals in the 32 year period from 1960-1991. The former Soviet Union won 47% of all medals and 53% of gold medals in the 29 year period from 1993-2021. Russia performed much better in acquiring gold medals than did the other 10 countries in the former FSU that won wrestling medals. * The USA won 13% of all medals and 13% of gold medals in the 1960-1991 time frame. The Soviet Union won 113 more medals than the US and 100 of them were gold during this period. The USA won 11% of all medals and 16% of gold medals in the 1993-2021. The US medal count dropped overall but the % of gold medals increased. The US had 45 fewer gold medals than Russia and 85 fewer than FSU. * As everyone knew, the breakup of the Soviet Union led to the FSU countries dramatically increasing their total and gold medal counts. * I compared the Soviet Bloc countries to see what happened to them (Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia). Their total medal count went from 26% of all medals down to 6% after the Soviet breakup and the gold medal count went from 9% of all gold to 4% of all gold. So the change was dramatic and the opposite of the countries in the FSU. I had not realized this impact and don't know why it happened (eg. maybe the Soviet Union subsidized wrestling in these countries and the money dried up?, or ???). * The combination of the Soviet Union + Soviet Bloc won 51% of total medals and 55% of gold medals before the Soviet breakup and 52% of all medals and 57% of gold medals after the breakup. So the breakup of the Soviet Union made it harder for a non Soviet related someone to win a medal but not nearly as dramatic as when you look at the FSU numbers alone. * One other detail, the average number of weight classes was 9.4 for the 1960-1991 period and 8.0 for the 1993-2021 period. So the wrestling talent was more concentrated in the fewer weight classes in the post Soviet break up era (same number of wrestlers in ~85% of the weight classes). * Wrestling medals increased for Cuba, India, and Iran after the Soviet break up (as measured by % of total medals won). Turkey remained constant. Every other significant wrestling country had their overall medal count drop after the Soviet break up - including the US which went from 13% to 11% of the total medal count as mentioned previously. Japan had the biggest drop - they went from 9% of all medals to 3% of all medals.Soviet Breakup Info.xlsx I can send anyone a list of all the wrestlers names, medals, weights, countries that I used if you want the next level of detail. Just email me if you are a glutton for data.
  4. 2 points
    So everything will be fine as long as the temp doesn't dip into the 20s and there's snow. At that point Texas pretty much devolves into Lord of the Flies.
  5. 2 points
    My son surprised me and bought tickets. We'll be there!
  6. 2 points
    Fletcher

    Sanderson: the artist

    These days, all he does is lock himself in his studio for hours on end and creates the same art over and over..... nudes of Bubba Jenkins. Sometimes it's paintings, sometimes sculptures, but it's always Bubba and he's always nude. I hope this answers your question.
  7. 1 point
    Somehow the attachment didn't make it the first time? Soviet Breakup Info.xlsx
  8. 1 point
    jackwebster

    Is JB now the American GOAT?

    Re Reinoso loss: Smith (and Cowboys in general, I think) didn't put as much emphasis on total domination as, say, the Brands, e.g. in the 91 US Open Smith opened up a huge lead on a young Tom Brands, but once the score was out of reach he gave up a few takedowns without any attempt to counter. Smith's defence was as good as his offense, but he didn't seem all that interested in the shut out. In contrast, Terry Brands lost Olympic gold bc he refused to concede an imminent takedown and gave up a feet-to-back as a result. Reinoso was always a tough match for Smith, but that match was more-or-less meaningless . . . Like when NFL teams rest their starters after cliching play-off berths.
  9. 1 point
    ShakaAloha

    "Lee's knees"

    If he wrestles at 125, Vito Arujau should be included as someone who is a threat to Spencer
  10. 1 point
    lu1979

    Is JB now the American GOAT?

    It is pretty hard to compare the old pool/black mark systems to the straightforward bracket they use today. In theory when using the bracket each round is suppose to get progressively harder as the easier competition is eliminated. Without good seeding this isn't always the case (see DT's 2018 WC). Still it is hard to say the 6 matches won in earlier RR years were harder than the 4 in a processive bracket.
  11. 1 point
    wrestlingnerd

    JB and Cox post Oslo

    Most of you guys are selling Zahid short. Nobody said he’d beat DT for sure. But to suggest he doesn’t have ant chance is crazy. I agree it’s not a favorable matchup for Zahid, and I agree he parties too much. But in 2024, DT will be three years older and Zahid will be a full-sized 86 kegger. He has a shot.
  12. 1 point
    MagnetBack

    Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds

    Sadulaev is a great champion. Humble off the mat.
  13. 1 point
    No one wants to see this. Snyder would get worked by Zare. I'm not sure if Snyder can beat Ghasempour. These fantasy matches with guys wrestling outside their weight are silly. It would be an amazing dual if both countries bring their #1's in each weight. Let's not make this more complicated than it needs to be.
  14. 1 point
    I live in Killeen aka Ft. Hood, near the Army base. So 3-3.5 hours south of DFW give or take. I grew up in St. Charles, graduated in 2001 from Howell Central.
  15. 1 point
    lu1979

    JB and Cox post Oslo

    How is Zahid tier 3? He is definitely better than Myles Amine - he just beat him recently. DT & Yazdani are tier 1 - I would say Zahid is in tier 2 with Saifanov and a couple of other Russians.
  16. 1 point
    spladle08

    JB and Cox post Oslo

    Love the take and very reasonable. However, when the question a few months back was "Where is Zahid in this 79kg mix?" and the answer was, "He realized he has to get the correct body for 86kg so he's not wasting time cutting back down". Part of that (for me) was the gas tank. Admittedly I don't expect DT to lose, but...... You get a guy with a ton of effective offense from neutral, who is more than familiar with the scrambly American Folkstyle positions DT can create.... Like Yaz, the main path to victory I see for DT is "Get him tired". I just see Zahid coming in so ready for war.... and in a best 2 of 3 I would wager money he wins one.
  17. 1 point
    AnklePicker

    Is JB now the American GOAT?

    There are huge JV tournaments. The number is not important, it’s the level of competition. That’s why Burroughs’ titles are so impressive. A ton of super hard matches.
  18. 1 point
    You may not be aware. Coach Streb is making a comeback. He's going to coach CBC this year.
  19. 1 point
    mspart

    Sadulaev Interview Post Worlds

    Stand up guy perhaps. mspart
  20. 1 point
    2050

    Paulson over Gentry

    Have you ever seen this bout?
  21. 1 point
    lurk_nowitzki

    Can't believe no mention of KJ

    In my opinion KJ is simply not the big-picture CEO type that is required to run a national program at a high level. That's very different than being an assistant to one of the best CEO's in college wrestling in Sean Bormet though. I think he will excel in this role and be an absolute beast for them on the recruiting trail.
  22. 1 point
    Where in Texas and where are you from in Mo? My family and I moved to DFW area in 91 from St Louis. My son wrestled for Rocky Streb at Oakville.
  23. 1 point
    Mphillips

    Suriano to PSU

    CBUS has a spot at 133...
  24. 1 point
    How do you goat-o-phize about the relative goatness of Fadz, Saitiev, and Sad? I want to say that Sad is a tank and a god of pressure and position. But, Fadz was too, no? Dude could turn shallow single into a 5-point back arch. I want to say that Saitiev is quicksilver fluid. But, doesn't Sad's cartwheel from the whizzer show an equally deep arsenal and isn't it equally slick?
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