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  1. 8 points
    Instead of other threads getting hi-jacked all the time, why don't we just keep the discussion in one thread. I think Flo wrestling is good for wrestling. The first thing that is always up for debate here is whether or not flowrestling helps grow the sport. It does. Why? Consistency and accessibility. When I was growing up there was one way to watch wrestling. Iowa Public Television had a handful of Iowa matches every year. That was about it. There would be the occasional National duals match or National Finals, but not much else. Now I can watch every Big10 match and a handful of other programs live or days/months/years after the event. This is unprecedented for wrestling. I would never have dreamed 20 years ago that I would have this much access to wrestling. Not only that, but I have wrestling podcasts, news, recruiting, storylines produced daily whether is is written articles or in podcast form. It has allowed me to go beyond being a casual fan. I have yet to find another website that compares with the consistency or mass of content produced. Now could ESPN take over those matches? Absolutely they could and it would probably be cheaper too, but lets assume they were ever even interested, the moment that there was a conflict with ESPN's larger goals, wrestling would take a back seat. I don't see wrestling taking a back seat at flo and I am willing to pay so I don't have to deal with that threat. I don't see why anyone has a problem with the payment model. 1. its actually affordable. 2. it makes sense to charge more monthly than annually. 3. There is enough demand to ask for as much as they do. It is the right to determine that cost, and I don't really see how that has hurt interest in the sport. Even without a flo account, I still have more access to wrestling content than I did 15 years ago.
  2. 6 points
    Hey guys, Here is a podcast I recorded with Coach Brands two weeks ago. He drops a ton of stories on Gable, the Steiners and his run at Iowa, but two of the most interesting were: Brands talking about his respect for John Smith and Brands' rivalry with Alan Fried. Here is the link to listen. Ryan Warner Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
  3. 6 points
    Katie

    74 kg discussion

    Gomez (1x medalist) and Bezkod (2x medalist) will have the most heroic road to the finals. Pigtail- Eachother R32- old man Garzon (4x medalist) R16- Demirtas (2x medalist) Quarters- Burroughs (5x champ) Semis- Sidakov (reigning champ) Finals- Chamizo (2x champ) That's just ridiculous.
  4. 5 points
    This guy must be freebasing Fox News
  5. 5 points
    Jon_Kozak

    Perspective on Worlds

    I know my expectations were higher for USA at Worlds this year. However, this was the 4th best finish for the team since 2008. USA freestyle wrestling is better from 2015-2019 than they were 2008-2014. Russia had a better than average performance. In 2010 they had all 7 wrestlers medal (4 Golds, 2 silvers, 1 Bronze)...that might be the only better year since 2008. However I think 5 Golds, 1 Silver, and 3 Bronze (with 1 DNP from a backup) this year is a little more impressive. Iran also had a slightly better performance this year than 17 and 18. What they accomplished this year - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze is more indicative of where they've been historically. Much more detail on my research via the link below-if you're into that stuff... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NImcKBCtXYITUVjq35uxACRaVRQ5VyE0RgslDK1FmKY/edit?usp=sharing
  6. 5 points
    I'm copying this post I made on the other thread because I'm shocked at the lack of understanding on display about the Fix / Takahashi match. You don't seem to understand what passivity is in freestyle wrestling. The ref put Fix on the shot clock because he was passive, backing away from Takahashi's offensive setups. Folkstyle folks be like, "Only leg shots are offense." Watch that match again and realize what I'm sure the USA coaches have now realized, which is that wrestlers who want to pull out of a Russian tie or a two-on-one had better find a way to do so without backing or running away. Takahashi works his offense off of a few different two-on-one arm ties. 30 seconds into the match, Takahashi, standing on the center spot of the mat, reaches for the two-on-one twice. Fix backs and then runs away to the outer part of the circle and the official uses his blue hand to make the "move forward and engage" signal. Fix continues to try to escape Takahashi's throw-by set up, a two-on-one on Fix's left arm, and it's clear that ref is going to warn him (5:18). Fix's mistake is that he isn't clearing the two-on-one and transitioning into his own offense. He's moving back into outer space. Imagine a wrestler who works his offense off a collar tie, and every time he locks another wrestler up with a collar tie, that wrestler clears it and backs up instead of looking to attack. Imagine a guy who shoots from space, and instead of re-attacking and generating offense, the other guy keeps backing away. This is essentially what Fix is doing in this match; he's backing away from Takehashi's offensive setups. Watch the whistle start after the first passive warning. Fix starts in a very forward position, over the center of the mat, but as soon as Takahashi goes for the two-on-one, he circles into the orange outer band. The ref immediately puts his blue hand up and encourages him to engage. Do you not understand that this is passivity? Takahashi continues to go for the two-on-one tie on Fix's left arm, and Fix continues to back away, and it's no surprise that the ref puts him on the 30 second clock at 4:31. Watch the entire match with positioning in mind. Takahashi works the middle of the mat the whole time. After the first shot clock point, Fix ties up in a collar tie and makes some effective fakes, causing Takahashi to back away. The ref immediately lifts the red hand and warns Takehashi for passivity. The ref does a good job in this low scoring match of encouraging action. It's a disappointment that a wrestler with the dynamism of Daton Fix was unable to create more action. The takedown and ensuing flurries of action at the beginning of the second period were good signs, and Fix should have continued. When he creates action, he scores more that his opponent. Again, Takehashi continues moving forward, looking for the Russian tie on the left arm. Fix never turns it into HIS offense. At one point he uses his left arm to overhook, a great tactic, as Takehashi doesn't seem able to create action. The ref blows it dead quickly, as noone is attacking. Lessons were learned from this match. Daton will be better prepared for his next meeting with Takehashi.
  7. 4 points
    jeffrideal

    Freestyle Day 3 Thread

    Graff is pulled back in.
  8. 4 points
    Im cheering for team Michigan
  9. 3 points
    cjc007

    Snyder to NLWC.

    Maybe if he really wants to win he will convert to Islam. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  10. 3 points
    IronChef

    Zadick as new coach

    Cant really speak to any of this, but getting fired by ISU seems to be a good path to getting hired by USA Wrestling these days.
  11. 3 points
    Show_Me

    Missouri Questions??

    Crawford to Mizzou !
  12. 3 points
    Big prize money
  13. 3 points
    Katie

    Next year USA 74kg Olympic Trials

    I thought they were giving medalists from non-Olympic weights byes to the semis. But I could be wrong.
  14. 3 points
    spladle08

    Freestyle Day 3 Thread

    Or is it god boosting Sharifov to new heights.... ? Or is it god providing Snyder an opportunity to hang them up to pursue other endeavours. Which interpretation is correct, the wheel of "apply Gods will to where I prefer"
  15. 3 points
    wrestfan

    Greco Day 3...Coon, Smith, Hafizov

    lol you guys expect them to hand all gold medals to Russia. don't you ? sometimes you have to score yourself. another passivity parterre ? you really should improve your knowledge about wrestling rules before complaining !! per rules. only 2 passivity parterre is possible for a match. no parterre for the 3rd passivity caution. and they only award it in case of 1-1 score. Surkov simply walked into the final with the dream draw he had. Borrero survived a brutal draw beating so many tough guys including Staebler and Ryu Han-su.
  16. 3 points
    50KG - 28 Entries, 8 World/Olympic Medalists. 3 World/Olympic Champs Ankicheva (KAZ) - Junior Silver 16 Islamova (KAZ) - World 5 2015, Asian Bronze 19 Ciricu-Budeanu (MDA) - Junior Champ 13 Conder (USA) - Junior Champ 07 Demirhan (TUR) - World Bronze 17 Irie (JPN) - Junior Champ 12, University Champ 12, Asian Champ 19 Kagata (JPN) - World Champ 17 Kim (PRK) - World Bronze 17 Livach (UKR) - World Bronze 18 Matkowska (POL) - This will be her 14th World/Olympics. World Bronze 06, World Silver 14 Petersson (SWE) - Junior Bronze 13 Poleshchuk (RUS) - U23 Bronze 17, Russian Nationals Silver 19 Riesterer (GER) - Junior Silver 18 Selishka Georgieva (BUL) - Junior Bronze 16, Euro Silver 19 Stadnik (AZE) - World Champ 09, World Silver 11, 15, 18, Olympic Silver 12, 16, World Bronze 14, Olympic Bronze 08 Stankevich (BLR) - Junior Bronze 15, Euro Bronze 19 Sun (CHN) - World Champ 13, World Silver 12, Olympic Bronze 16, World Bronze 18 Tsogtochir (MGL) - U23 Bronze 18 Vuc (ROU) - World Silver 17 53KG - 31 Entries, 14 World Medalists. 3 World Champs Akhmetova Amanzhol (KAZ) - World 5th 07, 10, 12, Olympic 5th 08 Eshimova (KAZ) - World Silver 08, World Bronze 11 Arguello Villegas (VEN) - Olympic 5th 16 Blaszka (NED) - World Bronze 15 Denes (HUN) - Junior Silver 14, Junior Bronze 12, 13 Erdenechimeg (MGL) - World Silver 13 Hemmer (GER) - Junior Bronze 11, Euro Games Bronze 19 Hildebrandt (USA) - World Silver 18 Kaladzinskaya (BLR) - World Champ 12, 17 Keunimyaeva (UZB) - Junior Silver 18, Asian Bronze 19 Khavaldzhy Blahinya (UKR) - World Bronze 08 Mattsson (SWE) - World Champ 09, World Silver 11, 13, 14, 15, World Bronze 10, Olympic Bronze 16 Montero Herrera (CUB) - World Silver 17, World Bronze 18 Mukaida (JPN) - World Champ 16, 18, World Silver 17 Nasirova (AZE) - Junior Champ 15 Nikolova (BUL) - World Bronze 15 Orshush (RUS) - Junior Silver 13, Euro Champ 19 Pak (PRK) - World 5th 17, Asian Champ 18, 19 Pang (CHN) - World Bronze 18 Prevolaraki (GRE) - World Bronze 12, 17 Weicker (CAN) - World Bronze 18 Yetgil (TUR) - Junior Bronze 17 Zasina (POL) - World Bronze 17 55KG - 18 Entries, 0 World/Olympic Medalists. 0 World/Olympic Champs Ana (ROU) - U23 Bronze 18 Husyak (UKR) - University Champ 12, World 5th 13 Irie (JPN) - Junior Champ 15 Khoroshavtseva (RUS) - Junior Bronze 13 Lukasiak (POL) - University Silver 16 Nadirova (KGZ) - University Bronze 16 Sedneva (KAZ) - Junior Bronze 15, Junior Silver 16 Wendle (GER) - University Silver 18 Winchester (USA) - World 5th 18, University Bronze 14 57KG - 31 Entries, 7 World/Olympic Medalists. 2 World/Olympic Champs Adekuoroye (NGR) - World Bronze 15, World Silver 17 Antes Castillo (ECU) - Pan Am Games Champ 19, World 5th 14 Barka (HUN) - World Bronze 13, 16, 18 Brugger (GER) - U23 Bronze 18, Junior Bronze 16 Bullen (NOR) - U23 Champ 18, Junior Bronze 17 Burkert (USA) - Pan Am Games Silver 19 Carieri (ITA) - Junior Bronze 15 Chykhradze Khariv (UKR) - World Bronze 14 Kawai (JPN) - World Champ 17, 18. Olympic Champ 16, World Silver 15 Kurachkina (BLR) - World Bronze 17 Lindborg (SWE) - Junior Bronze 18 Nichita (MDA) - Junior Champ 18, Junior Silver 17, 19. Euro Games and Championships Bronze 19 Rong (CHN) - World Champ 18 Simonyan (RUS) - U23 5th 2018, Russian Nationals Silver 2019 Yesilirmak (TUR) - World Silver 18, World Bronze 14, 15 59 KG - 18 Entries, 5 World/Olympic Medalists. 1 World/Olympic Champ Baatarjav (MGL) - World Bronze 18 Dhanda (IND) - World Bronze 18 Hanchar-Yanushkevich (BLR) - World 5th 15, 16 Inagaki (JPN) - Junior Champ 19, Asian Senior Champ 19 Lysak (UKR) - Junior Silver 16 Morais (CAN) - World Bronze 16 Omelchenko (AZE) - U23 Bronze 16 Ovcharova (RUS) - Junior Champ 14, 15 Pei (CHN) - World Champ 16, World Bronze 18 Ragan (USA) - World Silver 16, 17 Zhydachevska (ROU) - World 5th 18 62KG - 36 Entries, 8 World/Olympic Medalists. 3 World/Olympic Champs Amri (TUN) - Olympic Bronze 16, World Silver 17 Campagna (ITA) - Junior Bronze 18, Euro Silver 19 Cherdivara-Esanu (MDA) - Junior Silver 11 Enkhbat (MGL) - U23 Bronze 17, 18 Esenbaeva (UZB) - Junior Silver 18, Asian Bronze 19 Godinez Gonzalez (CAN) - Junior Bronze 19 Johansson (SWE) - World Bronze 10 Kawai (JPN) - World Silver 18 Kuznetsova (RUS) - U23 Bronze 18 Miracle (USA) - Junior Bronze 14, 16, Pan Am Champ 19 Niemesch (GER) - Junior Silver 14, World 5th 17, U23 Bronze 18 Renteria Castillo (COL) - World Bronze 17 Sastin (HUN) - World Champ 13, World Silver 05, 11, World Bronze 09 Tkach (UKR) - World Champ 14, World Silver 17 World Bronze 15, 18 Tynybekova (KGZ) - World Bronze 17 Yusein (BUL) - World Champ 18, World Silver 12, 13, World Bronze 14, 15 65KG - 17 Entries, 1 World/Olympic Medalist. O World/Olympic Champs Brouillette (CAN) - University Bronze 16, Pan Am Silver 19 Koliadenko (UKR) - Junior Bronze 18, U23 Bronze 18 Manolova (AZE) - U23 Silver 18, Junior Bronze 15, 16 Mattsson (SWE) - World Bronze 10, 17 Molinari (USA) - World 5th 18, Pan Am Champ 18 Navjot (IND) - Junior Bronze 09, World 5th 12 Ruike (JPN) - Cadet Champ 17, Junior Asian Champ 18, Asian Silver 19 Sleisz (HUN) - University Silver 16, University Bronze 12 Trazhukova (RUS) - University Silver 10, 12, Olympic 5th 16 Wang (CHN) - U23 Bronze 18 Yaneva (BUL) - Junior Silver 17 68KG - 32 Entries, 13 World/Olympic Medalists. 3 World/Olympic Champs Caneva (ITA) - Junior Silver 14, Junior Bronze 13 Domikaityte (LTU) - Junior Bronze 14, U23 Bronze 17 Dosho (JPN) - Olympic Champ 16, World Champ 17, World Silver 14, World Bronze 13, 15 Fransson (SWE) - World Champ 12, Olympic Bronze 16 Grigorjeva (LAT) - World Bronze 14, 17 Hanzlickova (CZE) - U23 Bronze 17 Lappage (CAN) - World Silver 18, World Bronze 12 Larionova (KAZ) - Olympic Bronze 16, World Bronze 13 Larroque (FRA) - World Silver 18, World Bronze 17 Mamashuk (BLR) - Olympic Silver 16 Mensah (USA) - World Bronze 18 Netreba (AZE) - World Bronze 18 Sanchez Rodriguez (CUB) - U23 Champ 18, U23 Bronze 17, Junior Silver 17 Soronzonbold (MGL) - World Champ 10, 15, World Silver 13, Olympic Bronze 12 Tosun (TUR) - World Bronze 18 Velieva (RUS) - Junior Champ 17, 18, Junior Bronze 19, U23 Bronze 18 Wieszczek-Kordus (POL) - Olympic Bronze 08 Zhou (CHN) - World Silver 15, World Bronze 18 72KG - 12 Entries, 2 World/Olympic Medalist. 2 World/Olympic Champ Anghel (ROU) - Junior Bronze 17, U23 Silver 18 Bakbergenova (KAZ) - U23 Bronze 18 Berezhna (UKR) - World Champ 13 Francis (USA) - Junior Bronze 14 Furuichi (JPN) - Junior Champ 14, 15, 16 Paliha (CHN) - U23 Champ 18, World 5th 17 Vorobieva (RUS) - Olympic Champ 12, Olympic Silver 16, World Champ 15, World Bronze 14, World Silver 13 76 KG - 33 Entries, 14 World/Olympic Medalists. 4 World/Olympic Champs Adar (TUR) - World Champ 17, World Silver 18 Bukina (RUS) - Olympic Bronze 16, World Silver 11, World Bronze 10 Chang (TPE) - Junior Silver 19, Junior Bronze 17 da Silva Ferreira (BRA) - World Silver 14 Gray (USA) - World Champ 12, 14, 15, 18 World Bronze 11, 13 Kuenz (AUT) - World Bronze 18 Mae (EST) - World Bronze 15 Marin Potrille (CUB) - Junior Champ 19 Marzaliuk (BLR) - World Silver 17, World Bronze 11, 15 Medet Kyzy (KGZ) - Junior Champ 17 Minagawa Suzuki (JPN) - World Bronze 17, 18 Ochirbat (MGL) - World Silver 09, World Bronze 13, 14 Palinska (POL) - Junior Bronze 12 Rotter Focken (GER) - World Champ, 14World Silver 17, World Bronze 15 Saenko (MDA) - World Bronze 05 Syzdykova (KAZ) - Olympic Bronze 16 Wiebe (CAN) - Olympic Champ 16, World Bronze 18 Zhou (CHN) - World Silver 15, World Bronze 14
  17. 3 points
    This forum is pretty tame. I actually wish there were less restrictions like it used to be. The board is not designed purely for wrestling information. There is a level of entertainment posts that you cant find in other places. Lets not take that away because you find some posts crude.
  18. 2 points
    KTG119

    1981 NCAA Wrestling Champions

    first SI article I ever read about wrestling https://www.si.com/vault/1981/03/23/825484/lookalikes-do-alike-the-mighty-banach-twins-captured-individual-titles-as-lowa-took-yet-another-ncaa-championship-its-sixth-in-seven-years
  19. 2 points
    Gents when Tommy figured out talent wins even when it dont work reel hard and there arnt no future in being no developmental program he hit the road and started picking up some gents what was on the market run off or flunked out or otherwise on waivers hombres like Downey Lugo Teasedale Desanto and such now some gents say thats a stroke of genius and others say its like buying a used car you just bought yourself a whole lot of trouble Kale aint gonna buy a bus ticket for some gent what aint pissed his last drop and being one of Kales close personal friends I gotta agree hes a reel ***hole when it comes in between him and winning he took my old friend Andy Long on board and maybe he learnt his lessons or otherwise just wanted to win gents got him his first title some would argue a national titles worth rolling the dice and some of them same gents would argue thats what Tommys doing stacking his whole entire lineup with transfers. Now Tommys purse puppies and pickle sniffers is running there mouths about Teasedale saying hes the next coming of Jesus Christ killing everybody in the room and thats going to compel my team favorite Desanto to move up to 141 and them same gents is going to say thats all good and fine gets him another 10 pts at Nattys or maybe more. But friends the Voice of Wrestlings going to say theres a risk in them transfer gents and sometimes it take 7 or 8 second chances to make it to the next level and theres a risk of a slip or a trip or maybe even a big fall and maybe taking them transfer gents is necessary when you aint done your homework or want to take a shortcut or maybe when your heads on the block and your just plain desperate and I gotta say you take the risk then dont do the crime if you cant do the time be careful Tommy I sure hope for your sake you know what your doing.
  20. 2 points
    Anybody wanting to make some serious money will be selling dreads at penn st home games
  21. 2 points
    FRL doesn't work again. Flo should reach out to Silicon Valley to find some tech people who actually know how tech works.
  22. 2 points
    irani

    Top Wrestlers in USA History

    For best at one time, Dan Gable should be in the conversation too
  23. 2 points
    sorry that i can't reveal the actual numbers but more people watch the PD3 Nicky Rod match than any other WNO match from ever prior event. it was a big win for everyone! except people who didn't want the match to be popular so they wouldn't have to admit you were wrong to someone they've never met before on an internet forum. but to everyone else, it was a win!
  24. 2 points
    Perry

    Who's #1

    FLO and Beat the Streets don't seem to understand that they need more room for safety beyond just the mat. Pretty laughable they didn't think about (or maybe they just don't care) something so obvious. This isn't nearly as bad as the beat the streets stage from a safety standpoint but should have still been addressed.
  25. 2 points
    StallWarning

    New Flo Color Scheme

    One of the things I always thought Flo got right were the colors and branding of it. The new colors/logo/branding is terrible.
  26. 2 points
    Eagle26

    New Flo Color Scheme

    I don’t get why everyone is making such a big deal about a new logo? Who cares. It’s just a logo. Is it really any worse or better than the old one? Doesn’t make a difference to me as long as I can watch wrestling. If they would have started with this logo, I bet the same people would be complaining if they switched to the green one. It doesn’t make sense to me to change everything after so long but I’m not a marketing expert. That said, if they are going to spend money, I really wish they would’ve put it into better technology so they don’t have anymore streaming issues
  27. 2 points
    Crotalus

    Cox in 86 Kg?

    In an interview right after winning worlds, he said he needed to make his decision in the next few weeks. But as far as I know, he has not made (or at least announced) that decision, yet.
  28. 2 points
    treep2000

    No Redshirt for Kerkvliet

    I'm no longer sold that Gable is "generational". To be "generational", you have to be a Cael, a Dake, a Schultz, a Snyder. Snyder, as a true Freshman, takes 2nd to Gadsen, but then proceeds to win the World Team spot at 97kg, and then the World Championship, becoming the youngest ever to win a World Championship. Gable, as a true Freshman, takes 3rd at NCAAs, but then proceeds to lose at Final X for the World Team spot, and does not attend the World Championships. Since they're only a handful of years apart, they're in the same generation, and Snyder wins on criteria for "who" the generational one is.
  29. 2 points
    spladle08

    Cox Sweat

    Never ceases to amaze me
  30. 2 points
    maligned

    How did Kazakhstan get 2nd place?

    Usually win/loss percentage is more predictive of team performance down the road than the "luck of the draw" UWW scoring system. You can rack up UWW points with easy draws that get you those "filler" 5th and 7th place positions where you actually went 1-2 or 2-2--losing all your matches against decent opponents. Winning percentage exposes those mediocre performances. Comparing Kazakhstan to the US and others this year in terms of the more predictive statistic (winning percentage): 2. Kazakhstan: 25-15 (60%) 3. United States: 22-9 (71%) 4. Iran: 20-9 (69%) 5. Georgia: 18-10 (64%) 6. India: 18-10 (64%) 7. Azerbaijan: 16-11 (59%) (Russia won 89% at 41-5 by the way, but they deserve their own category this year.)
  31. 2 points
    AnklePicker

    74 kg discussion

    Burroughs is the GOAT. It’s not that close at this point. He lost...by a hair this year to the champ. He’s still right there. He had to beat 3 Dagestanis before wrestling the Russian! With all due respect Smith’s competition in some of his world title years were not nearly as difficult. Count the number of Russians Burroughs has had to beat during the span of his career. It’s absurd. Dake is unbelievable. I’m a huge fan but the style he’s been using in terms of movement and footwork works well vs flat footed Russians and Dieringer but will play right into Burroughs hands.
  32. 2 points
    nhs67

    Myles Amine- please defect to the USA!

    And please don't be mean to me. It isn't nice.
  33. 2 points
    OBXWrestler

    Abounader forfeits?

    Fixed it for you.
  34. 2 points
    CA_Wrestler

    Cox vs. Sadulaev?

    I would definitely like to see Snyder move up and take Gwiz's spot and Cox go up and take Snyder's spot.
  35. 2 points
    pa in taiwan

    Freestyle Day 3 Thread

    The downside of this is that Sidakov has yet to peak as a young wrestler while JB is descending the hill. Time is on Sidakov's side. He's also 2-0 against JB.
  36. 2 points
    Katie

    Freestyle Day 3 Thread

    Just wait until he takes over as coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and consistently beats Penn State and Ohio State.
  37. 2 points
    Wouldn't the wearing of a mullet back in 1987 be grounds for disqualification from the match?
  38. 2 points
    That was absolute bullsh*t to put Fix on the clock twice!
  39. 2 points
    So very true. With the limited amount of recovery time, even if you are the clear #1 at the weight, wrestling the #4, #3 and then #2 back to back to back would be extremely hard to do. This is especially true if the last 2 guys have shorter, much easier matches leading into that match up. A solid example is Metcalf. Granted, he never got it done at World's(nor was he the #1 guy), but he was also sort of his own worst enemy. Whoever beat him was so drained by wrestling him, they inevitably had nothing left and couldn't pull him back through to repechage. Tough matches that early, or that often, make it that much harder to make it through the bracket. Pretty much simple common sense, actually..........
  40. 2 points
    Would be kind of funny if they went the Michigan route though... imagine Higuchi shows up at the 2020 games in a Liechtenstein singlet.
  41. 2 points
    Shiraz123

    Mijain Lopez at 2019 Worlds?

    He came this year just to scare everyone. Next year he will wrestle.
  42. 2 points
    Panther78

    Been a long time coming

    And we wonder why Zebra is leaving??????????????
  43. 2 points
    Not to steer off topic, but I found this Russian Journalist's womens' picks to be interesting. TIGRAN AVANIAN Russian journalist Women's freestyle 50 kg/110 lbs. – Kika Kagata (Japan) 53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Mayu Mukaida (Japan) 55 kg/121 lbs. - Nanami Irie (Japan) 57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan) 59 kg/130 lbs. – Yuzuka Inagaki (Japan) 62 kg/136.5 lbs. - Yukako Kawai (Japan) 65 kg/143 lbs. - Naomi Ruike (Japan) 68 kg/149.75 lbs. - Sara Dosho (Japan) 72 kg/158.5 lbs.- Masako Furuichi (Japan) 76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Hiroe Minagawa Suzuki (Japan)
  44. 2 points
    You have a valid point that if you base it off of recent international results alone, it looks like he is going to dnp and I am not refuting that. However, if you look deeper into it, I think it paints a bigger picture as to where he is at compared to the top of the world. His Yasar results stem from losing to Yianni (who he has now beaten twice when it mattered) and then defaulting out of the rest of the tournament because of an injury. His Yarygin result is from losing to a 2018 World silver medalist by a last second takedown and then being eliminated when Rashidov didn’t make the finals. Before those results, his only international loss was from almost two years ago to another worlds silver. So his only losses to foreign wrestlers in the last two years have been to world medalists in competitive matches. Now I am not saying I think he will medal nor am I saying I think he won’t. I’m just saying that from what I see, he’s right there with the elite of the elite skill wise even though his credentials don’t necessarily show that yet.
  45. 2 points
    This is clearly a Michigan thing....I find it to be sorta gross.
  46. 2 points
    Does this look familiar?
  47. 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
  48. 1 point
    Lurker

    WNO Supermatch: PD3 vs Nicky Rodriguez ?

    Certainly not every one who has a criticism or a few falls into what I’m saying, but it’s pretty hard to deny that people like that exist. And it exists on this board, whether it’s Flo or Penn State or Iowa or Rob Koll or.....
  49. 1 point
    wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    Iran National Championships Finals 57kg: Mohsen Maleki (Tehran Environs) beat Mohammad Kaboli (Alborz) 7-2 61kg: Majid Dastan (Tehran) beat Mohammad Maleki (East Azarbaijan) 10-0 65kg: Morteza Ghiasi (Lorestan) beat Mehran Sheikhi (Mazandaran) 7-4 70kg: Mehdi Yeganeh-Jafari (Mazandaran) beat Hossein Mostafavi (East Azarbaijan) 6-2 74kg: Saeid Dadashpour (Tehran) beat Masoud Kamarvand (Hamedan) 3-2 79kg: Omid Hassantabar (Mazandaran) beat Mohammad Zare'ei (Kordestan) 13-4 86kg: Jalal Zaman (Mazandaran) beat Arash Nayyerabadi (Golestan) 4-3 92kg: Arashk Mohebbi (Kermanshah) beat Meisam Mostafa-Jokar (Hamedan) 6-2 97kg: Esmaeil Nejatian (Khorasan Razavi) beat Mohammad Hossein Mohammadian (Mazandaran) 4-4 125kg: Amin Taheri (Tehran) beat Ahmad Rasouli (Golestan) 4-0 none of the gold medalists are "new" maybe except 57kg and 61kg. Dastan was a bit impressive but the level was also not that great in this weight. Mohammadian-Nejatian was a bit controversial because the scoreboard wrongly showed Mohammadian as the winner but that was a mistake and they fixed it later. Nejatian won the final by a last second pushout. Dadashpour is also still the same. winning his matches in last 20-30 seconds. I don't know if they can count on him for this weak weight though, he is probably not worse than Afzali.
  50. 1 point
    MSU158

    Freestyle Day 3 Thread

    Didn’t Snyder wrestle 285 for 3 years and BEAT those guys? It was admittedly in a different style, but the guy has had significant experience wrestling at that weight class. He would admittedly have to deal with the size disadvantage again, but his motor should be at his highest. That could be a huge factor at a weight that generally doesn’t showcase stamina. If he thinks 97 is still his best, then he stays there(which I think happens). However, I do think his going up would be best for the USA Olympic run if J’Den goes up. 57-Fix/Gilman/Lee 65-Retherford/Yianni/Oliver 74-Burroughs/Dake 86-Taylor/Dieringer 97-Cox 125-Gwiz/Snyder That is 5 out of the 6 weights with at least a World Silver medal and a RIDICULOUS amount of medals from 74-125. Even as good as Russia is topping that is hard to do!
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