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  1. 9 points

    Sadulaev by pin little over a minute

    Snyder needs to know I got pinned too. Many times. And look at me now. It will be okay.
  2. 8 points

    Taylor wins

    I could not be more impressed with Taylor in this tournament. He is not dominating, but he is wrestling through really tough positions, making small adjustments on the spot, and competing with conviction, determination, and self-confidence. Beautiful tournament.
  3. 7 points

    Day 2 Thread

    Stud! Hopefully the Living the Dream Fund will cover Lasik surgery
  4. 7 points

    Day 2 Thread

    Honestly, it started when I first covered the World Championships in 2003 in NYC. I've been around it since then. My first non-U.S. worlds was in 2007, then haven't missed a World or Olympics since 2009. I've been on a broadcast/announcing role every year since 2013, so it's years of of piling this stuff up, understanding naming conventions. I've kept a massive announcing sheet Google Doc that I've shared with Ken Berger, Bryan Hazard and other announcers and it's just familiarity and practice. I don't nail everything, but I do spend heavy time between when I get the entry list and the start of the event hammering out the details of the athletes.
  5. 6 points
    El lucador

    congratulate me!

    It's not official until the drug tests come in.
  6. 6 points
    The Genius

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    I think you just answered your own question
  7. 6 points

    Day 2 Thread

  8. 5 points
    Greatest American team ever? All 10 are officially world-level medalists now. 10 world-level medalists 6 world-level champs 5 multiple-time medalists 8 of 10 are multiple-time medalists and/or world-level champs!! (would have been 9 with Gilman)
  9. 5 points

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    BALD J'DEN IS THE BEST J'DEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. 5 points

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    Cox WORLD CHAMP!!!!!!
  11. 5 points

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

  12. 5 points

    More Jordans

    The jordan's decided to just breed their own program....its not very time efficient but at least you don't have to deal with parents.
  13. 5 points

    Portion of posts

    I think this is a great post. But I think you're totally wrong on the numbers. It's 19, 62, 19 And I think if Cornell was better at wrestling you'd be better at posting dumb numbers posts.
  14. 5 points

    Validative experiences

    In the late 70's early 80's, most youth wrestling opportunities were in freestyle where I lived (Mn). We did have a limited Middle School wrestling season where we typically wrestled 10-12 matches in a season. I think it was 6th or 7th grade and our freestyle club went to a folkstyle tournament in Emmetsburg, IA. That was the first tournament I ever attended that seeded wrestlers. I was like 12-0 or something and was expecting to get seeded first. However, a team of Oklahoma studs, the Tulsa All-Stars or something, came and their kids were sporting records like 46-1 or whatever. I was seeded something like 5th or 6th I think. I got destroyed in the semis and took 4th, I believe. A couple years later at Cyclone Wrestling Camp a kid comes up to me and was like, "I know you. We wrestled in Emmetsburg." He said he had the picture on his wall because he won, and I was on the stand. He said I was the toughest match he had that whole year. We rolled that whole week at camp; he was much better than me and I learned a lot from him. That kid's name was Kendall Cross. Fast-forward to 1992, on a whim while serving in the Marines in Italy, I went to the Olympics in Barcelona. I had acquired some free tickets to the wrestling. Lo and behold, who did I see but Kendall Cross. Later that week, I ran into Kendall and some of the other wrestlers at a drinking establishment off Las Ramblas and introduced myself. Whether he did or didn't remember me, he was gracious enough to pretend he did, and we hung out well into the morning hours, thoroughly dehydrating ourselves in the process. Still have my ticket autographed by Cross, Coleman, Jackson, and some others lying around a scrapbook somewhere.
  15. 5 points
    Good Miron Story: In '92, he was fascinated by the idea of the presidential election debates. He was still learning English but was picking things up quickly; he took an English-Russian dictionary with him everywhere he went and he was learning fast. He watched the first debate between Clinton and Bush intently, taking in as much as he could, asking a lot of questions. "John, what happens next," he asked me when it was over. "Well," I said, "they'll see how they did on this debate and get ready for the next one." "No," he said, digging deep. "What will happen tomorrow?" "Tomorrow?" I asked, a bit puzzled. "Yes, tomorrow, will Bush's army attack Clinton's army? Clinton was very disrespectful. Bush is still president." I realized then what a different world he was coming from. He was almost in disbelief when I told him that there were no armies, no armed forces would attack anyone, they would just get ready for the next debate. Keep in mind he is from Abkhazia, which had declared independence from Georgia, which not long before had declared independence when the USSR split up. Abkhazia and Georgia fought a bloody, horrible war in which his father and other relatives were killed. It was very sobering to see the world through his eyes. Many, many stories like that over the years. He taught me much more than wrestling.
  16. 4 points
    Nope. Now it's called the "Sadulaev."
  17. 4 points

    Congrats to Yowlys Bonne Rodríguez!

    Bonne finally gets it done at nearly 36 years of age. He competed once internationally between the ages of 20 to 28 and it is well known Cuba struggles with finances and often cannot send a full team overseas. He was stuck behind Chamizo and some other great wrestlers for a while but persevered and got it done. One of the most exciting wrestlers in the sport:
  18. 4 points

    Congrats to Yowlys Bonne Rodríguez!

    Let’s be honest... you may never know the true age of a Cuban wrestler!
  19. 4 points
    Ogalthorpe Haywood

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    A proposal only takes a few minutes, coulda done that between sessions
  20. 4 points

    Day 2 Thread

    After several years of bickering we should all just acknowledge the home battles between Burroughs, Dake, Taylor and Cox we were watching men at the very cusp of being best in the world. I think they sharpened steel on steel to get here to this place where they can win Gold.
  21. 4 points

    Andy Hrovat

    Thought he was very bad. Shane Sparks says something stupid-- does that a lot-- and Hrovat agrees. Also very low energy and does not know basic facts about non-US wrestlers.
  22. 4 points
    I was avoiding the coffee so I could nap between sessions, but I feel like I'm way too pumped up for that. I should just make coffee.
  23. 4 points
    JB took a minimum of an hour off my life due to stress watching that match. Worth it...
  24. 4 points

    86kg Discussion

    He broke him with this scramble
  25. 4 points

    Micah Jordan

    Never saw anyone seriously knock Micah for losing to Nolf and Zain. I have seen him knocked for bottom position weakness.