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  1. 13 points

    My wish for each wrestling country

    I know none of these will happen in the near future, but here is one thing I wish each wrestling country would do differently. Russia - Get hard vigilant against juicing, and get rid of it once and for all. Russian wrestlers are already very good, no need for juicing USA - Get rid of folkstyle wrestling at the college and high school levels (at least college levels) , and replace it with Freestyle wrestling. I guarantee US would do much better in world championships and olympics Iran - Stop the stupid policy of avoiding athletes from Israel. Go back to the days before the revolution where Iranian wrestlers pinned Israeli wrestlers left and and right Countries that suck in wrestling (e.g. Bahrain) . Instead of paying good wrestlers from other countries to change their citizenship to yours and wrestler for you, do what India did, invest in some good foreign coaches, and turn your program around.
  2. 12 points
    drag it


    Wanted to give some separate-thread props to these two guys. That was fabulous. The first half of the dual had a close score but no competitive matches and with the injury at 133 everything seemed a little off (watching by TV anyway). Then the top marquee match of the top dual of the year if not years leads off the second half and the 2x nat'l champ and the guy who was undefeated against him put on a show. Great ties all match, particularly multiple extended stretches with the best double unders guy and the best double overs guy getting their holds in and ending up in a titanic throw that went the other way from prior matches. Marinelli battling back and hitting his own throw which with more time in the period might have made it a nail biter to the end. Blood all over both wrestlers faces for half the match. Boom! Great stuff.
  3. 8 points

    The Littlest Hawkeye

    Personal announcement, a future world champion for the USA and Hawkeye Wrestling Club was born yesterday. My daughter is going to end Japanese stranglehold on women's wrestling. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. 7 points
    100%... I was telling @Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin that that's how we do it here in America, if you're a foreigner and you don't give us the match we want. You're a coward, and should lose points, and this and that, but when it's one of our guys..... well you know, there were various reasons this made sense :) It's fun to watch
  5. 6 points
    I’ll have him on Short Time next week.
  6. 6 points

    Best Wrestlers in Clarion History

    I can’t tell if this post is a parody.
  7. 6 points
    I completely agree. I too am a miserable old man who hates fun.
  8. 6 points
    Damn. Dake looked gassed out of his mind in the finals.
  9. 5 points

    J'den Cox Announces Move up to 97kg

    One side using facts (beat DT, moved up a weight, opened things up for DT) and the other side is using excuses (fake injuries, horrible refs). And one side is saying the other is an idiot. Hmmmm
  10. 5 points
    Occam's Razor is a problem solving framework that is often summarized by stating that the simplest solution is most likely the correct one. Through that prism let's analyze the problem of whether Austin DeSanto faked injury or not. SPOILER ALERT: He did not. To come to the conclusion that he faked injury requires a number of assumptions and guesses each with incredibly low probabilities attached to them, yet many posts assign absolute certainty to these assumptions and guesses. Some of my favorites are that he was faking injury to preserve his ranking and faking injury to avoid humiliation. What do we know about him? He is an incredibly skilled wrestler. One of the most skilled wrestlers in the country at his weight class. We also know that to become one of the most skilled wrestlers in the country at his weight class requires traits like dedication, diligence, perseverance, hard work, fortitude, discipline, and probably many others I am too tired to remember. So on the one hand we can parse video to determine which steps he did and did not limp on, judge his motivations and thought processes without ever having spent a moment in his presence and ignore all of the traits I already listed above to make the highly unlikely assumption that he is faking injury. Or. And this takes a big mental leap here. We can assume that he is injured. Occam's Razor, my friends. There is one absolute certainty in wrestling. Any person who spends any significant amount of time wrestling will absolutely, positively get injured in some way at some point. And yet, when a wrestler actually claims to be injured we do not want to believe the simple, hugely likely possibility that he actually is injured. I understand that some of his past behavior has been distasteful (for example, Micic's elbow), but that in no way changes the likelihood that he is actually injured. I fear it only changes what people want to believe about the likelihood of the more improbable, more tortured set of assumptions and guesses. Lest you think I am in any way connected to Iowa or Iowa wrestling, let me state for the record I was, in fact, in Carver Hawkeye Arena this past Friday. I was also one of the approximately 10 people there wearing a Penn State pull over and Penn State Wrestling t-shirt. Though I never know what to say when someone inevitably says "WE ARE" to me. Sorry. If none of that moves you perhaps try this more selfish motive. Believe him when he says he is injured. You will just feel better about yourself.
  11. 5 points

    How to watch Iowa vs PSU tonight

    I believe there is actually a pre meet show dedicated to wrestling for the first time on BTN
  12. 5 points
    He got ragdolled. Sweep single with super crisp finish for 2. Gutted twice for 4 more. Then taken down quickly and brutally to his back for 4. Probably the most physically dominant match of the whole tournament so far.
  13. 5 points

    Snyder is living in Cael's basement

    Good lord. Kyle Snyder has done nothing but work his ass off, represent his school and country at the highest level and to the highest degree of accomplishment and sportsmanship, and looked to not be satisfied with one Olympic championship and two world championships, but continue to seek out the best possible path to be his absolute best. And we have all these so called wrestling fans on here at talking s***? Wow. I sympathize with some of you and how miserable your own lives must be to conjure up such a stance. Hopefully you will some day accomplish half as much as you wanted to, and can feel a little better about yourselves.
  14. 5 points
    Pretty wild how many grown men jump at the chance to mock someone’s beliefs and religion. Does Kyle Snyder mock your beliefs? I never see anyone on these threads push there religious beliefs on anyone but always the same group of people just can’t wait to talk smack anytime a wrestler brings up god. You don’t believe fine ,but when you try to mock a man whose one of the best athletes in the world and one the greatest American wrestlers ever because his faith is strong,you might as well slap on a fake nose and some over sized red shoes bc your just a clown.
  15. 5 points

    Cassar - best "one year" wonder?

    Derek Moore. Walk-on, one-time CIF State Placer to 1x AA, NCAA Champion, 2007 NCAA OW. All while enrolled in ROTC. edit: With a tech fall in the NCAA Finals
  16. 4 points
    Old Corps

    Most tap outs in NCAA history

    American Folkstyle wrestling actually allowed submission holds for a while in the 1920's and 30's. The double-wristlock and Japanese keylock were two go-to moves back then.
  17. 4 points

    Iowa vs tOSU

    Iowa fans making excuses after talking ****. IM SHOCKED
  18. 4 points
    Sabanov of Ossetia df. Orudzhiev of NY
  19. 4 points
  20. 4 points
    Just like Spencer lee, no point in the second period
  21. 4 points

    Deja vu all over again

    Let's just give the Olympic gold to Sadulaev.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points

    tOSU/PSU discussion

    I'm a Penn State fan, but found myself rooting for Traub!
  24. 3 points
    just watched it... not even close to a pin... i really don't know what some of you people are seeing...
  25. 3 points
    Marcus Cisero

    New FLO FRL's

    Flowrestling continues to look for ways to give us more for our money. They seem to get better each year. The new FRL’s are just another example. I also believe they have something to do with the extra coverage provided by BTN and other national broadcasts. For me, the $150 annual rate is a bargain for the content they provide.
  26. 3 points

    Parris vs Gable S., who ya' got?

    Here's really all you need to know: * Gable is a witch (warlock to be specific) * When weighed, Gable weighs similar to that of tiny pebbles or small churches * Witches also float in water, like tiny pebbles or small churches. * Ducks also float in water Therefore... Gable is a DUCK.
  27. 3 points

    Lee will pin Pletcher

    Name your RTC, I got a c-note this doesn’t happen.
  28. 3 points
    red blades

    Cornell Big Red Wrestling

    Cornell cruises 30-6. Darmstadt back in action, scores a fall under a minute.
  29. 3 points
    My favorite part of the FRL yesterday was Kyle Bratke's Flo defense, which went something like: "The reason Flo's rankings are better than anybody else's is because Flo has rules. They're not written down anywhere, and I can only think of two of them off the top of my head, but, believe me, we have rules and everybody knows them."
  30. 3 points
    You mean revenge on his revenge. Everyone seems to mention Moran beating Lee last year (in SV-2), but fail to mention that Lee turned around and majored Moran in Big Tens. And while Pletcher has looked amazing this year I still have to lean toward Lee.
  31. 3 points
    I think so. Both for celebration. Why does wrestling hate itself so much?
  32. 3 points
    Folks here spend more time arguing/discussing semantics than they do wrestling... Once you figure out who those arguers are, it becomes way more enjoyable. We could all name 5-7 posters off the top of our heads who do this. The issue becomes those said posters would then argue to the death that they don't do it... My favorite forum by far. I'm glad it's here.
  33. 3 points
    You make a great point. Like you, I was on the fence about 141 as a whole. Pletcher and Lee are disposing of everyone. Big 10's is going to be a good one. I am Iowa born and raised, but I don't think there's any way Murin could even keep it respectable against either of them. I honestly think he gets majored by either. That's saying a lot too, because Murin is solid. I just think Lee and Pletcher have evolved a lot this year and are on another level.
  34. 3 points

    Iowa vs tOSU

    Your team lost 7 matches to 3 and you're in here crowing about a SV rideout win where your guy didn't even attempt a TD let alone come close to scoring offensively, and had to win three video reviews to win the match. Incredible.
  35. 3 points

    Nebraska v. PSU

    Brooks was injured at Senior Nationals. He's not quite back to form yet.
  36. 3 points

    Marinelli vs White

    How often does Marinelli get the wrist in that position, bar it up and come out front to get a turn or even a pin? In a vacuum, ok, I can see what you are saying, but Marinelli has consistently used this position to get back points.
  37. 3 points
    You see, Gilman went to the University of Iowa.
  38. 3 points

    Iran Wrestling News

    If they do a trial after all of this and Goleij underhook bullies Mohammadian I am never watching wrestling again loool
  39. 3 points
    Chamizo took Silver the last time out, losing to only Sidakov. The year before he took 5th, losing to Sidakov and Burroughs. Apparantly, whether its bans, injury, or whatever... Sidakov is limited in what he can attend. But the reigning medalist from the previous year start with a set amount of points. Obviously gold with the most, then silver, then Bronze.... he is confident he will compete and win the same (if not more) than Burroughs, and apparently definitely more than Sidakov. (Not sure why Sidakov is limited) Sidakov is obviously currently #1 by being the champ, but by choosing not to compete as much, you lose that privilege, hence why the ranking series events should encourage guys to participate more.
  40. 3 points
    I don't think he was dissing anyone. He just wants to see other perspectives and felt tOSU couldn't provide that anymore. If you look at his finals wins, they were by tie (win by criteria) in 2015, win by one point in 2016, win by 1 point 2017, lose by pin 2018, bronze in 2019. He was not as dominating as we all wanted to believe. He got it done the first three years and then lost ground. A change in perspective is a good think I think. Hopefully it will be so for him and he makes it to the finals and beats whoever is there by a good margin. mspart
  41. 2 points

    Can we put the Cox question to bed?

    Has the Cerro Pelado entry list been published yet? I think Greco starts tomorrow, right? So maybe the entries are locked in by now. It would also be funny if Cox decided to troll everyone and go 92kg for the tournament. It would probably be an empty bracket though like the non-Oly weights at Yarygin.
  42. 2 points
    Except for TD, Spladle, etc. and he didn’t ride an ankle for 45 seconds either
  43. 2 points

    RBY should have been DQ'd

    Even if you're correct about the first cradle, I haven't seen any evidence that DeSanto's foot popped out during the second. Perhaps it did, but since the first one didn't look at all intentional, I'd be surprised if the same anomaly happened again. I also suspect T&T's heads would have exploded if DeSanto's injury default should have been a DQ. They know the rules, and surely would have made it known to the refs (who themselves know the rules).
  44. 2 points
    Not protecting Sidakov. I, too, would love to see this match, but earlier this year it was announced that two-time world champions (most recent) Uguev and Sidakov, as well as four-time world champion, Sadulaev wouldn't have to participate at any National tournament to be selected. Prior to the Yarygin Gran Prix, Tedeev had stated that Sidakov, Rashidov, Uguev and Sadulaev will all be sent to the European championships, and if they win and get gold (probably going to happen), they will be sent to the Olympics. They are just going by recent international success. Sadulaev without question, Uguev and Sidakov have won the world championships two times in a row, in the deepest weight classes, and Rashidov went through a ridiculous bracket at 65kg.
  45. 2 points

    "Middle Tier of Big Ten" ??

    I think Illinois is falling in the same hole Indiana and Purdue went down. Of course not as deep yet, as those two went. Keeping two or three in state blue chippers, every year, is a must for these programs to keep up with the upper crust in the country. Especially Illinois , maybe, to retain four or five every year, it has a lot more blue chippers to pick from. But that is not happening. Indiana and Purdue are still not as solid as Illinois. They made coaching changes, and are slowly gaining traction in this department. I think changes need to be made at Illinois before it gets deeper down that hole.
  46. 2 points

    Iowa vs tOSU

    Hahahaha. Brands told him to cut him to go for the major, and Kem was like "I mean...I'll cut him, but I'm not shooting in that last 10 seconds, Tom."
  47. 2 points
    Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin

    Aniuar Geduev

    100% agree!
  48. 2 points

    Nebraska v. PSU

    Agree. He is good enough to AA this year in my opinion.
  49. 2 points

    Can Nebraska really ...

    Actually try and do something
  50. 2 points
    He didn’t look too different than he did in the tune-up tournament before his Final X wrestle-off with Ringer. Clearly not in peak shape. More tentative than optimal, which is not surprising given it’s his first time down to 74 in a few years and he’s not in peak condition. Still hard as shy to score on. He had some nice moments even when just getting pushouts. I am not at all concerned.
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