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    Iranian Friends

    this is the question nobody can answer perfectly. we never had an accurate poll or something like that. people can only speak based on their own experience. for example everybody in my family and in both my parents family dislike the regime but that doesn't mean everybody in the country hates them as well ! they have their own supporters . I can't give a percentage , nobody can but it's surely less than 50%. probably much less. but I can say they are much more unpopular in big cities. people are more religious in smaller places and therefore the regime have more supporters in those places. most of Iranian top wrestlers come from small villages so it makes sense if the majority of them at least don't hate the regime. and I have to say being religious is not always equal to supporting the regime. they may support some elements of the regime but not necessarily the whole system. but one thing is for sure that people in Iran are getting less and less religious . I mean comparing to 20 years ago. and to be honest I don't think "religious fundamentalists" exist in Iran, you NEVER hear an Iranian do a suicidal attack anywhere. I believe even those in power are not religious themselves, (at least not as much as they claim) they just use it as a weapon to stay in power.
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    Was that a bad loss for Yanni?

    Disastrous loss. He's done.
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    @1032004 okay I went back and looked through his tweets. Multiple praises to the athletes, and all the people who worked on the event in multiple tweets. In one he also brings up that content creators were promoting to have people sign up for content they didn’t create so they get paid for it, and replies to another person about it again, but in both saying it’ll get worked out. and that’s “Cael is the one complaining”. This is what I mean by having to have something to whine about. There’s a lot of positives in there, but you want to focus on where he’s advocating for the athletes and calling out people that are taking money out of their pockets for something they had nothing to do with, so you can say he’s the one complaining Nothing more for me to say here Have a good day
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    WIN Pre/Season Rankings out

    No he did not. You continue to endorse this false narrative where Rocky won the spot at 174 last year and moved up when he couldn't hold the weight. This is not what happened. Nobody who follows Ohio State wrestling on any serious level would say this unless your just trying to troll. As outlined above Kaleb won the spot by outperforming Rocky at a number of events early in the season. After Romero was established as the started Rocky competed in opens with other backups until he moved up to 184. As I said I like both Rocky Jordan and Kaleb Romero and have watched both wrestlers since they were in middle school. Going into last season I would have favored Rocky to win the spot but that not how it played out. If you want to make the argument that Rocky is better this year and will win the spot that's reasonable but arguing it based on revisionist history is not the way to make your point.
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    Anybody know what the cost of running the swim programs is each year? Seems like 4 million would cover the swim programs for 2 years. What it the reason for an endowment if the school won't even consider bringing back he sport if the money is sitting there in the bank? It makes me wonder if an incentive to cutting the sport is the ability to steal the endowment for other purposes.. If I remember correctly, Oregon State has written into the endowment that the school cannot use money for 20 years if the program is eliminated.
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    Iranian Friends

    Unfortunately, many wrestlers and wrestling fans in Iran support the Iranian regime. Some agree with the regime and some of them have been deceived. I can not speak clearly about this because I live in Iran and I am not interested in going to prison at the moment! Iranians, like people all over the world, are influenced by the media, and especially the media of the Iranian regime. So it is natural that some (even in this topic) say that Afkari killed someone, because that is what the Iranian regime says in its media. You just have to live here to understand what human beings they are. Unfortunately they are everywhere, even in this forum. In Iran, they shout "Death to America" (because they get paid for it), then travel to the United States and gamble with that money in Las Vegas. sorry for my English, I used Google translate.
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    Was that a bad loss for Yanni?

    You do realize the once you get to a high level, like say a level where you’re beating world silvers, going to criteria with Olympic champs, winning world ranking series events....your rate of progression isn’t going to look as “fast” as as when you were 16, because the things you are focusing on for your progression at that point are much different. You do understand that right??
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    NLWC Event

    You're watching with LJB?
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    NLWC Event

    I just listened to a dad coach who fancies himself a freestyle guy.. say Bekzod looked like a folkstyle guy trying to wrestle freestyle in the first few seconds before any exchange.., and didn’t know he was a multi time senior medalist. God I hate youth wrestling culture
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    Was that a bad loss for Yanni?

    Not a bad loss given it was against Kinch, even if he is considerably smaller and out of shape. However, I think Yianni’s phenomenal progression of the past three years has stalled out quite a bit and not just due to COVID.
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    Pat Mineo's tweet about M*

    Really gross by Mineo. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    NCAA DI All-Decade Team

    125 Robles 133 Oliver 141 Streebler 149 ZainTrain 157 Kyle Dake 165 JB 174 Ed Ruth 184 Bo Nickal 197 J'den Cox 285 Kyle Snyder
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    I had a number of other examples and points discussed in detail, but the addition was erased from the system when I tried to add it to the previous post. Due to lack of time, I provide a few more examples or points in short form. Thanks again to USA Wrestling staff, referees, and volunteers who do a huge amount of work to make the Olympic and non-Olympic styles function for USA Wrestling (USAW). My thanks also to forum members Jolugogar and WrestlingSuperior who provided UWW websites for grappling entries and results when no timely results (or any results?) were available for the 2015 UWW World Grappling. 2016 NO-GI - RULES (APPLIES TO GI ALSO) Hwt final OT confusion over rules for tie break. Went 30 second overtime. Appeared loser eventually convinced referee decision was wrong but winner had to agree to re-wrestle - which he didn't (who would if you were already declared the winner?) Rules interpretations, especially possible problem areas, need to discussed and agreed on by officials and referees. 2016 PAN AMERICAN NO-GI GRAPPLING UWW listed this event but assumed a non-event since USAW gave no info for months. Oct 11 themat.com explains event on Oct 23 in California and anyone interested can apply for open spot, with up to two competitors per nation per weight class. Ranked world trials competitors were given less than 2 weeks to make arrangements to be selected and compete. I was 2nd at 92kg the last 2 years, but who can make arrangements or afford to travel to the West Coast on less than 2 weeks notice unless you live near there? I asked a member of the non-Olympic or Associated Styles Committee (which still is not listed on the USAW website where the other committees are found): Who made the decision on the USA participants who were not #1? The answer was USA Wrestling. As is usual, you can't get a specific answer of a person or persons who were responsible. ADDITIONAL IMPROVED PROCESS AREAS 1. Ranked wrestlers by trials results should be notified of possible international competitions and their status to fill a weight class for the competition far in advance of the competition. 2. A well known coach suggested to me that a director for the non-Olympic/Associated Styles be appointed by USAW, someone who has time to do the job and is not a USAW staff member who would not have the time due to many other duties. 3. 2-3 Current competitors (not from the same club) should be on the non-Olympic/Associated Styles committee. 4. The non-Olympic/Associated Styles committee members should be listed on themat.com committee page along with the other sport styles FS, GR, LF, Folkstyle. A separate page with contact info for Associated Styles Committee members or a select few should be in an easily findable/searchable place on the mat.com. 5. Ranked competitors in each style should be listed on themat.com with upcoming international tournaments in an article far in advance of all tournaments. Shaun W Scott
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    Ahahah incredible. Beach wrestling has better chances. About grappling and pankration?
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