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  1. 8 points
    flyingcement

    Why are wrestling OTT so early??

    Weird it seems like you like talking down to people. Hope you are doing okay
  2. 7 points
    Henry

    Post Covid, What Changes?

    That rule saved many lives. Just imagine how many wrestlers would have died had we not prohibited the touching of palms for 1 second before and after a match. Only a science denier would be pro handshake.
  3. 5 points
    treep2000

    Team USA OLY Projections

    May as well start it... Here we go: 57kg -. Gilman would have to wrestle the tournament of his life to medal. DNP 65kg - no entry 74kg - Dake coming home without a medal would be a disappointment. I predict Gold over Sidakov. 86kg - We haven't seen Taylor against top competition since his injury. He's had close domestic bouts. Predict Silver, but... Gold over Yazdani is absolutely in play. 97kg - Sadulaev and Mohammadian appear to be on another level. However, Snyder has this uncanny ability to win... A lot. As such, predicting Bronze, but Gold or Silver is a definite possibility dependent on draw, and some amazing wrestling HWT - calling my shot. Stevenson for gold. Shocks the world by beating the two best heavies of modern times, back to back, to win. Pick it apart. I'm not skeered to be wrong, or to be corrected. ;-)
  4. 5 points
    Idaho

    Griffith staying at Stanford

    Better numbers than Fauci
  5. 4 points
    The Genius

    Team USA OLY Projections

    It's pretty crazy that Stevenson has yet to wrestle in an international tournament and people are talking about him winning Gold and possibly being the HW GOAT already. I do not see how he beats Taha, he's an underdog against Geno, and 50/50 against Zare. Happy to eat humble pie if he does what everyone else thinks he will, though.
  6. 4 points
    if she reads this forum she is encouraged to post!
  7. 3 points
    Husker_Du

    Team USA OLY Projections

    now do soccer, dumdum
  8. 3 points
    Putting together some data, if you know of a place to get it for your state, send it to me. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sCcESZRzBobVFbeJlkmYCtBAxZ2b0eVadBydOsDRtE8/edit?usp=sharing *Thanks to the guy who does not like Republicans @JasonBryant's Almanac it has made it a lot easier to verify NCAA placings.
  9. 3 points
    DanGerMan

    Team USA OLY Projections

    I think you have overrated the dude at 65.
  10. 3 points
    wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    this is the most complicated trial process I ever seen! but I try to give a short summary but I have to say there are lots of ifs in most of these weights if someone shines at the World Juniors, he will have a chance too. 57: Atri is not going to Norway even if he wins the gold in Tokyo! (because he cuts weight) it will be between Alireza Sarlak and Ali Gholizadegan. 61: Rahman Amouzad is already selected. still they monitor his performance at the World Juniors. 65: if Ghiasi medals in Tokyo he goes to Norway! if not Abolfazl Hajipour is the main candidate to go, he has to win the gold in Aliyev tournament, otherwise an extra trial between him and World Juniors team member is possible. 70: Mehdi Yeganeh-Jafari and Amir Hossein Maghsoudi will wrestle in Aliyev event. 74: if Hosseinkhani wins a medal in Tokyo he goes to the Worlds, if not there will be trials between Younes Emami and Sadegh Firouzpour 79: Bahman Teymouri and Hamidreza Zarinpeykar will wrestle in Aliyev 86: if Yazdani wins a medal he will go to Norway as well but if he doesn't he has to wrestle Takhti Cup winner Hadi Vafaeipour. if Yazdani gets injured or doesn't want to go to the Worlds for any reason he will be replaced by Kamran Ghasempour. 92: Arashk Mohebbi and Javad Ebrahimi will wrestle in Aliyev, they have to win the gold to stand a chance for wrestle-off against Alireza Karimi and later Kamran Ghasempour. (of course if Ghasempour doesn't go to 86kg) if nobody wins the Aliyev gold, it will be between Karimi and Ghasempour. 97: if Mohammadin wins a medal in Tokyo he will go to the Worlds. if he doesn't Ali Shabani is next in line. but they will also give a chance to Mojtaba Goleij. if he wins gold in Aliyev tournament he can wrestle Shabani for the spot. 125: same as other Olympic weights for Amir Hossein Zare, if he doesn't medal he still has a chance for wrestle-off against Abbas Foroutan only if Foroutan wins the gold in Aliyev. ----------------- from the Olympic team members, only Yazdani and Zare still have a chance even if they don't medal in Tokyo. interestingly no chance for Taheri (no surprise when you lose to KGZ and Egypt) so It will be something like this, just my prediction based on these rules 57: Sarlak 61: Amouzad 65: Hajipour 70: Maghsoudi 74: Emami 79: Teymouri 86: Yazdani 92: Ghasempour 97: Mohammadian 125: Zare
  11. 3 points
    uncle bernard

    Griffith staying at Stanford

    What a difference it makes when your school allows grad students to compete. I'm sure that had no impact on his previous views lol.
  12. 3 points
    ionel

    Post Covid, What Changes?

    You know ... back when folks thought it was ok to take their masks off when they went to bed at night ... kindve hard to remember ... but ... them old thinkings. ;)
  13. 3 points
    Idaho

    Post Covid, What Changes?

    What are the pre-pandemic "old ways of thinking"?
  14. 3 points
    VakAttack

    Wick to Cal Poly

    Moving from Madison to San Luis Obispo is an incredible upgrade in weather.
  15. 2 points
    boconnell

    the NCAA is not 'above the law'

    A football team has 85 players and probably less than half are making the school more than they are receiving in benefits. Same with the bottom of a basketball roster. Most of the kids on the bottom half of the rosters in football and basketball barely see the field. How do you determine what to pay? I agree that Trevor Lawerence is earning Clemson far more revenue than he is taking out, but what about Darien Rencher, a 5th year senior at Clemson who has played 150 snaps in his career, and has likely received a couple hundred thousand dollars in education and benefits for those 150 plays over 5 years. Should they both get paid the same? Who should determine how much they each make? Paying college athletes is unworkable. If they need to get paid then create a system like the G-League already has for 18 year olds to skip college and get paid while training for the NBA. But stopping them from benefitting off of their own likeness is just absurd. Social media alone has made countless millionaires of any young person with a social media following. Why would an athlete not be allowed to do the same?
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    nhs67

    Team USA OLY Projections

    I am cheering for CKWC friend, Bajie Punia.
  18. 2 points
    ugarte

    the NCAA is not 'above the law'

    what kind of moron is this lawyer spey talked to?
  19. 2 points
    GoNotQuietly

    Team USA OLY Projections

    Gilman: DNP. He is a scrappy match for anyone, but there are just too many hammers. If there were true wrestlebacks, I would feel good about him clawing through the backside, but but he might not get pulled back in, and if he does it would be against guys who are better than him right away. Dake: Gold. Razor thin edge between the three of em, and I think all are the best version of themselves here. He is just so freaking dangerous I think he can overwhelm them in weird positions. Taylor: Bronze. I wish that I thought he was up to the pressure of the Games, but if it can crack guys like Burroughs and Saitiev to not medal, then I think the holes we have seen from him in the mental game on the biggest stages get him. I would absolutely love to be proven wrong, and I think he is the best wrestler in the weight if Cael and co. can dial him in. Snyder: Bronze. Doesn't really have anything to do with him, he just has someone who is going to make his claim to the GOAT title now at full power in the weight. Snyder's ceiling just isn't as high as the Tank's, IMHO. He could get by Iran and take a Silver if he shows up completely maxxed out and has a great draw, and you can't question his drive or toughness one bit. Stevenson: Bronze. The other guys, who are some of the best to ever do it, are slightly better, much bigger, and just as athletic as he is. I won't believe they can both be beaten by an outsider until I see it.
  20. 2 points
    CB

    the NCAA is not 'above the law'

    Does this open up any athletic scholarship, income or perks to taxation then? This sounds like a big hairball in the making.
  21. 2 points
    nhs67

    Team USA OLY Projections

    lolz @ yer lolz
  22. 2 points
    Jaroslav Hasek

    the NCAA is not 'above the law'

    sounds like it's time to invest in Big Fake Meat!
  23. 2 points
    The most money to be made from endorsements will be in the fake meat products. Meat will soon be politically incorrect
  24. 2 points
    I have. I also rely on motorcycles for my only form of transportation so cauliflower + earbuds + helmet is tough. You have to find earbuds that do not have the attached amplifier at the bud; it has to be further down the line. The best I have found are the Sony WC series. Forget about anything Apple; They wont stay in cauliflower ear
  25. 2 points
    Of the big time young heavyweights, Schultz has the lowest ceiling by far imo. He doesn't score. It's a new age of heavyweights. If you're going to be a big bruiser, you still have to be athletic enough to attack legs like Cassioppi. I think he'll have a hard time climbing the ladder.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    If you are just talking about men's freestyle the USA winning 6 medals would be an unbelievable performance. I think you are right about Japan doing well but I would think they are more likely to get gold at 65kg than 57 although both are good bets to medal. i will be surprised to see them medal at 74 or 86 kg. I would say a great job by the US would be 4 medals with 2 being gold. If I had to pick a country to overperform I might guess Iran - they only have Yazdani seeded but I could see them with 3 or 4 medals.
  28. 2 points
    Housebuye

    Iran Wrestling News

    Good question. They both have a guy who could random draw into their side who is a relatively high favorite over them (Mohammadean and Taylor). Snyder is opposite Sadulaev, so he doesn’t factor in as much. 97Kg is way deeper than 86kg though. It will depend on draw I think.
  29. 2 points
    window12

    Iran Wrestling News

    Just realised Kyle Snyder and Hasan Yazdani have similar medal records when it comes to the Olympics and the World Championship medals-i.e. 1 Olympic Gold, 2 World Championship Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze at the Worlds. I wonder who will be ahead after Tokyo ? Or will be still the same Tally?
  30. 2 points
    Henry

    Griffith staying at Stanford

    I would assume Koll won't allow him to stay for 3 more years since that would make him a loser who needs to move on with his life.
  31. 2 points
    At one point he was merely a regular college freshman called Jeff who had agreed to enter into the warm glow of the Ohio State tanning beds. However, once he emerged from the violet lights his body had transcended into the cradle locking machine to know be only known as J.
  32. 2 points
    IronChef

    Why are wrestling OTT so early??

    There's some Dunning-Krueger effect as well combined with being the kind of parent that makes coaches close their practices.
  33. 2 points
    MNRodent

    Separated at birth?

    Mike Poeta Actor, Jeremy Sisto
  34. 2 points
    I thought Jameson would do so well in college
  35. 2 points
    flyingcement

    Ryan Anderson to Binghamton

    Love the story about slamming a mountain dew in the middle of a match. As always, will root for guys from district XI. Wish him well at Binghamton
  36. 2 points
    window12

    Iran Wrestling News

    Goes to testify to the convincing nature of your reasoning. We do occasionally come to see the errors of our ways.
  37. 2 points
    In HS I was close to 6ft and making 125lb. But I was basically down to skin and bones to make it. I can’t imagine someone being able to compete at a world level at that height and weight. Let the short guys have the weight.
  38. 2 points
    Bronco

    Pac 12 Wrestling - Future Predictions?

    The only PAC 12 school that I see bringing back wrestling is Oregon. Whether or not that will in fact occur in the next five years I don't know. But it's the only PAC 12 school IMO who even has a chance of bringing back wrestling. They paid for a brand new wrestling room and all it is doing is collecting dust (as far as I know). Secondly they have an extremely wealthy benefactor (Phil Knight) who could fund a wrestling program all by himself - as well as a number of Oregon alums who would and could help foot the bill. Does ASU maintain itself? Sure - as long as they have their current coaching staff. The PAC 12 program that I see as being "on the rise" however is Cal Poly. I mentioned here a couple years ago that I thought Cal Poly was beginning to become a much improved program and they have continued to do that. They finished the 2021 season in 25th place at the N.C.A.A. tournament which is pretty respectable for a team that was pretty much the last place team in the PAC 12 for quite a while. They also finished 4th at the 2021 PAC 12 tournament with 107 team points (8 1/2 points behind Stanford). That is the highest team placement Cal Poly has had in 11 years in the PAC 12 tournament. PLUS they are a young team. They had zero Seniors on their team roster for 2021. Coach Sioredas and his two assistant coaches have to be credited for the improvement.
  39. 2 points
    Idaho

    Wick to Cal Poly

    Cal Poly has been on the up - Even though they were 4th in the Pac 12 they wrestled everyone tough and had a good national tournament. Sioredas has been there 5 years now and seems to get a couple good recruits every year. They just established some new fundraising as well. They have another kid on the verge of AA in Legend Lamer. Keep in mind that Cal Poly is also a good academic school, with a 25-28% acceptance rate - it's not Stanford but it's also not your average state school either.
  40. 2 points
    Eagle26

    Why are wrestling OTT so early??

    He’s clearly very insecure about his self-image. He feels the need try to “prove” he is smarter than everyone on the internet. In some cases he does know what he’s talking about, but in many cases he is off the mark, will never admit it, and has to resort to put downs. Anyway, all our guys grew up making weight nearly every week. They know how to do it. I don’t think it’s wise to make weight as much as we do in our folkstyle system, but I think having OTT 4-6 weeks before the games would produce no issues with weight and could actually help guys that need the extra time to get weight down. I’d love to hear from someone in the know what the main reasons are. If weight is the only reason we really need to reconsider.
  41. 2 points
    southend

    Wick to Cal Poly

    Who doesn’t like Madison’s weather? All the seasons. California-wild fires, earthquakes, mud slides, droughts, high taxes, cost of doing business through the ceiling. Homeless crisis. I’m all in for Wisconsin.
  42. 2 points
    steamboat_charlie v2

    Wick to Cal Poly

    Cal Poly is criminally slept on nationally as a destination.
  43. 1 point
    dman115

    Vincenzo Joseph to Stanford

    Great story! I got rag dolled by Dennis Paulson in 8th grade...good times...goooood times.
  44. 1 point
    Idaho

    the NCAA is not 'above the law'

    I would agree with this.... The concept is correct....however I am not sure (nor is anyone at this point...I think) how this actually plays out. Do the schools use the sponsorship avenue to pay players...is the school itself responsible? Conferences? The NCAA? Using a player on the program for a game...where do you get funds to pay that kid? It could become quite the mess.
  45. 1 point
    Lurker

    Why are wrestling OTT so early??

    As well as completely different.... “training cycles”.
  46. 1 point
    Easy: a car wreck, a hot piss test, a time machine for JO to make weight and win bronze on blown knee ligaments, and a stellar performance at the most parity-ridden weight in the world where the US hasn’t medaled in 15 years. Easy peezy lemon squeezy.
  47. 1 point
    MadMardigain

    Why are wrestling OTT so early??

    How about looking at it from a different view. Would it provide enough benefit to justify moving the OTT a few months closer to the games? Is there a reason to believe we could somehow get more medals by pushing closer? If not, then let’s let what has worked decently well for us over the last several decades continue. Sure the US could always improve, but certain changes could always have the opposite effect on our medal chances.
  48. 1 point
    Cal Poly with an RTC too
  49. 1 point
    AHamilton

    Vincenzo Joseph to Stanford

    Just listened to Morningstar on "Wrestling Changed my Life." M* said 8th grade Marinelli was about the same size that he is now and gave him a club that he felt in his tailbone during a live session at Jeff Jordan's camp.
  50. 1 point
    Le duke

    Vincenzo Joseph to Stanford

    The most recent Baschamania with IMAR was great. Listening to it, you'd think that Cenzo and Isaiah were very good friends or brothers, not guys who had wrestled in the NCAA finals against each other twice.
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