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  1. The bigger (and there are a few) wildcards here are Green and Pico.  If Green retains the form we saw at worlds down at 65, he's the guy to beat.  He jumped levels this season.  Not sure how anyone can even argue that.  That is a big IF though.


    Pico looked incredible all weekend outside of the one takedown to Molinaro.  He's in the mix and especially think he'll be a tough style matchup for Oliver.  If he improves even slightly by trials, he'll go with all of those guys.   

  2. oh no doubt.


    i was at rumble on the rails and remember being super stoked. i tweeted for flo "Stieber beats World Champ". i was outta my mind.


    but 1) that was a long time ago and 2) stieber didn't look sharp at trials


    and, well, 3) stieber is entirely too small for 65

    Stieber looked significantly better this weekend than he did at the trials.  I'll give you that.  But how do you walk away from this saying he's entirely too small for 65?  He's right there with Oliver.  He looked brick sh*thouse big to me.

  3. If JO has a chance to make the oly team, Stieber has a chance to make it.  Did you guys watch the match?  I know Husker did.  Stieber was all over him.  One foolish mistake at the end of the match otherwise that goes either way.  Nobody at 65 is hoping to see Stieber at the trials.  Also, Green and Pico are being underrated here.  65 and 84 are going to be insane.

  4. Tough to bet against a guy who's accomplished what Dake has, but IMO he does not have the ability to put on enough mass to hang with the bigger guys at 86.  Taylor has a bigger frame will just depend on how much he fills out.  And please let Ed Ruth make a go at Rio just to see some of those matchups.  Also, what is Howe's plan?

  5. And you are a troll. 


    Nice original post, Longshot. Should be a great rivalry and one worth discussion.


    Too bad the troll had to get involved. 

    I survived Suzie. HL3 is a poor, poor man's Suzie.  At best.

  6. He'll be successful wherever he goes.  I just think he's got a style very much like Taylor.  Not saying everyone is a better fit at PSU, just happen to think it caters to his style a little more.  Guy like Suriano I think would be better fit somewhere else.  Doesn't mean he won't be successful at PSU. 

  7. Spencer, Daton, Yianni D and Suriano all end up same weight in college?  This might be the most talented group at same/similar weight we've seen in a while.  Likely will have growth changes.  Yianni in particular seems like he will fill out, but it'd be great to see these guys battle for years. How do you rank these guys?  Daton beat Spencer, but Lee took it to him early and was giving up a little size.  Suriano has split with Lee and Fix, not sure if he's wrestled Yianni.  I believe Fix is 2-1 vs Yianni?  Tough group.

  8. The first TD in this match was a leg scissor/cutback using a sweeping leg trip with your own free leg.  I thought this was an illegal move?  It's legal in MMA and very sneaky.  Anderson Silva was submitted by an opponent using this technique.  Very dangerous though, I've seen a knee ripped apart.  Was surprised this move was allowed still.

  9. You are the one who started this by saying we needed to consider the toughness of the opponents Cael faced! 


    IMHO his opponents were weaker than Stieber's also. 

    Not really.  I said you could argue IMar frosh year's competition may have been tougher than Cael's frosh year competition.  But over the course of four titles you can't really say a guy didn't face worthy opponents.  Which is what you seem to be claiming.

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