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Everything posted by AnklePicker

  1. I remember reading when this was first announced that the powers that be were not changing their decision on this regardless if there was money to support it. What is their rationale?
  2. Very impressed by Rider. 20th in the country ahead of Wisconsin, Purdue, Oklahoma, Virginia, Central Michigan and a slew of other quality squads. Hats off the Coach Hangey and company.
  3. Whatever it takes to keep Willie from ever emceeing an event again I’m all for. Just kidding big guy, congrats and good luck to ya.
  4. I watched that Granby sequence quite a bit, almost impossible not to expose there but somehow, I don’t think he did! Great match and scramble at the end. Sidakov is a gamer. BTW is that Saitiev chirping in Zhamalov’s corner?
  5. Yeah ok buddy. The dude is a cadet world champ, 2 time junior world champ, NCAA champ and likely would have been a two timer last year since he handled Kemerer at big tens. But you’re right...overhyped.
  6. He’s stoic like most of the penn state guys are. Take after their coach. Zahid can make 79kg and probably will. If he does he’s the obvious favorite. But if he stays up I can see Hall beating Ringer and Imar.
  7. I disagree. He’s always had a kind of disinterested looking style but he’s an absolute beast. With his recent move to Penn and Burroughs coming in I don’t think his had enough wrestling. He can also go 79 next year. If Burroughs and Dake both stay down and Zahid and Taylor both stay up, I like his chances.
  8. I’m afraid he will. If he can win the Olympics and the $250k that comes with it that might go along way!
  9. He needs to learn how to generate offense. Can’t win consistently if you don’t have solid leg attacks.
  10. I’m still surprised Gable lost to Cassar, let alone more than once. Much more surprised by that than Gable smashing Parris. Crazy that Gable in only 20! I was surprised to see Geno is only 26 himself. Akgul is 30. They will be around for a bit. Hoping Gable doesn’t jump straight to WWE.
  11. Man that was an impressive performance by both freshman. Cenzo was not a very good loser at that point.
  12. I think Burroughs can finish on Dake and Dake doesn’t attack enough on the highest level guys to get to Burroughs enough to win. If he gets to JB’s legs he will finish because he’s not great at defending but he knows if he misses JB’s go behinds and reattacks are so good it will keep him hesitant. Both are good at pushing guys out of bounds. Should be great. Can’t wait.
  13. But he struggled with Chamizo? No way it’s easy.
  14. That's not currently a live link. Scratch that thanks.
  15. I'm with you but thinking people who didn't tune in early were having issues logging on so they stopped the action. If they just wrestle we probably won't see it.
  16. People whine about Flo but truth is Rokfin is just as bad if not worse. Terrible site to navigate and I've had issues with nearly every live event I've watched.
  17. There are few paths to success in every sport. It's not unique to wrestling.
  18. Super cool these guys are wrestling multiple bouts. Can’t wait.
  19. He is. And IMar has beaten Burroughs so no reason to think he couldn’t give him a match aside from possible injury set backs.
  20. I was checking out the Olympic.org site referenced above. I did find the following in their Olympic Charter. I guess it is about the individual. The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and not between countries. They bring together the athletes selected by their respective NOCs, whose entries have been accepted by the IOC. They compete under the technical direction of the IFs concerned.
  21. I’ve been coaching for around 20 years now and my assistant and I have come to the conclusion that it takes around 3 years to truly learn/get wrestling. You have to be patient and respect that most of the better wrestlers out there have put in way more time than you have. There’s nothing wrong with that but you have to be realistic with yourself. Keep plugging away, it’ll come. If you’re dedicated to it and have some degree of athleticism I venture to guess by next year you’ll start seeing big gains and success will follow.
  22. It's not about flexing on countries with sub optimal athletes, it's about showing how great your country is at a particular sport. A guy moving from Russia, who was already a senior world champ, to wrestle for another country says absolutely nothing about how that country develops actual wrestlers.
  23. Countries otherwise why would they even represent their country? They'd be more likely to represent their club. They know it's a problem because they've tried to curb this behavior with rules including the one mentioned in the original post. I'm all for having a tournament where every single person on the planet gets a chance to truly be the best in the world, shoot I'd even offer prize money as an incentive but that's not what the Olympics should be about imo.
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