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  1. 23 minutes ago, pa in taiwan said:

    I'm copying this post I made on the other thread because I'm shocked at the lack of understanding on display about the Fix / Takahashi match. You don't seem to understand what passivity is in freestyle wrestling. The ref put Fix on the shot clock because he was passive, backing away from Takahashi's offensive setups.

    Folkstyle folks be like, "Only leg shots are offense." Watch that match again and realize what I'm sure the USA coaches have now realized, which is that wrestlers who want to pull out of a Russian tie or a two-on-one had better find a way to do so without backing or running away. Takahashi works his offense off of a few different two-on-one arm ties. 30 seconds into the match, Takahashi, standing on the center spot of the mat, reaches for the two-on-one twice. Fix backs and then runs away to the outer part of the circle and the official uses his blue hand to make the "move forward and engage" signal. Fix continues to try to escape Takahashi's throw-by set up, a two-on-one on Fix's left arm, and it's clear that ref is going to warn him (5:18). Fix's mistake is that he isn't clearing the two-on-one and transitioning into his own offense. He's moving back into outer space. Imagine a wrestler who works his offense off a collar tie, and every time he locks another wrestler up with a collar tie, that wrestler clears it and backs up instead of looking to attack. Imagine a guy who shoots from space, and instead of re-attacking and generating offense, the other guy keeps backing away. This is essentially what Fix is doing in this match; he's backing away from Takehashi's offensive setups. Watch the whistle start after the first passive warning. Fix starts in a very forward position, over the center of the mat, but as soon as Takahashi goes for the two-on-one, he circles into the orange outer band. The ref immediately puts his blue hand up and encourages him to engage. Do you not understand that this is passivity? Takahashi continues to go for the two-on-one tie on Fix's left arm, and Fix continues to back away, and it's no surprise that the ref puts him on the 30 second clock at 4:31. Watch the entire match with positioning in mind. Takahashi works the middle of the mat the whole time. After the first shot clock point, Fix ties up in a collar tie and makes some effective fakes, causing Takahashi to back away. The ref immediately lifts the red hand and warns Takehashi for passivity. The ref does a good job in this low scoring match of encouraging action. It's a disappointment that a wrestler with the dynamism of Daton Fix was unable to create more action. The takedown and ensuing flurries of action at the beginning of the second period were good signs, and Fix should have continued. When he creates action, he scores more that his opponent. Again, Takehashi continues moving forward, looking for the Russian tie on the left arm. Fix never turns it into HIS offense. At one point he uses his left arm to overhook, a great tactic, as Takehashi doesn't seem able to create action. The ref blows it dead quickly, as noone is attacking. 

    Lessons were learned from this match. Daton will be better prepared for his next meeting with Takehashi.  

    nice analogy.


  2. 2 minutes ago, jchapman said:

    I know, it boggles my mind that people root for the USA on USA Wrestling's forum.  So annoying.

    ha. nice interpretation. but those who put OSU's or any other college team's  best interests before the American interests. Something like that.


  3. Flo bashing does get old

    homerism on the Int'l board also gets old, the non stop biased views when it comes to USA wrestlers.

    hating individual wrestlers for something they've done in the past ...see Int board PDIII e.g.

    trolls (Braunman in particular comes to mind from past years), they add nothing

    people who post just to add to their number of posts


  4. it probably depends on location. Obviously PA is a great location. Freestyle events could probably sell out a lot of arenas, depending on geographic location like said. I recall as a youth attending quite a few USA v Japan/Bulgaria/USSR dual meets at Stabler Arena. If they brought that back to Eastern PA they would draw a lot fans.

    Wilkes Univ gymnasium seats 3500 people x $10/person = a nice day at the office, especially if Zane wins the 1st bout.

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