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  1. 3 hours ago, Gantry said:

    I disagree here, Lee was a Destroyer of Worlds at NCAAs and then deciding (before dropping out) that he was going to do a couple overseas tournies in the summer last year instead of the Open and Trials.  I think if Gilman wasn't there, he would have went (or at least committed to) to the Open/FinalX last year. 

    Of course I could be wrong and maybe am misremembering the timeline...



    I have no idea or inside information but as a competitor I would not of wanted anything given to me especially by a teammate.  I can not imagine Gilman expecting this to happen.

  2. 1 minute ago, Housebuye said:

    Correct. He hasn’t had a single official freestyle match since then. 

    It is pretty crazy. I don’t really get it but they know what they are doing I’m sure. I just really hope it has nothing to do with worrying about causing a rift on the team. If that’s the case I wish Lee didn’t go to Iowa. 

    I do not think that would be a reason Lee does not wrestle seniors.  Let the best man win!

  3. 3 hours ago, misterc said:

    4 years, so around 2015?  2015 JB is the best version I've seen.  Not sure that's the version to doubt getting a win.  Kyle Dake at the time was also beating 86kg people in the room leading to his 2016 class decision.  

    i was not saying that Burroughs would not win but to me it would not be a given then against Foster at 189 lbs.  What I am saying is Foster beating Akren is not a bad loss for Askren in Foster was a tough physical wrestler.  Also just because Dake did what he did at 85 KG does not mean Burroughs could as well.  Different styles against different weight classes.

  4. 6 hours ago, wrestlingphish said:

    And Jordan Burroughs isn't doing the same thing year in and year out?

    I am saying losing to Foster was not a bad loss for Askren.  I am not sure Burroughs would of beat Foster back then either.  He was wrestling very good and was big strong for his weight class.

  5. 16 minutes ago, rpm002 said:

    Clark over Graff is ridiculous.  Graff beat him 11-4 in the Grand Prix of Spain finals about a year ago.  Last year at the US Open, Graff was 4th and Clark was DNP.  Actually, that understates how awful his tournament was... Clark lost to DiJulius in his very first consolation match, 2 rounds before the "blood round" that determined who would finish in the top 8, so really he finished in 17th place, at best).  Since then, Clark has wrestled internationally a lot, but with limited success.  Pretty laughable it takes them a full year to put out rankings and this sort of indefensible garbage is the best they can come up with.

    Has Graff competed at all in past six months?  But agree there are a few head scratchers in the rankings.  Is Richard Perry even able to wrestle right now?

  6. 40 minutes ago, Mokoma said:

    I would say not that good.  Taylor smoked him shortly after college.  Maybe 2nd or 3rd best at the weight, but I doubt he would have ever made an Olympic or world team.

    I would not say smoked him if you saw the match.  It was a exciting match till Taylor get a bunch of points real quick at the end.  I am not sure if they wrestled again after that.  As good as Taylor looked there Dake made him look like a amatuer in the finals.

  7. Okie St was a solid favorite in Gable's last year so much so that they had already picked Coach Myron Roderick to hand out the championship torphy on Saturday night.  That left them scrambling Friday after semi finals to change their presenter to Danny Gable's HOF HS wrestling coach the late Mr. Robert "Burly" Siddens to present the championship trophy to Gable and his championship team.  I was a little gather Friday night after the semi's Mr. Siddens had a HUGE smile on his face.  Great memory and time!

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