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Posts posted by Alwayswrestling

  1. First they need to win a 2nd title and IMHO Mcdonough has the best chance to do that he won his first title with two NCAA champs at his weight while Dake won a weight that was not near as deep. With Dake moving up a weight he will have the tougher time repeating. Both are offensive wrestlers and fun to watch it will be a fun year to watch them progress.

  2. Actually, if you read my initial post carefully, I was trying to emphasize Kolat's unique style, not so much his accompishments which were great as well.

    What was his "style" that you speak of?


    Kolat was an innovator. His flexibility was pretty sick to boot.

    Ok why do you think he was a innovator? I never really thought that of him that way when I watched him wrestle. I thought he was extremely physically ready to wrestle right out of HS but never was impressed with his conditioning. I saw him lose as a true freshman against the Ohio St kid can not remember his name right now but in that match was just beat by a better upper classman. To me Kolat was a very good college wrestler but not a innovator like a Sanders, Gable, Schalles, Smith or Askren.

  3. I guess it depends on who you ask. Many indeed feel that Douglas was robbed of an opportunity to perform his best at the Olympics as he was injured in having to beat Gable over and over in order to capture the spot on the Olympic team. I'm not sure I call that a robbery, but certainly a travesty. Others do use the word robbery in order to describe the situation.

    Come on "robbed" that is unfair to everyone involved.

  4. Both 4X AA but one is a 3X champ the other a 2X champ easy choice for me.



    This has always been too simplistic of an analysis in my opinion.

    What else is there to look at? International medals? Undefeated seasons? This is not a knock on kolat just that Abas is a great plus one of his loses was going up a weight a against the defending NCAA champ at 126.

  5. HS career top 3 maybe the best ever. College had a great career but many wrestler like stephen abas had better careers, abas was 144-4 3 time champ and 4th as a fresh.


    I don't think you can easily say Abas had a better career then Kolat. They both had 2 career losses at the NCAA tournament however Kolat never placed worse then 3rd. NCAA tournaments I would say is nearly a wash for the two of them. Sure Abas had 3 less career losses but Kolat had wrestled a big 10 schedule his true freshman and true sophomore years. Whereas, Abas took a redshirt year and then wrestled Fresno States schedule. Also, Abas was at 118 and 125 compared to 134 and 142 for Kolat. I think if you switched Kolat and Abas, then Kolat would easily have better overall numbers.

    Both 4X AA but one is a 3X champ the other a 2X champ easy choice for me.

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