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  1. Housebuye, you beat me to the punch. Well said.
  2. Proof that his knee is still bad. He is in such pain that he had to fall on his side rather than put weight on that leg. My guess is that he will be so hobbled this year, he will pin no more than 90% of his opponents.
  3. He did go on to represent the U.S.A. on two Olympic teams.
  4. Expecting the athlete to overrule his coaches in the heat of battle is kind of absurd. I realize that is does happen now and then, but generally most athletes defer to the coaches figuring that they saw something that the wrestler might have missed while in a flurry. Don't blame the wrestler for a poor challenge decision by two experienced coaches.
  5. The challenge right off the bat in the first round by either Zadick or Manning ultimately cost Burroughs the match. I was kind of puzzled when the challenge came in for two reasons. 1. The call looked spot on correct and I couldn't even guess what the challenge was for (I am guessing they wanted a 2 pt TD rather than a step 1 pt step out, but it was not there). 2. Why would you challenge to get one more point while leading by 1 to risk giving up 1 with a much higher probability of the latter happening? At the time the challenge was thrown, Burroughs was leading 1-0 on the step out. After they lost the challenge Burroughs was trailing 1-1, criteria. It made no sense to risk that. That also changed the strategy of the match from Burroughs leading at the time, to losing. Utimately Burroughs loses 10-10 criteria. That one point hanging out there bigger than ever.
  6. Bob D, if someone post on here that most NCAA champions were former High School State Champions, I'll be waiting for you to prove them wrong by listing all wrestlers who were HS state champions that didn't win an NCAA title.
  7. Hahaha. Yep, no proof at all. Pure coincidence. Also, you do realize that Jay Robinson made two world teams and was on our 1972 Olympic team, right.
  8. Who are three of the top wrestling coaches that the NCAA has seen in the last 30 years. Arguably Dan Gable, Cael Sanderson, and John Smith. Hmmm, what do they have in common as competitors? I don't recall anyone saying that wrestlers should ONLY listen to elite athletes, but if I have the choice of listening to someone who succeeded at the top level in wrestling and someone who has a pocket full of certificates, I'll go with the former.
  9. If I were still competing, I would much rather hear what 3x NCAA champ and world bronze medalist Jden Cox has to say on strength and conditioning training than someone who has a shiny masters degree from wherever/Univ. and has never had any success in wrestling and possibly never even wrestled. Champions generally had great coaching and training and have a pretty good idea on what it took to win.
  10. Current rules are the best in decades. Probably the best ever. Leave them alone for a while.
  11. Yes, and he also had 16 pins and 6 decisions last year which are all bonus point wins.
  12. Bo Nickal at 197 wins the weight handily including beating Moore with bonus points. The tougher match would be against Zahid if he moves up to 184.
  13. Lotsa love here. Can't wait to see him shock the field.
  14. Snyder and Sadulaev were separated because they were both multiple time World Champions and defending Olympic Champs. As much as I like David Taylor, I doubt he will get any preferential treatment from UWW without a single World medal on his resume.
  15. Lets see. 4 time NCAA finalist and Two time champ. Two time Hodge winner. World cup champ by pinning defending Olympic gold medalist. Yarygin champ. Pan Am champ. What is your idea of Great?
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