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Cradle2grave

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  1. Both Ed & Lou Banach won gold in '84. Given their Olympic success and multiple national titles at Iowa they have the best overall resume's of any NY'ers I can think of.
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    Freestyle style is a good style

    About six weeks from now, when folkstyle competition starts back, it always feels like a readjustment. A big downshift. A loss of momentum. Like when you are driving 75 on the highway and turn off onto a town and now have to stop for traffic lights, signs and pedestrians.
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    Iran-king of the push out

    Nearly every coach I've heard stresses maintaining inside head position when you've got an underhook. It's one of those unquestioned orthodoxies. The Iranians seem to prefer the head on the opposite side. Not only are they successful with pushing for the step out point from here, they work some great shots off this position. Taghavi and others hit a great double from there.
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    Snyder & 97kg discussion

    I've always admired the way Gadisov controls the ties and gets to his shots. Snyder shut that down with working the head and constant snapping. Easy to say, hard to do. Gadisov just didn't have a real solution. Besides his great defense, Snyder's ability to instantly re-attack is one of those assets which keeps him dangerous at every moment. He beat the Iranian and the Russian. Can't ask for a more decisive statement than that.
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    Snyder & 97kg discussion

    The USA Greco field at 98kg just got a lot deeper for the next decade.
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    FS Junior Worlds - Team Race

    Kumar's ability to battle back from a deficit is impressive. Has a gas tank for sure.
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    FS Junior Worlds - Team Race

    Pico up now on B
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    Kyle Snyder - offense

    Alyosha, that is a great story. Thank you.
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    Kyle Snyder - offense

    Freestyle, absolutely. Go to the 1:00 mark. One of Sergei's go-to moves, often off the 2-on-1. Here it is off single defense like in the Gadson match. Sergei Beloglazov URS vs Dariusz Grzywinski POL Olympic 1988 Seoul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CObhlgr7sMk
  10. It didn't help the odds of Manville being our Olympic GR rep in 2016.
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    Kyle Snyder - offense

    His "one side then the other" pick combo is really clicking. Training for Varner probably helped as well.
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    Pan Am's on ESPN3

    Generally the officials in Greco are more lenient about offensive leg fouls than defensive. This seem particularly true internationally. There was a thread on here a couple of years ago regarding a similar scoring situation. In that case it was what appeared to be an inside trip that one wrestler was using on a regular basis.
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    National Duals is DEAD????

    You bring up an interesting parallel here. The Iranians take the world cup team format very seriously, while the Russians don't, and choose to send a developmental squad each year.
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    All time favorite match

    Ironside vs. Kolat
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    NCAA Proposes New Rules (link)

    I just don't understand the mentality of those who want to protect the right to flee the mat. The officials - as a group - appear to be incredibly stubborn about penalizing it. These obligatory stalling situations (5 second return rule, etc) may have the unintended effect of discouraging officials from calling regular stalling as frequently.
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