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    Bad scramblers

    Brent Metcalf was not a good scrambler
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    UPDATED USA CAREER RANKINGS

    What about Greco guys?
  3. In almost every other sport being tall is a certain advantage. But in wrestling, and especially folkstyle where control is the most important thing. Being short can become an asset if you have better than average defense. It's very hard to get a short guy out of his stance, it's very hard to get inside control, and at the D1 level it's very hard to pull guys underneath you. Think of a Frank Molinaro, at 49 he probably isn't much taller than Pletcher, but was a national champion. Wrestling is the best sport because every perceived disadvantage can become an advantage very easily. That's why any BODY can wrestle.
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    Pico vs. Zain (Folkstyle)

    So boconnell made a lot of my point(s). I think some people who assume Pico would dominate on his feet to the tune of multiple takedowns per period forget the defensive mind set to defending a shot is wayyy different. In college there's funk, out of bounds, more potentially dangerous situations, which could allow Zain to fight off takedowns he wouldn't in a freestyle match for fear of exposure. Also Zain's top wrestling was absolutely amazing, and you can't negate the energy expenditure it takes to actually earn an escape in the best possible situation, and just trying not to get turned which is more likely. It's almost a guarantee Zain scores on top, gets an escape so the real question is can Pico make up a potential 3-5 point deficit with takedowns and cutting him.... I don't think so Zain wins 8-6
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    Pico out 6-9 Mos.

    No one mentioned JO so I will. Up a weight with more time to heal, could be a breakout performance on US soil.
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    More horrible coaching in PA

    That's like telling a cop you shouldn't get a ticket because you weren't going THAT much over the speed limit. Just follow the rules and you have no problems.
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    Video of Brands sidline antics

    Can we get Willie and JB to help make this go viral?! I want every kid at NCAAs doing the "Brands Shake"
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    What if...

    Wrestling is 3rd in Gold medals won for the USA and for Russia it's the 2nd highest in Gold per sport (1 medal behind track and field) not saying it WOULD happen but to say the USOC or Russian Federation doesnt care about wrestling is incorrect. While a boycott would be a longshoy, the THREAT could be used as leverage.
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    What if...

    What if the USA and Russia BOTH threatened to boycott 2020 without wrestling in the Olympics? That means millions if not billions in lost revenue for the sponsors and IOC. We all know the only language the IOC speaks is cash. What does everyone think?
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    Accordino’s Career Ends Due to Injury

    Crappy way for any career to end. Good luck with your next endeavor Justin. -Lewis Baker
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    Matt Brown ranking? Mike Evans? 174?

    Your logic becomes flawed when you bring up Caldwell vs Metcalf. Because Caldwell actually won 66% of the matches wrestled and 100% of official NCAA matches. Including one by pin.
  12. I don't think there's any way this happens, not only because of the team aspect, but because as a competitor I doubt DT would do it. Now what about if Dake did it? He is actually certified at 157, and would not nearly hurt hs team in the same way DT dropping would. Dake has already beat DT and therefore by dropping would almost guarantee a 4th title.
  13. If DT dropped to 57 and won his 2nd NCAA title, would anyone hold it over him that he lost to KD? Or is winning the national the most important thing?
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    Dake/Taylor: A second look...

    You must establish separation for an escape, if I have one arm around a leg that's still control until the bottom wrestler separates himself from the top wrestler. DT did not establish that separation.
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