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    Repechage

    Yeah it essentially just (loosely) determines the 2nd best guy from your side of the bracket. Im indifferent to whether they should cross bracket or not, but do agree some of the weights really concentrate talent. I wish we had a slightly better seeding system.
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    Yianni won the arbitration. Next steps?

    Yeah with the depth of the weight I dont see either being "favored" to medal. They are both in that 10th-15th ranked area. Given a good draw either could place as high as second. But given a lesser draw either could end the tourney 0 and 1
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    Yianni won the arbitration. Next steps?

    Go USA!!! Personal preference I cheer Yainni. From a "who would do better" approach, its a wash. Despite me calling Zain: Metcalf Jr, he's tough, i just dont see either being favored to actually medal.
  4. Solid post. Some memorable names, hopefully theyre all well :) I think the boards are still pretty good for wrestling talk and humor. It can go the other way for sure, where we veer into politics and anger, but such is the nature of a forum. I see a lot of our convos get regurgitated elsewhere as facebook/Twitter/Instagram post: ...a day later, that always makes me smile.
  5. Glad to see these guys getting some experience at a tough tournament. :) Look forward to the results. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2019/August/07/Medved-Preview Men’s Freestyle Roster 57kg: Darian Cruz (Allentown, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC/New York AC) 57kg: Frank Perrelli (Charlottesville, Va./Lehigh Valley AC/Titan Mercury WC) 61kg: Tyler Graff (New Brunswick, N.J./NJRTC/ Titan Mercury WC) 65kg: Frank Molinaro (Norman, Oklahoma/OKRTC/Titan Mercury WC) 70kg: Ryan Deakin (Broomfield, Colo./Titan Mercury WC) 70 kg: James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) 79kg: Chance Marsteller ( New Park, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC/Titan Mercury WC) 86kg: Nate Jackson (Princeton, N.J./NJRTC/New York AC) 92kg: Mike Macchiavello (Raleigh N.C./ Wolf Pack WC/Titan Mercury WC) 97kg: Ty Walz (Blacksburg Va./SERTC/ Titan Mercury WC) 97kg: Kyven Gadson (Waterloo, Iowa/CRTC/Sunkist Kids) 125kg: Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn./Minnesota RTC) 125kg: Jordan Wood (Gilbertsville, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC)
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    2019 Medved International Line-Up

    Yeah some of our "lesser" A team members, a couple B's, and several distant C's. Overall this team gets a C minus. And man it concerns me how weak we are at 61kg and 70kg. Green used to be a lock to medal and now,..... 61kg I just have no faith but maybe he'll pull a Colon. Miracles happen
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    As i would expect. Even without DT the weight has a super solid top 8 (Yazdani lock for gold) 7 of which are interchangeable as silver medalist. I can't see any situation where he snags a bronze but would be cool if he did
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    I didnt see Downey's matches, but they went about as I expected, beats Angus and loses easily to Torreblanca, after reading yalls comments though.... I've been of the mindset that being on the team will help him grow leaps and bounds, wrestling with #1 World Ranked guys left and right, daily. However, I wonder if constantly being the "nail" has hurt his confidence. Again. A cruise control match by Torreblanca was 100% expected. I almost put 7-2 on my earlier prediction, but then thought he'd shut it down at 5 so I went 5-1. Did yall expect something better or did he really look that bad
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    2019 Medved International Line-Up

    Some bright spots but on the whole, real rough for ole 'Merica so far. Expected us being more competitive top to bottom
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Lol not to downplay but let me downplay.... ;) kewt. Anyways go world team go!!!!!
  11. Yeah I mean 1 and 1. Nice win for the "Bronze" but I think we all hoped he had it. Fix is giving me a lot or hope heading into worlds
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Lol like I was saying, for as stellar as Yianni has been (i know he hasnt made the team but beating Bajarang and winning these tournaments) Tobier is one of this group of about 10 landmine guys outside of the top 4 or 5 that I would still have a tough time envisioning us beating consistantly. Its possible we get hot and make the finals but 1-1 or 0-1 for whoever the rep is wouldnt surprise me. Weight is just tough
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    Oliver to North Carolina?

    Haha so true. :) Mind you I stewed on it as i typed that post. And I thought..."well he is pretty decent from neutral so....." (Almost convinced myself he would be tough) But being on the smaller side (huge detriment), plus lack of par-terre experience, I just wouldn't expect more than the run of the mill 143lber. The weight is fairly deep with "Talented" wrestlers... and there are a solid 6 that are legit "freestyle" talents. Just couldn't see him coming close to finishing top 8. But I really do hope he tries
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Dont know how I missed this but yeah.... haha wow unexpected ragdolling
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Occasionally I click on the college boards by accident, out of season.... and it always takes me scrolling past 5 or 6 topics of "I hear Lee almost failed chemistry last year", "was Bo better than Cael", "How good would Alabamas football line be had they all wrestled heavy".... to realize im not in the right place.... but always for like 5 seconds i think "wtf guys, lets talk actual wrestling and stuff currently happening".... Sorry for my wrongly placed dissapointment in threads you guys arent making
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    Oliver to North Carolina?

    Lol he will be way too small, he likely wont compete. :) he also has no freestyle results, and I think he'd expect the results he gets if he does compete. And that is why he will tech his way to gold.
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    2019 Medved International Line-Up

    Yeah, agree on Marsteller Deakin outplacing Green wouldn't shock me (Green has looked rough) But Gable winning easily? Have brackets been released? I thought historically heavy was pretty decent here. (A few top 15 guys) Also i bet we notch at least 1 upset over a top 20 wrestler. :) just no idea what weight. Probably Perelli, hes always a lock for 1 solid win before being teched next match. Glad to see Molinaro also. Graff can beat anyone when hes on. But he always has massive hiccups i dont understand.
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    Oliver to North Carolina?

    I got a strong feeling by the Trials next year, most people will agree its Desanto's to lose. 2020 olympic team Fix Desanto (unless Yainni gets help from refs) Burroughs Cox Snyder Big Gwiz fan but I think Gable gets it done.
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    Oliver to North Carolina?

    Big Yianni fan but #WellDone
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Tip of the cap to Pat Smith on Gold. Hes been tough this last year, would be nice to see him snag a medal at Worlds. I really only expect a medal out of Coon, but maybe we will be surprised.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    I was into the brews. Im sure I missed any humor. But i really feel Worlds this year and Olympics next, the story will end up being . Chamizo vs Burroughs. Excited to see it play out. Will be sad to see JB retire (i assume he will hang em up after Olympics)
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Glad you're so confident. Love the idea of the USA being unstoppable. Maybe we should revisit this sentiment afted worlds. Anyway, I doubt Dake makes the Olympic team. And Chamizo/JB are a coinflip. I'm sure we will see the Dake/Chamizo hypothetical over the next year but man... on the whole I never understand the guy who can't admit the top 3 at any weight (aside from 97kg) can all beat each other..... Just, come on
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    10 of 10 huh? Thats confidence. We'll see if he makes the team.
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Cept for Marable. :)Gomez is a world Silver. . Look at JBs wiki, scroll to the bottom and be surprised by the amount of 1 takedown matches hes won over people who have STILL never even medaled . Love me some JB, pay attention to all things USA but I think the. decline is being greatly exaggerated. Is there one other person youd favor over "current" Chamizo in a h2h? From the last 10 years? He's the only one (in my book... not a Sidakov believer) that has the "advantage"... he's still just as good as ever before
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    Pan Am Games Draws

    Didnt Stallone go there?
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