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    nom got a reaction from BerniePragle in Better wrestling career on mat - DT or Cael? Who has more prestige?   
    It's fascinating psychology.  Saw many on these boards say how little college wrestling means when looking at total resume ... but few here saying it. I'm curious to see more Penn State fans chime in.
    I think, in general, going out quickly on a high note maintains that air of amazement.  Keeps that prestige factor so high.  I think the combo of hitting such a high note in college, quickly on hitting the highest note on the world stage, and then poof .. step out of competition ... makes Cael's (and Gable's) perceived prestige so high.  Even higher than someone with an Olympic gold, world gold, and a world silver.  Psychology is interesting.
    For me, I would but Cael's full on the mat resume over DTs as well.  I do value reaching such as high, and unique, pinnacle in folkstyle.  But I'm not sure when I'd switch to DT.  Perhaps just one more world silver or gold and I'd switch camps.  No hard logic to it.  
    Regarding prestige -- I'm really not sure about this one.  The fact that we have so many other gold medalists right now seems to somehow hold DT back from the level of prestige Cael had.  Again, psychology is interesting.
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    nom got a reaction from jross in Yianni - 2021 worlds   
    OK, what happened?  He was shut down in his loss.  Could not break through the head hands / positioning defense.  And when he did take big risks he was countered (I need to rewatch). I tend to think he is generally, at these very very high levels, on the wrong side of the strength comparison but that is a guess.  
    Expert opinions on where he needs to focus?
     
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    nom got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Is JB now the American GOAT?   
    Add in Soviet breakup and the fewer weights ... I'm comfortable with believing JB having to go through much harder competition ... that offsets that Olympic Gold margin vs World gold.  Plus, JB has earned 9 medals to 6 for Smith.  
    I get your point Shaka, simply a difference of opinion.
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    nom got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in DT bar/half   
    DT now has something to really drive him.  Really really drive him.  I have confidence.  This loss is going to really burn.  He'll come back better.  
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    nom got a reaction from CoachWrestling in Is JB now the American GOAT?   
    Add in Soviet breakup and the fewer weights ... I'm comfortable with believing JB having to go through much harder competition ... that offsets that Olympic Gold margin vs World gold.  Plus, JB has earned 9 medals to 6 for Smith.  
    I get your point Shaka, simply a difference of opinion.
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    nom got a reaction from Jim L in Is JB now the American GOAT?   
    Add in Soviet breakup and the fewer weights ... I'm comfortable with believing JB having to go through much harder competition ... that offsets that Olympic Gold margin vs World gold.  Plus, JB has earned 9 medals to 6 for Smith.  
    I get your point Shaka, simply a difference of opinion.
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    nom got a reaction from ssoH in Is JB now the American GOAT?   
    Add in Soviet breakup and the fewer weights ... I'm comfortable with believing JB having to go through much harder competition ... that offsets that Olympic Gold margin vs World gold.  Plus, JB has earned 9 medals to 6 for Smith.  
    I get your point Shaka, simply a difference of opinion.
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    nom got a reaction from Ogalthorpe Haywood in Sick and tired - No more of this BS 'learning'   
    Just listened to today's FRL - had a snippet from J'Den Cox's interview post his loss.  J'Den saying that he needs to have more offense in his match.  Get attacks off earlier.
    WTF!!!!
    I'm SICK AND TIRED OF THIS ASININE 'LEARNING' ... NO FREAKING CRAP!!  
    J'Den isn't the only one to use this line, he is just the most recent.  
    IT IS NO LONGER ALLOWED.  NO MORE!  YOU FREAKING KNOW YOU NEED TO DO IT BEFORE YOU GET ON THE MAT... 
    Next time say - I know what I'm supposed to do but for some stupid reason I am unable to do it.  I need to figure out why I am so freaking afraid of taking risk earlier in the match.  I apparently have no faith in my own abilities.  I have a mental block that needs remediation.
    Again, I'm using J'Den as an example here.  I've heard plenty of others do it.  Including Gilman.  Guess what ... Gilman has actually done something about it.  All you other guys that want to compete for the US ... the lesson has been learned by many others before you.  And some of them fixed it!
    YOU are not so stupid, so thick, so unable to comprehend that you can actually pretend that this is something that you haven't already known or figured out.  It is NOW OFF LIMITS AS A LEARNING.    OFF LIMITS!!  
     
     
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    nom got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    This German 57kg - Lehr - is the real deal.  Doesn’t even have a Russian last name.  Winning 2-0 vs Russian - Mutaliev for bronze … going into 2nd period.
    Goes in .. big scramble.  Nothing.  Wow.

    Mutaliev gets a go behind now.  To a lace.  Lays on own back for a while trying to get a turn.  Lehr does not go over.  Given all sorts of time to try again.  Nope.  Has a bloody nose.  Blood timeS
    Lehr in again!  Trouble.  But he holds leg …. Wow gets it!  
     
    Russian goes in.  Lehr grabs leg.  Gets TD!  6-2.
    Russian TD.  Gets up  and off.  Doesn’t even try.  Ref blows whistle.  Restart. 
     
    Lehr wins 6-4!  Wow!
     
     
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    nom got a reaction from Elevator in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    The guy is a living, walking, in the moment legend.  So great on so many levels.  Such a role model.  We are blessed to be active fans during this period of time.
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    nom got a reaction from Elevator in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    Gold medal 10 years after his first gold medal.  Wow wow wow.
    What a champion. 
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    nom got a reaction from Elevator in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    Both lowering.  Fakes.  Burroughs with blast double!  2!  3-0. 
    1:43 to go.  Let's go!  Ugh .. blood.  Slay in Burroughs' corner.  Slay yelling angles and sweeps!  Another extra wrap for the Iranian.  1:38 to go on restart.
    Another double!!  They are unreal.  From far, gets to both knees, Iran bails.  5-0!!  Burroughs warned for hands to face.  1 min to go.  One blue for Iran?  For face?  Confirmed.  Burroughs is laughing, thinks ridiculous.  5-1.  10 sec.  Iran not doing anything.  He is done with 5 sec left.
    JORDAN FREAKING BURROUGHS ADDS TO HIS GOLDS!!!!!
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    nom reacted to Grecojones in Jordan Burroughs 6x Word Champ and National Treasure   
    Absolute beast of an athlete. Gentlemen and ambassador. We’re lucky to have him.
    This guy needs his own thread. How long till we see another like him?
    *note*
    It was 23 years between him and John Smith. 
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    nom reacted to DuckFor2 in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    fair to say the best double legger in history. JB!!
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    nom reacted to wamba in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    Amazing stuff from JB and Gilman. So happy for both of them. 
    How are things shaping up with the team race?
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    nom reacted to spladle08 in Worlds Day 3 70/97kg   
    Love you .
    Sorry the threads were so poorly worded.
    I'll do better one day
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    nom reacted to mspart in Thomas Gilman - World Champion   
    Well, this is great news!  Congrats to Tom for winning at WC after an incredible Olympics. 
    mspart
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    nom got a reaction from spladle08 in Women 2021 world championships   
    Miracle vs Brazil - Nunes De Oli
    winning 1-0 .. I think shot clock.  End of first.
    gets a push out point.  Ref was about to flag her for passivity.  Not much action overall.  Nunes with left under hook, tries trip.  Woah.  Miracle avoids going down.  Miracle nearly throws her by.  Drops down to leg and holds on.  Wins!
    Will wrestle Tynybekova for gold.  Raider says she was the Olympic silver medalist and past world gold(?).  
     
    Congrats to Miracle for punching through to the finals!!
     
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    nom got a reaction from lewiebakes in Worlds Day 3 70/97kg   
    Thank you to Goleij for not running away.
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    nom got a reaction from spladle08 in Worlds Day 3 70/97kg   
    Bayramov had the knee down clearly.  Ref missed it.  Should have challenged.  Damn it.
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    nom reacted to Jrr277 in Worlds Day 3 70/97kg   
    Nice and easy 10-0 tech by Green. Good way to start the day. Way too early to be up watching wrestling.
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    nom got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Am I a traitor? (Yazdani)   
    It really is an awesome rivalry now.
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    nom got a reaction from uncle bernard in Am I a traitor? (Yazdani)   
    I wanted Taylor to win.  But I am happy for Yazdani.  Seems like a great guy.  His fans are likely over the moon.
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    nom got a reaction from flyingcement in Am I a traitor? (Yazdani)   
    I wanted Taylor to win.  But I am happy for Yazdani.  Seems like a great guy.  His fans are likely over the moon.
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    nom reacted to Return of Aztec in Am I a traitor? (Yazdani)   
    Same. I wanted Taylor but I"m truly happy for Yazdani and his fans. 
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