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  1. I don't know; he didn't look small teching Wick
  2. Is there any question about why we didn't qualify 65kg for Tokyo; today's match or borefest between J.O. and Retherford is proof. Oliver runs the whole time and Zain can't seem to close the deal, make adjustments, whatever it takes to win. Look at Jordan's right hand the last minute and a half- fingers are spread to invite Zain to interlock fingers (after Zain was warned earlier), like setting a trap. The guy is savvy; check out how he beat Yanni at OT, but it didn't work for the last qualifier in Asia. He scored the only takedown in the match to qualify, but stepped out of bounds and put on the clock twice to lose 3-2 (if I recall correctly). And he'll never change the same tactics; saw same back-up style as an OSU freshman. I've always felt Zain was our best hope, but now it's Yanni imo.
  3. I was fortunate to have Muhammed Ghorbani, former World Champion from Iran as my assistant for 6 years, and he told me that wrestling was the Nat'l sport in Iran. When I saw the Iranian team greet Muhammed at the World Cup in Toledo, 1975, he was was greeted like a hero from each member of the Iranian team. Many stories and fond memories of my time with M Ghorbani.
  4. Flo, are you listening, just go back to the previous format-much easier to navigate. Now, it seems like there are too many missing parts to what most enjoyed.
  5. It simple, he ran a 100yd dash at the start of a mile run. Maybe the best wrestler in the weight class in the first 2 min. He didn't thrown anything, but his wad.
  6. The host country of World or Olympic competition is ALWAYS the beneficiary of subjective scoring where subjectivity plays into scoring. Helen's Japanese opponent had to be scored against via technical means for a chance to win. It simply didn't happen for her. And it doesn't matter what sport; remember boxing travesty in 88 with Roy Jones losing to the Korean (who'd been knocked down twice).
  7. Josh Lambrecht (sp) also multi AA, remembered most as the victim of the stunning pin to Rohn, right before Cale goes for #4.
  8. Massive weight cuts have always occurred-K Chertow was 26 lbs over 2 days before his competition in Seoul, and it showed on the mat (one and done). Mark Shultz did cut 12 lbs in an hour in Pensacola (Remember Foxcatcher), although he did it outside the arena in the sun (not in the hallway as in the movie) with Dave pushing him hard. Akins used to do 2 IV's after weighins (when it was still legal), huge weight cutter. Agree that some guys can't do it while others thrive, obviously making a big difference in their appearance on the mat. Gene Mills said he weighed over 140 in the finals with Gonzales in the 118 NCAA finals (weigh-ins were the night before); imagine the suffering to make 114.5 (52 kg). Waiting till the last second is the ideal way to do it; Terry Brands was a master of this thinking. He'd be 10 over with less than 2 hours before weighins, but his routine was solid, getting on the air dyne and pushing as hard as he could for one hour in plastics, hood, gloves, etc and he's on weight when done. The beauty here of course is that you immediately rehydrate and you're back up to 135-36 where you were when you started the cut, keeping your size. Obviously it takes a well-conditioned athlete to pull this off, and of course you have to be hydrated to begin with. Cutting water weight at the very end is the way to do it. I just can't believe that J.O. cuts water weight in the evening; it would take much longer for rehydration to be fully assimilated after a long delay between getting down to weight and then sitting on it till weighins. Science shows after 90 min the body (if no fluids are injested) will attempt equilibrium of body fluids by going to other areas of the body for lack of fluid balance, including muscles (which will often lead to cramping).
  9. This is correct, USA Wrestling has done this same out-of-kilter mat assignments for years; they are the worst; somebody needs to identify this problem.I believe it's been the same guy for years who doesn't care what's best for audience.
  10. Lot of inconsistent officiating last night, if the officials of the first and last matches switched matches, RBY would have won 2-0, while Spencer would have won by DQ. RBY did nothing different than what I saw the whole tournament, yet got dinged 2x in 30 secs, while Courtney ran the whole match. Years ago the rule stated if a wrestler backed out of the 10 ft circle before any contact was made it was automatic stalling; Courtney did it every time except when he got caught 2x shooting before the whistle start. Recall how many times guys were playing the edge with leads. A year ago I was not in favor of the step out rule, but I'm now leaning the other way. Besides keeping the wrestling in the center of the mat, it would do 2 additional things, one make the matches go by faster (eliminating the plethora of restarts), and two it gives a guy a chance to score with short time on the clock (ala Sidakov in the Russian Nat'ls last week). Also change the rule about dropping down to a single leg while in top position even in standing position (Ferrari). Yes he was within the rules to go to standing single without a count, but it still stalling (correctly called once); there is absolutely no effort to attempt a fall when one repeatedly goes for single leg. I'm in favor of any single leg control while in the top position being deemed stalling.
  11. I don't believe Spencer has any regrets for having wrestled this past weekend. Some on here are making a big deal about nothing.
  12. I applaud ESPN for making available every single match of the tournament; a far cry better coverage than the old days of Wide World of Sports. Also imagine that you are watching the finals and it is cut away in the middle of a match to go to another event. For what they are doing for wrestling-never diss ESPN for their wrestling coverage. Anybody remember the 'Heidi game'; we don't need a repeat.
  13. I didn't see any point in the quarters match that indicated an injury. Anyone know the nature of the med forfeit?
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