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  1. Gilman is the hottest guy on the team. Dake will be challenged. Snyder will have to beat the Iranian who teched him early last year. Someone will place at 61, 65, or 70. Cox is a crapshoot, while Taylor and Yaz battle again. Jordan wants the record-7.
  2. Pirate, you usually have all the results posted by now from the NCAA conference tournaments; can we expect them soon?
  3. Actually seeking complete results from each conference, not just those who have qualified.
  4. Seems like in the past, there was a list of all conference results (qualifiers identified) on one site. Is there such a source available?
  5. Past and present included, I go with Dave Shultz as truly having a brilliant wrestling mind. The sad thing is, that he had much more to give to the wrestling world than we'll ever know. Dave was very protective of his immense knowledge. At a training camp for the Worlds, I came by to observe the team working out, and at one moment when there was a break in the action I asked him to show me how Olsen did his funky (crush the head and flip them over, now illegal in college) move. He pulled me into the next room, which was empty, to show me, clearly not wanting to share this move to others. And mind you, he was still competing when Dupont killed him. Many wrestlers are like this though while they're still competing. Sergia Beloglazov was the same way, for years even after finishing. My point is that if Dave were still alive he could have shared a wealth of knowledge that he was holding back until retirement. footnote:think of wrestlers/coaches who wouldn't/won't let you video them (Sammy Henson, Gray Simons, etc) Bruce Burnett would be my next choice, master of preparing wrestlers for a match. While at Navy, he coached a backup wrestler preparing for his match with Army rival and 3x AA Phillip Simpson. Normally you don't spend a lot of time preparing a backup for the inevitable, and Phillip was a prolific pinner. But Burnett prepared his athlete mentally and technically to pull the incredible upset. I know Kolat is a hugh Burnett fan as well. Kenny Monday gives Burnett a shoutout in the Rudis documentary.
  6. To qualify for this post, Greats would be anyone with 3 or more World/Olympic titles and often include additional medals. Sadulaev has been mentioned by a poster as the best he's ever seen. First of all he hasn't seen many of the past Greats to even make that statement. Several people have commented on many Greats who would certainly receive more votes in a survey of informed persons. Actually I find Sadulaev, almost boring these days compared to style in 2014 & 2015, when he was constantly attacking. Did you see one offensive attack vs Snyder; he was only concerned about position. I have observed this trend with many of the Greats through the years; Lee Kemp, IMO the most under-rated US wrestler of all-time, won in his World debut in 1978, beating the top contenders comfortably, but only 3-4 yrs later he was winning by one or 2 pts, often coming from behind , due to his lack of attacks seen in earlier years. There are/were others but my question is why change a winning formula. Granted, with video tape much more accessible today, people are making adjustments to stymie the attackers (much like the Arizona State kid in the finals with S Lee-play the edge and play down-block the whole time). But I see a more fragile reason, they're afraid to lose. Some people after success, with such high expectations from the media, fans, coaches and peers, and maybe even themselves get into a shell and just simply wrestle not to lose. To me, this is Sadulaev today. Go back and look at his earlier years. During John Smith's run, I don't think he let off the gas nearly as much as people were making adjustments to his low single, but John was way more than just a low single guy, he could win with other attacks. JB wins off his constant attacking; his only 2 losses to Sidakov came after he went on defense with under 10-20 sec left, but this a different scenario; this is trying to hold a lead vs wrestling the entire match waiting for the other guy to make a mistake while controlling the center of the mat. Still, the wrestling today is way better than the ball-grab and standing single-leg starts that almost ruined wrestling. I refuse to even watch wrestling from that era.
  7. IMO Snyder has lost a step on his attacks; he seems slower and thus more tentative to shoot. It also looks like he is thicker, maybe due to heavy lifting. To beat Sadulaev, I think he needs to go Yazdani on him; that is learn to force an undertook and use his power to drive Sadulaev out. If he worked that strategy for a year, he could get pretty good at it. Much of success in wrestling is just controlling situations, like ties, better than your opponent. Iran works constantly on their undertook series, and it easy to see the positive results. What he has to offer right now against Sadulaev isn't going to win in the future unless he develops a new attack. Also, constantly digging for underhooks will prevent him from going on the shot clock which happened to him twice. Sadulaev NEVER shot. Something new is needed.
  8. Of the 8 wrestlers posted to wrestler place matches beginning at noon today, every single one person had Soviet (Russia and all Republics prior to break up) names. Makes for a tougher tournament. Many imply this is a weak tourney, but with all the imports, including some former World champs, think again.
  9. Uguev is beatable, barely beat Gilman in Tokyo and had an even closer match in the semis when it looked like Gilman was out. (hits inside trip with less than 10 sec to pull it out). When you when a World title it can't help but increase one's confidence. Gilman IS the bad draw now.
  10. A couple things- 1. Iran is clearly the best in the world at gaining the undertook control and driving the opponent out-of-bounds; we've seen videos of them drilling it. Is it good for wrestling when the intent is not to take someone down but simply run them out? When the step-out rule was initiated originally, it specifically stated this would not be allowed for scoring(intentional push-out). Did I miss the ruling change? Right now, when an Iranian gets the underhook, it's Sumo time. I will say that Yaz does a nice knee pick when the guy does any squaring up, usually on the edge. 2. How do you defend the undertook? We saw Cunningham in the corner pleading for David to punch his elbow in tight to the collarbone on David's ties to the head to block the underhook. I've occasionally seen a wrestler firemans the undertook arm AS the opponent is digging, not after he's got it (timing is huge here). I think Gilman's semis opponent did a similar attempt for the first points scored in their match, as Gilman was driving the guy out. Controlling the underhooking arm before they gain control would help as well. Thoughts on either point?
  11. Gilman is the improved US wrestler of the past year, by far. The Uguev match from Tokyo was a clear indicator.
  12. Dake has the best gut since Mark Shultz and Fix's leg-in to bar trapped-arm gut is fluid.
  13. I don't know; he didn't look small teching Wick
  14. 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.
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