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  1. Josh Lambrecht (sp) also multi AA, remembered most as the victim of the stunning pin to Rohn, right before Cale goes for #4.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I don't believe Spencer has any regrets for having wrestled this past weekend. Some on here are making a big deal about nothing.
  6. 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.
  7. I didn't see any point in the quarters match that indicated an injury. Anyone know the nature of the med forfeit?
  8. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMlRGOUFxfq/?igshid=1to0yrgfp3ec6
  9. Who was it that never placed in the NCAAs, but took silver in Olympics (OSU grad)
  10. What does Gable weigh?
  11. Kerk and Parris meet in the quarters if this holds up
  12. Ok after checking with my source (one of our coaching staff), he double-checked and found it was a typo. Sorry for the CNN type of breaking news. Hate it when people do that, so not starting anymore posts for a while.
  13. Did Murin and Eierman swap weights for the post-season?
  14. I bet there are some 9ths from the Big 10 that can win titles in a couple of other conferences.
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