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    Piper got a reaction from flyingcement in T-shirt Time   
    Wish I had done that with mine. Had two garbage bags full. Took pictures of front and back and finally let them go.
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    Piper got a reaction from John Coctostan in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
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    Piper got a reaction from jchapman in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
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    Piper got a reaction from silver in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
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    Piper got a reaction from Doc_Hfuhruhurr in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
  6. Haha
    Piper got a reaction from Eagle26 in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
  7. Haha
    Piper got a reaction from Wrestleknownothing in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
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    Piper got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Brands Gets Extended   
    “There is no better person to lead the Iowa Wrestling program than Tom Brands. His sustained success at the University of Iowa is unmatched,”
    I guess he forgot about someone
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    Piper got a reaction from Perry in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    Bruce won in 84 and 95
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    Piper reacted to Eagle26 in How Much Money   
    Yeah my body reminds me of my previous activities and I didn’t make sh!t lol. Still don’t regret it.
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    Piper got a reaction from IfYouAin'tFirstYou'reLast in Technicians vs Physical Freaks   
    Imho Steveson doesn't get enough credit for his technique. He's always in good position and his timing is what sets him apart.
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    Piper got a reaction from Big Nasty in Technicians vs Physical Freaks   
    Imho Steveson doesn't get enough credit for his technique. He's always in good position and his timing is what sets him apart.
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    Piper got a reaction from Rooving in Technicians vs Physical Freaks   
    Imho Steveson doesn't get enough credit for his technique. He's always in good position and his timing is what sets him apart.
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    Piper got a reaction from uncle bernard in Technicians vs Physical Freaks   
    Imho Steveson doesn't get enough credit for his technique. He's always in good position and his timing is what sets him apart.
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    Piper got a reaction from TobusRex in Technicians vs Physical Freaks   
    Imho Steveson doesn't get enough credit for his technique. He's always in good position and his timing is what sets him apart.
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    Piper got a reaction from Hazeydave in Technicians vs Physical Freaks   
    Imho Steveson doesn't get enough credit for his technique. He's always in good position and his timing is what sets him apart.
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    Piper got a reaction from irani in Best wrestlers who did not win an olympic gold medal   
    I think overall Kudakhov is my choice.
    For Canada we have
    Gia Sissouri 1x gold 1x silver 2x bronze at worlds and silver in 96.
    Tonya Verbeek probabaly the best woman to never win gold. Three time Olympic medalest with her only loses coming to Yoshida. Also should have beat Yoshida in 2011.
    Christine Nordhagen won 6 world titles including 1996 and 2000 before women were in the Olympics.
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    Piper got a reaction from John Coctostan in Lefty/Righty Stance in different nations   
    Great points. But I think the mentality shouldn't be to focus on the moves with your dominant hand. Yes it will give you an initial boost, but in terms of investing for the athletes future training both sides should develop their overall coordination. Developing your skills as a wrestler should be about putting yourself in uncomfortable situations not sticking to what you're good at naturally.
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    Piper got a reaction from cjc007 in Baumgartner vs Smith vs Burroughs   
    Plenty of guys go up and win matches against good competition. I'd say Adam Satiev was undersized for 85 when he won in 2000. Dabir went from 58 to 63 and was a bad clinch call away from winning gold. Paslar won his gold the same tournament standing a foot under everyone else. The list can go on and on. Including guys going down a weight and doing worse. Hwts are at a disadvantage in this because they can't go up and beat anyone so they either beat a smaller man or lose to him, a lose-lose situation. I love Gatsalov and his hwt world championship was great to see but styles make matches and it's not like Gadisov or Sadullaev would be able to accomplish the same thing.
     
    We should also bring up the football and basketball stealing larger athletes argument. Even though worldwide soccer is way more popular and I don't see too many potential heavies out on the pitch.
     
    Most wrestling cultures care way more about heavies than any other weight. The Russian's are doing another hwt only tournament for a bunch of money. The only Iranian to win gold at hwt became a huge celebrity and pretty much retired after his gold. Ghasemi was the flag barer for the closing ceremonies because he medaled at hwt, despite having a few gold medalests at other weights. The Indo-Canadian community shares these feelings too having hwt only tournaments and they used to give $5,000 to the winner of the 96 vs 120 match at the Hargobind. All of this leads me to believe anyone who thought they could have success at hwt would try to.
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    Piper reacted to gutfirst in Makhov to represent Russia in Greco at Worlds   
    lopez is older now, so a loss this year would be less suspicious.  but, no one had a chance with him wrestling to score points and win in any previous world tournament.
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