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  1. I had heard there was a controversial match that Karelin won at the 1999 World Championships in Greece. Perhaps it was the semi final against Mureiko of Bulgaria in the semis which is listed as a 2-0 overtime win for Karelin on the UWW database. The story was to the effect hat Mureiko got his arm raised but then they reviewed the tape and gave the match to Karelin. Can anyone confirm this?
  2. Burroughs has been at 74KG since 2011 and, although he's still great, I think that has had the biggest impact on his wrestling for the past few years. IMHO his weakest two matches at the last worlds were his first two, the ones closest to the weigh in. The trouble is he's not really big enough for 86KG- looked very small next to DT. 79KG is unfortunately not an Olympic weight, but that's where it seems like he'd shine the brightest at this point.
  3. "The Night and the City" (the original) is probably the biggest defender of amateur wrestling of all time. "Dat is what I do to your....clowns!"
  4. There are state rankings, but they are just that rankings. The filmmakers wrongly thought they impacted the state qualification process.
  5. The filmmakers spent a lot of time making it seem like your record during the regular season impacted if you qualified for the states. A lot of high school sports are like that, so it would make sense that this might be their default understanding. But even the smallest amount of research or just talking to the coaches they were interviewing would have explained that the wrestling post-season is different.
  6. I saw this when it came out. Good movie. I hate to nitpick, but I think the filmmakers have no idea how qualifying for the state tournament works.
  7. Mohammadian had a great tournament. Very impressive physically and technically. Completely TBD if he can keep it up. Snyder has never gone undefeated in a year. TBD if he can bounce back like he has in the past.
  8. Worst draw of all time. Brett Haas of Iowa in the Greco Junior Nationals at Fargo. 1st round, Kyle Snyder, 2nd round, J'Den Cox
  9. Nothing touches Timasetheus of Croton beating Milo of Croton at the Olympics in 512 BC.
  10. I know this doesn't mean much, but I find it interesting. Sadulaev beat Sharifov 4-0 this year. Cox beats Karmi 4-0 this year. Karimi beat Sharifov 7-0 last year at worlds.
  11. Aside from Sidakov, JB has beaten everyone who has beaten him at least twice (Marable, Dake, Imar, Gudeuv, Chamizo, Tsargush, Abdurakmanov)
  12. Micic vs. Alti was a great match. Good wrestling by both guys.
  13. I don't think Fix should have been put on the second shot clock but was super impressed with Takahashi's ability to sense when Dayton's inside trip was coming and slip his leg away every time.
  14. Otoguro is a monster - his set-up-to-four-point-doubles are amazing. In a matchup with Zain, the old Gable quote of "The more you're in on his legs, the less he's in on yours" is very true. Pressure him and make him play defense the whole first period. Otoguro is not the type of wrestler to hold onto a lead either - he just keeps going. If Zain cranks up the pace, he'll go right with him. Maybe Otoguro run out of gas. Easy strategy to type, super tough the execute. Of course IF they meet each other...No gimmes in this bracket.
  15. Smart match with lots of great wrestling. Good use of the challenge by the coaches and good to see the officials see that Jacarra didn't expose on the review.
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