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  1. Coach_J

    Russia annonced line up for Yarygin!

    I think so. Amazing Rashidov was making 57 not all that long ago.
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    Russia annonced line up for Yarygin!

    Rashidov at 65--wow!
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    Cejudo vs. Dillashaw (1/19/19)

    Idiotic weight cut on Dillashaw's part. Looked like Christian Bale in "The Machinist." I guess with the money he made he can buy himself a new set of kidneys some day... https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5198/7177376006_30261e9722_b.jpg
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    Yarygin 2019

    KFC friends too!
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    davit modzmanashvili

    Lots of Vitamin S.
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    Suriano screwed up

    Disagree with "most." Crushed Lizak. Headed to top 5 before the Suriano win.
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    Suriano screwed up

    Anyone remember how many times J. Jaggers lost in the regular season but turned it up when it counted? Not that Suriano is Jaggers, but pronouncing a contender's season over in January is foolish. Two close losses (by hands to the face and stalling/last second takedown) to two top-5 opponents in January is not grounds to pronounce anyone's title chances over.
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    Any idea how medals from London 120 k. freestyle will be reallocated?
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    Concept: UWW should mandate all those caught using PEDs must enter a UWW ranking event under the influence of acid while wearing a tie-dyed singlet and stepping into the circle to a pre-determined Grateful Dead song after arriving matside in a Volkswagon bus before reinstatement will even be considered.
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    He beat Makhov to make the finals and Makhov beat Shabanbay (Kaz) for bronze, so will Shabanbay move to bronze and Makhov to silver?
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    Desanto Team Point

    I'd say a drastic change in his behavior. He never once tried to throw the flying kimura.
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    Celebrations: response to Gf and Ash

    And we old-timers know this would never have been an issue with a man like Lee Kemp. We had very few team rules when I was competing, and they were pretty simple. Class act. Act like you expected to win. Shake hands the same way whether you win or lose. Ahhh, the times they are a changin'....
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    JB will be in Siberia!

    The Beeb-Man would be odds-on favorite for gold. Tough to work too many tournaments in considering his concert schedule.
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    How does this make you feel?

    I am looking forward to the bout but don't see much to talk about in the brief video clip. I don't think he's sending an indirect message specifically to Fix, just caught up in the moment after a win. Could be wrong, but would be a stretch to turn this into bulletin board material. JMHO
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    Iran Wrestling News

    This is one of the best long-running threads on this forum. Keep the insights coming, brothers!
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    JB will be in Siberia!

    Is Sidakov competing?
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    Excape? WTF?

    Why don't you axe them why they do this?
  18. Good luck, champ, and enjoy the retirement. Well-earned.
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    Fave non-favorite teams

    Echo some of the above. Happy to see Northwestern doing well--they were supposed to be dead in the water a few years back but have proven otherwise. Love Cornell, the individual technique and styles, Vito, Yanni, et al. Also love following some D-II and D-III programs, which usually fly under the radar but some great wrestling.
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    Teasdale entered in Scuffle Attached

    Maybe I missed something and I'm not being flippant, but how do you leave school and retain academic eligibility? Had he completed a full academic term, finals and all? All the talk made it sound like he left campus to work on his health but perhaps I misinterpreted.
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    ESPN reporting on wrestling referee incident

    The fact that he dropped a n-bomb on a fellow ref in public and still had a job doesn't suggest blatant racism was taken too seriously.
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    ESPN reporting on wrestling referee incident

    Completely missed my point. I directly addressed the idea that all you have to do is lodge a complaint with the local ref association and the problem (whether racial or otherwise) will be fairly administered. Doesn't work that way. If (and I say "if" because I don't know) the ref association in NJ this ref works through is a good-old-boy network and he has pals he parties with in high places, a good chance nothing would happen to him. That is, if this incident did not garner national attention like it has. When you've got someone like Jordan Burroughs weighing in, pretty hard to make the situation go away.
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    ESPN reporting on wrestling referee incident

    Some of you have no idea how "confidential" complaints or evaluations regarding referees can work. Over many years our staff would have refs approach us and demand to know why we gave them the evaluation grades we did--this was all supposed to be anonymous. The head of the local refs association thought this was funny and purposely assigned refs to us who would be antagonistic and we were on the wrong end of too many bogus "judgment" calls to mention. After a while we just quit doing the evaluations because the end result was that our kids were getting screwed for the coaching staff's honesty. I don't know the situation in NJ, but if it's anything like what we experienced lodging a complaint would have made everything worse.
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    you make finals - and don't wrestle?

    Our guys always wrestled if they met in the finals, particularly early season. No coaching allowed for either guy--saved us wasting time with a wrestle-off.
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    Clarion 1973

    Might throw in some of the NAIA greats, guys like Bobby Douglas of West Liberty and Gray Simons of Lock Haven among others.