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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in American collegians at Euro's this weekend   
    Commenters are also leaving out the fact that Amine only relatively recently has been trained by Belaglazov.  His trajectory in freestyle over the past two years has been impressive.
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    Coach_J reacted to silvermedal in Nico - sad news   
    Such a fine post.  You sum up how many people feel on a tricky topic.  
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in Nico - sad news   
    Class.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from TBar1977 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from herma48852 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from JBluegill133 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from treep2000 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from jross in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    Tree, meet apple.
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    Given the excellent relationship between the two governments, I am sure the US is very eager for a nice gesture of friendship.  I trust the trophy is at DHL as we speak :)
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    Coach_J reacted to Shiraz123 in Iran Wrestling News   
    Hand over the third place team trophy USA Wrestling. 
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    Coach_J reacted to wrestfan in Iran Wrestling News   
    if they update the team ranking based on these changes, Iran will be upgraded to the 3rd place ahead of USA ! still behind the mighty Kazakhstan !
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    Coach_J got a reaction from PASLP2 in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    Tree, meet apple.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from pa in taiwan in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    Tree, meet apple.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from pamela in Tom Brands Says Post-Match Antics from Austin DeSanto Need to Stop!   
    Tree, meet apple.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    Somewhere along the line it just won't be worth it to cheat.  We're not there yet, but I'm hopeful we will arrive there soon.
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2020/February/19/Trio-of-Olympic-Licenses-Reassigned-After-Anti-Doping-Rules-Violations
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    Coach_J reacted to wrestfan in Iran Wrestling News   
    Yes as far as I know they test all medal winners and some other wrestlers, but I think testing medal winners is mandatory
    I really don't know to be honest, obviously he is not the smartest person on the planet, I mean look at the match, he is not even a good actor ! he could fake this injury after 3 or 4 minutes to make it look more real. not with only 6 seconds to go ! and just after that show, he is almost walking with no problem !!
    he was a nobody until few months ago, I never heard his name until he won the nationals, then he won all his matches in the league and finally by winning the Takhti Cup (and beating Ramin Taheri) he forced the national coaches to consider him. but it's hard to believe a nobody can improve at this rate ! It was always suspicious because he was super strong.
    well it's not like medicines and drugs are impossible to find, most of them are being produced inside Iran, the shortage of medicine is mostly about some certain drugs. and come on if you pay good money you can find anything you want. Iran is a big big country with lots of borders, easy to smuggle anything you want in. people are suffering because they have to pay more to get the same medicine but it's not like you can't find them to buy.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Shots Fired! (Chamizo)   
    Strikes me as someone you could beat 10 times in a row and he fully believes he will beat you next time every single time.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Housebuye in American collegians at Euro's this weekend   
    Commenters are also leaving out the fact that Amine only relatively recently has been trained by Belaglazov.  His trajectory in freestyle over the past two years has been impressive.
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    Coach_J reacted to bnwtwg in Shots Fired! (Chamizo)   
    World champ mentality. 
    Not saying he is currently a world champ, just saying where his head is probably at as a 2x world champion
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    Coach_J got a reaction from spladle08 in Shots Fired! (Chamizo)   
    Strikes me as someone you could beat 10 times in a row and he fully believes he will beat you next time every single time.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Tofurky in Gilman in Russia   
    A few impressions of my travels in Russia.  In Moscow, one of our group members, who is of Lebanese descent, was detained by police for looking "Caucasian" (from the Caucasus mountains).  Our guide had to intervene so our guy wasn't taken into the police station.  Yes, being dark-skinned is enough for the police to detain anybody they damn well please over there.
    In Belarus, we were invited to the "house" of the local wrestling federation.  After our bus wound in and out of a neighborhood most comparable to Borat's village (corrugated tin roofs, no glass in the windows, chickens all over, etc.) we came to a clearing where there stood the "house," complete with security wall all around and a guy with a machine gun standing guard.  The place was opulent, a complete contrast to the neighborhood we passed through.  We asked how the federation could build such a house and were told "we make business."  We asked what kind of business and were told, "Yes, make business."  One of our group members asked, "Like a computer business," and the answer was, "Yes, we make computer business."  My take: best to stop asking questions and break out the vodka.
    When we were on our way out, I had purchased a Russian army dagger with scabbard for my son in the Moscow flea market (that is a whole story in itself).  At the airport, the instructions on the wall said that all items, such as knives, should be packed securely in check-through luggage, which mine was.  When my bag went through the x-ray it was pulled from the conveyor and within minutes I was called over, at which point an older female security person holding my son's prize dagger began shouting at me and shaking the dagger at me.  I didn't know what she was saying, and a guard with a machine gun came over and starting babbling and pointing at me as well.  Our guide was busy at the ticket counter and didn't notice what was going on until things got heated.  The guy with the machine kept pointing for me to go someplace off in the distance and I kept telling him I wasn't going anywhere.  Things got bad when the guard tried to grab my arm to make me go with him and I smacked his hand away and told him to get his f.cking hands off me, at which point he pointed the machine gun at me.  Needless to say, that got my attention.  Our guide came over and, to make a long story short, the dagger was considered property of the Russian government and is not legally allowed to leave the country, which I had no clue about.  The guard was trying to arrest me for smuggling.  Much more to the story but suffice it to say I'm safely still alive in the good old US of A.
    And as the pics below attest, always be on the look out for Lenin and Chuck Norris hanging out.




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    Coach_J got a reaction from 2td3nf in Gilman in Russia   
    A few impressions of my travels in Russia.  In Moscow, one of our group members, who is of Lebanese descent, was detained by police for looking "Caucasian" (from the Caucasus mountains).  Our guide had to intervene so our guy wasn't taken into the police station.  Yes, being dark-skinned is enough for the police to detain anybody they damn well please over there.
    In Belarus, we were invited to the "house" of the local wrestling federation.  After our bus wound in and out of a neighborhood most comparable to Borat's village (corrugated tin roofs, no glass in the windows, chickens all over, etc.) we came to a clearing where there stood the "house," complete with security wall all around and a guy with a machine gun standing guard.  The place was opulent, a complete contrast to the neighborhood we passed through.  We asked how the federation could build such a house and were told "we make business."  We asked what kind of business and were told, "Yes, make business."  One of our group members asked, "Like a computer business," and the answer was, "Yes, we make computer business."  My take: best to stop asking questions and break out the vodka.
    When we were on our way out, I had purchased a Russian army dagger with scabbard for my son in the Moscow flea market (that is a whole story in itself).  At the airport, the instructions on the wall said that all items, such as knives, should be packed securely in check-through luggage, which mine was.  When my bag went through the x-ray it was pulled from the conveyor and within minutes I was called over, at which point an older female security person holding my son's prize dagger began shouting at me and shaking the dagger at me.  I didn't know what she was saying, and a guard with a machine gun came over and starting babbling and pointing at me as well.  Our guide was busy at the ticket counter and didn't notice what was going on until things got heated.  The guy with the machine kept pointing for me to go someplace off in the distance and I kept telling him I wasn't going anywhere.  Things got bad when the guard tried to grab my arm to make me go with him and I smacked his hand away and told him to get his f.cking hands off me, at which point he pointed the machine gun at me.  Needless to say, that got my attention.  Our guide came over and, to make a long story short, the dagger was considered property of the Russian government and is not legally allowed to leave the country, which I had no clue about.  The guard was trying to arrest me for smuggling.  Much more to the story but suffice it to say I'm safely still alive in the good old US of A.
    And as the pics below attest, always be on the look out for Lenin and Chuck Norris hanging out.




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