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    Coach_J reacted to Tofurky in Is Asgarov Back?   
    Asgarov is a beast and it's great to see that he appears to be settling into the weight that he struggled with since 2012. That kid was unreal in 2012. I'd love to see him move back to the level he wrestled at some three years and 25-ish pounds ago.
     
    That said, Chamizo really loves that whizzer kick and it seems to be about a 50/50 venture for him anymore. Not only did Asgarov use Chamizo's own move to stick him, but Chamizo also gave up four in the semis on the same move against the Romanian.
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    Coach_J reacted to Hubbard in Wrestle off at 70KG?   
    Take this as a compliment and not the wrong way, your (Americans) weight cutting is legendary.  It would kill most people.
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    Coach_J reacted to Plasmodium in Coaching changes/Mock   
    We need more wrestlers working as ADs
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    Coach_J got a reaction from cardsfsc in Kilgore should be booted   
    Thankful for the fuller story and the missed fishhook.  You want to fishhook, you got a couple well-earned shots coming.
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    Coach_J reacted to supyall46 in Kilgore should be booted   
    Hate how wrestlers can pull this crap without any repercussions.  Winning, competing hard, it's all important - but when it comes down to it, good sportsmanship comes before everything.  These guys are our world level athletes and should be held to higher expectations, not lower ones.
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    Coach_J reacted to wrestlingphish in Kilgore should be booted   
    I think he was pissed that Varner was going for the pin even after he had secured the tech. How dare Jake Varner wrestle through the end of the match!
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    Coach_J reacted to Flying-Tiger in Marable can Still win 70KG   
    Yes, he was referring to Marable, the guy that has never won a world medal; or an NCAA championship for that matter. IF that win wasn't a fluke , then why his he cutting all that weight to avoid Burrroughs?…and Taylor and Dake who have defeated him as well. 
     
    Marable should be out, especially if he missed weight and then claimed an injury. I hope USA wrestling gets this one right. The guy has done nothing to deserve special consideration. James Green showed up and won. He should represent the USA; he earned it. 
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    Coach_J reacted to SC_Wrestling in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    I think there has been talk about allowing a trust to be set up for the athletes but I do not think it has been approved by the NCAA. It has been heavily debated with NCAA football players. I think that it is a great idea, allow the athletes who devout their time and energy to entertain fans to have something to show for it after their athletic careers are over. 
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    Coach_J reacted to WRfan1 in Adopted Rules Changes Do Very Little   
    I post on here now and again, and enough to know that there is literally no end to the debate over what rules to change, and what will make the sport more exciting, more marketable, etc. I also know that there is no right answer to this question and it is impossible to win.  That being said…
     
    For my money, the new rules that were adopted have done and do little to improve what ails folkstyle wrestling at the collegiate level. For well over a decade now, savvy wrestlers have realized that getting good defensively and slowing down matches, playing the edge, stall riding, etc.,  is the quickest and easiest (to the extent anything is “easy” at that level)  to close the gap and stay in matches with wrestlers whose talent would overcome them otherwise. There have been no rules changes to counterbalance this shift.  I have a couple that WOULD NOT change the “control” based nature of folkstyle wrestling.
    Push out, with a uniform competition mat size required within a certain amount of time.  1 point push out, both feet out.  Nothing forces action like losing a point because you refuse to engage.  Every legitimate argument to this have been refuted, but I’ll tackle one.  The offensive wrestler rarely pursues to the edge, only to have the tables turned and be thrown out for a push-out point (a common red herring to those opposed to this rule).  To the extent that happens – tough nuggets, don’t attack like that without control of your body. No more riding time.  Most states (I think) have done away with riding time in HS and it HAS NOT changed or effected the control-based nature of folkstyle or diminished the style in any way.  On the flip side, the riding point has become an absolute crutch in NCAA wrestling. Wrestlers use tactics designed solely for the riding time point, with little to no attempt to turn their opponent even possible.  And you know what?  That’s okay! As long as they aren’t blatantly stalling, they should be rewarded by their opponent not getting a 1 point escape.   They should not, however get both a riding point, and the nullification of an escape.  That 2 point swing is as valuable as a TD or 2 point NF, and involved taking zero risk.  Ridiculous! No wonder everyone is doing it! Riding time must go.   Finally, less rules are ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, better than more.  Also, objective rules (locking hands, push out, no riding time) are ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, better than subjective rules (stalling… stalling, and Carver Hawkeye Stalling).  Less is more.   Getting too nuanced in our rules turns off even former wrestlers (hello freestyle for the last 15 years, until recently), let alone folks that are new to the sport. I’m willing to donate my time and fly out to the next NCAA rules committee meeting on my own dime to help with these concepts if need be, forfeiting my attorney rate of $250 an hour (j/k).  We all just want things to be better. I truly think these changes would help. Okay, rip’em apart…
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    Coach_J reacted to headshuck in NCAA Approves New Rules   
    Only in wrestling do we have rules surrounding buttocks.
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    Coach_J reacted to quanon in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    The idea about funding endowments for the national team is a great idea.  The Living the Dream fund is a nice incentive, but to create a culture of success, we need more athletes training year round at the senior level of competition.  The wrestlers really need the money most before they've won medals.
     
    I've brought this up multiple times, but I also think it would be a good idea to add a small surcharge ($1) to the cost of USA Wrestling cards, then have the membership vote online on which senior level athletes should get the money.  The last time I checked, USA Wrestling had almost 200,000 members - split the money three ways between the three styles and at least one athlete in each style could live relatively well for a year.  Have the athletes campaign for the money, have the winners do clinics, video logs, etc.  You could do the same thing (adding a dollar to fees, giving it to athletes) with tournaments across the country. 
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    Coach_J reacted to Husker_Du in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    It is a really good idea, quanon and Coach J.
     
    and a proposal i will steal for FRL !
     
    i think it needs to be discussed and promoted. I've banged the drum about college programs' need to endow themselves.
     
    i should do the same with this.
     
     
    I also have to say, I've seen a couple complaints on here about the job Rich Bender is doing.
     
    In my experience, Bender is doing a great job. i won't go in to details, but i can't sit by and see these negative posts about him and not say anything. The guy is smart, ambitious, and salt of the earth. Disagree if you want, or think you know better. I just couldn't NOT say something. Wrestling is lucky to have him.
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    Coach_J reacted to quanon in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    That's a really good idea.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silver-medal in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    Cletus, your attempt at a comparison makes absolutely no sense.  We are talking about competing on a level playing field with the best nations in the world, not getting to stay up for an extra hour to watch Power Rangers reruns with Uncle Cletus.
     
    Since pure amateurism is dead, why make a case to cling to it or move backwards?  What on earth would be the point?  Using your power of comparison, why don't we use horsehair mats to compete on.  Or why don't some pro teams purposely not raise the salary cap for their team when it is raised every year because "everyone else is doing it"?  Why don't some football teams just drop that crazy newfangled thing the forward pass " because everyone else is doing it"?  Damn world's gone to hell since them gas powered buggies took over....
     
    More emphasis must be put on prize monies for major events (senior nationals, world team trials, worlds, and Olympics).  Other nations give out nice cash rewards at their major grand prix events; we give out some cash at the Schultz and I think the NYAC Open.  These are good starts.  Not sure what Beat the Streets gives out, but I like some of the cash incentives for some of the bouts like Dake vs. Jufalakyan.  It's good for the sport and helps these guys pay their bills so they can train and, horror of horrors, maybe even buy a house and/or car, and raise a family until their competitive days are over.
     
    Many powerful/wealthy people with wrestling backgrounds are out there.  Just as colleges set up endowments for scholarships, USA Wrestling should be establishing endowments for weight classes that can be grown to pay salaries to our top guys.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Buckxell in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    Cletus, your attempt at a comparison makes absolutely no sense.  We are talking about competing on a level playing field with the best nations in the world, not getting to stay up for an extra hour to watch Power Rangers reruns with Uncle Cletus.
     
    Since pure amateurism is dead, why make a case to cling to it or move backwards?  What on earth would be the point?  Using your power of comparison, why don't we use horsehair mats to compete on.  Or why don't some pro teams purposely not raise the salary cap for their team when it is raised every year because "everyone else is doing it"?  Why don't some football teams just drop that crazy newfangled thing the forward pass " because everyone else is doing it"?  Damn world's gone to hell since them gas powered buggies took over....
     
    More emphasis must be put on prize monies for major events (senior nationals, world team trials, worlds, and Olympics).  Other nations give out nice cash rewards at their major grand prix events; we give out some cash at the Schultz and I think the NYAC Open.  These are good starts.  Not sure what Beat the Streets gives out, but I like some of the cash incentives for some of the bouts like Dake vs. Jufalakyan.  It's good for the sport and helps these guys pay their bills so they can train and, horror of horrors, maybe even buy a house and/or car, and raise a family until their competitive days are over.
     
    Many powerful/wealthy people with wrestling backgrounds are out there.  Just as colleges set up endowments for scholarships, USA Wrestling should be establishing endowments for weight classes that can be grown to pay salaries to our top guys.
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    Coach_J reacted to Cletus_Tucker in Mark Schultz: "#SOCIALIZEWRESTLING"   
    You raise several interesting points.   Thank you for the very well thought out response.   
     
    Allow me to consult with my nephew, then I'll get back with you so we can further address this.   
     
     
    POWER RANGERS!!!!!!!
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    Coach_J reacted to heelpick in Flicker - The man he appears to be   
    We have a major trial going on here of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter. Even this sorry piece of protoplasm deserves a good defense. What sucks most about the US justice system is not the occasional OJ Simpson that goes free, but the number of innocents sentenced to life or even given the death penalty, and it happens more than you think. Ok, rant over. Back to Ficker, he is a tool but so be it.
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    Coach_J reacted to Cooch1 in This story is getting worse   
    What sort of change, tuxedo, 3-piece suit?...... really.
     
    There's no excuse for abusing a student or lying to the Feds. He's a lawmaker who broke the law and .....got caught and outed. My guess is big fine and no jail time. Good luck though trying enjoy retirement cooped up in that other jail... your house.  
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    Coach_J reacted to heelpick in This story is getting worse   
    It is a wrestling story in that it involved someone highly praised by the wrestling community and it turns out he is a dirtbag. It is impossible to vet someone 100 percent of the time, and it is equally important to not sweep things under a rug when someone we claimed as one of our own turns out to be not such a nice guy.
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    Coach_J reacted to Plasmodium in Former wrestler makes bad   
    I think you just summed up Wall Street!
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    Coach_J reacted to Katie in Former wrestler makes bad   
    Well, that's small town logic in a nutshell:
     
    Are you a partner at a big law firm? Great, you deserve tons of money. 
    Are you an officer at a big company? Great, you deserve tons of money. 
    Are you a highly-skilled surgeon? Great, you deserve tons of money. 
    Did you create an app that we love to waste time on? Great, you deserve tons of money. 
    Are you really good at a sport? Great, you deserve lots of money. 
    But then...
    Do you run the worlds most powerful country? You deserve to live like a high school teacher. 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from PhiferFuqua in Former wrestler makes bad   
    Some of you seem incapable of distinguishing a pedophile from a homosexual.  Mike Pucillo "came out."  Sandusky, Hastert, Foley, et al., are serial pedophile predators.  Not even close to the same thing.
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    Coach_J reacted to Flying-Tiger in Dr Peppelman charged with punching a cop...   
    Well since I am an attorney, you would think that would lend some credibility to my statement but you go on calling my post stupid although I'd be curious as to what your expertise is other then possessing a low I.Q. redneck mentality? Simple fact is that race matters in how things play out in our criminal justice system just like being poor.  This in undeniable.  
     
    Redblades, did you miss the part where he punched the cop or are you being obtuse? The fact that charge was dropped was part of my point. 
     
    In regard to Ed Ruth, if he was white, he wouldn't of been harassed for just asking to use a phone.  
     
    Ultimately, MadMar is correct, this thread doesn't belong on this forum. It serves no purpose other then to embarrass the Peppleman boys and they did nothing wrong. I should of just kept my opinion to myself and hope it would drop down the page. 
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    Coach_J reacted to Flying-Tiger in Dr Peppelman charged with punching a cop...   
    If this was a black man represented by a public defender with the same facts, he would be in jail for at least a year, maybe more. 
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    Coach_J reacted to BigTimeFan in Dr Peppelman charged with punching a cop...   
    And add to that he didn't deny it and boy does it seem like the guys got issues. He's a surgeon? Would you want a guy with drinking problems and rage issues operating on your spine?
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