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    Coach_J got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Iowa Michigan   
    Not sure but he hangs with everyone and pulls the occasional upset.  Has improved dramatically since starting college and will continue to get better.  On academic scholarship but loves wrestling and has earned his way into the starting line-up.  More stories like this and more young men like Jack.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from AHamilton in Iowa Michigan   
    According to Track he has been beaten by 7 or less in all his losses this season.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from spladle08 in International takeaways from the latest Parris performance   
    Good analysis. He showed tremendous agility with the ankle whizzer, particularly the first time.  The international guys will be a lot leaner and more technically sound than Cass though.
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    Coach_J reacted to maligned in International takeaways from the latest Parris performance   
    Parris dominates Cassioppi last night to check one more "deficiency" off of his resume (sort of) because of having lost badly to him in freestyle pre-NCAA career.
    It's well documented that he's got a world class takedown with his fireman's, but I saw a few things in last night's match (as representative of his folk style season, really) that I like for his international future:
    1) He can shoot almost at will without ever being in trouble against big, strong guys. He can maneuver back out if necessary or work to his patented fireman's and dump as a re-shot when it's there.
    2) He can defend a very tough snatch single or snatch high-c, which he'll face often against top competition. Last night, he twice went to the wizzer/near ankle grab. The first time, he limp-armed out and spun behind. The second time, Cassioppi pressed in to defend the limp arm, so he reached across and attacked the opposite ankle to take him down and follow up with his turk and the fall. He will find those same two sequences very useful on the international mat.
    3) His attack rate and gas tank are top notch. He attacked non-stop last night, yet is somehow very relaxed and under control between sequences and scrambles. I'm not sure any top heavyweight in the world has his gas tank with it not being emphasized nearly as much outside the U.S.  I anticipate him getting into some high-scoring, high-output types of matches down the road against international guys. He's obviously got the makeup to push through and come out on top in those types of matches.
    I think Parris will have enough holes defensively on the feet and in par terre to be vulnerable to a handful of guys at the Trials, but I'm increasingly optimistic that he's developing into something beyond an NCAA force.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Gantry in Iowa Michigan   
    Not sure but he hangs with everyone and pulls the occasional upset.  Has improved dramatically since starting college and will continue to get better.  On academic scholarship but loves wrestling and has earned his way into the starting line-up.  More stories like this and more young men like Jack.
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    Coach_J reacted to Ogalthorpe Haywood in Taylor is our rep for Pan Am Olympic qualifier   
    As far as I’m concerned he’s brought all of the imo deserved criticism on himself. I don't think the guy will ever smell another team, domestically 86 was weak last year as everyone was staying away from Taylor. 
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    Coach_J reacted to sidakova4991 in Taylor is our rep for Pan Am Olympic qualifier   
    Not protecting Sidakov.  I, too, would love to see this match, but earlier this year it was announced that two-time world champions (most recent) Uguev and Sidakov, as well as four-time world champion, Sadulaev wouldn't have to participate at any National tournament to be selected.  Prior to the Yarygin Gran Prix, Tedeev had stated that Sidakov, Rashidov, Uguev and Sadulaev will all be sent to the European championships, and if they win and get gold (probably going to happen), they will be sent to the Olympics.   
     
    They are just going by recent international success.  Sadulaev without question, Uguev and Sidakov have won the world championships two times in a row, in the deepest weight classes, and Rashidov went through a ridiculous bracket at 65kg.  
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    Coach_J reacted to BigTenFanboy in DeSanto injury?   
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    Coach_J reacted to Lurker in Taylor is our rep for Pan Am Olympic qualifier   
    Because Taylor had the selection criteria. This isn’t news. 
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    Coach_J reacted to nhs67 in MFS PanAm Qualifier Selection Procedures   
    Could it be that we did not have a world champ at an Olympic weight in '19 but we did in '17(74/97) and '18(86)?  Rather than speculate the world is out to get BlueDragon's son, we could look at legitimate claims to having world champs represented as a priority.
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    Coach_J reacted to sidakova4991 in European Championship - Feb 10-16   
    I would be up 8-0 within the first 30 seconds, and proceed to pin him with a spladle.  lol
     
    Gadzhimagomedov can make 74kg, although he didn't look very impressive at the Ivan Yarygin, he lost 1*-1 against Ramazanov (who was equally as unimpressive as Akhmed).  
     
    Although, I am sure the Olympic squad is confirmed for 57, 74 and of course 97; Gazimagomedov is the second best, Zhamalov (up and coming) has olympic potential for 2024.  
     
    Uguev is our best guy at 57, no other guys in his weight class (in Russia) really come close.  Tuskaev has defeated Uguev before; although, Uguev exacted revenge last year.  Uguev should be our guy at 57; otherwise, we'd be screwed out of a medal at 57 (although Tuskaev has a decent shot).
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in My wish for each wrestling country   
    Yes, you are correct on your points above.  But let me point out an interesting change in attitude.  In Soccer, for years, Qatar fielded a national team that was a collection of Brazilian, African and other nationalities that they had paid to become Qatari citizens,  and try to compete with the regional powerhouses.
    About 8 years ago, they hired a very qualified Spanish coach who launched an academy for the youth, and coached their U21 team.  Last year, they made him the national coach, and they shocked everyone by winning the Asia cup.  They destroyed Japan in the finals.  They had very few purchased foreign born players on their team, and most of their players were the people who went through the youth academy.
    My point is that even a small country can try to build it's youth, instead of buying foreign players.  It's more effective, scalable and certainly more honorable.
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in My wish for each wrestling country   
    I know none of these will happen in the near future, but here is one thing I wish each wrestling country would do differently.
     
    Russia - Get hard vigilant against juicing, and get rid of it once and for all.  Russian wrestlers are already very good, no need for juicing USA - Get rid of folkstyle wrestling at the college and high school levels (at least college levels) , and replace it with Freestyle wrestling.  I guarantee US would do much better in world championships and olympics Iran - Stop the stupid policy of avoiding athletes from Israel.  Go back to the days before the revolution where Iranian wrestlers pinned Israeli wrestlers left and and right Countries that suck in wrestling (e.g. Bahrain) .  Instead of paying good wrestlers from other countries to change their citizenship to yours and wrestler for you, do what India did, invest in some good foreign coaches, and turn your program around.
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    Coach_J reacted to Lurker in Yarygin 2020 brackets   
    Thanks, but I don’t recall not sleeping well at night. 
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Bilyal Makhov Tests Positive for HGH   
    Yes, I was attempting to be funny, and meant he came up with that comment in the laundromat, since he keeps on talking about laundry.  I think he knows very well I never said that, and is just trying to make up crap.
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Bilyal Makhov Tests Positive for HGH   
    The laundromat?
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Bilyal Makhov Tests Positive for HGH   
    Lol, I never said Russians are clean, I said it's absurd to state that ALL Russian wrestlers are juicing.
    I also never said I was fine with doping.  I said it was cheating and sleazy.  I did say that once someone is caught cheating, and is punished appropriately, I am willing to assume they are clean until proven otherwise.
    Get it right!!
    I also don't understand your obsession with laundry, but perhaps we should not discuss that now.
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    Coach_J reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Bilyal Makhov Tests Positive for HGH   
    I'm sure it will come as a great shock to all of you, but 3x World Champion Bilyal Makhov has tested positive for a growth hormone from a sample taken at the recent Matteo Pellicone tournament.  Who could've guessed?  Probably doesn't have any real relevant impact on the world stage, but I'd guess that'll be the end of his comeback.

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    Coach_J got a reaction from Housebuye in wrestling present from forum member!   
    Agree with him or not, Khuzin gives life to many of these discussions.  Would be a duller site without him.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in wrestling present from forum member!   
    You would only have half the posts if you did not do steroids!
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Crash in wrestling present from forum member!   
    You would only have half the posts if you did not do steroids!
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Crash in wrestling present from forum member!   
    Agree with him or not, Khuzin gives life to many of these discussions.  Would be a duller site without him.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Mphillips in wrestling present from forum member!   
    You would only have half the posts if you did not do steroids!
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    Coach_J reacted to Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in wrestling present from forum member!   
    porridge every morning, vitamins and cartoons! 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in wrestling present from forum member!   
    Prove it!
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