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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from spladle08 in Budapest Tickets: How much   
    I wouldn't be willing to give a kidney, but I would pay the $14 per day.  
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Peso in Our Men’s FS world team   
    I love watching Taylor and have been a fan since his freshman year.  I have been rooting for him from the beginning....  but
     
    Dake, Steiber, Cox, and Snyder all have more NCAA title than Taylor. 
    Gwiz and Burroughs have the same number of NCAA titles as Taylor. 
    Gwiz, Gilman and Steiber all have world medals
    Green and Cox have multiple world medals.
    Burroughs and Snyder have multiple gold medals.  
    Taylor has also lost to Burroughs, Dake, and Cox multiple times
     
    So while I respect everyones opinion, I am not sure the logic behind Taylor coming away with potential gold only to be accompanied by JB and with the exception of Snyder everyone else is Bronze or no medal.  Personally, in the spirit of giving Taylor credit where credit is due, I think he is probably the key to bringing home the team gold again this year. 
     
    JB, Snyder, Dake, and Cox I think are our very likely medalists with Green maybe just behind them. One more medal and I think we lock in the team title.  I think Taylor is the key to that. Gwiz is right there with Taylor but when you have 2 other opponents who have separated themselves in the case of 125KG, it leave very little if any room for error.  
     
     
    Team wise, I don't think AZE finishes top 4.  Russia, Iran, USA, and Cuba should land top 4.
     
    I am really interested to see what happens with Russia.  While they have always been a wrestling power, as a country they seem to be struggling in about every sport compared to the past since they have been cracked down on for doping.  I am curious to see how this impacts even their elite wrestlers.  Even some of their best wrestlers may not have been nailed for PEDS, it makes me question how it affects their depth, and their ability to reload year after year.   It also makes me wonder if some of their elite wrestlers in the past, even recent past, may have not been clean at one time, but are now and is impacted by it.  I am sure this would all be kept pretty hush by Russia, and has that been the reason they have gone with some wrestlers over others.  Are some of the wrestlers that have kept out or replaced in some tournaments because they will come pop up in the testing?  I am not saying I think that is what has happened, but those are variables I do wonder about.  So I will be curious to see if Russia is the same Russia we are use to seeing.
     
    I hope the 4 months comes quick!
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Peso in Our Men’s FS world team   
    I know the world stage is a different level, but I think we will have to implode to not get 5 medals.  My logic is this...
     
     
    JB: 6 medals in 7 competition, and what, a combined 3 loses to international wrestlers in his career. 
    Snyder: 3 for 3 Gold.
     
    +2 very likely medalist with those two, and probably Gold. 
     
    Cox: Olympic and Bronze Medalist
    Green: 2X World Medalist
     
    At least +1 medalist between time 
     
    3 Potentials, but not highly probable
    Gilman, Logie, Garrett:  Gilman and Logie both made the finals in their first world team trip. We seem to always pop someone into the medals who isn't really expected.  So I feel one out of this group of 3 will sneak through.  I am going to go with Garrett.  I said it in another part of the forum.  He has world class speed that is hard to train for.  He is unknown and will be less scouted.  Logie medaled his first time through, Gilman did, Zain was right there.  I think Garrett will be the one that pops.  Even if not, someone in this group will likely get a favorable draw.  
     
    So +1 medals from this group.
     
     
    Taylor and Dake: Both on their first world team, but I don't think anyone in the world doesn't think they are a threat.  I know it is the worlds and there are a lot of variables, but it is hard to imagine both of them not placing. At least one should get their world medal
     
    So +1 medal
     
     
    Gwiz:  Returning world medalist.  I know heavy weight is tough.  I put Gwiz by himself and not with Logie, Giman, and Nashan, despite Gilman taking Silver last year.  I don't know where I really stand with his chances.  He just seems to be improving at such a fast rate.  He looks even better than he did at the last worlds.  So I say he is a 50/50 chance.
     
     
    So like I said, I think we have to implode big time to not get 5-medals.  Realistically I think we walk away with at least 6-medals.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from MikePorcelli in Our Men’s FS world team   
    I love watching Taylor and have been a fan since his freshman year.  I have been rooting for him from the beginning....  but
     
    Dake, Steiber, Cox, and Snyder all have more NCAA title than Taylor. 
    Gwiz and Burroughs have the same number of NCAA titles as Taylor. 
    Gwiz, Gilman and Steiber all have world medals
    Green and Cox have multiple world medals.
    Burroughs and Snyder have multiple gold medals.  
    Taylor has also lost to Burroughs, Dake, and Cox multiple times
     
    So while I respect everyones opinion, I am not sure the logic behind Taylor coming away with potential gold only to be accompanied by JB and with the exception of Snyder everyone else is Bronze or no medal.  Personally, in the spirit of giving Taylor credit where credit is due, I think he is probably the key to bringing home the team gold again this year. 
     
    JB, Snyder, Dake, and Cox I think are our very likely medalists with Green maybe just behind them. One more medal and I think we lock in the team title.  I think Taylor is the key to that. Gwiz is right there with Taylor but when you have 2 other opponents who have separated themselves in the case of 125KG, it leave very little if any room for error.  
     
     
    Team wise, I don't think AZE finishes top 4.  Russia, Iran, USA, and Cuba should land top 4.
     
    I am really interested to see what happens with Russia.  While they have always been a wrestling power, as a country they seem to be struggling in about every sport compared to the past since they have been cracked down on for doping.  I am curious to see how this impacts even their elite wrestlers.  Even some of their best wrestlers may not have been nailed for PEDS, it makes me question how it affects their depth, and their ability to reload year after year.   It also makes me wonder if some of their elite wrestlers in the past, even recent past, may have not been clean at one time, but are now and is impacted by it.  I am sure this would all be kept pretty hush by Russia, and has that been the reason they have gone with some wrestlers over others.  Are some of the wrestlers that have kept out or replaced in some tournaments because they will come pop up in the testing?  I am not saying I think that is what has happened, but those are variables I do wonder about.  So I will be curious to see if Russia is the same Russia we are use to seeing.
     
    I hope the 4 months comes quick!
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from OhioSpladle in Our Men’s FS world team   
    I love watching Taylor and have been a fan since his freshman year.  I have been rooting for him from the beginning....  but
     
    Dake, Steiber, Cox, and Snyder all have more NCAA title than Taylor. 
    Gwiz and Burroughs have the same number of NCAA titles as Taylor. 
    Gwiz, Gilman and Steiber all have world medals
    Green and Cox have multiple world medals.
    Burroughs and Snyder have multiple gold medals.  
    Taylor has also lost to Burroughs, Dake, and Cox multiple times
     
    So while I respect everyones opinion, I am not sure the logic behind Taylor coming away with potential gold only to be accompanied by JB and with the exception of Snyder everyone else is Bronze or no medal.  Personally, in the spirit of giving Taylor credit where credit is due, I think he is probably the key to bringing home the team gold again this year. 
     
    JB, Snyder, Dake, and Cox I think are our very likely medalists with Green maybe just behind them. One more medal and I think we lock in the team title.  I think Taylor is the key to that. Gwiz is right there with Taylor but when you have 2 other opponents who have separated themselves in the case of 125KG, it leave very little if any room for error.  
     
     
    Team wise, I don't think AZE finishes top 4.  Russia, Iran, USA, and Cuba should land top 4.
     
    I am really interested to see what happens with Russia.  While they have always been a wrestling power, as a country they seem to be struggling in about every sport compared to the past since they have been cracked down on for doping.  I am curious to see how this impacts even their elite wrestlers.  Even some of their best wrestlers may not have been nailed for PEDS, it makes me question how it affects their depth, and their ability to reload year after year.   It also makes me wonder if some of their elite wrestlers in the past, even recent past, may have not been clean at one time, but are now and is impacted by it.  I am sure this would all be kept pretty hush by Russia, and has that been the reason they have gone with some wrestlers over others.  Are some of the wrestlers that have kept out or replaced in some tournaments because they will come pop up in the testing?  I am not saying I think that is what has happened, but those are variables I do wonder about.  So I will be curious to see if Russia is the same Russia we are use to seeing.
     
    I hope the 4 months comes quick!
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from OhioSpladle in Our Men’s FS world team   
    That is actually a pretty good way to look at it. 
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from KCMO2 in Cox Interview   
    I saw him a couple weeks back drilling pretty hard. He didn't seem to be affected. However is was not live so who knows, but drilling wise he didn't seem bothered at all.
     
    On a side note, he is class act dude. At the Missouri camp a few weeks back, between sessions, he would walk over and grab random campers and pull them on the mat and drill. A sizes and ages. The kids I saw him do it with were stoked.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from pamela in Cox Interview   
    I saw him a couple weeks back drilling pretty hard. He didn't seem to be affected. However is was not live so who knows, but drilling wise he didn't seem bothered at all.
     
    On a side note, he is class act dude. At the Missouri camp a few weeks back, between sessions, he would walk over and grab random campers and pull them on the mat and drill. A sizes and ages. The kids I saw him do it with were stoked.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from 2td3nf in Cox Interview   
    I saw him a couple weeks back drilling pretty hard. He didn't seem to be affected. However is was not live so who knows, but drilling wise he didn't seem bothered at all.
     
    On a side note, he is class act dude. At the Missouri camp a few weeks back, between sessions, he would walk over and grab random campers and pull them on the mat and drill. A sizes and ages. The kids I saw him do it with were stoked.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Peso in Cael vs Sadulaev   
    I don't think you can really use the early accolades to gauge the two. Cael made the world team in 2001, but the date was moved because on 9/11. The new date had the potential to conflict with his final college season where he finished 159-0. So he gave his spot up. He made it again in 2002, but the USA cancelled for safety. In 2003 he made his 3rd world team and lost 3-4 in the finals claiming bronze. This was the first world championship he competed in. He also had little international experience. He can back in 2004 and won Olympic gold before retiring. I truly believe had he kept competing he would have racked up the world level hardware. I mean hell, he came back 7 years later after not wrestling a single match competitively and crushed Hebert to make another world team and went on and finished 5th. With just a few months of training after a 7 year layoff. Had he kept going he would have probably made 12 consecutive world) Olympic teams because nobody in the US would have beat him. To be home eat, get could probably lace up and go make the team now at 86kg. So I think it is hard to use accolades because of the circumstances that kept him out. On another note. US wrestlers weren't paid for world/Olympic medals back then. Had he got paid for winning Gold medals like the guys now he may have stuck around a few more years.
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    doubleleg121 reacted to hammerlockthree in Pico To College?   
    How do you know he couldn't hack it academically?
     
    Your totally out of line, and obviously you don't wish him the best. 
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Kyle Dake/David Taylor WTTs... Objective vs Subjective Scoring   
    Cletus,
     
    That too is a real possibility. Your point on Taylor becoming more aggressive or wrestling different (paraphrasing), is a good argument for why it is so hard to now what an outcome may have been. Every variable in a match has the potential to change what happens next. The old butterfly effect. As for backing up, without going back and watching again, I only saw one real clear time outside of the last 30 seconds where it was strictly backing up. That is when he slid 75% across the mats on his knees. The other time if I recall were followed with **** attempts (mostly from the knees). Now he did back up a lot again inside the final 30 seconds.
     
    It is just so hard to k ow. If Taylor would have got the call Cox would have had to change his plan and may have forced another step out.
     
    We need space for both of them, same with Dake.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from powershouse in Burroughs   
    To briefly comment on the hit to the face that dropped him. I'm not sold it was deliberate. I thought it looked like he was coming up to inside control. Yes aggressive and hard, but he didn't wind back or anything. It looked like he was jamming up inside for control.
     
    The other side is I think you have to take into account wrestling at the world level. On the world stage those guys aren't the cleanest.in many of those countries it is the number one other two spots. Rugby/wrestling, soccer/wrestling etc. Especially the top guys are extremely physical and what we consider in the US dirty. After 7 years wrestling at that level with the Russians, Iranian, Cubans, Turkish, etc., You are going to merge a little with what is required when wrestling others at that physical level.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from OfficialObserver in Fire The Official   
    I didn't feel Taylor backed off, I felt he got over aggressive and reckless. Taylor reminds me a little bit of Metcalf when he first hit the international scene. His folkstyle go-go-go mindset, which is great to watch, gets capitalized on at the international level. Metcalf had to learn when. To pull the trigger a lot and when to pull back a little. Taylor going like he did after cox like it was a state of urgency allowed the point gap to increase. He only needed one good score and had over 2:00 minutes. Cox wasn't going to be able to execute an offensive attack. He had plenty of time but looked like he was in a hurry. Just my opinion.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Housebuye in Fire The Official   
    I didn't feel Taylor backed off, I felt he got over aggressive and reckless. Taylor reminds me a little bit of Metcalf when he first hit the international scene. His folkstyle go-go-go mindset, which is great to watch, gets capitalized on at the international level. Metcalf had to learn when. To pull the trigger a lot and when to pull back a little. Taylor going like he did after cox like it was a state of urgency allowed the point gap to increase. He only needed one good score and had over 2:00 minutes. Cox wasn't going to be able to execute an offensive attack. He had plenty of time but looked like he was in a hurry. Just my opinion.
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    doubleleg121 reacted to VakAttack in 2017 MFS World Team Trials   
    Bader out here lying right to our ears....
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    doubleleg121 reacted to jeffr_ideal in Fire The Official   
    Go back and watch the video.  Does he look like he is injured at any point in the remaining 2 mins after injury, while wrestling?  He moves laterally, and forward and backward with out even a wince.  But go have your scotch and pat your self on the back for being above this discussion. 
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Molinaro: is he a leprechaun?   
    I got to say. I really like Molinaro and think he is a gamer. But DAM! He is either a leprechaun with or has a horseshoe that he keeps tucked in wrestling bag. Hell, maybe a rabbits foot! I don't know but this dude catches break after break. Even how the weight got qualified for the Olympics. I want to take him to Vegas with me.
     
    In all seriousness, that is great for him, bit suck for Oliver. I have to believe it wasn't intentional. There has to be a way for the UWW to list supliments that will cause a positive test.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Buckxell in Molinaro: is he a leprechaun?   
    I got to say. I really like Molinaro and think he is a gamer. But DAM! He is either a leprechaun with or has a horseshoe that he keeps tucked in wrestling bag. Hell, maybe a rabbits foot! I don't know but this dude catches break after break. Even how the weight got qualified for the Olympics. I want to take him to Vegas with me.
     
    In all seriousness, that is great for him, bit suck for Oliver. I have to believe it wasn't intentional. There has to be a way for the UWW to list supliments that will cause a positive test.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from brando413 in tOSU's Snyder MIA   
    Being in the education world and wrap up my dissertation on technology integration in the classroom, I can tell you that online learning is exploding.  Most classes are now online, even lab classes.  Entire degrees can be earned from major D1 institutions.  It isn't just self study.  Many of these courses are blended learning (combination of technology and face to face).  For example, students report to class for say 1 day a week, and then the other two days are via technology.  It may consist of collaborative groups, audio, video recording, etc.  In many studies the retention of learned information is as high, and in some cases higher, than traditional learning for those engaging in blended classes by choice when other options are available as well.   Full online (less effective than blended), or blended classes, are becoming popular even for your traditional students who are not in athletics.  It is extremely probable that Snyder is able to do it.  The young man is obviously extremely disciplined, and has his priorities in order.  We are not talking about the average 21 year old.  Here is a wrestler who passed up on his senior year of high school, trained at an elite level, and has competing among men.  He has not done the "kid" or "teenager" thing since who knows when, if ever.  I don't know that there has ever been a negative thing reported about any kind of trouble.   It may not be seem probable that he can manage school and his training, but that is because it is hard to imagine something so far from what most people can do. Olympic and World athletes maintaining academics and competing at an elite level isn't unheard of.  We just don't see it in wrestling.  However, you do see it in gymnastics, swimming, etc.  Those athletes are just EXTREMELY disciplined. 
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from nom in Sunday @ Olympic Trials Thread   
    While I think Dake is our best shot to qualify the weight and the extreme outside shot for a medal, Cox poses some real problems.  
     
    Since J'Den's true freshman year, I think the only takedowns he has given up are to single legs and ankle picks.  His Freshman year he had a couple loses getting scored on with singles, but since then his only loses were to a DQ and ankle picks.  The loses to McIntosh and Snyder were both to ankle picks his sophomore year.  That is his weakness.  So Taylor would have been a horrible matchup for J'Den.  Dake COULD have a hard time with his Hi-C causing him to rely on the single. I don't see Cox getting over zealous and allowing for scrambles either.  I think stylistically J'Den is the absolute worst possible matchup for Dake. So I am going with Cox, if forced to bet.  As a Mizzou fan I would love to see J'Den.  However, as a USA fan I have to hope for Dake from an objective standpoint. If anyone is capable of pulling enough upsets to medal in Rio it is him.  If we qualify.
     
    With that said. J'Den isn't a folkstlyle wrestler having a fluke tournament.  He is a 4 time fargo all-american, and actually beat Snyder to win Fargo. I believe he has wrestled on the Cadet world teams, has won University nationals, and was either number 1 or 2 on the Junior world team ladder.  His high school coach has been on international coaching staffs, and was also Dom Bradley's coach.  In addition he trained for years with one of the coaches who have trained the cadet and junior world greco teams in the past.  So he is hardly green in the international styles.  He has also wrestled internationally at the cadet and junior level.  So he is well versed in freestyle.  Maybe even more so than folkstyle. 
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from Housebuye in 86 Kg   
    I think Dake is our best shot to medal, though a very long shot. Truth be told I'm a fan of Taylor, but to give credit where credit is due, Dake is just flat great. Dates ability to scramble and capitalike on mistake is incredible. He is Dangerous enough to take one person's mistake and scramble his way to a flurry of points. I wouldn't bet on him placing l, but he is probably the only one in the US that could pull it off.
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from silver-medal in NC State vs Iowa   
    I would say Brian Smith turned Mizzou around relatively quick as well.
     
    I also think they finished top 4 at NCAA.
     
    Likely AA's
    Mayes
    Lewis
    Milkus
    Cox (champ)
     
    R12 probable AA's
    Barlow
    Manley
    Butler
     
    Barlow or Manley one should AA'S
     
    2-2 Guys
    Synon
     
    That is quite a few points and should put them top 4. Especially if Cox wins it
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from teach in Big10 Hwt. Seeding   
    Just to clarify
    What I mean by Nevils snagging one of the automatics wasn't that he would earn one for the conference, although somewhat possible.  What I meant was he has a good chance to place in one of the qualifying spots earned by conference members at the tournament.  With him and Snyder both probable (Snyder for certain) guys to finish in an automatic spot at the conference tournament, it will likely chew up 2 at large bids going to wrestlers who earned automatic slots, but do not place in the conference slots earned.  
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    doubleleg121 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Missouri   
    Cox, got nailed with a nice pick with Snyder and then wasn't able to regain from that. Mclintosh had had several close matches with cox. You could argue it was a matter of times. Also got nailed with a pic again. It happens. It is hard to when 4! Obviously.
     
    Waters.... Didn't have a bad match. Tomasello was the worst possible match up and that was the wrestler of most concern... And that is not an assumption. So he didn't have a bad tournament.
     
    Mayes lost to heil, who was poorly seed and coached by the best strategist in the country (john smith). His other loss came to dance. So it isn't like he wrestled a terrible tournent. If dance doesn't get upset Mayes is probably wrestling for 3rd. It was a bad cross for him.
     
    Synon wasn't expected to do much.
    Lavalee was a little off but probably wasn't gonna AA
     
    Mellon wrestled great. Lost two close matches to guys he had never beat.
     
    England had a phenomenal tournament despite falling short.
     
    Milkus has a fantastic tournament.
     
    The only guy who really wrestled poorly was Eblen. However, when you have 10 guys there is usually someone who will fall short of expectation.
     
    Even tOSU did with Demas and Dijulious. The difference is there other guys wrestled lights out! Especially courts. He was huge and essentially is axing performance clinched it for them. Endiboro wrestled great and was able to get third in light of losing emblems points. So saying mizzou underperformed was not accurate. They had a shot to win it but they would have had to have had the tournament ohio state had. Especially in light if how the semis landed. With this match ups there was no way those teams were finishing 1 & 2. It was almost impossible. At best they were gonna be 1 & 3 because they were gonna knock each other off in the semis. That is about how it went with tOSU being the 1. The point deduction cost mizzou the third
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