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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from nom in Is this the best year for USA Wrestling Ever?   
    The question was best year ever for USA Wrestling, not just mens freestyle senior level. When you take into consideration all 3 styles and all 3 age groups, its hard to say this wasnt the best ever.
     
    We had at least 1 world champ in 7 of the 9 world championships. We won our first in a very long time and maybe most impressive team title in men's senior freestyle, the most prominent and popular style and age division. Our seniors womens team took 2nd, a tremendous accomplishment. Our senior greco team was extremely disappointing, however the age level groups showed promise.
     
    Winning a junior team title in freestlye is a very significant, major accomplishment. We had a junior world champ in greco for the first time in almost 20 years. We had a junior world champ in women's, giving us a world champ in all 3 styles for the first time ever.
     
    In cadets, we finished a close and impressive 2nd for men's freestyle, while leading the field with an incredible 4 gold medals. We also had a world champ in greco, again for the first time in about 20 years.
     
    When you combine all 3 styles and all 3 age groups, the team titles, the medal hauls, and the incredible number of total world champions, how can you say anything other than this being our best year? Arguments can be made, but in this era under this current international landscape, this year was damn impressive.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from 2td3nf in Is this the best year for USA Wrestling Ever?   
    The question was best year ever for USA Wrestling, not just mens freestyle senior level. When you take into consideration all 3 styles and all 3 age groups, its hard to say this wasnt the best ever.
     
    We had at least 1 world champ in 7 of the 9 world championships. We won our first in a very long time and maybe most impressive team title in men's senior freestyle, the most prominent and popular style and age division. Our seniors womens team took 2nd, a tremendous accomplishment. Our senior greco team was extremely disappointing, however the age level groups showed promise.
     
    Winning a junior team title in freestlye is a very significant, major accomplishment. We had a junior world champ in greco for the first time in almost 20 years. We had a junior world champ in women's, giving us a world champ in all 3 styles for the first time ever.
     
    In cadets, we finished a close and impressive 2nd for men's freestyle, while leading the field with an incredible 4 gold medals. We also had a world champ in greco, again for the first time in about 20 years.
     
    When you combine all 3 styles and all 3 age groups, the team titles, the medal hauls, and the incredible number of total world champions, how can you say anything other than this being our best year? Arguments can be made, but in this era under this current international landscape, this year was damn impressive.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from de4856 in Is this the best year for USA Wrestling Ever?   
    The question was best year ever for USA Wrestling, not just mens freestyle senior level. When you take into consideration all 3 styles and all 3 age groups, its hard to say this wasnt the best ever.
     
    We had at least 1 world champ in 7 of the 9 world championships. We won our first in a very long time and maybe most impressive team title in men's senior freestyle, the most prominent and popular style and age division. Our seniors womens team took 2nd, a tremendous accomplishment. Our senior greco team was extremely disappointing, however the age level groups showed promise.
     
    Winning a junior team title in freestlye is a very significant, major accomplishment. We had a junior world champ in greco for the first time in almost 20 years. We had a junior world champ in women's, giving us a world champ in all 3 styles for the first time ever.
     
    In cadets, we finished a close and impressive 2nd for men's freestyle, while leading the field with an incredible 4 gold medals. We also had a world champ in greco, again for the first time in about 20 years.
     
    When you combine all 3 styles and all 3 age groups, the team titles, the medal hauls, and the incredible number of total world champions, how can you say anything other than this being our best year? Arguments can be made, but in this era under this current international landscape, this year was damn impressive.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from 2td3nf in Russian reaction after worlds   
    In 2013, right after the Olympics, first year of a new quad, Russia sent 6 new guys and 1 veteran (last year of 7 weights). They finished 2nd in the team race to Iran, first time in a very long time and after some incredibly dominating performances at World Championships. The next two years they pretty well dominated, including 5 gold's in 2014.
     
    I expect they will put an even stronger team on the mat next year. Kind of crazy that a team that took 2nd place by 1 point and still beat teams like Turkey and Georgia who were putting out the best teams they have every had, is considered a down year.
     
    They will return the silver medalist at 61 in Rashidov. At 65 Bekubaltov teched this years world champ at Euro's, so if he gets healthy and finally gets to be their rep, he has to be one of the favorites. I think I heard Ramanov will move to 70, if he stays 65 he is a huge favorite, and if he is the guy at 70 he and Chamizo would probably be the top 2 contenders there. Kurbanaliev at 70 would be a strong title contender as well. I think Tsabolov is pretty clearly the 2nd best guy at 74 in the world. 79 seems like a perfect weight for Geduev who has definitely outgrown 74 but may not be big enough for 86. We know they have a ton of depth in the upperweights, so whatever they do with Sadualev and whoever the other guys are at 86, 92, 97 they will all be among the best. 120 seems like the only real question (I'll believe Mahkov is back when I see it).
     
    Obviously we will be bringing a pretty salty lineup ourselves. We won 6 medals this year, have a world champ who didnt place, and in theory could be adding Dake and Taylor to our lineup and we all believe they are both capable of winning medals if not titles. It should be one hell of a fight that will probably come down to the wire again. I'm already excited for next year's worlds!
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from cjc007 in Russian reaction after worlds   
    In 2013, right after the Olympics, first year of a new quad, Russia sent 6 new guys and 1 veteran (last year of 7 weights). They finished 2nd in the team race to Iran, first time in a very long time and after some incredibly dominating performances at World Championships. The next two years they pretty well dominated, including 5 gold's in 2014.
     
    I expect they will put an even stronger team on the mat next year. Kind of crazy that a team that took 2nd place by 1 point and still beat teams like Turkey and Georgia who were putting out the best teams they have every had, is considered a down year.
     
    They will return the silver medalist at 61 in Rashidov. At 65 Bekubaltov teched this years world champ at Euro's, so if he gets healthy and finally gets to be their rep, he has to be one of the favorites. I think I heard Ramanov will move to 70, if he stays 65 he is a huge favorite, and if he is the guy at 70 he and Chamizo would probably be the top 2 contenders there. Kurbanaliev at 70 would be a strong title contender as well. I think Tsabolov is pretty clearly the 2nd best guy at 74 in the world. 79 seems like a perfect weight for Geduev who has definitely outgrown 74 but may not be big enough for 86. We know they have a ton of depth in the upperweights, so whatever they do with Sadualev and whoever the other guys are at 86, 92, 97 they will all be among the best. 120 seems like the only real question (I'll believe Mahkov is back when I see it).
     
    Obviously we will be bringing a pretty salty lineup ourselves. We won 6 medals this year, have a world champ who didnt place, and in theory could be adding Dake and Taylor to our lineup and we all believe they are both capable of winning medals if not titles. It should be one hell of a fight that will probably come down to the wire again. I'm already excited for next year's worlds!
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to TheRealOne9050 in A few vintage matches   
    Kudukhov vs Ramonov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMw7rxidB38
    Kudukhov vs Haji Aliyev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlxpc-nd-KU
    Chamizo vs Rahimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yP2salv40w
    Khinchegashvili vs Asgarov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXhAvPD0ww
    Aldatov vs Tsargush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFZSwsbTfdA
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from leshismore in Cadet Worlds   
    1030 I think. Quarters going on now, Teemer and Brooks both won to advance to semis, Kirkvliet on deck, McHenry must be up soon too.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Possible Solutions for Greco?   
    I like the idea of the forced par terre. I suggested the exact same thing, both guys get a 30 second go from top. I siggested two, 3 minute periods, 2 minutes on the feet and each guy gets a 30 on top.
     
    I actually dont think it discourages scoring from the feet. Some guys are better on their feet than on the mat, so now they will have the incentive to work harder to score from neutral knowing they have to be put down at the end of the period. If you're wrestling someone, say Vlasov, who is known to be amazing on top, you know you had better score as much as you can from neutral.
     
    The extra action and scoring we get from par terre is great. The subjectivity from the refs deciding who goes up or down is terrible. This takes subjectivity out of it and gives everyone equal oportunity to work and score.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Possible Solutions for Greco?   
    True, but it was also subjective as to who would get a turn on top. So a wrestler only had to fake being active, keep his head up, try to make the other guy look passive and hope he gets the chance on top. With both guys getting a chance, maybe that will have some effect? Maybe not a lot, but a little, and at this point even a little improvement would be something.
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to Jaroslav Hasek in FRL Feedback   
    FRL is now NRL. Nomad Radio Live. and they're changing the location of the studio. its now being shot in your house. Nomad is moving in. Nomad is your son now. 
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Possible Solutions for Greco?   
    I like the idea of the forced par terre. I suggested the exact same thing, both guys get a 30 second go from top. I siggested two, 3 minute periods, 2 minutes on the feet and each guy gets a 30 on top.
     
    I actually dont think it discourages scoring from the feet. Some guys are better on their feet than on the mat, so now they will have the incentive to work harder to score from neutral knowing they have to be put down at the end of the period. If you're wrestling someone, say Vlasov, who is known to be amazing on top, you know you had better score as much as you can from neutral.
     
    The extra action and scoring we get from par terre is great. The subjectivity from the refs deciding who goes up or down is terrible. This takes subjectivity out of it and gives everyone equal oportunity to work and score.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from ConnorsDad in Cadet Worlds   
    Well, neither guy in repechage was able to win a match, but I still think we saw a ton of improvement on our age level teams in Greco this year. The medal hauls werent great, 1 in cadets and 2 in juniors, but the overall competitiveness of our guys is what was encouraging. 1 medal in cadets, but 4 others reached the quarters. 2 medals in juniors, 1 lost the medal match and had been in the medal match 3 straight years with 1 medal, and another returning medalist got upset in 1/4's. Of course, what makes these results even nicer is the fact that these medals are now gold. The few and far between medals we have been getting have been all bronze, and while it is nice to get any medal at this level, having world champions is even better!
     
    I'm certainly not saying we will be back to the '06/'07 results next year, and I was as discouraged as anyone with the seniors performance, I just think there is reason to be optimistic. It looks like the grassroots development of the program is headed in the right direction. It took quite a few years to turn our freestyle program around, it didnt happen overnight, it was a long process but look where it got us. From zero medals and really nobody even competitive for one in 2010, to team champions in 2017, plus the amazing junior and cadet success. There is hope for our greco program to get back to respectability and maybe even be among the top countries in the world again.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from leshismore in Cadet Worlds   
    He did it! Takedown with 15 seconds left while losing on criteria, gets the 3-1 win! Our first Cadet Greco world champ since 1997! A cadet world champ and junior world champ in the same year, awesome step for our greco program! Congrats to Cohlton Schultz!!
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from Housebuye in Cadet Worlds   
    He did it! Takedown with 15 seconds left while losing on criteria, gets the 3-1 win! Our first Cadet Greco world champ since 1997! A cadet world champ and junior world champ in the same year, awesome step for our greco program! Congrats to Cohlton Schultz!!
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from PSUMike in Cadet Worlds   
    He did it! Takedown with 15 seconds left while losing on criteria, gets the 3-1 win! Our first Cadet Greco world champ since 1997! A cadet world champ and junior world champ in the same year, awesome step for our greco program! Congrats to Cohlton Schultz!!
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from Housebuye in Cadet Worlds   
    It would be amazing if we could get a greco champ in both cadets and juniors in the same year. Rooting hard for Schultz. The upperweight talent we have in high school is amazing. NCAA heavyweight will be fun for the next several years and the freestyle and greco teams should be well represented.
     
    Not quite as good so far on day 2, but it defintely feels like our guys are competitive on this level. 4 of the 5 are still eligible for repechage, and in total we put 5 of 10 to the quarters. Much, much more impressive than most years in greco. Hopefully we get a little help in the semis today and get a few of our boys pulled back in.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from leshismore in Cadet Worlds   
    It would be amazing if we could get a greco champ in both cadets and juniors in the same year. Rooting hard for Schultz. The upperweight talent we have in high school is amazing. NCAA heavyweight will be fun for the next several years and the freestyle and greco teams should be well represented.
     
    Not quite as good so far on day 2, but it defintely feels like our guys are competitive on this level. 4 of the 5 are still eligible for repechage, and in total we put 5 of 10 to the quarters. Much, much more impressive than most years in greco. Hopefully we get a little help in the semis today and get a few of our boys pulled back in.
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to Gantry in MFS Day 1 Medal Matches   
    Iran scores 178% of the time when a whizzer is involved.  FACT
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from PSUMike in MFS Day 1 Medal Matches   
    If Cox were this offensive minded in the semis he'd be in the finals. But congrats to him, great showing, 2nd straight seniuor world medal is not an easy thing to do. Also keeps pace with Russia for us in the team race
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to LemonPie in MFS Day 1 Medal Matches   
    Valiev wins bronze.  Criminal. 
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to Witherman in New announced   
    57- Gman/Lee
    61- Fix/Maple
    65- Zain/Stieber
    70- Green
    74- Burroughs
    79- Dake
    86- Taylor
    92- Cox
    97- Snyder
    125- Gwiz
     
    Love it.  Absolutely love it.
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to Gantry in New announced   
    Don't think Cox can make 86 multiple days
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from Gantry in MFS Day 1 Medal Matches   
    Ganev was a 2010 world champ. I think he is up there in age. Most thought it would be Cox vs Ganev in the quarters.
     
    Not overly familiar with the other two. Takahashi had some very impressive wins to make the finals, he should be Gilman's toughest match of the day so far. Japan has a pretty good track record in the lower weights.
     
    Not too concerned with the Mongolian at 125. That bracket was very uneven, he didnt beat anyone of note and Gwiz already beat two more credentialed opponents.
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    MA_Wrestler got a reaction from BobbyGribbs in Men's freestyle, day 1   
    You cant call Steiber's title last year a fluke, he beat the 4 best guys at that weight in a row and earnd that title. That said, there are guys at the weight now that are just on a whole different level. Steiber lost to the two best guys in the bracket, no shame in that, but would have liked to see it be a bit more competitive than being shutout and teched twice. Aliyev is on that level too, should be a great final.
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    MA_Wrestler reacted to Housebuye in Men's freestyle, day 1   
    3 in the semis!
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