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  1. Given the window of notice, who would expect Frank or JO to be within striking distance of weight. This is not a surprise.
  2. Any rumblings out of DPRK? I wouldn't be surprised one bit if they show up with a never-before-heard-of 57Kg who medals or qualities the weight top 6.
  3. The recognized silver medalist, Makhov, earned bronze in London. He was promoted go silver when Modzanashvilli tested positive after the event, but prior to Taymazov testing positive.
  4. How quickly we forget... Cox was the true dark horse in 2016. Came in seeded 9th. Beat Foster, mowed down 1 seed Herbert, beat Gavin, took 2\3 off Dake. All before ever participating in an international event. If memory serves, Cox had to get his passport expedited so he could head to Mongolia to qualify the weight. His most significant freestyle experience prior was Fargo. The early 2016 Cox would be considered a less experienced freestyler than the 2020 Lewis. Obviously he didn't have to unseat a world champion as the upper weight hopefuls will have to... But J'Den demonstrates good reason to not limit the dark horse discussion to the lighter weights. His consistency since the 2016 trials makes it easy to misremember how shocking his emergence truly was.
  5. The same could be said for football and it's pretty popular.
  6. It looks like we've both wrestled and done BJJ at relatively high levels, and have a drastic difference of opinion on whether the tax on the body is comparable between the two. You sound like one tough hombre. I don't think most adult bodies will hold up to recreational wrestling training, at least not to the point where the fitness and enjoyment benefits aren't outweighed by the discomfort of minor injury and soreness... which is why many wrestlers transition to BJJ in their later years. Not because of a lack of wrestling opportunity, but because they find BJJ more physically sustainable. I understand that there will be outliers and exceptions to this, and you are probably one of those.
  7. BJJ is a bad comparison. Wrestling is so much more physically taxing it is beyond comparison. i would say the gap is more extreme than observing middle aged men playing pick up basketball and becoming upset at the lack of masters level tackle football opportunities. For all of the issues with our sport, I just don't believe keeping our athletes competing on a recreational level after the passing of their prime is one of them. We would be much better served to strategize retaining these former wrestlers as fans, referees, or contributors in some way. You are lucky, in the twilight of your career, to still have the physical latitude and enthusiasm to continue training. I am sure a local high school or club program would welcome your knowledge and skills as a training partner. Plus you could kill two birds with one stone using this opportunity to both help kids and condition yourself for Veterans level competition, which is not as rare as dedicated veterans level training opportunities. Best of luck.
  8. One of the best ways for a righty to demonstrate to a lefty: Face the athlete as if you were his opponent. Allow a little more space, especially when demonstrating a penetration. Execute the technique and have the athlete mimic your movement as if he were looking in a mirror. Just a tip.
  9. This stat will be biased STRONGLY in favor of the wrestler who scored the first T2. The reason being, in a match where one wrestler is appreciably better than the other, he will almost always get the first takedown, and ultimately win. Would you consider modifying your question? Possibly what % of matches decided by 3 or less points are won by the the the athlete who scores the first takedown? Or five points or less or whatever you consider a close match. If seeding were more reliable I would say we could use that as an indicator-- something like in bouts between athletes seeded within 5 places of each other... But we all know this year's seeding was not necessarily an accurate representation of the demonstrated ability of the athletes in question. I am not being critical, I like where your head is at. I am just wondering what the best way to measure might be.
  10. Nolf performed even with Bo all season long against vastly superior competition. He should be the Hodge winner. The puzzling and upsetting officiating in Friday night's semifinal helped Jason win the match, but cost.him the Hodge. Although most believe Nolf would have overcome a 2-0 first period deficit, he ultimately won a bout by 1 in which he was gifted 2 points. This will stick in the minds of the voters and maybe rightfully so. Bo will win the 2019 Hodge.
  11. Anyone know challenges remaining by team? Any relevant teams out already?
  12. They can wear track tops. My interpretation of the rule below would be that bottoms with a logo would be permitted but discouraged. Art. 2. Coaches’ Attire. The wearing of jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts/sweatpants and noninstitutional-logoed warm-up suits (tops and/or bottom), headwear and similar apparel are not suitable attire for coaches during competition and, therefore, are prohibited� Institutional-logoed tops/jackets are permissible� Each coach in violation of this rule shall be penalized with a control of mat area violation� Further, the coach(es) in violation shall not sit in the designated reserved zone for coaching if the prohibited apparel is not replaced with suitable attire�
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