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williamhofithaca

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    williamhofithaca got a reaction from tightwaist in Coon vs Snyder full match video   
    Most collegiate wrestlers Kyle's size would have spent the entire off-season (and season) bulking up to wrestle 285.  Kyle's unique need to weigh in at 213 for freestyle tournaments, that take place in the middle of the college season, creates a huge challenge. 
    IMO, Kyle is everything people say he is and more, but beating a great wrestler of Adam Coon's size, while trying to keep his weight close to 213 may be asking too much- not to mention the strain and fatigue from traveling the world, in season, to wrestle freestyle against the world's best.
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    williamhofithaca got a reaction from xander in Coon vs Snyder full match video   
    Most collegiate wrestlers Kyle's size would have spent the entire off-season (and season) bulking up to wrestle 285.  Kyle's unique need to weigh in at 213 for freestyle tournaments, that take place in the middle of the college season, creates a huge challenge. 
    IMO, Kyle is everything people say he is and more, but beating a great wrestler of Adam Coon's size, while trying to keep his weight close to 213 may be asking too much- not to mention the strain and fatigue from traveling the world, in season, to wrestle freestyle against the world's best.
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    williamhofithaca got a reaction from pjm46 in Gross vs Meredith Thursday night   
    The Jantzen Tirapelle match underscored that the current rules regarding weight loss percentage (which are great rules overall) make these kinds of of matchups less meaningful.  If Gross, who spent a season at 141, were allowed to weigh in at or close to 141 the matchup would be really interesting.  It's tough to see Gross weighing in at 133 and coming out on top.
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    williamhofithaca got a reaction from heelpick in Realbuto   
    No disrespect to Realbuto- he is a great wrestler with a ton of heart.  
     
    Just saw the tournament chair interviewed. He tried to shift the blame to the coaches for failing to protest.  "Protests" exist for situations in which referees make understandable errors of judgment on split second decisions.  Trying to claim that the referees' failure to make the effort to simply get the score right has anything to do with "protests" undermines the integrity of the sport.  For heaven's sake there were two refs plus table help. The mistake was inexplicable and inexcusable and it was the referees'.   
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    williamhofithaca got a reaction from HuskyHero133 in Forfiets at the Garden -- Should 125 be eliminated   
    The biggest reason you see a lot of forfeits at 125 is because it is the one weight where you can't bump someone up to wrestle.
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