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  1. 1. Yes the night before weigh ins are best especially if you are cutting any kind of weight. No, you won't have to weigh in again that morning if you do the early weigh in.


    2. As far as match strategy goes I would look for snap downs, shucks, throw bye's, etc for scoring. Work good hard hand fighting. Look for under hooks, Russians, etc. to set up shots. As far as shots go look for a shot that isn't low level. Look for snatch singles and ankle and knee picks.


    This is what I would do personally, knowing the rules of beach wrestling, but never having entered a tournament.

  2. I'll go with all # 1's as well, not because of odds but because of they are the best at the weight IMO, except for 86kg.


    At 86kg I think the winner of Foster/Ruth will beat out Gavin. If I had to choose one I guess I would go with Foster, but him and Ruth are just so close. Perhaps this prediction is a little bit wishful thinking, because I know Foster (and probably Ruth for that matter, although he is unproven internationally) would do better at Worlds against international competition, than Gavin.

  3. Geez...it just keeps getting worse, and I'm a rap/hip hop fan. They played a piece of one of their songs as an intro or outro during the NCAA's broadcast this year. I forget which session, but the song was like "how could you kill the sport that made me, baby, how could you kill the sport that made me"...and they just kept repeating that same phrase over and over and over. I honestly think that's all the song was. My dad said, "I could have came up with that song. How do these guys make money?"


    Honestly, how do they make money? Do kids actually download their albums? I just can't see any high school or college kid today, with their beats or flips actually warming up to this crap just because it's all about wrestling.


    I hate to write such a negative post, but these guys are terrible. It's like teeny-bop meets rap meets JV wrestling.

  4. I have not updated any of the tapatalk patches for about a year and a half, which was when we were having tapatalk issues. Tapatalk is all I use to post on here due to its convenience, and I don't seem to be having quite as many issues as you guys are. It doesn't show my post right away, and I have to back out and refresh the thread page to make sure my post went through, and it crashes every once in a while...but that sounds kind of minor compared to what you guys are dealing with.


    Are you guys that are posting on mobile using tapatalk? If not, you may try that. Its quite convenient. If so, you might try reverting to an earlier version. The webmaster may not be up to date with the most recent version of tapatalk.

  5. The thing I love about Neil is that despite being a super-genius, with numerous doctorates and accolades, he is still a very humble person. That is such a rare combination today. It seems like as soon as somebody gets that "Dr." behind their name, and gain some notoriety, they are just too good to mix and mingle with the regular populace, without trying to make people feel dumb. Neil is not too good to come out to a wrestling event, and mention that he wasn't very good, even though he wrestled for a college D1 team, which is farther than a lot of us have made it. That is humility. That is why he is so popular.

  6. My wrestling partner got robbed of a place in the state finals (and likely a state title) in the state semifinals due to this crap. He was on top, going for a 2 on 1 tilt, and the ref was not even looking at his opponent (the guy being put to his back....duh ref!) to see if he broke the plane to get near fall. He was on the other side looking at top mans back. This would not even be called by a regular ref as a touch fall in freestyle...it was literally called that quick.

    This ref was looking to make his mark in a big match, and was on a total power trip. He was not seen at states the next year. It kind of reminds me of those fat policemen (not all policemen) who are on a power trip, and think that badge gives them the right to write you a ticket, treat you like crap, etc... just because they can. Some people will just abuse any power that is given to them.

  7. When I was growing up, (graduated HS in 2004) and women's wrestling was just getting started internationally, I always thought that Sara McMann was absolutely beautiful. Not only on the outside, but the inside as well. She's the kind of girl you want to take home to the family. Definitely a "Hnnnng" in my book. And as you can see, she has still got it well into her 30's and after a child:




    Former wrestler turned MMA star, Miesha Tate, is pretty cute. She has a knockout body, but I wouldn't consider her a "Hnnnnng" due to her nose and snobby attitude. She's definitely borderline "Hnnnng" material, as you can see:



  8. I haven't kept up with Rulon over the years, save for that show where he lost all that weight, but he doesn't look good, and after looking at his Facebook page, I don't know what to think. It's like he's punchy, but wrestling doesn't make you punchy. With his weight it could be serious health issues. I hope he is okay. Jeff Blatnick is probably rolling over in his grave after that broadcast. I seriously don't think Rulon even knew the rules had changed a lot recently. Get up to date of you are going on a major network to be the face of wrestling.


    Lol you know you should just shut up when Facebook blocks your comments from being shared. I didn't even know they could do that.

  9. Not sure if you are a member of this forum or not, but whoever has the handle "usawrestling2008" on YouTube, thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting these amazing BTS matches on YouTube. These matches should be available to everyone. Not just those with "FloPro". You are a life saver! I was going nuts because I couldn't see these matches. Thank you for posting these and helping grow the sport of wrestling!

  10. As I assumed the live feed will be behind Flo's Iron curtain. I don't know why I get my hopes up. Oh well. Hopefully NBC will show the matches I want to see and I am able to stay away from results til 10:30. At least I know their show won't crap out in the middle of a match.


    Hate me all you want and say I'm not a true wrestling fan for not paying flo. I used to love flo, but now I can't stand it. It used to be about the wrestling, now it's all about the $$$. Sooner or later a better option will emerge, that gives a crap about its customers, and knows how to conduct business in a proper manner.

  11. Sounds like a very reasonable system that will be much better than the current one if you can implement it. It seems like you will have your hands full as well lol.


    The one that will be most difficult is tracking down results to national championships. Also, i would think that you have to rank nationals results from a Russia or an Iran by a different standard than you would someone from say.... Canada, just to throw a name out there. Also, how do people who don't have a national tournament and/or have dual citizenship, such as Park from N. Korea(no nationals or Gomez(dual citizenship and no nationals) from Puerto Rico, make up ranking points from the people that do. Then you've got your people who can't make it in Russia, so they just hop over to the next country and wrestle for them (take points away?).


    In any case good luck, best wishes, and thank you. We could really use a good ranking system at the senior level.

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