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  1. quanon

    What is locked hands anyway?

    Has this rule changed since 2015 (Brown/Wilps final)?
  2. quanon

    Taylor wins

    Where is part 1?
  3. Page 3: "The sports nationality is defined as the right granted to a wrestler by United World Wrestling to represent a country of which he/she does not necessarily hold the nationality."
  4. quanon

    Quick thoughts on Yarygin

    Was there a press release on the Ramonov/Geduev bans? Were they banned from competition for a specific time period, or just shut out of the Yarygin?
  5. quanon

    Final X: New World Team Trials setup.

    I haven't gotten the chance to listen to the podcast yet. Is PROWL involved with this, or did that fall through?
  6. quanon

    Prowl explained...

    "USA Wrestling will exclusively use FloArena, the sport's premier turnkey meet management software and scoring platform, through 2020 for a minimum of six major events each year, including World Team Trials, University and UWW Cadet Nationals, US Open, UWW Junior World Team Trials, the Dave Schultz Memorial International, and the Bill Farrell Memorial International Open." It looks like the contract is only for the events in bold -- since PROWL didn't exist at that time, I assume that Flo would not (necessarily) be covering PROWL. Whether Flo gets the PROWL contract or not, PROWL's format would provide about two months worth of regular storylines for them to cover leading up to the WTT.
  7. quanon

    Prowl explained...

    Okay -- that's fair. The tone of the show's discussion was very negative. I think you said that you want a pro league, and you want PROWL to get this right -- but that this proposal is not getting it right.
  8. quanon

    Prowl explained...

    I listened to the FRL guys on this. They all slammed the idea. Based on what I heard, I think the PROWL idea is great. It puts money into athletes' pockets, and it creates a fan-friendly event. Any professional wrestling league is going to need very deep pockets for years until it starts to turn a profit. Maybe PROWL can turn a profit at some point down the road if it is given a chance. How long did the UFC take to turn a profit? I know it lost a lot of money for a very long time, but it looks like it's in good shape now. The NFL and college football thrived in part because they limited the length of their seasons and the number of events to one a week (in the olden days). These PROWL events each week will have a lot of meaning. The FRL guys seemed to think that this process will fail to pick the best competitor. If a guy is really going to be a world medalist, the format won't matter much. It would be nice for the best 2 out of 3 series in the world team trials finals to be a two-day series with two weigh-ins to simulate worlds, just so that we know that guys can make the weight and perform. Or you could just have them weigh in two days in a row before the finals, I guess. In addition, this format does not give returning world medalists extra protection (unless they claim to be injured), which I see as a positive thing. It's reasonable to say that this format will make things harder on the RTCs, but if PROWL becomes the way that the world teams are chosen, the RTCs will have to adapt to the new reality or their NCAA teams will become less competitive. Running an RTC is a burden for every college coaching staff no matter what, but it is the price of doing business.
  9. quanon

    Prowl explained...

    There is a problem, because the weights do not line up properly. 125 / 125.7 (57) 133 / 134.5 (61) 141 / 143.3 (65) 149 / 157 / 154.3 (70) 165 / 163.1 (74) 174 / 174.2 (79) 184 / 189.6 (86) 197 / 202.8 (92) 285 / 213.8 (97) & 275.6 (125)
  10. quanon

    Prowl explained...

    I haven't listened to the FRL yet. Who is broadcasting this? Flo? Or PROWL itself with pay-per-view?
  11. The email from Rodchenkov (earlier in this thread) said that the wrestlers owed a little more than $3000 and wouldn't pay. Approximately how many tests would that cover?
  12. quanon

    New scrambling rules & Finishing TDs

    That is my guess as to why the rule says 90 instead of 45.
  13. It sounds like you're assuming that high level athletes are clean unless the government gets involved. Why should we assume that? Like I have said multiple times, Rodchenkov said that about half of Russia's Olympic medalists were doping. I was surprised that it was this low. I figured that most Olympic medalists would be doping, with or without a state sponsored program. If there's a financial incentive, people will cheat. By this point, virtually every soccer league on the planet has had well publicized scandals involving high level match fixing. The ministry of sport in those countries didn't need to get involved.
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